Climate Risk, Green Finance and Sustainability Conference

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Strategic Purpose Series: Climate Risk, Green Finance & Sustainability Conference, in association with EY.

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With a focus on climate, this half-day conference (8:30am – 1pm), in association with EY and taking place during Green GB Week will discuss green finance initiatives and sustainability developments.

Delegates will hear from a range of panellists and speakers including the recently launched Green Finance Institute (GFI), the PRA, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A range of practitioners from a variety of backgrounds will give their view on developing approaches before a panel on the UN Principles for Responsible Banking and Sustainable Development Goals.​

Over the course of the past year addressing climate change has come to be recognised across civil society as a generational challenge meriting urgent attention. It remains the case, however, that unless further steps are taken there is no prospect of achieving the internationally agreed target of keeping the increase in global average temperature to below 2° above pre-industrial levels, let alone limiting the increase to 1.5°. This said, we have seen HM Government make a statutory commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the publication on 2 July of the UK’s Green Finance Strategy and the launch of the Green Finance Institute (GFI).

We have also seen climate risk brought within the scope of the regulatory regime, with senior management responsibility, and the establishment of the joint PRA and FCA Climate Financial Risk Forum. This conference – timed to take place during Green GB Week – will provide an opportunity to hear from key policymakers and practitioners on all of this before turning more generally to the question of responsible banking and the increasing recognition within the industry of the role to be played by UN sustainable development goals.

For further information or to book a place, please visit the UK Finance event website www.ukfinance.org.uk/events

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