Green & Sustainable Finance for Corporate Investment


24 May, 2021

11:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC


Green & Sustainable Finance for Corporate Investment

Location: Virtual

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Join this group discussion hosted by James Lean, Industry Director for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics at Barclays. We will discuss green and sustainable financing for corporate investment alongside sector insights.

Learning outcomes

  • Difference between green and sustainable finance
  • Sector insights for manufacturing, transport and logistics
  • Corporate banking perspectives

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Programme outline

James will look to give insights into the current business environment from a corporate bank perspective, outline the options for green and sustainable investment and how the bank is responding to this important global issue. It will advocate for the growing need for professional accountants to be involved in these emerging activities as they move ever more into the mainstream of finance. From an industry perspective we will also cover in brief key industry trends from manufacturing, transport and logistics.

Speaker Biography

James Lean, Industry Director, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Barclays

James Lean leads a sector focused team supporting clients with turnover £50m and upwards from offices in London, Cambridge, and Milton Keynes.

James joined Barclays in 2007 from a Fintech background and spent 10 years as a sector focused Relationship Director to large corporates across Eastern region. For the past 3 years, he has been regional Head of Mid-Corporate for Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire.

James is a strong believer in understanding each industry’s unique strengths and opportunities and shaping the bank to support that. Key focus areas are growth & investment, digital transformation, fraud prevention, inclusion and bringing together all of Barclays to clients.

We understand the need to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable in seeking advice from others and have open conversations. As such, we have made the decision to follow ‘Chatham House rules’ and will be not be recording these sessions, and all participants must refrain from taking screenshots or making their own recording. This is to ensure that everybody at the sessions feel at ease and can be open as they wish to be.

This event is being hosted by the CIMA Thames Valley Branch, Central Southern England. If you have any questions relating to this event, please email