Sustainable Finance for Breakfast (5)

Held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8.30-10.00am.

In association with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford


  • Ben Caldecott (Smith School, Oxford)

  • Chris Huhne (ET Index)



It’s been a busy month for sustainable finance announcements. A dozen of the world’s leading financial centres (including London) put out the joint Casablanca statement on sustainable finance; Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda; and the European Commission mooted more powers for the ESAs to regulate ESG activity.

But what’s going on beyond the official pronouncements? Our regular sustainable finance breakfast (held in conjunction with Oxford’s Smith School) is now on to its 5th meeting and Ben Caldecott, director of the School’s Sustainable Finance Programme, has again agreed to lead us through the latest developments in the sector.

Joining Ben to steer us through the action, we are pleased to welcome back Chris Huhne. Chris first spoke at the Centre when he was a fresh-faced MEP, but we now welcome him as co-Chair of ET Index, director of several renewables businesses, and as a former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

As always, these are collaborative affairs – so please bring along your own news and views. If you (or a colleague or friend) would like to join us for what I hope will be a lively and informative discussion, please let us know by calling 0207 621 1056 or emailing I can promise lots of tea, coffee and buns.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton