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What’s next for green finance and climate disclosure? Part 1

14 October 2021, 9.30–11am BST

Through our partnership with leading UK environmental think tank Green Alliance, Design Portfolio is hosting a public panel event on the next big policy changes and market trends in green finance, investment and climate reporting. 

We will be joined by leading experts in the climate field, including Hon. James Shaw, the Minister for Climate Change of New Zealand, who will join us to share his reflections on business and policy; Carsten Jung, Senior Economist at UK think tank IPPR; and senior experts from HSBC and the UN’s COP-oriented Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero.  From TCFD to net zero strategies, we’ll be talking about how the business community can take meaningful and material action on the climate crisis, and what to expect next from the realm of policy and reporting regulation.


  • Hon. James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change for New Zealand
  • Bess Joffe, Head of Responsible Investment at The Church Commissioners for England
  • Zoë Knight, Group Head of the Centre of Sustainable Finance at HSBC
  • Carsten Jung, Senior Economist at Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Martha McPherson, Sustainability Director at Design Portfolio

Chaired by: Sam Alvis, Head of Green Renewal, Green Alliance

Read our whitepaper, Navigating TCFD, for more on the growing role of climate-related reporting.

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What’s next for green finance and climate disclosure?
Part 2

18 November, time TBC

Again in partnership with Green Alliance, Design Portfolio will be drawing together policymakers and business leaders from the UK and beyond for a roundtable discussion on climate change, and how to get stuck into the difficult challenges of strategy and measuring and reporting on climate activity. This will include policymakers from across the political spectrum and will be an opportunity for direct dialogue and experience sharing between reporting companies and those working on climate policy.

Formal invitations to follow. This is a small group roundtable discussion and attendees will be limited.