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Sustainable Finance Forum 2023

Hosted by Climate Action, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the event was one of the biggest finance sector events held alongside COP28.

As a key platform for open dialogue with the finance sector, the event provided 400 participants the opportunity to enhance collaboration, foster dialogue, promote clear standards, and drive sustainable practices across assets classes and portfolios.

The PRI and UNEP FI brought to the table banks, insurers and investors for discussions on decarbonization, as well as pioneering work on nature and biodiversity, adaptation, the Just Transition and leading research and best practices to identify, measure, disclose, and manage sustainability risks in the financial sector.

Our goal was to align sustainable finance with the real economy and enable a just transition to a net-zero, nature positive global economy.

Our Speakers

The Sustainable Finance Forum featured 50 world-class speakers including Institutional Investors, Government Officials, Business Leaders, UN Dignitaries, and NGOs, amongst other leading financial stakeholders. 

Jingdong Hua

Vice Chair
International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)

Yuvraj Narayan

Group Deputy CEO & Chief Financial Officer
DP World

Niels Kastelein

Director of Climate Policy
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate, Kingdom of The Netherlands

Martin Moloney

Secretary General
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Aaron Morehouse

PhD, Executive Director
Climate Safe Lending Network
James Vacarro
Executive Director
Climate Safe Lending Network
Dr. Nicola Ranger
Executive Director
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Tomohiro Ishikawa

Managing Director, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs Office
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Who attended?

With the participation of institutional investors, asset managers, bankers, insurers, policymakers, and other leading finance stakeholders, the Forum fostered dialogue, promoted clear standards, and drove sustainable investing across assets classes and portfolios. By bringing together 400 global finance stakeholders, the Forum discussed portfolio alignment, risk mitigation, and the importance of investing for impact to ensure a just and equitable transition at COP28.

Industries included:

  • Accountancy
  • Asset Management
  • Banks
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Brokers/Dealers
  • Credit Information Providers
  • Credit Risk Consultancies
  • Endowment Funds
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Consultancies
  • Financial Services
  • Foundations
  • Government
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurers
  • Investment Banks
  • Law Firms
  • Pension Funds
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Ratings Agencies
  • Regulators
  • Retail Banks
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Stock Exchanges
  • Supranational/Multilateral Development Banks
  • SPO Providers
  • Trading Technologies
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Wealth Managers
  • Wholesale Banks

Leading organisations:

  • Accenture
  • AEGON
  • AllianceBernstein
  • Allianz
  • Amalgamted Bank
  • Aviva
  • AXA Climate
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • BNY Mellon
  • British Business Bank
  • CalPERS
  • Cisco Foundation
  • Citi
  • David Rockefeller Fund
  • Engie Impact
  • European Commission
  • European Investment Bank
  • Federated Hermes
  • France Assureurs
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Generali
  • Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero
  • HSBC
  • IEA
  • IIGCC
  • IRENA
  • KPMG
  • La Banque Postale
  • Legal & General
  • Make My Money Matter
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MorningStar
  • Munich RE
  • Nordea Asset Management
  • Norges Bank
  • Pensioenfonds Rail & OV
  • Prudential
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard Chartered
  • Swiss RE
  • The World Bank
  • TNFD
  • UN Global Compact
  • UNFCCC
  • WBCSD
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zurich

Boost Your Impact: Partner with the Sustainable Finance Forum

The Sustainable Finance Forum offers a unique platform for your company to be at the forefront of global conversations on climate change.

Lead the conversation by demonstrating your commitment to the global climate agenda. Shape policy by contributing to pivotal conversations with policymakers. Generate leads and forge powerful connections.

Experience Unrivalled Opportunities

  • 400 Qualified Delegates
  • 50 Influential Speakers
  • 20 Outcome-Driven Sessions
  • 45 Global Partners & Exhibitors
  • 60+ Facilitated Intros & Meetings

Request a partnership brochure today to learn more about the partnerships opportunities available at the Sustainable Finance Forum

“It has been a pleasure to work with Climate Action over the last number of years. These forums, we believe are one of the most important places for leading financial institutions to get together and share best practice“

Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI

“The Sustainable Innovation Forum 2022 sent a clear signal to all stakeholders of the importance of private sector commitment to scaling climate action”

Ovais Sarmed, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

“The Sustainable Investment Forum is a high quality and inevitable meeting for all responsible investors.”

Luc Olivier, Fund Manager of Echiquier Positive Impact Europe, LFDE

“We’ve been coming to [the Sustainable Investment Forum North America] for multiple years now. We think that within the North American market it’s one of the best, if not the best at bringing together of the minds, both from the asset owner and asset management perspective.”

Todd Arthur Bridges, Head of ESG Research, State Street Global Advisors

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