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10 Takeaways from Barclays’ Green Frontiers Conference

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Barclays’ first green finance conference, held at London’s Royal Geographical Society, brought together speakers from business, finance and government to explore how innovation and investment can tackle climate change.

The conference was an example of what Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chair of Barclays’ Green Banking Council, calls “our convening power, that can bring together different parties to address the topic of accelerating green finance”.

We highlight ten key insights from the conference:

Seeking New Frontiers in Green Energy

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“When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.” This famous Confucian saying that hangs in the office of CLP Chief Financial Officer Geert Peeters reflects the hunger for knowledge and experience in his three-decade career in the energy industry.

Whether it is building a power and desalination plant in the middle of a desert in the Middle East, running the finance function of a FTSE-100 company in London, or charting the way forward for CLP’s decarbonisation journey, Geert has never lost his passion for new challenges.

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The Woman Driving Sustainable Finance at Barclays

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“Someone said to me a little while ago that once you start immersing yourself and engaging yourself with climate change issues, it’s almost impossible to go back to anything else. You would have to wake up every morning and think: I’m using all my skills and abilities to help support a ‘six degree world’. So, I can’t go back. This is me for the next twenty years.”

Barclays Promotes Access to Green Finance

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In 2017 Barclays was the first bank to issue a green bond using UK assets.

The challenge: Access to financing is necessary to fund crucial social and environmental infrastructure, whilst giving us opportunities in growing markets.

Your Briefing on Growing Green Finance

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January 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ethical Corporation recently commissioned a 20-page complimentary briefing into the growing state of green finance, which goes into depth on the important role green finance has to play in tackling climate change.

Click here to download the complimentary briefing

​Mark Hillsdon, a freelance sustainabilty journalist, says that "the system is structured to reduce the kind of long-term investment that we need. We want the financial system to solve our problems, not cause new ones."

Money Is Not Wealth: Cryptos v. Fiats!

By Hazel Henderson
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Most bankers, economists and investors after a couple of drinks, will admit that money is not wealth. Money is a metric, like inches and centimeters, for tracking real wealth: human ingenuity and technological productivity interacting with natural resources and biodiversity undergirding all human societies along with the daily free photons from our Sun, as described in "Valuing Today's Circular Services Information Economies".

Financing the SDGs

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The green bond market is worth $100bn, but $1trn is needed to fund the low-energy transition by 2020. Ethical Corporation recently commissioned a briefing into the growing state of green finance, which goes into depth on the important role it has to play in tackling climate change and assesses what it will take to move the global financial system on to a more sustainable footing.

Click here to download the complimentary briefing

Key themes of the briefing include:

UK First As Barclays Issues €500m Green Bond

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Barclays PLC has successfully priced and issued a 0.625% €500m green bond.  This is a first for the UK market, as it represents the first green bond issued by a UK bank, using UK assets.  The transaction was well received, attracting a final order book of €1.85bn.

Donald Trump Could Slow Clean Energy’s Hard-Won Progress

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Originally posted on Huffington Post.

“A Trump presidency would probably not be the worst disaster, given that support is grandfathered in at the federal level,” said Jenny Chase, head of global solar analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Ingersoll Rand Leader to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at Wall Street GREEN Summit

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Davidson, N.C., March 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join leaders from financial institutions, energy companies, and sustainability organizations at The Wall Street GREEN Summit (WSGS) on March 23 in New York.  

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