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
, CEO, IIGCCMindy Lubber, CEO, CERESPanel 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 CalSTRSPanel 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.

COP24 | Official side-event

December 10, 2018 – 15:00 – 16:30

Bieszczady Room

Investor Summit on Climate Risk

January 31, 2018

United Nations, New York City

Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres, invites investors at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk in New York to become part of the Investor Agenda to accelerate action on climate change.

Investors are tackling climate issues but we want the pace of change to accelerate.”

Frédéric Samama

The moderator at the podium is Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change.

We are delighted to announce the Investor Agenda today at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk.”

Emma Herd

The panellists are (left from right):

  1. PKA CEO and IIGCC Chair Peter Damgaard Jensen
  2. California State Controller Betty Yee
  3. Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients, Amundi, Frédéric Samama
  4. CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes

“We invite all investors to become part of the Investor Agenda in order to take action on the material risks of climate change.”

Betty Yee