Speakers and Delegates


Day 1 :

Session 1:
Keynote: ICBC independant non-Executive Director Professor Yongmiao Hong

Session 2:
Trustee training on climate: Perfect Storm Super Fund mock board meeting #3. Hear how a board considers the practical implications of climate change and impacts for the fund in the third instalment of our series of trustee training sessions.

Session 3:
View from the top: Hear how CEOs and CIOs are tackling climate change across their fund, while managing governance and resourcing challenges.

Session 4:
Here come the start ups! A look at how new innovations in battery storage, fintech and other areas are changing the way we operate and disrupting different sectors in the economy.


Day 2:

Session 5:
International and Domestic Policy: Hear the latest developments and updates on Australian, New Zealand and international climate policies that will impact investors.


Session 6:
Decarbonising the Electricity Sector & the Just transition: A look back at energy sector change since the Hazelwood plant closure and impacts for local communities and investors in the short, medium and long term.

Session 7:
Connecting Commodities, Investors, Climate and the Land: This session will examine climaterelated risks and opportunties for investors in deforestation, sustainable land use and agriculture.

Session 8:
Adaptation and Infrastructure: Understanding how investors can work with state and federal policy makers to ensure that critical infrastructure is resilient for a changing climate and integrate physical risk into investment practices.

Session 9:
Engagement and Disclosure: Shareholder engagement on climate change reached new heights in 2017, with resolutions requiring Exxon, Shell and Occidental amongst others to disclose their climate exposures. This session will discuss recent trends and profile a major new corporate engagement project being launched.

Session 10:
Investing in a net-zero carbon economy: The transition to a net-zero carbon economy by mid-century needs innovation at scale for institutional investors to play a role. With investors looking for returns and Asia on our doorstep, how can Australian investors take advantage of low carbon opportunities with the appropriate risk-return profiles?


Day 1 of the Summit

Keynote: ICBC Independant non-Executive Director Professor Yongmiao Hong

Trustee training on climate: Perfect Storm Super Fund

View from the Top: CEO/CIO Panel (video coming soon)

Welcoming Comments: Frank Pegan, CEO Catholic Super, Chairman of IGCC


Day 2 of the Summit


1. Low Carbon Tools for the transition: A look at the latest product development, research, indexes and investor tools. (video coming soon)
2. Investor Disclosure: Hear the latest examples and innovations on global disclosure practices for investors and implications for

Assistant Shadow Minister Environment & Climate Change Pat Conroy MP

Plenary Sessions

Here come the start ups!
Jessica Ellerm, Zuper
Philip Livingstone, Redback Technologies

International and Domestic Policy

Decarbonising the Electricity Sector & the Just transition

Connecting Commodities, Investors, Climate and the Land
– Bill Hartnett, Local Government Super
– Tony Lovell, SLM Partners

Adaptation and Infrastructure
Ruben Langbroek, GRESB
Steve Lambert, NAB
Chris Newton, IFM Investors

Engagement and Disclosure
Andrew Gray, AustralianSuper

Investing for a net-zero carbon economy
Justine Sefton, Cbus Super



Who attended?

Click here to see the full list of 2017 Summit speakers and delegates.

Sponsors such as Catholic Super, ANZ, NAB, Westpac, BT Financial Group, Cbus, and Eureka highlight the importance that funds are placing on this mainstream investment and finance issue and the need to increasingly understand current and future climate risks and opportunities and be able to integrate them into investment practices.

Executives, directors, investment teams, managers, consultants, clients and other providers attended the two day event, allowing attendees to work with the most up to date information from practitioners who are at the forefront of their fields in portfolio valuation and policy impacts of climate risk and opportunity across all the key asset classes.

To see speaker bios please click here.