We are accelerating on the path toward a lower-carbon future. According to the International Finance Corporation, markets for climate-smart business solutions in renewable energy, green buildings, climate-smart agriculture and sustainable urban infrastructure already exceed $1 trillion—and are growing as countries make good on their commitment to the Paris Agreement. The climate transition creates opportunities and risks, and financial institutions and corporations have taken different steps to incorporate these changes into their business strategies. There are many ways to find new opportunities and to manage risks associated with addressing climate change, including using green finance solutions, developing new markets, technologies and business models, setting science-based targets and using internal carbon pricing.
Purpose of event: As companies, financial institutions and investors begin to incorporate climate risk and opportunity into their business models and growth strategies, there are a number of questions that emerge:
What are the key risks and opportunities today – and in the future?
What tools and strategies are available to help ‘stress test’ different scenarios? What is the role of green finance, internal carbon pricing and Science-Based Targets?
What is the role of government in mitigating risk and helping to unlock opportunities?
This event, organized by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), will form a special “track” within the UN Global Compact’s Sustainable Solutions Expo, and will convene business, financial sector and government leaders for an interactive set of discussions. Participants will learn about emerging models and tools that can be used to prepare for the future, and network with peers.