Women are also often more affected than men by climate change impacts as a result of persisting gender norms and discriminations, for instance finding more obstacles in their way when borrowing to finance introducing greener technologies.
The finance industry has a decisive role to play in chanelling investments that, as well as generating a return, will help in the pursuit of environmental and social goals.
A number of complimentary tickets remain available for the online event, which kicks off with keynote sessions from Hiro Mizuno, special envoy on innovative finance and sustainable investments at the UN, and Nigel Topping, high level climate action champi
Fast forward to 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to market volatility and industry-wide disruption, but one positive thing that has emerged from 2020 is a heightened focus on ESG.
It aims to improve disclosures on the principal adverse impacts of investment decisions and on the integration of sustainability factors within financial products, while also stamping out so-called ‘greenwashing’ of ESG funds.
Within those topics, we invest in companies with scalable and often technology-driven solutions for sectors like education, health, renewable energy, and food.