2022 Climate Risk Symposium

Getting to Net Zero: Perspectives From Finance and the Real Economy

Part I: Nov 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Part II: Dec 1, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Overview

GARP is pleased to present its fourth annual Climate Risk Symposium. This complimentary, two-part virtual event will be focused on delivering practical insights into the risks and opportunities facing firms in the effort to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

 

Part I of the event will focus on the real-world, strategic challenges and complex risks facing companies as they navigate the transition towards a net zero future. For 90 minutes each participant takes on the role of a board member of a fictional company and time travels to 2030 to make real-time, strategic decisions for this company. The outcomes of your votes will be discussed by our panel of experts, who will provide insights into emerging dilemmas and risks facing companies as they navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

The event will continue with Part II on December 1, with a broader focus on the levers available to financial firms to help achieve real-world decarbonization. We’ll discuss how engagement can be a powerful tool for financial firms to encourage better ESG practices or sustainability outcomes in real economy firms. Finally, we’ll learn about the limits to such engagement and the secrets of meaningful stewardship practices to address systemic risk.

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Contact

Questions can be directed to GARP Events at events@garp.com.

Agenda

*Date and Time noted as

November 22, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Part I: Reaching Net Zero – An Interactive Climate Scenario Game

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Part I of the event will focus on the real-world, strategic challenges and complex risks facing companies as they navigate the transition towards a net zero future. For 90 minutes each participant takes on the role of a board member of a fictional company and time travels to 2030 to make real-time, strategic decisions for this company. The outcomes of your votes will be discussed by our panel of experts, who will provide insights into emerging dilemmas and risks facing companies as they navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Speakers

Julie Baddeley, Chair of Chapter Zero and non-executive Director

Will Jennings, CEO, Rabobank UK

Catherine Ogden, Manager - Sustainability & Responsible Investment, LGIM

David Tyler, Chair of Domestic and General, former chair of Sainsbury's

Moderators

Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MSCI Briefing: Managing Climate Risk and Exposure Along the Net-Zero Journey

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Join MSCI’s experts as they provide an update on the net-zero landscape and discuss the challenges investors face when looking to measure and manage climate risk in their portfolios while meeting the imperative of reaching net-zero emissions.

Topics discussed will include:

  • The momentum linked to net-zero is transforming the financial industry. How is the landscape evolving and what are implications for investors?
  • Climate change is challenging investors from multiple perspectives, going from measuring and managing real-world impact of investments to managing the risk and capturing the opportunities arising from climate change.
  • There is a large variety of climate metrics, each with different purposes. How can these metrics support investors’ net-zero journey?

Speakers

Sylvain Vanston, Executive Director, Climate Change Investment Researcher, MSCI

Thomas Verbraken, Executive Director, Portfolio Management Research, MSCI

December 1, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Part II: Achieving Real-World Decarbonization and Addressing Systemic Risk

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Part II of the 2022 Climate Risk Symposium will explore the variety of levers that financial firms can use. We’ll examine how engagement can be a powerful tool to encourage better ESG practices or sustainability outcomes in real economy firms. And we’ll also learn about the limits to such engagement and the secrets of meaningful stewardship practices in addressing systemic risk.

Speakers

Amra Balic, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

Jake Barnett, Director of Sustainable Investment Services at Wespath Institutional, U.N. Asset Owner Alliance Engagement Co-lead

Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board, Chair Transition Pathway Initiative

John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

Moderators

Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute

Speakers/Moderators

Julie Baddeley

Julie Baddeley
Chair of Chapter Zero and non-executive Director

Amra Balic

Amra Balic
Managing Director, Head of EMEA Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

Jake Barnett

Jake Barnett
Director of Sustainable Investment Services at Wespath Institutional, U.N. Asset Owner Alliance Engagement Co-lead

Will Jennings

Will Jennings
CEO, Rabobank UK

Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews
Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board, Chair Transition Pathway Initiative

Catherine Ogden

Catherine Ogden
Manager - Sustainability & Responsible Investment, LGIM

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley
President, GARP Risk Institute

John Scott

John Scott
Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

David Tyler

David Tyler
Chair of Domestic and General, former chair of Sainsbury's

Sylvain Vanston

Sylvain Vanston
Executive Director, Climate Change Investment Researcher, MSCI

Thomas Verbraken

Thomas Verbraken
Executive Director, Portfolio Management Research, MSCI

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