PRI Digital Forum:

Climate & Nature Action

May 2021

The PRI Digital Forum: Climate & Nature Action will draw together the topics of climate change and biodiversity loss, highlighting the actions responsible investors can take to achieve progress in both areas. Expert speakers will share their views and take your questions on subjects including climate policy advocacy, nature-based solutions, net zero emissions strategies and deforestation.

Taking place in multiple time zones and drawing on perspectives from around the world, the Digital Forum will provide a platform for discussion and debate on these critically important and interlinked themes. Register now to secure your place.

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Joining the dots: investor action on climate and nature
11 May 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm BST

Climate change and biodiversity loss are often treated by investors as two challenges to be tackled separately, but they are inextricably interlinked. To begin this PRI Digital Forum, we will draw together these two critically important topics and highlight some of the approaches investors can take to achieve progress on both fronts.

Natural capital: mapping depletion
13 May 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am BST

It is critical that institutional investors take action to halt the global loss of biodiversity. In this session, we will discuss newly-launched maps in the tool, ENCORE, on natural capital hotspots of depletion with our partners UNEP-WCMC, and outline how investors can use the maps practically to engage with investees on natural capital.

Accounting for Climate: assessing climate risk in company financial statements
18 May 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm BST

Meeting the climate goals envisioned by the Paris Agreement requires the reallocation of capital to low carbon investments. To achieve this, investors need better information about the effects of climate-related risks on company financial..

Deforestation as a systemic risk
20 May 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm BST

Deforestation is a systemic risk to the entire financial landscape and has been identified as a priority issue for the upcoming COP26 summit. In this panel, Nigel Topping will explore with leading investors how deforestation can be integrated into their net zero strategies. We will also hear from the Tropical Forest Alliance on the…

Delivering net zero emissions in Japan
25 May 2021 | 8:00am – 9:00am BST

Faced with overwhelming evidence that Japan will suffer severe impacts from climate change if the global temperature rise exceeds 1.5°C, investors increasingly recognise the urgency and importance of acting to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas…

Climate policy and net zero: the road to COP26
27 May 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm BST

A month after Earth Day and a major US-convened climate summit, and with just five months to go until COP26, how close are governments worldwide to implementing policies that will achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and what should investors prioritise in climate policy advocacy?

Featured Speakers

Margaret Kuhlow
Finance Practice Leader

Lucian Peppelenbos
Climate Strategist

Sagarika Chatterjee
Director of Climate Change
PRI and COP26
High-level Champions Finance Co-Lead

Nathalie Lhayani
Head of Sustainability
Caisse des Dépôts Group

James Phare
Neural Alpha

Sylvaine Rols
Programme Officer

Gemma James
Senior Lead, Environmental Issues

Barbara Davidson
Senior Analyst
Carbon Tracker

David Pitt-Watson
Executive Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, and former co-Chair of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative

Morgan Slebos
Director of Sustainable Markets

Nigel Topping
High Level Champion for Climate Action

My-Linh Ngo
Head of ESG Investment
BlueBay Asset Management

Renato Eid Tucci
Head of Indexed Strategies & ESG Integration
Itaú Asset Management

Meryam Omi
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy
Legal and General

Danielle Carreira
Head of Finance Sector Engagement
Tropical Forest Alliance

Ana Lima
Head of Environmental Issues

Edward Baker
Technical Head, Climate Change & Energy Transition

Peter Betts
Former director of UK policy on international climate & energy

Lauren Compere
Managing Director and Head of Shareowner Engagement
Boston Common Asset Management

Emma Lindberg
Public Affairs Manager
Folksam Group