ClientEarth Summit - Day 2, Global landscape, global players
Session 6: The power of money – climate finance
10 November at 12:30pm GMT | 1:30pm CET - Duration 1 hour
Responsible investment is integral to shifting the world towards a zero carbon future. How is the law ensuring that climate risk and opportunity are at the heart of corporate decision making?
The decisions of investors and business leaders are foundational for action on climate, and have the power to significantly accelerate the path to net zero. Corporate laws also mandate a legal duty to manage climate-related financial risks, minimise the risk of stranded assets, and capitalise on the investment opportunities presented by the net zero transition.
The environmental community has welcomed the proliferation of net zero commitments in recent months from corporations pledging to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement. But how will these commitments play out in practice? Our panel will discuss the current and future investment implications for climate stability, the role of law in holding companies and investors to account, and, crucially, the importance of bold and swift action to meet the target of halving emissions by 2030 to ensure global climate goals are met.
Speakers Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management
Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Peter Barnett, Senior Lawyer, Asia Lead (ex-China), ClientEarth
Moderator Jess Shankleman, Reporter for Energy Transition, Bloomberg LP
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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Jessica is an award-winning journalist reporting on the energy transition, climate change and politics at Bloomberg, and is a leading commentator in the low carbon sector. Previously, she has written for the Guardian as well as appeared on BBC...
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy @ Legal & General Investment Management
Meryam is responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance aspects into the investment process at Legal & General Investment Management, and for creating responsible investment product solutions. She has over 14 years of asset...
Global Head of Sustainability Research @ BNP Paribas Asset Management
Mark Lewis joined BNP Paribas Asset Management in January 2019. In his previous roles, he was Managing Director and Head of Research at the Carbon Tracker Initiative, Managing Director and Head of European Utilities Research at Barclays, Chief...
Peter joined ClientEarth's climate programme in 2018, focusing on litigation against companies and financial sector actors to drive greater integration of climate-related risk into corporate governance and decision-making. He now leads the...