Mobilising finance to deliver net zero
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.
Sustainable finance is a rapidly growing market -- even for companies operating in industries with challenges in their ESG profile -- with the green bond market estimated to grow to $1 trillion in 2021.
- How can businesses access sustainable finance to provide specific funding to support their ESG objectives?
- What are the pathways and financing available for hard to abate sectors?
- What are the implications of sustainable finance on internal financial controls and external reporting?
- What impact will the upcoming UK Green Taxonomy have on sustainable finance?
- What is the role of FinTech and ClimateTech in helping businesses to achieve their sustainability targets?
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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 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, 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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