Global launch webinar: A Legal Framework for Impact Report

Presented by

The PRI, UNEP FI, Generation Foundation and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

About this talk

The session will present the key findings from the report “A Legal Framework for Impact” authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and commissioned by The Generation Foundation, PRI and UNEP FI. The session will cover discussion on high-level findings of the report on how far investing for sustainability impact is legally required or permitted across 11 jurisdictions; current legal barriers to investing for sustainability impact; and options for policy reform. Speakers will offer their views on bringing investing for sustainability impact mainstream, followed by a moderated panel discussion including Q&A with the audience. Speakers include: - David Blood, Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management - Wendy Cromwell, Vice Chair, Director of Sustainable Investment, and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management - Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, PRI - Eva Halvarsson, CEO, AP2 - Dr. Juliane Hilf, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI - David Rouch, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Jesica Andrews, Investment Lead, UNEP FI - Moderator: Felix Salmon, Chief Financial Correspondent, Axios

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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 240 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by facilitating country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.