With COP26 fast approaching, the UK needs to turn words into actions when it comes to Green Finance Leadership.
Climate has become a mainstream financial issue, and there is a palpable appetite for the UK to become a global green finance hub. However, it is difficult for private investors to see the scale of UK opportunities without an overall plan. Moreover, proactive action now will pay financial, social and environmental dividends in the long run.
To date, the UK has announced a series of robust actions on green finance, including launching a new UK Green Taxonomy, green sovereign gilts, and a new National Infrastructure Bank. However, these actions do not amount to a plan for financing the transition.
The UK has a window of opportunity with the Net Zero Strategy to provide the signals, direction, and capital to mobilise financial flows and meet decarbonisation and resilience goals. This event will explore the fiscal and regulatory levers required to build back better, delivering capital to the right people, projects and places across the whole of the UK.
This event will feature a keynote address from Chris Stark, CEO, Climate Change Committee. Event panellists include Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director, GFI and Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors.
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 BST