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IIE Digital Roundtable
Financing the Real Economy: A Green New Deal?
10-11.15am, 4th November 2020
Join us for the latest in our series on financing the real economy, A Green New Deal?, on 4th November, as we examine the growing debate around an ambitious programme to tackle climate change as one answer to alleviate the economic fallout from Covid-19 and the implications for insurance portfolios.
The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, set out a global framework to limit global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. A transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources lay at the heart of the submitted comprehensive national climate action plans by signatories, with many governments introducing financial incentives to encourage private capital into the infrastructure needed to achieve these goals.
Notwithstanding progress to date, new impetus has now emerged as governments talk of a Green New Deal to tackle simultaneously the twin troubles of climate change and the signficant economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy. Most recently, the EU's Chief Commissioner put significant investment into renewables at the heart of her State of the EU address.
This transitioning has significant implications, not only in terms of the assets to generate energy, but also the infrastructure and evolving technologies needed to support them in terms of storage, transportation and other facets.
Join us as we debate the changing markets and opportunity set for insurers going forward. Can insurers manage the twin challenges of generating an attractive yield, while also addressing the growing focus on sustainability and ESG within the balance sheet?
Bob Swarup, Insurance Investment Exchange
10.05-10.35 Opening remarks
Michael Ebner, Managing Director Infrastructure, KGAL Investment GmbH & Co. KG
Carsten Haubner, Portfolio Manager KGAL ESPF 5, KGAL Investment GmbH & Co. KG
10.35-11.10 Roundtable discussion and debate
11.10-11.15 Closing remarks
Please note that numbers are strictly limited for this and that your participation is vital given the intimate format. Please make every effort to attend or to send a colleague in your place if you cannot attend for any reason.
Our events are always complimentary for insurers, regulators and select independents. They are also eligible for CPD points and quarterly certificates will be issued to attendees to confirm their attendance.
We look forward to what should be an engaging interactive debate and to seeing you (virtually) on 4th November.
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Carsten Haubner joined KGAL beginning of 2020 as dedicated fund manager of KGAL ESPF 5. Before joining, he held several positions in the European project finance space, with a special focus on renewable energy in Western Europe.
Founder, Insurance Investment Exchange. CEO, Camdor Global Advisors. Director, CIO Network, Geneva Association.
Michael Ebner is Managing Director Infrastructure of KGAL Investment GmbH & Co. KG. He is responsible for the Infrastructure department which he started fifteen years ago, and today, KGAL is the German market leader for renewable energies investment schemes.
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