At this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, we hosted a series of panel discussions on the transition to net-zero carbon emissions. You can also check out our approach to net zero and our latest report, Just in Time.
The role of finance in innovating towards net zero
“The challenge is money and getting the funds into the hands of the people that can make the most difference.” – Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
In this session, panelists discuss the chance properly funded emerging markets have to leapfrog to green infrastructure, the need to eliminate the green premium, the importance of data and the role of public and private partnerships.
Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
Dr Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft,
Ruth Porat, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet
Graeme Pitkethly, CFO, Unilever
Strengthening public-private partnerships
“There’s an economic need to bring in private sector finance at numbers so large people can’t comprehend them.” - Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Europe & The Americas, Standard Chartered.
The panel considers the importance of the private sector in helping plug the emerging market net transition finance gap, and why a market-by-market approach to partnerships is vital until we can find standardisation.
Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Europe & The Americas, Standard Chartered
Jaqueline Poh, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
Financing sustainable infrastructure
“In Africa and the Middle East, the governments drive the economy so if you get them on board to the sustainable path…that is half the job done.” - Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered
Sunil, Ana Paula and Maha discuss the role of developed markets in helping emerging markets build sustainable infrastructure, and how people, technology and finance can all play a major role.
Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered
Maha AlQattan, Group Chief People & Sustainability Officer, DP World
Ana Paula Assis, General Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa, IBM