Net-Zero or 'Pass-the-Parcel' Pledges ?

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Dana Hanby, Prof. Dr. Gautam Kalghatgi, Prof.Dr. Stefan Ulreich, Wolfgang Kuhn, David McNeil, Dr. Jim Totty

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The energy sector has seen landmark write-downs: – Royal Dutch Shell - $22Billion; Total - $8billion; Eni - €3.5 billion – and these are statistics taken before we’ve heard the landmark case of a court in the Netherlands requiring an Oil major to align its policies with the Paris Climate Agreement. In 2020, investors had increased their ESG investment significantly or moderately, with negative screening/exclusions remaining one of the most common strategies of ESG integration. On the one hand, we see a growing trend to divest from fossil fuel or carbon-intensive assets. On the other, the Financial Sector is already putting together portfolios of oil and gas companies that have the natural gas infrastructure and can produce so-called blue hydrogen and later green hydrogen. - Will estimated an $1 trillion investment potential with declining hydrogen costs change investors mind on the oil and gas sector? - Are investors’ portfolios aligned with Net-Zero? - Is shifting away from stocks with high carbon exposure a solution that delivers true CO2 reduction? - How does Private Equity select, build and report on their portfolios? - Does engagement and banks’ own pledges deliver expected results? - What are the lessons from Germany? We will explore these and many more questions with our esteemed panel: Prof. Dr. Gautam Kalghatgi, Imperial College London & University of Oxford Prof. Dr. Stefan Ulreich, University of Applied Science, Biberach, Germany Wolfgang Kuhn – Director, Financial Sector Strategies, ShareAction David McNeil – Director, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings Jim Totty – Managing Director, Viridis Capital/Private Equity Moderated by Dana Hanby – Managing Director, ESG Nexus

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