The EU has set a target of 2050 to achieve carbon neutrality. The problem markets are facing is the lack of regulation in the ESG space - leading to fears of greenwashing. In this pathway, Stephanie Sfakianos and Simon Thompson will discuss the measures being taken to boost regulation in the green finance markets through the likes of the UK Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, and through different initiatives such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.
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6 video modules • 1 hour
The finance sector is given a leading role in tackling climate change and the transition to a green and sustainable, low-carbon world. In this video Simon explains how the transition requires cooperation and interaction between many of the key institutions and policy, regulatory and market initiatives active in green and sustainable finance.
Simon Thompson • 11:26
Regulation, in essence, defines the rules for banks, financial institutions and insurance firms at both the individual firm level - ‘microprudential’ regulation - and at the systemic level - ‘macroprudential’ regulation. In this video, Simon gives us an overview of Financial Regulation and how this is developing to enhance disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance.
Simon Thompson • 07:48
The Taxonomy represents the most comprehensive attempt to tackle the very thorny topic of “what is green” and “what is green enough” and hence to help markets identify greenwashing. In this video, Stephanie highlights the importance of taxonomy. She further talks about the challenges and arguments against the EU taxonomy.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 11:51
In the second of two videos, Dr Ma Jun outlines some of the key international initiatives driving sustainable finance. He outlines the work being undertaken by the G20, the NGFS as well as the IPSF, who are working on establishing a common ground taxonomy.
Ma Jun • 10:07
In this first video, Dr Ma Jun uses a framework to describe the development of sustainable finance in Asia. He starts by outlining the development of various sustainable finance taxonomies, before moving on to discuss changes in disclosure and reporting of sustainable activities. He then discusses why incentives are required to finance sustainable activities, before finishing up by discussing some of the risks to the market as well as some of the newest sustainable finance product development.
Ma Jun • 10:34
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