Summit Partner

 

Bloomberg Blk

2016 Summit Conveners
Christiana Figueres
Executive Secretary, UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change

 

John Chiang
California State Treasurer

 

Janet Cowell
North Carolina State Treasurer

 

Thomas P. DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller

 

Jack Ehnes
CEO, California State Teachers’
Retirement System

 

Tim Eichenberg
New Mexico State Treasurer

 

Deborah Goldberg
Massachusetts State Treasurer

 

Mary Kay Henry
President, Service Employees
International Union

 

Nancy K. Kopp
Maryland State Treasurer

 

Donald McDonald
Chair, Institutional Investors
Group on Climate Change

 

Seth Magaziner
Rhode Island State Treasurer

 

James L. McIntire
Washington State Treasurer

 

Denise L. Nappier
Connecticut State Treasurer

Elizabeth Pearce
Vermont State Treasurer

 

Frank Pegan
Chair, Investor Group
on Climate Change

 

Anne Stausboll
CEO, California Public
Employees’ Retirement System

 

Scott Stringer
New York City Comptroller

 

Richard L. Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

 

Betty Yee
California State Controller
 
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2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk:

Held biennially at the United Nations since 2003, the Investor Summit on Climate Risk is the preeminent forum for institutional investors to discuss the implications of climate change for capital markets and their portfolios. The 2016 event will convene investors, business leaders and others seeking to accelerate the shift to a clean energy future, and tackle the risks posed by climate change. Ceres, the United Nations Foundation, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships are co-hosting the Summit.

Advancing the Clean Trillion

Summit Speakers 1.21.16

World leaders recently reached a historic climate change agreement at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. It’s the low-carbon policy signal we’ve all been waiting for – but what does it mean for investor funds and portfolios in the months and years ahead?

The 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk was the first major event on climate change for investors and businesses to discuss the far-reaching implications of the Paris Agreement. Ceres, the United Nations Foundation, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships co-hosted the Summit at the United Nations in NYC.

The Summit explored the significant investment opportunities provided by the global climate deal involving 196 countries, with a focus on the types of capital flows necessary – involving many trillions of dollars – to achieve its ambitious global carbon-reducing goals; fast-growing opportunities to expand clean energy investment in developed and developing countries; and solutions to mitigating carbon asset risks, including portfolio de-carbonization and support for economic development that is less reliant on fossil fuels.

Speakers included: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Former Vice President Al Gore, Michael Bloomberg, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres, Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan, French Minister Ségolène Royal and leading investors, including ABP, AXA, BlackRock, CalSTRS, New York City Comptroller, New York State Common Retirement Fund, among many others.

The Summit was designed to sustain the momentum from Paris and catalyze further actions that investors, businesses and governments can take to shift our economy to a low-carbon future.

Learn more by viewing the Agenda and the full list of Speakers.

Read remarks from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Download Mapping the Gap: the Road from Paris, a special report examining clean energy investment opportunities and view Michael Liebreich's presentation slides.

View top news reports from The Guardian, NPRBloomberg, and the Financial Times (subscription required)

We also invite you to experience the Summit via the videos below and via #InvestorSummit.

Morning Plenary

 

Focus session: Clean Energy Investment in developing countries

 

Afternoon Plenary

 

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Reception Sponsor

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Lead SponsorS

JP Morgan Chase

 

Prudential (PGIM)

 

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