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COP26 - The Role of Private Equity and Finance in Advancing Building Decarbonization (WRI)

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone's Business Forum

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 GMT

Place: ICC Make Climate Action Everyone's Business Forum

This virtual panel discussion will explore strategies for private equity firms and financial institutions to accelerate decarbonization and improve resilience across their building portfolios. Leaders from global private equity firms, international financial institutions and non-governmental organizations will discuss investment barriers and opportunities, and consider the role of government policy and new business models to encourage private climate-oriented investment. Panelists will share insights into how private equity and banks can leverage sustainable financial instruments and new business models to improve both financial and environmental performance in support of net-zero climate goals. The session will include panelists from NREP, World Resources Institute, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The Carlyle Group, Normative, and Sustainable Energy for All. 

Speakers:  

Clay Nesler - WRI

Mikkel Bulow Lehnsby - NREP

Lin O’Grady - EBRD

Kristian Ronn – Normative

J.B. Oldenburg - The Carlyle Group

Brian Dean - SEforALL