Making Transition Plans Just

27/10/2022 3:00 pm
Nick Robins, Brendan Curran, Sharan Burrow, Andrea Saldarriaga, Patrick Arber, Tony Rooke

This event launched LSE’s Making Transition Plans Just report. This publication provides financial institutions with guidance and recommendations on how they can incorporate the social dimension of climate action within their net zero transition plans.

The report outlines the compelling rationale for finance to deliver their net zero commitments through a just transition for workers, communities and consumers. It provides guidance (aligned with the GFANZ framework) to show how the just transition can be included in each of the core elements of a transition plan; foundations, implementation, engagement, metrics and governance. It contains practical examples from the banking and investment sectors.

The report has been developed as part of the Financing the Just Transition Alliance and involved dialogue and inputs from more than 50 financial institutions and other key stakeholders, including trade unions and civil society groups.

This launch event aimed to provide a global audience of attendees with an overview of the guide as well as insights from a panel of global leaders, including the opportunity to ask questions.

Chair: Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, LSE

Presentation on the report: Brendan Curran, Policy Fellow, Sustainable Finance, LSE

Panel discussion and Q&A: 45 minutes

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC
  • Andrea Saldarriaga, Director – Social and Environmental Policy, Barclays 
  • Patrick Arber, Head of International Government Engagement, Aviva
  • Tony Rooke, Executive Director, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)