SDGs as the Driver of Sustainable Finance: European SDG Roundtable
Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:00 CET
Trillions of euros will need to be mobilized globally to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs). Europe alone has identified a yearly gap of over 180 billion euro to finance policies and investments necessary to keep the global temperatures in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Without a concrete collaboration between the public and private sector, the current gaps in funding cannot be closed. As two thirds of the European economy are financed by banks, they play a crucial role in supporting the transition towards a sustainable Europe 2030.
At the same time, companies need to increase their disclosure of ESG-related information to attract green investments. Multiple initiatives have emerged to address climate disclosure in sustainability reporting, such as the 2017 TCFD recommendations and Guidelines on Climate-Related Reporting to complement the Non-Financial Reporting Directive.
In this session, we will present the latest trends and developments in sustainable finance and reporting scenarios, showcasing ESG best practices from banks, rating agencies, and companies.
Join this session to:
- Learn about the initiatives undertaken by the banking sector to finance sustainability
- Discover how companies can issue bonds linked to the SDGs and how to disclose climate-related information
- Share your experience on current gaps and possible solutions to encourage sustainable investment
We are proud to announce that, Rebecca Self, Director Sustainable Finance at South Pole will be speaking at this roundtable.