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4th June – CGFI Annual Forum 2024

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08/05/2024

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Tuesday 4th June 2023, 09:00-19:00 | One Great George Street, London

The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) is holding its third Annual Forum on Tuesday 4th of June 2024.

The CGFI Annual Forum 2024, a full-day event in the heart of London, will bring together leading experts across industry, government and academia. It will explore emerging trends in research, policy and innovation for the greening of finance and the latest science, data and analytical solutions relevant for financial institutions.

An agenda for the day is now available below. Join us for panel discussions, innovation showcases and keynote speeches. Topics will include understanding extreme events, transition plans, analytics for resilience, and much more. There will be ample networking opportunities throughout the day.

Register below using your work/professional email. Please note the Forum is in person attendance only. Please contact information@cgfi.ac.uk with any queries.

Agenda and confirmed speakers

Great Hall, First Floor

Telford Theatre, First Floor

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Vanessa Havard-Williams

Chair, Transition Finance Market Review, HM Treasurey

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Matt Scott

Executive Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

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Ben Caldecott

Founding Director and Principal Investigator, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

*Please note it will also be possible to watch this session live from the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre (Lower Ground Floor) 

Telford Theatre, First Floor

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Kaya Axelsson

Head of Policy and Partnerships, Oxford Net Zero

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Kate Levick (chair)

Associate Director - Sustainable Finance, E3G

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Mark Manning

Principal Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, IFRS Foundation

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Emily McKenzie

Technical Director, TNFD

Nearly a decade on from Mark Carney’s seminal ‘breaking the tragedy of the horizon’ speech, the landscape of policy, frameworks and standards continues to evolve.  For example, focus is shifting beyond managing transition risk to the need for transition plans, transition planning and the mobilising of transition finance.   And topics such as adaptation, resilience, nature-related risks and nature finance are quickly rising to the top of the agenda.

This panel will explore some of the latest developments in the policy and regulatory landscape, future trends and implications for climate and environmental data and analytics.

*Please note it will also be possible to watch this session live from the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre (Lower Ground Floor) 

Great Hall, First Floor

Telford Theatre, First Floor

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Chris Dodwell

Global Head of Policy & Advocacy, Co-Head Sustainability Centre, Impax Asset Management

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Jo Paisley (chair)

President, GARP Risk Institute

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Tony Rooke

Executive Director, Head of Transition Advisory, Howden

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Diandrah Soobiah

Director of Responsible Investment, National Employment Savings Trust

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Billy Suid

Head of Climate Risk, Barclays

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Aga Siemiginowska

Head of Sustainability, Oakley Capital

While we have made collective progress on integrating climate and environmental data and analytics into finance, data gaps and analytical capabilities continue to be seen as a key barrier.  And with nature and broader biodiversity concerns rising in important, data needs continue to evolve.  At the same time, we are also experiencing the emergence of new, potentially transformative tech potentially opening up new opportunities to integrate CER data and analytics at speed scale.

This panel will provide an insight into the state of climate and environmental data and analytics applications in finance, before sharing perspectives from industry on the last decade of progress integrating CER data and analytics and emerging analytical frontiers

*Please note it will also be possible to watch this session live from the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre (Lower Ground Floor) 

Great Hall, First Floor

Telford Theatre, First Floor

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Iain Williams

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Natural Environment Research Council

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Iain Clacher

Professor of Pensions and Finance, University of Leeds

*Please note it will also be possible to watch this session live from the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

Telford Theatre, First Floor

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Oliver Bettis

ESG Actuary. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

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Catherine Bremner

Chief Commercial Officer, Impax Asset Management

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David Carlin (chair)

Head of Risk, UNEP-FI

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Jason Lowe

Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research, Priestley Centre, University of Leeds

The topic of climate risk has moved from niche to mainstream over the last decade. At the same time, more is still required to enable market participants to more fully understand the unique characteristics of climate risk, including the possibility of tipping points, tail risks and how to balance the foreseeable nature of what’s ahead with the uncertainty of how specific risks may crystallize across different spatial and time horizons.

This panel will dive deeper into these topics, supported by the latest insights including from CGFI and leading practitioners and regulators

Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, Lower Ground Floor

Innovation in climate data and analytics is essential to deliver tools for the financial industry to reach its net zero goals. In this session, participants from Innovate UK-funded businesses will share their work and discuss how the ecosystem can be supported to deliver next-generation climate/environmental data and analytics.

UKRI Innovate UK logo.

Panel 1:

Alyssa Gilbert Director, Undaunted – chair

Alex Money CEO, Watermarq

Andrew Pledger Head of IoT Systems, Previsico

Edoardo Francesco Sabatino CEO, Climate Kick

Panel 2:

Alyssa Gilbert Director, Undaunted – chair

Akanksha Sahay Reckon

Tom Philp CEO, Maximum Information

Ed Suttie Director (Research), BRE Group 

Lazaros Papachristodoulou Co-Founder, Director, FireX.ai 

Great Hall, First Floor

Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, Lower Ground Floor

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Matt Foote (chair)

Head of Climate Risk Intelligence, Howden

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Ben Groom

Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics, University of Exeter

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Jim Hall

Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk, University of Oxford

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Tom Oliver

Professor of Applied Ecology, University of Reading

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Franziska Schrodt

Professor of Earth System Science, University of Nottingham

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Len Shaffrey

Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading

Research is the foundation of progress and innovation in greening finance. This session offers attendees the chance to learn from leading-edge research, including NERC-funded research by CGFI and the Integrating Finance for Biodiversity programme.

Participants will also discussing research frontiers, industry needs, and how to collaborate effectively with academia.

Telford Theatre, First Floor

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Jimena Alvarez

Research Associate in Resilient Systems & the Environment, University of Oxford

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Sharon Brooks

Head of Nature Economy, UNEP-WCMC

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Pernille Holtedahl (chair)

Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College London

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Richard Mann

Climate Risk Analytics Director, Lloyds Banking Group

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Jenni Ramos

Lawyer, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative

Nature and biodiversity related-risks have rapidly risen on the agenda of policymaker, regulators and financial institutions. Assessing nature-related risks is the first step in nearly all frameworks out there. But robust, decision-grade data has been a sticking point to date. Building on experience from practice and civil society, we explore where we really are today on the state of data and analytics to assess nature-related financial risks.

Great Hall, First Floor

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Chris Skidmore

Former UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister & Chair, Net Zero Review

*Please note it will also be possible to watch the keynote live from the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

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