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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

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ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

ESG, sustainability, impact… they all just mean green, right? Not quite. Despite being used often interchangeably, there are distinct differences between these terms.

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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy.

ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

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Greenwashing & ESG Bond Market Update 2021

Greenwashing & ESG Bond Market Update 2021

Stephanie Sfakianos

35 years: Sustainable finance & banking

Greenwashing has been defined as the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. In this video, Stephanie discusses the challenges of tackling “greenwashing” in a world where “green” itself is so poorly defined.

Greenwashing has been defined as the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. In this video, Stephanie discusses the challenges of tackling “greenwashing” in a world where “green” itself is so poorly defined.

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Greenwashing & ESG Bond Market Update 2021

12 mins 39 secs

Overview

In this video, Stephanie will discuss the challenges of tackling "greenwashing" in a world where the term "green" itself is so poorly defined.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define Greenwashing

  • Understand what is being done to coordinate sustainability reporting

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Summary

What is Greenwashing?

Greenwashing has been defined as the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. Such misrepresentation may characterise the behaviour of all market participants, be they issuers, intermediaries or investors. 

Country updates on ESG

The UK government is planning to issue at least £15 billion of green bonds this year through the issuance of green bonds.  It is well known that there had been some reluctance to consider such an issue, with two key objections being aversion to hypothecation, and the absence of a clear funding benefit that would justify the additional work. Sterling is sadly under-represented in the sustainable capital markets. With the government responsible for issuing half of all sterling debt securities, it is in a unique position to kickstart the market. The US is the world's second biggest greenhouse gas emitter. A change in sentiment in the real and financial economies could be a game changer for the race to net zero.

 

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Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie's long career in the financial services industry in London culminated around the past seven years in the field of sustainable finance. She has now left the banking industry, but has continued to apply her sustainable finance expertise through her work with ICMA and the International Standards Organisation.

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