With just over three weeks to go until COP26 in Glasgow we wanted to take stock of our busy pre-event series and give you a taster of the exciting events we have lined up during the summit itself. Below you will find a roundup for each of our four work streams and links to secure your tickets for a mixture of in person and virtual events.  You can follow us on Twitter, Linkedln and our dedicated Efx Global page throughout the summit to stay up to date with the sessions and speakers on the ground in Glasgow, and make sure you follow along with the hastags: ClimateAction , #TogetherForOurPlanet, #Finance4COP26, #COP26

Net Zero Pensions

 The challenge of achieving net zero presents a complex range of issues for pension providers and financial institutions alike. With COP26 only four weeks away, financial institutions are coming under increasing pressure to commit to net zero targets. Pension providers must therefore accelerate action towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. At GEFI we have been raising this call to action as COP26 draws ever closer, with the following events and initiatives:

Pre-COP Events:

During COP:

  • Net Zero Pensions Summit, Tuesday 9th November (Glasgow University, 12.30pm – 2pm). Click here to sign up to attend in-person or virtually.


Faith in the SDGs

Pre COP Events:

  • Our latest Report ‘Innovation in Islamic Finance: Innovation in Islamic Finance: Green Sukuk for SDGs’ was commissioned last month in conjunction with UNDP Indonesia, explores the role of green sukuk in the context of climate change and the green economy. It highlights the potential of green sukuk to be used effectively by OIC member states and beyond, to finance NDC’s by attracting investment at scale to projects that reduce national greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. You can read the report here.
  • Part 4 of our Thought Leadership series, ‘Islamic Finance: Shariah and the SDGs’ is available now.This report is the last part of a four-part thought leadership series delivered by the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in partnership with the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC). It deliberates the relationship between Shariah and SDGs and highlights some of the key principles of Shariah which support the SDG agenda. Click here to download

During COP:

Faith in the SDGs Summit,  Tuesday 9th November (Glasgow University, 10am – 11.30am). Click here to sign up to attend in-person or virtually.


Finance for Nature in Nature

Pre-COP26 Event (Virtual)

Monday 4th – Thursday 7th October – UNDP (Virtual)

  • Nature for Life Hub – A programme of virtual events focusing on the transformations required to achieve the SDGs, and to bend the curve on biodiversity loss, climate change and nature-dependent livelihoods and wellbeing. 

Events at COP26 (Ross Priory, Loch Lomond)

During COP:  Finance for Nature (F4N) Programme, Thursday 4th & Friday 5th November (Ross Priory)
Email events@globalethicalfinance.org to attend in-person.


Other Events:

GEFI, Scottish Government & Scottish Enterprise Green Finance Day Wednesday 3rd November (Lighthouse, 2pm – 5pm). Click here to sign up virtually or email events@globalethicalfinance.org to attend in-person.

GEFI, Scottish Government & Scottish Enterprise Finance Day Reception Wednesday 3rd November (Lighthouse, 5pm – 6.30pm) Email events@globalethicalfinance.org to attend in-person.

Private Events
In addition to our public programme, we will be curating a number of private events with our stakeholders during the period.

Lunch and launch event for our SDG-Aligned Finance Platform
Tuesday 2nd November, 2pm – 4pm

FaithInvest and Climate Investment Funds round table
Wednesday 3rd November, 8.30am – 10am

Islamic Finance Programme
Wednesday 3rd November, 9am – 12pm