AI News, UK outlines 'leading role' for financial services on climate change artificial intelligence
4th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance and Industry
Transfers of Kyoto units in the Swiss Emissions Trading Registry: A network analysis from 2007-2014 The Swiss emissions trading registry was opened in 2007 and since then companies – including foreign companies - or private persons were able to open an account and transfer units.
The majority of transferred units in the Swiss registry were Kyoto units of the following type: 1) Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs), issued according to the rules of the Clean Development Mechanism (Article 12 des Kyoto-Protocol) and Emission Reduction Units (ERUs), issued according to the rules of Joint Implementation under Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol.The aim of this paper is to analyse the transfer flows of both national and international emissions allowances and international emission credits between different accounts in order to gain a picture of Switzerland's role in international emissions trading.
UK: FIG Bulletin, 5 July 2019
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This session will:• explore policy reform in major markets, including the US, so far the non-mover ‘elephant in the room’;• ask regulators how investors are helping or hindering their policy reform efforts, and what they expect from PRI signatories;• discuss key regulatory developments, such as the EU taxonomy and the UK green finance strategy.Keynote: Rob Jackson, Commissioner, SECSatoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, FSAMartin Spolc, Head of Sustainable Finance and Fintech, European Commission Directorate General for Financial ServicesBarbara Zvan, Canadian Expert Panel Member, OTPP
Boosting investor action to foster a culture of diversity and inclusionWith diversity increasingly recognised as beneficial for businesses and in turn investments, this session will identify the remaining barriers to a more diverse workforce, including:• why investors should care about diversity, and the various strands of it;• how investors can help to drive diversity in companies;• how companies can help to eliminate social biases;• the role of legislation in driving diversity.Sandra Kerr, Race Equality Director, Business in the CommunitySoliane Varlet, Women Leaders Equity Fund Manager, MirovaModerated by Elena Espinoza, Manager, Social Issues, PRI
A candid assessment of industry progress, including:• how are industry shifts aiding the advancement of ESG integration in private equity?• the current market challenges facing LPs with responsible investment strategies, and how they are tackling them;• what is the fiduciary dutyof private company board directors to consider ESG risks and opportunities?• how LPs and GPs can ensure their ESG interests are aligned.Michael Cappucci, Senior VP, Compliance and Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Co.Anders Stromblad, Head of External Management, AP2Simon Witney, Special Counsel, Debevoise &
The role of finance in human rights: What should investors be concerned about and what can they do?As the investment community increasingly recognises it has a role to play in ensuring that investee companies are addressing human rights issues, this session will:• outline the relevance of human rights due diligence to investors;• explore the avenues through which investors can facilitate real-world positive impact;• discuss how investors can identify and manage potential and actual negative human rights impacts within their portfolios.Bettina Reinboth, Head of Social Issues, PRI
This session will explore:• the need for a global, standardised and comparable ESG reporting standard;• the PRI asset owner consultation and the work of the PRI with CFA, both indicating that the quality of ESG data is now the major obstacle for responsible investment;• the high level ESG reporting principles outlined in a recent paper published by a group of 7 investor organisations.Kris Douma, Director of Strategic Projects, PRI
Active Ownership 2.0: Refocusing on outcomesIn an age of widespread institutional greenwashing, this session will:• present a vision for the future of active ownership, where activity is centred on achieving a sustainable financial system;• discuss the key issues raised and the implications for asset owners, managers and society at large.Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, PRIHiromichi Mizuno, CIO, GPIFSusheela Peres da Costa, Head of Advisory, RegnanSacha Sadam, Director of Corporate Governance, LGIMModerated by Paul Chandler, Director of Stewardship, PRI
This session will:• look at the challenges – and opportunities – in considering ESG issues in passive strategies;• consider the issues relating to index construction;• cover frequently-asked questions about passive ESG strategies, with a focus on how to improve outcomes for asset owners.This will be a workshop-style session, with moderated table discussions.
This session will:• provide an overview of acting in concert (or concert party) regulations in markets including the US, UK and Japan;• outline what is permissible without declaration or regulatory sign off;• explain the process if a group of investors wishes to proceed with an action that may be deemed to be acting in concert.Peter Bevan, Partner, Global Practice Head Financial Regulation Group, London, LinklatersTakeshi Wada, Stewardship Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset ManagementModerated by Paul Chandler, Director of Stewardship, PRI4D.
