About the webinar
On 29 June, we will be live streaming a webinar and discussion of its recently announced intention to start taking account of climate considerations in its approach to the £20bn of corporate bonds held under its Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme. Led by Rhys Phillips, Head of the Bank’s Sterling Markets Division, this event will take place at 2pm - 3.15pm, and will feature presentations from leading experts in climate conscious investing. Those viewing the event online are invited to submit questions for the Bank and panellists, via the Chair.
Further detail on the context for this event, and how to register interest, can be found below.
An important first step in supporting the transition of the UK economy to net zero emissions by 2050, as required by a recent change to the Remit of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is to consider how to ‘green’ the CBPS. This will entail using our balance sheet to incentivise bond issuers to support transition, and encourage other investors to do likewise. We recently published a Discussion Paper setting out a framework for greening the CBPS in order to achieve these aims, accompanied by a speech.
This webinar will be an important part of our outreach to discuss the issues raised in our paper with a wide range of stakeholders. Presenters and panellists will be individuals or institutions with expertise in frameworks for net zero investing, or in the data, tools and methodologies on which these frameworks draw to become operational.
Hosted by the Bank of England virtually on GoToWebinar