Green Horizon Summit to Accelerate the Race to Zero, Highlight Innovative Solutions

06 Nov 2020

Amanda Russo, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, +41 79 392 6898,

  • Summit on how to close the financing gap between net zero ambitions and reality hosted by the City of London Corporation, Green Finance Institute and World Economic Forum
  • All sessions livestreamed on the Forum’s website from 9-11 November
  • HRH the Prince of Wales, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon join leaders from business, civil society, and key international organizations including the ECB, IMF and UN to discuss key topics like ESG metrics, funding green investments and accelerating investment in green innovation
  • Learn more and view sessions here

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 November 2020 The City of London Corporation, in collaboration with the Green Finance Institute, and supported by the World Economic Forum, is hosting a virtual summit from 9 to 11 November that will focus on the role of green finance in the recovery from COVID-19.

The Green Horizon Summit will bring together leaders from government, business, and civil society to close the financing gap between net zero ambitions and reality. Each session will help drive forward the role of green finance in the recovery from COVID-19.

The Summit will cover five major themes:

Reporting, Risk Management and Return
Financing the Energy Transition
Infrastructure and Green Growth
Financing Resilience and Adaptation
Nature and Net Zero

All sessions will be livestreamed here and captioned. Session recordings and videos will be uploaded to the Forum’s YouTube channel. A full list of speakers can be found here.

The Forum will host day three (November 11) of the Summit. This ‘practitioners’ day’ will focus on how to put the frameworks into place and funnel finance into a net zero economy. It will feature a range of practitioners covering a new generation of asset managers, banking, big data, professional services to hear how we can make the transition a reality.

The media can ask questions through Slido using the code GHS2020.

Key topics covered on this day include building common ESG metrics, shaping the future of work and skills of the future, and how to accelerate and finance innovation that will accelerate the race to zero.

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