Newton net zero seminar | Tuesday 6 December 2022

If we are to collectively hit the globally pledged net-zero targets, there will need to be an extraordinary and global effort, and asset managers will have a crucial role to play in the transition. At our seminar, we discussed multiple facets of net zero. We addressed how to define the right approach to achieving net-zero targets, how to engage for real-world decarbonisation, what this means for your organisation’s investments, and the investment transition story.

Sessions and speakers

Welcome

Euan Munro, CEO

Session 1

Real-world decarbonisation
Learn why defining the right approach to net zero is key to achieving real-world change.

Therese Niklasson, Head of sustainable investment
Meryam Omi, Chief executive, Climate Arc

Session 2

Engagement over exclusion
Understand how to conduct meaningful engagement and how this takes place in practice.

Jennifer Law, Head of stewardship
David Cumming, Head of UK equities
James Mitchell, Client director

Session 3

Why net zero matters for asset owners
Discover what other asset owners are asking about net zero and understand the unique characteristics of the journey to net zero in fixed income.

Therese Niklasson, Head of sustainable investment
Scott Freedman, Credit analyst & portfolio manager, Fixed Income team

Session 4

Cleaning up portfolios: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Explore the transition in practice across the asset class spectrum, from the ‘dirtiest’ to the ‘cleaner’ portfolios.

Jenny Yoe, Head of UK institutional
Jim Lydotes, Deputy chief investment officer, Equity
Phil Shucksmith, Portfolio manager, Real Return team

Speakers

Euan Munro
Euan Munro

Chief executive officer

Therese Niklasson
Therese Niklasson

Global head of sustainable investment

Meryam Omi
Meryam Omi

Chief executive, Climate Arc

Jennifer Law
Jennifer Law

Head of stewardship

David Cumming
David Cumming

Head of UK Equities

James Mitchell
James Mitchell

Client director

Scott Freedman
Scott Freedman

Analyst and portfolio manager, fixed income

Jenny Yoe
Jenny Yoe

Head of UK institutional

James A Lydotes
James A Lydotes

Deputy chief investment officer, equity

Philip Shucksmith
Philip Shucksmith

Portfolio manager, Real Return team

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Additional information

CPD opportunity:

This event is eligible for two hours of continuing professional development (CPD).

Further event information:

This was an in-person event and we are unable to provide a full recording. However, written content from the event is available.

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Venue

Haberdashers' Hall
18 West Smithfield
London
EC1A 9HQ

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