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BUSINESS & CLIMATE SUMMIT 2016
DAY 2 – Wednesday 29 June

FINANCE, INNOVATION AND POLICY FOR THE LOW CARBON TRANSITION

08:30
Registration & Refreshments

Registration and information desks will be open to collect your badge and obtain any information you may need. Refreshments will be served in The Old Library.

08:50 – 09:20
Keynote Addresses
THE GREAT HALL

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SPEAKERS:
Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
António Simões, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank plc
Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK Government

09:20 – 10:30
PLENARY ‘Unlocking The Trillions: How To Finance The Low Carbon Economy’
THE GREAT HALL

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Led by Summit Partner New Climate Economy

How do we shift and scale up the financing needed to turn the ambitions of 2015 into a reality? As investors with over US$600 billion in assets have decarbonised portfolios, the financial risks of climate change and stranded assets are increasingly clear.

SPEAKERS:
Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Investment Management
Julian Mylchreest, Global Head of Energy and Power, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
António Simões, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank plc 

10:30 – 10:45
Transition

The transition time is to allow guests to move from one session to another. 

10:45 – 12:45
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Risk Disclosure’
THE GREAT HALL

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Organised by The City of London Corporation

Environmental concerns are at the top of political, regulatory and industry agendas worldwide, from the G20’s Green Finance Study Group to the FSB’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure. Global capital markets are not simply being required to follow suit, however – they are undertaking the heavy lifting necessary to meet or even beat the two-degree ceiling agreed in Paris.

Quantifying environmental risk and identifying value in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy are crucial steps in this process, and are affecting the full breadth of the financial and professional services sector, from asset managers and insurers to accountants and underwriters.

This session will explore the extent to which sustainability and environmental factors are already reshaping twenty-first century capital markets, and the further development of climate-aligned disclosure requirements post-COP21 and beyond.

SPEAKERS:
David Harris
, Group Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group (Moderator)
Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, City Green Finance Initiative
Ben Caldecott, Director of Sustainable Finance, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment
Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Alexis Gazzo, Partner, EY
Zoe Knight, Head of Climate Change Centre of Excellence, HSBC Global Research
Nick Robins, Co-Director, United Nations Environment Programme (Moderator)
Brian Cahill, Managing Director, AP Corporates and Financial Institutions, Moody’s
Stephanie Maier, Director of Strategy and Research, Aviva Investors
Russell Picot, FSB Task Force & HSBC
Jon Williams, FSB Task Force & PwC
Graeme Pitkethly, FSB Task Force & Unilever 

10:45 – 12:45
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Achieving Climate Goals With The Right Carbon Pricing Mechanisms
THE LIVERY HALL

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Organised by The Shift Project, World Bank, Climate Change Project of the World Economic Forum, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Carbon Disclosure Project

In the wake of the Paris Agreement, carbon pricing is a critical tool to accelerate the transition and meet the “well below 2°C” climate ambition. The Carbon Pricing Panel and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition now call upon the world to double its current carbon pricing coverage to 25% of global emissions by 2020. This goal cannot be achieved without mobilizing the financial sector to identify risks and opportunities.

Now is the time for industry, finance and policy leaders to put in place the right level of carbon pricing to trigger the necessary investments to achieve a low-carbon transition. Building on the success of the 2015 Business & Climate Summit which rallied many voices in favour of putting a price on carbon, this session will show that strong carbon pricing mechanisms can mobilize businesses and investors, and that progress is being made across industries and regions.

The high-level panel and debate will also provide an opportunity to discuss the role of carbon pricing pathways/corridors in helping send a clear signal to the private sector and to discuss solutions to common political challenges such as loss of competitiveness, globalization and negative prices.

SPEAKERS:
Vincent De Rivaz CBE, Chief Executive Officer, EDF
Spencer Lake, Vice-Chair, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change, World Bank
Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Government of the Netherlands
Jean-Marc Jancovici, President, The Shift Project 

10:45 – 11:45
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Race For Change: How Do We Accelerate Collaboration And Rapid Innovation In A Post-Paris World?’
WEST CRYPT

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Organised by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

From the power sector to transport and industry, delivering on the required ‘net zero’ scale of decarbonisation will require radical innovation – which in itself will create new business opportunities and investment returns. Innovation and a viable, competitive, sustainable future is possible for many industries, but to deliver it requires a new commitment from business, finance and government to unlock business models fit for the 21st century.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership will draw on its European and international network to bring together leaders from business, policy and finance space to discuss how increased collaboration is required to unlock innovation and a ‘new industrial revolution’ to deliver on the promise of Paris.

