Green Finance Summit: Investing in Actions

02 July 2019 • Guildhall, London
The City of London's flagship annual Green Finance Summit showcases the latest in green financial policy, market developments and thought leadership. The 3rd Summit brings together industry experts, policymakers, leading voices and the brightest minds in green finance with an agenda focusing on investing, accelerating and delivering on green finance commitments. Join us for the launch of the new Green Finance Institute as we look ahead of the curve. The road to 2020 calls for greater action from governments to elevate their climate commitments, and for all economic actors to increase investments and actions in the transition towards a resilient, low-carbon economy.
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Schedule

  • 02 July

Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Summit opening

09:00 AM 09:10 AM

Sir Roger Gifford

Opening Keynote

09:10 AM 09:25 AM

Hoesung Lee

Fireside chat

09:25 AM 09:45 AM

Panel: Investing in a sustainable future

09:45 AM 10:30 AM

Hugh Wheelan

Keynote tbc

10:30 AM 10:40 AM

Refreshment break

10:40 AM 11:10 AM

Keynote tbc

11:10 AM 11:20 PM

Panel: Data driven climate resilience

11:20 AM 11:50 AM

Keynote tbc

11:50 AM 12:00 PM

Panel: International trends in sustainable finance

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

Nick Mabey

Lunch break

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Breakout sessions tbc

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Breakout sessions tbc

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Refreshment break

03:35 PM 04:05 PM

Panel: New green finance opportunities

04:05 PM 04:35 PM

Sean Kidney

Keynote tbc

04:35 PM 04:50 PM

Panel: Investing in sustainable and resilient cities

04:50 PM 05:20 PM

Emma Howard Boyd

City of London's vision for the future of green finance

05:20 PM 05:25 PM

Keynote:

05:25 PM 05:35 PM

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

All delegate Drinks Reception

05:35 PM 07:00 PM

Media Partners

Speakers

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
Claire Perry was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 12 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Devizes in 2010.

Claire was educated at Nailsea Comprehensive School, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School where she received a MBA.

In 2007 Claire worked an adviser to George Osborne before being elected as the MP for the Devizes constituency in central Wiltshire in May 2010. Highlights of her political career include:
  • member of the Justice Select Committee from 2010 to 2011
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, from 2011 to 2013
  • Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on preventing the sexualisation and commercialisation of children
  • Government Whip in 2013 and in 2014
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from 2014 to 2016

02 July

Sir Roger Gifford

Chair, Green Finance Initiative and Chair-Designate, Green Finance Institute
Roger joined S.G. Warburg & Co before starting at SEB in 1982. Prior to his appointment as UK Country Head (2000 – 2016) Roger headed the bank's operations in Japan for six years. He has worked in and around the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career.

Roger is the Chairman of the City of London’s Green Finance Initiative and Chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce. Its intention is to help deliver the investment needed to meet the UK’s Industrial and Clean Growth Strategy, to consolidate the UK’s leadership in financing international clean investment and to maximise the opportunities to be had for UK businesses in this rapidly growing area. Roger was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2013.

02 July

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair
Environment Agency
Emma Howard Boyd is the Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and has recently been appointed as the UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation.

Emma serves on a number of boards and advisory committees which include ShareAction, Menhaden Capital PLC, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project and the Green Finance Institute.

She has worked in financial services for over 25 years, in corporate finance and fund management. As Director of Stewardship at Jupiter Asset Management until July 2014, Emma was integral to the development of their expertise in the corporate governance and sustainability fields.

Her previous board and advisory roles include: Vice Chair of Future Cities Catapult, a director of the Aldersgate Group and Triodos Renewables PLC, Chair of UKSIF (the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association), and a member of the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance and the Green Finance Taskforce.

02 July

Nick Mabey

Chief Executive and Founder Director
E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism)
Nick Mabey is Chief Executive and a founder director of E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) a non-profit European organisation dedicated to accelerating the transition to sustainable development. In addition to his management role, Nick leads E3G’s work on European climate change policy, climate diplomacy and foreign policy, and the security implications of climate change and resource scarcity.

02 July

Hugh Wheelan

Co-founder and Managing Editor
Responsible Investor
Hugh is Co-founder, Response Global Media and Managing Editor, Responsible Investor (www.responsible-investor.com).

Hugh has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for national newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability.

He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006.

From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal. Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International.

From 1997 to 2003 he worked at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) magazine where he held the position of Deputy Editor, launch Editor of IPE Real Estate and launch Editor of IPE.com.

02 July

Sean Kidney

CEO
Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO, working to mobilize debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and East Africa; and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He was member of the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and is a member of its successor, the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance; he is also a member of green finance advisory groups in China, India, Mexico and Khazakhstan.

