Post-COP26: Key outcomes, core themes and implications for investors

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02 December 2021


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Post-COP26: Key outcomes, core themes and implications for investors


Join Pollination and the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) for the second expert panel discussion in our three-part series on the significance of COP26 for investors.

The second webinar will summarise important announcements that emerged from the negotiations and provide an analysis of how successful COP26 was in delivering on its objectives. Through the discussion, we will explore key themes from the COP and what it all means for investors, including progress made towards securing global net zero by 2050 and the 1.5 degree target, focusing on announcements relating to NDCs, coal phase out, deforestation, electric vehicles and renewables. The session will offer insights into adaptation goals, including the role of nature-based solutions and growing scrutiny of nature risk.

Finally, the webinar will provide an assessment of developments relating to the mobilisation of finance, including enablers and barriers to climate capital allocation, and opportunities for private investors to collaborate with governments and civil society to accelerate climate action.

Please note this is a BVCA member only event.

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15:00 Welcome by Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA

15:05 Presentation by Gavin Templeton, Partner, Pollination Group

15:20 Panel discussion

16:00 Webinar close 


Jamie Butterworth, Managing Director, Circularity Capital 

Jamie Butterworth is one of the founding partners of Circularity Capital, a specialist investment firm supporting the growth and innovation of businesses in the circular economy.

Jamie is the former CEO and part of the founding team of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a global hub for circular economy innovation. He was also instrumental in developing and launching the Circular Economy 100, a platform for multinationals, SMEs, academic institutions and municipalities to capture the commercial opportunities of the circular economy.

Jamie is a business fellow of Oxford University’s Smith School, a member of the Advisory Board of the Accenture Circulars Accelerator and has contributed to a number of forums on the circular economy including at the World Economic Forum and the European Commission Resource Efficiency Platform.

Joana Castro, Principal, Unigestion 

Joana Castro is Principal within the Private Equity team where she is Head of Primary Investments and a member of the Responsible Investment Committee. She joined Unigestion in September 2016.

Joana began her career in 2007 in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. In 2010, she joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as Senior Analyst focusing on private equity funds investments and became Principal at EBRD in 2013.

Joana graduated in economics from Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal.

Allegra Day, ESG Director, Cinven 

Allegra is a member of the Portfolio team.

Allegra was previously a Manager in the Climate Change team at CDC Group where she led ESG value creation projects with portfolio companies and implemented the firm’s climate change strategy with a focus on the just transition to a net zero economy. Prior to CDC, Allegra advised businesses and investors on their sustainability strategies at Social Ventures Australia and was a commercial lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills and Norton Rose in Sydney, Australia.

Allegra has an MBA from University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. She joined Cinven in 2021.

Gavin Templeton, Partner, Pollination Group 

Gavin is an entrepreneurial leader in all areas of sustainability, recognised globally as an expert in the green economy and the low carbon transition. He has a proven track record of identifying concepts and developing them into innovative commercial opportunities.

Prior to joining Pollination, Gavin ran the Climate Finance Advisory function at Macquarie’s Green Investment Group which advised governments, public bodies, multilateral organisations and development finance institutions. He also represented Macquarie Group on the United Nations Global Commission on Adaption and Bloomberg’s Climate Finance Leadership Initiative. Gavin was part of the team that set up, ran and eventually privatised the world’s first dedicated green finance institution, the UK Green Investment Bank, which was subsequently bought by Macquarie. He began his career at BP before moving to Morgan Stanley and Rabobank. A pioneer, he worked at the inception of the European Emissions Trading Scheme and United Nations Clean Development Mechanism.

Gavin is a Senior Advisor to the UK Government’s Partnership for Accelerated Climate Transitions and a member of the Advisory Committee for the new Green Bank Design Platform currently under development at the UK’s Green Finance Institute.



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