We were pleased to host Investing in the Net Zero Transition which was part of our COP Talks series. This series built on the themes and ambitions of COP27, which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6 - 18. The financial services industry is an integral player in the quest to achieve a net-zero economy and to support broader sustainable development goals, and our COP Talks covered some of the toughest yet most important issues facing the industry.
Advancing the world’s Net Zero goals will require massive amounts of private capital to complement and leverage public and philanthropic funding. Global investors, large and small, are actively gearing up to finance the new technologies needed for transition—and to help decarbonize all the companies they fund, including in hard-to-abate sectors. As ESG considerations being integrated across investment platforms, how are leading asset managers and asset owners transitioning their portfolios towards Net Zero emissions, engaging with clients, setting targets and reporting on progress—while at the same time meeting their fiduciary duty of managing risks and achieving target investment returns?
+ Paddy Arber, Global Head of Government Engagement - Sustainability, Aviva Public Affairs
+ Tanya dos Santos, Global Head of Sustainability, Investec
+ Rachel Elwell, Chief Executive Officer, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
+ Michael Lee, Partner, Global Wealth & Asset Management Leader, EY
+ Curtis Ravenel, Senior Advisor to the Co-Chairs and Vice Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
+ Liz Roberts, General Counsel, IIF
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