Available to watch on-demand: edie’s Climate Finance Week online events

Senior experts at organisations including Standard Chartered, Aviva Investors and Natwest took part in an afternoon of live, online webinars focused on climate finance and action, which can still be watched, on demand.

Available to watch on-demand: edie’s Climate Finance Week online events

The events took place on Thursday 21 July from 12.30pm–3.45pm (BST). Registering now will give you access to a recording of these sessions, where you can hear from expert speakers including Aviva Investors’ senior manager for global responsible investment, Jess Foulds; We Mean Business Coalition’s deputy director for Net-Zero Finance, Jane Thostrup Jagd, UK Sustainable Finance Association’s (UKSIF) chief executive James Alexander and Natwest Group’s head of sustainable finance Rishi Madlani.

These online sessions are open to anyone who is interested in learning about how they can make sense of the ESG landscape and play a role in mobilising and scaling up finance to accelerate climate action. We look forward to welcoming viewers from all parts of the sustainable finance value chain, including investors, financial services providers, regulators, researchers, campaigners and more.


Registrants for this online event can still gain access to all three sessions on the day. Full details of the three sessions are as follows:

Climate finance Q&A: Mobilising green investment in a world of radical uncertainty (12:30 – 13:30)

Kicking off our Inspiration Sessions, a selection of sustainable business leaders and finance experts will discuss the fast-expanding green finance landscape, both in the UK and globally.

Discussion points:

  • The areas most in need of climate finance to achieve a just transition
  • The UK’s positioning and the role of government in scaling up green investment
  • How businesses can collaborate with investors and government to accelerate the transition
  • Avoiding greenwashing amidst the growth in sustainable investing
  • COP26 reflections and the road to COP27


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Maria Lombardo, Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered
  • James Alexander, Chief Executive, UK Sustainable Finance Association (UKSIF) 
  • Ryan Jude, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute (GFI) 
  • Georgina Penfold, Director for Regulated Services, Inspired PLC

2) Actioning sustainable investment: Practical insights to move from risk to resilience (13:45 – 14:45)

Our second Inspiration Session offers up a series of never-before-seen, quick-fire case studies, hearing from some of the individuals and organisations that are leading the way and unlocking new green finance opportunities.

Discussion points:

  • How ESG is attracting investment in the UK and globally
  • The investor community’s view on ESG and the risk of greenwashing
  • Tools and techniques to better measure, monitor and manage climate risks
  • Best practice examples of green finance collaboration in action
  • Horizon-scanning: What’s next for climate finance and ESG?


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Jess Foulds, Global Responsible Investment Senior Manager, Aviva Investors
  • Rishi Madlani, Head of Sustainable Finance, Natwest Group
  • Sarisher Mann, Sustainable Finance Communications Manager, BNP Paribas 

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: How to measure and report on your climate-related financial impacts (3:00 – 3:45)

Our third and final Inspiration Session will equip you with specific tools and insights to attract business investment and respond to new and mandatory regulation and reporting requirements.

Discussion points:

  • How to maximise the benefits of your TCFD reporting
  • ISSB, US SEC and EU CSRD: Navigating the landscape of climate disclosure standards and legislation
  • Gathering the right data needed to measure, monitor and manage your climate risks and impact, and presenting it in the right ways to demonstrate progress


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Jane Thostrup Jagd, Deputy Director, Net Zero Finance, We Mean Business Coalition


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