The Inaugural Sir Roger Gifford Lecture
The inaugural Sir Roger Gifford lecture will be delivered by Mark Carney OC, Co-Chair, GFANZ and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.
Climate change and sustainability are driving the international policy agenda and - over the next decade - private finance is going to play a critical role in funding the necessary transformation in every aspect of our lives to avoid climate change's worst consequences.
COP26 in Glasgow demonstrated that governments globally and the financial services industry are hardening their commitments to tackling the climate crisis. The summit saw members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, representing balance sheets of over $130 trillion in private capital, commit to drive this whole economy transformation to net zero.
While this shift represents a significant opportunity, events of 2022 – including war in Ukraine, rising energy prices, and cost of living crisis – all threaten to derail momentum.
It is essential that private and public sectors collaborate to keep driving this agenda, accelerating flows of net zero-aligned private capital. Commitments must be backed up by concrete measures. To achieve this the global market needs better transparency, comparability, and credibility in sustainable finance activities.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from the global leaders in sustainable finance about these priorities, the journey to COP27 and the horizon afterwards.
Mark Carney will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny, and joined by Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, CEO of the Green Finance Institute.
This event will be streamed live to a global online audience.
This event is part of the City of London Corporation’s ongoing programme of sustainable finance activity.
Mark Carney, OC UN Special Envoy, Climate Actioon and Fincance
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny
Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE Chief Executive, Green Finance Instititute
Monday 24th October 2022