Responsible investment dialogues #2 - Aligning investments with the Paris Agreement
The financial sector has an important role to play in achieving the globally agreed ambition to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, and an increasing number of investors are committed to low carbon investment aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Amongst motivating factors are the recognition of climate change as a major systemic risk and adjustment to expected market changes, but also pressure from consumers, citizens and politicians for investors to be one of the drivers in the needed transition of the economy as well as the ethical question of profiting on business that adversely affect current and future living conditions.
As the pathway for climate transition is not yet clear in its details, it is still an unresolved challenge to decide on strategies for aligning portfolios to the Paris Agreement. At this meeting, we delve into discussions on assessment methods and criteria and requirements for companies and actions to be taken by investors for a timely transition.
Note: The meeting is reserved for members of DIEH and Dansif as well as selected stakeholders.
Members of Dansif sign up by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact project manager Sarah Dieckmann for further information - email@example.com
About Responsible Investment Dialogues: DIEH and Dansif are organising a series of meetings under the headline Responsible nvestment Dialogues. The purpose is to promote responsible investment through dialogue, debate and exchange of experiences and best practices on specific themes. Responsible Investment Dialogues gathers investors, companies, NGO’s and other relevant parties to get in depth with selected issues though deep-dives and identifying concrete solutions to complex challenges.
08:30 Coffee and registration
09:00 Welcome by DIEH, Dansif and supporters of the Responsible Investment Dialogues
Session 1: Paris alignment – what are the demands?
09:10 Donald Linderyd, Project Manager Sustainable Finance, WWF Sweden
- Investing in alignment with the Paris Agreement - what do NGO’s expect from investors?
09:20 Oliver Grayer, Project Director, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
- How can investors work towards alignment with the Paris Agreement?
- What are relevant evaluation criteria for assessing Paris Alignment?
- What are the demands for company strategies and targets? Eg. is it valid to demand carbon neutrality by 2050?
- Is it right and feasible to divest already today – when there is still disagreement about assessment methods?
10:20 Coffee Break
Session 2: Active ownership with the biggest emitters
10:40 Oliver Grayer, Project Director, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and co-chair of the implementation working group of the Climate Action 100+ initiative
- What are the important “asks” from investors to biggest emitters?
10:50 Dylan Tanner, founder, InfluenceMap
- How can we exert active ownership regarding lobbyism by companies and their business associations?
- How transparent should investors be about active ownership?
- How should investors work with lobbyism of companies and their business associations?
11.50 Final remarks by DIEH and Dansif
12.00 Sandwich and networking
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