Why Investors are Worrying About Climate Change

Why are financial regulators, investors and other entities demanding greater insight into the financial risks and opportunities posed by climate change? Are businesses responding to these demands? If so, how? And does that response hold up under scrutiny? This event, part one of the Business Making of Climate Change series, brings together investors, lawyers and academics as they consider these questions.

The speakers will outline the case for publicly listed companies to develop governance structures, risk management, strategies, metrics and targets for climate-related risks and opportunities that, where material, are disclosed in annual financial reports.

Part One of The Business Making of Climate Change series.

The Business Making of Climate Change series of public talks brings together investors, lawyers, insurers, corporates, consultants and scientists, as they collectively consider why climate change is increasingly relevant to the business community and how businesses can make sense of climate change in a way that is relevant to them.

Timestamps

00:00   Welcome and Introduction – Tanya Fiedler
09:00   Who is the IGCC? – Emma Herd
14:55   Incorporating Climate Change into Portfolio Management – Kate Bromley
19:15   Legal Risks of Climate Change – Sarah Barker
23:20   Scenario Modelling – Jillian Reid
26:45   What are the Key External Pressures?
42:30   Q&A

Speakers

Sarah Barker, MinterEllison
Dr Tanya Fiedler (Chair), University of Sydney
Emma Herd, Investor Group on Climate Change
Kate Bromley, QIC
Jillian Reid, Mercer

This event was held at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 22 May, 2019.

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