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Welcome to the Finance Forum at Innovation Zero, a pivotal platform for navigating the intricate world of financial investment and green finance.

Here, you'll connect with leading experts in the finance sector, delving into best practices for scaling businesses rapidly and bridging the funding gap for innovators. Our knowledgeable speakers will provide insights into each stage of investment, highlighting strategies for successful financial growth. Additionally, we'll explore the critical role of Green and Transition Finance in the finance and investment community's response to the climate crisis.

Join us to understand and contribute to the evolving landscape of finance, driving forward both economic and environmental sustainability.

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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2024 Finance Forum: Speaker Lineup

Meet Our Esteemed Speakers

Innovation Zero is delighted to present a distinguished array of speakers for the Finance Forum, including keynote experts at the forefront of finance and investment.

This eclectic mix of top financial professionals, seasoned investors, and leading researchers will share invaluable insights into the latest trends and strategies in finance. Their presentations, encompassing both innovative research and real-world applications, are designed to enlighten and provoke thought-provoking discussions. Committed to advancing financial practices and addressing the challenges of the economic landscape, these speakers mark the start of an exceptional lineup. Stay tuned for more announcements about extraordinary speakers who will further enrich the forum’s engaging and progressive environment.

 


 

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Innovation Zero 2024: Finance Forum Agenda

Innovation Zero 2024 is poised to deepen our exploration into sustainable finance and green investment strategies. This year, we will delve into the latest trends in finance that support environmental sustainability, with a focus on areas like green financing, ESG initiatives, and investment in climate-friendly technologies.

The conference will highlight the role of finance in global sustainability efforts and emphasise the importance of collaborative action in addressing climate change challenges. Expect engaging discussions on topics such as innovative financial models for sustainable development and strategies for bridging funding gaps in green ventures.

Join us for a visionary conference that leverages past achievements to foster future advancements in sustainable finance and environmental investment.

 

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30 Apr 2024
  1. Finance Forum
     
  2. Finance Forum
    • Policy
    According to BloombergNEF, global investment in the low-carbon energy transition surged 17% in 2023, reaching $1.77 trillion. Will this be enough? The challenge is not only the massive amounts of inve ...
  3. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    There is a plethora of early-stage and late-stage investors, but in order to achieve escape velocity, start-ups must overcome a ‘Valley of Death’ that lies in between. There is a dearth of investors i ...
  4. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    Join venture capitalists and early-stage growth funders as they outline how they spot talent in clean tech, their approaches to balancing risk and reward, and the strategies they employ as they accele ...
  5. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    In order to realise 2030 net zero goals, innovations in renewables, materials and tech need scaling fast. Speakers across the entire investment chain will discuss how businesses can move from Seed, to ...
  6. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    Panellists from some of the world’s largest banks will discuss the guiding principles which drive net zero banking today; how they adhere to science-based climate targets, and the priority sectors wit ...
  7. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    Big corporations are now among the most active funders in climate tech. Panellists will drive forward discussions on the rationale behind their investments and the strategies they adopt as they move t ...
  8. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    Trillions of dollars are now require annually to fund the climate transition. Representatives of pensions, sovereign wealth funds and endowments will debate their roles, responsibilities and risks in ...
  9. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    This session will explore the full gamut of emerging markets – from small R&D investments in tech to large-scale, capital-intensive power supply grid projects. Panellists will analyse the landscape of ...
01 May 2024
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  3. Finance Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    How do we mobilise the business and policy communities to make and finance meaningful transition plans in the face of ESG pushback? What regulation and coordinated governance is needed to steer transi ...
  4. Finance Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    Panellists will discuss how blended finance can bridge financial gaps across the economy in order to accelerate the UK ahead of international competitors, sharing case studies and best practices, and ...
  5. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Innovation
    Panellists from investment companies, institutes, foundations and corporate venture arms will delve into the latest trends for 2024, their unique approaches to each, as well as the emerging role of ar ...
  6. Finance Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Infrastructure
    Investors find difficulty in mapping biodiversity improvements to financial returns. Although measurements of biodiversity-related financial risks are in their infancy, several metrics and indicators ...
  7. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    • Supply Chain
    Has the focus on mitigation and climate risk led to investors overlooking the need for adaptation finance? What challenges and opportunities does adaptation finance present for investors? And how can ...
  8. Finance Forum
    • Policy
    The ISSB’s requirements for disclosures over climate and general ESG reporting are expected to be adopted under UK law this year - what does this mean for institutions? How do they connect with CSRD a ...
  9. Finance Forum
    • Investment
    When it comes to stakeholder engagement, what is the most meaningful way of challenging companies who are falling behind on their climate commitments? Speakers will debate how the investment community ...

 

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2024 Finance Forum Agenda Overview

In 2024, the Finance Forum at the Innovation Zero conference will showcase a varied array of sessions, each centred on progressing the future of finance in relation to environmental sustainability and green investment.

  • Opening Remarks from the Chair: Introduction and context-setting for the Finance Forum.

  • Policy Announcements: Overview of recent policy developments in finance.

  • Bridging the Funding Gap: Peter Bachmann discusses strategies for startups to overcome investment challenges.

  • Keynote Address: Investing in the Green Economy: Insights into investment trends and strategies in the green economy.

  • The Power of Climate Transition Plans: Kaya Axelsson and Dr Ben Caldecott on effective climate transition strategies and governance.

  • Identifying and Funding Early-Growth Innovators: Venture capitalists share insights on investing in clean tech and balancing risk.

  • Blended Finance and Climate Transition: Ryan Jude explores how blended finance can accelerate climate-related initiatives.

  • Six Years to Go: The Scaling-at-Speed Imperative: Discussion on the urgency of scaling innovations for 2030 net zero goals.

  • Innovations in Impact Investing: Panel on the latest trends and approaches in impact investing for 2024.

  • Biodiversity Risk and the Nature Positive Transition: Examining the link between biodiversity improvements and financial returns.

  • Banking on Net Zero: Discussion on principles and strategies for achieving net zero in banking.

  • Adaptation Finance: Dr Craig Davies on the importance and challenges of adaptation finance.

  • Corporate Venture in Climate Tech Investment: Analysis of corporate strategies in climate tech investment.

  • Asset Owner Approaches to Green Investment: Debate on the roles and responsibilities in green investment.

  • Global Disclosure Rules and Sustainability Reporting: Mark Manning discusses the impact of ISSB’s disclosure requirements.

  • Investing in Emerging Markets: Panel discussion on revitalising investments in emerging markets.

  • Engagement vs Divestment: Sandra Carlisle debates the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement versus divestment strategies.

These sessions are designed to offer a thorough understanding of the latest developments, opportunities, and pressing issues in the finance sector. This insightful and engaging platform sets the tone for a dynamic and enlightening 2024 conference.

 

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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