Catch up

Host Michael Liebreich welcomes the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Nicholas Lyons

Opening remarks: The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Nicholas Lyons  

Keynote speech: Address of Minister Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President, delivered by His Excellency The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Keynote speech: Dr Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance of Egypt

Panel discussion: best practice - channelling green finance to emerging markets for a Just Transition 

Moderator: Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates


  • Diana Guzman, Group ESG Director, Prudential
  • His Excellency Nguyen Hoang Long, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, COP27 High Level Champion (Virtual Participation)
  • Philippe Valahu, CEO, PIDG Group
  • Samaila Zubairu, CEO, Africa Finance Corporation

Fireside chat: policy mechanisms to mobilise finance 

Moderator: The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore, MP, Chair, All Party Group on the Environment


  • Janice Johnston, Financing Advisor, South Africa Just Energy Transition Project Management Unit
  • Chris Taylor, UK JETP Envoy, FCDO

Keynote speech: Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England

Panel discussion: the role of the voluntary carbon market in unlocking increased climate ambition 

Moderator: Louis Redshaw, CEO and Founder, Redshaw Advisors and Net Zero Markets


  • Javier Echave, Chief Financial Officer, Heathrow Holdings
  • Julia Hoggett, Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange
  • Bogolo J Kenewendo, Special Advisor, Africa Director, Climate Champions Team 
  • Annette Nazareth, Chair of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (Virtual Participation)

Fireside chat: UK-China green finance 


  • Dr Ma Jun, Co-Chair, UK-China Green Finance Centre
  • Alderman Sir William Russell, Co-Chair, UK-China Green Finance Centre

In conversation: the opportunity of nature and biodiversity 

Moderator: Jon Williams, Partner, Global Banking & Capital Markets, Sustainability Leader, PwC


  • Dr Helen Crowley, Managing Director, Pollination
  • Beatriz Merino, Director Financial Institutions, Europe, The Nature Conservancy
  • Elizabeth Mrema, Co-Chair, TNFD and Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations (Virtual Participation)

Keynote speech: Baroness Penn, Treasury Lords Minister

Keynote speech: Chris Hayward, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation 

Panel discussion: climate and sustainability disclosures best practice 

Moderator: Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment & Signatories Relations Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)


  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (Virtual Participation)
  • Dr. Iheanyi Anyahara, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria
  • Lynne Baber, Sustainability Leader, PwC
  • Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Research, Andurand Capital
  • Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board

Panel discussion: planning the transition


Moderator: Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)


  • Elizabeth Lien, Senior Advisor, International Climate Finance, Climate Hub, US Department of the Treasury (Virtual Participation)
  • Curtis Ravenel, Senior Advisor, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (Virtual Participation)
  • David Semaya, Executive Chairman, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management
  • Dr James Wilde, Chief Sustainability Officer, Phoenix Group

Finance for Impact update


  • Alderman Vincent Keaveny, Past Lord Mayor of the City of London (2021-2022) 
  • Kay Swinburne, Vice-Chair of Financial Services, KPMG UK 

Just Transition Finance Challenge update

Moderator: Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute


  • Clara Barby, Senior Partner, Just Climate
  • Baafour Otu-Boateng, Investment Director at KawiSafi Ventures

Panel discussion: shifting consumer priorities


Moderator: Keith Bottomley, Deputy Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee


  • Jim Colvine, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Mastercard
  • Helen Dickinson OBE, CEO, British Retail Consortium
  • Richard Mattison, Chair of FoSDA’s Data Council, CEO of S&P Global Trucost, Chief Product Officer, S&P Global Sustainable1
  • Stephanie Pagni, Global Counsel, Monzo

Keynote Address: His Excellency Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi, Director General and Special Representative of the UAE, COP28 Presidency

Panel discussion: the road to COP28 

Moderator: Rhian-Mari Thomas, CEO, Green Finance Institute


  • Abyd Karmali OBE, Managing Director, Environmental Business Advisory, Bank of America
  • Mohamed Nasr, Director of the Climate, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Egypt’s Chief Climate Negotiator (Virtual Participation)
  • Mattia Romani, Senior Counsellor to the Special Envoy on Climate Change and President Designate of COP28
  • Lesley White, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Markets Initiative

Keynote speech: The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados (Virtual Participation)

Speech: The Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP, Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero

Closing remarks: Alderman Nicholas Lyons, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

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