2021 Climate Science & Investment Conference

Transition to Net Zero

This year’s annual “Climate Science & Investment Conference” will examine the global transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. How will the transition to net zero affect business strategies? What will be the impact on asset values and share prices? And, most importantly, how will the transition by companies to net zero change the trajectory of emissions to avoid the most dramatic impacts of climate change?

This conference — a joint effort by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Columbia Climate School — brings together climate scientists and business leaders to understand how new advances in research and practice can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. The forum explores topics that address the value and opportunity of using a science-based approach to inform and guide business and investment decisions.

Agenda

Friday, May 7, 2021
8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET


The event will be held online in a virtual format and is open to the public. Please register here.

Time Event

8:30–8:32 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:32–9:00 a.m.

Corporate Transition Keynote

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  • Climate Conference Jason Bordoff
    Director
    Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Country Transitions Keynote

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  • Climate Conference Hiro Mizuno
    UN Special Envoy;
    Former CIO
    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund

9:15–9:40 a.m.

Country Transitions Panel

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  • Climate Conference David Sandalow
    Inaugural Fellow
    Center on Global Energy Policy;
    Co-director, Energy and Environment Concentration
    School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

  • Climate Conference moderated by
    Melissa Lott
    Senior Research Scholar
    Center on Global Energy Policy

9:40–10:00 a.m.

Tracking the Transition Research Initiative

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  • Climate Conference Geoffrey Heal
    Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Bernstein Faculty Leader
    Columbia Business School

10:00–10:30 a.m.

Tackling the Net Zero Challenge Keynote

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10:30–11:15 a.m.

Corporate Transition Panel

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  • Climate Conference Chelle Izzi ’04
    Executive Director of Distributed Generation
    NextEra Energy Resources

  • Climate Conference Brian Janous
    General Manager of Energy & Renewables
    Microsoft

  • Climate Conference Rasmus N.D. Skov
    Head of Global Sustainability & Markets Communication
    ├śrsted

  • Climate Conference moderated by
    Bruce Usher
    Co-director
    The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director, and Professor of Professional Practice
    Columbia Business School

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Investor Panel

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  • Climate Conference Matthew Slovik
    Managing Director and Head of Global Sustainable Finance
    Morgan Stanley

  • Climate Conference moderated by
    Steven Rothstein
    Founding Managing Director
    Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

12 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Climate Conference Geoffrey Heal
    Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Bernstein Faculty Leader
    Columbia Business School

  • Climate Conference Bruce Usher
    Co-director
    The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director, and Professor of Professional Practice
    Columbia Business School

More information coming soon!