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


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.

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