Banking on Climate: The Financial Sector’s Role in Climate-smart Investment

With Hans Peter Lankes, Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC

Fiona Harvey, Moderator, The Guardian

Cory Anger, Managing Director Global Head of Insurance-Linked Securities Origination and Structuring, GC Securities

Merli Baroudi, Director of Economics and Sustainability, MIGA

Matthias Hellstern, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

Marie-Laure Bourat, Director, Impact-Based Finance, Société Générale

About Innovate4Climate 2018:

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s commitments require climate-resilient, low-carbon investments at unprecedented speed and scale. These financing needs are monumental but so are the opportunities. Emerging market economies will need about $23 trillion to meet the Paris objectives. Over the next 15 years, the world will require nearly $90 trillion in new infrastructure – mostly in developing and middle-income countries – and all of it climate-resilient.

The 2018 Innovate4Climate Summit zeroed in on some of these opportunities and the leaders from the private, public and financial sectors charting the path.

Watch all the sessions of the summit here: