Understanding Net-Zero Investment Frameworks

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Responsible Investor in partnership with Scientific Beta

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At the beginning of 2021, the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative (PAII) Net Zero Investment Framework Implementation Guide (the “Framework”) and the 2025 Target Setting Protocol of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (the “Protocol”) were published. These landmark Net-Zero investment frameworks aim to assist investors in defining investment management strategies that may be presented as in line with the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and to encourage investors to implement portfolio alignment in a manner that promotes progress in the real economy. This webinar will discuss the philosophy and practical recommendations of Net-Zero investment frameworks with a focus on equity portfolio management. Topics covered include: Background of investor coalitions and genesis of net-zero investment frameworks Presentation of the three channels that investors may use to try and alter activity What is the evidence on the interactions and impact of the company engagement and capital allocation channels? Frameworks’ recommendations for equity investment management Speakers: Erik Christiansen, ESG & Low Carbon Investment Specialist, Scientific Beta Felix Goltz, Research Director, Scientific Beta Moderated by Mina Tümay, Strategic Content Associate, Responsible Investor

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