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ESG Talks – Educational. Practical. Conversational.

Candriam Academy ESG Talks is an educational webinar series which will look at some of the most pressing economic, social and environmental issues of our time. The ESG talks are only available in English.

#4 – How to align investments with the Paris Agreement?

March 25, 2021

Over 80% of worldwide energy consumption still depends on fossil energy. All this while fossil energy sources are responsible for the majority of our greenhouse gas emissions. If we are to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement of keeping the global temperature rise this century to below 2⁰C compared to pre-industrial levels, it is imperative that we replace fossil fuels with alternatives. What is the role of investors in redirecting capital towards companies that can help in this process of alignment with the Paris Agreement goals? How easy and straightforward is it to measure the so-called “carbon footprint” of an investment portfolio? And is a low-carbon portfolio automatically aligned to the Paris Agreement?

Learn more about the two experts Jean-Marc Jancovici http://www.carbone4.com/staff/jean-marc-jancovici/?lang=en and Jean-Yves Wilmotte http://www.carbone4.com/staff/jean-yves-wilmotte/?lang=en.

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ESG Talk #3 – January 2021. Integrating external ESG research: the pros, the cons… and the how

For many investors, ESG research providers are instrumental in making ESG investing happen. How do leading institutional investors use external ESG research? And which strengths and weaknesses do they find in that research?

This Talk sheds some light on how ESG research providers are able to deliver ESG ratings on thousands of companies, sometimes on the basis of minimal company data. It highlights the choices that each rating agency has to make to produce those ratings, and how these choices produce different ratings for the same company, depending on the ESG research provider.

Finally, it explores what ESG data could look like a few years from now.

Event #2 – November 2020. ESG Regulation: From Paper Script to Tangible Change

For those who know the importance of the EU’s ESG regulation but have not had the opportunity to dig into their word or the substance, we offer to playback our latest webinar. What are the specific objectives behind the rules? Driven by the European carbon neutral ambition, how will the regulations impact different sectors, as well as investors? Which areas will they limit and which will they boost? We invited regulatory and investment experts to enlighten you on these issues.

Member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance Professor Andreas Hoepner, Global Head of Sustainable Investment BNP Paribas Wealth Management Eléonore Bedel and Vice-President Sustainable Performance & Transformation Michelin Dominique Radal moderated by David Czupryna Head of ESG Development Candriam, discuss the principles and ideas behind the EU’s recent regulatory agenda having committed to a carbon-neutrality objective by 2050.

Event #1 – October 2020. The Just Transition: Achieving Social Inclusion in a Low Carbon Future

Launching the series, LSE Sustainable Finance Professor Nick Robins, Chief Finance Officer of Solvay Group Karim Hajjar, and CANDRIAM ESG Investment Specialist, Wim Van Hyfte will explore the social impact of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

Moderated by Gillian Tett, Moral Money Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, U.S. Financial Times, the panel dove into the concept of a Just Transition and the increasing importance of uniting the E & S of ESG in delivering the SDGs.