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Trillion Dollar Transformation: Fiduciary Duty, Divestment and Fossil Fuels in an Era of Climate Risk

Agenda

08.30
Registration and breakfast.
09.00

Welcome and Introduction - Tom Kruse - Program Director for the Global Governance portion of the Democratic Practice program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


Climate risk investing - brief presentations followed by open discussion.

09.10

The Financial Case: Alex Bernhardt - Mercer; Principal, Head of Responsible Investment, US

09.20

The Legal Case: Steven Feit - Center for International Environmental Law; Staff Attorney, Climate & Energy Program

09.30

How? Bevis Longstreth - former US SEC Commissioner and author of a cutting-edge new guidance on the fiduciary duty of institutional investors to divest from fossil fuels in a time of climate change.

09.40

Discussion and questions.

10.20
Break
10.30

Clara Vondrich - Global Director; Divest-Invest Philanthropy introducing Mike Ibarra.

10.35

Mike Ibarra - Senior Vice President; Investment Management Amalgamated Bank. Our emerging perspective on climate change, fiduciary duty and investment.

10.45

What’s happening elsewhere in the world: From the UK Sarah Butler-Sloss - Chair of the Ashden Trust introducing Luke Fletcher, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts; from Canada Toby Heaps - CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights Inc.

11.00

Q&A free-ranging discussion.

11.30

Concluding remarks and what’s happening next? Ellen Dorsey - Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund. Carroll Muffett - President and CEO CIEL.

11.45
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