Investors, policy-makers and civil society representatives will convene for two days in Berlin, for a major conference organised by ShareAction.

Carbon Tracker will be represented by Anthony Hobley, our CEO.

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The aims of the event are to:

  • Identify, present and spread best practice in Responsible Investment in Europe, with a particular emphasis on low carbon solutions
  • Explore how civil society, the investment industry and policy actors can work together to progress Responsible Investment and deepen collaboration
  • Build public awareness around the important role that institutional investment plays in society

Agenda 9th June:

9.30-9.45       Welcome by Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction

9.45-10.30    Key note delivered by David Pitt Watson (Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative) on the state of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) in Europe & reflecting on the role civil society can play in stimulating institutional investors in Europe to embrace the opportunities of low carbon transition and to deal with the risks of climate change

10.30-10.50  Short coffee break

10.50-11.50  Panel Discussion: Promoting Sustainable and Responsible Investment through policy on domestic and European level

Chair: Flavia Micilotta from Eurosif


  • Jeroen Hooijer, Head of Unit, Company Law, European Commission
  • Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou, Chair of the Circle of the Mediterranean Parliamentarians of Sustainable Development (COMPSUD; among other positions)
  • Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, CEO of Novethic
  • Stephanie Pfeifer, Chief Executive of IIGCC

11.50-12.30  “Speed-dating” to facilitate networking

12.30-13.30  Lunch – Cafeteria

13.30-14.15  Key note from the industry delivered by Claudia Kruse (Managing Director for Sustainability & Governance at the Dutch Asset Manager APG) about APG/ABP’s evolving thinking about member communications and engagement on SRI themes

14.15-15.15  Panel Discussion: ‘Are investors doing enough to shift the system towards responsible, long-term investment?’

Chair: Nicolas Firzli, Director-General at World Pension Forum


  • Valeria Piani, Associate Director, ESG Engagements at UN PRI
  • Anthony Hobley, CEO of Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Timo Busch, Professor of Sustainability and Management at the University of Hamburg
  • Matthias Kopp, Head of Low Carbon Business & Finance Sector,   WWF Germany

15.15-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-15.50  Key note: Shifting the world’s second largest royal sovereign wealth fund towards 2 degree-compliant investing: Arild Hermstad, CEO of Framtiden i våre hender, and Heffa Schücking, CEO of urgewald

15.50-16.50  Panel Discussion: Capital Markets Campaigning – the role of civil society and individual shareholders in advancing Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Europe

Chair: ShareAction


  • Vicky van Heck, Manager for Sustainability at VBDO
  • Mick McAteer, Chair of Financial Service User Group of the European Commission
  • Niels Lemmers, Director of European Investors
  • Vonda Brunsting, Director of the Capital Stewardship Program at Service Employees International Union (US-based)

16.50-17.50  Panel Discussion: Sustainable investment options for institutional investors – what are the challenges in finding large-scale, good quality renewable energy investment opportunities and how to overcome these

Chair: Sonia Medina, Climate Change Director from Children’s Investment Fund Foundation


  • Pelle Pedersen, Responsible Investment Analyst at PKA Denmark
  • Justine Leigh-Bell, Head of Standards at Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Hendrik Garz, Executive Director of Thematic Research at Sustainalytics
  • Jochen Wermuth, Founder and CIO of Wermuth Asset Management

17.50-18.00  Closing remarks

From 18.00   Dinner & Wine