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Event Date Thu Nov 11 GMT (27 days ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Nov 11 3:00am - Thu Nov 11 8:00am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

For the first time finance will be a key COP theme, reflecting the vital role finance will play in transitioning the real economy to net zero. Public finance alone is not going to be enough. We urgently need to scale-up private green finance opportunities to ensure global capital flows are reoriented towards climate- and nature-friendly investments.

The agenda is designed to tackle the big questions around accelerating the flow of capital into climate- and nature-friendly investments, translating commitments into action, and helping financial institutions ‘green’ their business models. These questions include:

• How can we finance transition and growth?
• How can we build a global playbook?
• How can we price carbon and nature?
• How can we mobilise investment into emerging and developing economies?


2021 Speakers

Timothy Adams
President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Finance

Luiz Amaral
Director, Global Solutions for Commodities and Finance, World Resources Institute

Amal-Lee Amin

Matthew B. Arnold
Global Lead, Impact Finance & Markets, The Nature Conservancy

Allan Baker
Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance, Société Générale

Clara Barby
Chief Executive, Impact Management Project

Robert Begbie
Chief Executive Officer NatWest Markets, NatWest Group

Toby Belsom
Director - Investment Practices, Principles for Responsible Investing

Gordon Bennett
Managing Director, Utility Markets, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

Anne Boden
Chief Executive Officer, Starling Bank

Sandra Boss
Global Head of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

Clare Bousfield
Managing Director, Retail and Savings, M&G plc

Steve Bowen
Managing Director and the Global Head of Catastrophe Insight, Aon

Sarah Breeden
Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Bank of England

Donald Brenninkmeijer
Chair, Build by Nature/COFRA

Andy Briggs
Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Group

Jesper Brodin
Chief Executive Officer, Ingka Group, IKEA

Tony Burdon
Chief Executive Officer, Make My Money Matter

Eva Cairns
Head of Climate Change Strategy, abrdn

Dr Ben Caldecott
Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Mark Carney
UN Special Envoy, Climate Action & Finance

Greg Case
Chief Executive Officer, Aon

Miles Celic
Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK

Audrey Choi
Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley

Kelly Clark
Director of Finance & Capital Market Transformation, Laudes Foundation

David Coopers
Deputy Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

Dame Elizabeth Corley
Chair, Impact Investing Institute

David Craig
Co-Chair, Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Chris Cummings
Chief Executive, The Investment Association

Howard Davies
Chairman, NatWest Group plc

Carmine Di Sibio
Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY

Dietrich Domanski
Secretary General, Financial Stability Board

Mark Dooley
Global Head, Green Investment Group

Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry
Managing Director Sustainability & Resilience, DLA Piper UK LLP

Peter Durante
Head of Technology & Innovation, Macquarie Asset Management

Hendrik du Toit
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ninety One

Sarah Ellerby
Chief Executive Officer, Nova Pangaea Technologies

Rachel Elwell
Chief Executive Officer, Border to Coast

Nathan Fabian
Chair, European Platform on Sustainable Finance

Henry Fernandez
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MSCI

Larry Fink
Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc

Mark FitzPatrick
Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Prudential plc

Margaret Franklin, CFA
President and Chief Executive, CFA Institute

Dame Clara Furse
Chair, UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum

Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
Chair, African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change

John Galloway
Principal and Global Head of Investment Stewardship, Vanguard

Tariye Gbadegesin
Co-Chair, VCMI Steering Committee

Dr Jane Goodall
Founder,Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Will Goodhart
Chief Executive, CFA UK

Pravin Gordhan, MP
Minister, Department of Public Enterprises

Sarah Gordon
Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute

John Green
Chief Commercial Officer, Ninety One

Sam Gyimah
Former Minister for Science and Innovation, Goldman Sachs International Board Director

Fernanda Magalhāes Guardado
Deputy Governor, Banco Central do Brasil

Evy Hambro
Global Head of Thematic and Sector Investing, BlackRock, Inc

Kate Hampton
Chief Executive Officer, Children Investment Fund Foundation

Julia Hoggett
Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange plc

Sir Christopher Hohn
Founder and Portfolio Manager, TCI Fund Management

Ingrid Holmes
Executive Director, Green Finance Institute

Simon Hombersley
Chief Executive Officer, Xampla

Emma Howard Boyd, CBE
Global Ambassador, UN’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience

Fiona Howarth
Chief Executive Officer, Octopus Electric Vehicles

Dame Vivian Hunt
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Nick Hurd
Chair, Impact Taskforce

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Ekhosuehi Iyahen
Secretary General, Insurance Development Forum

Leslie Johnston
Chief Executive Officer, Laudes Foundation

Dr. Ma Jun
Founder and President, Institute of Finance and Sustainability

Navindu Katugampola
Global Head of Sustainability, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Jules Kortenhorst
Chief Executive Officer, RMI

