Sustainable Investment Forum North America - Part 2
Mobilising sustainable investment towards a 1.5 °C world
About this event
Thursday, 1 October 2020
09.00 AM-10.30 AM (EDT)
Core Discussion Points:
Is now the time to invest in financial resilience programmes?
The Global Economic Outlook - Are national legislative practices impeding meaningful action towards climate change?
Is there a need to be better prepared to respond and recover post-pandemic - should all financial systems be aligned with climate risk resilience programmes?
Is prioritising the SDGs an opportunity to engage with influential emerging consumers and incorporate innovative new technologies?
Creating immediate value for the industry coupled with long-term social and economic benefits for the world?
UN SDGs versus financial value and returns- is ESG an important driver of long-term returns?
Should assessing risk and opportunities of climate change should be a core part of the investment process?
How to contend with greenwashing and impact washing - identifying whether new funds labelled as meeting the UN SDGs have in reality allocated capital in sustainable portfolios
Sustainable finance continues to be impeded by the lack of good quality data and benchmarking as well as transparency
Using strategic asset allocation to manage the transition towards a 1.5c aligned portfolio - How can climate change risks be fully understood and integrated into the decision-making process?
- Olga Emelianova, Executive Director, ESG Research MSCI
- Terry Heymann, CFO, World Gold Council
- Bertrand Walckenaer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AFD, Agence française de développement (French Development Agency)
- Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, United Nations
- Rosa van den Beemt, Vice President, Responsible Investment Analyst, BMO Global Asset Management
Dustyn Lanz, CEO, Responsible Investment Association, Canada
Dr. Ben Caldecott
About the Forum:
The Largest Finance Forum During Climate Week NYC.
Due to COVID-19 and the unpredictability of holding physical events in the short term, the fifth edition of the Sustainable Investment Forum North America, in official partnership with UNEP-FI will launch as a virtual event on September 24 during Climate Week NYC. Our Forum is recognised as one of the leading events for attracting asset owners with more than USD $3 trillion in assets under management and complements the UN Climate Action Summit focus on sustainable finance. Whilst providing unparalleled live and on-demand content during a 3-week period, our virtual event platform will also facilitate a comprehensive virtual meeting space for 5,000+ attendees in the finance community during Climate Week New York and beyond. For more information download the event brochure here.
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