BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink has announced that climate change is now central to investment decisions. He predicts that climate change will soon cause a “significant reallocation of capital” and a fundamental reshaping of finance. Other institutions such as the European Investment Bank have pledged to ditch the funding of fossil infrastructure projects by the end of 2020. The agriculture sector emits a significant proportion of the GHG emissions that contribute to climate change; so just how can big banks and financial institutions effectively drive progress towards sustainable agriculture?
In this session, we’ll talk about what action is being taken to fund the revolution within agriculture, specifically:
- The finance mechanisms that deliver cheaper debt for sustainability outcomes: How are they used in food?
- What the new Blackrock letter REALLY means for how ESG analysis will pressure companies in 2020
- What investors want in 2020: And how to put ESG governance top of your board agenda