Climate Week
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 Two monumental, global events are coming to San Francisco the week of September 10th - The Global Climate Action Summit, organized by the State of California, to bring together leaders from government, business, and the global community to inspire greater global ambition to act on climate, and PRI in Person 2018 which will focus on investor action on climate change as well as a wide range of other themes including ESG integration, active ownership, and emerging E, S, and G issues.

CFA Society San Francisco and CFA Institute acknowledge the importance of ESG and impact investing as an investment consideration and we would like to recognize this week by providing members access to local events, put on by our partners. While this list does not include every Climate Week event occurring, it does cover some of the events that may be of interest to our investment community. Click on the links below for more details.


Local Climate Week Events:


 Monday, September 10, 2018


 Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2 Degrees of Separation: Practical experiences from oil & gas companies’ 2°C scenario analyses

In collaboration w/ Carbon Tracker Initiative, SASB, & PRI

Hear practical investment experiences from investors, research providers and companies following the publication of climate change reports and 2°C / Paris Agreement aligned scenario analyses by multiple oil & gas companies.

Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will discuss their work to create standardized company financial sustainability disclosures and the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) will discuss its work with scenario analysis of the transition risks in the oil & gas sector and its analysis of published climate related scenario reports. An oil company and an energy investor will discuss their experiences developing and using climate scenarios.

Keynote Speaker: Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner


Impact Summit America

The City Club of San Francisco, Stock Exchange Tower
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Phenix Capital invites leading institutional investors and asset owners to take part in Impact Summit America, an investment game-changing discussion on Sustainable & Impact Investing. Phenix Capital is proud to partner with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Dutch pension fund giants PGGM and MN to convene this unique impact investing event for institutional investors from around the globe.

CFA Society San Francisco members who are institutional investors, consultants, or advisers can receive a discount of $300 off of the standard fee using code: CFAISA18.







 September 12 - September 14, 2018


 September 12 - September 14, 2018

PRI in Person 2018

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

PRI in Person is the leading global conference on responsible investment, offering a platform for PRI signatories and other investment professionals to learn, network and collaborate in person over a three-day period. The annual event allows attendees to discuss topical issues and share experiences from their own organization and region with peers from around the world.


Global Climate Action Summit

Moscone Center South, San Francisco

The Global Climate Action Summit brings leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” Celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels.







 Thursday, September 13, 2018


 Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Current State of ESG Integration:
Markets, Practice & Data

Hosted By CFA Society San Francisco, CFA Institute, & PRI

Golden Gate University | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please join CFA Society San Francisco for a discussion of the current state of ESG integration in the investment process. CFA Institute and PRI will debut a report on ESG Integration in the Americas and a separate report containing 30+ case studies on ESG integration from leading investment firms around the world. Matt Orsagh will come to discuss the main findings from these reports on topics such as ESG definitional issues, data and transparency challenges for ESG data, best practices, the drivers and barriers to ESG integration and the current state of ESG products and indices.

Speaker: Matt Orsagh, Director - Capital Markets, CFA Institute


Why Smart Investors Price in Deforestation Risks

Presented By Climate Advisers

Marine’s Memorial Club & Hotel | 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

From portfolio managers to banks, leading financial institutions including the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and CalPERS are starting to price into their investment and asset allocation strategies material financial risks caused by climate changes and subsequent deforestation-related externalities. Why? Because these deforestation problems are affecting the Food, Forests, Financials, Energy, Consumer Staples, and other major sectors of the global economy. Deforestation risk is sector and style agnostic; it hits large-cap, small-cap, emerging markets, and Fortune 500 companies, and more. Learn how the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has incorporated deforestation risk into its toolkit.