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Can Finance Save the Planet?

Climate change and its implications for investors and policy makers

6 May 2019 at 12:00pm

Frankfurt , Germany

A global youth movement has coalesced in relation to the political lethargy towards climate change. Their force can no longer be ignored by global politics. Yet, what about other actors concerned? How for example does the financial sector influence the climate? Or controversy, how will ongoing environmental changes and political responses affect our money and investments? 

In this talk we would like to take the opportunity to discuss a long-term view on the topic with two pioneering experts in the field.  Amongst others the following questions will be addressed:

What is the rationale for sustainable or ESG (Environmental, Social and Government Investment)?
Do these investments enhance risk-adjusted returns? 
Which is a best practice approach and has ESG investing changed over time?
What are the initiatives of the European Union to promote sustainable finance? Are they going in the right direction? Which are the current political headwinds?
How has central banks’ thinking about climate change developed over time? Which are their current streams of work regarding the topic? 
What are the risks to financial stability emanating from climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy?
How and to what extend does climate change have an impact on the conduct of monetary policy? Or conversely, does monetary policy affect the climate?
Finally, will the financial sector be able to go beyond the role of dealing with the risks and consequences of climate change and be part of a solution? 

All participants are kindly invited to join us and the experts for a free networking lunch following the discussion.

Please register in advance to avoid disappointment.


12.00 - 12.05Welcome

Stefan Hofrichter
Global Economist, AllianzGI

Carmen Hofmann
Secretary General, eabh
12.05 - 12.25
Climate Change: Why and How to Promote Sustainable Investing?
Steffen Hoerter
Global Head of ESG, AllianzGI

12.25 - 12.45
Climate Change: The central bank‘s perspective
Fabio Tamburrini
Economist and Alternate Member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, European Central Bank
12.45 - 13.00
13.00 - 14.00
Networking lunch


6 May 2019 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Bockenheimer Landstraße 42-44
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt , Germany

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