Previous Events - 2016

  • 19 January

    Tuesday, 19th January 2016 14:00 - 16:00 GMT, London or by Webex

    IIGCC Policy programme meeting

    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.

  • 8 February

    Monday, 8th February 2016 15:30 - 17:30 RICS headquarters in London

    Launch of the 'How to integrate ESG and climate risks into Real Estate Investor Framework'

    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.

  • 4 March

    Friday, 4th March 2016 10:00 - 11:00 GMT, London, WebEx

    Climate Solutions Webinar - 2 Degree Portfolio analysis with 2° Investment Initiative

    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.

  • 9 March

    Wednesday, 9th March 2016 00:00 - Friday, 11th March 2016 00:00 GMT, Edinburgh

    PLSA Investment Conference

    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.

  • 12 May

    Thursday, 12th May 2016 14:00 - 15:00 BST, WEBEX

    Climate Solutions Workshop on developing investment beliefs

    This webinar will look at different climate policies, allow investors to share experiences of writing and implementing their policies.

  • 17 May

    Tuesday, 17th May 2016 10:00 - 14:00 GMT, London, USS IM

    IIGCC's Annual General Meeting

    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.

  • 16 June

    Thursday, 16th June 2016 09:00 - 11:00 BST, Video conference in Pictet AM officess in London/Paris/Amsterdam/Geneva

    Climate Solutions expert meeting on climate and sovereign ratings

    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.

  • 22 June

    Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 08:00 - Thursday, 23rd June 2016 17:30 BST, The Tower Hotel, London

    RI Europe 2016: Investing in the future

    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.

  • 5 July

    Tuesday, 5th July 2016 08:30 - 11:30 CET, Paris

    Initial meeting of IIGCC Disclosure programme

    First meeting of Investor Climate Solutions sub-programme on investor disclosure.

  • 6 July

    Wednesday, 6th July 2016 14:00 - 15:30 GMT, WebEx

    IIGCC Webinar on the consequences of Brexit for UK and EU energy-climate policy

    IIGCC webinar on the consequences of Brexit for UK and EU energy-climate policy.

  • 13 July

    Wednesday, 13th July 2016 09:30 - 11:00 GMT, Hermes Investment Management, London

    Property working group meeting

    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.

  • 6 September

    Tuesday, 6th September 2016 11:30 - 13:30 SGT, Singapore

    Launch of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change at PRI in Person

    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”.

  • 20 September

    Tuesday, 20th September 2016 15:00 - 16:00 GMT, Webinar

    Investor Expectations of Electric Utilities Companies – Corporate engagement 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

  • 21 September

    Wednesday, 21st September 2016 00:00 - 00:00 London

    Quarterly meeting of IIGCC’s Corporate programme

    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.

  • 27 September

    Tuesday, 27th September 2016 10:00 - 12:00 CET, Pictet Asset Management, 34 Avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris

    Climate Solutions workshop on decarbonisation strategies

    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.

  • 10 October

    Monday, 10th October 2016 09:30 - Tuesday, 11th October 2016 13:30 GMT, Institution of Civil Engineers, London

    Chatham House Climate Change Conference 2016

    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.

  • 12 October

    Wednesday, 12th October 2016 14:00 - 16:00 CET, Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Bank Towers, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany

    IIGCC event: Investor Expectations for autos companies

    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.

  • 25 October

    Tuesday, 25th October 2016 00:00 - 00:00 London

    FT and EMPEA's event: Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets

    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.

  • 11 November

    Friday, 11th November 2016 15:00 - 16:30 UTC, COP22, Marrakech, Morocco

    Beyond Paris: Investor actions to manage climate risk and seize low-carbon opportunities

    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.

  • 28 November

    Monday, 28th November 2016 09:30 - Tuesday, 29th November 2016 13:30 GMT, The Royal Society, London

    Chatham House Energy Transitions Conference 2016

    Technology, data and investment - structural changes in today’s energy sector.

  • 29 November

    Tuesday, 29th November 2016 15:00 - 17:30 GMT, London Stock Exchange, London

    IIGCC End of Year Members' Meeting

    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.

  • 6 December

    Tuesday, 6th December 2016 00:00 - Saturday, 31st December 2016 12:00

    We're Hiring: A new policy manager

    IIGCC seeks a new policy manager to engage and influence policy makers in Brussels and globally