New York Climate Week Event: A Tipping Point: Investors Prompt Companies to Disclose and Manage Climate Risk

09.14.2017 50/50 Climate Project

When: Monday, September 18, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: BNP Paribas Innovation Lab  787 Seventh Avenue, 30th FL. New York, NY 10019

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, California Controller Betty T. Yee, and the 50/50 Climate Project are hosting an invitation-only conversation during NYC Climate Week’s 2017 edition.

The Paris Climate Agreement set the stage for global action to combat climate change and pave the way toward a low‐carbon economy. The role of non‐state actors, such as institutional investors, will be instrumental if we are to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. The shareholder upheaval earlier this year, in which proposals for disclosure of the impact on a company’s business under a 2-degree scenario passed at several companies, may be the tipping point.

Sophie L’Hélias, President of LeaderXXchange and board member of Kering SA will moderate a conversation  on investors’ strategies and successes to prompt companies to manage climate risk and identify new business opportunities.

Panelists Include:

Scott M. Stringer
New York City Comptroller

Betty T. Yee
California State Controller

Edward Kamonjoh
50/50 Climate Project Executive Director

Michael I. Garland
Assistant Comptroller for Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
New York City Comptroller’s Office

Christopher McKnett
Managing Director and Head of ESG Strategies at State Street Global Advisors