SFE Climate Series: An Introduction to COP26

Date: Wednesday 31 March

Time: 4pm-5pm

Join us for the second event in our COP26 Series to discuss the background to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, set to be held in Glasgow over two weeks in November, and its importance to financial services in Scotland.

We’re delighted to be hosting this event with EY, which is part a series of climate and sustainability-themed events in the lead up to COP26. The Climate Series will view climate and environmental challenges from several lenses, such as responsible investment, corporate governance and consumer behaviour. The first event on Achieving a Net Zero Economy is being held on Thursday 25 March, further details here.

As well as discussing COP26, our speakers for this event, Sandy Trust of EY and Kaisie Rayner of Royal London, will also cover climate targets such as Race to Zero and net zero and will provide case studies and practical next steps.

Speakers for this event are:  

Sandy Trust, EY

Sandy leads the UK Financial Services Sustainable Finance Consulting team at EY, advising financial services clients on topics including climate change, economic, social and governance integration, stewardship, sustainable finance and impact investing. Sandy is a qualified actuary, who has over 15 years of financial services experience. He is also Deputy Chair of the UK Actuarial Profession’s Sustainability Board. Prior to joining EY he led the development of Purposeful Finance at a competitor.

Kaisie Rayner, Royal London

Kaisie Rayner is Climate Change Lead at Royal London, the UK's largest purpose-driven modern mutual, and the finance sector representative on the Edinburgh Climate Commission. Kaisie is passionate about working with financial institutions to help them understand climate change and their role in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy.

All SFE members are welcome to attend. Feel free to share this invite with colleagues who may be interested.

Please register using the link below. Joining details will be sent in advance of the webinar.