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The Greening 20’s – The Net-Zero Revolution

Investors, governments and businesses have woken up to the climate emergency and the impact they and our actions have on the planet. At MSCI, we believe that addressing the impacts of climate change will require the largest reconstruction of the global economy since the Industrial Revolution. 

Capital markets are an essential and critical force to drive the transition to net-zero with concerted action from all participants, ranging from a reallocation of capital by asset owners, to effective channeling of funds by asset managers and banks to greener investments and innovation. There will be winners and losers from such an economic transformation – companies and investors.

We invite you to join our annual Global Investing Conference where we will examine and challenge what a transition to net-zero means for investors. The importance of collaboration among investors, governments and corporates. How to harness and leverage new technology and data. How to build better climate-resilient portfolios and manage risk to capitalize on the opportunities afforded by the transition to a sustainable world. 

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Oct 6 & 7 2021

Virtual Platform


Time

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
2:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m. BST London
9:00 a.m - 11:45 a.m. EDT New York

Thursday, October 7, 2021
2:00 p.m - 4:45 p.m. BST London
9:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. EDT New York

Location

Virtual Platform


Agenda

Oct 6 & 7 2021
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Panel 1

FASTER, TOGETHER: COLLABORATION IN THE NET-ZERO REVOLUTION 
In ‘The Role of Capital in the Net-Zero Revolution’, MSCI called on capital market participants to work as one team to ensure a global temperature rise well under 2°C — and race to net-zero — together. With asset owners, asset managers and banks channeling funds toward greener investments and innovation, and corporations making their own commitments, the net-zero transition will fundamentally reshape global markets. How can investors, governments and corporates best collaborate to make the net-zero revolution happen? 

Panel 2

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT? 
Accelerating the shift to a green economy requires navigating uncharted territory for many investors. From the reallocation of capital to less emissions-intensive investments, to decarbonizing a portfolio or assertively using voting rights to directly engage with companies, what path will investors seek – engagement, divestment or reallocation? How long will it take to bring lasting change? 

Panel 3

HOW TO HALVE EMISSIONS BY 2030? IS NET-ZERO AN ACHIEVABLE REALITY? 
The investor perspective 

In an investment universe with limited net-zero investable assets and disclosure and measurement challenges, how can investors succeed in creating meaningful change while managing risk profiles and sourcing long-term sustainable returns? What innovations are required to overcome the challenges presented by Scope 3 emissions? 

Panel 4

HOW TO HALVE EMISSIONS BY 2030? IS NET-ZERO AN ACHIEVABLE REALITY? 
The company perspective 

Companies worldwide face increasing pressure by stakeholders to drastically cut their emissions. To achieve a net-zero economy, should companies focus only on reducing their dependence on a fossil-fuel economy? Or must more drastic action be taken to remain competitive – innovate and invest in solutions and services that displace dependance on a fossil-fuel based economy or risk extinction?

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Event Speakers

Henry Fernandez

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | MSCI

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Jenny Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer | Franklin Resources

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Sonja Laud

Chief Investment Officer | Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

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Anne Richards, DBE

Chief Executive Officer | Fidelity International

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Anne Simpson

Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability | CalPERS

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Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive | Standard Chartered

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