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Investment and Asset Management

FT Investing for Good USA

Addressing the Climate Imperative

New York |

Overview

As climate protests achieve global prominence, words such as “catastrophe”, “urgency” and “emergency” are being used more frequently in discussions about the threats climate change presents to the planet and its people. Meanwhile, with increasing amounts data available to demonstrate the link between climate change and the financial performance of climate-related investments, asset owners are pushing both the companies in their portfolios and the asset managers who manage those portfolios to develop strategies that reflect pressing climate realities.

At this year’s FT Investing for Good USA, organized in partnership with FT Moral Money, institutional investors, wealth managers, foundations, government, family offices, social entrepreneurs and others will discuss the role the investment community can play in unleashing the financial flows needed to tackle one of today’s most challenging problems.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 12/01/2020 08:15:0012/01/2020 19:00:00trueFT Investing for Good USAAs climate protests achieve global prominence, words such as “catastrophe”, “urgency” and “emergency” are being used more frequently in discussions about the threats climate change presents to the planet and its people. Meanwhile, with increasing amounts data available to demonstrate the link between climate change and the financial performance of climate-related investments, asset owners are pushing both the companies in their portfolios and the asset managers who manage those portfolios to develop strategies that reflect pressing climate realities.At this year’s FT Investing for Good USA, organized in partnership with FT Moral Money, institutional investors, wealth managers, foundations, government, family offices, social entrepreneurs and others will discuss the role the investment community can play in unleashing the financial flows needed to tackle one of today’s most challenging problems.FT-Investing-for-Good-USA411cbb4d480ffbe91f54ec486cb777adMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 1st Dec

  • 8:15am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am
    Keynote
  • 9:30am
    Panel Discussion: Large-scale Investors Shift the Agenda

    With more than $40 trillion in assets under management and representing more than 450 investors, an initiative called Climate Action 100+ is engaging companies to improve their governance frameworks on climate change, reduce their emissions generation and improve their climate-related financial disclosures. Meanwhile, large investors such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are making climate a key part of their investment strategies. This panel will discuss the role of large investors in not only generating funds with which to address the impacts of a changing climate but also as advocates, pushing companies and governments to take more action on climate change.

  • 10:10am
    Panel Discussion: New Investment Products

    From fixed income investments and public equities to venture capital, private equity and alternative investments, a wide range of asset classes can be adapted to address climate risks while providing investor with attractive returns. This panel will explore the latest investment products and assess their potential to help tackle climate change. What do asset managers need to know about the landscape of climate-related investment products in order to inform their asset owner clients?

  • 10:50am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Investment Dialogue
  • 11:40am
    Panel Discussion: Investing in Ideas

    Across the world, innovative start-ups are coming up with new businesses that are designed to address climate change, whether through advances in sustainable agriculture or through new energy efficiency tools. This panel will highlight some of the newest investible technologies and business models focused on tackling climate change, as well as the entrepreneurs behind them.

  • 12:20pm
    Panel Discussion: Financing Clean Energy Access

    Expanding access to clean energy is an essential tool in not only tackling climate change in developing countries but also driving education, increased income levels, innovation, entrepreneurship and improved health. This panel will look at how innovative finance might bring power to poor communities in developing countries.

  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Keynote Dialogue
  • 2:20pm
    Panel Discussion: The “E” in ESG

    There is growing evidence that funds using environmental, social and governance factors as a lens through which to select and measure investment also perform well. This has recently seen money from investors pour into ESG funds. But can these funds weather global crises such as the coronavirus better than other funds?

  • 3:00pm
    Panel Discussion: Financing Advances in Climate Justice

    In both developed and developing countries, the communities that are disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change are often among the poorest and most disenfranchised. How can impact investment help support these communities?

  • 3:50pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:10pm
    Panel Discussion: Cities and Climate Change

    Whether it is to raise funding for public transport systems or energy efficient building technologies or “green infrastructure” such as planted roofs, sustainable and impact investment can play a critical role in helping cities build the resilience needed to slow the pace of climate change and adapt to its effects. Cities can also serve as incubators for innovations that could be used more broadly at state and national level.

  • 4:50pm
    Panel Discussion: Technology and Measurement

    New systems and tools are advancing the measurement of climate-related investments. How could artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and other digital technologies help assess the performance of sustainable and impact investments designed to advance climate change mitigation and adaptation?

  • 5:25pm
    Keynote Address
  • 5:45pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 5:50pm
    Cocktail Reception

WHY ATTEND?

  • Leave the event understanding the potential for private capital to fill the funding gaps in solving the world’s biggest challenges
  • Hear directly from the policymakers, advisors and investment experts who are pursing new opportunities and developing innovative financing mechanisms at the intersection of philanthropy and investment
  • Meet dynamic leaders from foundations, institutional and individual investors, investment professionals and advisors, fund managers, development finance institutions and policymakers.
  • Learn about the latest financing tools that are available to investors who want to achieve social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.
  • Learn about cutting-edge forms of financing that are currently being developed or experimented with to address global challenges
  • Find out how to take the next steps in developing or offering financial products investors who want to use their investment funds to tackle global challenges.
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WHO ATTENDS?

The FT Investing for Good USA is an exclusive invitation-only event.

Complimentary places are available to individuals who meet this criteria.

  • For-profit and non-profit impact investors (CEO, Managing Partner, Principal, Director, Board Member)
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Pension Funds, Endowments, sovereign wealth funds, life insurance companies and other institutional investors (CEO, CIO, Director of Investments, Head of Responsible Investment)
  • Government agencies, policymakers, development finance institutions, multilateral organisations and non-governmental organisations
  • Single-Family and Multi-Family Offices (CEO, CIO, Director of Investment Research)
  • Private Foundations

A limited number of paying tickets are available for senior representatives from the following sectors:

  • Wealth Management firms and Private banks
  • Asset Management firms
  • Private Equity firms
  • Investment banks
  • Lawyers and Management consultants
  • Rating agencies
  • RIAs (CEO, CIO, Director of Investment Research, Head of Wealth Advisory)
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Corporations
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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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Nikkei is a trusted media brand in Asia, known for its quality journalism and capability in providing business news and information. Founded as a market news media in Japan in 1876, Nikkei has grown to be one of the largest media conglomerates with 37 foreign editorial bureaus and approximately 1500 journalists worldwide, with another global media brand, the Financial Times, joining in our group in 2015. Nikkei is continually deploying new technology to find new ways to deliver news as a reliable source of information for the global community.

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Specialist Writer on Sustainable Development
Financial Times
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