Toward a Just Transition
A 'Countdown to COP26' Webinar
Thursday 28th October 2021 - 9.30am BST, 10.30am CET
The transition to a low-carbon economy will be more costly, lengthy and painful if imposed top-down on employees, suppliers, customers and voters. But a fully planned and integrated approach by policymakers, companies and investors can balance environmental with social and governance objectives to build truly sustainable and resilient business models. This webinar panel will discuss how asset owners can support a just transition that offers opportunities to all stakeholders and minimises the risks of stranded assets and communities, covering the following and related issues:
Key Talking Points:
- Defining and realising the just transition: the roles of governments, companies and investors
- Challenges for companies: integrating just transition principles across strategy, risk management and capex
- Tasks for institutional investors: Measurement, scrutiny and support for investee firms' just transition plans
- Bringing employees and communities on the transition journey: retraining, relocating, repurposing
- Best practice along the supply chain: closer relationships and shared objectives with suppliers and customers
- How to avoid reinventing the wheel: lessons from past industrial transitions and current standards and frameworks that can support this one
Who Should Attend:
- Senior decision makers at Asset Owners & Asset Managers
- Heads of responsible / sustainable investing
- Heads of institutional distribution
- Portfolio managers
- Investment consultants
- Heads of business development/strategy/COO office
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 second webinar, focusing on a just transition, is conducted in partnership with J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
This webinar will take place online on
28 October 2021 | 9.30am BST, 10.30am CET
Global Market Strategist
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Hugh Gimber is a Global Market Strategist based in London. He is responsible for generating research-driven analysis on the global economy and markets, and communicating this to clients and the media across the UK and Europe.
Senior Responsible Investment Manager
Katharina works in the Responsible Investment team at Nest where she is responsible for Nest’s approach to integrating climate change risks and opportunities. Prior to joining Nest in 2019 Katharina worked at RPMI Railpen and Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Research Lead Climate and Energy Benchmark
World Benchmarking Alliance
Charlotte leads the research on WBA’s Climate and Energy Benchmark. Through this, her work involves strategising and implementing how we turn our data into concrete impact; and creating results that enable companies, government, civil society, business/industry associations & all stakeholders to achieve a just transition and set their course for the Paris Agreement goals.
Policy Fellow - Sustainable Finance
London School of Economics' Grantham Research Institute
Brendan is a policy fellow working on sustainable finance policy with a particular focus on just transition and place-based climate investment at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. Prior to joining the Grantham Institute, Brendan spent several years working on sustainable finance policy within the UK Government.
Moderator & Founding Editor
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 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Sustainable Investing
J.P. Morgan Asset Management is committed to advancing sustainable investing solutions and to helping institutions and individuals in taking a sustainable approach to pursuing their long-term investment goals. The firm’s Sustainable Investing global platform includes investment solutions and product innovation, sustainable research and data and dedicated investment stewardship. J.P. Morgan Asset Management has 575 ESG integrated, actively managed investment strategies representing USD 2.4 trillion of its client assets under management as of 30 June 2021. It offers 20 dedicated sustainable products across different investment styles and asset classes, with more than USD 8.0 billion in client assets under management in sustainable funds as of 30 June 2021. The Global Sustainable Investing team currently includes 24 dedicated specialists globally (as of May 2021), led by Jennifer Wu, Global Head of Sustainable Investing. More information about sustainable investing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management is available here.