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Reducing Climate Risk in your Business: An Invitation to a CISL SA Network Event

7 November 2019 at 6:00pm – 7:15pm

6 Spin Street Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa

Businesses are facing risks of the possibility of higher costs of capital resulting from climate-related exposure such as carbon pricing, supply-chain disruption, or product obsolescence. While risk varies widely between and within industries, companies are demonstrating their intention to mitigate these risks in their business activities.

The recent events in New York and confusion about how South Africa is responding will provide for a lively discussion on what is required.

Join us for a round table discussion led by Prof. Richard Calland

18h00 – Elspeth to welcome everyone & introduce the panel
18h05 – Richard Calland to open the discussion & frame the challenge
18h15 – Each panellist has 5 mins to share their thinking
18h40 – Open up for Q & A and discussion
19h15 – Wrap up

Professor Richard Calland, Associate Professor at UCT and a Fellow of CISL
Richard Calland is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as such has served as a member of faculty on numerous leadership programmes for organisations such as the African Development Bank, PWC, Network Rail, Namdeb, Tata, Anglo Platinum and Nedbank. In addition, he is the co-director of the African Climate Finance Hub – the only African-based organisation with a specialist track record of working with governmental and development partners on climate finance in Africa.

Anton Cartwright, Director of Econologic, CISL Senior Associate
Anton is an economist at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. His research is focused on the interactions between ecological degradation and human well-being in cities.

Tracey Davies, Director, Just Share
Tracey is recognised as an expert on responsible investment, shareholder activism, and corporate governance and transparency in South Africa.

Jon Duncan, Head: Responsible Investment, Old Mutual, CISL Senior Associate
Jon Duncan leads the Responsible Investment programme at Old Mutual Group. The RI programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across the Group’s c£360 billion of fund under management.

Malcolm Gray, Founder and CEO, FutureProof Capital CISL Senior Associate
Malcolm is a passionate sustainability professional with a particular focus on investment, impact and sustainability. In September 2015, he stepped away from full-time corporate life, having spent the past 16 years working for Investec Asset Management in a number of senior roles, most recently as Global Head of ESG and Portfolio Manager of a number of South African and African Funds.

Louise Naudé, Low-Carbon Frameworks Programme Manager, WWF
With We Mean Business and C40, WWF is one of the global partners in the Alliances for Climate Action. These alliances are inspiring more business leaders to act, building public support for ambitious climate action and calling for policies that accelerate the low-carbon transition.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP Alice Cropper for catering purposes.

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