Financing Sustainable Cities

Tuesday 10 October 2023 | Events @ No 6, 6 Alie St, London E1 8QT

Finextra Research and ResponsibleRisk hosted a programme of content, workshops and experiments, designed to create Sustainable Investment (double materiality) strategies, and build an ecosystem of partnerships to turn strategy into reality.

The event brought together a diverse group of people that share a desire to accelerate:

  • Funding for the transformation of cities to Sustainable Cities, using Sustainable Finance to allocate capital, enable de-carbonisation and further biodiversity gain, while also ensuring a just transition.
  • Value creation through a trustworthy implementation of double materiality investment measures evidenced by trustworthy data and analytics.

USE CASE: Built environment in the form of Cities
NEXUS OF FORCES: Nature, Climate, Energy, Social
LEVERS FOR TRANSFORMATION: Data, AI, Risk, Financial Instruments


The following accelerator and VC partnerships supported SustainableFinance.Live: 1835i, Change Gap, and Bright Tide.


Hybrid conference summary

Taking place in a hybrid format (in-person and online) on 10 October 2023, you will hear from leaders about the problem statements and solutions that are defining Sustainable Finance and funding a transformation to Sustainable Cities. Short key notes, a live workshop and panel discussions will feed the design of solutions via the Hackathon.


 The Hackathon will run from Monday 2 to Friday 13 October and will cover key themes.


The hackathon will bring together people that share a desire to accelerate Sustainable Finance to enable capital allocation to de-carbonisation and biodiversity gain via a just transition of the economy.


Mentors, content and prizes will all ensure the best teams and the best outcomes. The best ideas will be promoted to accelerators and incubation with the intention of creating the pioneers that others will follow.


This will be conducted in an open and inclusive community that will share knowledge; design together and collaborate by doing. We will explore, fail and succeed together.

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