Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives are firmly on the agenda for investors and financial institutions so what does that mean to the shipping sector?  

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What is the role of finance in enabling the maritime sector to achieve netzero by 2050? 

In the second of a four-part webinar series, Lloyd’s Register and EDF took a comprehensive view of what policy objectives are needed to provide a clear signal to invest in shipping’s energy transition to achieve netzero 2050, focusing on how these ambitions align with the Paris Agreement and well as national policies.

This hour-long session, moderated by EDF shipping director Aoife O’Leary, evaluated the policy and funding mechanisms required to create a level playing field and drive this transition. 

Date recorded: 18th May 2021

Speakers included:

Aoife O’Leary, Director, International Climate at Environmental Defense Fund Europe
Katharine Palmer, Head of Global Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register
Luca Bonaccorsi, Director, Sustainable Finance at Transport & Environment
Roger Charles, Executive Director, Environmental and Social Risk Management at Standard Chartered Bank
Paul Stuart-Smith, Executive Director, Zero Carbon Finance Limited