Do you know what is meant by green finance? Join economist Dr Matthew Agarwala where he will be explaining why green finance matters to you.
When it comes to finance and the environment, there are a lot of buzzwords out there - ESG (Environmental Social Governance), Green Bonds, Impact Investing, Sustainability-Linked Bonds – to name just a few. ‘Green finance’ is one of the fastest growing sectors in global financial markets, but what does this mean for real people? In this engaging talk, the Bennett Institute’s Matthew Agarwala reveals how decisions made in the world of high finance affect regular people, from workers today to pensioners tomorrow, and anyone who has (or wants) a mortgage.
About the speaker:
Matthew Agarwala is an economist interested in wealth-based approaches to measuring and delivering sustainability, wellbeing, and productivity. His research is motivated by the belief that 21st century progress cannot be described by 20th century statistics. Matthew leads the Bennett Institute’s Wealth Economy project, which seeks to transform economic measurement to better reflect sustainability, inequality, and human wellbeing.
Matthew regularly consults for governments and scientific organizations on topics of natural capital, ecosystem services, green finance, wellbeing, and sustainability. He enjoys working across sectors and disciplines, and his co-authors include ecologists, economists, conservation scientists and practitioners, social anthropologists, civil servants, members of UK Parliament, and Nobel Laureates in peace, medicine, physics, and chemistry. Beyond Cambridge, Matthew maintains active research networks in Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, USA, Japan, and throughout the UK. He is a regular media contributor (Bloomberg, NYTimes, FT, Guardian, Times, Channel 4 News).