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Jason Channell

Managing Director
Head of Sustainable Finance
Citi Global Insights

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Jason Channell, Managing Director, is Head of Sustainable Finance within the newly created Citi Global Insights division, designed to provide thought leadership content and insight to the full breadth of Citi’s client base. Jason previously built and led Citi’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Research team from within Citi Research, which is ranked #1 around the world in the Institutional Investor Survey.

Throughout his career Jason's research has covered many sectors, in particular spanning the energy spectrum of utilities, oil & gas, and alternative energy, and has been highly ranked in many sectors. Jason Started his career at Fidelity Investments, and prior to joining Citi in 2011, he worked for Goldman Sachs, where he built and led the Alternative Energy & Cleantech coverage globally in Equity Research.

As well as his extensive exposure to institutional investors and corporates, his knowledge has led him to present to countless governments, policymakers, supranationals and regulators around the world on energy policy and sustainability, including members of the US Senate Energy & Finance committees in Washington, as well as at various United Nations fora and to institutions as diverse as NASA and the Vatican.

Jason is the lead author of some of Citi's most-read thought leadership GPS reports, covering all aspects of sustainability from the UN SDG’s to Infrastructure. His most notable publications remain the 'Energy Darwinism' GPS series which gained significant traction with institutional investors, corporates, governments and supranationals around the world, culminating in its presentation to the United Nations, with Jason chairing the related session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Jason features widely in the international media in print, on-line, and on TV. He holds a degree in Engineering Science and Management from the University of Durham.

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Sustainable Investments

13:15 - 14:45

This is it! The session you have been waiting for... Who doesn't want to invest sustainably? Join this session to find out why it may be more complicated than it seems.

Through presentations, pitches and a panel you can find out exactly what you need to keep in mind when it comes to sustainable investment. Improving the environment, mitigating climate change and encouraging efficient resource use are key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement climate targets. According to the OECD, $2.5 trillion is required annually to finance these efforts.

The challenge to mobilize this magnitude of financing does not necessarily arise from the lack of financial resources. For investors, the most cited concerns are the ambiguity of what constitutes “green” investing and their inability to properly assess risks and returns of related investments, particularly climate risks. For governments, despite the efforts to develop green taxonomies, the greatest difficulty lies in the availability and quality of information and tailored applications for the evaluation of financial activities. Both investors and governments, therefore, need enabling tools to unleash the financing required for meeting the SDGs.

Join this session to learn all there is to know about sustainable investments!

This event is part of Copenhagen Fintech week. Get your tickets today!