This video is a recording of Plenary 1, "Sustained Stability in the next economy: Lenses & clocks", which took place at the 2011 UNEP FI Global Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Washington D.C.
Public and private actors involved in the investment and financial intermediation chains can benefit from the use of better quality and wider "lenses" that give greater depth, breadth and granularity to our vision and understanding of a wider range of risks. They would also benefit greatly by employing "clocks" that heighten our appreciation of the temporal nature of risk by neither over emphasizing those short-term and seemingly more easily quantifiable risks or under emphasizing long-term less easily quantifiable risks.
Panellists in the video are Yvo de Boer, KPMG's Special Global Advisor on Climate Change and Sustainability; Gavin Power, Deputy Director, United Nations Global Compact are Jigar Shah, CEO, Carbon War Room. It was moderated by Leo Jonhson, Co-Founder, Sustainable Finance Ltd.
More information at unepfi.org/grt