The UK government has made it clear that it wants to build back greener as we emerge from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis, since it recognizes that the pathways to prosperity are the same as the pathways to net zero. The financial sector has a critical role to play in this and adjusting the regulatory framework in which financial services operate is one of the principal tools to effect the necessary changes.
This second annual edition of this well-attended forum, which is being held online on 11th February, will focus on key changes to the financial services regulatory regime being made in pursuit of a greener sector. It will provide practical, detailed guidance about the steps that financial institutions need to be taking now in order to ensure that they are prepared for, and fully compliant with, the emerging regulatory environment, as well as examining the new opportunities that this seismic shift in finance will bring.
This timely Virtual Summit will guide companies through the maze of interconnected laws, regulations and initiatives that are redefining corporate reporting as a result of climate change. It aims to highlight new tools available for reporting on ESG and where they fit with the plethora of other ESG regulation and guidelines.
Interest in ESG funds has surged in recent years due to climate change, evolving societal values and changing expectations about the responsibilities of business, all of which have encouraged investors to align portfolios with their values. The ESG & Sustainability Virtual Summit (14-15 September) will provide an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges at this critical point in the development of ESG investing.
The Climate Risk and Green Finance Regulatory Summit will examine how the Green Finance Strategy is going to be implemented by the UK Government and financial regulators. It will clarify the practical steps that financial institutions need to be taking now in order to ensure that they are prepared and fully compliant. It will also examine the new opportunities that this seismic shift in finance will offer.