October 03 2023


08:30am to 01:30pm

Roundtable discussion

How can climate finance address our climate crisis

Event Summary

The risk of climate change is well known – Climate Finance has a role to play in addressing the climate crisis we face.

Join us for this half day event as we bring together industry leaders across FinTech, financial services, academia, and climate to consider the role that finance, technology and data can play in helping to tackle the climate crisis.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.


8:45 am Arrivals, Registration, Networking

9:30am Welcome from Chair

9:40am Keynote 1 (20 mins)

“Laying the path for a more rigorous regulatory framework for climate finance and financial services”

Euan McVicar Pinsent Masons

10am Panel Discussion

Chaired by Pinsent Masons

Tackling the climate crisis with technology and data.

This panel will focus on:

  • Climate finance and the need for better data
  • How can fintech help with the creation of a unified measurement framework?
  • How can financial technology support initiatives around the circular economy and green investing?

10:40am Break & Networking

11:10am: “Can the financial services industry effectively bring climate science into its decision-making’

11:30am: Fireside Chat

12:10pm Closing comments from Chair

12:20pm Lunch & Networking

1:30pm – Close


Lead Partner – Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons looks at your business needs differently. This means we don’t just apply lawyers to solve clients’ problems; we deploy a wider range of professional disciplines, enabled by people, process and technology, to deliver a global professional service with law at its core. As one of our five key sectors and with more than 300 sector specialist lawyers – the financial services sector is at the heart of our business. Our experts work with the world’s leading banks, payments providers, FinTechs, insurers and asset and wealth managers on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional matters and strategic projects. Known for combining market leading financial regulatory and technology expertise with innovative solutions, we are ideally placed to help our clients navigate the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly dynamic and competitive industry

Supporter – FinTech Scotland

FinTech Scotland’s purpose is to make a better world for all through financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion. We exist to create an integrated FinTech ecosystem through strategic coordination, the provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent, and respond to the needs of all stakeholders within the Scottish Fintech cluster. We believe that making Scotland a fintech capital will lead to business creation and growth, a stronger economy and more jobs. In addition, our aim is to strengthen the societal benefits from fintech developments, believing in the opportunity for retail consumers to benefit. The organisation recently published the FinTech Scotland Research & Innovation Roadmap 2022-33 which will provide strategic direction for the development and growth of the Fintech sector in Scotland for the next 10 years, with the aim of driving a threefold increase in economic growth and job creation.

Knowledge Partner – Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

The Adam Smith Business School’s mission is to sustain and foster a place of outstanding quality, research-led and professionally-focused, bringing together inspiring people for the purposes of research, learning and teaching, and engaging with corporate and policy connections, with impact locally and globally.

Fast-moving trends in technology and banking have altered the landscape for those seeking to make an impact in the world of finance. The Adam Smith Business School provides an advanced education in the multiple converging skills and knowledge bases that are required by the organisations of the future. In addition to our cutting-edge teaching, our research and knowledge exchange work seeks to contribute to dialogue and development in the space. Our research in Fintech is delivered via our research theme ‘Digital Society’ and our Climate Finance work through our ‘Sustainability’ theme.

Data Partner – Ciendos

Media Partner – The Scotsman

The Scotsman – Scotland’s national newspaper – has been telling your stories since 1817.

We’ve been with readers through the events which have shaped modern Scotland: the Highland Clearances, the industrial revolution, two world wars, devolution, the independence referendum and everything in between.

The Scotsman and delivers incisive, thought-provoking and stimulating content to reflect the vibrancy of Scotland today, and offers a range of insightful opinions, new perspectives and lively debates about everything that matters to Scotland

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Organisers at FinTech Tables

Aastha Ahuja

Aastha Ahuja

Business Analyst & Head of Community Development

Ian Davey

Ian Davey



Mark Stamford

Founder and Ceo, Occamsec

Yvonne Dunn

Partner at Pinsent Masons

Angus McFadyen

Technology Lawyer & Partner at Pinsent Masons

Richard Dolan

Head of Resilience, Corporate Banking COO, Barclays


University of Glasgow, Advanced Research Centre, 11 Chapel Lane, Glasgow, G11 6EW

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Where can Open Finance make a difference?

Scaling with technology and data teams in financial services and FinTech 2.0