Unpacking COP26 Finance Day,

Global Reactions.

Unpacking COP26 Finance Day, global reactions.


  • Dr. Ma Jun, Co-Chair G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group and Chairman Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Beijing
  • Zalina Shamsudin, General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia
  • Jacki Johnson, Co-Chair Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative
  • Ben McQuhae, Hong Kong Green Finance Association; Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co.
  • Julius Caesar Parrenas, Senior Advisor, Daiwa Securities


Moderator: Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF


  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
  • Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF


  • Lamia Merzouki, Co-Chair FC4S and Deputy General Manager, Casablanca Finance City Authority
  • Emmanuel Etaderhi, Executive Secretary, FC4S Lagos
  • Ntoudi Mouyelo, Chief Investment Officer, Kigali International Financial Center, Rwanda
  • Sina Hbous, Advisor to the Chairman and Executive Director, FRA Regional Centre for
    Sustainable Finance


Moderator: Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF

Nature has been declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. The global insurance sector is therefore beginning to take a more holistic view of nature-related risks, expanding beyond climate and natural hazard risks. The UNDP Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) has developed the SIF Scoping Study: Nature-related risks in the Global Insurance Sector with input from SIF members, experts and industry participants to support insurance supervisors and insurance companies to understand and respond to these risks.


Presentation: William Harding, Head of Implementation, UNDP Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF)


  • Wai Seng Fong Director and Head, Insurance Division III, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • Rob Bailey, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman


Moderator: Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF

Unpacking COP26 Finance Day, global reactions.


  • Dr Colin Hunt, CEO, AIB
  • Stephen Nolan, MD UN FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF

Presenting ground-breaking insights from the 4th edition of the Assessment Programme, FC4S's framework that provides a snapshot of sustainable finance trends, assists individual financial centres to understand how they are performing against best-in-class practices, and identifies potential pathways of action, and launching the "An Analysis of Sustainable Finance Roadmaps: Charting the Path to Financial System Transformation" paper developed in collaboration with the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.


Presentation: Stephen Nolan, FC4S Managing Director


  • Mercedes Vela Monserrate, Head of Sustainable Finance CEO’s Office, Abu Dhabi Global Markets
  • Alba Aguilar, Director General, Green Finance Advisory Council, Mexico
  • Dr. Paul Ryan, Director International Finance & Climate Division, Irish Department of Finance
  • Stephanie Glover, Green Finance Manager, We Are Guernsey


  • Anna Sweeney, Executive Director, PRA Bank of England and Chair, UNDP Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF)
  • Frank Elderson, Executive Board Member, ECB and Chairperson Network for Greening The Financial System (NGFS)
  • Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner, State of California


Moderator: Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF


  • Sara Lovisolo, Head of Group ESG, Euronext Group
  • Karsten Loffler, Chairman German Federal Sustainable Finance Committee and Managing Director, Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster, Germany
  • Pauline Becquey, Executive Director, Finance for Tomorrow
  • Colette Coogan, Director, Sustainable Finance Ireland


Moderator: Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF


Welcome: Jennifer Reynolds, Co-Chair FC4S and CEO Toronto Finance International


Presentation of findings: Deloitte

  • Marc Aboud, Director - Risk Advisory, Deloitte
  • Usha Sthankiya, Partner, Deloitte Canada


Panel Discussion:

  • Chris Knight, Senior Vice President, HR for Corporate Functions, TD Bank Group 
  • Sean Cleary, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Finance, CFA
  • Michael Kelly, Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer, OMERS
  • Usha Sthankiya, Partner, Deloitte Canada

Moderator: Stephen Nolan, MD FC4S and Head of Secretariat SIF