As the global economy copes with the unpredictable challenges of climate change, institutional investors are exploring the potential impact of these changes on financial assets. With recent announcements by the Financial Stability Board in Basel and the Bank of England to examine the risks posed by ‘Stranded Assets’, more investors are calculating their exposure to high carbon assets and looking for ways to diversify into low or no carbon alternatives.
There are a growing number of options available to institutional investors. Some Asset Owners have announced plans to divest from high carbon assets, while others have looked to low carbon indexes which either exclude or reweight exposure to carbon-intensive companies while limiting short-term risk against the benchmark. We invite you to join a discussion with leading experts to examine the extent to which asset owners feel they are exposed to climate risk; the role of asset managers to encourage good practice when addressing climate change and carbon risk and how asset managers can effectively implement a low carbon strategy through index funds.
The ODCA worked with members to execute proof-of-concept (PoC) testing to investigate and validate the ODCA Usage Model: Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency. This panel discussion with the PoC authors will give an in-depth look at the test results and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
The Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency usage model describes a framework for determining the overall carbon footprint associated with cloud services. The combination of this framework and the ODCA Usage: Standard Units of Measure for IaaS provides enterprises a standard, verifiable method to measure and assess the amount of CO2 created as a by-product of their data center operations.
Presenters are: Pankaj Fichadia from National Australia Bank, Tate Cantrell from Verne Global, Michael Parks and Richard Dolan from Datapipe and Ian Lamont from BMW Group.
This webinar is set to debunk the myths and explain the realities of one of the biggest buzz words of recent times – Sustainability.
What does it really mean? Does it cost money? What do you have to do to be sustainable? Am I being forced to be sustainable or are there really benefits to me and my business?
These are the issues that will be dealt with during the “Maximising the benefits of carbon management” webinar that is being run by Schneider Electric Professional Services on June 11, 2013.
Three of their top experts will explain Sustainability Strategies and Climate Change Policy; Sustainability and Energy Reporting; and Sustainability Resourcing.
In one hour they will show how you can easily become legislation compliant, while improving performance, and not having to spend large amounts of money.
There will also be opportunities to put direct questions to the panel to gain further insight.
Sustainability Strategies and Climate Change Policy
Russell Monkman – Head of Compliance Services, Schneider Electric – Professional Services
- Regulatory landscape – CCA, CRC, EU-ETS, ISO50001
- Strategic approach to legislation and your long-term sustainability challenges
- Benefits of a proactive approach
Sustainability and Energy Reporting
Andy Dewis – Sustainability Director, Schneider Electric – Professional Services
- Customise your experience
- Know your spend & usage
- Track performance
- Manage projects & scenarios
- Control your environmental impact
- Monitor the markets
Adam Pigott - Head of Resource Efficiency, Schneider Electric – Professional Services
- Reducing resource cost doesn't have to equate to spending lots of money
- Importance and benefits of continuous improvement
Robert Davidson describes post-combustion, precombustion, oxyfuel and hybrid carbon capture systemsRead more >
With renewable electricity now attracting a premium, why should businesses pay more for it? Join our webinar to learn about how to report lower carbon emissions and demonstrate your environmental commitments by opting for a renewable supply. Our sustainability experts will explain GreenHouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 carbon reporting which enables you to report the emissions of your specific tariff – making it crucial to know where your renewable electricity comes from. We will also talk about measures being introduced to improve transparency around renewables and associated carbon emissions, to make it easier for businesses to buy renewable electricity and know they are getting the full benefits from their choices.Read more >
A layered defense has been the security mantra of the decade but we continue to see bruises and losses from cyber battles across the financial service industry, which has become a favorite target for cyber criminals. Will the next generation of threats set back this industry and hinder the ongoing progress they are making by enabling mobile payments, enhancing customer experiences, and developing unique and valued ecosystems?
Attend this webinar to learn how you can be better prepared for cyber threats, using advanced security solutions like Carbon Black to share threat information from within the perimeters of your organization. Using this innovative approach, you can accelerate toward the most relevant and risk-prioritized actions with dynamic machine learning, taking your cyber battle readiness to the next level.
How your organisation can benefit from the way it manages energy.
Energy costs continue to be a major contributor to UK inflation and major energy users are more exposed to these cost fluctuations than most. In the current economic climate, organisations which use effective management techniques to control their use of energy are finding it easier to reduce this important contributor to costs. This webinar will highlight the opportunities of the Carbon Economy, will explain how effective Risk Management can be used to reduce your costs and will highlight the role that good Data Management support can play in helping you to take control of energy in your organisation.
Using coal to fuel diesel engines has been investigated previously, but the technology has not yet been commercialised. This presentation reviews the previous R&D programmes on coal-fuelled diesel engines and focuses on the recent developments of the technology in its latest form, the direct injection carbon engine (DICE).Read more >
Demand Response solutions have a massive role to play in delivering secure, clean and affordable energy in the years to come. For businesses, it can provide a new source of revenue to offset rising energy costs or fund energy efficiency measures, cut carbon emissions and help to ‘keep the lights on’ across the UK.
