Opening Panel Discussion

The past 12 months has been a turning point for sustainable finance on multiple fronts, from product innovation to regulatory change to politicisation to geopolitics. This opening panel will set the stage for the deep dive discussions we’ll have over the course of the summit. Panellists will reflect on the key macro developments of over last […]

Plenary Session

There is rapidly growing interest in net zero transitions plans as a tool to drive decarbonisation. Transition plans could underpin future changes in supervision, policy, access to capital markets, financial products, stewardship and engagement, and the assessment of greenwashing claims. The UK is the first jurisdiction to mandate net zero transition plans, with this covering […]

Session I

‘Spatial finance’ is the integration of geospatial data and analysis into financial theory and practice. Spatial finance leverages advances in geospatial data collection and data science techniques to allow for a truly bottom-up, asset-level assessment of climate and environmental-related financial risks, opportunities and impacts. It offers a new approach of understanding physical and transition climate […]

Session II

The world of sustainability-related reporting standards and regulation is evolving rapidly. By October 2022 the EU will have adopted its legislation on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the work of the IFRS International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will be well underway.  This session will discuss what these and other global developments mean for […]

Session III

Finance has a very specific and concentrated geography, dominated by a limited number of financial centres in developed countries. While we would not expect financial centres to be the only centres of sustainable finance, there is little to no attention to the question of where the transition to sustainable finance is taking place. In this […]