Managing Value At Risk For Portfolios From Climate Change. What Are The Financial Implications Of COP21?

 

On 27th October. Europeans for Divest Invest hosted 300 delegates from the finance industry at an event in London’s Guildhall.

The event was organised in partnership with the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the City of London, and supported by Aiming For A Coaltion, Church Investors Group, Institutional Investorts Group on Climate Change, Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, ShareAction.

The full agenda, including list of speakers, is available here.

Take a look at the twitter chat during the event through the #climaterisk15 storify here

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales

opened the event with a video message with a powerful call to all investors to consider Divest Invest. Charities in particular, he said, should make sure their investments do not conflict with their mission.

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) highlighted the key signals from around the world that showed momentum for a low carbon economy was now unstoppable.

Sarah Butler-Sloss

Chair of Ashden Trust and one of the founders of Europeans for Divest Invest, gave a keynote speech on what civil society expects from asset managers. To read the speech, click here.

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell

Chairman of Institute for New Economic Thinking, and former chair of Committee on Climate Change, and Financial Services Authoririty wrapped up the event

We were enormously grateful to be joined by 15 panellists from Aviva Investors, Barclays, Bank of America Merill Lynch, CCLA, Chatham House, Mercer, Newton Asset Management, Overseas Development Institute, Sarasin and Partners,  and United Nations Environment Programme.

Visit our Vimeo page to watch the panel discussions and see other Europeans for Divest Invest videos

 

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For further information, please contact tom.harrison@sfct.org.uk

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