About

Purpose

To create the world’s first public sculpture conveying the transformational power of green finance in global markets.

Objectives

  • To artistically convey green finance
  • To be a public benefit and serve an educational purpose
  • To provide a focal point for green financiers to gather
  • To be a global inspiration that is adapted across the world
  • To honour the work of sustainable investment pioneers

Making it Happen

This idea for a sculpture originally came from Tessa Tennant, a global pioneer of green and sustainable investment. This idea was further developed with close colleagues and launched on June 28, 2018. Since then, some £50,000 has been raised from friends, family and colleagues of Tessa’s and this has funded the first phase of the project.

We have been working with Modus Operandi, public art curators, and they have advised us on artist selection and implementation. We have also received input from the artistic director of the Royal Academy of Art.

In December 2018, following an invited competition of four shortlisted artists from a long list of twenty artists, the committee selected Dalziel + Scullion’s “Amulet” as the winning design.

We are currently seeking £280,000 to pay for the next phase of the project including artists fees, installation, public engagement and unveiling. We hope to commission the sculpture soon.

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Governance

The Green Finance Sculpture Project became a project of CDP Worldwide (registered as a charity in England with number 1122330) in August 2018. Strategic direction is provided by a committee made up of green finance, sustainability and art experts.

Committee Members 

  • James Cameron, Chair of the Sculpture Committee, Chairman, Overseas Development Institute, Senior Advisor, SystemiQ
  • Amal-Lee Amin, Chief of the Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Ian Callaghan, Founder and Lead Author at NDCI.global; Co-founder, Climate Finance Accelerator
  • Mark Campanale, Founder and Executive Director of Carbon Tracker
  • Rose Dempsey, Head of Communications, Serpentine Gallery
  • Paul Dickinson, Treasurer of the Sculpture Project, Executive Chair of CDP
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment
  • Ciara Shannon, Project Director of the Sculpture Project, Director, EdenWorks
  • Jeremy Smith, Partner of Norburn Partners, Trustee of CDP
  • William Staempfli, Head of Glen Estate and Architect

In thanks

  • Sir Roger Gifford who is an Ambassador of the project. He is also Chairman of the City of London Corporation and Chair of the UK Government’s Green Finance Task Force.

In thanks for their help

  • Roberta Colombo
  • Ingrid Holmes – Hermes Investment Management
  • Andy Medd – Mother Agency
  • Kate Murphy – Rathbone Greenbank
  • Charles Perry – Green Entrepreneur