Climate week seminar: Tackling climate risk with climate action
Now more than ever, following an unprecedented year on the global political stage, institutional investors have a critical role to play in addressing climate change. The Paris Agreement entered into force in November 2016 and calls on global investors to address the potential impact of climate-related financial risk on their portfolios at the strategy level. Increasingly, asset owners cite financial impact as the key driver behind considering ESG risks. Yet, according to Mercer’s 2017 European Asset Allocation Report, just 5 percent of 1,241 European pension schemes reported taking climate risk into consideration. North America may be in a similar boat.
Join MSCI and leading experts for a breakfast seminar during Climate Week NYC 2017 where we will discuss how leading institutional investors are approaching the question of climate change. We will review key developments in climate disclosure frameworks and tools for measuring, analyzing and reporting on climate risk across a portfolio. We will then hear from leading institutional investors on the actions their organizations have taken to address climate risk and accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
|08:30||Registration and breakfast|
|09:15||Panel I: Disclosure framework and tools for measuring climate risk|
|10:15||Panel II: Taking action on climate risk|
This event is organised by the PRI and MSCI.
This event and PRI workstream links to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Number 13: Climate Action