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IPE ESG Global Forum - Focus on Climate Change | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

9:00 AM
Welcome and introduction
9:10 AM
Looking ahead to COP26
Keynote address
How can pension funds work to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change?
9:40 AM
Net Zero: The pressure is on
2050 is not too far away: what does the current rate of progress towards a global net-zero economy mean for the targets, strategies and analysis investors are making today?
10:35 AM
Climate risk in different asset classes

Market specialists evaluate the different risks and opportunities of managing climate change in credit, equities and private markets.

Position for transition. How are you going to act?

You do need to futureproof your portfolio. Explore how using forward-looking ESG research, combined with bespoke implementation strategies can provide pathways to help investors meet investment and sustainability goals. Learn how innovative tools and solutions in analytics can frame your portfolio’s future in a decarbonising economy.

Net zero portfolio construction


Why net zero means stronger future growth
11:45 AM
Net-zero: Making the pledge
Case studies

Hear leading asset owners present and discuss their decarbonisation strategies. What lessons can be learnt and shared to help drive the climate change transition?

12:30 PM
Lunch plus virtual networking
1:00 PM
ESG Strategy Gym
Using ESG to select equities for the portfolio
Portfolio construction in a net zero world
Stewardship and responsible Investing

Sarasin & Partners

2:10 PM
Disclose and conquer: Climate change reporting for investors
Keynote address

As boundary-pushing sustainability-related disclosure requirements are introduced for a range of financial market players, what do they mean for pension funds and asset managers?


3:05 PM
Game-changing' sustainability disclosure obligations: How to respond
Panel discussion

Assess the implications of new disclosure requirements and how they can impact ESG analysis, integration and reporting.