ESG metrics in executive pay: The benefits and challengesThis session will look at how ESG factors can be integrated into executive remuneration to incentivise and reward long-term performance, including:• whether investors should ask companies to consider ESG performance when determining executive pay;• how ESG factors can be tied to incentives.Benjamin Yeoh, Senior Portfolio Manager, RBCScott Zdrazil, Senior Investment Officer, Corporate Governance, LACERAModerated by Vaishnavi Ravishankar, Research Manager, PRIThis session will be a debate, followed by roundtable discussions.
Investir en Afrique : opportunités et défis pour une finance durable ?Investing in Africa: opportunities and challenges for sustainable financeEn partenariat avec Finance for TomorrowPour garantir une croissance africaine inclusive, résiliente et durable, le secteur financier a un rôle clé à jouer.
Pour présenter différentes approches et solutions, cette table ronde confrontera les points de vue:•d’établissements financiers publics;• d’un investisseur privé en infrastructure;• d’une place financière qui entend jouer un rôle de catalyseur sur le continent.Boutheina Ben Yaghlane, Directrice Générale, Caisse des Dépôts de TunisieThierry Deau, President, MeridiamLamia Merzouki, Directrice Générale Adjointe, Casablanca Finance City AuthorityModerated by Lionel Zinsou, Co-fondateur, SouthBridge(delivered in French, with English translation available)
In this session, we will:• discuss how to address the fact that the full extent of ESG risks posed by tailings dams in the mining sector is unknown;• explore how new technologies are impacting business models and improving safety standards, as well as opening new income streams;• identify other gaps in governance practices that investors should consider.John Howchin, Secretary-General, Council of Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds
To help investors ensure that ESG mandates are met, this session will cover:• how asset owners should approach the task of selecting asset managers that can fulfil their ESG mandate;• how to ask the right questions to detect and cut through greenwashing;• how asset owners can get more out this relationship in terms of ESG service provision.This will be a workshop-style session, with moderated table discussions.
Finance responsable et formation : quels enjeux et solutions pour les investisseurs institutionnels et détenteurs d'actifsResponsible finance and education: what are the challenges and solutions for Francophone asset owners?En partenariat avec Swiss Sustainable FinanceCe panel échangera sur le besoin de l’accès à l’information des investisseurs institutionnels francophones , notamment:• Compréhension du rôle des investisseurs dans les marchés financiers• Comment définir une stratégie d’investissement ESG cohérente ?• Comment mettre en place la structure adéquate pour implémenter la stratégie ESG ?Sophie Elkrief, CIO, MAIFAnne-Catherine Husson-Traore, Directrice Générale, NovethicJean Laville, Directeur général adjoint et Responsable éducation, Swiss Sustainable FinanceDaniel Simard, CEO, BatirenteModerated by Marie Luchet, Director of Continental Europe, PRI(delivered in French, with English translation available)
Identifying and measuring impact in public marketsThe Impact Management Project defines impact as “a change in an important positive or negative outcome for people or the planet.” Focusing on public markets, this session will:• clarify the impact of companies and investors, using Impact Management Project’s three categories of impact and investor contribution;• highlight the tools asset owners can use to decipher the extent to which an investment product is impactful;• outline global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impact.Jonathan Bailey,Head of ESG, Neuberger BermanClara Barby, CEO, IMPLéa Dunand-Chatellet, Portfolio Manager, Head of Responsible Investment, DNCA FinancePiet Klop, Head of RI, PGGMModerated by Kaori Shigiya, Head of SDGs, PRI
Hosted by members of the PRI Plastic Investor Working Group, this session will explore:• the complexities of the plastic value chain and how it can work with the circular economy vision;• the risks and opportunities at different stages of the plastic packaging value chain for companies and investors;• how to effect positive changes across the plastic value chain.Michiel De Smet, Finance Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur FoundationPierre Hirtzberger, Directeur Général des Services Techniques, SyctomPeter Williams, CEO, INEOS Technologies
Devoir de vigilance et chaine d'approvisionnement : enjeux pour les investisseurs responsablesDuty of care and the supply chain: issues for responsible investorsEn partenariat avec le Forum pour l’Investissement ResponsableLa France s’est doté d’une loi pionnière en matière de RSE : la loi sur le devoir de vigilance.
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