The Green Swan Conference - Coordinating finance on climate

The Bank for International Settlements, Bank of France, International Monetary Fund and Network for Greening the Financial System are joining forces to co-sponsor a truly unique global virtual conference on "How in practice can the financial sector take immediate action against climate change-related risks?".

In the current age, we are all well aware of the main risks and challenges posed by climate change. The 2020 book The green swan: central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change called for strengthening coordination to address these risks, and for immediate action. Many initiatives by central banks and other actors are already under way – with more under development.

This conference will showcase these initiatives and help to identify more potential practical solutions. Its results can serve as a global public good for other events ahead of COP26, and beyond.

The conference will gather the four heads of the co-sponsoring organisations, three Nobel Laureates, 15+ current and former central bank Governors and top executives, 25+ senior policymakers and official sector experts, 20+ prominent academics and 25+ senior executives and CEOs from the private sector. They will discuss the most feasible and concrete proposals for a more sustainable economy, financial sector and society.

  • Tim Adams
  • Tobias Adrian
  • Michel Aglietta
  • Enrique Alberola
  • Nathalie Aufauvre
  • Bertrand Badré
  • Andrew Bailey
  • Valérie Baudson
  • Rostin Behnam
  • Erik Berglof
  • Magnus Billing
  • Sarah Bloom Raskin
  • Jeffrey Bohn
  • Patrick Bolton
  • Francois Bourguignon
  • Sarah Breeden
  • Remy Briand
  • Herman Bril
  • Barbara Buchner
  • Roberto Campos Neto
  • Mark Carney
  • Agustin Carstens
  • Chen Long
  • Laurent Clerc
  • Benoît Coeuré
  • Jean-François Coppenolle
  • Yannis Dafermos
  • Thierry Déau
  • Rafael Del Villar Alrich
  • Morgan Després
  • Alejandro Díaz de León
  • Andreas Dombret
  • Charlie Donovan
  • Torsten Ehlers
  • Niklas Ekvall
  • Frank Elderson
  • Ulrike Elsenhuber
  • Robert Engle
  • Suren Erkman
  • Laurent Fabius
  • Ambroise Fayolle
  • Thierry Fornas
  • Arminio Fraga
  • Kristalina Georgieva
  • Ian Goldin
  • Al Gore
  • Sylvie Goulard
  • Geoffrey Heal
  • Irene Heemskerk
  • Pablo Hernández de Cos
  • Philipp Hildebrand
  • Corrinne Ho
  • Haizhou Huang
  • Kumar Jegarasasingam
  • Thomas Jordan
  • Marcin Kacperczyk
  • Anshula Kant
  • Denis Kessler
  • Lesetja Kganyago
  • Klaas Knot
  • Johanna Köb
  • Isabelle Kocher
  • Claudia Kruse
  • Haruhiko Kuroda
  • Christine Lagarde
  • Robert Litterman
  • Timo Löyttyniemi
  • Richard Mattison
  • Sabine Mauderer
  • Matthieu Maurin
  • Emilie Mazzacurati
  • Ravi Menon
  • Benoit Mojon
  • Mario Monti
  • Elizabeth Mrema
  • Xavier Musca
  • Joe Noss
  • Maurice Obstfeld
  • José Antonio Ocampo
  • Jim O'Neill
  • Adrian Orr
  • Mari Pangestu
  • Nandita Parshad
  • Ceyla Pazarbasioglu
  • Luiz Pereira da Silva
  • Joe Perry
  • Ann Pettifor
  • Thierry Philipponnat
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry
  • Brune Poirson
  • Adam Posen
  • Jerome Powell
  • Alexandre Rambaud
  • Lucrezia Reichlin
  • Carmen Reinhart
  • Fernando Restoy
  • Hélène Rey
  • Fiona Reynolds
  • Remy Rioux
  • Nick Robins
  • Olivier Rousseau
  • Glenn Rudebusch
  • Marc Sadler
  • Frédéric Samama
  • Dirk Schoenmaker
  • George Serafeim
  • Minouche Shafik
  • Anne Simpson
  • Olaf Sleijpen
  • Nicholas Stern
  • Joseph Stiglitz
  • Romain Svartzman
  • Josué Tanaka
  • Gillian Tett
  • Torsten Thiele
  • Massamba Thioye
  • Siddharth Tiwari
  • Laurence Tubiana
  • Shalini Vajjhala
  • François Villeroy de Galhau
  • Ignazio Visco
  • Ulrich Volz
  • Axel Weber
  • Jens Weidmann
  • David Wood
  • Yi Gang
  • Jeffery Yong
  • Eddie Yue
  • Nor Shamsiah Yunus
  • Tao Zhang
  • Zhou Xiaochuan

Featured speakers (in alphabetical order)