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GCAS side event: Moving towards Paris compliant portfolios
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Galleria Park Hotel
Date: September 12, 2018 to September 12, 2018
Where: Galleria Park Hotel, 191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94104
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Event Type: Other
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ShareAction and Mission2020 are hosting an investor roundtable on Wednesday, 12 September 2018, from 7-9pm at the Galleria Park Hotel within walking distance of PRI in Person.   The Paris Agreement commits the international community to make financial flows consistent with climate goals. For investors this means to carefully assess how far their portfolios are aligned with the goal of keeping global warming to well below 2°C, which can be a complex challenge. The purpose of this roundtable is to present best-in-class approaches, providing asset owners with practical steps they can take at whichever stage they are at on their climate journey. The roundtable will also introduce a new initiative that will soon allow financial institutions to set science-based targets for a Paris compliant portfolio. The format will be a roundtable discussion, opened by several speakers from a number of leading asset owners and initiatives, including Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the UK Environment Agency Pension Fund José Meijer, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of ABP Christopher Weber, PhD, Global Climate & Energy Scientist at WWF Global Science representing the new Science-Based Targets Initiative for Financial Institutions Chair: Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction The focus will then be on an informal discussion between the participants and speakers to allow a meaningful exchange on best practice and steps investors can adopt individually and collectively to develop portfolios that are aligned with crucial climate goals. To foster a productive discussion, the event will be held under the Chatham House Rule. A light dinner will be served.   Please note that this event is open to investors only. This event is kindly supported by ClimateWorks.