The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is hosting its 16th Global Roundtable virtually on 13–14 October 2020. UNEP FI’s biennial Global Roundtable (GRT) is a major global agenda-setting event on sustainable finance. Held under the theme of “Financing a Resilient Future”, the GRT will bring together decision-makers, experts and thought leaders on a virtual event platform, and help shape approaches to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and accelerating sustainable banking, insurance and investment.
The event in 2020 will convene 2000+ finance professionals as well as 75+ speakers, including UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen, to highlight the development of financial products with positive impacts, explore emerging approaches to financing the Sustainable Development Goals, provide invaluable insight into alignment with the Paris Agreement, innovation, emerging guidance and good practice. The event will also identify trends and issues on the horizon at a global level to explore the finance sectors’ responses to science, policy and business developments in areas such as climate change, biodiversity, circularity and ocean health.