Previous Events - 2015
Wednesday, 21st January 2015 15:00 - 16:00 GMT, Webinar
The PRI and the IIGCC are co-hosting a webinar to discuss the IIGCC Trustee Guide: Protecting value in real estate which provides asset owners and trustees with guidance on how to understand and manage climate risks and opportunities in their real estate investments. Pension fund trustees and managers will share how they use the guide to set the agenda on climate policy and risk integration within their organisations and with their real estate fund managers.
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 11:00 - 12:00 GMT, Webinar
Alberto Gandolfi, of UBS will present on the outlook for European utilities in light of the potential impacts of various technologies on the future of electricity storage and usage. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with IIGCC’s corporate programme on how best to engage with utilities companies.
Thursday, 12th March 2015 10:30 - 12:30 CET, Amsterdam
A follow-up to our London workshop and chance to see presentations from three different service providers who will share their methodologies and insights based on an analysis of a common sample global equity portfolio. Discuss experiences with fellow asset owners and managers such as the challenges of using carbon emissions data for different sectors, compiling meaningful indicators at portfolio level, and comparing carbon intensity against a benchmark.
Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 09:00 - 17:30 GMT, Edinburgh
Experts will provide their views on issues such as corporate conduct, culture and ethics; fiduciary duty and ESG integration; and changing needs of institutional investors. IIGCC Chairman Donald MacDonald is speaking.
Thursday, 7th May 2015 15:00 - 17:00 CET, Stockholm
In partnership with SweSIF, IIGCC will hold its seminar on the various options for measuring the carbon footprint of a common global equities portfolio. This will be an opportunity to discuss experiences with investors on comparing carbon intensity against a benchmark and aggregating indicators at portfolio level.
Tuesday, 12th May 2015 17:30 - 19:30 CET, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, 14 rue Bergère – 75009 Paris
Ahead of the UN Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris this December, and in the context of the European Union’s discussion on the “Juncker Plan”, BNP Paribas Investment Partners is hosting the French launch of the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group’s (EEFIG) final report: “Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy."
Tuesday, 19th May 2015 08:00 - Wednesday, 20th May 2015 18:00 CET,
The 2nd OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) to be held on 19-20 May 2015 at the OECD headquarters in Paris.
Tuesday, 19th May 2015 08:30 - 17:15 CET, Hosted by CDC Climate, Paris
A seminar on climate performance and risk metrics for the finance sector organised by 2° Investment Initiative. The agenda will feature sessions on metrics for climate performance, measuring climate risk and implications for financial policy.
Wednesday, 20th May 2015 12:00 - Thursday, 21st May 2015 17:30 CET, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
As part of a Climate Week in Paris the Business & Climate Summit will offer finance and business leaders, policy makers and thought leaders a unique opportunity to illustrate the business case for climate action and discuss policies that will help scale up low carbon solutions.
Friday, 22nd May 2015 08:15 - 18:00 CET, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Climate Finance Day will bring together the finance industry and governments to showcase solutions, review current debates highlight successful policies and make commitments towards a low-carbon economy.
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 08:00 - Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 17:00 GMT, The Tower Hotel, St Katherine's Way, London E1W 1LD
Discuss the most investment-relevant, critical ESG issues facing in global investor community.
Thursday, 4th June 2015 09:00 - 14:00 GMT, Hosted by CCLA, London
IIGCC's Annual General Meeting will feature updates on IIGCC's programmes and lunch as usual with time for networking for its members from across Europe. Michael Sheren, senior bank advisor to the Bank of England will deliver the keynote on linking climate change and financial stability.
Wednesday, 10th June 2015 10:00 - 23:00 EST or 15:00 - 16:00 GMT, Webinar
The regional climate investors groups will be hosting a webinar with Responsible Investor for investors to learn more about the strategies and solutions available for protecting portfolios against climate change and contributing to the low carbon economy. The webinar will use the recently published Climate Change Investment Solutions: A Guide for Asset Owners as the basis for discussion and learnings.
Monday, 15th June 2015 09:00 - Tuesday, 16th June 2015 14:00 CEST, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark
In partnership with Copenhagen Business School, join fellow investors, advisors and researchers striving to better align profits with impact. Featuring sessions on assessing carbon risk and low carbon investment strategies as well as perspectives on how asset managers address climate change with AP7, ERAFP and PensionDenmark.
Tuesday, 16th June 2015 15:00 - 17:00 CET, Copenhagen
As part of our series of workshops on investors' options for measuring and reporting the carbon footprint of equity portfolios, IIGCC invites all investors to be part of the evolving discussion on the best metrics to use for reporting to beneficiaries, engaging with companies and setting goals to both reduce carbon asset risk as well as finance the low-carbon economy.
Wednesday, 17th June 2015 08:00 - 10:00 EET, Helsinki
IIGCC is pleased to partner with FINSIF on an investor workshop on carbon foot printing in Helsinki on the 17th of June on investors' options for measuring and reporting the carbon footprint of equity portfolios. Attendees will also have the chance learn more about the Montreal Pledge and Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition: carbon measurement commitments from the PRI and UNEP-FI.
Monday, 22nd June 2015 08:00 - 17:30 GMT, London
Environmental Finance’s Green Bonds conference has long been a forum for vital discussion on climate bonds. Last year’s event drew over 200 participants, of which more than half were from the issuer and investor community. This year’s agenda will cover standards, indices, international innovations and emerging trends.
Wednesday, 24th June 2015 09:00 - 11:00 BST, London
IIGCC and CDP host an exclusive workshop based on CDP's recent report 'Flicking the switch: are electric utilities prepared for a low carbon future’. The meeting will feature a discussion of the key findings of the report, overall sector engagement themes, as well as company-specific engagement ideas.
