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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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Investor Summit on Climate Risk: Advancing the Clean Trillion

Investor Summit on Climate Risk: Advancing the Clean Trillion

January 27, 2016 | United Nations Headquarters, NYC



8:00am Registration – Lobby, UN Headquarters

Breakfast – Delegates Dining Room, 4th Floor

9:00am Morning Plenary Session Begins – Trusteeship Council Chamber
9:00am Opening Remarks
  • Mindy S. Lubber, President, Ceres; Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk

9:10am Opportunities and Action Steps from UN Climate Conference in Paris

  • Timothy E. Wirth, Vice Chair, United Nations Foundation
  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
9:50am Welcome from the United Nations
  • Kathy Calvin, President, United Nations Foundation
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
10:00am Keynote Conversation: Post-Paris, Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Tom Keene, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News & Host, Bloomberg Surveillance (Moderator)
  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies & Three-Term Mayor of the City of New York; United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Mary Schapiro, Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
10:40am Advancing the Clean Trillion Opportunity: Closing the Clean Energy Investment Gap
  • Betty T. Yee, California State Controller
  • Michael Liebreich, Founder & Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
11:10am Accelerating the Global Shift to Clean Energy: Perspectives from China and India
  • Ed Crooks, U.S. Energy and Industry Editor, Financial Times (Moderator)
  • Uday Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group
  • Dr. Guo Peiyuan, Co-Founder & General Manager, SynTao Co. Ltd.
11:40am Financing the Clean Energy Future
  • Mindy S. Lubber, President, Ceres; Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk (Moderator)
  • Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of America
12:00pm Luncheon Keynote Address – Delegates Dining Room, 4th Floor
  • Former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman, Generation Investment Management
1:30pm Focus Sessions (Concurrent Sessions)
Turning Promise Into Projects: Catalyzing Clean Energy Investment in Developing Countries
Accelerating institutional investments in large-scale renewable energy deployment in developing countries is a critical linchpin in global efforts to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Opportunities for making such investments in Africa, Asia and other emerging economies are growing rapidly and hitting record levels - the result of lower technology costs, more ambitious national goals and reduced regulatory barriers. Hear from leading investors and on-the-ground experts about large-scale projects that are coming on line, new regional markets that are opening up and how institutional investors can best tap into these opportunities while earning solid returns.
  • Richenda Van Leeuwen, UN Foundation (Moderator)
  • Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
  • Greg Manuel, Managing Partner, MNL Partners
  • Dr. Roberto Ridolfi, Director, European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development
  • Jens-Christian Stougaard, Director, PensionDanmark
  • Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner & Managing Principal, Capricorn Investment Group
Mapping the Gap: How Can Electric Sector Capital Flows Be Increased at the Speed and Scale Needed?
Over $1.5 trillion has been invested globally in renewable energy to date, yet there is a clean energy investment gap that remains: substantial increased clean energy investment will be needed to limit global temperature rise to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. This session will take a deep dive into groundbreaking analysis regarding the sources and volumes of capital that are needed to drive clean energy investment in the electric sector at the speed and scale needed.
  • Sue Reid, Vice President, Climate & Energy Programs, Ceres (Moderator)
  • Jeffrey W. Eckel, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Hannon Armstrong
  • Michael T. Eckhart, Managing Director & Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup
  • Kenneth R. Locklin, Director, Impax Asset Management
  • Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas and Policy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Driving Innovation: Opportunities in Electrification and Other Disruptive Transportation Technologies
Shifting to a low-carbon transportation sector is necessary to meet climate goals and will create a range of economic opportunities. Come participate in a discussion about the outlook and drivers for electric vehicles (EVs) and other disruptive technologies, and how companies, utilities and other market players can benefit from a revolution in the transportation and energy sectors.
  • Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Program, Ceres (Moderator)
  • Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank
  • Aaron Johnson, Vice President, Consumer Energy Solutions, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Dr. Nic Lutsey, Program Director & U.S. Co-Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President, Business Development, Tesla
  • Nancy E. Pfund, Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Investors
Insurers Investing in Climate Solutions: Managing Risk and Return
The global re/insurance industry, the largest industry in the world by assets, has begun to mobilize its expertise and resources toward building a low-carbon, climate-resilient world. Hear a distinguished panel of insurance investment experts discuss how they have led their respective organizations in establishing commitments for investing in climate solutions, as well as building the core internal capabilities required to successfully realize the opportunities.
  • Cynthia McHale, Director, Insurance Program, Ceres (Moderator)
  • Michael J. Morrissey, President & CEO, International Insurance Society (Opening Remarks)
  • Ric Abel, Managing Director, Prudential Capital Group
  • Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
  • Manuel Lewin, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Company
  • Stephanie Maier, Head of Responsible Investment Strategy & Research, Aviva Investors
  • Shaun Tarbuck, CEO, International Cooperative & Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF)
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Afternoon Plenary Session Begins – Trusteeship Council Chamber
3:00pm Keynote Address
  • Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France
3:10pm Investor Action on Carbon Asset Risk and Climate Risk
  • Scott M. Stringer, Comptroller, New York City (Moderator)
  • Denis Duverne, Deputy CEO, AXA
  • Kirsty Jenkinson, Managing Director, Sustainable Investment Strategies, Wespath Investment Management
  • Mark Lewis, Managing Director, Research, Barclays
3:50pm Expanding Investment in Clean Energy
  • Jack Ehnes, CEO, CalSTRS (Moderator)
  • John Chiang, Treasurer, State of California
  • Vicki Fuller, CIO, New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • David Giordano, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
  • Erik van Houwelingen, Board Member, ABP
5:00pm Conclusion and Next Steps
  • Timothy E. Wirth, Vice Chair, United Nations Foundation
  • Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres; Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk

Networking Reception – Delegates Dining Room, 4th Floor