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UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform

The world has a special opportunity to reset the global climate change agenda in the lead up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1-12 November, 2021. For this to happen, the world must be clear on its strategic objectives, the shifts that are needed, and within that, the critical role of Finance. The reset must be seen in the COVID context of rescue, recovery, and transformation, with strong emphasis on the overarching goal of sustainable, inclusive, and resilient growth. 

The UK–Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform is a newly-formed collaborative initiative between the British Embassy in Oslo, and the local Networks of the United Nations Global Compact in the UK and Norway as co-organisers. The Platform is based on the five Action Tracks in the COP26 Finance Campaign objectives. Read more about the COP26 Campaign objectives here:

Benefits of being a part of the UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform:

Engage in a unique international collaboration between financial institutions from the UK and Norway:

  • Contribute to a key COP26 campaign and demonstrate leadership in the run up to, and during, the conference;
  • Establish public-private partnerships to scale finance and policy solutions;
  • Provide input to, and help shape, both new policy formulation and cross-industry business opportunities on sustainable finance;
  • Participate in a carefully designed and professional programme, including a series of workshops that will explore the regulatory framework and investment decisions that are needed to fuel the transition to a zero-emission economy and accelerate the green shift;
  • Learn from experts and peers and hear best practice examples on sustainable finance.

We aim to bring green finance to the core of the financial sectors in both our countries and in British-Norwegian co-operation. This leadership initiative will highlight the opportunities in the green recovery and how, through closer collaboration in the financial sector, we can accelorate the green transition. By bringing together government ministers, senior policy makers, NGOs, and business and finanical leaders from both the UK and Norway, the UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform will provide a valuable forum to share knowledge and best practice from the financial service industry in both countries.

For further information about the Action Platform contact:

Amy Collins, Climate Action Programme Manager
UN Global Compact Network UK

Abhimanyu Manimaran, Project Manager – Sustainable Finance and Ocean Business
UN Global Compact Network Norway