Fintech for Climate

What can help you address climate challenges through Fintech??
Embark on a journey with Emma Kisby, CEO at Cogo EMEA, as she unravels the environmental impact of SMEs and the hurdles they encounter in minimising their carbon footprint. Explore the pivotal role of Fintech in accelerating climate goals for SMEs understand the profound benefits of sustainability in shaping the future of finance and gain insights into how financial organizations respond to the climate crisis.
In 2023, Europe’s climate fintech startups, which tend to offer climate-based risk or accounting software, have raised around €144m across 24 startups despite the overall dip in VC investment, according to Dealroom data.
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30 mins

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With this online course, you will:
  • Discover the importance of sustainable finance
  • Identify the SMEs’ carbon impact on the environment
  • Learn how financial organisations respond to the demand for climate action
  • Learn about the innovations and collaborations within the finance industry aimed at tackling climate change
  • Understand the biggest challenges for businesses in measuring and reducing their carbon footprint




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Course Lessons

 Career and Cogo

In this chapter, we will learn about Emma’s career journey and how she came to be the CEO of Cogo EMEA. We will also discuss the mission and focus of Cogo, and some of the meaningful achievements that Emma feels proud of during her career.

 Fintech and Climate Change

In Chapter 2, we will explore the role that financial innovation and collaboration can play in addressing the climate crisis. We will discuss how fintech can help to address climate change, the importance of sustainable finance, and how banks and financial organisations can respond to the demand for action on environmental impacts. We will also learn about Cogo’s work in helping banks to apply carbon footprint tracking functionality to their offerings for customers.

 Impact of SMEs on Carbon Footprint

In this chapter, we will discuss the importance of supporting SMEs in lowering their carbon footprint. We will explore whether SMEs are significant contributors to the climate crisis and discuss Cogo’s work with these businesses. We will also consider the biggest challenges faced by SMEs in terms of measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.

Meet your instructor - Emma Kisby


Emma is an experienced business leader with an extensive background in leveraging customer data and behavioural science for the benefit of leading FTSE 100 companies. She was one of the founding team who set up i2c - a leading customer data & insights business for Sainsbury’s. As Commercial Director at Virgin Management
She experienced first-hand the value of putting purpose at the heart of the business. Joining Cogo allowed her to combine her passion for data for good with a drive to help empower consumers to live more sustainably & ethically through better insights.
Since joining, Emma has driven significant scale and impact through partnerships with leading Financial Institutions including NatWest and Santander