Lunch Seminar: Scaling up green finance and managing climate risk

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  • SEI Head Office Stockholm
  • May 9, 2019
  • Thursday, 11:15AM to 13:45PM

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Lunch Seminar: Scaling up green finance and managing climate risk

SEI Head Office Stockholm

Thursday, 11:15AM to 13:45PM
May 9, 2019

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Lunch Seminar: Scaling up green finance and managing climate risk

SEI Head Office Stockholm

Thursday, 11:15AM to 13:45PM
May 9, 2019

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SEI, CICERO and the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre would like to invite you to a lunch seminar at SEI. The seminar will address questions about what kind of financial innovation green bonds are and their role in sustainable finance, how financial actors currently understand and manage climate risks (including physical climate risks), how science can better support managing financial climate risks, and the role of the financial sector in pushing our economies towards sustainability.

Our work has been based on interviews with stakeholders that have key roles in the ongoing transformation of the finance sector in Sweden and Norway. The seminar is designed to be interactive and will give participants opportunities to comment on results and propose new research topics.

Agenda:

11:30 Light lunch and mingle.
11:45 Welcome – Aaron Maltais (SSFC/SEI).
11:50 Session 1: Research results and Q&A (will be webcast).

Managing Climate Risk – Asbjørn Torvanger (CICERO)
What kind of financial innovation do green bonds constitute – Aaron Maltais (SSFC/SEI)
Green Bonds for adaptation and resilience to climate change – Heidi Tuhkanen (SSFC/SEI)
The role of the finance sector in sustainability transitions – Björn Nykvist (SEI)

13:00 Reflections from practitioners and Q&A
13:15 Short break
13:25 Session 2: What’s next for green finance? Dialogue between researchers and stakeholders on sustainable finance research and the future needs of the sector
13:45 Seminar ends