• 5 Jul 2022
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Mobilising finance to deliver net zero

Join us for this free Net Zero Week event on the 5th of July.

The UK’s transition to becoming a net zero economy by 2050 will require major investment and a realignment of finance to a more sustainable future; the UK’s Climate Change Committee estimates that £1.4tn of investment will be needed to meet the deadline.

Transitioning to a more sustainable future will impact all businesses, at a time when they are already facing many challenges. This session will look at what this means for businesses, what kind of support is available and how to access sustainable finance solutions to support this change.

  • Why it’s important for businesses of all sizes to be thinking about their transition to net zero?
  • Businesses are operating in a difficult economic environment, what are the steps they should focus on to develop a viable strategy to financing their transition to net zero
  • What types of sustainable financial support are available to businesses?
  • How can businesses begin the process of accessing sustainable finance to provide specific funding to support their objectives?

You can find more free events being held as part of Net Zero week here.


This is a free event, when going through the booking process you will be asked to submit a form of payment, however you will not be charged.


Fabrizio Palmucci

Fabrizio Palmucci, CFA is a Senior Advisor at the Climate Bonds Initiative. Fabrizio is focused on mobilising capital towards companies and projects that feature credible, Paris-aligned, transition plans and projects. He works with issuers, originating banks as well as investors to reduce market friction and improve risk differentiation for transition and green investments. He has spent close to 20 years in the fixed-income buy-side space in different roles, trading, credit analysis and strategy and with several firms from boutique to tier one assets managers and rating agencies.

Gary Lapthorn

Gary is Head of Sustainability and Responsible Business, Commercial Banking, at Lloyds Banking Group. He joined the Group in 1986 as a management trainee and spent his early years in a variety of customer-facing roles in retail and business banking around the South West of England. He has worked in Commercial Banking (CB) for most of the last 21 years, with leadership roles covering proposition development, marketing, and credit risk strategy, before setting up the Sustainability & Responsible Business team in 2016.

Geilan Malet-Bates

Geilan, a member of the IoD’s National Sustainability TaskForce, Chairs P27’s Green FinTech Forum and is a regular contributor to global green finance debates and consultations. Geilan is an ex-banker, sustainable fintech entrepreneur and startup strategy advisor. In 2020, Geilan was included in the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist in recognition of her leadership and distinguished 20 year career.

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