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Sustainable Investment Forum North America - Part 4

Mobilising sustainable investment towards a 1.5 °C world

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About this event

Thursday, 15 October 2020
09.00 AM-11.30 AM (EDT)

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Core Discussion Points:

  • Separating fact from greenwashing

  • Meeting the ESG challenge- index investing to minimize ESG risk

  • Short termism versus long termism- how to create a culture of investment to include ESG with traditional financial returns- examining the impact of COVID-19

  • Financially material ESG factors can have a significant impact- both positive and negative - on ESG portfolio construction, revenue growth, required capital and effective risk management. 

  • The role of quant, big data, and AI in improving transparency in ESG in a post pandemic economy

  • Has COVID -19 refocused sustainable finance and is there greater emphasis now on the S of ESG?


Featured Speakers:

  • Andrew Steel Global Head, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings
  • Nathalie Wallace, ESG Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
  • Tom Kehoe, Managing Director & Global Head of Research & Communications, AIMA
  • Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding, Senior Program Director, InvestorNetwork, Ceres 
  • Mamadou- Abou Sarr, President and Chief Executive Officer, V-Square Quantitative Management
  • Dr. C. Adam Schlosser, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
  • Rob Zochowski, Program Director and Senior Researcher for Multi-Faculty Sustainability and Impact Investing, Harvard Business School
  • Ivan Frishberg, Director of Impact Policy, Amalgamated Bank & Member of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
  • Dr Gita R. Rao, Senior Lecturer in Finance, MIT Sloan


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Bill Parsons, COO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Sunil Misser, CEO, AccountAbility


Event Chair:

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 recognized 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 focuses 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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