With the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris drawing closer, financial institutions have become increasingly sensitive to their potential role in the pressing need to move to a low-carbon economy. The past year has seen key investors decamp from the climate sidelines and the topic of climate change has steadily secured a foothold on the agenda of financial institutions. Investors representing over $1.5 trillion in assets under management, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Church of England and Norway's giant oil fund, have started to divest heavily from fossil fuels.
The upcoming event "The Swiss finance sector addressing climate change", jointly organised by the Zurich Carbon Market Association and South Pole Group, aims to better understand the role of the financial sector in taking action for climate change. Taking place in Technopark, Zurich on the 1st of July, the event will stimulate discussions with key players in the Swiss financial sector on trends in climate change affecting the industry landscape, showcase best practices and provide insights to assessing investment climate impact.
"The Swiss finance sector addressing climate change"
Venue: Technopark, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich (Room: Seminarraum Cobol, 2nd floor)
Date: 1 July 2015, 17:00 – 19:00 followed by a networking apéro
This event will bring together representatives of the financial sector and corporate world in order to:
Setting the stage
Understanding the role of the financial sector in climate change and taking action
Climate finance: a growing business opportunity for the financial sector
Financial institutions: best practice showcase
Roundtable with the participants
The event will continue with an informal networking apéro hosted by South Pole Group.