The Global Green Finance Index: When Is Finance Ever Likely To Save The Planet?
Speaker: Mike Wardle, Z/Yen Group
Green Finance refers to any financial instrument or financial services activity which results in positive change for the environment and society over the long term (sustainability). Green finance is no longer seen as a fringe activity, but a profitable and desirable activity, which drives financial markets, serves society and enhances the status of financial centres which demonstrate expertise. Financial services are an essential component of a sustainable economy, which meets the needs of stakeholders, enhances quality of life, protects the environment and addresses global issues such as climate change. The Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) gives a measure of how financial centres are responding to this challenge. We hope that enabling centres to compare their performance with their peers, will improve policy makers’ understanding of the drivers of green growth, and assist them in shaping the financial system to support sustainability goals.
Mike Wardle is Head of Indices for Z/Yen, managing its work on the development and delivery of the Global Financial Centres Index and the Global Green Finance Index, and leading on the development of the Smart Jurisdictions Index.
Mike worked as a Civil Servant for almost 20 years mostly within the field of education policy. He was a director and then Chief Executive of the General Social Care Council, establishing the regulation of social workers.
Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group, Executive Chairman
Anthony Hobley, Carbon Tracker, Chief Executive
18.00 Registration and drinks
18.30 Speaker presentation and Q & A
19.45 Canapés, drinks and networking