Investors are increasingly recognizing the impact of climate change and that the transition to a low carbon economy is one of the greatest investment risks and opportunities of our times. As this issue is very quickly becoming front and center in the public dialogue. FTSE Russell works closely with asset owners, asset managers, banks, investment consultants and many other investment intermediaries in helping all our clients understand and participate in the transition to a more sustainable and green economy.
On September 25, 2019, FTSE Russell hosted a Climate Finance and Investment Summit in New York City. Waqas Samad, CEO FTSE Russell, Group Director, London Stock Exchange Group, provided opening remarks. Keynote addresses were given by Thomas P. DiNapoli Jr., New York State Comptroller, and sole trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and Hiro Mizuno, Executive Managing Director and CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), Japan. There were two panel discussions covering holistic, long-term approaches to climate risk in portfolio management and climate change in the context of credit risk and fixed income portfolios.