Just Finance India: Virtual Report Launch

28 February 2023, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This event marked the virtual launch of the Just Finance India report written by Prasad Modak (EMC), Nick Robins (LSE) and Suranjali Tandon (NIPFP) in collaboration with British International Investment (BII). Following COP27 in 2022, the report builds on the growing recognition in India and internationally of the importance of an inclusive approach to delivering the goal of a net-zero economy. 

The report focuses on how the financial system can help deliver a just transition and outlines strategic actions as well as immediate priority next steps. The new report provides detailed case studies of financial action and follows the earlier ‘Just Transition Finance Roadmap for India’ published in 2021.

The launch event featured:

Introduction and Report Presentation

  • Prasad Modak, Founder, EMC, Report Co-Author & Event Moderator
  • Amal Lee Amin, Director, Climate, BII
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, LSE & Report Co-Author
  • Suranjali Tandon, NIPFP & Report Co-Author

Panel Discussion: Moderated by Prasad Modak

  • Kate Hughes, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank  
  • Neha Kumar, Head, South Asia Programme, Climate Bonds Initiative         
  • William Ng, Senior ESG Engagement Analyst, HSBC Global Asset Management        

Q&A with Panellists & Speakers

Closing Remarks 

Manav Bansal, Managing Director and Head – India, BII