On Thursday, 4th November, we hosted our event: Finance, Governance and Sustainability, held in partnership with the University of Glasgow. The event featured two panel discussions focusing on issues which are central to the ongoing development of sustainable finance in the UK: green bonds, and fiduciary duty and sustainable investment.

The event was held in the Senate Room, Gilmorehill Building, University of Glasgow and was streamed online. You can find a full event programme below:

09:00 – 09:10: Introductory remarks
09:10 – 10:15: Panel I: Green bonds Chaired by Sarah Gordon, Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute

  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, LSE’s Grantham Research Institute
  • Rishi Madlani, Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance, NatWest Group
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, President, CBI

10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment break

10:30 – 11:45 Panel II: Fiduciary Duty and sustainable investing Chaired by Ida Levine, Director and Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute, Principal with Two Rivers Associates

  • Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive, ShareAction
  • Diandra Soobiah, Head of Responsible Investment, Nest Pensions
  • David Rouch, Partner, Freshfields
  • Iain MacNeil, Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law, University of Glasgow

11:45 – 12:00: Refreshment break
12:00 – 13:00: Interactive workshop for attendees, chaired by Iain MacNeil and Ida Levine