Cary Steven Krosinsky
President, Sustainable Finance Institute

Natasha Landell-Mills
Head of Stewardship, Sarasin & Partners

Mikkel Larsen
Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X (CIX)

Catherine Lewis La Torre
Chief executive Officer, British Business Bank

Jeremy Lawson
Chief Economist, Head of abrdn’s Research Institute

Alvin Y. Lee
Head, Southeast Asia Account Management, IHS Markit

Michael Liebreich
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Liebreich Associates

David Lindbergh
Chief Executive Officer Retail Banking, NatWest Group

Gillian Lofts
Sustainable Finance Leader,EY

Richard Manley
Head of Sustainable Investing, CPP Investments

Dr Sabine Mauderer
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank

Samantha McCulloch
Head of Unit, Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Technology, International Energy Agency

Rachel McEwen
Chief Sustainability Officer, SSE plc

Catherine McGuinness
Chair of Policy & Resources, City of London Corporation

Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Sheldon Mills
Executive Director, Consumers and Competition, Financial Conduct Authority

Andrew Mitchell
Founder & Senior Adviser, Natural Capital Finance Alliance & Global Canopy

Toshiyuki Miyoshi
Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan

Michael Moore
Director General, British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Andrew Morlet
Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Annette Mosman
Member of the Executive Board / Chief Executive Officer, APG Groep N.V.

Brian Moynihan
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Dambisa Moyo
Co-Principal, Versaca Investments

Ruchi Nanda
Industry Advisor, US Capital Markets, Microsoft

Maria Nazarova-Doyle, CFA
Head of Pension Investments and Responsible Investments, Scottish Widows

Mathew Nelson
Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Claire O'Neill
Managing Director for Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Kate O'Neill
Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Corporate Affairs, Financial Reporting Council

Meryam Omi
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management

Hank Paulson
Chairman, Paulson Institute and 74rd U.S Treasury Secretary

Cressida Pollock
Director, Quadrature Climate Foundation

David Postings
Chief Executive, UK Finance

Manuel Pulgar Vidal
Global Leader Climate & Energy, WWF

Garrett Quinn
Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Smurfit Kappa Group plc

Martijn Rats
Global Oil Strategist and Head of European Oil & Gas Equity Research, Morgan Stanley

Curtis Ravanel
Senior Advisor, COP26 Private Finance & Secretariat, TCFD

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Fiona Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment

Anne Richards, DBE
Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity International

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Alison Rose
Chief Executive Officer, NatWest Group plc

Alderman William Russell
The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, City of London Corporation

Ned Salter
Global Head of Investment Research, Fidelity

David Schwimmer
Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

Prof Emily Shuckburgh
Director, Cambridge Zero

Anne Simpson
Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS

Jim Snabe
Chairman, Siemens & A.P. Moller - Maersk

Arne Staal
Group Head of Benchmarks and Indices, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Geof Stapledon
Head of Sustainability, BHP

Tanya Steele
Chief Executive, WWF-UK

Dr Andrew Steer
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bezos Earth Fund

Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern
Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Rachel Teo
Head of Futures Unit, Economics and Investment Strategy, GIC Pte Ltd

Erik Thedéen
Director General, Finansinspektionen

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, OBE
Chief Executive Officer, Green Finance Institute

Axel Threlfall
Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Paul Thwaite
Chief Executive Officer Commercial Banking, NatWest Group

Claudia V Thyme
Director Strategic Market Development, AXA XL

Nigel Topping
High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26

Lord Adair Turner
Chair, Energy Transitions Commission

Laura D. Tyson
Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California

James Vaccaro
Chief Executive Officer, RePattern, Executive Director, Climate Safe Landing Network

Baroness Shriti Vadera
Chair, Prudential plc

Prof. Maarten van Aalst
Director, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Huw van Steenis
Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive, UBS

Michaela Walker
Partner and Head of Financial Services, Eversheds Sutherland

Steve Waygood
Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors

Lee White
Executive Director, IFRS Foundation

Bryony Widdup
Partner, DLA Piper

Nigel Wilson
Group Chief Executive, Legal & General

Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC

Dr Simon Zadek
Chair, Finance for Biodiversity (F4B)

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Aon
• BlackRock
• EY
• NatWes Group
• Phoenix Group
• Standared Chartered

• Obrdn
• Aviva
• Bank of China
• CFA Institute
• DLA Piper
• Fidelity International
• Laudes Foundation
• Macquarie
• Malin Group
• Morgan Stanley
• Ninety One
• Prudential
• Societe Generale
• Vanguard

• The Investment Association
• The City UK
• UK Finance

• Responsible Investor

• Principles for Responsible Investment

• World Economic Forum