Ethical Finance Summit 2021

We are delighted to be supporting Ethical Finance 2021, taking place from 8-10 June, with over 1,500 delegates from 100 countries set to come together for a virtual summit dedicated to driving positive change in financial services. 

Convened by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), the Summit will begin with regional showcases on day one. Day two will have a focus on climate finance and natural capital, ahead of COP26, while the third day will look beyond climate. Our CEO Abubakar Suleiman will contribute to a Day 3 panel on SDG finance. 

The Summit will be delivered in partnership with Chartered Banker, and is certified as CPD. 

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Topics that will be explored: 

  • Global Trends in Sustainable Finance 
  • Role of Finance in Delivering Net Zero 
  • Finance for Nature 
  • How the World Can Finance the SDGS 
  • The ‘S’ in ESG – Why It Matters 
  • Strategic Business and Sustainability Leadership 
  • Regional showcase: Australasia 
  • Regional showcase: Southeast Asia 
  • Regional showcase: South Asia 
  • Regional showcase: West Africa 

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Abubakar Suleiman, CEO, Sterling Bank 
  • Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta FBA, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge 
  • Elizabetha Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 
  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Climate & Energy Global Practice Leader, WWF 
  • Dr Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB) 
  • Charlotte Kaiser, Managing Director, NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy 
  • Dr Bronwyn King AO, Founder, Director & CEO, Tobacco Free Portfolios 
  • Dr Hayat Sindi, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President, IsDB 
  • Hiro Mizuno, UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments & former CIO, GPIF (Japan) 

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This year the summit forms part of our campaign that is helping to build momentum towards the COP26 UN Climate Summit taking place in Glasgow in 2021.