How to play your part

COP26 and the journey to net zero

09 Nov 2021


In November, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) was hosted in Glasgow. This event brought together world leaders to progress the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises to 1.5oC and reduce carbon emissions. Reaching this target requires concerted policy action and is dependent on countries accelerating their plans to reach net zero emissions. Significant change is needed over the next decade.

The global scale of the challenges ahead can often feel insurmountable, but financial institutions will have a significant impact on whether or not we are successful, reflected in the “mobilise finance” goal of COP26. 

At our virtual event, Simon Jones, Head of Responsible Investment, set the scene on how financial institutions could take action in his opening address. This was followed by more in-depth streams focused on the DB, LGPS, DC, Insurance and Retail Advisory markets, where our experts and guest speakers set out the clear actions and strategies you can employ to make sure your organisation is ready to play its part. 

Watch the opening address and any of the in-depth streams, at a time convenient to you.

Key Topics
  • Opening address
  • Your choice of in-depth stream


Simon Jones

by Simon Jones
Head of Responsible Investment