Global Sustainability, Climate Change and Finance Policy focuses on innovative methods of regulating resources, including providing for innovative governance arrangements. The growing conversation on reforming sustainable policy that impacts the environment is moving beyond the academic into the realm of practical policy application. The financial system continues to channel investment in to unsustainable development and fails to integrate regulatory and physical risks in to their assessment of value and return on investment. How can South Africa’s experience moving towards a green economy, participating in the G20 and COP discussions, and managing resources inform the global discussion?
Domenico Lombardi will moderate a panel on International Organizations and Global Sustainability.
Olaf Weber will moderate a panel on Transition to a Green Economy – Case Studies.
Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research with CIGI focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently an associate professor and program director of the master’s program in Sustainability Management as well as a professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.