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Financing the Future: A Climate Week Symposium

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The Riverside Church

490 Riverside Drive (at 120th St.)

New York, New York 10027

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An international consortium of NGOs presents an evening program focused on the Paris Agreement’s goal of making finance flows consistent with a pathway toward low emissions and climate-resilient development. Finance, specifically the policies and investment decisions of large institutional investors such as pension funds, banks, and insurance companies, underlies every decision to expand—or reduce—fossil fuel extraction and use, and the viability of sustainable alternatives.

Doors open at 6 pm (drinks and appetizers served); program at 7 pm.

Keynotes:

  • Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist at the United Nations

  • Scott Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York


Panel 1: Divest Invest for a livable future

Moderator: Clara Vondrich, Divest Invest

Panelists:

  • Lolita Jackson, Special Advisor for Climate Policy and Programs, New York City Mayor’s Office

  • Daniel Klein, US CEO BNP Paribas Asset Management

  • Diana Best, Senior Finance Campaigner, The Sunrise Project

  • Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Program Director, The Australia Institute

  • Tzeporah Berman, International Program Director, Stand.earth


Panel 2: Fiduciary duty in the climate context

Moderator: Tom Sanzillo, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Panelists:

  • Henrik Jeppesen, Head of Investor Outreach, North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative

  • Lisa Hamilton, Climate Attorney

  • Kathy Mulvey, Fossil Fuel Accountability Campaign Director, Union of Concerned Scientists

  • Lindsay Ross, Four Twenty Seven

  • May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org

With special guest Bill McKibben, Co-founder and Senior Advisor of 350.org

Closing performance by American Poet Malik Yusef

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490 Riverside Drive (at 120th St.)

New York, New York 10027

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