Thursday 24 March 2011
King Edward Hall, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre Map
Peak Everything: Enough To Go Around?
Established in 2007, Long Finance aims to improve society's understanding and use of finance over the long term by hosting and promoting a series of lectures, discussion events and research publications. The initiative began with a question - “when would we know our financial system is working?” - and seeks to challenge a financial system that revolves around short-term thinking and practices.
As of 2011, the London Accord is the sustainability arm of Long Finance, a unique collaboration among over 30 financial services organisations providing free access to an open resource of investment research on environmental, social & governance issues. Recognising that today’s extra financial and social issues are tomorrow’s key investment drivers, the London Accord acts as a nexus between the financial services industry and society to engage on long-term thinking about ESG issues, finance and policies.
The Long Finance-London Accord Spring Conference 2011, "Peak Everything: Enough To Go Around?", will explore the relationship between prosperity, resource scarcity and finance. The conference will take the form of a keynote speech, delivered by Professor Paul Ekins of the UCL Energy Institute, followed by two panel discussions - "Prosperity and Resource Scarcity - What Role Should Finance Play?" and "Finance, Biodiversity and Managed Ecosystems".
Professor Paul Ekins, UCL Energy Institute Charles Secrett, The Robertsbridge Group Ivo Mulder, UNEP FI James Stacey, Earth Capital Partners Emin Eyi, SP Angel Corporate Finance Dr Tim Morgan, Tullett Prebon Group plc Professor David Hill, The Environment Bank Ltd Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group (chair)