• 15 Feb 2024

Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CEST)


Navigating the green horizon: COP28's impact on banks and the imperative of transition planning for financial resilience


The 28th Conference of Parties (COP) in Dubai marked a pivotal moment in global climate action, with its historic agreement signaling a collective commitment to transition away from fossil fuels. At the same time, number of arriving disclosure and regulatory requirements underscore the need for comprehensive transition planning for banks to align their strategies with evolving environmental imperatives. For example according to the ECB, the misalignment with the EU climate transition pathway can lead to material financial, legal and reputational risks for EU banks.

“π…πšπ’π₯𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩π₯𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐬 𝐩π₯𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐒π₯’’

ECB, Risks from misalignment of banks’ financing with the EU climate objectives

To address these challenges, banks can adopt strategic approaches such as integrating sustainability frameworks into decision-making processes, fostering collaborative partnerships for knowledge-sharing and resource pooling, developing innovative financial instruments to incentivize sustainable investments, and investing in staff training and capacity building. Transition planning for banks not only aligns with COP28's objectives of decarbonization and sustainable development but also presents opportunities to drive positive environmental outcomes while ensuring long-term financial resilience. By proactively embracing transition planning, banks can navigate the complexities of a shifting financial landscape and contribute to a more sustainable future.


Join us on 15th February as we discuss with leading banking experts the implications of COP28 for banks and explore the challenges that come for banks with transition planning and how to best tackle them.


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Peter Plochan


Senior Community Advisor

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Adlen Bouchenafa

TNP Consultants

Partner, Director of Sustainability

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Clotilde Bouchet



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Matt Bullivant


Director of Sustainability and ESG Strategy

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Nathan Chan

Transition Plan Taskforce

Sector Guidance | ESG Strategy

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Vera Economou

Raiffeisen Bank International

ESG Group Competence Center Lead


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