Capital for Climate Action Conference
Clarity in the low-carbon transition
Owners and managers of assets, financial institutions and companies are committing to climate action amid a rapidly changing economic landscape. A banking crisis, war in Ukraine, trade tensions, tightening monetary policy and the increasing urgency to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions are driving the need for clarity on navigating the path to net-zero alignment. The immensity of the challenge is matched only by the necessary pace of the transition.
Together we will untangle the complexity of this rapidly evolving environment that is reshaping investment and business strategies, addressing issues such as:
- Navigating an economic environment that can clash with climate ambition
- Identifying and rewarding companies that are actually decarbonizing
- Evaluating opportunities in green technologies and sustainable finance
- Quantifying the impact of physical climate risks on the pricing of financial assets
- Anticipating where regulation and reporting might go next
- Bringing integrity to climate commitments
Participants will leave with greater clarity about the climate transition, together with practical guidance for making critical decisions and taking action to address the risks and opportunities that accompany today’s challenges.
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May 16 & 17 2023
Europe & Americas Session - May 16, 2023
6:00 a.m. PDT (San Francisco)
9:00 a.m. EDT (New York)
2:00 p.m. BST (London)
3:00 p.m. CEST (Central Europe)
5:00 p.m. GST (Dubai)
Asia Pacific Session - May 17, 2023
10:00 a.m. HKT (Hong Kong)
11:00 a.m. JST (Tokyo)
12:00 p.m. AEST (Sydney)
|May 16 - EMEA and Americas|
Opening Remarks: Unlocking Finance to Achieve Paris Agreement Goals
Razan Al Mubarak, President, IUCN (2021–2025) UN Climate Change High-Level Champion
Navigating to Net-Zero: Can Capital Markets Decarbonize if the World Isn’t Decarbonizing?
Owners and managers of assets, banks, insurers and other capital markets participants are committing to reduce the emissions of their investments, loan books and underwriting amid the urgency to support the low-carbon transition. But global carbon emissions have never been higher, and the pathways for preventing the worst impacts of a warming planet are narrowing.
We will hear from industry leaders at the forefront of climate finance on how they are pursuing strategies for lowering emissions in the global economy.
Roy Choudhury, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Toward Sustainable Growth: Where Are We in the Energy Transition?
The electricity grid is getting greener, with renewables expected to cover most growth in global electricity demand. But fossil fuels still power the lion’s share of the world’s energy, and the amount of carbon that countries put into the atmosphere continues to go hand in hand with economic growth. If the shift to a clean-energy economy lags, the low-carbon transition will lag too.
We will discuss the prospects for decarbonizing the energy sector with four experts who have their eyes on the data.
Laura Cozzi, Chief Energy Modeller, International Energy Agency
Companies and financial institutions must back up their climate commitments with credible actions, a United Nations’ high-level expert group said at COP27 in a report that commanded the attention of the financial industry with its aim “to prevent dishonest climate accounting.”
Catherine McKenna, the former Canadian minister of the environment and climate change who chaired the group, will join Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content, Willis Towers Watson, and an MSCI advisiory director, to discuss how companies and investors can bring integrity to climate action.
|May 17 - APAC|
Blended Finance and the Climate Transition
Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
Climate Change Risks: What Happens in a 3°C World?
Society recognizes the need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C to stave off the worst effects of a warming world. Yet the world is warming at nearly twice that rate.
We will examine how companies and investors are adapting to the prospect of a warmer future with four leaders on the front lines of climate-related financial risk.
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Razan Al Mabarak
President | IUCN (2021–2025) UN Climate Change High-Level ChampionRead Bio
Chair | UN Secretary General’s new High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments of Non-State EntitiesRead Bio
Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network | Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)Read Bio
Managing Director, Center For Carbon Transition, Investment Banking | JP MorganRead Bio
Chief Economist | Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)Read Bio
Managing Director & Senior Partner | BCGRead Bio
Vice President, MSCI Research | MSCIRead Bio
Chief Energy Modeller | International Energy AgencyRead Bio
Chief Economist | bpRead Bio
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance | Bank of AmericaRead Bio
Global Head of ESG and Climate Research | MSCIRead Bio
Monica Oviedo Cespedes
Head of Sustainability Management & 2030 Agenda | IberdrolaRead Bio
Global Head of Sustainable Research, ETF and Index Investments | BlackRockRead Bio
APAC Head of Sustainable for the ETF and Index Business | BlackRockRead Bio
Global Head of ESG Research & Development at Climate Risk Center | MSCIRead Bio
Head of APAC Client Coverage | MSCIRead Bio