Thursday, 2nd July 2015 10:30 - 11:30 BST, Webinar
IIGCC member webinar on IEA's new report, "Energy and Climate Change", which recommends key measures to “bridge” the present INDC scenario with what is needed for a 2° Scenario. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on the role investors can have to support these measures through policy engagement and investment practices.
Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 14:30 - 17:00 CET, The Hague
An exclusive investor roundtable on the material risks and opportunities presented by climate change to the European Utilities sector to help set common agenda for IIGCC's collaborative company engagements. The discussion will be informed with participation from CDP and Sustainalytics among other experts in the field.
Tuesday, 20th October 2015 10:30 - 13:30 GMT, London
Building on the Investment Solutions Guide, this IIGCC workshop is the first part of a series to provide members with a forum to discuss their experiences and provide information on how to address climate change issues.
Monday, 26th October 2015 09:30 - Monday, 27th July 2015 13:30 GMT, London, Chatham House, London
With the deadline for a UN climate deal fast approaching, the 19th annual Chatham House Climate Change conference will assess what steps can be taken to complete a deal, and looking beyond Paris, consider what global mechanisms are required to meet ambitious long term climate goals.
Monday, 26th October 2015 09:30 - Tuesday, 27th October 2015 13:30 GMT, Chatham House, London
The 19th Annual Chatham House Climate Change Conference will assess what steps can be taken to complete a climate change deal, and looking beyond Paris, consider how climate action among non-state actors can be scaled and what global mechanisms are required to meet ambitious long term climate goals.
Tuesday, 27th October 2015 09:00 - 13:00 GMT, Old Library, Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH
This event is an opportunity to consider and discuss the material risks posed by climate change and risks on company valuations and the implications for finance and investment with senior experts from the finance sector.
Thursday, 5th November 2015 16:30 - 19:15 CET, Zürich
IIGCC, in partnership with Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), will hold investor workshop on carbon foot printing in Zürich as part of our series of events analyzing a common sample investment portfolio.
Friday, 6th November 2015 10:15 - 13:00 CET, Genève
IIGCC, in partnership with Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), will hold investor workshop on carbon foot printing in Geneva as part of our series of events analyzing a common sample investment portfolio.
Wednesday, 18th November 2015 10:00 - 13:00 GMT, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) - Exchange House | Primrose Street | London EC2A 2NY
In anticipation of the COP in Paris, we have organised an expert panel to present an update on the negotiations and discuss possible implications of the global agreement for the financial community. As usual the members' meeting is also an opportunity to get an update on IIGCC's activities. Join fellow pension funds and managers from across Europe for a productive discussion on how to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the low carbon transition.
Monday, 23rd November 2015 12:15 - 14:30 GMT, ANDAZ HOTEL, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN, London
Kepler Cheuvreux Transition, the 2 Degrees Investing Initiative and IIGCC will hold an investor workshop on carbon footprinting and assessing the risks and opportunities of climate change to investment portfolios. The meeting will include lunch and present the results of two recent research working papers : “Carbon compass:” an investor guide to footprinting methodologies and "Assessing the alignment of portfolios with climate goals: IEA climate scenarios translated into a 2°C benchmark."
Thursday, 3rd December 2015 15:00 - 16:30 CET, Paris-Le Bourget - "Blue zone" - Climate Action Arena/Press Conference Room 1
Presented by IIGCC, Ceres, CTI and CMIA - This COP 21 side event brings together a high-level panel of investors and companies to discuss how climate change is impacting investment patterns and business models. The dialogue will examine how investors can incorporate long term targets in order to facilitate an orderly transition to meet the 2 degree target. It will include a financial analysis from Carbon Tracker on mapping stranded asset risk in a low-carbon world.
Friday, 4th December 2015 15:00 - 16:30 CET, Paris-Le Bourget - "Blue zone"
Presented by IIGCC, Ceres, IGCC, PRI, UNEP-FI and CDP - A new mainstream of climate-aware investors are taking bold action to measure carbon emissions, reallocate capital, engage with industry and help shape policy frameworks. In this Climate Action Dialogue, leading investors will discuss how they are integrating their climate goals into portfolio actions and using their influence to drive change in the market which could help bridge the gap to 2C.
Monday, 7th December 2015 08:00 - Tuesday, 8th December 2015 16:30 CET, Stade de France, Paris
The forum is set to unite 750 global delegates from public and private sector organisations to catalyse the partnerships needed to accelerate low carbon development solutions. Session topics include carbon markets and pricing, urban mobility, sustainable landscape management, the circular economy and innovation for business advantage.
Tuesday, 8th December 2015 18:00 - 20:00 CET, Caisse des Dépôts, Hôtel de Pomereu, 67 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris
An evening reception in central Paris to bring together the financial community which has been involved in the run up to COP21 in Paris. The purpose of the event - to reflect on the negotiations and share ideas for keeping momentum past Paris.
Wednesday, 9th December 2015 08:15 - 10:00 ECT, COP21, Le Grand Palais, Paris
In this defining year for climate change policy and low-carbon investment, and in the margins of the final week of COP 21, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, CEO of ERAFP Philippe Desfossés and Chairman of the IIGCC Donald MacDonald will welcome senior government officials and CEOs of institutional investors and financiers for a targeted discussion under the Chatham House Rule.
Wednesday, 16th December 2015 14:30 - 15:30 GMT, WebEx
Webinar to analyze the COP21 fine print, dissect the outcomes, and speak with experts who attended the talks. IIGCC's CEO Stephanie Pfeifer along with AP4's Mats Andersson and Mark Campenale of Carbon Tracker Initiative will discuss the pivotal role institutional investors have a to play in moving the needle on climate change as well as the risks and opportunities posed by the political, economic and regulatory transformations required to keep global temperatures below 2°c. The webinar is hosted by MSCI.