Previous Events - 2015

  • 21 January

    Wednesday, 21st January 2015 15:00 - 16:00 GMT, Webinar

    Managing climate risks and opportunities in your real estate investments

    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.

  • 3 February

    Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 11:00 - 12:00 GMT, Webinar

    IIGCC Corporate programme teach-in on the European Utilities sector

    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.

  • 12 March

    Thursday, 12th March 2015 10:30 - 12:30 CET, Amsterdam

    50 Shades of green – a workshop on investors’ options for carbon foot printing portfolios

    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.

  • 22 April

    Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 09:00 - 17:30 GMT, Edinburgh

    UKSIF Edinburgh Conference

    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.

  • 7 May

    Thursday, 7th May 2015 15:00 - 17:00 CET, Stockholm

    50 Shades of Green carbon foot print workshop

    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.

  • 12 May

    Tuesday, 12th May 2015 17:30 - 19:30 CET, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, 14 rue Bergère – 75009 Paris

    Launch of EEFIG final report on Energy Efficiency

    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."

  • 19 May

    Tuesday, 19th May 2015 08:00 - Wednesday, 20th May 2015 18:00 CET,

    OECD Green Investment Financing Forum

    The 2nd OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) to be held on 19-20 May 2015 at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

  • 19 May

    Tuesday, 19th May 2015 08:30 - 17:15 CET, Hosted by CDC Climate, Paris

    Measuring investors alignment with climate goals

    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.

  • 20 May

    Wednesday, 20th May 2015 12:00 - Thursday, 21st May 2015 17:30 CET, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

    Business & Climate Summit 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.

  • 22 May

    Friday, 22nd May 2015 08:15 - 18:00 CET, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

    Climate Finance Day - How to shift the trillions?

    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.

  • 2 June

    Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 08:00 - Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 17:00 GMT, The Tower Hotel, St Katherine's Way, London E1W 1LD

    RI Europe 2015

    Discuss the most investment-relevant, critical ESG issues facing in global investor community.

  • 4 June

    Thursday, 4th June 2015 09:00 - 14:00 GMT, Hosted by CCLA, London

    IIGCC’s AGM and launch event for new Mercer report

    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.

  • 10 June

    Wednesday, 10th June 2015 10:00 - 23:00 EST or 15:00 - 16:00 GMT, Webinar

    RI Webinar on Climate Change Investment Solutions

    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.

  • 15 June

    Monday, 15th June 2015 09:00 - Tuesday, 16th June 2015 14:00 CEST, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark

    TBLI Conference Nordic 2015

    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.

  • 16 June

    Tuesday, 16th June 2015 15:00 - 17:00 CET, Copenhagen

    IIGCC investor workshop on carbon foot printing

    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.

  • 17 June

    Wednesday, 17th June 2015 08:00 - 10:00 EET, Helsinki

    IIGCC - FINSIF workshop for investors on carbon foot printing

    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.

  • 22 June

    Monday, 22nd June 2015 08:00 - 17:30 GMT, London

    Green Bonds 2015

    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.

  • 24 June

    Wednesday, 24th June 2015 09:00 - 11:00 BST, London

    European electric utilities: the material risks and opportunities presented by climate change

    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.

  • 2 July

    Thursday, 2nd July 2015 10:30 - 11:30 BST, Webinar

    IEA-IIGCC Webinar - Energy and Climate Change

    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.

  • 23 September

    Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 14:30 - 17:00 CET, The Hague

    Investor roundtable on the EU utilities sector

    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.

  • 20 October

    Tuesday, 20th October 2015 10:30 - 13:30 GMT, London

    Investor roundtable on climate solutions

    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.

  • 26 October

    Monday, 26th October 2015 09:30 - Monday, 27th July 2015 13:30 GMT, London, Chatham House, London

    The 19th Annual Chatham House Climate Change Conference

    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.

  • 26 October

    Monday, 26th October 2015 09:30 - Tuesday, 27th October 2015 13:30 GMT, Chatham House, London

    Chatham House Climate Change Conference 2015

    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.

  • 27 October

    Tuesday, 27th October 2015 09:00 - 13:00 GMT, Old Library, Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH

    Managing Value At Risk For Portfolios From Climate Change

    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.

  • 5 November

    Thursday, 5th November 2015 16:30 - 19:15 CET, Zürich

    Investor Workshop on Carbon Foot Printing - 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.

  • 6 November

    Friday, 6th November 2015 10:15 - 13:00 CET, Genève

    Investor Workshop on Carbon Foot Printing - Geneva

    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.

  • 18 November

    Wednesday, 18th November 2015 10:00 - 13:00 GMT, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) - Exchange House | Primrose Street | London EC2A 2NY

    IIGCC General members’ meeting 2015

    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.

  • 23 November

    Monday, 23rd November 2015 12:15 - 14:30 GMT, ANDAZ HOTEL, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN, London

    New investor tools to align investment with climate goals

    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."

  • 3 December

    Thursday, 3rd December 2015 15:00 - 16:30 CET, Paris-Le Bourget - "Blue zone" - Climate Action Arena/Press Conference Room 1

    Climate Action Dialogue - Investing for the Long Term: addressing carbon asset risk

    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.

  • 4 December

    Friday, 4th December 2015 15:00 - 16:30 CET, Paris-Le Bourget - "Blue zone"

    Climate Action Dialogue - Investor Actions on Climate Change: Building on momentum past Paris

    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.

  • 7 December

    Monday, 7th December 2015 08:00 - Tuesday, 8th December 2015 16:30 CET, Stade de France, Paris

    Sustainable Innovation Forum

    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.

  • 8 December

    Tuesday, 8th December 2015 18:00 - 20:00 CET, Caisse des Dépôts, Hôtel de Pomereu, 67 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris

    Climate Finance Reception hosted by Caisse des Dépôts and IIGCC

    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.

  • 9 December

    Wednesday, 9th December 2015 08:15 - 10:00 ECT, COP21, Le Grand Palais, Paris

    OECD, IIGCC and ERAFP High-level breakfast - Institutional investors and the low carbon transition

    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.

  • 16 December

    Wednesday, 16th December 2015 14:30 - 15:30 GMT, WebEx

    MSCI Webinar: COP21 Dissected - What The Outcomes May Mean For Insitutional Investors

    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.