The Sustainable Finance sector has seen steady growth globally, with Japan and Australia/New Zealand accounting for the 3rd and 5th largest markets respectively in 2018, according to the Global Social Investing Alliance.
While the line is blurring between what is covered as part of “sustainable” versus “normal” investments, it is clear that the focus on investing with social and environmental impact is rapidly gaining favor, with ESG investing constituting the 2nd largest share of assets under management.
This plenary will discuss broader trends around sustainable finance and ways to encourage more mainstream capital into the sector.
- Why should mainstream investors take notice of developments in the sustainable finance sector?
- How can sustainable finance align with personal and institutional objectives?
- What systems-level changes are needed to facilitate more capital flows towards the sustainable finance sector?