Sustainable Finance Live: What is the role of risk in greening finance and financing green?


Sustainable Finance Live: What is the role of risk in greening finance and financing green?

An increasing number of financial institutions are reconstructing the structure of their internal risk cycles and ESG reporting to align with ILAAP and ICAAP guidelines. Looking at the future of risk reporting in finance, head of model risk governance at Metro Bank, Suresh Sankaran discussed ESG data and risk in his Keynote: What is the role of risk in greening finance and financing green?

International Platform on Sustainable Finance: A Global Approach for Financing the Green Transition

The International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) is celebrating its one year anniversary. The event will gather the Managing Director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, the Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Yi Gang and other Minsters and high level representatives of the IPSF.

What is Sustainable Finance?

Sustainable finance and ESG investing are trending topics – but what do these terms really mean? How can they help mobilize funds to combat climate change and restore the Earth’s dwindling biodiversity? From definitions to key players, here’s all you need to know about sustainable finance.

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0:00 Intro
0:54 What is sustainable finance?
2:12 Why is sustainable finance important?
3:34 Who provides sustainable finance?
5:28 How do you know if an investment is sustainable?
6:59 How does sustainable finance work?
8:29 What lies ahead for sustainable finance?
9:35 Outro

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China’s Approach Towards Green Financing and Sustainable Development

In this conversation ASHK Chair Mr. Chan will be joined by Dr. Ma Jun, a leading policy advocate and practitioner of green and sustainable finance to answer your burning questions around the climate crisis in China and the world.

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Sustainable Finance: Risks & Policy

Dr Paul Fisher (Fellow, Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and Terry Heymann (CFO, World Gold Council) discussed what sustainability means and the importance of ESG. Paul considered how we should think about the risks and opportunities sustainability presents to the financial sector, before looking at how regulators globally are responding to those risks.

Terry presented WGC’s findings on climate change, tracking gold’s carbon footprint through the supply chain, and considered how reducing this footprint can benefit the mining and investment industries.