2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk: Advancing the Clean Trillion
On 27 January 2016, Ceres, the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships co-hosted the 2016 Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Held biennially at the United Nations since 2003, the Investor Summit on Climate Risk is the significant forum for institutional investors to discuss the implications of climate change for capital markets and their portfolios.
The 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk convened investors, business leaders to discuss the far-reaching implications of the Paris Agreement which involves 196 countries. During the Summit, significant topics were considered, including investment opportunities with a focus on the types of capital flows necessary, opportunities to expand clean energy investment in developed and developing countries; and solutions to mitigating carbon asset risks. The common interest was to accelerate the shift to a clean energy future and tackle the risks posed by climate change.
The Summit included speeches by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Former Vice President Al Gore, Michael Bloomberg, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres, Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan, French Minister Ségolène Royal and leading investors, including ABP, AXA, BlackRock, CalSTRS, New York City Comptroller, New York State Common Retirement Fund, among many others.
More information about the Summit can be found at: http://www.ceres.org/investor-network/investor-summit.