Virtual - New York

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Event Date Tue Nov 16 EST (19 days ago)
Location Virtual - New York
Region Americas

Climate change is the single greatest challenge humankind has faced and its consequences are already all too apparent.
The Paris Agreement aims to keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C, preferably to 1.5°C, above preindustrial levels. To achieve this goal, global greenhouse gas emissions need to fall to by nearly half by 2030, and to Net-Zero no later than 2050, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

In the final two sessions, MSCI will provide insight into the tools and resources that can help Banks and Insurers with setting and managing towards net-zero targets.
The Net-Zero Banking Alliance currently includes 92 signatories representing $66 trillion in total assets, all aiming to transition the GHG emissions from their lending and investment portfolios to align with pathways to net-zero by 2050 or soon. In this second series of MSCI Net Zero In Practice webinars we will present our most recent data, research insights and tools that banks can leverage to take more concrete steps on their net-zero journey. We will discuss strategies to align investment & loan books with a net-zero pathway as well as ways to assess climate risks in a bank’s risk management system.

In the wake of the international community coming together at CoP26 to mobilize on climate change, the insurance industry finds itself at a pivotal point in upping the ante to assess and address climate risk in both underwriting and investment endeavors. In this second series of MSCI Net Zero In Practice webinars we will lay the foundation for how industries that are of critical importance to insurers, like Energy and Utilities, are doing to manage the risks they confront as they seek to seize opportunities to transition their businesses, who are the leaders, who are the laggards? We will then conduct a tactical demonstration of tools and techniques for informing the insurance enterprise on how to best identify these risks and acclimate practices to best insulate their own business for the future.