10 Year Global Workshop Series - Cape Town

Signatories, regional stakeholders and partners are invited to join the consultation on our Blueprint for Responsible Investment in Cape Town. Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director of the PRI, will lead the workshop and present findings from the consultation, which will influence the PRI’s strategic direction and priorities over the next decade. The agenda will also include a dedicated session on the future of energy in South Africa.

Please contact Meegan Marais if you have any questions regarding this event.


08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Welcome & general PRI news update
Adrian Bertrand, Head of Africa & Middle East, Global Networks & Outreach, PRI
09:10 Shaping the future of responsible investment – a blueprint for the next decade
The PRI will launch its consultation on its Blueprint for the next decade and ask participants to contribute to four discussion topics;
  • How should the PRI hold signatories to account against the Principles?
  • What the PRI’s role is in addressing systemic risks and contributing to a sustainable financial system?
  • How should PRI respond to the UN sustainable development goals (SDG’s) and what are the key ESG issues that will impact the industry in the next 10 years?
  • How do we measure the success of the PRI over the next 10 years?

Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI

10:40 Refreshments and networking
11:00 Transitioning to a low carbon economy:  Discussion on South Africa’s energy future
This session will discuss possible actions investors can take regarding global good practice towards transitioning investment portfolios to a low carbon economy. The session will include both an expert presentation and a panel discussion of leading PRI signatories and industry experts with regards investor actions addressing the following:
  • What are major economies such as China and France doing to mitigate climate risk?
  • How are investors outside South Africa taking action on climate change?
  • How are investors within South Africa taking action on climate change?
  • What do pension funds in South Africa need to do to prepare for the transition to a low carbon economy?
  • How could the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures assist investors?
  • How do investors currently use company financial disclosures on climate risk and opportunity, and what types of information would be most useful to investors?
  • What information on climate risk and opportunity needs to be disclosed by investors?

Presentations by:
Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI
Tarryn Sankar, Investment Analyst, Futuregrowth

Moderator: Jon Duncan, Head of Sustainability Research and Engagement, OMIG
Tarryn Sankar, Investment Analyst, Futuregrowth
Bradley Preston, Chief Investment Officer: Listed Investments, Mergence
Saliem Fakir, Head of the Policy and Futures Unit, WWF South Africa

12:25 Closing summary and thanks
Adrian Bertrand
, Head of Africa & Middle East, Global Networks & Outreach, PRI
12:30 Networking Lunch and 10-Year celebrations
13:15 Close
The PRI would like to thank Futuregrowth Asset Management for supporting this event. 




Southern Sun Newlands Hotel
7 Main Road
    Cape Town 7700
    South Africa


21 Jul 2016 08:30 AM - 01:15 PM (Local time)

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