The Principles for Responsible Investment | Talk to Action | Ethical Finance 2020

The Principles for Responsible Investment | Talk to Action | Ethical Finance 2020

Three CEOs from across investment share their insights on the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds shares an update on how the PRI are strengthening their commitments and moving to exclude non-performers from the framework. The CEOs of SEDCO Holding Group and SEDCO Capital then shared their experiences as PRI member institutions.

The PRI is a framework developed by the UN and the Global Compact to encourage responsible investing.

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Kate Forbes, MSP | Ethical Finance in Scotland | Ethical Finance 2020

Kate Forbes, MSP | Ethical Finance in Scotland | Ethical Finance 2020

Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes, MSP sets out the Scottish Government’s commitment to sustainable and responsible finance, and to investing in Scotland’s future net zero economy more generally.
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Richard Curtis | Make My Money Matter | Ethical Finance 2020

Richard Curtis | Make My Money Matter | Ethical Finance 2020

Richard Curtis, director of Love Actually and founder of Comic Relief and pension campaign Make My Money Matter, delivers his humorous, yet serious remarks to the audience on the 4th and final day of Ethical Finance 2020, a virtual summit seeking to change finance for good.

The filmmaker explains the power that ordinary people’s pensions have to do good in the world. Many of us may be unaware that our pensions are even invested at all, let alone the fact that they may be invested in companies involved in sectors such as tobacco, arms or fossil fuel. Together, we have the power to change the world by insisting that our pensions are used for good.

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Greenwashing | Panel Discussion | Ethical Finance 2020

Greenwashing | Panel Discussion | Ethical Finance 2020

We debate greenwashing in this lively panel session from Ethical Finance 2020. Rebecca Jones of New Money Mission, David Hickey of Lothian Pension Fund, Jill Jackson of The Big Exchange and Alexander Smith of the FCA dig into issues including greenwashing, the engage-divest conundrum and the need for transparency in this fiery but thoughtful discussion moderated by Kaisie Rayner of Royal London.

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Working Together Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting | Jeffrey Hales | Ethical Finance 2020

Working Together Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting | Jeffrey Hales | Ethical Finance 2020

If companies are to help solve the climate crisis, they will need to measure and report their activities. Dr. Jeffrey Hales, Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) outlines how his organisation and others are coming together to produce comprehensive standards for reporting on environmental issues.

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Scott Forrest | Bonds With Purpose | Ethical Finance 2020

Scott Forrest | Bonds With Purpose | Ethical Finance 2020

In this ‘Initiative Spotlight’ session from Ethical Finance 2020, NatWest Group’s Head of Capital Strategy Scott Forrest delivers an update on bonds with purpose. Find out how major banks in the UK and across the world are developing their offerings in terms of green bonds and social bonds.

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John Kay & James Anderson | Investing & Radical Uncertainty | Ethical Finance 2020

John Kay & James Anderson | Investing & Radical Uncertainty | Ethical Finance 2020

What implications does the concept of radical uncertainty pose for investors? Prof. Heather McGregor speaks to author & economist Prof. John Kay and Baillie Gifford Partner James Anderson to find out in an insightful discussion ranging from the practical to the philosophical.

Uncertainty in this context is a concept developed by John Maynard Keynes and Frank Knight, and refers to events that are by their nature unpredictable. It stands in contrast to risk, which refers to events that, while not certain, can be predicted with a given likelihood. An uncertain event oiled be a pandemic; we know there is a chance that one might occur, but when, where and how seriously is impossible to assign a certain probability to.

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Prof. Michael Mainelli | Accounting for Sustainability | Ethical Finance 2020

Prof. Michael Mainelli | Accounting for Sustainability | Ethical Finance 2020

In this session from the Ethical Finance 2020 summit, Prof. Michael Mainelli, founder of Z/Yen and Longfinance, and Sheriff & Alderman of the City of London, speaks to GEFI founder and Managing Director, and Chartered Accountant, Omar Shaikh on the issue of accounting sustainability.

A qualified accountant, Prof. Mainelli asks serious questions of the accounting profession as a whole, asking whether they are right for the job when it comes to carbon accounting, or simply in it for the money.

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David Pitt-Watson | Finance at COP26 | The Path to COP26 - One Year To Go

David Pitt-Watson | Finance at COP26 | The Path to COP26 - One Year To Go

David Pitt-Watson, investor, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, and former UNEP FI Chair, delivers his thoughts on COP26, drawing upon his experiences of COP21 to understand what the finance sector can achieve at next year’s crucial climate change summit.

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Isabel Fernandez | Finance at COP26 | The Path to COP26 - One Year To Go

Isabel Fernandez | Finance at COP26 | The Path to COP26 - One Year To Go

Isabel Fernandez, Member of the Management Board and Global Head of Wholesale Banking at ING delivers a view on COP26 from the banking sector, outlining hopes and expectations ahead of the postponed climate summit.

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