Sustainable Finance Week 2022

Monday 19 - Friday 23 September

Sustainable Finance Week 2022

2PM

BST

Registration

2:30PM

BST

Welcome Address

Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY

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Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY


Welcome Address

Rupert moved to Guernsey as a boy and was educated in the island. His career in financial services has taken him globally, beginning in London, and on to Hong Kong, Asia, South Africa and Switzerland, before returning to Guernsey. His background is in private banking and trust and corporate services, where he has held a number of senior management roles in global companies. As well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town, Rupert holds a law degree, and is a member of STEP, CISI and the Institute of Directors.

2:40PM

BST

Keynote Speech

James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest Group

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James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest Group


Keynote Speech

James has spent his career working at the interface of the public and private sectors with a focus on mobilising finance. He is now committed to working on some of the most challenging global issues focusing on sustainable development and climate change. He is currently the head of climate change at NatWest Group, supporting the implementation of the bank’s purpose-led strategy which included principal sponsorship of COP26. He is also a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Group for the ICAEW and a trustee for the Trust for Sustainable Living. Prior to this role, he was the head of the circular economy programme for London. Before returning to the UK, James spent five years in Washington, D.C. as the Director for Climate Change at the World Bank. Previously, he was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Practice of EY, and also worked for HM Treasury.

3PM

BST

Panel Session

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Panel Session

Moderator

Josephine Bush

Sustainable Finance Strategic Advisor

Guernsey Finance

Panellists

James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest Group

Richard Kelly

Co-Founder and Co-Lead Fund Manager

Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company PLC

Amy Smith

Sustainable Finance Manager

London Stock Exchange Group

3:45PM

BST

Coffee Break

4:15PM

BST

Panel Session

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Panel Session

Moderator

Josephine Bush

Sustainable Finance Strategic Advisor

Guernsey Finance

Panellists

James Cairns

Founder and CEO

Mopane Capital

Cees Vermaas

CEO

The International Stock Exchange

5PM

BST

Closing Keynote

5:15PM

BST

Sponsor Address - RBSI

5:25PM

BST

Conclusions

Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY

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Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY


Conclusions

Rupert moved to Guernsey as a boy and was educated in the island. His career in financial services has taken him globally, beginning in London, and on to Hong Kong, Asia, South Africa and Switzerland, before returning to Guernsey. His background is in private banking and trust and corporate services, where he has held a number of senior management roles in global companies. As well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town, Rupert holds a law degree, and is a member of STEP, CISI and the Institute of Directors.

5:30PM

BST

Photography Exhibition & Drinks Reception

7PM

BST

Event Close