Previous Events - 2016
Tuesday, 19th January 2016 14:00 - 16:00 GMT, London or by Webex
Following the momentous result of the COP in Paris, in particular an agreement on climate neutrality in the second half of the century and a tightening of the temperature goal far below 2 degrees or even 1.5 degrees C, the European Union is starting to analyse the implications this has for the EU’s 2030 climate-energy framework. All IIGCC members are invited to hear a quarterly update and join the forward strategy discussion on the consequences of the Paris agreement for the EU, issues on EU ETS reform and carbon leakage.
Monday, 8th February 2016 15:30 - 17:30 RICS headquarters in London
Five of the world’s largest investor networks, including IIGCC and the RICS have come together to collectively create a concise, actionable framework for Real Estate investors to help them make sense of existing ESG guidance to support and accelerate the integration of ESG and climate risks and opportunities into investment decisions. We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the How to integrate ESG and climate risks into real estate Investor Framework on Monday, 8 February 2016, at RICS headquarters in London.
Friday, 4th March 2016 10:00 - 11:00 GMT, London, WebEx
Developing a pilot framework for a 2°C benchmark for equity portfolios, the 2 Degrees Investment Initiative has been offering confidential equity portfolio checks. Following discussions during the Carbon Foot printing 2015 road show, IIGCC has given 2Dii the much talked about “sample IIGCC portfolio” and invited them to present to the Climate Solutions programme. Join us for a conversation on how to understand portfolio resilience to a 2 degree scenario beyond the carbon footprint.
Wednesday, 9th March 2016 00:00 - Friday, 11th March 2016 00:00 GMT, Edinburgh
IIGCC welcomes the key focus on climate change at this year’s PLSA Conference. IIGCC Chairman Donald MacDonald will join Christiana Figueres, Jane Ambachtsheer and David Adkins, Chief Investment Officer of the Pensions Trust, for a discussion on what the Paris Agreement means for future pensioners.
Thursday, 12th May 2016 14:00 - 15:00 BST, WEBEX
This webinar will look at different climate policies, allow investors to share experiences of writing and implementing their policies.
Tuesday, 17th May 2016 10:00 - 14:00 GMT, London, USS IM
2016 is the year for implementation and IIGCC is working with the EU and national governments to drive implementation of the Paris Agreement into investment-grade national policies. At the intersection of government policy and investment practices is the issue of corporate lobbying against climate policies that are in the long-term interests of investors and the economy. At this year’s AGM, results will be presented from the IIGCC Initiative on EU Company Climate Lobbying, followed by a candid discussion with some experts from the Brussels policy arena. Please join fellow IIGCC member pension funds and managers from across Europe to share ideas and learn from the investor-led projects to drive the low-carbon transition.
Thursday, 16th June 2016 09:00 - 11:00 BST, Video conference in Pictet AM officess in London/Paris/Amsterdam/Geneva
In this workshop attendees will have a chance to learn how climate change can impact sovereign debt. Experts will discuss the impact of changing weather patterns and extreme weather events on economic development and country ratings. We will also discuss how to measure the carbon footprint of sovereign debt, and assess the impacts at country level of the transition to a low carbon economy.
Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 08:00 - Thursday, 23rd June 2016 17:30 BST, The Tower Hotel, London
The RI Europe 2016 conference takes a vital look at the present and potential future direction of environmental and responsible investing, sustainable finance and corporate governance globally. With the most extensive and ambitious Agenda, RI Europe 2016 is a must-attend event for asset owners, asset managers and service providers who think and invest responsibly. IIGCC's Stephanie Pfeifer will moderate the first plenary session on investing in the low-carbon future.
Tuesday, 5th July 2016 08:30 - 11:30 CET, Paris
First meeting of Investor Climate Solutions sub-programme on investor disclosure.
Wednesday, 6th July 2016 14:00 - 15:30 GMT, WebEx
IIGCC webinar on the consequences of Brexit for UK and EU energy-climate policy.
Wednesday, 13th July 2016 09:30 - 11:00 GMT, Hermes Investment Management, London
A meeting for IIGCC’s property programme, featuring a presentation from Marie Donnelly, Director at DG Energy at the European Commission and a leading policy-maker on the revision of the energy efficiency directive and the energy performance of buildings directive, on how the design of those two directives should evolve.
Tuesday, 6th September 2016 11:30 - 13:30 SGT, Singapore
A special event to mark the re-launch of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and the release of a new report ‘The State of Climate Investment and Finance in Asia”.
Tuesday, 20th September 2016 15:00 - 16:00 GMT, Webinar
Investor webinar "The energy system is in transition". Learn about the risks to the electric utilities sector from advancing climate policies, technology advancement and changing nature of consumer demand. Investors have outlined expectations to set a common agenda with companies in the latest Investor Expectations guide. Learn how these have been translated into engagements and resolutions to companies
Wednesday, 21st September 2016 00:00 - 00:00 London
The Q3 meeting will introduce the Shareholder Resolutions sub-programme and update on the EU Company Lobbying Initiative and Investor Expectations on Autos and O&G.
Tuesday, 27th September 2016 10:00 - 12:00 CET, Pictet Asset Management, 34 Avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris
Asset owner-led discussion on solutions for reducing the carbon footprint of equity portfolios. This workshop will review different techniques including divestment, reweighting, optimisation and other risk-based approaches. We will start the discussion by presenting the results of an asset owner survey on decarbonisation strategies in active and passive investments.
Monday, 10th October 2016 09:30 - Tuesday, 11th October 2016 13:30 GMT, Institution of Civil Engineers, London
The 20th annual Chatham House Climate Change conference on 10 and 11 October 2016 will explore issues including: the implications of the Paris outcome for capital investment, innovation and planning in the public and private sectors; the outlook for hydrocarbon prices and the implications for low-carbon policies in developed and developing countries; how $1 trillion of investment in clean energy can be mobilized.
Wednesday, 12th October 2016 14:00 - 16:00 CET, Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Bank Towers, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany
IIGCC's special meeting in Frankfurt to discuss investor efforts on portfolio decarbonisation and engagement with policy makers and companies on the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. An event will have a special focus on the latest Investor Expectations guide on the automotive sector, where global investors outline a common agenda with companies on how to manage climate risks and provide better disclosure.
Tuesday, 25th October 2016 00:00 - 00:00 London
FT and EMPEA’s Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets event. Join leading investors across these growth regions to discuss gaining the competitive edge through the implementation of sustainable investment practices at the fund level and within the portfolio company, and why LPs increasingly expect private equity firms to consider ESG factors into their investment strategies.
Friday, 11th November 2016 15:00 - 16:30 UTC, COP22, Marrakech, Morocco
Join the COP22 investors official side event in Marrakech. This event spotlights investor actions undertaken since Paris to align private sector finance with international climate change commitments. There are two themes: managing climate risk/carbon asset risk and scaling up investment in low-carbon opportunities including in emerging/developing countries.
Monday, 28th November 2016 09:30 - Tuesday, 29th November 2016 13:30 GMT, The Royal Society, London
Technology, data and investment - structural changes in today’s energy sector.
Tuesday, 29th November 2016 15:00 - 17:30 GMT, London Stock Exchange, London
We would like to invite members to attend IIGCC's end of year meeting in London on 29th November. The members' meeting is an opportunity to hear an update on IIGCC's work programmes and to join fellow pension funds and managers from across Europe for a discussion about key climate-related developments since the Paris COP and the issues that will shape 2017.
Tuesday, 6th December 2016 00:00 - Saturday, 31st December 2016 12:00
IIGCC seeks a new policy manager to engage and influence policy makers in Brussels and globally