Sustainable Investment Forum
What's it all about?
“The finance sector will make the difference... you cannot build what you do not finance- you are the architects of the future”Christiana Figueres, Executive Director, UNFCCC (UN Investor Summit, January 2016)
The Sustainable Investment Forum, organized by Climate Action, will unite 300 stakeholders from national and regional government, international finance, private industry and carbon management sectors for a day of high level discussion and debate during New York Climate Week.
The appetite for sustainable investment is growing…
- The UNEP Inquiry concluded that $53 trillion needs to be invested to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement
- Ban Ki-moon has urged global business leaders to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn a year by 2020
- The Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition aims to scale green bond investment from $40 billion to $1 trillion
The Sustainable Investment Forum will progress the dialogue on the development of effective public- private funding mechanisms for scaling low carbon innovation and the way in which they can to come together to achieve the aims of the Paris agreement.
Key Speakers Confirmed to Date
President , New York Green Bank
Head, Climate and Carbon Finance, World Bank, Climate Change Group
Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Green bank
Managing Director, Carbon Standards Disclosure Board (CSDB)
Commissioner , California Insurance
Chairman of Energy & Finance, New York State
Principle Climate Policy Officer, International Finance Corporation
Mayor, St Paul, Minnesota
Mayor, Racine, Wisconsin
Chief Executive Officer, CDP
Chief Executive Officer, Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP)
Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council
Acting Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
Manager, Climate Investment Funds
Sustainable Investment Forum Agenda
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
|09:00-09:10||Chairperson’s welcoming remarks|
|09:10-09:30||Opening Keynote- Financing the Paris Agreement: Scaling Up Low Carbon Investment||
|09:30-10:30||Measuring and Standardising Climate Disclosure||
Developing transparent, standardised processes to scale green investment.
|11:00-12:00||Developing Climate Friendly Investment Portfolios||
How can institutional investors can develop sustainable asset management strategies.
|12:00-12:45||A Spotlight On Carbon Markets and Pricing||
Identifying the current progress and future potential of carbon pricing.
|13:45-14:30||Private Sector Innovation: Developing and Implementing Low Carbon Technologies||
Harnessing the clout of private sector investment and innovation.
|14:30-15:30||Scaling Green Finance Options||
Exploring the progress of green bonds and other sustainable financial products.
|16:00-17:10||Cities and Regions as Drivers of Change||
A focus on the pivotal role of cities and regions in achieving INDCs
|17:10-17:30||Closing Keynote: Collaboration for Innovation Leadership||
Implementing the Reforming the Energy Vision
|17:30-||Networking Drinks Reception|
Sponsors and Partners
News & Updates
- 17th May 2016
- 13th May 2016
- 09th May 2016
20 SEPTEMBER, 2016
THE WESTIN TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK CITY, USA