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Re-Investment Institute: Moving Forward with Investing in Climate Solutions

For Foundations and Family Offices

Re-Investment Institute: Moving Forward with Investing in Climate Solutions

Hosted by the Surdna Foundation

330 Madison Avenue #30

New York, NY

September 13th, 2017

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Keynote: David Crane, Former NRG CEO and current Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors

Special Guest: Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner & Managing Principal Capricorn Investment Group

Leaders such as the International Energy Agency and Ceres have identified the need for an additional $36 trillion of investment in clean energy to avoid the worst climate scenarios by 2050. However, President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord and cut funding for the Green Climate Fund, a key source of catalytic capital for global adaptation and mitigation, sends a clear signal that public funds will fall short of this goal. In the absence of national leadership, private capital must step in to drive solutions to environmental and social problems resulting from climate change, and philanthropic and family offices are well suited to fill this gap and capitalize on the climate investing opportunity.

Investing in the rapidly advancing clean energy economy is not as simple as it sounds. Along the way many foundations and family offices have found themselves stuck and unable to move forward, while others have made modicums of progress, but still hunger to do more.  Barriers to capital deployment include the complexity of due diligence in high tech companies or experimental sequestration technologies; faux-green marketing; early stage high risk; the overall din of the growing sustainability investment industry, and last but not least, politics.

Join us on September 13th at the Surdna Foundation in New York City as we continue a series of regional workshops to help foundations and family offices invest in climate solutions.  Convened by the The Climate Solutions Collaborative, a working group of Confluence Philanthropy and CREO Syndicate, this invitation only event will support your organization to accelerate climate investing. In this full day workshop we will create an atmosphere of peer support in a small group setting to discuss and learn from one another about how to overcome some of the barriers to climate investing and explore investment strategies. Discussion and presentation will canvass the full investment spectrum, from program related investments to investing from the corpus. Special attention will be given to finding opportunities in a variety of asset classes and how to proof test a climate investment to ensure it is indeed a climate solution.

This event is for foundations and family office asset owners only.  Due to building security, all participants must register in advance.  Space is limited to 30 attendees - Register early!

Registration fees

Confluence and CREO Members: $50
Non-Members: $100

REGISTER HERE

 

CONTACT

Mark Allegrini, Program Manager

The Climate Solutions Collaborative

Mark@confluencephilanthropy.org

09.13

date & time

09/13/17 9:00am — 5:00pm

location

Surdna Foundation: 330 Madison Avenue #30, New York, NY

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09.13

date & time

09/13/17 9:00am — 5:00pm

location

Surdna Foundation: 330 Madison Avenue #30, New York, NY

For Foundations and Family Offices

Re-Investment Institute: Moving Forward with Investing in Climate Solutions

Hosted by the Surdna Foundation

330 Madison Avenue #30

New York, NY

September 13th, 2017

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Keynote: David Crane, Former NRG CEO and current Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors

Special Guest: Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner & Managing Principal Capricorn Investment Group

Leaders such as the International Energy Agency and Ceres have identified the need for an additional $36 trillion of investment in clean energy to avoid the worst climate scenarios by 2050. However, President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord and cut funding for the Green Climate Fund, a key source of catalytic capital for global adaptation and mitigation, sends a clear signal that public funds will fall short of this goal. In the absence of national leadership, private capital must step in to drive solutions to environmental and social problems resulting from climate change, and philanthropic and family offices are well suited to fill this gap and capitalize on the climate investing opportunity.

Investing in the rapidly advancing clean energy economy is not as simple as it sounds. Along the way many foundations and family offices have found themselves stuck and unable to move forward, while others have made modicums of progress, but still hunger to do more.  Barriers to capital deployment include the complexity of due diligence in high tech companies or experimental sequestration technologies; faux-green marketing; early stage high risk; the overall din of the growing sustainability investment industry, and last but not least, politics.

Join us on September 13th at the Surdna Foundation in New York City as we continue a series of regional workshops to help foundations and family offices invest in climate solutions.  Convened by the The Climate Solutions Collaborative, a working group of Confluence Philanthropy and CREO Syndicate, this invitation only event will support your organization to accelerate climate investing. In this full day workshop we will create an atmosphere of peer support in a small group setting to discuss and learn from one another about how to overcome some of the barriers to climate investing and explore investment strategies. Discussion and presentation will canvass the full investment spectrum, from program related investments to investing from the corpus. Special attention will be given to finding opportunities in a variety of asset classes and how to proof test a climate investment to ensure it is indeed a climate solution.

This event is for foundations and family office asset owners only.  Due to building security, all participants must register in advance.  Space is limited to 30 attendees - Register early!

Registration fees

Confluence and CREO Members: $50
Non-Members: $100

REGISTER HERE

 

CONTACT

Mark Allegrini, Program Manager

The Climate Solutions Collaborative

Mark@confluencephilanthropy.org

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