London Accord History

    • In the wake of the success of the initial report, the London Accord Steering committee decided to extend the London Accord's focus to Environment Social and Governance Issues. The mission of the London Accord is now "to encourage better policy creation by enhancing policy-makers’ and academics’ access to reports which highlight the role that the financial services industry can play in assisting society on the road to sustainable development."


    • In December 2007 the London Accord was launched at Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. The report, which weighed in at almost 800 pages, and was composed of over 20 submissions from some of the City of London's leading financial services organisations, examined in depth the role that the financial services sector could play in tackling climate change. The report heavily influenced the Stern Review which came out 4 months later.


    • Following the City Of London Corporations 2002 submission to the Johannesburg Earth Summit, and subsequent work on sustainable finance, Professor Michael Mainelli convened an informal group of researchers, financial services organisations and investors to discuss how investment research expertise could help inform policy-makers on issues such as climate change.

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