Financing climate action with positive social impact: How banks can support a just transition in the UK

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:00


The UK can create a recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis that both accelerates progress to the net-zero economy of the future and does this in ways that deliver real social benefits in terms of high-quality jobs, community renewal and regional rebalancing. Mobilising finance – and bank finance in particular will be critical to achieve this just transition.

This event will launch the results and recommendations of a new report from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. Working with the University of Leeds and in partnership with HSBC and UK Finance, the LSE has undertaken research and dialogue across the country, focusing in particularly at the regional dimensions of the just transition. The event will focus on how banks can scale up financing that brings together the green and social agendas and how the UK policy framework can enable this.


Bob Wigley, Chair, UK Finance

Sophia Tickell, Special Advisor on Finance and Just Transition, LSE

Teresa Graham, Chair, UK Finance SME Advisory Board

Rhian-Mari Thomas, CEO, Green Finance Institute

Chair: Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, LSE (and finance platform lead for PCAN)

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Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and UK Finance

Image: Climate Innovation District, Citu, Leeds