Climate Finance and Investment Summit

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.

Summit gallery

View highlights from the summit

 

Welcome remarks

Waqas Samad, CEO FTSE Russell, Group Director, Information Services Division, London Stock Exchange Group

 

How are the world’s largest asset owners addressing climate change?

NY State Comptroller Keynote

 

How are the world’s largest asset owners addressing climate change?

Hiro Mizuno, CIO GPIF

 

Interview with Hiro Mizuno

Moderated by Waqas Samad, CEO FTSE Russell

 

Creating a holistic, long-term approach to climate risk

Panelists from CalSTRS, LGIMA and LSEG

 

Addressing climate change beyond equities

Panelists from BlackRock, World Bank and LSEG

 

Summit Part I

Full replay of first half of summit

 

Summit Part II

Full replay of second half of summit

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