Morning, Wednesday, 1st July 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference focuses on green finance in the UK, looking at:
- latest developments and prospects for the sector in the UK;
- the way forward for regulation and business practice in adapting to the impact of climate change;
- transparency, disclosure and consumer protection; and
- managing risk and the process of transition for the financial sector in a net zero policy environment.
It will be an opportunity to discuss next steps for the sector in responding to actions being put forward by the Financial Conduct Authority aimed at improving climate change disclosures, and the provision to consumers of effective information and access to green financial products, and ensuring that the sector is factoring climate change risk into its operations and decision-making.
Those attending will also discuss the progress made by the Green Finance Institute, following its introduction in the Government’s Green Finance Strategy, in enabling investors and businesses to collaborate and discuss green projects with greater clarity.
We are pleased to include keynote contributions from:
- Katie Fisher, Director of Strategy (Acting), FCA;
- Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, Green Finance Initiative, City of London Corporation; Chair, Green Finance Taskforce and Senior Banker, SEB; and
- Ray Dhirani, Head of Sustainable Finance & Green Economy, WWF-UK
Further confirmed speakers include Clare Burgess, Clifford Chance; Tasha Clarbour, Deloitte; Bryn Jones, Rathbone Brothers; John Scott, Zurich Insurance Group; and Sam White, Aviva Investors.
- Challenges for the financial services sector in moving to net zero - investment choices, transparency, and the process of transition;
- The UK’s role in the global green economy and assessing the progress of the Green Finance Institute;
- Climate change and prospects for the financial sector - innovation and new products, managing risk, and meeting consumer demand for green financial products and services;
- Biodiversity - the economic value and its role in investment decisions;
- Regulation and the development of the green finance market;
- Managing the transition to net-zero - climate-related disclosure, consumer trust and protection, and integration of climate change risks; and
- Next steps for green finance policy.