Sustainable Finance Week - Thursday
10 June 2021 - St Pierre Park Hotel, Guernsey
Insurance financing sustainability
In association with the UN’s Finance Centres for Sustainability, Guernsey Green Finance will be hosting its annual Sustainable Finance Week in June. A fixture in the private wealth and sustainable finance space the event will be bringing together global policy makers, opinion formers and professionals from across the private wealth and sustainable finance to discuss private capital financing sustainability against the backdrop of COP 26 later in 2021.
This hybrid event will mix a physical conference here in Guernsey with broadcasts and panels broadcasting live from the financial and private wealth centres of London, New York, Zurich and Geneva. 2020’s event brought together over a thousand participants from 50 countries, with speakers from numerous leading global sustainable finance organisations including the United Nations; the CityUK; the UK’s Green Finance Institute; the BVCA; the Hong Kong Green Finance Association; and the Swiss Sustainable Finance Institute. 2021’s line up of speakers will be published shortly.
Financial market players became increasingly interested in understanding how organizations manage their material environmental, social and governance (ESG) opportunities and risks, and how they deliver on ESG positive impact. Views in this area have matured significantly. ESG-related information has moved from a ‘peripheral’ to a ‘core’ part of finance, across all sectors and this includes insurance.
Thursday’s event will focus on the insurance industry and how insurance helps mitigate the impact of climate change through climate funding, resilience, adaption. This day will also look at the positive impact of international collaborative bodies, incorporate speakers from numerous global NGOs, and looking particularly at the science behind climate change, the real-world implications of ocean salinity and wildfires, and how insurance structures can drive capital flows to climate mitigation projects.
Our panels will consider how insurance products, Cat Bonds and others have been at the forefront of the move to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Guernsey is a respected global finance centre specialising in the servicing of private wealth. Guernsey is strongly committed to the sustainable finance agenda as both a member of United Nation’s Finance Centres for Sustainability Global Network, the Network for Greening the Financial System and the UN’s Sustainable Insurance Forum. Guernsey Green Finance, established in 2018, is Guernsey’s sustainable finance initiative.
Guernsey Green Finance’s objective is to leverage Guernsey’s expertise, particularly in administering private wealth, to help lead in routing private capital and private equity to climate finance. Our approach has been to develop knowledge, services, tools and products to connect owners of significant private wealth, and their advisers and investment managers, to the climate change agenda.
For any queries on this event, please contact Emily Lowe.
Sustainable Finance Week 2020 Stats