PRI/IGCC Briefing: Investing in a Just Transition - Sydney

PRI/IGCC Briefing: Investing in a Just Transition - Sydney

The PRI in partnership with IGCC is pleased to present the Australian launch of a new research project designed to improve the ability of investors to integrate social factors into climate strategies. The event in Sydney will take place on Wednesday 21 March. Click here for details about the event in Melbourne on 22 March

Achieving a ‘just transition’ is part of the Paris Agreement. While investors are increasingly committed to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy through shareholder engagement, capital reallocation and policy dialogue, they are yet to fully incorporate the social dimension. Poorly managed, this could result in “stranded workers” and “stranded communities” as well as “stranded assets,” contributing to rising inequality, economic stagnation and instability. 

The event will outline the objectives of Investing in a Just Transition, a new project co-designed by the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School, explore the strategic case for investor action and generate recommendations for policy and market reforms that would enable investors to make an effective contribution to the transition. The events will also mark the launch of a new review of the policy framework for implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in Australia by Baker McKenzie, and a panel discussion exploring the barriers to ESG integration posed by Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and how these might be overcome.


08:15 Registration
08:30 Welcome and opening remarks
08:35 Putting the “S” Into ESG
09:10 Overview of Just Transitions 
09:40 Panel 1: Investing in a Just Transition
10:40 Networking break
11:00 A Policy Framework for Implementing the TCFD in Australia
11.20 The Heart of the Beast: Modern Portfolio Theory – challenges, impacts and beyond
12.20 Closing remarks
This is event is organised in partnership with IGCC




Baker McKenzie
Level 46, Tower One - International Towers Sydney
    100 Barangaroo Avenue


21 Mar 2018 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM (AEDT)

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