The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) 16th Global Roundtable, held virtually for the first time ever from 13-14 October 2020, attracts over 2500 participants. Here are the plenary sessions of the event convened under the theme "Financing a Resilient Future."
The New Climate Leadership in Finance: The Race to Net-Zero
Thirty of the world’s largest investors with $5 trillion assets under management collectively agree on concrete portfolio targets that follow the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 °C scenario for the next five years. The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance members target a range of 16-29% greenhouse gas reduction by 2025.
Building Back Better: Financing a Resilient Future
Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) highlights the need to accelerate implementation of the Agenda 2030 as a foundation for recovery of the current crisis, and the important role that the financial sector has to play to achieve this.
The Role of Regulators in Delivering a Sustainable Financial System: High-Level Dialogue
Frank Elderson, Executive Director De Nederlandsche Bank and Geoff Summerhayes, Executive Board Member, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority speak to Elodie Feller of UNEP FI for the Global Roundtable 2020. The Chairs of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and the Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) discuss their roles and recent developments in helping steer the financial industry and regulation towards a resilient future.