Finance for the Future 2020 virtual events
Since the 2019 Finance for the Future Awards, the finance community have had many challenges to face. However, it has been inspiring to witness the innovation, collaborative thinking and partnership that has shone through in times of adversity.
This year, we will be bringing the Finance for the Future community together through a series of interactive virtual events. This will be an opportunity to hear from finance leaders who are committed to creating sustainable outcomes and understand what can be learnt from the current context.
The series of three events will take place in December as part of The Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2020, an event hosted by Finance for the Future founding partner, A4S.
The Finance for the Future Awards programme will be back in 2021 and aligned with the rescheduled COP26.
Learn and interact with the experts…
For the first time, Finance for the Future will bring you three virtual events. This unique opportunity will allow participants to learn and interact with experts and previous winners from around the world, who will be sharing their experience and insights. These virtual events will also be an opportunity for participants to understand how finance can play a crucial role in shaping a sustainable and resilient recovery.
Through the biggest crisis of the 21st century, innovation and drive for change has continued to be demonstrated by the global finance community. In this event, speakers will highlight the role that the academic and educational communities can play in transforming finance for a sustainable future. Join this interactive session for valuable insights from Dr. Mirabelle Muûls, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London and Professor Richard Barker, Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School and Veronica Poole, Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader, Deloitte.
The COVID-19 and climate change crises have highlighted the importance of integrated thinking to the resilience and viability of organisations. This masterclass will explore integrated thinking and what it means in practice, steps to embed it within your organisation, and what part it can play in a sustainable recovery. In this interactive session, participants will hear practical examples from previous Finance for the Future Award winners: Alan Stewart, CFO at Tesco and Joe Allanson, EVP, Chief Accountant and Controller at Salesforce.
In this session, participants will explore how financial institutions, products and services can move financial markets towards a more sustainable economy. Practical examples will be discussed from the previous winners of the Finance for the Future awards. Join this interactive session and hear from key actors in the financial markets, including Sarah Breeden, Executive Director at the Bank of England; Pavan Sukhdev, President of WWF International; and Michael Marshall, Head of Sustainable Ownership at Railpen and Alison Vipond, Sustainability Policy and Innovation Lead at Ecology Building Society.