The series aims to build momentum ahead of COP26 that will now take place in Glasgow in 2021. Given the challenges society, economies and the world face in coming out of COVID-19 lockdowns it is critical for investors to address potential crises of the future, and as part of that to play their role to achieve green growth and recovery.

These webinars aim to support institutional investors to clarify what action they can take, to not only manage investment risk from climate, but also how they can have impact in influencing real-world outcomes. The variety of climate investor initiatives and confusing terminologies used can be bewildering. These webinars look to help investors navigate and understand these, and to help them prioritise and take practical steps forward.

There are three webinars in our series running between June and September 2020. Listen to the first two webinars on demand or register for the third installment below:

Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
Arne Staal, Global Head of Research & Product Management, FTSE Russell
Keynote Speaker
Commissioner Rostin Behnam, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Recovery, Green Growth and International cooperation: Race to Zero, critical role of finance
Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI and COP26 High-Level Champions Team member
Sanda Ojiambo
, CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Nigel Topping, High-Level Champion for Climate Action COP26
Measuring the Size and scale of the green economy
Lee Clements, Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions, FTSE Russell
Lily Dai, Senior Research Analyst, Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell
The Role of Taxonomies
Dr. MA Jun, Director of Centre for Finance & Development at Tsinghua University, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee
Peter Johnson, Director, Scotiabank & Chair of Canadian Transition Taxonomy & Sustainable Finance Technical Committee
Helena Vines Fiestas, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy, Member of Experts Group at European Commission, Deputy Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Panel Chair: Joy Williams, Senior Advisor, Climate Strategy, Mantle314 and Former Chair of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel
The Inevitable Policy Response: an investor guide to land use in the pathway to Paris
Jason Eis, Executive Director, Vivid Economics
Capital Allocation to the Green Economy: Investors who have or who are taking action
Craig Mackenzie, Head of Strategic Asset Allocation, Aberdeen Standard
Herman Bril
, Director of Office of Investment Management, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Geneviève Bouthillier, Managing Director, Private Mid-Market Companies & Stewardship Investing, CDPQ
Panel Chair: Faith Ward, Co-Chair, TPI and Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pensions Partnerships