Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives II

Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives II

Simon Thompson

CBI Chief Executive & ESG specialist

Regulation, in essence, defines the rules for banks, financial institutions and insurance firms at both the individual firm level - ‘microprudential’ regulation - and at the systemic level - ‘macroprudential’ regulation. In this video Simon gives us an overview of Financial Regulation and how this is developing to enhance disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance.

Regulation, in essence, defines the rules for banks, financial institutions and insurance firms at both the individual firm level - ‘microprudential’ regulation - and at the systemic level - ‘macroprudential’ regulation. In this video Simon gives us an overview of Financial Regulation and how this is developing to enhance disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance.

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Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives II

7 mins 48 secs

Overview

Financial regulations have a variety of goals, such as fostering competition and ensuring equal treatment of clients, which may vary across jurisdictions, but one of the most relevant and widely accepted objectives is to safeguard the stability of the financial system.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain ‘Solvency II’ and its objectives.

  • What are the key initiatives of the banking industry?

  • What are the market-led initiatives of the investment industry?

  • Explain Greenwashing and its types.

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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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