In the videos below, we explore; The evolving policy and regulatory landscape; the practicalities of enhanced financial sector stewardship and ‘The Duty of Ownership’ - the part asset owners and asset managers play in supporting a world transitioning to a net-zero and climate resilient economy.
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Keynote: Setting the Scene in the Anthropocene
Emily discusses climate risk change and our potential response to the challenge. Anthropocene is typically thought of as the era in which humans have been acting in conflict with our planet, but Emily argues there is now an opportunity to redefine Anthropocene into the era in which humans act in support of the planet. Now is the time to seek transformational change to remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere through technology, innovation as well as enhance and working with nature to repair the damage to the climate system. Whilst the focus is on climate risk to business and investment through the lens of physical, transition and liability there is an opportunity to reframe thinking and consider building greater resilience, taking advantage of cleaner growth and building reputation.
Dr. Emily Shuckburgh, Director - Cambridge Zero
Climate Risk and Responsibility - the path to Stewardship
Matt shares his perspectives on an evolving policy and regulatory landscape through the lens of his own journey from Silicon Valley entrepreneur to the Bank of England’s Climate Hub and leading the UK’s Green Finance Strategy. This will include past - what’s already happened, present - where we are now, and future - where we may choose to go next to fully embrace the climate decade ahead.
Matt Scott, Senior Director - Willis Towers Watson
The Duty of Ownership - the part asset owners and asset managers play in supporting a world transitioning to a net-zero and climate resilient economy
Institutional investors – asset owners and asset managers – carry significant power in their ownership of a substantial slice of the world economy. Their increasing focus on how to exercise their duties responsibly and be both impactful and risk-savvy is encouraging. Roger explores how their role will develop in the ecosystem.
Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investments Content - Willis Towers Watson
Panel Discussion: Stewardship and Systemic Resilience - Policy and Practice
The panelists dive a little deeper into the need for a system-wide lens and real-life examples of both policy and practice. They look at what is working well already, and what more can be done to help us all become stewards of a net zero and climate resilient future.
Speakers: Matt Scott, Senior Director; Matt Huxham, Director and Carlos Sanchez, Senior Director - Willis Towers Watson. Claudia Chapman, Head of Stewardship - Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Felix Preston, Director - Generation Investment Management. Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, Chief Executive - Green Finance Institute.