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Past events

ONLINE WORKSHOP | Financial Institutions and Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

28 Apr
2021


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Details

The finance sector is key to unlocking the system-wide change needed to reach Net Zero and drive the uptake of Science-Based Targets.

Financial institutions are increasingly recognising the extent of climate risks and their impact on every market sector. Investment and lending activities must be urgently reviewed to avoid the worst effects of catastrophic climate change and fund a climate-secure, zero-carbon future.

The Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) new framework allows financial institutions – including banks, investors, insurance companies, pension funds and others – to set Science Based Targets (SBT) to align their lending and investment activities with the Paris Agreement.

SBTi partners (Global Compact Network Australia, CDP, World Resources Institute and WWF) invite you to an online workshop that aims to equip financial institutions with the understanding, knowledge and tools to drive the adoption of SBT within your company, through a combination of practical and in-depth knowledge-sharing and interactive peer-learning sessions.

The workshop will take place over two afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April (AEST).

Across the two afternoons, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Share your experiences and learn directly from technical experts;
  • Better understand the Net Zero imperative and the global shift of financial institutions using SBTs;
  • Do a deep dive into each of the Financial Institutions’ framework tools and methods;
  • Hear from financial institutions setting SBTs for their lending and investment portfolios including through case studies; and
  • Be provided with the necessary tools to guide you through the target setting process.

Workshop presenters:

  • Nate Aden, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute
  • Sasha Courville, General Manager, Social Impact, NAB
  • Donald Linderyd, Sustainable Finance Project Manager, WWF-Sweden
  • Monica Richter, Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF-Australia
  • Corinne Schoch, Head of Programmes, Global Compact Network Australia

More speakers to be announced shortly…

Register your attendance via Eventbrite.

Please note that capacity is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact: If you have any queries, please get in touch: secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.au or mrichter@wwf.org.au

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