Ceres President Mindy Lubber talks with Catherine P. Bessant, Global Technology and Operations Executive at Bank of America about the role of banks and the financial industry in creating sustainable solutions to our most pressing problems such as climate change.
Long before Superstorm Sandy, investors recognized that environmental and climate-related risks are deeply embedded in their portfolios and the broader economy. What strategies are investors using to protect their portfolios both in the short term and the long term? What is impeding a faster transition to cleaner energy? This plenary brings together investment and environmental visionaries to discuss critical strategies - from direct company engagement, to climate policy advocacy, to reconsidering fossil fuel investments - that investors can use to accelerate a clean energy future and avoid a catastrophic climate cliff.
Jack Ehnes, Chief Executive Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (moderator)
David Blood, Co-Founder & Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management LLP
Bill McKibben, President, Co-Founder, 350.org