Sir Dave Lewis and Nigel Topping discuss pensions, investment and climate change
Join us at a pensions, investment and climate change discussion on Tuesday 8 June 2021 from 11am – 12pm on Zoom when Nigel Topping, the UN High Level Climate Action Champion will be interviewed by Sir Dave Lewis.
In November over 200 countries, businesses and NGOs will gather at COP26 in Glasgow to progress the #RacetoZero. As the UN High Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping will be at its heart looking to bridge the gap between governments and business action on climate. Mark Carney has said "No one can self-isolate from climate……That is not an option. We cannot retreat in and wait out climate change, it will just get worse”. So we have asked Nigel to share his thoughts with Isio’s audience to questions such as:
- What is at stake if we fail to act on climate change?
- What’s the probable impact of climate change on financial markets?
- What is the real likely impact of climate change on pensions schemes in terms of future funding levels and covenant strength?
- How can we turn climate risk into an opportunity; what’s the bull case for supporting climate transition?
Sir Dave will ask the questions. He is perhaps best known as the Chief Executive of Tesco plc from 2014 until late 2020, and was recently appointed Chair of the Trustees at the World Wildlife Fund. Passionate about the impact of the global food system on greenhouse gas emissions, he was the founding chair of Champions 12.3, a UN programme seeking to add momentum to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Target 12.3 by 2030.
At Isio, in our role as advisor to some of the world’s biggest pension funds, we recognise our responsibility. The tilt on sustainability created by UK pension fund assets is of planetary importance. We stand up to be counted and to deeply understand the threats and opportunities facing the UK financial system, investors, pension schemes, sponsors, employees and members due to climate change.
Sir Dave will chat with Nigel for about 40 minutes, allowing 20 minutes for questions from our audience.
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