9th Sustainable Finance Forum

Photo of the Sheldonian Theatre by Ray Harrington
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Date Tuesday 12 July 2022 - Wednesday 13 July 2022
Time 18:00 - 18:00
Waddesdon Manor

Bicester Rd, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH


About the Sustainable Finance Forum

Tuesday 12th July, 18:00 - 21:00 for drinks reception and dinner
Wednesday 13th July 2022, 09:30 - 18:00 for Forum

The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, together with The Rothschild Foundation and the Transition Plan Taskforce Secretariat, is organising the 9th Sustainable Finance Forum on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July 2022. The 9th Forum will focus on net zero transition plans.

This will be held at Waddesdon Manor - an estate built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 in Buckinghamshire - with accommodation at nearby Hartwell House. There is no fee for attendance and there will be no more than 60 high-level attendees. If you would like to attend, please apply for your place by sending us details of your position, affiliation, and interest in the topic. We carefully curate each forum and will let you know whether you have secured a place in due course.

An increasing number of organisations are making commitments to reach net zero emissions. Credible and appropriately detailed organisational transition plans that are integrated with other disclosures and incorporate short-term milestones and targets, can enable real-economy firms to plan their operations and support markets in monitoring progress.

Transition plans are also essential for the effective exercise of market discipline, and investors' ability to hold investee company boards and management to account. The publication of firm-level transition plans should become a norm across the global economy.

The TPT is working to develop appropriately detailed sectoral transition plan templates, alongside associated guidance on metrics and targets (and also consider the wider ecosystem e.g. third-party verification), drawing from the body of existing work, including the TCFD recommendations. It will provide guidance for real economy sectors and financial services sub-sectors.

We will use the 9th Sustainable Finance Forum to deep dive into different aspects of this problem. What does a good net zero transition plan actually look like? How should we track progress across sectors and geographies? What financial products and services can support the implementation of net zero transition plans? What is the role of policy and public finance in supporting transition plans?

There will be a huge amount of very interesting content for us to discuss in an intimate setting together with peers. The forums are always very well attended and demand always exceeds supply. We encourage early applications.

The agenda for the the 9th Forum will be available in the spring.

Apply by sending us details of your position, affiliation, and interest in the topic. We carefully curate each forum to ensure appropriate levels of seniority, representation from different parts of the financial system, and balance across specialisms and jurisdictions. We will let you know whether you have secured a place in due course. Unfortunately the forums are always heavily oversubscribed and a large number of applications will be unsuccessful.