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Green Finance initiatives and current trends Green Finance initiatives and current trends
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Wikitribune will attend the Green Finance Summit 2018 on Tuesday and will explore the current & emerging trends of Green Finance.  
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Wikitribune is going to attend the <a href="http://www.greenfinancesummit.org/">Green Finance Summit 2018</a> next Tuesday. The event will be in London and we will particularly focus on 3 topics of the summit’s agenda:  Wikitribune is attending the <a href="http://www.greenfinancesummit.org/">Green Finance Summit 2018</a> next Tuesday. We hope to focus on three key topics on the agenda:
1. Green infrastructure financing as a key to a sustainable economy: (at the macro level)  1. Green infrastructure financing as a key to a sustainable economy:
A panel will discuss the investment cases for green energy &amp; infrastructures in the UK, as well as examining how the UK public sector, global governments, and investors can facilitate green infrastructure development &amp; financing.  A panel will discuss the investment cases for green energy and infrastructure in the UK, as well as examining how the UK's public sector, foreign governments, and investors can facilitate the sector.
2. Growing the green digital finance market: (at the micro level)  2. Growing the green digital finance market:
Looking at how the private sector, academia, and policymakers can work together to help the green digital finance market growing. How can those actors embed transformative new green finance technologies into market ecosystems?  This will examine how the private sector, academia, and policymakers can work together to help the green digital finance market growing. How can participants embed new green finance technologies into markets?
3. Greening the Belt and Road: 3. Greening the Belt and Road:
This session will address the environmental impact of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_and_Road_Initiative">Belt and Road initiative</a>, which is a large-scale development strategy, announced by China, that impacts around 65 countries. It will also look into the collaboration between the <a href="https://news.cityoflondon.gov.uk/green-finance-institute-to-launch-in-city-of-london/">City of London</a> and international investors in order to support sustainable initiatives for Belt and Road Projects.  This session will address the environmental impact of China's <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_and_Road_Initiative">Belt and Road initiative</a>, which hopes to impact around 65 countries with large infrastructure projects. The panel will also look into the collaboration between the <a href="https://news.cityoflondon.gov.uk/green-finance-institute-to-launch-in-city-of-london/">City of London</a> and international investors who aim to support sustainable initiatives.
<strong><em>Potential discussion for the article:</em></strong> <strong>Questions we hope to answer:</strong>
<em>What is new about green finance in the UK and what are the current trends?</em>  What is new about green finance in the UK and what are the current trends?
<em>Policy &amp; regulatory developments updates, as well as looking at new types of financing infrastructures projects that are good for the environment.</em>  
<em>What actions are needed to drive market development?</em>  What actions are needed to drive market development?
<em>What are the current trends related to citizens investing in green infrastructure?</em>  What are the current trends related to citizens investing in green infrastructure?
<em>What are the most efficient ways capital markets can be leveraged to support sustainable growth?</em>  What are the most efficient ways capital markets can be leveraged to support sustainable growth?
What role does the financial services industry play to develop sustainable economies? What role does the financial services industry play to develop sustainable economies?
<em><strong>Potential questions:</strong></em>  
<em>What do you know and would like to know about Green Finance?</em>  
<em>Would you be interested to learn more about UK’s strategy to consolidate its leadership in financing international sustainable investment?</em>  
<em>What kind of experts would you like us to interview at the Summit?</em>  
<strong>Experts</strong> attending the Summit:  <strong>Experts attending the summit include:</strong>
·      Alban de Fay: Head of Fixed Income SRI, Amundi Asset Management  Alban de Fay: Head of Fixed Income SRI, Amundi Asset Management
·      Alexandra Basirov: Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Financal Institutions Coverage BNP Paribas  
·      Ashvin Seetulsingh: Partner Clifford Chance  
·      Ben Caldecott: Founding Director Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, University of Oxford  
·      Bram Adema: Managing Director CFP Green Buildings  
·      Cecilia Repinski: Executive Director Stockholm Green Digital  
·      Daniel Klier: Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance HSBC Holdings plc  
·      Gavin Templeton: Head of Sustainable Finance Green Investment Group  Gavin Templeton: Head of Sustainable Finance Green Investment Group
·      Heleni Pantelidou: Associate Director, Geotechnics &amp; Infrastructure Arup  Heleni Pantelidou: Associate Director, Geotechnics &amp; Infrastructure Arup
·      Maheep Jain: Investment Director, Infrastructure Team CDC  
·      Manjula Lee: Founder &amp; CEO World Wide Generation  
·      Martina Garcia: Head of Emerging Markets Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group  
·      Miroslav Petkov: Director, Sustainable Finance, Financial Services S&amp;P Global Ratings  Miroslav Petkov: Director, Sustainable Finance, Financial Services S&amp;P Global Ratings
·      Peter Cripps: Editor Environmental Finance  
·      Sherry Madera: Special Advisor for Asia City of London Corporation  Sherry Madera: Special Advisor for Asia City of London Corporation
·      Thomas Verhagen: Senior Programme Manager- Sustainable Banking Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership  
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