This event will take place on January 27, 2016. World leaders recently reached a historic climate change agreement at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. It’s the low-carbon policy signal we’ve all been waiting for – but what does it mean for investor funds and portfolios in the months and years ahead?
The 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations in NYC is the first major event on climate change for investors and businesses to discuss the far-reaching implications of COP21. Ceres, the United Nations Foundation, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships are co-hosting the Summit.
The Summit will explore the significant investment opportunities provided by the global climate deal involving 196 countries, with a focus on the types of capital flows necessary – involving many trillions of dollars – to achieve its ambitious global carbon-reducing goals; fast-growing opportunities to expand clean energy investment in developed and developing countries; and solutions to mitigating carbon asset risks, including portfolio de-carbonization and support for economic development that is less reliant on fossil fuels.
Speakers include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Former Vice President Al Gore, Michael Bloomberg, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres, Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan and leading investors, including ABP, AXA, BlackRock, CalSTRS, New York City Comptroller, New York State Common Retirement Fund, among many others.
The Summit is designed to sustain the momentum from Paris and catalyze further actions that investors, businesses and governments can take to shift our economy to a low-carbon future.
Space is limited and participation is by invitation only. If you have any questions contact Brittany Cipriano or call +1 (617) 247-0700 x154.