Climate Week NYC 2019

09/24/2019 02:55 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.

Energy, Social Enterprise + Impact Investing, and Renewable Energy

The Forum Convene

237 Park Avenue, between 45th & 46th Street
New York, New York 10017

Susan H. Mac Cormac

Susan H. Mac Cormac

Speaking Engagement

MoFo is a proud sponsor of Climate Week NYC 2019, taking place from September 23 to 29. Businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts organizations, individuals and non- profit organizations gather to participate in the week-long events program including panel discussions concerts, exhibitions, seminars and more.

Through a series of panel discussions, 'Action and Reward' will explore the benefits that states, regions, cities, and businesses who meet ambitious climate commitments can access. The emissions reductions required over the next decade to combat dangerous climate change will depend on credible climate action being taken by these key players.

Partner Susan Mac Cormac will participate as a speaker in the first part of this session on the "How Can Companies Harness Investment Opportunities and Leverage Portfolios for a Net-Zero Future?" panel, which will explore the investment strategies needed to ensure a sustainable and equitable path to net zero emissions is delivered at an accelerated pace. The need to identify and assess the risks posed by climate change must go alongside investments in climate-smart projects. 

In addition, leading businesses are making ambitious commitments on renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency as well as other innovative climate solutions to future proof their business and protect our planet. These companies can also better attract and retain employees looking to work for businesses that contribute to the low carbon transition. The second part of this session will look at how companies can offer retirement options that support climate action while allowing equal or better returns.