02 July

Hoesung Lee

Chair
IPCC
Dr. Hoesung Lee is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), elected since October 2015, and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea. His research encompasses the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Korean Academy of Environmental Sciences, council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and a member of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Lee was the founding president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute — a government agency for national energy policy development. He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute and economist at Exxon Company USA. He served as the president of the International Association for Energy Economics, president of the Korea Resources Economics Association, member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. He was Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III (the socio-economic dimensions of climate change) for the Second Assessment which provided a scientific basis for the UNFCCC’s Kyoto Protocol. He served as Vice-Chair of IPCC 2008-2015, and lead author and review editor for the various IPCC assessments. He has served on many national and international committees addressing climate change and energy. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University, USA.

02 July

Environmental Finance

Media Partner
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Responsible Investor

Media Partner
Focusing on business-critical news and data, Responsible Investor is the leading dedicated news and events service covering responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors globally. Our broad aim is to be the go-to media platform for this $68 trillion sector; leading strategic, sustainable change in financial markets through thought-leadership, proprietary journalism and community building. If you want to experience the quality and breadth of Responsible Investor’s content before you commit to subscribing you can set up a 28-day free trial.

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Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Print Room

Main plenary

Summit opening

09:00 AM 09:10 AM The Great Hall

Speakers

Keynote

Opening Keynote

09:10 AM 09:25 AM

Speakers

Main plenary

Fireside chat

09:25 AM 09:45 AM

Panel session

Panel: Investing in a sustainable future

09:45 AM 10:30 AM

Environmental risks and climate inaction are identified within the top 5 global risks by likelihood and impact (World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2019). Greater investment and action is needed to deliver on climate change commitments in the transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy. The recent IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5C and outcomes of COP24 demonstrate the level of urgent action required in order to implement the Paris Agreement. Governments, investors and corporations are committed to tackling climate change but how can we accelerate action on a global scale? This session explores how a holistic responsible investment approach is required to incorporate climate change across all financial systems.

Speakers

Keynote

Keynote tbc

10:30 AM 10:40 AM

Refreshment break

10:40 AM 11:10 AM

Keynote

Keynote tbc

11:10 AM 11:20 PM

Panel session

Panel: Data driven climate resilience

11:20 AM 11:50 AM

To address climate change, the financial sector needs access to improved climate risk management - with advanced Climate and Environmental Risk data and predictive analytics. Leveraging off existing expertise in the disaster re/insurance market and applying these capabilities to develop innovative tools, metrics, modelling and integrated climate analytics can accelerate green finance opportunities. This panel discusses possible solutions, innovations and next steps to bridge this gap.
Keynote

Keynote tbc

11:50 AM 12:00 PM

Panel session

Panel: International trends in sustainable finance

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

In 2018 there were strong moves towards green and sustainable finance around the world. The recommendations of the UK Green Finance Taskforce were closely followed by the creation of the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group and Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance. The British Standards Institute’s work on green finance standards is now internationalised within the International Organization for Standardisation. Strong UK partnership with China on green finance has been followed by bilateral collaboration with other countries including India and Japan. This session asks where UK and international green finance trends will go next.

Speakers

Lunch break

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Breakout session

Breakout sessions tbc

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Breakout session

Breakout sessions tbc

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Refreshment break

03:35 PM 04:05 PM

Panel session

Panel: New green finance opportunities

04:05 PM 04:35 PM

Green bonds have dominated the green finance space with 2019 issuance forecast to reach $210bn. Going beyond green bonds we now have blue bonds, sustainability bonds, sovereign green bonds and green sukuk. Green growth requires the acceleration of other innovative green financial instruments including green loans, mortgages and securitization. How can new opportunities be capitalized? Panelists will discuss: How can we accelerate the use other green finance instruments?

Speakers

Keynote

Keynote tbc

04:35 PM 04:50 PM

Panel session

Panel: Investing in sustainable and resilient cities

04:50 PM 05:20 PM

Creating a low carbon, climate-resilient economy requires long-term investment in infrastructure. Mobilising private capital and investment is key to meeting the funding shortfall. By 2025, it’s predicted that global assets under management will reach US$145.4 trillion. This panel explores how can we create the right conditions to steer greater private capital towards low-carbon infrastructure projects incorporating resilience and mitigation from the outset. Cities in particular face challenges in managing the pace of urbanization whilst being inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Speakers

Main plenary

City of London's vision for the future of green finance

05:20 PM 05:25 PM

Keynote

Keynote:

05:25 PM 05:35 PM

Speakers

All delegate Drinks Reception

05:35 PM 07:00 PM