The City of London regards green finance as prudent, profitable and one of the best tools available in the race to cut carbon. This is why, in January 2016, the Green Finance Initiative was launched in partnership with government. The initiative brings together international expertise from across the financial and professional services sector and provides leadership on green finance, advocates for regulatory and policy proposals that enhance the green finance sector worldwide, and promotes London as the leading global centre for the provision of green finance and professional services.
We have invited Sherry Madera to introduce the work that the Green Finance Initiative has done to promote investment in renewable energy including the UK’s project financing offer, the role that capital markets have played and how other investment vehicles e.g. bonds and funds have also helped with bringing much needed investment into green projects.