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Lise Pretorius

Head of Sustainability Analysis at Matter

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Lise is Head of Sustainability Analysis at Matter, a Danish fintech company specializing in sustainable investments. Previously, Lise was Vice President at WWF's Asia Sustainable Finance team based in Singapore where she supported financial institutions across the region with research and training on sustainable finance and managed stakeholder engagements for the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative.

Prior to that, Lise headed up strategy at South Africa based corporate sustainability consultancy GCX; worked on a variety of projects around the topic of sustainable investment in South Africa and the UK, and in 2014 spent 6 months with WWF in Bhutan - a trip inspired by 'Beyond GDP' measures of wellbeing.

She has also been senior writer (energy and sustainability) at South African financial publication Financial Mail where she was awarded the South African National Energy Association journalism award in 2012 for advancing the understanding of national energy issues. Lise holds a BComm Honours degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town and a MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics.

All sessions by Lise Pretorius:

Green Finance: The Data Challenge

09:15 - 10:45

Green finance is all over the news and on everyone's tongues, but why does it seem so ambiguous when it gets down to the details and what is really "green"?

You will get some of the answers in this highly relevant session consisting of presentations, pitching and a panel. 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.

This is an important discussion you definitely do not want to miss.

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