Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives I

Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives I

Simon Thompson

CBI Chief Executive & ESG specialist

The finance sector is given a leading role in tackling climate change and the transition to a green and sustainable, low-carbon world. In this video Simon explains how the transition requires cooperation and interaction between many of the key institutions and policy, regulatory and market initiatives active in green and sustainable finance.

The finance sector is given a leading role in tackling climate change and the transition to a green and sustainable, low-carbon world. In this video Simon explains how the transition requires cooperation and interaction between many of the key institutions and policy, regulatory and market initiatives active in green and sustainable finance.

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Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives I

11 mins 26 secs

Overview

In tackling climate change and the transition to a green and sustainable, low-carbon environment, the finance sector plays a leading role. The climate emergency is a global problem, and immediate action is needed by all of us — governments, regulators, banks, businesses, activists and citizens — to prevent potentially disastrous and irreversible changes to our planet.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the three major agreements focused on limiting global warming

  • Recognise the two key international initiatives that all green and sustainable finance professionals should be aware of

  • Learn about the European Initiatives for a sustainable finance taxonomy

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Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Simon is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute and co-author of Green Finance: Principles and Practice. He is also a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network, and is currently Chair of the Global Banking Education Standards Committee. He specialises in professional ethics, and green and sustainable finance.

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