This talk will examine the changes needed in the financial system to fund the rapid decarbonisation of the global economy; it will begin with a crash course on how the financial system works, and critique some of the most prevalent approaches to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Rapid decarbonisation will require changes in all geographies and across all asset classes, and therefore this talk will encompass land use (agriculture, afforestation, wetlands restoration, etc.), energy efficiency retrofits, and more.
Dr Ellen Quigley is the new Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer (Responsible Investment) at the University of Cambridge, and she will thus bring into the conversation Cambridge's own approach to these issues.
This talk is part of the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019.
No need to book, be there on time.
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