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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Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) convened the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

For more details:

  • Web: globalethicalfinance.org
  • Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
  • EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com
  • EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com


Make My Money Matter | Richard Curtis, Steve Waygood & Diandra Soobiah | Ethical Finance 2020

Make My Money Matter | Richard Curtis, Steve Waygood & Diandra Soobiah | Ethical Finance 2020

How can your pension save the world? Richard Curtis, the filmmaker behind Love Actually, Bridget Jones, Comic Relief and more, explains the motive behind his campaign Make My Money Matter. Many of us don’t think of ourselves as investors, yet our pensions are invested – on our behalf – to provide a future for our retirement. Of course these pensions need to make money, but they also need to make sue there is a habitable planet by the time we retire.

Richard is joined by two top sustainable investing experts from the UK pension industry. Diandra Soobiah, from the UK’s largest pension provider NEST, and Steve Waygood of Aviva Investors, who explain the need for a “Marshall Plan for the Planet”, a comprehensive investment plan to overhaul capital stock towards low-carbon technology while protecting the livelihoods of ordinary people.

#EthicalFinance2020
#PathToCOP26

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

For more details:

  • Web: globalethicalfinance.org
  • Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
  • EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com
  • EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com


Anne Simpson | Asset Owner Perspectives on Sustainability | Ethical Finance 2020

Anne Simpson | Asset Owner Perspectives on Sustainability | Ethical Finance 2020

How is one of the world’s largest public pension funds implementing responsible investing into its practices? Anne Simpson, Head of Board Governance and Sustainability at CalPERS – the California Public Employees Retirement System – explains how investing can change the world through.

#EthicalFinance2020
#PathToCOP26

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) convened the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

For more details:

  • Web: globalethicalfinance.org
  • Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
  • EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com
  • EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com


Johan Andresen | Asset Owner Perspectives on Sustainability | Ethical Finance 2020

Johan Andresen | Asset Owner Perspectives on Sustainability | Ethical Finance 2020

How does the pension fund of the Norwegian government implement ethical behaviour into its decisions? Johan Andresen, owner of Ferd and Chair of the Council on Ethics at Norways Government Pension Fund Global speaks to GEFI Senior Adviser Allan Watt on the procedures used to advise fund managers on how to promote responsibility. The Council issues comprehensive reports on companies selected through data, tip-offs and research, deploying interviews with workers, analysis of figures and sometimes even satellite imagery of tropical rainforest degradation to evaluate company performance beyond just profit.

#EthicalFinance2020
#PathToCOP26

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

For more details:

  • Web: globalethicalfinance.org
  • Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
  • EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com
  • EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com


Fiona Reynolds | Principles for Responsible Investment | Ethical Finance 2020

Fiona Reynolds | Principles for Responsible Investment | Ethical Finance 2020

CEO of the PRI Fiona Reynolds outlines the current state of play for the PRI, looks ahead to what the initiative hopes to achieve in the coming years and gives her views on why the SDGs are so essential.

#EthicalFinance2020
#PathToCOP26

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

For more details:

  • Web: globalethicalfinance.org
  • Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
  • EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com
  • EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com


Global Investment Leaders | Panel Discussion | Ethical Finance 2020

Global Investment Leaders | Panel Discussion | Ethical Finance 2020

How do we invest in a future for humanity? In this engaging panel session, George Littlejohn of CISI is joined by leaders from four prominent investment institutions: Saker Nusseibeh of Federated Hermes, Michele Giddens of Bridges Fund Management, Manuela Sperandeo of BlackRock and Euan Stirling of Aberdeen Standard, to discuss the big question facing the investment industry.

#EthicalFinance2020
#PathToCOP26

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

For more details:

  • Web: globalethicalfinance.org
  • Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
  • EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com
  • EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com


The Scottish National Investment Bank - Benny Higgins | Ethical Finance 2019

The Scottish National Investment Bank - Benny Higgins | Ethical Finance 2019

Veteran financier and chair of the new Scottish National Investment Bank, Benny Higgins, discusses the purpose and structure of Scotland’s newest financial institution with Bill McCall of the Chartered Banker institute. The bank is able to provide strategic direction to the economy while addressing gaps for medium-sized enterprises in the private finance market.

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Ethical Finance 2019 (EF2019) was organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which oversees, organises and coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

With the Bank of England recognising climate change as a core financial risk, the proliferation of the UN SDGs and the ongoing dichotomy for asset managers wrestling with the social impact versus economic return conundrum; the financial system is undergoing material transformational challenge.

Together with UNDP and the Scottish Government, GEFI brought 350 of the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders to Edinburgh on the 8th & 9th of October 2019 to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system capable of delivering positive change.

Ethical Finance will take place on the 6th & 7th of October 2020 in Edinburgh. For details and tickets, please visit ethicalfinance2020.com.

For more details:
Web: globalethicalfinance.org
Twitter: twitter.com/finance4change
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/globalethicalfinance
EF2019: ethicalfinance2019.com
EF2020: ethicalfinance2020.com


Andrew Cave interviewed by Gail Hurley | Ethical Finance Round Table, 16th Dec 2019

Andrew Cave interviewed by Gail Hurley | Ethical Finance Round Table, 16th Dec 2019

Andrew Cave (Head of Governance & Sustainability, Baillie Gifford) interviewed by GEFI Senior Consultant Gail Hurley who has recently completed 10 years with UNDP in New York as a Senior Advisor – Development Finance.