Green is the New Finance is a podcast series from the Green Finance Institute showcasing leading thinking on how to mobilise capital towards a greener, more inclusive and resilient global economy. Hosted by Helen Avery, every other episode is a one-to-one interview with a global leader from within the finance sector or policy environment sharing their ideas on how to advance green and sustainable finance. Alternate episodes are co-hosted by the Institute's Ryan Jude and include interviews with those leading on-the-ground, practical financing solutions.
Episode twenty: IPCC Report Special with Lord Nicholas Stern and Rhian-Mari Thomas
The latest release from the sixth IPCC Report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900, and that the global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming increase within the next two decades. The need for finance to support a transition to both net-zero and negative-carbon emissions has never been more urgent. In this IPCC Special episode, Green is the New Finance looks at the Report's findings and the role of finance. Guest Lord Nicholas Stern, I. G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics shares his views on the role of public finance, while Green Finance Institute CEO, Rhian-Mari Thomas, discusses the role of private finance with hosts Ryan Jude and Helen Avery.
Episode nineteen: Sam Evans and Krista Patrick, Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
How much does nature contribute to a regional economy, the health and well-being of its residents, as well as to building climate resilient communities? Greater Manchester Combined Authority's Sam Evans and Krista Patrick share the findings of its natural capital account and its journey to moving from public funding into attracting private investment with Green Finance Institute hosts Ryan Jude and Helen Avery.
Episode eighteen: Michiel de Smet, finance programme lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
What does it mean to have a circular economy? and how is the finance sector supporting the shift to reduced waste and regenerative systems? Michiel de Smet, finance programme lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation - the world's leading authority on a circular economy - shares his insights with the Green Finance Institute's Helen Avery and Ryan Jude.
Episode seventeen: Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director, Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Heat. Is it the biggest financial risk of climate change we're not talking about? Kathy Baughman McLeod, director of the Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council talks to the Green Finance Institute's Helen Avery about resiliency versus adaptation, the silent killer that is heat, and the role of the insurance sector in helping us develop the resilience we need.
Episode sixteen: Polly Billington, director, UK100
Local solutions are an essential part of any national net zero ambition. Polly Billington, director of UK100, a network of local councils and boroughs committed to the transition, talks to the Institute's Helen Avery and Ryan Jude about the actions they are taking, how we can finance a faster pace of change, and why we as voters have a responsibility to choose carefully in local elections.
Episode fifteen: Bevis Watts, chief executive, Triodos Bank UK
Bevis Watts, chief executive of Triodos Bank UK, talks to the Green Finance Institute's Ryan Jude and Helen Avery about how retail banking can be a force for consumer behavioural change when it comes to solving our environmental and social issues, as well as, what is needed for a system-wide change of the finance sector and how to safeguard against greenwashing.