COP26 highlighted the critical role business and finance will play in driving the transition to a net zero economy. Businesses made new net zero commitments; regulators discussed how to tighten scrutiny of those commitments; and policy makers announced plans to mandate the publication of climate-related risks to business.
So how can finance best help the transition to net zero? What can be done to prevent ‘greenwashing’ and build trust in businesses’ commitment to tackling climate change? And what does government need to do to support green business and finance?
With the UK set to continue to play a leading role on green finance, our panel will discuss how it can accelerate progress after COP26:
- Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, Financial Stability Strategy at the Bank of England
- Maria Lombardo, Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank
- Kuangyi Wei, Director, Risk & Regulatory Strategy, UKI at Accenture
- Final panellist to be confirmed
The event will be chaired by Tom Sasse, Associate Director at the Institute for Government.
We would like to thank Accenture for kindly supporting this event.