FinBiz2030 UK Taskforce

FinBiz2030 UK Regional Task Force

Chartered Accountants Worldwide, One Young World and the City of London launched Finance & Business 2030 in the Mansion House, London on 2 April 2019.

The event brought together the finance and business community as a force for change, identifying opportunities and encouraging a commitment to tackle the issues and achieve the long-term goals. The launch event was attended by professionals with finance and business skills across industries.

UK Task Force Leadership

Emma Bell

Operating Partner

Jolyon ‘Jolly’ Layard Horsfall

Corporate Tax Associate
Grant Thornton

UK Task Force Priorities

UK Task Force Priorities

  • Mobilising climate action through tangible and best practise guidelines for financial services professionals
  • Creating an internal programme for corporations that promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Developing an industry-wide consensus to define sustainability
  • Improving and innovating diversity networks within an organisation
  • Increase financial pledges from Financial Institutions (FIs) by USD1trn over 10 years to mobilise funds to finance all SDGs with a particular focus on climate change

UK Task Force Workstreams

UK Task Force Workstreams

During 2020 the UK task force laid the foundation for the operational structure going forward and set out 6 primary workstreams which now have a clear plan and target potential KPI’s to feed through into an impact report.

There has also been collaboration to support the launch of taskforces in South Africa, Ireland and soon to be an addition of Scotland (extension of the UK taskforce).

This has lead to the involvement and engagement of roughly 100 young leaders across the finance and business industry with more to come.

The Finbiz 2030 series has also been a resounding success with the inaugural session run by the UK generating over 2 million impressions on twitter with live viewers from over 80 countries.

UK Task Force Workstreams: Objectives

Workstreams: Objectives


Objective: Make personal money matter

Luke & Tom

Objective: Build a ‘Universal’ Green Bank


Objective: Get USD 1trn of pledges from banks to support the SDGs


Objective: To give every student the privilege of a private school network


Objective: Improve transparency and collaboration of Internal Networks

Sam & Lyle

Objective: To create an SME resource centre compiling all the best content, frameworks, partners, tips & tricks to implement sustainability into your business.