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Euromoney Podcasts: COP26

Euromoney Podcasts: COP26

  • If the COP 26 conference on climate, which concludes this week in Glasgow, has had a consistent theme, it has been trying to agree how much funding the developing world needs from the rich one to combat the most severe consequences of climate change, and how to make sure that funding gets there.
  • In the final episode in this series, Marjella Lecourt-Alma, of ESG risk management specialist Datamaran, explains why she gave COP26 a miss, what she expects to be the main drivers of climate action next year, and why the quest for perfect data is a distraction from the transition challenges ahead.
  • James Close, head of climate change at NatWest, looks at how the endgame might play out in Glasgow, what promises of a net-zero finance centre in London will mean in practice and the opportunities from creating credible carbon markets.
  • Richard Mattison, formerly CEO of environmental data pioneer Trucost and now head of S&P Global’s Sustainable1 division, talks new climate accounting standards, the need for scrutiny of net-zero commitments and what it will take for Glasgow to count as a successful COP.
  • Speaking from the World Climate Summit in Glasgow, Chris Iggo of Axa Investment Managers calls for more collaboration between governments, sectors and regulators, and warns of the dangers of self-congratulation among climate leaders.
  • Under its ambitious president, the five-year-old Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has developed into an outfit with its own distinct personality and ambitions. Jin Liqun sits down with Euromoney to discuss climate financing, private-sector capital and why a post-Covid 'normal' is least two years away.
  • Marisa Drew, Credit Suisse's chief sustainability officer, had a busy week ahead at the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow. But she found time to tell Euromoney about her hopes for COP26, how banks and corporates can change, and the benefits of sticky capital.
  • Standard Chartered’s CEO discusses COP26, climate finance in emerging markets, the need for consistent ESG data, and the challenges of creating high-integrity carbon markets.
  • COP 26 — a GC Podcast special by Ralph Sinclair, Toby Fildes, Jon Hay and Lewis McLellan
  • Harry Boyd-Carpenter, head of the EBRD's green economy and climate action team, discusses the latest developments at COP26, how they will affect emerging markets, and what multilateral banks can do to bridge the climate gap.
  • 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.
  • Henry Fernandez, chief executive of MSCI, talks greenwashing, what to expect from Finance Day, and why ESG ratings should never be regulated.
  • James Gifford, Credit Suisse's head of sustainable & impact advisory and thought leadership, and one of the team who created the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment in 2006, discusses sticky capital, industries of the future and his 'light-bulb moment' on ESG.
  • Kate Levick of environmental policy think tank E3G looks ahead to Finance Day and reflects on what the climate conference will mean for the private sector
  • COP veteran and climate finance expert Abyd Karmali of Bank of America shares insights on what to watch for in the next two weeks and how Glasgow might stack up against previous climate conferences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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