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CBI COP26 Hustings - Sustainable Finance

CBI COP26 Hustings - Sustainable Finance


04 November 2021


10:00 - 11:30


ScottishPower Head Office


CBI COP26 Hustings - Sustainable Finance in Action

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for the highly anticipated COP26 fortnight, the CBI will be hosting a series of four hustings during the two weeks.

Each of the hustings will bring forward the business viewpoint on the key themes of the UK COP26 Presidency. These will be convened in the auditorium of Scottish Power’s headquarters in Glasgow and broadcast live online.

Our first in the series, in partnership with Legal and General, will focus on Sustainable finance in action. We will hear from a variety of case studies who have successfully raised finance, followed by a discussion exploring how increased private finance can be a key enabler towards achieving the global transition to net zero. We will also discuss how we can achieve international alignment across policies like sustainable finance taxonomies and disclosures.


  • Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, BBC (Moderator)
  • Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
  • John Glen MP, Economic Secretary of the Treasury
  • Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu, CEO and Founder, IntelliDigest
  • Linus Hagg, Chief Financial Officer, Arise - Skaftåsen Wind Farm
  • Richard Thompson, Partner, Foresight Group
  • John Godfrey, Corporate Affairs Director, Legal & General Group
  • Judith Cruickshank, Regional Managing Director, Scotland & North of England, Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest

Who should attend?

This event welcomes all business leaders and is open to members and non-members alike. If you are a CEO, MD or senior executive looking to develop new business relationships or share experiences, this is the event for you.

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are:

  • CEO / COO / Managing Director/Environmental and Sustainable Director
  • Government Affairs/Corporate Affairs Directors/ Head of
  • Public Affairs Director/Head of
  • Strategy VP / Director
  • Finance Director

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Colette Cunningham

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Scotland