24 MARCH 2022 LONDON – From client to climate: exploring the value chain of investing for a net zero carbon economy

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The Net Zero Carbon Conference brings together climate scientists, investment practitioners and financial advisers to navigate the impact of investing for net zero. When a client invests for a sustainable future, how does that investment drive change towards a carbon-neutral world? The event will explain the scientific imperative of a carbon neutral world and how investment can usher, and force, the required transition in companies and economies.


Hear from scientists on the imperative for a carbon-neutral economy and the pitfalls of just off-setting. Investment practitioners will discuss their engagement, tangible data and the realities of putting companies on a path to being net zero. With financial regulators bringing it this together on their responsibility of advisers and guiding their clients.

The Net Zero Carbon target (click here to read more about the target), devised by P1 working in collaboration with their external ethical oversight committee, is a collaboration between climate scientists and investment practitioners, currently implemented by 13 funds across 10 fund houses, it now has over £10.4bn assets under management focused on creating a net zero carbon world.

Lunch, coffees, and event drinks included. 4 hours of CPD available.

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Schedule for the day


12:00 Lunch Working lunch
13:00 Intro Net Zero Carbon Target
13:10 Talk Climate change, extreme events and their impacts
13:30 Panel Debate The Cost of Climate Change and why is reaching Net Zero an imperative?
14:15 Talk Lord Deben, Committee on Climate Change
14:35 Panel Debate Neutral Aspirations: Can all companies be carbon neutral by 2030?
15:20 Break Tea, Coffees and Emails
15:50 Talk Peter Uhlenbruch, ShareAction
16:35 Panel Debate Engaged Investors: credible and measurable engagement

Speakers & Panel Chairs

The RT Hon. Lord Deben


Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues.  Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advisers Association. He was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97).  His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury.  He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense.

Peter Uhlenbruch



Peter Uhlenbruch is interim Director of Financial Sector Standards at ShareAction, where he overseas financial sector research, campaigning and engagement workstreams that aim to deliver higher responsible investment standards across the asset management, insurance and banking sectors. Since joining ShareAction in 2018 he has established the leading practice workstream for investors and is the lead author of Winning Climate Strategies (covering asset owners), Insuring a Low Carbon Future (covering insurers) and co-author of ShareAction’s leading practice guide for asset managers on responsible investment. Prior to joining ShareAction, Peter taught business ethics at various Australian universities, and since the mid-2000s has worked across the ESG space in varying roles from proxy voting analyst for Ownership Matters, ESG analyst for MSCI and climate governance consultant for CDP.

Dr Richard Jones


Science Fellow, Met Office

Richard is a Science Fellow and manages work on generating and applying regional climate information and modelling systems with a focus on international development. Lead author of the Regional Context chapter (21) and the Summary for Policy Makers of the IPCC Working Group 2 contribution to Assessment Report Five focusing on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. He was a lead author of the regional climate information chapters of IPCC Assessment Reports Three (Chapter 10) and Four (Chapter 11). He led the development of the regional climate modelling system PRECIS and has worked with institutes across all continents in the fields of climate prediction and climate scenario development.

Charlene Cranny


Founder, Economy of Good

Charlene is founder of Economy of Good, a platform to help people make ‘good money’ a non-negotiable feature of a clean, green and kind lifestyle. She is also Finance Associate at the regenerative economy think tank and advisory firm, Volans. Charlene is chartered in sustainable investment and finance and has worked across the industry for nearly a decade in campaigns, policy, research and education roles at UKSIF and Eurosif. Interests include climate action, active ownership in retail, financial literacy and seeing more truly sustainable options for our investments and finances.

Natalie Kenway


Editor, ES Clarity

Natalie Kenway is global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist for 16 years. She won Editor of the Year at the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2021, and was Winner of Aegon Asset Management’s Institutional Journalist of the Year for 2020 and 2021.

Elisabeth Steyn


Head of Marketing & Communications, Util

Elisabeth leads content strategy at fintech Util, which uses machine learning to uncover relationships between companies and social and environmental themes. Her newsletter on sustainable finance and data—the Week in Impact—reaches an audience of over 5,000 investors, and she has authored research featuring in major titles including the FT. Elisabeth has previously held writing positions at global asset managers LGIM and T. Rowe Price, focusing on sustainability and structural trends in technology, energy and demographics. She tweets about fintech and investments @Elisabeth_Steyn

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