Episode 10: Interview with David Rouch - Investing for Sustainability Impact - Part 2
In the last episode, David Rouch provided an overview of a report that he co-authored, entitled “A Legal Framework For Impact: Sustainability Impact in Investor Decision-making” – a report commissioned by UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, Principles for Responsible Investment and The Generation Foundation and published by Freshfields. In this part, he discusses the impact of the report on financial services; and how the law in England and Wales is developing to facilitate this kind of investing. He also sets out what he sees as the greatest barriers to making finance flows consistent with the goals in the Paris Agreement.
David Rouch is a financial services partner at Freshfields with expertise in sustainable investing.