Sir Roger Gifford on green finance (Highlights) | Ethical Finance 2019

Sir Roger Gifford’s talk focused on the strategy of the Green Finance Institute, and the UK’s potential as a world-leading hub for green finance. He argued that the economy will be affected by political reactions to climate change, but pointed out that if a climate risk can be measured, we can make better decisions and understand how to bring in risk ratings based on climate. A decade ago, the conversation on purpose-linked finance was about sacrificing returns, now we see reduced risk and better growth. He argued against divestment from emission-heavy industries, and advocated for using stakes in companies to drive greener behaviour.


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