In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's CEO Fiona Reynolds is joined by Nigel Topping, the COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion.
The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow in November against a backdrop of urgency; we need to reduce emissions by 50% within the next ten years to stand any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. 2020 must be the year of action – and the 2020s the decade of action.
Fiona and Nigel discuss the critical role of non-state actors – in particular investors – in achieving this, and making COP26 a success.
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At the time of recording, Australia is experiencing unprecedented bush fires, with huge swathes of the country engulfed by flames.
As of 20 January, twenty-eight people have died, close to 2,000 homes have been destroyed and a billion animals have been killed. Once again, the physical and economic threats of climate change are being brought to the fore.
In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's CEO Fiona Reynolds speaks to Australians working in the responsible investment space who have their own experiences of the fire:
They discuss how they were personally affected by the fires; and what the implications of climate crises are for investors.
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Martin Skancke (Chair of the PRI Board and FSB Task Force member) joins the PRI's Sagarika Chatterjee to discuss the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and what their recently released recommendations mean for investors.
Sean Wright (Environmental Defense Fund) and Matthias Beer (BMO GAM) join the PRI's Gemma James to discuss why methane emissions are a material issue for investors in the context of climate change. This coincides with the launch of a new investor guide to methane on how to manage the risks through company engagement.
Kathy Mulvey (Union of Concerned Scientists) joins the PRI's Paul Chandler to discuss why corporate lobbying on climate change matters to investors, as well as the findings from UCS' new report: The Climate Accountability Scorecard - Ranking Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Climate Deception, Disclosure, and Action