VBDO ONLINE EXPERT SESSION, powered by DWS

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CLIMATE TRANSITION RISK, BEFORE AND AFTER THE COVID-19 WAKE-UP CALL. VBDO (Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development) invites you to join this online expert session. Based on our yearly benchmark research for Dutch pension funds and insurance companies with regards to responsible investment, we concluded that investors often still lack a comprehensive approach for dealing with climate risk. However, to be aligned with the Paris agreement, companies, regulators, governments and investors should together focus their actions to deliver a climate neutral economy. With many governments struggling to formulate clear policies, they take different approaches and show different progress at different speed. How has COVID-19 changed the outlook, what will it take to keep us at these lower emission levels and what is the risk that we will simply rush back to business as usual, and in doing so precipitate the next disruptive crisis? And how will investors assume their responsibility, for example by adjusting their portfolios to be positioned to minimise the risks and capture the opportunities during the transition to a carbon neural economy? This VBDO online expert session, in cooperation with DWS, offers the opportunity to find answers to these questions, enjoy a lively discussion with renowned experts in the field and more. Program Online Expert Session June 16th, 3:00 - 4:30 PM: • Introduction by Jacqueline Duiker, Senior Manager Sustainability & Responsible Investment, VDBO • The Inevitable Policy Response by Don Gerritsen, Regional Head Benelux PRI and Jason Eis, Executive Director Vivid Economics • Dark and light green low carbon benchmarks and indices by Andreas Hoepner, University College Dublin and member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance • Transition risks and opportunities by Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research at DWS • Q&A We hope to welcome you. Jacqueline Duiker, VDBO

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