Navigating sustainability impacts and advancing the transition

Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2024 
Time: 09:30 – 17:00 (followed by networking drinks until 18:30)
Location: London

This one-day event, taking place during London Climate Action Week and convened by leading responsible investment organisations, will provide insights into policy developments and investment practice aiming to address today’s key sustainability challenges. The first half of the day, hosted by the PRI, UNEP FI and the Generation Foundation, will feature the launch of the final Legal Framework for Impact report. The afternoon will bring together UK policymakers, regulators, and investment industry stakeholders to discuss sustainable finance policy priorities for the incoming UK government.

 

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Part 1: A Legal Framework for Impact: final report launch

Join the PRI, UNEP FI and the Generation Foundation in presenting the final report from the Legal Framework for Impact project, a keynote address, and a panel discussion on how investors can contribute to sustainability goals, and what is needed to support them and accelerate action.

‘A Legal Framework for Impact’ is the groundbreaking report published by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer which found that most investors are likely to have a legal duty to consider pursuing sustainability outcomes where they can have an impact on financial returns.

Since LFI’s publication in 2021, the project partners have engaged with practitioners and regulators to encourage reforms that empower and support investors to better integrate the consideration of sustainability impacts into their decision-making and contribute to positive sustainability outcomes. This final report summarises the legal, practical and policy implications of this work.

 

Part 2: Advancing the UK transition  

This section is intended to identify the key priorities for policymakers on steps to ensure a successful transition to a net zero financial system at pace, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the state of play of UK sustainable finance policies. The sessions will look at:

  • the place that regulation and practice should play in the transition;
  • policies to attract capital towards net zero; and
  • ensure a whole-of-economy, just transition.

We will hear from leading organisations and experts to showcase market-leading practice on tackling the transition on the industry side, and policymakers to present strategies on sustainable finance priorities.

 

In collaboration with UNEP FI and the Generation Foundation:

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