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UK-Norway Green Finance Summit

Climate change and environmental degradation are among our most urgent and pressing challenges. The financial sector needs to accelerate its contribution to the transition towards a sustainable economy.

16.12.2019 / News

KBN, the British Embassy Oslo, UN Global Compact Norway and Norsif invite experts, politicians and executives from the financial sector in the UK and Norway to discuss climate-related risks and opportunities in Oslo on 23 January.   

The summit will include keynote presentations and roundtable discussions on how to accelerate green finance to advance the transition to a low carbon economy, carbon pricing as mechanism to tackle emission levels, and stress test on the financial risks of climate change. 

We are delighted to announce the following line-up of distinguished speakers from the financial sector and regulatory authorities in the UK and Norway:

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Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman of Green Finance Institute, Chair of UK Government Taskforce on Green Finance and 685th Lord Mayor of the City of London

Mr. Egil Matsen, Deputy Governor, Norges Bank, Second Deputy Chair of the Executive Board

Ms. Theresa Löber, Head of Climate Strategy, Bank of England

Mr. Martin Skancke, Chair, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Chair, Norway’s Climate Risk Commission and member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Mrs. Christa Clapp, Research Director Climate Finance, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO)

Mr. Rob Ward, Deputy Director, International Financial Services at HM Treasury

Ms. Melissa McDonald, Global Head of Product – Equities, and Head of Responsible Investment in London, HSBC Global Asset Management

Mr. Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO, Storebrand Asset Management, Chair, Skagen AS

Ms. Rosie Donachie, Group Head of Government Affairs and Regulatory Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group