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A greener Scotland: Cambridge Judge fellow named chair of green taskforce

 

Cambridge Judge Fellow David Pitt-Watson is named Chair of a new Scottish Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Financial Services.

David Pitt-Watson.
David Pitt-Watson

David Pitt-Watson, a Fellow (Finance) at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been named Chair of a new Scottish Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Financial Services.

The Taskforce was initiated by the Scottish Government, with support from Scottish Financial Enterprise. It involves around thirty leading financial institutions, and it aims to “co-ordinate and enhance Scotland’s sustainable finance cluster and develop its position as a leading global centre of excellence for green and sustainable finance”.

The Taskforce had a recent public launch at an event that included:

  • Mark Carney, UN Envoy for Climate and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England.
  • Kate Forbes the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance (and a University of Cambridge graduate).
  • John Glen, the UK Economic Secretary for the Treasury. 

David has been involved in sustainable finance for many years. Last year, a course he co-designed at Cambridge Judge Business School was named grand prize winner of the 13th annual Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. The course, entitled Purpose of Finance, was designed for the Master of Finance (MFin) programme at Cambridge Judge.