Finance Day special



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Val Smith, Citi's chief sustainability officer, and Constance Chalchat of BNP Paribas share their thoughts on the latest announcements from Glasgow and the implications for the banking sector.




More from this series:

  • Campfires and carbon markets

    Carbon market veteran Anna Lehmann discusses the development of a complex sector, what to expect from the climate conference and why she is walking to Glasgow.
  • Biodiversity – nurturing nature finance

    As the UN biodiversity conference gets under way in Kunming, Fabian Huwyler of Posaidon Capital talks about nature finance’s potential for alpha generation, why banks still aren’t doing enough in the sector, the rise of transformative technology – and why COPs are like Valentine’s Day.
  • Bridging the gap between finance and climate science

    Mike Meredith, head of the Polar Oceans division at the British Antarctic Survey, discusses what the financial sector can learn from scientists, how soon flats in Brighton will be underwater – and, of course, Boaty McBoatface.
  • The big bank net zero challenge

    Most of the world’s biggest banks have pledged to reach net zero by 2050 – but are they ready for the tough decisions required to get there? Daniel Klier, former head of global sustainable finance at HSBC and now CEO of Arabesque S-Ray, discusses the challenges facing the sector, the drive for consensus and the importance of data.
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