Thu, 20 Apr|
Sustainable Business Finance & Investment
Learn how to make your business' finances greener with the Sustainable Business Network
Time & Location
20 Apr, 12:00 – 14:00
ZERO, Friary St, Guildford GU1 4EH, UK
About the Event
Finance and investments count as part of your scope 3 emissions, but unlike most parts of scope 3 you can take direct control over how much they either help or hinder your net zero ambitions!
From your business bank account to your pension to your investments, you have far more control over the climate impact these make than you realise! Within the world’s 100 largest pension funds, less than 1% of assets are invested in low carbon solutions! But it can be really difficult to find out exactly what your money is being used to finance.
And whilst many major banks and investors are making a lot of noise about ensuring portfolios are net zero by 2050 there has been minimal action so far, and in fact the big 5 High Street banks have invested billions in fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement in 2015, and even since all the big talk of COP26 in Glasgow just 18 months ago.
Thankfully, you don’t need to wait for them, you can start moving your finance and investments immediately, to ensure that big banks aren’t destroying your net zero transition, and that your money is actually helping the UK and other businesses achieve net zero targets.
You don’t have to just avoid bad investments, you have the power to make your finances drive real change in tackling the climate crisis. Join the SBN team and a panel of sustainable finance experts so we can make it as easy as possible for you!