Open Energi will provide an overview of the different types of Demand Response measures that exist and their practical applications whilst United Utilities will share their experiences of implementing a Demand Response strategy to offset rising energy costs.
Certain elements of CSR have slipped down marketing and sustainability agendas but leading brands such as Truvia and Walkers Crisps are successfully using environmental labels to build brand trust and bolster their bottom line.
But with so many labels now available on the market, what could they do for your consumers and your business?
Tune in live to our upcoming Brand Republic and ENDS webinar for a candid look at the real story:
• Do consumers actually recognise the logos and how do labels influence purchasing decisions?
• What does the latest Carbon Trust research say about how consumers engage and respond to environmental claims?
• What are the financial and time implications of implementing environmental labels?
• What is the bottom line value of using environmental labels and does this outweigh the risks?
• How can you use environmental labels to gain a competitive edge and drive sustainable long term value?
Who should attend?
Marketing, PR, Brand, Sustainability, Environmental and CSR professionals
Our panel of experts will discuss what is meant by the "Internet of Things".Read more >
In nearly every major security breach in the past 12 months involving an actor operating from outside, endpoint compromise has been a consistent theme. Compromising endpoints is a threat vector of choice, especially for advanced actors who specifically target their victims. Indeed, Trend Micro reported that 91% of targeted attacks involved use of a spear phishing attack to gain access
During this special webcast, Jon Ramsey – Chief Technology Officer for Dell SecureWorks and, Benjamin Johnson, Chief Evangelist of Bit9/Carbon Black, discuss the realities confronting organizations today and why endpoint security is increasingly critical for security teams and leaders to address.
The webcast will provide an overview of the threat landscape, what the latest tradecraft threat actors are employing and answer why traditional detection technologies are insufficient to address the problem. The webcast will establish what endpoint capabilities are critical for detecting advanced threats and disrupting the actor’s “Kill Chain” sooner. Finally, the webcast will address what other steps organizations must take to address the risk posed by endpoints.
The challenge for any organisation is to decide which initiatives in the 'Green' agenda will provide the maximum impact. Unless you have an understanding of the relative energy consumption of your ICT, for example, user devices, back office server rooms and data centres, you may end up tackling your carbon load based on ‘gut instinct’ rather than hard data.
This webcast offers a practical overview of the challenges faced by any business leader; and shows how modelling your energy use across all silos in your business, including the ICT estate, can not only improve energy efficiency but reduce your carbon load and result in cost reductions and greater competitive edge.
As the urgent need for repair and modifications of aging nuclear facilities and license renewal deadlines approach, so does adoption and use of fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs). This Webinar will discuss the design/use of FRPs for piping system pressure barrier replacement and vertical structure mods.Read more >
Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) has been used to successfully strengthen, bridges, buildings and industrial facilities for almost two decades. As the urgent need for repair and modifications of aging nuclear facilities and license renewal deadlines approach for most domestic nuclear stations, so also does the adoption and use of FRP by the nuclear community. This Webinar will inform nuclear professionals about the design and use of FRP for piping system pressure barrier replacement (typically Class III, non-safety, moderate energy systems) and for vertical structure mods such as steel tanks, reinforced concrete beams, walls, slabs, and URM walls.Read more >
The UN climate change conference is meeting in Copenhagen in December to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol which will force all organisations to reduce their environmental footprint. Meanwhile, the UK government's carbon credit scheme, the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), coming into force in 2010, is in the vanguard of efforts round the world to make organisations account for the greenhouse gas emissions they are responsible for.
Carbon credits will introduce a new kind of accounting into businesses, and new definitions of costs into business planning. Companies in the UK will be among the first to make the transition to a world where there is a bottom line for carbon emissions. Will the scheme work though, and what does your organisation have to do to comply with it? Join our interactive web seminar to pose your questions, listen, and find out.
2015 North American Hybrid Long Glass+Carbon Fiber Composites New Product Innovation AwardRead more >
Data centers are constantly changing, upgrading and transforming. It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends, and when you do upgrade how can you be sure that your developments will stand the test of time and continue to serve your needs?
Join industry experts from across the globe as they cover the trends and developments that you need to know for your data center as we move into 2014. With expertise and perspectives covering Europe, Asia and the Americas don't miss this chance to interact directly with the panel, have your questions answered and connect with other IT and data center professionals.
Is Water the New Carbon? Corporations Expand Their StrategiesRead more >
With the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in late November, thoughtful investors may be asking:
"How can I impact global climate change with my investment portfolio?"
"How might government response to climate change affect my portfolio?"
And "How can I take action to manage carbon risk?"
Unsure how to answer? Then join Northern Trust Asset Management and Responsible Investor on our latest webcast, as we look to share our expectations of COP21 and highlight how the themes of the Paris summit translate to your investments.
We will take a look at:
• Decarbonization: Theory to practice
• Investor challenges/risks
• How investors can mitigate these risks
The interactive session will be moderated by Responsible Investor magazine.