Rathbone Greenbank Investor Day 2021

Financing a just transition 
Wednesday 9 June, 10.00am -12.00pm

As the UK moves towards its goal of net zero emissions by 2050, our 24th annual Investor Day will explore the role of the financial services sector in ensuring people and communities are put at the heart of this transition.

You can either live stream the event on Wednesday 9 June from 10.00am - 12.00pm or watch the presentations 'on demand' at a later date.

Register here

If you would like to find out more about this event, please contact catherine.naughton@rathbones.com.


Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics

Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.  He is co-chair of the International Network for Sustainable Finance Policy, Insights, Research and Exchange (INSPIRE) and co-chairs the joint NGFS-INSPIRE study group on Biodiversity and Financial Stability.

The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for climate action in ways that support a just transition, promoting the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and investigating how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. Nick is co-founder of Carbon Tracker and Planet Tracker and has previously worked at UNEP, HSBC, Henderson Global Investors and the European Commission.

Nick Robins

Kingsmill Bond, CFA, Energy Strategist, Carbon Tracker

Kingsmill Bond, CFA is the Energy Strategist for Carbon Tracker.  He believes that the energy transition is the most important driver of financial markets and geopolitics in the modern era.

Kingsmill has worked as a sell-side City equity analyst and strategist for 25 years, including for Deutsche Bank, Sberbank and Citibank in London, Hong Kong and Moscow.  He has written research on emerging market and global themes, including the wider significance of the shale revolution and the impact of US energy independence.

At Carbon Tracker he has written about the impact of the energy transition on financial markets, domestic politics and geopolitics, and authored a series of reports on the myths of the energy transition, looking at the many arguments made by incumbents to deny the reality of change.

He has an MA in history from Cambridge University, qualified as an accountant (CIMA), and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, representing 200 million workers in 163 countries and territories with 332 national affiliates.

Previously President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2000 – 2010, Sharan is a passionate advocate and campaigner for social justice, women’s rights, the environment and labour law reforms, and has led union negotiations on major economic reforms and labour rights campaigns in her home country of Australia and globally.

Rachel McEwen, Chief Sustainability Officer, SSE, member of the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Commission

Rachel McEwen joined SSE in 2007 and, as Chief Sustainability Officer, is responsible for its sustainability strategy, climate change policy, community funds and corporate heritage. She is a non-Executive Director of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, the SSE subsidiary that owns and operates the electricity distribution and transmission networks in the north of Scotland.

External to SSE, Rachel was Chair of the Leadership Group of Living Wage Scotland between 2014 and 2018, is a member of the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Commission and a member of the Fair Tax Mark Board. Prior to working for SSE she was Senior Special Adviser to Scotland’s First Minister from 2001 to 2007.  She has a first degree in Applied Economics and a Masters in International Political Thought.

Nicola Day, Deputy Head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments

Nicola Day is Deputy Head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments and an investment director with thirty years’ experience in managing bespoke portfolios for private clients, charities and pensions.  Nicola joined Rathbone Greenbank in 2006 from Barclays Wealth Management, where she was head of the ethical division for six years.  Prior to this she spent twelve years as an investment manager at HSBC Investment, formerly James Capel, where she was a pioneer in managing tailored ethical portfolios. 

Nicola holds an MSc in corporate governance and ethics, and she is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Nicola is currently studying for an MSc in Climate Change and Development.