Space & Finance – Satellite Data for a Sustainable Finance Sector
Join the Science & Technology Facilities Council in collaboration with the Astropreneurs Space Startup Accelerator and the Satellite Applications Catapult to see how space related data can help drive sustainability for the financial services.
The transition to a sustainable global economy will be the most capital-intensive transition in human history. A new and resilient financial system is required to underpin this economic transition. More and better information is needed for financial markets, institutions, and players to efficiently allocate capital to sustainable investment alternatives.
Geospatial data, including earth observation and climate data can provide key elements of the information that is needed to evaluate risks, opportunities, and impacts of (un) sustainable investment (opportunities) to deploy sustainable finance effectively.
This session will introduce some of the trends and opportunities that are driving the demand for better data within the financial services sector, the financial data value chain and the challenges associated with current (sustainability) data and solutions.
Nick Trigg – Science & Technology Facilities Council
Nick is an Innovation Manger at the Science & Technology Facilities Council and has many years of experience supporting early stage technology companies during the Start-up phase. Nick is currently the UK Progrramme Manager for the Astropreneur Space Startup Accelerator Programme.
Christophe Christiaen – Satellite Applications Catapult
Christophe is the Sustainable Finance Lead at the Satellite Applications Catapult. He has a background in business, finance and technology and experience across several technology innovation projects. Christophe has been engaging with various finance stakeholders over the last couple of years, has recently set up the Sustainable Finance Programme at the Catapult and established the Spatial Finance Initiative partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, Green Finance Institute and Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme.