Sunday, December 17, 2017

Event - Sustainable Investment Forum Europe

The Sustainable Investment Forum Europe (SIFE), will take place on March 13, 2018, in Paris France. This event is subtitled "Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future". Leaders will convene to discuss concrete solutions to the current challenges of the European and global climate finance market. SIFE will host more than 200 organizations including governments,  investment agencies,  NGOs, corporations, and think tanks. Attendees will hail from from more than 30 countries and include leading members of the finance community.  At SIFE you can meet sustainable investment thought leaders including C-Level representatives, investment decision-makers, influencial policy-makers and regulators.

SIFE builds on the success of its Forum in New York, Climate Action is bringing the Sustainable Investment Forum to Europe, an ideal location for such an event. The European market is leading the global climate finance market including advanced SRI and ESG strategies, green bond issuance, European Emission Trading System (EU ETS), COP21 and the French law Article 173. However, most European investors still haven’t aligned their investments with the 2C target. Much more needs to happen in the near future to scale up low-carbon investment and fulfil EU's determination to scale up its international climate finance contribution towards the $100 billion per year goal set for industrialised countries by 2020 and through until 2025.

Key Topics To Be Covered
  • Climate risks and opportunities
  • Appropriate governance for sustainable investment
  • Defining a European and global green finance lexicon
  • Efficient use of information to scale-up low-carbon investment
  • Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Financing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Technology for sustainable investment
  • Setting up an efficient carbon pricing system
  • Policy and regulatory updates: the examples France and the EU

Who Will Attend
  • European, national and local governments
  • Asset owners
  • Asset managers
  • Commercial and development banks
  • Credit rating and indices firms
  • Research firms
  • Large private sector companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Finance consultants
  • Non-profit organisations and think tanks

  • Mike Tyrell, Editor, SRI-CONNECT. Mike has been an SRI analyst for the past 20 years - on the 'buy-side' at Jupiter Asset Management.
  • Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP. Paul has been at the forefront of CDP's expansion since its inception in 2000 and has led CDP from a climate  perspective.
  • Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member European Parliament
  • Megan Richards, Director of Energy Policy in DG Energy European Commission
  • Elise Calais, Green Bond Project Manager, Agence France Trésor.
  • Sune Schackenfeldt, Chief Executive Officer PBU - Pædagogernes Pension
  • Andreas Hallermeier, CEFA, CIIA Sustainability Manager and Assistant to the Chief Investment Officer Bayerische Versorgungskammer
  • Niklas Ekvall, Chief Executive Officer Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4)
  • Sean Kidney, Co-Founder and CEO Climate Bonds Initiative Sean Kidney is the co-founder and CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused NGO based in...
  • Olivier Rousseau, Executive director FRR - Fonds de réserve pour les retraites
  • Eva Halvarsson, CEO of the Second Swedish National Pension Fund -- AP2.
  • Jane Stevensen, Engagement Director Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), CDP and CDSB Jane is CDP’s Engagement Director to the TCFD.
  • Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta
  • Pierre Ducret,Special Advisor for climate change, Caisse des Dépôts Group
  • Stephanie Pfeifer, Chief Executive, IIGCC
  • Carine Smith, Ihenacho Global Head, Ownership Strategies Norges Bank Investment Management 
Watch the highlights from the 2nd edition of the Sustainable Investment Forum was held on 19 September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square during Climate Week NYC.

Click here to register to download the conference brochure and agenda. Click here to register for the event.

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