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36 minutes | 4 days ago
Risky Business: How financial regulators can address climate change
Is it only a matter of time before climate risk disclosure is mandatory? Increasingly, government financial regulators are addressing climate change in the financial sector. Steven Rothstein of Ceres, a nonprofit that works with investors and companies to drive sustainability solutions, joined ClimateBiz to discuss the regulatory landscape in the US. Be sure to check out Ceres’ new report, Addressing Climate As a Systemic Risk: A Call to Action for U.S. Financial Regulators. https://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/addressing-climate-systemic-risk
39 minutes | a month ago
Financing the Green Rebuild
How is COVID impacting the outlook for green finance? And how can green finance be part of the recovery, especially in emerging markets? ClimateBiz caught up with Sim Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank Group, South Africa’s largest bank. He shared his views on how COVID is leading to unprecedented levels of public and private collaboration and green investment opportunities he sees in Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, and other locations in the region.
34 minutes | a month ago
The Green Recovery: How Europe Is Engaging the Private Sector
Welcome to Season 3 of ClimateBiz! This season we will focus on COVID-19 and its implications for climate-smart business, including initiatives from around the world about how we can build back better and more sustainably. For the first episode, ClimateBiz gets an insider’s look at the European Commission’s recovery package that is targeting hundreds of billions of Euros in climate investment. Joining the show are Frank Heemskerk, Secretary General of the European Roundtable for Industry, and Feike Sijbesma, Special Corona Envoy for The Netherlands and Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM. IFC COVID relief financing European Roundtable for Industry
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Connecting Climate & Communications
How can we communicate climate change in a way that inspires action? And what are the implications for the private sector? Find out in this episode, featuring a conversation with Andy Revkin, one of America’s most honored and experienced environmental journalists and the founding director of the new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
June News Roundup
Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news from June 2020, focusing on recent private sector announcements and an update on green stimulus plans.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Green Is the New Black - Sustainable Fashion
Did you know that one pair of jeans produces as much greenhouse gas emissions as driving a car more than 80 miles? Transitioning the apparel industry to a low carbon future is a complex problem that involves a vast, interconnected global supply chain. In 2018, fashion stakeholders, including IFC, created the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action under the auspices of the United Nations. In this episode, Stefan Seidel, Head of Corporate Sustainability at PUMA and Chair of the Charter Steering Committee, and Laila Petrie, CEO of 2050 and Vice Chair of the Charter, discuss how the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Net Zero Buildings
You’ve heard about green buildings, but have you heard about net zero buildings? Arthaland, a pioneering developer of green buildings in the Philippines, joins ClimateBiz to discuss how their Century Pacific Tower became the first EDGE-certified Zero Carbon building and how they used a green bond to finance this construction.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
May News Roundup
Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news from May 2020, focusing on transport. www.ifc.org/climatebiz
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Banking on Climate
BNP Paribas is France’s largest commercial bank. ClimateBiz interviewed Pierre Rousseau, Strategic Advisor in Sustainable Business, about how BNP Paribas is lowering its exposure to assets with climate risks and how it is building a green business in renewables, biodiversity, and more. They were an early supporter of the Paris Agreement as well as one of the first international banks to adoptive investment policies regarding coal, oil, and shale gas.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Generation Investment Management is an asset management company with an unusual philosophy – that incorporating social and environmental criteria creates better companies with better risk-adjusted investment results. Co-founder David Blood joined ClimateBiz to discuss how they make their investment decisions and how this kind of risk management is becoming mainstream. For more information about sustainability disclosure: - Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/ - Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) https://www.sasb.org/
17 minutes | 7 months ago
April News Roundup
Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news, focusing on the unprecedented drop in oil prices and what it means for the clean energy industry.
16 minutes | 7 months ago
Bonus: Investing in Nature
For Earth Day, Marcene and Shari spoke with The Nature Conservancy about nature-based solutions. In a bonus interview, IFC's Irina Likhachova joined the show to discuss IFC's approach.
38 minutes | 7 months ago
Investing in Nature
Happy Earth Day! ClimateBiz is celebrating Earth Day 2020 by looking into nature-based solutions, which use natural ecosystems and processes to solve societal challenges. There are many examples of this, including reforestation to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Tim Purinton of the DC and Maryland chapter of The Nature Conservancy joins the show to discuss specific solutions in the Chesapeake Bay area and how the private sector is supporting these solutions.
15 minutes | 8 months ago
News Roundup - April 3
Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news, focusing on the impacts of COVID-19.
37 minutes | 8 months ago
Hard to Abate – Sasol Edition
South Africa is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions – for context, it emits more than the U.K. even though the U.K.’s GDP is nearly eight times larger. ClimateBiz spoke with Shamini Harrington (VP, Climate Change, Sasol South Africa) about how Sasol, a major industrial player in South Africa, plans to lower the emissions from its petrochemicals and energy business. In 2019, Sasol released its inaugural report on how it will position itself for resilience in a lower-carbon future. https://www.sasol.com/sites/default/files/financial_reports/Sasol%20Climate%20Change%20Report%202019.pdf
12 minutes | 9 months ago
Bonus: From Risk to Reward
Michael Sheren is a senior advisor at the Bank of England, the UK’s central bank. ClimateBiz caught up with him at the 2019 Innovate4Climate conference to discuss his views on climate-related financial risk disclosure.
16 minutes | 9 months ago
News Roundup - March 4
Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news, including some new corporate climate commitments, 2019's flat GHG emissions, and more.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
From Risk to Reward – Climate Disclosure
Climate risk disclosure is a big topic these days for the private sector, especially those companies that are publicly traded. Many have decided to voluntarily disclose their risks and how they are mitigating them. Are mandatory disclosures coming down the pike? Mary Schapiro, former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and current Special Advisor to Michael Bloomberg, joins ClimateBiz to share her thoughts and predictions.
15 minutes | 10 months ago
News Roundup - February 10
Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news, including net zero corporate announcements at the World Economic Forum in Davos and Mark Carney's legacy on addressing climate financial risk at the Bank of England.
49 minutes | 10 months ago
Crystal Ball 2020
It's a new year and a new decade. ClimateBiz asked several industry experts within IFC for their predictions of how climate business opportunities will develop in 2020. Tune in for predictions across the diverse field of climate business. 2:09 Green Finance 8:30 Solar 15:18 Wind 20:00 Carbon Capture 26:54 Waste 30:13 Green Buildings 36:25 Adaptation and Resilience 43:07 Carbon Pricing
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