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  • Ownership Day 2018

    25 April 2018

    Climate risk: the long and short of it

    2.30pm – 7pm including a drinks reception

    Generously hosted by FTSE Russell, London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS.

    This event will assemble and share critical evidence of climate change as an immediate threat to the value of investments.

    The financial risk of investing in companies that contribute to climate change has often been ignored. Then the Paris Agreement, ratified in early October 2016, gave the issue of climate change, its risks and its costs a new prominence. However, climate related risk has much increased since that event. We’ll cover those that should be considered with urgency.

    Action on climate risk will create value for clients and beneficiaries, give you a competitive advantage and reduce systemic financial risks for all. Those who fail will soon feel the implications much sooner than they think.

    The event will look ahead in three sessions:

     

    Not Long Now

    Sian Ferguson of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts will join us to launch the 2018 report ‘Not Long Now: Survey of fund managers’ response to climate related risks facing fossil fuel companies.’

    30 fund managers have answered and the survey shows they see the threat getting markedly closer.

     

    What to do?

    Our panel of leaders in the subject will discuss how owners of all kinds can respond:

    • Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer, B&CE
    • Joanne Etherton, Pensions Lawyer, Company and Financial Project, Client Earth
    • Tomi Nummela, Consultant, Mercer
    • Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership Limited

     

    A climate change checklist for pension fund trustees checklist from The Pensions Regulator.

    ShareAction and UKSIF have worked together to produce a climate change checklist for pension fund trustees. We will be sharing the checklist and hearing from a TPR speaker.

     

    We will then have a chance to network during a drinks reception.

    To express your interest in this event please email Ellie Stewart.

    Please note priority will be given to pension fund trustees and executives.



    [1] “The cost of inaction”, Economist Intelligence Unit, July 2015, © 2015 The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited

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