IGCC 2019 Presentations

IGCC 2019 Summit

Catalysing Action on Climate Change

The IGCC Summit has now wrapped up for another two years, and we are delighted with the level of debate and industry engagement that this year’s event generated.

We would like to again thank all 300 delegates for attending (a record number), the speakers and moderators who provided so much discussion and expertise, and all of our sponsors and supporters who made the Summit possible.

Below are video recordings of all the Summit sessions as well as links to the full program, photos and attendee list.

Summit Videos

Summit Opening

  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Stephen Dunne, Board Director, Chair of Investment Committee, Cbus & Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change

Video Address

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Minister’s Address

The Hon. Matt Kean MP, Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

Host Address

Sustainable Finance in Australia and New Zealand

Didier Van Not, General Manager, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Westpac Institutional Bank


Host Sponsor:

Trustee Training on Climate: Perfect Storm Super Fund Mock Board Meeting #4

The fourth in our series of Trustee Training sessions: The Board of the Perfect Storm Pension Fund consider a series of investment decisions against their climate change policy and roadmap.

  • Stephen Dunne, Board Director, Chair of Investment Committee, Cbus & Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
  • Sarah Barker, Head of Climate Risk Governance, MinterEllison & Trustee of ESSSuper
  • Louise Davidson AM, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
  • Dr Rosemary Kelly, Trustee Director, First State Super Trustee Corporation
  • Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Michael Traill AM, Business & Social Purpose Chair & Director

CEO Panel Discussion: The role for investors on tackling climate change

Investor leadership on climate change. Institutional investors are under more scrutiny regarding their role on climate change and are more actively engaged than ever. Hear from the leaders of some of the region’s biggest funds on how they are navigating the risks and opportunities of climate change.

  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
  • Richard Brandweiner, Chief Executive Officer, Pendal Group
  • Corrin Collocott, Chief Investment Officer, BT
  • Damien Frawley, Chief Executive Officer, QIC
  • Sonya Sawtell-Rickson, Chief Investment Officer, HESTA

Geoff Summerhayes in conversation with Emma Herd

Discussion to unpack the latest developments, local, regional and international initiatives underway and the implications for investors

  • Geoff Summerhayes, Executive Board Member, APRA
  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change

IGCC Climate Awards 2019

The IGCC Climate Awards, launched for the first time in 2019, seeks to spotlight the work of Australian and New Zealand asset owners, fund managers, investors and individuals delivering outstanding outcomes on climate change.

  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Professor Don Henry AM, Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute,
    The University of Melbourne

Dinner Conversation: Why is climate change so hard?

A light-hearted discussion addressing the difficult world of climate change from the perspectives of a social psychologist, climate scientist and a politician.

  • Bernie Hobbs, Science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science (Moderator)
  • Professor the Hon Bob Carr, Former Foreign Minister and Former Premier of New South Wales
  • Dr Rebecca Colvin, PhD, Lecturer; Resources, Environment & Development, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Dr Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor, Director, Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University
  • Introduction by Katharine Tapley, Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ


Gala Dinner sponsor:

The Innovation Pitch

Hear from cutting edge developers in low and clean energy projects.

  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO, Chair and Non-Executive Director (Moderator)
  • Robert Bartrop, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development, Zero Mass Water
  • Rob Fisher, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Windlab Limited
  • Simon Kidston, Executive Director, Genex Power


With thanks to ARENA for their support in organising this session:

Keynote Presentation

Global update on the latest science on climate change

Dr Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor, Director, Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University

The New Policy Landscape: Implications for investors

Unpack the latest political and policy developments on climate change and implications for investors.

  • Erwin Jackson, Director, Policy, Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
  • Tony Maher, President, Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union
  • Sarah McNamara, Chief Executive, Australian Energy Council
  • Martijn Wilder AM, Founding Partner, Pollination
  • Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

Energy and Infrastructure

Where are the investment opportunities in a climate resilient and net-zero emissions economy?

  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
  • Peter Colacino, Executive Director, Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
  • Michael Hanna, Head of Infrastructure, Australia, IFM Investors
  • Georg Kell, Chairman, Arabesque
  • Samuel Mary, Vice President, ESG Research Analyst, PIMCO


Session sponsor:

Investing in Net Zero Emissions: Leadership and market practice

Hear the latest on net zero investment product and practice development.
  • Nicole Bradford, Portfolio Head, Responsible Investment, Cbus Super (Moderator)
  • Sylvain Château, COO & Co-founder, Beyond Ratings
  • Tom King, Chief Investment Officer, Nanuk Asset Management
  • Rory Lonergan, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Cecilia Tarrant, Chair, New Zealand Green Investment Finance

Reporting on Climate: Scenarios, big data, science and investor reporting

Hear the latest on scenario analysis, tools and analytical solutions for managing climate change.

  • Zoe Whitton, Head of ESG Research, Citi (Moderator)
  • Steven Bullock, Global Head of Research, S&P Trucost
  • Bruno Rauis, Head of the London Office, Carbon Delta
  • Rick Walters, Director Infrastructure, GRESB


Session sponsor:

Investing in Resilience: Solutions and applied tools

Tools, frameworks and solutions for building resilience and investing in adaptation

  • Kate Bromley, Head of Responsible Investment, QIC (Moderator)
  • Mark Crosweller AFSM, former Head of the National Resilience Taskforce, Department of Home Affairs
  • Amy Hogan, Head of Sustainability, Stockland
  • Michael Salvatico, Executive Director & Head of MSCI ESG Research Australia, MSCI


Session sponsor:

Managing Transition Across the Economy

This masterclass will explore emerging investment opportunities across the economy, examining key sectors beyond energy.

  • Elisa de Wit, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia (Moderator)
  • Rosemary Bissett, Head of Sustainability, Governance and Risk, National Australia Bank
  • Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Arti Prasad, Senior Investment Strategist, Responsible Investment, NZ Super Fund


Session sponsor:

Looking Ahead: Two global trends to watch

A short sharp look into the future on two big trends for investors: disclosure and physical risk

  • Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
  • Frank Freitas, Chief Development Officer, Four Twenty Seven, Inc.
  • Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Opportunities in Asia: Hosted by AIGCC

Regional investors share their insights on the latest across Asia

  • Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Director, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (Moderator)
  • Sophia Cheng, CIO Cathay Financial Holdings (Chair, AIGCC)
  • Seiji Kawazoe, Associate General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
  • Courtney Lowrance, Principal Environment Specialist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


Session host:

Climate Action 100+

Hear the latest from investors and companies participating in Climate Action 100+.

  • Andrew Gray, Director, ESG & Stewardship, AustralianSuper (Moderator)
  • James Hall, General Manager, Corporate Finance , AGL Energy
  • Emma Pringle, Head of Customer Governance & Sustainability, BT
  • Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investment, First State Super
  • Fran van Reyk, Head of Investor Relations, Qantas Airways Limited
  • Video address by Anne Simpson, Director, Board Governance & Strategy – Executive Office, CalPERS


Session convenor:

IGCC 2019 Summit Speakers

(alphabetical order)

With thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and supporters

Host Sponsor

Gala Dinner Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Summit Café
Carbon Offset
Industry Supporters

Kick Start Café and Aboriginal Carbon Foundation are supported by IFM Investors