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Monday, 1 February 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Online Lecture

Building Back Better – The City’s Role in a Green-Led Economic Recovery

The Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor William Russell, Mark Carney, Liv Garfield, Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE

Solving climate change is not something that can be achieved overnight; it is a long journey, one that is complicated by the economic problems we face after Covid-19. 

Every industry has a role in not only helping the economy recover from the pandemic, but also ensuring that any recovery is green-led. 

The City of London is a world leader in ‘Green Finance’ and has an important role in helping the country – and the world – to ‘build back better’. Through supporting sustainable infrastructure and creating green financial products, the City – and the UK’s – financial and professional services can fight climate change and, at the same time, support economic growth. 

Join the Lord Mayor and a panel of experts to find out more about how the City can help us transition to a sustainable and resilient future for all.

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Alderman William Russell took office as the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London on 8th November 2019 and was elected to serve a serve a second year in office through 2020/2021 to ensure continuity of leadership during the pandemic. He served as a Sheriff of the City of London in 2016-17 and, in that capacity, supported the then Lord Mayor, undertaking numerous visits and official functions.

His mayoral theme for the year is Global UK - The New Future and seeks to connect through Trade, Innovation & Culture.

William has over thirty years’ experience in the financial and business City including holding senior positions in the national and international Banking sector. In 1987 he went to work for First Boston Corporation before joining Merrill Lynch in 1992 as an Investment Banker in Institutional Equity Sales, working in Asia, New York and London.

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Mark is the HMG COP26 Finance Advisor and UN Special Envoy.

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Liv is the Chief Executive Officer at Severn Trent.

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Rhian-Mari is the Chief Executive Officer at the Green Finance Institute.

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