Net Zero Festival: The role of finance - Unlocking the trillions

BusinessGreen staff
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VIDEO: Schroders' group chief executive Peter Harrison speaks to BusinessGreen's James Murray about the role of investors in the net zero transition

This year has seen some of the world's biggest financial firms promise to mobilise trillions of dollars of sustainable finance over the coming decade. But how can investment in support of the net zero transition be accelerated further? And how can businesses ensure capital is allocated to the right projects?

In an interview with BusinessGreen editor in chief James Murray for the recent Net Zero Festival, Schroders' goup chief executive Peter Harrison offered his views on how investors and asset managers can help to push companies towards decarbonisation and greener activities.

Their discussion can be watched again in full above.

All of the panel debates, keynote speeches, and presentations from the Net Zero Festival - which took place over three days from 29 September 2021 featuring hundreds of top speakers from business, politics and academia - are now available to watch again on demand by signing up for free on the Net Zero Festival website.

Schroders is a partner of the Net Zero Festival.


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