Green Finance Workshop | Influence the scope of Innovate UK’s £5 million Green Finance competition

Join KTN, Innovate UK and NERC at a workshop to inform future funding competitions around the adoption and commercialisation of Green Finance.

Event Details


10.00 - 12.00



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KTN’s AI for Services Network, in partnership with Innovate UK and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), are hosting a workshop to inform Stage 2 of the Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Finance (CERAF) programme.

Stage 1 was an academic-focussed competition resulting in the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI), led by the University of Oxford. This centre will advise lenders, investors and insurers to enable them to make environmentally sustainable decisions, supporting a greener global economy.

Stage 2 will focus on funding for business-led research and development projects. We are inviting key stakeholders of Financial Services institutions, fintech startups, businesses, not for profit organisations and academia involved in the development of Green and Sustainable Finance across the UK to attend a workshop and inform the scope of future funding. Specifically, we want to know more about the challenges the sector faces in the adoption of Green Finance and how we can help innovators overcome market barriers. Up to £5 million of Innovate UK funding will be available in stage 2.

Who should attend?

  • Organisations involved in the adoption of Green and Sustainable Finance
  • Innovators working on Green and Sustainable Finance solutions
  • Financial Services organisations working on integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into business and investment decisions

Why should you attend?

This is your opportunity to inform future funding for Green Finance. This activity will play a vital role in contributing to a more sustainable planet. To drive this change, we need the support of financial institutions, businesses and academia to shape the future of the sector.


  • 10.00 – Welcome & Objectives | Astrid Ayel – AI for Services Lead, KTN
  • 10.05 – UKRI and CERAF Programme Overview | David Leipziger – Innovation Lead for Cities and Mobility, Innovate UK / Gemma Truelove – Senior Programme Manager, NERC
  • 10.20 – CGFI Overview | Speaker TBC
  • 10.35 – Q&A
  • 10.45 – Mural Workshop
  • 11.45 – Plenary Feedback

*Please note this agenda is subject to change.   

** Please note this registration for this event is an expression of interest and we can not guarantee attendance for every registrant.

More about CERAF

The overall vision for the CERAF programme is to drive research and innovation to support the establishment of a climate and environmental risk analytics capability and capacity in the UK aligned to the specific requirements of the financial services sector such as banks, insurers, asset managers, pension funds and ratings agencies. The first phase of funding has been awarded to Oxford University for the development of The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI).


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