Detecting Greenwashing

Event Details

Date: 29th May 2024

Duration: 09:30 15:00

Location: On Demand Until 29/5/24

Ticket Price: £395 + VAT Register

Detecting Greenwashing was a one day online event that took place on 29 February 2024 to discuss the latest methods for identifying greenwashing in listed companies.

The event brought together expertise from academia and the financial markets, and was designed for investment managers, institutional investors, hedge funds, analysts as well as ESG research and ratings vendors. Emphasis was on the “detecting” part, i.e. not just discussions about different kinds of greenwashing, but how can it actually be identified by stakeholders without direct access to the company.

Topics covered include language analysis, gaming of emissions numbers, identifying greenwashing in the GSS bond market, climate-washing litigation, and methods for scrutinizing sustainability reports.

Delegates will receive a recording of the event together with presentations in electronic format. Each presentation is approximately 25 to 30 minutes in duration.


Identifying the firms and sectors most susceptible to greenwashing
Fabiola Schneider, Assistant Professor in Accountancy
University College Dublin

Climate transition action plans: deciphering the hype from action, particularly for capital allocation and investment into new technologies and innovation
Peter Holt, Partner, Energy and Climate Advisory

How to scrutinize a sustainability report
Judith Stroehle, Assistant Professor for Sustainability Governance
University of St. Gallen

Identify greenwashing in the GSS bond market
Jaime Diaz-Rio Varez, Research Associate – GSS Bonds
Mainstreet Partners

How companies are gaming their emissions numbers
Marc Lepere, Lead in ESG & Sustainability
King’s College London

Developing solutions to identify greenwashing using a combination of AI, blockchain and database technologies: practical examples
Diana Rose, Head of ESG Research, Insig AI
Michele Soavi, COO, ImpactScope

Using AI to identify language associated with greenwashing
Qian Li, Lecturer in Sustainable Business Operations
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Climate-washing litigation: the legal basis and evidence required for litigants bringing cases against corporations for climate-washing
Benjamin Franta, Senior Research Fellow in Climate Litigation
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford