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Conference and Webinar: Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference and Live-stream Webinar with Palm Oil Panel, October 25, New York City

September 19, 2016

MSCI, Columbia Business School, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, The Prometheus Institute of Sustainable Development, and Chain Reaction Research present:

Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference and Live-stream Webinar with Palm Oil Panel

October 25 in New York City

Please join us for a practitioners’ exchange on the risks and opportunities of natural capital dependency. The event will feature speakers from leading industry names that include Cargill, Monsanto, Global Association of Risk Professionals, and Climate Advisers from the agricultural and palm oil sectors on risks and returns; CDP, Ceres, and the World Resources Institute representing applied research; Rockefeller & Co, Calvert Investment, NatureVest, and Citigroup speaking for leading asset managers in conservation finance; CFA Institute and Profundo speaking on resiliency; and MSCI and Bloomberg on data collection and integrity. This intimate conversation will bring investors, data managers, executives, and leading academics together to discuss the investment case for responsible environmental stewardship.

The full-day event will be broken up into five thematic panels covering specific risks and opportunities presented by natural capital, as follows:

  • Land:Risk | Valuing certifications in palm oil production and finance
  • Land:Return | Data integrity and traceability of natural capital
  • Water:Risk | Pricing water in complex, global supply chains
  • Water:Return | Water-based investment products that pay back
  • Systemic Resilience | Adjusting financial practices to a changing context

Networking will follow the practitioners’ exchange. Details and registration are below:

October 25, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

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