2017 Bay Area Roundtable
Opportunities for Investing in Low-Carbon Strategies and Climate Solutions
Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing.
The PRI's Ophir Bruck, US Network Manager, will be speaking at this event.
Senior administrators, trustees, and investment staff from endowments and foundations, as well as sustainable investment experts from investment management firms, advisory firms, and non-profits; and other relevant stakeholders. The program will be designed primarily for participants who are interested in pursuing sustainable investment strategies on some level and looking for support in how best to implement or advance such strategies.
The event will be highly interactive, with brief presentations from expert speakers or panels to deliver content and seed conversation, integrated with significant time spent in small-group dialogue sessions at round tables.
Program content will be driven by responses from participants on what their key questions are on these topics at the time, and what they hope to get out of the event. The agenda will be designed to build through the day to deliver necessary content, facilitate peer-to-peer information sharing and learning, and result in pragmatic, actionable outcomes for participants to take back to their institutional roles. Pending adjustments based on participant feedback, topics will include:
- The state of the field in terms of institutional-ready sustainable investment strategies in public and private markets
- Climate risk, creating low-carbon portfolios, and the opportunities to invest in climate solutions
- Investing in the context of the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
- Shareholder engagement – working with managers on proxy voting, corporate dialogue, and other forms of engagement – on material ESG issues to enhance value and reduce risk
- Stakeholder engagement and effectively communicating sustainable investing efforts to the campus community
- Enhancing peer-to-peer support and learning across institutions among trustees, endowment staff and senior administrators
|The PRI is a supporting partner of this event organised by the Intentional Endowments Network.|