Climate Action and Responsible Banking – Implications for Capital Markets

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Carla Koffel | Callum Macpherson | Hasan Cerhozi | Carlotta Lucia Giacché | Hanna Värttö

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Climate change is affecting every city, municipality and country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most. Affordable, scalable capital markets solutions are required to enable companies and countries to contribute to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is already happening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts. Climate change, however, is a global challenge that does not respect national borders and affects the entire investment and capital markets value chain. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated via a multi-stakeholder and intergenerational approach at the international level to help economies at scale to transition towards a low-carbon and just economy. To strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris. However, challenges remain, especially in the context of responsible capital markets solutions. During this webinar we aim to discuss with bankers, UN representatives and other experts how: •New capital markets and commodity solutions are required to finance renewable energy at scale •Responsible banking can provide the basis for multi-stakeholder engagement •Intergenerational involvement is necessary to move climate action from “Fridays for the Future” to financial markets decision making Carla Koffel, COO and Board Member, NSFM Callum Macpherson, Head of Commodities, Investec Hasan Cerhozi, Product Manager- Climate Risk Assessment Vigeo-Eiris Carlotta Giacché, Corporate Lending Renewable Energy & Infrastructure and One Young World Coordinating Ambassador. Hanna Värttö, Practice Leader, Investments and Climate Change, SouthPole

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