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FINEXUS Conference: Closing the Gaps Between Finance and Sustainability

Zurich, 2018-01-18

CPI’s Executive Director of Climate Finance, Dr. Barbara Buchner will be speaking on a panel at the second conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability, hosted by FINEXUS, the Center for Financial Networks and Sustainability at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

The session, moderated by Irene Monasterolo (Professor, Vienna Univ. of Econ. & Business), will focus on climate risk and impact metrics and methods to assess the exposure of development banks’ portfolios to climate risk, as well as their contribution to climate action (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals). By building on the experience of major development banks, panelists will discuss their progress towards better climate risk and impact disclosure, as well as the challenges and opportunities that they experience, both at the governance and project level. Finally, they will discuss what role academia could play to support development banks in this process, by identifying specific areas of collaboration where synergies could be successfully exploited.

Other panelists will include:
Gael Giraud (Chief Economist, French Agency of Development)
Monica Scatasta (Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, European Investment Bank)

More information can be found here.