The Swedish Investment Fund Association is set to host a forum on 28 August looking into how investors should approach climate policy alongside financial markets.
Questions have been raised following a report delivered earlier this year by the Swedish Climate Policy Council, which set out areas of potential failure in respect of meeting climate change goals; for example, the transport sector in was singled out for lacking measures that could lead to CO2 emission cuts in line with the objectives set by the country's Parliament. The burden then falls to the financial markets to deliver solutions.
The Forum will include a presentation by Karin Bäckstrand, professor in environmental social science at Stockholm University, and a board member of the Policy Council. She will outline the findings of the report (https://www.klimatpolitiskaradet.se/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/kprrapport190426.pdf )
A panel discussion will also take place including Bäckstrand and Lisen Schultz, research fellow, acting deputy science director, Stockholm Resiliance Center, Carl Cederschiöld, chief executive, Handelsbanken fonder, and Mats Andersson, vice chairman of The Global Challenges Foundation, who previously did an inquiry into green bonds.
The meeting starts at 9am on 28 August at T-House, Engelbrektsplan 1, Stockholm.