Central Banks and Net Zero

Central Banks and Net Zero

Nearly 300 years ago, the Bank of England was charged with promoting the good of the people of the UK. While this mission is centred around monetary and fiscal stability, their approach to fulfilling it has developed in tandem with the economy. Join Sarah as she helps us understand the role of the Bank of England in supporting the economy.
Overview

The Bank of England was charged with promoting the good of the people of the UK nearly 300 years ago. Whilst this mission is centred around monetary and fiscal stability, their approach to fulfilling it has developed in tandem with the economy. Over the last few years the bank has begun to assess the impact that climate change will have on this stability, and now takes a front-row seat in the fight against climate change.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the role of the Bank of England in supporting the economy

  • Examine the underlying climate change science and statistics

  • Assess the risks associated with climate change

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Sarah Breeden

Sarah Breeden

Sarah Breeden is the Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk at the Bank of England. She is responsible for guarding the wider economy against damage from the financial system. Sarah has worked at the bank for 30 years, most recently as head of International Bank Supervision.

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