PRI signatories identify climate change as the most significant long term ESG trend to affect their portfolios.

Date: 3 December 2018
Time: 13:30 - 19:00 (incl. networking)
Host: Vontobel, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8022 Zürich, Switzerland

The PRI Climate Forum: Zurich is part of a popular new global series of climate events, and will focus on key climate topics and practical advice for investors in Switzerland.

This half-day free-to-attend event will feature the latest content from the PRI on topics including: climate scenario analysis, FSB Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), investing in a just transition, and Climate Action 100+


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Please note that the PRI may limit the number of attendees per organisation. Registered attendees will be contacted directly regarding any limits to participation. 



13:30 - 14:00

Registration & coffee



Welcome from the PRI and Vontobel

Dustin Neuneyer, Head of Continental Europe, PRI 

Axel Schwarzer, Head of Vontobel Asset Management 


PRI update

Sagarika Chatterjee, Head of Climate Policy, PRI


How to invest in the low-carbon transition

PRI will present findings of a new publication,  How to Invest in the Low-Carbon Economy: an Institutional Investor’s Guide, followed by a discussion on how investors are evolving their investment strategy and products to capture the opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy and to mitigate risks. 

Sagarika Chatterjee, Head of Climate Policy, PRI

Pascal Dudle, Head of Global Trend Investing, Vontobel Asset Management


TCFD & Scenario analysis

With over 500 organisations now official supporters of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), more and more investors are looking to align their disclosure practices with the TCFD recommendations.

This session will feature discussion with investors on how to get started on TCFD, including: examples of establishing internal process, assigning responsibility, publishing a climate policy, drawing up a implementation & monitoring plan as well as reporting.

In addition, the session will also feature a demonstration of Carbon Delta’s climate scenario tool.

Moderator: Edward Baker, Senior Policy Analyst, PRI

David Lunsford, Carbon Delta

Katherine Brown, World Economic Forum

15:30 - 16:30

Networking break with refreshments, hosted by Vontobel



Active Ownership and the Climate Action 100+

Engagement and proxy voting are key elements of an investor’s toolbox for addressing climate risks. This session will update on key initiatives led by PRI and its partners, including the Climate Action 100+. Investors will be given an opportunity to discuss these initiatives and understand how they can get further involved.

Ben Pincombe, Manager - Environmental Issues PRI

UBS Asset Management

Ethos Fund


Incorporating methane into TCFD disclosure

The PRI will present a new joint report written alongside Ceres and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Setting the Bar, which acts as a tool for both investors and oil and gas companies to bring methane reporting in line with the TCFD framework. 

Sean Allen, Manager - Environmental Issues, PRI


Investing in a just transition

The session will outline a new PRI project, co-designed by the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School, which looks at the just transition from an investor perspective and highlights action plans for tackling the issues.

Achieving a ‘just transition’ is part of the Paris Agreement, and will help accelerate climate action in ways that deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

Investors are increasingly committed to the low-carbon transition, but much of the focus has been on getting investors to think about the environmental dimension. There is a need to fully incorporate a robust social dimension in terms of the positive and negative implications of the climate transition for workers and communities.

Bettina Reinboth, Head of Social Issues, PRI

Investor speaker, TBC

18:00 - 18:10

Closing remarks from the PRI and Vontobel

Dustin Neuneyer, Head of Continental Europe, PRI

Lars Kalbreier, CIO Vontobel Wealth Management

The PRI would like to thank Vontobel for hosting this event.