Financial Pathways to
Net Zero

11 – 12 January 2024
Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF

There are mounting incentives to transition to a low-carbon society. The Scottish Government has set an ambitious goal of reaching net zero by 2045, there is increasing pressure on financial institutions to decarbonise their portfolios, and the cost-of-living crisis is putting pressure on households to reduce their net energy consumption. 

This two-day Financial Pathways to Net Zero Incubator will bring financial industry representatives together with researchers from universities and partners to discuss the question: how can we decarbonise Scotland’s housing and building stock and craft a more sustainable future?  

This event is part of the Scottish Research Alliance for Energy, Homes and Livelihoods, funded by the Scottish Research Council, and is being organised in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute.

For further information and details, please contact: [email protected]. 



Day 1 | 11 January: Industry Incubator  


09:30 Industry Incubator 1 | Retail banking 
How do we facilitate household behavioural change and demand for ‘green’ banking products on a national scale?

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Industry Incubator 2 | Capital Markets & Pipelines  
How do we match capital solutions to scalable investment projects needed to facilitate societal change?

12:00 Lunch 

13:30 Industry Incubator 3 | Public-Private Delivery 
How do we meet national net zero goals through coordinated regional/community initiatives?

14:30 Coffee

15:00 Industry Incubator 4 | Translating Ideas into Research
Generating impactful collaborative research for transforming society 

Day 2 | 12 January: Research Incubator  

09:00 Coffee 

09:30 Research Incubator Part 1 
Collaborative research questions for financial pathways to Net Zero

10:30 Coffee 

11:00 Research Incubator Part 2 
Forming research teams and proposals

12:00 Lunch 

13:30 Research Incubator Part 3
Forming research teams and proposals, continued

14:30 Coffee

15:00 Research Incubator Part 4
Plotting the Path to Capture & Launch