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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Investor Summit on Climate risk are answered here.

The 2014 Investor Summit will be the sixth time the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Office for Partnerships and Ceres bring together leading global financial players to address climate and energy challenges.

At the last summit, more than 520 financial, corporate, and investor leaders with more than $22 trillion in combined assets highlighted the fact that private investment in climate change solutions is crucial for addressing the climate crisis and will not happen at the necessary scale without climate and energy policies that limit emissions and put a price on carbon.

When is the Summit?

The Summit will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:30pm (with reception following). Registration will open at 8:00am.

Where will the Summit be held?

The Summit will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, located at 760 United Nations Plaza in New York, New York, USA.

Who will attend the Summit?

Participants include leading state treasurers, pension fund fiduciaries, asset managers, foundation leaders, and corporate and financial executives, among others.

Who is organizing the Summit?

Ceres, a US-based NGO, is co-hosting the 2014 Summit with the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, an alliance of 100 investors representing more than $11 trillion in assets, which promotes better understanding of the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.

Is this invitation transferable to another person?

Given space limitations, participation in the Summit is by invitation only, and the invitation is non- transferable without permission of the Summit Committee. For more information, please Stacy Thompson at summit@ceres.org or +1 617-247-0700 x149.

Will the Summit be open to the press?

The Summit is open to the press. Please contact Peyton Fleming at fleming@ceres.org or +1 617-247-0700 x120.

What is the cost of the Summit?

The support of several key sponsors will enable the event – including lunch, materials, and reception – to be offered to participants without charge.

How do I inquire about sponsorship opportunities?

Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Stacy Thompson at summit@ceres.org or +1 617-247-0700 x149.

How do I register for the Summit?

Your invitation letter includes a link to register for the Summit. All participants are required to complete the online registration form in order to attend the event.