Environment and Community Engagement Scrutiny Commission - Thursday 12 January 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02C - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

Contact: Julie Timbrell 

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Part A - Open Business



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    To receive any apologies for absence.


Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

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    In special circumstances, an item of business may be added to an agenda within five clear working days of the meeting.


Disclosure of Interests and Dispensations

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    Members to declare any interests and dispensations in respect of any item of business to be considered at this meeting.



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    To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2022.

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Confirmation of cooptees

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    The following cooptess are proposed to join the commission:


    1.  Lydia Marsden, Senior Research Officer within ShareAction's banking standards team.



    2.  Shalaka Laxman is an entrepreneur and sustainable finance professional with eight years of diverse experience within financial services including at Deutsche Bank developing sustainable financial products for large companies. Currently freelancing for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.


    In addition Clinton van der Spuy has volunteered to contribute to the Climate Finance review , although he is unable to take up a co-optee role as he is based in New York. Clinton is a  banker working at the intersection of capital markets, risk management and climate risk with a focus on addressing the risks and opportunities in the sustainable finance and climate risk space.


Pension Fund divestment progress


Carbon Tracker

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    Karl Harder, co-founder of Abundance , will present on Community Municipal Bonds / Local Climate Bonds and more broadly on Climate Emergency transition.


    A report ‘Financing For Society - Assessing the Suitability of Crowdfunding for the Public Sector’ has been provided as a briefing.

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Green Finance Institute

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    Matt Ferretti, Head of Partnerships,  and Ryan Jude, Programme Director, Green Taxonomy will present. A report is enclosed.

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Work Programme