Building Bridges Week

Energy transition: Green and just

On 4 October 2023, the ILO participated in a panel discussion during the 2023 Building Bridges week, focussing on the energy transition and how the financial sector needs to address both climate and human rights concerns.

As renewable energy sources can create new human rights challenges, the financial sector will need to address climate and human rights concerns in parallel. This panel discussion explores how to assess and draft transition plans that achieve the dual goals of both environmental sustainability and social justice to inform financial institutions.

Speakers: Patricia Richter (Senior Technical Officer at the ILO's Social Finance Programme), Dorothee Baumann-Pauly (Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights), Christian Leitz (UBS), Suzanne Spears (Paxus LLP), Melchior de Muralt (de Pury Pictet Turrettini) and Marie-Laure Schaufelberger (Pictet Group).