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White & Case: Sustainability first – How to build back better

Prior to the global pandemic, momentum was building for the sustainability transition and this momentum has been further accelerated by the events of 2020. As part of the White & Case Autumn Webinar Series 2020, the webinar on 5 November 2020 (5pm GMT) will focus on the topic of sustainability.

The ECB has defined sustainable assets broadly to include sustainability-linked debt covenanted by reference to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): sustainability is now a market which every industry can join. Sustainability addresses global challenges including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The UN SDGs are guiding businesses – not only to transition their operating models away from non-sustainable practices but also to raise capital today to finance their sustainability transition.

Moderated by Chris McGarry (Partner, White & Case), a panel of Olivia Albrecht (Head of ESG Business Strategy, PIMCO), Sean Kidney (CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative), Anjuli Pandit (Primary Sustainability Manager, BNP Paribas), Felipe Fernandes Mendes (Tereos) and Clare Connellan (Partner, White & Case) will focus their discussion on the market opportunity today for sustainable capital and the risk mitigation which businesses and governments should otherwise be undertaking to transition away from non-sustainable practices.

Register for the Webinar “Sustainability first” here.

Find further information on the Autumn Webinar Series 2020 here.

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