Financing a Just Transition

In this engaging discussion around the Path to COP28, host Rory Palmer welcomes representatives from GEFI, a Scottish non-profit with a global impact. The conversation centres around COP28 campaign, aiming to raise awareness and accelerate climate action. Guests Cara Williams, Senior Partner, Global ESG and Sustainability Leader for Mercer, and Bruno Gardner, Head of Climate Change and Nature at Phoenix Group share their insights on climate change, the challenges faced, and the crucial role of climate solutions in their transition plans. As the COP 28 summit approaches, the speakers express their hopes and expectations, emphasizing the importance of a just transition for equitable global benefits. The conversation also delves into the challenges and opportunities in scaling up investments in emerging markets and the complexities of navigating the private market for climate solutions.

Nature

Rory Palmer from Asset TV is joined by Chris Perceval, Senior Market Engagement Director at S&P Global Sustainable1, and Gemma Corrigan, Head of Policy and ESG Integration at Federated Hermes, to discuss the actions required to unlock new finance flows to support climate-aligned and nature-positive transition.

Financing the SDGs

Omar Shaikh, Managing Director of Global Ethical Finance Initiative is joined by Arash Mojabi, UK Lead of Sustainable Finance, ING and Irina Kurochkina, Portfolio Manager, Aegon Asset Management to discuss the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and if they can create tangible opportunities for companies to make a positive contribution to society and the environment.

Unlocking Islamic Finance

For the first interview, our Managing Director Omar Shaikh, an Islamic finance expert, interviews Charles Haresnape, CEO of Gatehouse Bank and Claire Dorrian of LSEG. Gatehouse Bank are a leading Shariah-compliant bank, and LSEG have published ground-breaking research with GEFI and workstream partner UKIFC into sustainable Islamic investment products.