Join the Global Returns Project on 12 October 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00pm BST (10:00 to 11:00am EDT) for a free webinar featuring global experts in sustainable investing and non-market climate solutions.
Sasja Beslik, former Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance Development at Bank J. Safra Sarasin, has been called the world’s most influential person in green finance. Tariq Fancy, the former CIO for Sustainable Investing at BlackRock, has become the leading global critic of green investing as a ‘deadly distraction’. And as CEO of the climate not-for-profit Ashden and former CEO of Fairtrade International, Harriet Lamb CBE has helped reform markets and championed non-market climate initiatives.
Sir Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, will be introducing the webinar. Professor Helm was awarded a knighthood in 2021 for services to the environment, energy and utilities policy.
In advance of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), this event will address the strengths and weaknesses of sustainable investing:
- What can market initiatives like ESG successfully accomplish, and where do they fall short?
- What role do non-market initiatives like not-for-profits play in tackling the Climate and Nature Crisis?
The discussion will focus in particular on COP26’s approach to finance.
- With ‘mobilising finance’ touted as one of the conference’s four main goals, to what extent does COP26 acknowledge or ignore ESG’s limitations?
- How can COP26 better incorporate non-market solutions to the Climate and Nature Crisis?
After an initial discussion between the panelists, the Global Returns Project will open the floor to questions from event attendees. Registration for the panel is free of charge.