Sustainable Festival: Chuka Umunna warns of 'huge gap' in funding to achieve net zero transition

Banks must work together with clients to help transition

Anna Fedorova
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Chuka Umunna speaks at Sustainable Investment Festival
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Chuka Umunna speaks at Sustainable Investment Festival

Chuka Umunna, managing director and head of EMEA ESG at J.P. Morgan and former MP, has spoken out against the argument of divesting from coal as a “simple solution” to the climate crisis, arguing this tactic is “nonsense and will be counterproductive”.

Speaking at the Sustainable Investment Festival, Umunna noted there is a huge gap between the funding needed to help the transition to net zero and the amount pledged by global governments. Even in...

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