We’ve seen a lot of movement in government’s attitudes to fintech and cryptocurrencies over the course of the last two years, and the UN Environment Programme’s Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial Future, driven by Simon Zadek and Nick Robins, has been pivotal in driving the change from lack of awareness,… Read More »G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group
hiveonline is proud to have been asked to support the UN Environment Programme Inquiry into Design of a Sustainable Financial System, recently accompanying them to the G7 Green Finance for SME policy making meeting in Venice. Six of the G7 governments (all except USA) were represented, with a combination of Environment and Financial departments sending delegates.
Following an opening speech by the State Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment, Ms Barbara Degani, Advantage Financial presented their views on the future, with Fintech and future finance driving the agenda but also highlighted the shortage of equity capital available for research and investment. UNEP Inquiry paper co-author Nick Robins presented a summary of the findings, followed by analytical observations by PwC, which centred on the gap between the report’s ambitions and the backing of banks and nations to mobilise practical steps.