How Can “Green Fintech” Help Tackle Climate Change?

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February 8, 2022

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The UN Climate Change Conference (1 Nov-12 Nov 2021) will bring new ambition and targets to the increasingly recognised and urgent challenge of climate change. In this webinar we will seek to explore the growth in ‘green fintech’ solutions and ask how government policies can help encourage this growing sector. Examples in the UK have included the Financial Conduct Authority’s first ‘Green Fintech Challenge’ (in 2019) while the Department for International Trade is running a UK ESG and Green FinTech mission to the US from 20-30 September 2021.


Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.