CGFI Annual Forum: Recording

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13/07/2022

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CGFI Annual Forum 2022

On Monday 4th July 2022, the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) organised its first Annual Forum, focusing on the role of data, analytics and innovation to advance green finance and capture the opportunities for the UK.

The forum brought together experts from industry, government and academia to discuss the role of data for topics such as net zero transition plans, climate resilience and integrating nature-related financial risks and impacts. It also showcased successful applicants from the recent multimillion pound funding competition by Innovate UK focused on piloting innovative solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors into financial services.

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Session and speakers

Room

09:30

Registration and coffee

Great Hall

10:00

Welcome

·      Ben Caldecott, Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

Telford Theatre

10:20

Opening remarks

·      John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury

·      Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair, Natural Environment Research Council

Telford Theatre

10:40

Plenary session I: The Green Finance Strategy 2.0 and Greening Finance

·      Chair: Sophie Robinson-Tillet, Senior Associate, P3SA, University of Oxford and sustainable finance journalist

·      Chris Faint, Head of Climate Hub Division, Bank of England

·      David Harris, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Strategy, London Stock Exchange

·      Adam Lyons, Head of Green Finance Unit, HM Treasury

·      Nicola Ranger, Director, Climate and Environmental Analytics, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

·      Ian Simm, Chief Executive Officer, Impax Asset Management

Telford Theatre

11:40

Coffee break

Great Hall

12:10

Plenary session II: Net Zero: Toward Credible Transition Plans

·      Chair: Vanessa Havard-Williams, Global Head of Environment & Climate Change, Linklaters

·      James Close, Head of Climate Change, NatWest

·      Bella Landymore, Policy Director, Impact Investing Institute

·      Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Telford Theatre

13:30

Lunch break

Great Hall

14:45

Plenary keynote

·      Emma Howard Boyd CBE, Chair, Environment Agency

Telford Theatre

15:00

Parallel sessions

Parallel session I: Advancing Nature Finance

·      Chair: Helen Edmundson, Deputy Director Green Finance, DEFRA

·      Helen Avery, Director of Nature Programmes and GFI Hive, Green Finance Institute

·      Karen Ellis, Director of Sustainable Economy, WWF UK

·      Emily McKenzie, Technical Director, TNFD

·      Saskia de Vries, Head of Financial Stability Department, De Nederlandsche Bank

Telford Theatre

Parallel session II: Innovate UK Competition Innovation Pitches

·      Chair: Iain Clacher, CGFI Innovation Hub Leeds, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

·      Project pitch themes:

o   Impact disclosures

o   Physical risk

Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

16:15

Coffee break

Great Hall

16:30

Parallel sessions

Parallel session III: Financing the Resilient Transition: Building Resilience and Achieving Net Zero in Time of Shocks

·      Chair: Nicola Ranger, Director, Climate and Environmental Analytics, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

·      David Carlin, TCFD and Climate Risk Program Lead, UNEP FI

·      Ben Carr, Analytics and Capital Modelling Director, Aviva

·      Ron Dembo, Chief Executive Officer, RiskThinking.AI

·      Rowan Douglas CBE, Head, Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson

·      Cate Lamb, Global Director, Water Security, CDP

·      Chiara Trabacchi, Manager, Climate Change Team, British International Investment

Telford Theatre

Parallel session IV: Innovate UK Competition Innovation Pitches

·      Chair: Iain Clacher, CGFI Innovation Hub Leeds, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

·      Project pitch themes:

o   Climate outcomes

o   Litigation risk

o   Public sector investment

o   Transition risk

Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

17:45

Closing remarks

Telford Theatre

18:00

Networking drinks

Great Hall

19:30

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