Sustainable Finance for Breakfast (6)

Held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8.30-10.00am.

With support from Burges Salmon


  • Ben Caldecott (Smith School, Oxford)

  • Adam Matthews (Church of England)

  • Ed Wells (HSBC)



What progress can we hope for towards the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018? And what announcements can we expect to hear between now and Christmas?

Six weeks have passed since our last SF4B, and since then the Annual Meetings in Washington have been and gone, the Bonn climate conference has got underway, and HSBC has found $100bn to commit towards climate goals. As usual, Ben Caldecott, Director of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University’s Smith School, will walk us through what has been going on, and what he sees as the main things to watch for over the next few months.

As usual, also, this is really an opportunity to share: knowledge about sustainable finance is not a zero-sum game. The more we all know, the better placed we all are.

Joining Ben, we are pleased to welcome Adam Matthews, co-chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative, head of engagement for the Church Commissioners and Pensions Board and secretary of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) at the Church of England.

Also joining us will be Ed Wells, Head of Policy for Global Markets, Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance at HSBC. He is also a member of the City of London Green Finance Initiative. 

If you would like to join us, please let Alex know by emailing or phoning the Centre (0207 621 1056). Coffee, tea and buns will be available courtesy of our friends at Burges Salmon.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton