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Creating a Low Carbon Future: Outcomes from the First Global Investor Forum on Climate Change

The First Global Investor Forum on Climate Change was hosted in Hong Kong on the 13th and 14th of June 2013, marking an historic moment in the growing efforts of the international investor community to address climate change.

The Forum brought together leading financial institutions and policy-makers from both developed and emerging markets across the world to discuss the risks associated with climate change and examine the significant investment opportunities emerging in the global green economy.

On the final day, Assaad Razzouk, CEO of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, based in Singapore, said:
"Asia Pacific is set to roast the world. Analysis by the World Resources Institute shows that across the region there are 925 coal fired power stations commissioned or on the drawing board with average 50 year coal supply contracts. In one sweep, this is the formula for a 6 degree world. Investors in the region need to consider the implications of these projects and whether they will become stranded assets."

  • How are investors and businesses managing climate risks and where do the opportunities lie?
  • What are the strategies for managing climate risk across investment portfolios and across asset classes?
  • How can investors take advantage of climate themed investments?
  • What is the role of the financial sector in driving low carbon and sustainable business practices?

View and listen to this webinar recording where MSCI ESG Research and ASrIA, through its initiative the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, launched the post-event report and discuss key findings and conclusions from the Forum. The webinar highlighted the priority areas of action, based on feedback from the Forum participants, in addition to recent research on carbon risks and opportunities from MSCI ESG Research.
The event was hosted by Michael Salvatico, Vice President, MSCI ESG Research, and speakers include:

  • Alexandra Boakes Tracy, AIGCC Senior Advisor and ASrIA Chairman
  • Assaad Razzouk, CEO, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
  • Emily Chew, Senior Analyst, MSCI ESG Research

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