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07:00 - 08:00

Plenary session 9: Build back better: COVID-19, the climate crisis & investor action


Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Elodie Laugel, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Amundi
Nazmeera Moola, Deputy MD SA, Head of SA Investments, Ninety One
Akira Sugano, President & CEO, Asset Management One
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI

As communities and businesses around the world grapple with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, investors have a key role to play and owe it to clients and beneficiaries to contribute to a recovery that is sustainable, inclusive and delivers concrete reforms. This panel will discuss what has been achieved so far, and expectations for the road ahead to ensure the recovery tackles the biggest challenges of our time, including inequality and the climate crisis.

Sharan BurrowElodie LaugelNazmeera MoolaFiona ReynoldsAkira Sugano
08:30 - 09:30

Plenary session 10: CBD COP15: what does the Global Biodiversity Framework mean for investors?


Sonya Likhtman, Engagement and Stewardship, EOS at Federated Hermes
Will Lockhart, Joint Head of International Environment Negotiations, UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)
Stephen Polasky, Professor, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Gemma James, Senior Lead, Environmental Issues, PRI

Biodiversity and ecosystem loss is a systemic risk. The Global Biodiversity Framework will be agreed at the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (CBD COP15) in Kunming, China. The framework will set global biodiversity goals and targets for governments and society to take action with the vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050. This session will discuss the actions investors can take to contribute to the goals.

Gemma JamesSonya LikhtmanWill LockhartElizabeth Maruma MremaHindou Oumarou IbrahimStephen Polasky
10:00 - 11:00

Plenary session 11: Embedding outcomes in financial regulations


Kathy Bardswick, Chair, Sustainable Finance Action Council
Claudia Chapman, Head of Stewardship, Regulatory Standards Division, Financial Reporting Council
Elodie Feller, Sustainable Finance Policy Officer, European Commission
Will Martindale, Group Head of Sustainability, Cardano
Laetitia Tankwe, Advisor to the President of the Board of Trustees, Ircantec
Michael Torrance, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, BMO Financial Group
Moderator: Juliane Hilf, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

This session will explore how investors understand investing for sustainability outcomes in the context of their legal duties, and ideas for policy reforms to enable greater scope in doing so. Investors are now not only focusing on integration of climate risk, but alignment of portfolios with the Paris agreement.

Claudia ChapmanJuliane HilfWill MartindaleLaetitia TankweMichael Torrance
11:30 - 11:45

PRI Awards presentation


Deborah Cotton, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
Sonia Favaretto, Sustainability Specialist, Independent
Jon Lukomnik, Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital LLC
Louise Lundborg Hedberg, Senior advisor on sustainable investment, Independent
Shilpa Tiwari, Founder, Her Climb

Join us to celebrate the winning and shortlisted entries in the 2021 PRI Awards, with experts from the independent judging panel on hand to provide commentary on the successful initiatives. The categories are:

  • ESG incorporation initiative of the year 
  • ESG research innovation of the year 
  • Stewardship initiative of the year 
  • Real-world impact initiative of the year 
  • Emerging markets initiative of the year 

Deborah CottonSonia FavarettoJon LukomnikLouise Lundborg HedbergShilpa Tiwari
12:00 - 13:00

Net-zero future: Credible ambition and solutions


Oliver Baete, CEO, Allianz
Michael Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions
Suphachai Chearavanont, CEO, C.P. Group
Selwin Hart, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Climate Action
Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg TV
Hiro Mizuno, UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
Francesco Starace, CEO, Enel
Günther Thallinger, Chair of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Ahead of the G20 Summit and COP26, hear from net-zero pioneers who are acting now to decarbonise their portfolios and speaking out about the imperatives, challenges, opportunities and feasibility of doing so. This global roundtable will feature members of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and corporate leaders who are setting and reporting on ambitious, science-based interim targets by 2025 and stepping forward to challenge and inspire their peers in government, business, and investment to do the same.

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13:00 - 15:30

LSEG & PRI COP26: Investor action on climate webinar


As part of the PRI Digital Conference, the PRI and the LSEG will be co-hosting the sixth and final event in the PRI and LSEG COP26 Investor Action on Climate Series, ‘Industrial Transition to Net Zero - How can business and the investment sector come together to achieve global decarbonisation?’

With an impressive line-up of industry experts from around the world and keynote speakers such as John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Commissioner Allison Herren Lee, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA), this event will represent a critical final milestone jumping off point ahead of COP26 to examine the status of current shareholder engagement, active ownership approaches and how both sides can contribute to achieving a step change in direction at COP26.

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