Wednesday webinar at one - A stewardship issue like no other - investor engagement on climate change (Fully Booked)
Wed 24 Apr 19 at WEBINAR,

Climate change represents an unprecedented long-term risk to investments. To protect their interests, investors cannot be 'future takers', but are called to be 'future makers'. Investors are rising to the challenge with new approaches to stewardship that go beyond traditional investment practice.

This webinar, delivered by Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England, will tell the story of the Church Commissioners’ engagement with ExxonMobil on climate-related disclosure. A disclosure which culminated in May 2017 in the most significant shareholder revolt on an environmental issue that the US oil and gas sector has ever seen when 62% of shareholders backed a shareholder proposal filed by New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Church Commissioners.

Edward will also explain that investors’ work is not yet done, and continues under the auspices of the Climate Action 100+ initiative, with a further, and more ambitious still, shareholder proposal filed for Exxon’s May 2019 AGM and significant interventions planned at other companies.

This webinar has been organised by CFA UK's ESG working group.

Edward Mason
Head of Responsible Investment, Church Commissioners for England

Edward Mason is Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England whose £8.3bn endowment supports the ministry of the Church of England. Edward is responsible for the implementation of the Commissionersí ethical and responsible investment policies, including the Commissionersí high profile climate change engagement programme.

In addition to his work at the Church Commissioners, Edward sits on the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance (UKSIF) policy committee, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) policy group, the advisory committee for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment hedge funds work stream, the Oxford University Socially Responsible Investment Review committee and the advisory committee of the Sarasin & Partners Climate Active Fund.

Prior to working at the Church Commissioners, Edward served for 15 years as a British diplomat, leaving in 2005 to help establish the diplomatic advisory group Independent Diplomat. He holds a degree in History from Oxford University.†

When and where?

Wednesday 24 April 19

Registration: 12:50
Event: 13:00 - 13:40

WEBINAR, Online, Link to be emailed nearer the time,
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Non-member - ££20

This is eligible for 0.75 CPD hours