Today, the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) kicks off the 2019 Climate Change Finance and Investment Summit, with around 300 finance and investment representatives from around Australia and the region gathering to discuss how they are managing climate change as a core financial risk.

The theme of the IGCC 2019 Summit is: Catalysing Action on Climate Change.

“The Paris Agreement sent a huge signal to global markets, cementing understanding that climate change has a cost and that decarbonising the global economy represents a major new investment opportunity”, said Stephen Dunne, Chair, IGCC. “The finance and investment industry has a huge role to play. Which is why the Investor Group on Climate Change is so pleased to convene this important event”, said Dunne.

The IGCC 2019 Climate Change Investment and Finance Summit will take place on 14-15 October 2019, in Sydney, Australia. Around 300 attendees will hear from 64 speakers on the policy, investment and risk management impacts of climate change.
Discussions will address:

  • Investment opportunities in climate resilient and net-zero emissions energy and infrastructure

  • The new policy landscape and implications for investors

  • Leadership and market practice in net zero emissions investment product and practice development

  • Reporting on climate risks: Scenarios, big data, science and investor reporting

  • Tools, frameworks and solutions for building resilience and investing in climate change adaptation

  • Opportunities and insights from investors across Asia

  • Company engagement: Hear the latest from investors and companies participating in Climate Action 100+

“Investors and financial regulators have identified climate change is a systemic risk to the economy, the financial system and the long-term returns for superannuation holders,” said Emma Herd, IGCC Chief Executive Officer. “Around the world, investors are actively managing climate risks and momentum is growing. However, much more needs to be done.”

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