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Investing In A New Climate | Senior Pension Fund Investors

Wednesday, June 03 2015, 8:30 am
Bank of America Tower, 48th Floor 1 Bryant Park New York, NY 10036
In partnership with the Stanford Institutional Investors Forum (SIIF), the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance convened a group of senior pension fund investors on June 3, 2015 in New York City to discuss portfolio strategies, data sources, and tools for navigating climate exposure and capitalizing on innovation opportunities.
This gathering of Investing in a New Climate was designed for pension fund CIOs or investment officers with discretion over capital allocation. Unlike other conversations about finance and fossil fuels, Investing in a New Climate moves beyond the simple narrative of "divestment" and into executable strategies to address climate exposure that have efficacy for both economic and environmental outcomes.
Specifically, the program is designed to engage attendees with Stanford faculty, best-in-class practitioners, and peer investors to:
• define climate exposure
• gain familiarity with current tools to assess climate risk in a portfolio,
• survey the landscape of opportunities, including vehicles for direct investment,
• explore the issue of climate change in the context of fiduciary duty,
• build a community of climate wise investors.
Below is a list of confirmed speakers. 
Attendance at the meeting was by invitation only.  Contact Alicia Seiger ( or Nicole Schuetz ( with questions.
Donna Bebb
Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
Stephan Dolezalek
Managing Director, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Stefan Heck
Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy
Tom Heller
Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative and Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Hans Mehn
Partner, Generation Investment Management
Ashby Monk
Executive Director, Stanford Global Projects Center, Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Office of the University of California
Dan Reicher
Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance
Alicia Seiger
Deputy Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance
Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance