The climate is changing in ways we’ve never seen before. With bushfires ravishing the land, historic hurricanes and devastating floods, the implications of climate change are far reaching.
For many businesses, climate risk is a new concept but with the threat of climate change only growing in severity, it’s a concept that is now essential to a company’s long-term success. According to BlackRock Chair Larry Fink, this new awareness of climate risk is pushing us towards a fundamental reshaping of finance. What does this mean for business and investors?
Join us on Tuesday 20 October with moderator SVP CEO Helen Steel, BlackRock Director, Client Sustainability Specialist Steve Monnier and QBE Group Head of Sustainability Janette O’Neill to unpack:
- How business and investors are thinking about climate risk and ESG
- What the future of investment looks like in the face of climate change
- Best practice approaches to integrating a climate risk strategy and the role that shared value can play
When: 2.00pm, Tuesday 20 October
Where: Online via Zoom
RSVP: Register before COB Friday 16 October
Steve Monnier, FCPA, MSc, is the Sustainability Specialist for BlackRock Australasia Client Business. In this role Steve partners with clients to help them navigate and achieve their sustainable investing objectives through solutions, stewardship, policy and advocacy. Prior to joining the Australia Client Business on 1st January 2020, Steve was a Director in the BlackRock EMEA Investment Stewardship (BIS) team from January 2015 to January 2020. In this role Steve was responsible for engagement and voting with portfolio company across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The BIS team actively works with BlackRock’s portfolio companies to address the economic risks that arise from social, environmental and governance (ESG) issues and to encourage business and management practices that support sustainable financial performance over the long-term. Steve joined BlackRock in February 2012 and served as a Director of Corporate and Operational Risk in the Risk and Quantitative Analytics team.
Janette O’Neill is a recognised leader in sustainability with the proven ability to articulate the business imperative for long term, integrated thinking and connecting growth and financial performance to the effective management of customer, people, community and environmental issues. Janette’s career started in strategy consulting and she has worked in several countries as a consultant and in senior leader roles related to strategy, sustainability, culture, leadership, transformation and generalist HR. She has worked for global companies including Andersen Consulting, PwC and NAB. Janette joined QBE in 2017 to establish and lead their global sustainability function. Her team is responsible for developing and driving QBE’s sustainability agenda and working with teams across the business to integrate sustainability into decision making and stakeholder engagement.