IGCC/PRI briefing: Investing in a Just Transition – Melbourne

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IGCC/PRI briefing: Investing in a Just Transition – Melbourne

22/03/2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

 

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 Melbourne will take place on Thursday 22 March*Click here for details about the event in Sydney on 21 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.

**A videoconference dial in option will be available for this session. Please contact Matt McAdam from PRI if you would like to dial in.

 

DRAFT AGENDA

  • 12:45pm  Registration
  •   1:00pm  Welcome and opening remarks
  •   1:05pm  Putting the “S” Into ESG
  •   1:40pm  Overview of Just Transitions
  •   2:10pm  Panel 1: Investing in a Just Transition
  •   3:10pm  Networking break
  •   3:30pm  A Policy Framework for Implementing the TCFD in Australia
  •   3.50pm  The Heart of the Beast: Modern Portfolio Theory – challenges, impacts and beyond
  •   4.50pm  Closing remarks

Details

Date:
22/03/2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

AustralianSuper
Level 26, 50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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