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Assessing Carbon Risk: Low Carbon Investment Strategies on the rise?

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Tags: climate change nordic2015 fossil fuel

Institutional investors have come to realise how important it is to understand exposure to carbon stranded assets. Fueled by an increased demand for solar and wind energy, clean energy investment last year beat expectations, rising 16 percent to $310 billion worldwide, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

The dash to reduce investors’ exposure is gaining momentum. Whether catalysed by a concern over mispriced fossil fuel assets or pressure for divestment, investors are beginning to use a critical eye to assess the carbon-related risks in their portfolios (MSCI 2015 ESG Trends to Watch)

Just one day after BP adopted a shareholder resolution to support better carbon asset risk disclosures following disappointing global oil demand and low oil prices, 62 institutional investors representing nearly $2 trillion in assets called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to push for better disclosure by oil and gas companies of critical climate change-related business risks that will “profoundly affect the economics of the industry.” (Investors Push SEC to Require Stronger Climate Risk Disclosure by Fossil Fuel Companies)

“We have found an absence of disclosure in SEC filings regarding these material risks, which constitute ‘known trends’ under SEC rules,” the investors wrote to SEC Chair Mary Jo White. “The risk of reduced demand for oil, uneconomic projects and stranded assets… is material to the companies and their investors, as it directly affects the profitability and valuation of the companies” cited 3BL Media (Investors Push SEC to Require Stronger Climate Risk Disclosure by Fossil Fuel Companies)

TBLI CONFERENCE™ NORDIC 2015 will cover strategies for how to approach low carbon investments in the Roundtable 1 discussion: "Assessing Carbon Risk: Low Carbon Investment Strategies on the rise?". Join us in Copenhagen on June 15 - 16.

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TBLI Conference and the Government of the city of Buenos Aires host first TBLI CONFERENCE™ LATIN AMERICA 2015

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015

Tags: lam2015 impact investing esg

Buenos Aires City Government, led by Mayor and presidential candidate Mauricio Macri, is hosting the conference which will highlight growth and business opportunities in Latin America in Buenos Aires from May 28-29, 2015

TBLI Conference and the Government of the city of Buenos Aires host the first TBLI CONFERENCE™ LATIN AMERICA 2015, focused on the region’s sustainable investing industry in Buenos Aires on May 28-29, 2015.

The government of the city of Buenos Aires and TBLI Conference invite investors, investment managers and thought leaders in sustainable finance for networking with over 250 professionals, peer-to-peer learning and discovering the latest business opportunities across Latin America.

“For 18 years we have been creating the market for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing. Our mission is to mobilise capital for sustainable investment”, says Robert Rubinstein, Founder & CEO of TBLI Group. “Over that period we have convinced asset owners and managers they can achieve market rate return and a social and environmental added value. We are thrilled to have the City of Buenos Aires take a leadership role in building the market for ESG and Impact Investing in Latin America”

After eight years of work to deliver management improvement at the City level, current Chief of Staff, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, has supported this initiative as the complementary piece to advancing future innovation and improvement of the City’s infrastructure and economy.

“We are really enthusiastic about hosting TBLI CONFERENCE™ LATIN AMERICA
2015 and making possible such a great step in the region. The integration of nonfinancial factors to risk analysis and to investment decision-making is highly needed work that has progressed in other regions, but has just started to take shape in Latin America,” says Franco Moccia, Undersecretary of Planning and Management Control at the Government of the city of Buenos Aires.

The program will focus on critical topics for investors and financial professionals on green real estate, urban development, renewable energy and energy infrastructure, sustainable agriculture, SME Finance and the role of environmental, social and governance factors.

“We believe the outcomes of such effort will deliver on new views and relationships to continue action in developing the regions and our cities in a more sustainable way,” says Marcelo Busellini, General Director of Strategic Planning at the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

The global TBLI CONFERENCE™ Series is the longest running event on ESG and Impact Investing and has earned a sterling international reputation. According to Ibrahim AlHusseini, Managing Member of The Husseini Group, the “TBLI Conference stands out from other conferences in the standard of value I received during my attendance. The topics covered, quality of contacts made, deals executed and community generated are noticeably better than other conferences I’ve attended”. TBLI CONFERENCE continues to convene thought leaders and the active business communities in sustainable investing across Europe, Asia, The US and now Latin America.

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