The role of the private & finance sector in delivering our net zero ambitions

This fireside chat, streamed live from COP27, addressed the importance of and need for positive collaboration, highlighting the fundamental, complementary role both of the private and finance sector and policymakers in achieving our climate goals. By creating clarity on how both sets of actors can contribute to the net zero transition, and what policies can optimise the contribution banks can make to the decarbonisation of the real economy, the objective for the session was to enable policymakers, banks and industry to most effectively drive the economy to a net zero future. 


  • Heather Buchanan, Director & co-founder, UK Bankers for Net Zero

Confirmed panel:  

  • The Rt Hon Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 
  • Natalie Blyth, HSBC, Global Head of Commercial Banking Sustainability
  • Will Jackson Moore, PWC, Global ESG Leader