Investing today for a net-zero tomorrow


Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Time: 1pm - 2.15pm

Register on the ASI website: Here

Aberdeen Standard Investments invites SFE members to take part in our Climate Action Series. As we approach the UN Climate Change Summit in November 2021 (COP26), we will host virtual sessions where we take an in-depth look at the key issues surrounding climate change. We will discuss the vital role investors can play in driving change, providing capital and developing cutting-edge solutions. 

Climate change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a pivotal moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the effects of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action now, adapting to these effects will be difficult and costly.

Our second session will focus on climate scenario analysis, and how it can be used to better understand the investment risks and opportunities arising from the low-carbon energy transition.

In the first part of the session, Jeremy Lawson (Chief Economist, ASI Research Institute), Eva Cairns (Senior ESG Investment Analyst), Craig Mackenzie (Head of Strategic Asset Allocation Research) and Anna Moss (Climate Change Scenario Analyst) will explain ASI’s unique approach to scenario development. They will discuss how we are using it to build innovative climate-related investment solutions and deliver more sustainable outcomes for our clients.

In the second part, Jeremy will be joined by climate policy experts, Thomas Nielsen and Simon Dietz, to discuss the current trends in global climate policy. We will ask why it’s proving so difficult for global policy to align with the goals of the Paris agreement. We will also discuss how scenario analysis needs to evolve if it is to more accurately capture the dimensions of climate risk that matter most for investors.

A Q&A with attendees will round off the event.

To register for this event, please click here