Climate Risks and Opportunities

Climate Risks and Opportunities

Introductory Pricing

In this module, you will get insight from CEO, Paul Polman, Chair, Annette Verschuren, Chair, Jim Hagemann Snabe Former CIO, Bjarne Graven Larsen, Managing Partner, Kevin Coon, CEO, Peter Damgaard Jensen & Chair, Michael Treschow.
You will hear views on:
  • Financial impacts of climate change
  • The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations: an essential governance resource
  • Stakeholder and investor interest in climate change and business transparency
  • Not losing sight of the opportunities
  • Recommendations for your Board to consider and best practice examples

Available Module Packages:
Module Only: With this purchase, you will receive access to 5 views of the video.
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Module + Module Unpacked Exclusive:  With this purchase, you will receive access to 5 views of this video + access to one of the upcoming Module Unpacked Exclusive Sessions. The next session will take place on November 9th, 2018. Upon purchase completion, you will receive an email where you will be able to sign up for the 8 am EST or 4 pm EST Unpacked Session.

Experts You Will Hear From in This Module

Jim's Profile

Jim Hagemann Snabe - Chair, A.P Moller - Maersk, Chair, Siemens, Vice-Chair, Allianz & Member of the Board of Trustee, World Economic Forum

Jim Hagermann Snabe is Vice Chairman of Allianz SE (D) and a member of the Board of Trustees at World Economic Forum. Jim has developed his career through 24 years of service in the IT industry. Throughout his career Jim has had leadership roles at SAP and IBM, leading global consulting, sales and product development organizations. He was appointed as an executive board member of SAP in 2008 responsible for Innovation and Product Development. In 2010 Jim Hagemann Snabe was appointed co-CEO alongside Bill McDermott.  Together they successfully reinvented the software giant SAP from 2010 to 2014. Through his involvement with the World Economic Forum Jim is actively engaged in efforts related to the Digital Transformation of business and society. Jim Hagemann Snabe has an M.Sc. (Economics and Business administration) from Aarhus University and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School, CBS.

Paul's Profile

Paul Polman –CEO, Unilever, Chair, International Chamber of Commerce, Chair, The B-Team & Vice-Chair, United Nations Global Compact

Paul Polman has been Chief Executive Officer of Unilever since 2009. Under his leadership, Unilever has set out an ambitious vision to decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact.

Paul actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable business strategies and drive systemic change. He is Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the B Team and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact. Paul previously served as Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Paul has been closely involved in global discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and action to tackle climate change. In 2016, Paul was asked by the UN Secretary-General to be a member of the SDG Advocacy Group, tasked with promoting action on the 2030 Agenda. Prior to this, Paul served on the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, presenting recommendations on behalf of the private sector. Paul is a member of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. He also served on the International Council of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, under former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon.

In recognition of his contribution to responsible business, Paul has received numerous awards and accolades including the Rainforest Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), the Oslo Business for Peace Award (2015), the UN Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth Award (2015) and the Singapore Government Public Service Star (2016). In 2016, he received France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, in recognition of his efforts in galvanizing business action on sustainability and for his involvement during the historic 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. In 2018, Paul was named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for services to business.

Annette's Profile

Anette Verschuren, O.C – CEO and Chair, NRStor Inc., Board Member, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Board Member, Air Canada, Board Member, Saputo Inc., Board Member, Canadian Natural Resources Limited & Chair, MaRS Discovery District

Annette Verschuren is Chair and CEO of NRStor Inc., an energy storage development company. Formerly she was president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia, overseeing its growth from 19 to 179 stores (1996-2011) and entry into China, and president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada, the country’s largest chain of arts and crafts stores. Ms. Verschuren began her career with the Cape Breton Development Corporation, a coal mining operation in Nova Scotia.

Ms. Verschuren holds corporate board positions with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Air Canada, Saputo, and Canadian Natural Resources Limited, She is on the not for profit boards of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH), and Smart Prosperity and is Chair of the MaRS Discovery District Board. Annette Verschuren is Chancellor of Cape Breton University and an advisor to the university’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (VCSEE).

Annette Verschuren sits on the Canada US Women’s Business Council and the NAFTA Advisory Council. She co-chairs the Smart Prosperity Initiative, which is mapping out a course to a stronger, cleaner economy for Canada.

Annette Verschuren recently wrote a business book “Bet On Me, Leading and Succeeding in Business and in Life” published by Harper Collins in April 2016. She lives in Toronto with her husband but returns to her familial roots often.

Peter's Profile

Peter Damgaard Jensen - CEO, PKA & Chair, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

After graduating in 1981 from The University of Aarhus as a Master of Political Science he joined the Association of County Councils in Denmark. In 1985 he moved to the Danish Nurses Organization in Denmark where he held various management positions and left the Danish Nurses Organization in 2001 to join PKA.

Peter is a board member for The Danish Insurance Association (where he has previously been chairman and vice chairman of the board) and is the vice chairman in Forca Ltd (a company in the pension fund and life insurance industry). Peter was a member of the Board in DEAS (Dan-Ejendomme) – Denmark’s biggest property management company - from 2001-2006 and was also a member of the advisory board of The Danish Climate Investment Fund for climate investments in emerging markets, and a member of the advisory board in Axcel Ltd (leading Danish private equity Company).

Peter has been Chair of IIGCC since January 2017 and an IIGCC Board Member since December 2013.

Michael's Profile

Michael Treschow - Chair, Wallenberg Foundations Investment Committee, Former Chair, Unilever, Former Chair, Ericsson & Former Chair, Electrolux

Mr. Treschow serves as board chairman of the Wallenberg Foundation Investment Committee and board member of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. He was previously Chairman of The Unilever Group, Ericsson Inc., and was a Supervisory Board Member of ABB Ltd. He has been a Member of the European advisory board of Eli Lilly and Company and is a Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. Mr. Treschow has received many international awards including the Spanish order Insigna de Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil for strengthening the trade relations between Sweden and Spain, and the French order Grade de Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur for strengthening the trade relations between Sweden and France. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from the Institute of Technology in Lund, Sweden.

Kevin's Profile

Kevin Coon - Managing Partner, Baker McKenzie Toronto, Chair Policy Committee, Baker McKenzie International & Member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain

Kevin Coon acts as counsel, and as trusted and strategic adviser to government, corporate and not-for-profit organizations, on human resource, regulatory, compliance and risk management, with emphasis on international labour standards; corporate social responsibility; ethics; codes of conduct; due diligence; human rights; workplace investigations; occupational health and safety; collective bargaining; workplace harassment; positive employee relations; local and global labour relations; government relations. Mr. Coon is certified as a specialist in Labour Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been ranked as a leading management-side labour and employment lawyer in Canada by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012 and recognized by Legal 500 2015 for labour and employment.

Bjarne's Profile

Bjarne Graven Larsen - Former CIO, Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan & Former CIO, ATP

Mr. Graven Larsen served as the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan from February 2016 to April 2018, where he led the global investment program for Ontario Teachers. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Novo A/S, the Co-Chief Executive Officer of FIH Erhvervsbank A/S, and the Chief Investment Officer of ATP Group. Mr. Graven Larsen has more than 25 years of experience in the investment and finance industries and is an Asset Management and Actuarial Department professional. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Aarhus University in Denmark.