Scrutinising Net Zero

A 'Countdown to COP26' Webinar

Thursday 23rd September 2021 - 9.30am BST, 10.30am CET


In view of the complexities involved in understanding and comparing low-carbon transition plans, this webinar will discuss how asset owners can best monitor and support the net zero commitments of investee companies and asset managers.

Key Talking Points:

  • Asset owner climate change objectives and the information needed to achieve them
  • Frameworks for decarbonising portfolios and assessing climate risks and opportunities
  • What sustainability reporting and other data sources (including forward looking metrics) can tell us about firms’ transition strategies
  • Role of engagement and escalation, including collaborative action, in assessing and encouraging credible transition strategies
  • How asset owners can select and monitor the right asset management partners to support climate change objectives

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior decision makers at Asset Owners & Asset Managers
  • Heads of responsible / sustainable investing
  • Heads of institutional distribution
  • CIOs
  • Portfolio managers
  • Investment consultants
  • Heads of business development/strategy/COO office
  • Regulators

Countdown to COP26 Programme

Throughout our 'Countdown to COP26' programme, ESG Investor will host a series of in-depth webinars in conjunction with the programme partners. This first webinar, focusing on the path to net zero portfolios, is conducted in partnership with Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Webinar Registration

This webinar will take place online on
23 September 2021 | 9.30am BST, 10.30am CET

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Eva Cairns
Head of Climate Change Strategy
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Eva Cairns is the Head of Climate Change Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments and responsible for leading ASI’s climate change agenda to ensure a consistent and rigorous climate change approach is applied to the firm's investments, solutions and communications.

Pascal Zbinden
Co-Head SAA & Markets
Swiss Re

Pascal Zbinden is the Co-Head SAA & Markets within Swiss Re's Group Asset Management and a member of the Asset Management Executive Team. Within his function, he is co-leading the Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) and Markets unit with direct management responsibility for the SAA, listed equities, credit, and securitized products teams.

Alberto Carrillo Pineda
Managing Director & Co-Founder

Alberto Carrillo Pineda is Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Science Based Targets initiative. Alberto is leading efforts to mainstream urgent, ambitious and robust corporate climate action across key sectors and the world through the adoption of science-based emission reduction targets.

Josina Kamerling
Head of Regulatory Outreach, EMEA
CFA Institute

Josina Kamerling is head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for EMEA and is based in the Brussels office. She is responsible for supporting CFA Institute's EMEA policy development, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and promoting capital market integrity and investor protection issues.

Alessia Lenders
Vice President, Responsible Investments

Alessia Lenders is currently leading the responsible investment research at Redington. As part of this role, she is sourcing and researching sustainable and impact investment opportunities across private and public markets.

Chris Hall
Moderator & Founding Editor
ESG Investor

Chris is founding editor of ESG Investor, and has edited and written for a wide range of financial markets titles globally, both as freelancer and in-house, over the past two decades.

About Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments is dedicated to helping investors around the world reach their desired investment goals and broaden their financial horizons.

We seek to provide world-class investment expertise across a breadth of markets and asset classes. Our full range of solutions span equities, multi-asset, fixed income, liquidity, sovereign wealth funds, real estate and private markets. Coupled with a wide range of investment approaches, we transform new investment ideas into practical investment products designed to deliver real value for money to investors.

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