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Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2023

The eighth edition of the Sustainable Investment Forum North America took place during Climate Week New York when world leaders from finance, governments, business and societal projects converged at the UN to discuss methods to conserve natural resources, decarbonise international markets and mobilise public and private finance to drive a green and inclusive net zero global economy.

The Sustainable Investment Forum North America is recognised as one of the leading events for attracting asset owners with more than USD $3 trillion in assets under management. Climate Action, in official partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative, hosted the Sustainable Investment Forum North America as the number one meeting point for the finance community during Climate Week NYC.

2023 Speakers

Abhisheik Dhawan
Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Amy Hepburn
Investor Leadership Network
Andrew Flynn
Director, Climate & ESG Solutions
Ortec Finance
Aparna Shrivastava
Deputy Chief Climate Officer
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh
Founder & CEO
Bertrand Millot
Head of Sustainability
Carine Smith Ihenacho
Chief Governance and Compliance Officer
Norges Bank
Chris Skidmore MP
OBE, MP, Member of Parliament
UK Government

2023 Key Themes

Geopolitical Outlook

Geopolitical/Macroeconomic outlook for the region – Managing short term energy shocks and energy security – has the goal of decarbonisation been replaced by energy affordability?

Net Zero Alliances

The importance of Net Zero Alliances- encouraging collaboration and not just individual action- can net zero be an individual sport and what is the likely the extent of contagion?

Aligning Ambition

How are asset owners in the region aligning their climate ambitions to influence policy developments to enable a just net-zero transition?

Nature Based Solutions

Natured based solutions- biodiversity as an asset class: where does biodiversity fit in relation to other sustainable investing? 

ESG Data Reliability

Has the surge in anti-ESG measures in the US posed significant legal, operational, reputational, political and financial concerns for funds, asset owners and managers?

Natural Capital

Investing in natural capital and embedding biodiversity into climate ambitions

Past Attendees

Sustainable Investment Forum North America is known for bringing together asset owners and institutional investors together during Climate Week NYC. This year, the Sustainable Investment Forum North America will return in person during Climate Week NYC and connect 350 qualified delegates to network and learn.

It has been a pleasure to work with Climate Action over the last number of years. These forums, we believe are one of the most important places for leading financial institutions to get together, share best practice and understand how markets are moving towards real sustainability integration.

Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI
“The people who are attending the Forum are a wide range of both asset owners and asset managers – and when we’re looking to move the agenda forward in terms of further and more extensive sustainable investment on a global basis, these are the people who are the decision makers.“
Andrew Steel, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings

“We’ve been coming to [the Sustainable Investment Forum North America] for multiple years now. We think that within the North American market it’s one of the best, if not the best at bringing together of the minds, both from the asset owner and asset management perspective”

Todd Arthur Bridges, Head of ESG Research, State Street Global Advisors

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