MSCI ESG and PRI 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. 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.

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Sep 20, 2017

|New York


Time

8:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m

Location

MSCI Global Headquarters
7 World Trade Center
Skytop - 48th Floor
New York, NY


Agenda

Sep 20, 2017
TIME DETAILS
8:30 a.m Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m Welcome Remarks
9:15 a.m Panel I: Disclosure Framework and Tools for Measuring Climate Risk
10:00 a.m Coffee Break
10:15 a.m Panel II: Taking Action on Climate Risk
11:00 a.m Closing Keynote Address: Christine Ervin, Principal
11:30 a.m Closing Remarks

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Event Speakers

Christine Ervin

Principal | Christine Ervin

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Matthew Arnold

Global Head of Sustainable Finance | JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Herman Bril

Director | IMD/UNJSPF

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Sagarika Chatterjee

Associate Director, Policy and Research | Principles for Responsible Investment

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Matthew DiGuiseppe

Vice President, Asset Stewardship Team | State Street Global Advisors

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Sylvain Vanston

ESG Integration Manager | AXA Group

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Anthony Hobley

Chief Executive Officer | Carbon Tracker Initiative

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Fiona Reynolds

Managing Director | Principles for Responsible Investment

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Linda-Eling Lee

Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Research | MSCI

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Betty Yee

Controller | California State Controller

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