News & Press: May Be Of Interest ...

Evening Symposium: Post-Carbon Finance - Fostering Low-Carbon Investment

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  
Share |

I am excited to invite you to the upcoming evening symposium Post-Carbon Finance - Fostering Low-Carbon Investment taking place Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:30 to 10pm, convened by Ecologic Institute and co-hosted by the General Consulate of Germany in New York City.
Post-Carbon Finance will convene experts from the environmental, regulatory, and financial sectors to analyze the barriers to investing in sustainability initiatives, develop innovative support mechanisms, and promote their implementation, making the most promising local actions globally scalable.

Our speakers of the evening are:

  • Natasha Lamb, Managing Partner, Director of Equity Research & Shareholder Engagement, Arjuna Capital
  • Daniel Dahm, Executive Director, United Sustainability Group
  • Armin Sandhövel, CIO Infrastructure Equity, Allianz Global Investors
  • Kevin Schaefers, Co-Founder and Member of the Steering Board, FERI Cognitive Finance Institute
  • Michael Schneider, Co-CEO, Co-Founder, econnoa
  • Jérôme Tagger, Chief Revenue Officer, ImpactAlpha
  • Adam Wolfensohn, Co-Managing Partner, Encourage Capital
    The event is moderated by Tom Weirich, Director of Marketing & Business Development, CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities.

I hope you will be able to join these prestigious individuals for an evening of insights and debate, which is made possible by the generous support of the Federal Republic of Germany and in association with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge. A catered wine-and-cheese reception will follow the program.

This will be an extraordinary opportunity to talk to some key figures in the field of climate-friendly finance.

The 2015 landmark agreement in Paris taught us that the fight against climate change can be won when the world community commits to supporting local efforts. In a time of government austerity and market uncertainty, however, financing for the innovative ideas that have the potential to lead the global transition to a post-carbon society remains elusive. At the same time, the divestment movement has proven that there is significant desire for institutional and other investors to end environment-degrading practices and policies. Where these factors merge, there exists the opportunity to develop financial support mechanisms to promote investment and innovation in communities across the globe.

After the success of our first symposium on the topic, the “Decarbonization of Finance” on October 21, 2015, also at the Consulate General of Germany in New York City, it is now time to take the next steps and keep the momentum for a transatlantic conversation on climate-friendly finance moving forward.

Please RSVP here for the event by Thursday, June 1. If you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email or write to max.gruenig@eius.org.


Mission

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

Connect