Panel Discussion - Scaling up Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Securitisation

Presented by

Dana Hanby, ESG Nexus | Ana Harris, SSGA | Graham Smith, HSBC | Corinne Bendersky, S&P | Trevor Allen, BNP Paribas

About this talk

Even though the momentum in the implementation of Sustainable Finance has grown considerably in recent years, it still represents only a small fraction of total financial flows. The current status quo, if continued, is unlikely to deliver a successful transition to a more sustainable economic model. Estimates of the scale of the investment required to achieve the EU’s targets for a more sustainable future runs into hundreds of billions of euros annually (or trillions over next 10 to 15 years). Considerable research has been carried out to suggest solutions that could build the scale. One of the papers prepared by the Sustainable Finance Study Group and presented to G20, for example, outlines three pathways for Scaling up Sustainable Finance. These include a timely and efficient shift to Capital Markets from Banks’ balance sheets, the Development of Sustainable Private Equity and Venture Capital, and the application of Technology and Digital Finance to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Pressure grows for the integration of Sustainability across the entire value creation chain and asset classes. What approaches do Financial Institutions take to build the scale? How are they evolving? Can we achieve the required scale if ESG is not a part of the ‘mainstream finance’? We will discuss these and other issues in our webinar. We will also hear about the challenges and the developments in sustainable securitisation. We have invited an esteemed panel of speakers: Ana Harris – MD, Global Head of Equity Strategist; State Street Global Advisors Graham Smith – Director, Global Head of Sustainability, HSBC Corinne Bendersky – AD, Sustainable Finance, Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings; S&P Trevor Allen – Sustainability Research Analyst, BNP Paribas Moderated by – Dana Hanby – MD, ESG Nexus who will discuss the approaches that Financial Institutions are taking to scale up sustainable finance. We will be delighted if you join the conversation.

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