Amsterdam - Thursday 20 September

Sofitel Legend The Grand
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
1012 EX Amsterdam
Breakfast & Networking
Investing for a 2°C World: Reduce Your Footprint, Expand Your Opportunities
  • Understanding the connection between investment portfolios and climate change
  • How to measure the carbon footprint of an investment portfolio
  • New multi-input climate impact methodology: improving the evaluation of the climate impact of portfolios and developing investment solutions fit for a 2°C world
  • The leading role of active management: what are the alternatives to representative indices that are not aligned with the needs of ambitious climate scenarios?
  • Examining research, methodology and concrete investment strategies to improve contribution to the energy transition and reduce environmental and climate impact while expanding opportunities
A Rules-based Approach to Integrating Climate Risk
As the need intensifies for the world to transition to a low-carbon economy, UBS will use this session to consider ways in which aligning to the 2° global warming scenario can provide investors with opportunities. In particular, it will explore the benefits of adopting a low cost, rules-based approach to integrating climate risk, with a focus on:
  • Incorporating a forward looking approach aligned to carbon reduction targets
  • The use of qualitative and quantitative factors to tilt exposures towards those companies more likely to follow the 2o reduction scenario and away from those likely to track the 6° scenario
  • The role of an active engagement and proxy voting policy to drive positive climate change action.
Coffee & Networking
Energy: The Future is Now - (When) Can Transition Turn Into Disruption?
  • Energy transition drivers and disruption in the energy markets: assessing new technologies and the acceleration of energy savings   
  • Energy 2020: how will markets look and what are the consequences for investors?
  • Investments in new sustainable technologies: examining the next generation of high-efficiency renewable energy
Identifying Weak Signals in Managing ESG Risks
Fulfilling investors’ fiduciary duty requires a holistic risk assessment of companies that can no longer overlook extra-financial information. If undertaken correctly using a pragmatic ESG approach based on materiality, integrating ESG can lead to additional value. In this presentation, CPR Asset Management will give an overview of its differentiating methodology that combines standard overall ESG ratings with more granular ESG information: the so-called “weak signals”.
Discussion Panel / Roundtable