The seismic treble moving the needle - politics, regulations and social equity

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A panel of expert speakers at the Environmental Finance's Americas Focus day conference considered how the systemic forces of global regulations, policy and social equity focus will transform sustainable finance over the next decade.

According to Terry Tamminen, president of 7th Generation Advisors: "Regulation works in terms of levelling the playing field and helping with a sense of urgency. Many climate models look to 2050 but what we do in the next 10 years is the most important."

Social equity is also an important component of the discussion as well, he said.

"It is very unfair for us to make a few people pay for the pollution that we are all creating, directly or indirectly. It is also a great waste of talent and energy to marginalise entire communities that will be part of the solution going forward. We have to create tides globally that lift all boats," he added.

The discussion, which was moderated by gold sponsor BNP Paribas, was the first event in a series of six taking place in 2021 as part of Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Global Series.

A clip of the panel can be viewed below. The full panel discussion and the other discussions from the day are still available to view on the events platform.

Moderator: Hervé Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas Americas

Panellists: Terry Tamminen, President, 7th Generation Advisors
Peter Munro, Head of Investor Relations, EIB
Howard Coon, Vice President & Treasurer, Avangrid
Alessia Falsarone, Head of Sustainable Investing, Senior Portfolio and Risk Strategist, PineBridge Investments

All hosted on a single platform, to enable the community to flourish, attendees of the ESG in Fixed Income Global Series have access to presentations live, on the day, and on-demand post-event. Delegates will also be able to use the event platform to network with each other and our partners throughout the year. Supporters of the event will also have visibility on the platform outside of the conference days alone.

If you are interested in partnering with us for these events, please contact Neil Porteous on +44 (0)203 326 6269 or email neil.porteous@environmental-finance.com, to discuss your specific requirements and the opportunities available.