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The Embassy of Switzerland in the UK and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), in conjunction with the Edinburgh Tax Network and Terra Firma Chambers, are delighted to invite you to this high-level panel discussion and networking event at Edinburgh’s Old Parliament Hall.

ESG considerations are now key for investors around the globe. With COP 26 Scotland moved to centre stage for international discussions on sustainability last autumn. Both Swiss and UK financial centres are committed to becoming leading international locations for sustainable finance to support the global green agenda and deliver on the political commitments made.

Join us for a discussion on the complex interplay between legal, regulatory and economic considerations around ESG-investing and sustainable finance. Can existing governance paradigms be squared with social and environmental goals? Might fiduciaries legal obligations to act in the narrow interests of beneficiaries or objectives impair green investing?

The evening will conclude with a networking reception with Swiss wines and canapés




Thursday, 9 June 2022, 17:15 for 17:30 start until 20:30



The Old Parliament Hall, Parliament House, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Click here for a map.



Please register here until 6 June 2022. 
Participation at this event is free of charge.



Business Attire








Welcome remarks and introduction
by Ambassador Markus Leitner, Embassy of Switzerland in the UK



Keynote Speech by the Rt. Hon. Lord Drummond Young
Can Trustees adapt to the new green agenda? Must they? May they?



Panel Discussion with Q&A

Dr Nicola Ranger, Head of Sustainable Finance Research for Development in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and a Senior Researcher in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Professor Nathan Sussman, Professor Department of International Economics and  Director of the Centre for Finance and Development,
Geneva Graduate Instute

Mr Simon Thompson, Chair, UK Green Finance Education Charter

Mr Dominic Tighe, Senior Sustainability Analyst,
Lombard Odier Group

Mr Edwin Mustard, Pensions Partner, Shepherd & Wedderburn and Scottish Chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers

Moderator: Ms Linda French, Executive Director of ESG Policy and Regulation, JPMorgan Chase & Co.



Networking Reception with Swiss wines & canapés





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