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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?’
 
In the final event we will bring together all the different climate investment and finance initiatives through the prism of investor-corporate engagement. The current global emissions trajectory is not consistent with the need to avoid disastrous levels of global warming. To avoid this and to enable the industrial transition to net zero there must be a very clear and direct engagement between the providers of capital (investment/finance) and the users of the capital (global business community). 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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Agenda and confirmed speakers 
Webinar series overview
Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI and COP26 High-Level Champions Finance Co-Lead
David Harris, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Data & Analytics, LSEG
Opening remarks
Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
David Schwimmer, CEO, LSEG
Opening C-Suite panel – The engagement between the finance sector and businesses to support transition and rapid decarbonisation of the economy
The Co-Chairs of GFANZ workstream 3 on engagement with real economy on climate transition, will discuss the role of GFANZ and the planned outcomes from their workstream.
David Schwimmer and Fiona Reynolds are joined by:
Alison Rose, CEO, NatWest Group
Renaud Guidée, Group Chief Risk Officer, AXA
Keynote Speaker
John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
Keynote Speaker
Commissioner Allison Herren Lee, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
IEA Presentation – setting the scene
Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Panel: Accelerating commitments and getting the vision right
This panel will focus on effective engagement, and how investors can work with companies to lift their ambitions and make commitments to Net Zero.
Chair: Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI and COP26 High-Level Champions Finance Co-Lead
Anne Simpson, Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS & Steering Committee and Asia Advisory Group for Climate Action 100+
Rachael Everard, Head of Sustainability, Rolls-Royce
Jaakko Kooroshy, Head of Sustainable Investment Research, FTSE Russell
Panel: Driving Action on Climate Change Management & Effective Target Setting
This panel will focus on measuring credible transition plans and targets, and the associated investor-corporate engagement around these.
Chair: Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange
Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board & Chair of TPI
Claudia Bolli, Head Responsible Investing, Director, Swiss Re Group Asset Management
Sam Peacock, Director of Corporate Affairs and Strategy, SSE
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