Webinar “Financial Centres on the Road to COP26” – WAIFC & FC4S
The COP26 offers a space for dialogue where cities, governments, civil society, and companies propose a transformation agenda to make the Paris Agreement operational and concretely demonstrate their collective commitment to mitigate emissions and build resilience throughout the planet.
Preparing for a successful COP26 requires the participation of Financial Centres, which are natural nodes to pilot the transition towards a sustainable financial system, due to the clustering of financial activities and finance professional services and institutions, as well as their convening power among public and private market actors.
For this reason, and within the framework of the Climate Finance Week Ireland, UN-convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) organized a public webinar in association with the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) on: “Financial Centres on the road to COP26“.
The event focused on the Sustainable Finance Agenda within Financial Centres, their advances on aligning their portfolios with the zero-carbon transition, and the Paris Alignment, to precede and enrich the COP26 discussions.
On this occasion, Emmanuel Etaderhi, Senior Vice President at FMDQ Group and Executive Secretary, Financial Centre for Sustainability, Lagos; Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO at Toronto Finance International and Co-Chair of UN-convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S); Jochen Biedermann, Managing Director at the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) and Founder & CEO Blockchain (Asia) Ltd; Stephen Nolan, Managing Director, UN-convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) & Head of Secretariat Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF); Zahra Abdel, Deputy Managing Director of Stuttgart Financial; and Zalina Shamsudin FCCA, General Manager for Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM); shared best practices to encourage innovative financial mechanisms to facilitate the transition to a sustainable economy.
Thank you to everyone who participated! In this link you can watch the recording.