SPEAKERS:
Sir David King
, Special Representative for Climate Change, FCO, UK Government
Dr Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Reader in Management Studies, University Cambridge Judge Business School
Philippe Joubert, Chairman, Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
Léon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING
Dame Polly Courtice, Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership 

11:45 – 12:45
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Homes Driving Down Emissions – Low Carbon Living & Working For All
WEST CRYPT

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Organised by The Climate Group

This session will explore how the way we build and use our homes could become a major driver for emissions reduction. It will introduce preliminary results from Home2025 – a project that explores what must be done by businesses and governments to make smarter low carbon living a reality for the 8 billion people inhabiting the earth by 2025.

SPEAKERS:
Steve, Howard
, Executive Board Member, IKEA
Will Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Collectively
Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group
Ron van Erck, Programme Manager, Europe Energiesprong
Terri Wills, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council
Myriam Maestroni, Chief Executive Officer, ON5 Company
Jean Louis Chassuade, Chief Executive Officer, Suez Environment 

10:45 – 12:45
PARALLEL SESSION ‘The Role And Responsibility Of Creative Industries On Climate Action
EAST CRYPT

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Organised by World Bank Connect4Climate and Maitland Green

During a public interview with Al Gore at the 2015 Annual Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, Sir Martin Sorrell, Chairman of WPP Group of advertising agencies offered to stand arm-in-arm with heads of rival advertising networks at Cannes Lions 2016 if all will pledge solidarity with the climate change movement.

The World Bank’s Connect4Climate Campaign in partnership with the Business Climate Summit and Maitland Green/Havas is staging a thematic discussion on “The Role of Creative Industries in Sustainability and Climate Change” with the objective of perpetuating the engagement of media, entertainment and advertising sectors on climate action.

SPEAKERS:
Sir Martin Sorrell
, Chief Executive Officer, WPP
Andy Ridley, Chief Executive Officer, Circle Economy
Jonathan Charles, Managing Director, Communications, EBRD & Former BBC Anchor
Caroline Nursey, Executive Director, BBC Media Action
Beth Garrod, Director, Social Responsibility, Viacom International Media Networks
Simon Spanswick, Chief Executive Officer, Association of International Broadcaster
Erin Lyon, Executive Director, CSR-Asia
Kate Garvey, Founder, Project Everyone
John Momoh, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Channels Television 

12:45 – 14:00
Lunch
THE OLD LIBRARY

A variety of vegetarian dishes will be served in The Old Library.

14:00 – 15:00
PLENARY ‘Climate And Trade’
THE GREAT HALL

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Organised by International Chamber of Commerce, Entreprises pour l’Environnement and Cefic

Trade and climate change have an inextricable and intimate relationship. This session will create a discussion between business leaders and policymakers regarding the trade policy priorities from a climate and green growth perspective, addressing the necessary action needed at a multilateral level, including potential changes to World Trade Organization rules – as well as the possible role of bilateral and regional agreements.

SPEAKERS:
Roberto Azevêdo
, Director-General, World Trade Organisation
Bruno Lafont, Co-Chairman, LafargeHolcim
Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer, Suez
Reinhard Quick, Director of the Liaison Office in Brussels, VCI
Ricardo Mélendez-Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer, ICTSD (Moderator) 

15:00 – 16:00
Climate Policy In A Post-Paris World
THE GREAT HALL

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Following the declaration of the business and investment community, how can international, national and sub-national policy support ambitious business action to go further and faster? Former heads of state, ministers and premiers discuss innovative policy options that can continue to attract this investment.

SPEAKERS:
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman, ENGIE & Chairman, Paris EUROPLACE
Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Government of the Netherlands
Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate and the Environment, Government of Norway
Adrienne Carter, International Business Editor at the New York Times (Moderator) 

16:00 – 16:15
Closing Remarks
THE GREAT HALL

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SPEAKERS:
Brice Lalonde, President, Business & Climate Summit
Miriem Bensaleh-Chaqroun‎, President, Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc
Pierre Ducret, Advisor Green Finance, Paris EUROPLACE & Advisor for Climate Change, Caisse des dépôts Group, Chairman, I4CE
Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager at Casablanca Finance City Authority
Nigel Topping, Chief Executive Officer, We Mean Business 

16:15 – 17:00
Close & Afternoon Tea Reception
THE OLD LIBRARY

An afternoon tea will be served in The Old Library. 

DAY 1 – Tuesday 28 June