Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020
Time: 13:30 – 14:20 GMT
Platform: Zoom

Join us on Thursday, 19 November for the Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day organised by the UN High Level Climate Action Champions and the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

The objectives of the Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day are to:

  1. Understand what setting net-zero targets means for the finance sector in practice
  2. Explore how to finance sector transition utilising sector pathways to net-zero
  3. Explore how to address the challenges with financing resilience
  4. Explore how to finance the race to zero in developing and emerging economies
  5. Showcase practical actions from investors and other finance sector actors

A session organised by The Investor Agenda will feature practical actions and collaboration underway by over 1,200 investors.


13:30 – 14:20


Practical actions: investor collaboration to accelerate actions towards a zero carbon economy
Organised by: The Investor Agenda

Stephanie Pfeifer
Mindy Lubber, CEO, CERES

Panel 1: Reallocating capital to align portfolios to net zero  
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA
Thomas Kwan, CIO, Harvest Global Investments
Betty Yee, California State Controller, board of CalPERS and CalSTRS

Panel 2: Engaging with companies and policymakers to achieve net zero
Moderator: Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP
Fabio Alperowitch, Director, Fama Investimentos
Navneet Munot, Chief Investment Officer, SBI Mutual Fund
Deanne Stewart, CEO, Aware Super

“Investors like CalPERS and CalSTRS continue to walk the talk on climate change, the new U.S. administration can build on investors actions to date with its policies, so that we may all work to accelerate climate actions”

Betty Yee, California State Controller, board of CalPERS and CalSTRS

About the Race to Zero Dialogues (9-19 November)

Building a climate-neutral and resilient world remains as urgent as ever. Collaboration between governments and non-Party stakeholders (cities, subnational regions, investors, companies and civil society) will be essential to drive forward systems transformation to reach net-zero and build back better from Covid-19.

The High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues to make sense of the journey to net-zero by honing in on sector transition. The Dialogues will explore the specific actions that each transformation needs to deliver on this ambition, and bring together the diverse range of activities that are already creating impact.

To view the full line up of events visit unfccc.int/rtzdialogues.

Register here