27 June 2022 – Paris Alignment Forum online training with Amundi ETF

From net zero to clean energy – a practical look at climate investing for pension funds.

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In this training session, Amundi ETF unpacked some of the language used in climate investing, explained how to choose a low-carbon index and discussed some of the practical issues pension funds should think about when introducing a climate action investment approach. The agenda covered:

  • Low-carbon, net zero, Paris-aligned… Understanding the language of climate investing.
  • How can investors choose the right low carbon index?
  • The differences between indices and their implications – from tracking error to passive objectives.
  • How are Paris-aligned indices delivering on their objectives?
  • The role of engagement in targeting net zero.
  • Monitoring and measuring – how to consider financial and extra financial performance.
  • The important future for new energy.

 Questions and comments were moderated by Karen Shackleton of Pensions for Purpose.

Objective

To increase understanding and knowledge of climate action solutions and the differences between climate indices.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be able to shape climate action strategies within their pension funds in a more informed manner.

Who was this event for?

This event was open to asset owners such as pension fund trustees and executives, investment consultants, and independent trustees or advisers.

Sponsor

Amundi

Speaker biography

Francois Millet, Head of Strategy, ESG and Innovation at Lyxor ETF, Amundi Group

Francois Millet

François Millet is Head of Strategy, ESG and Innovation on a global basis. He joined Lyxor in 2009 as Head of Index and Quantitative Fund Development. Prior to Lyxor, he was Director of Index Funds & ETFs at Societe Generale Asset Management AI, where he developed the index management business including passive funds, ETFs, index-enhanced and alternative beta products since 2004. In 2005, he introduced the first range of structured ETFs in Europe (leveraged, short and capital protected). Before this, he worked for 14 years with SG Corporate & Investment Banking, holding executive and management positions within the Equity Capital Markets business line.

François holds a Master's in Economy and post-Master’s degrees in Money & Finance from La Sorbonne and Assas universities (Paris).

The Paris Alignment Forum

The Paris Alignment Forum was established by Pensions for Purpose to help pension funds and other asset owners on their journey towards alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We do this by sharing climate-related thought leadership written by our Influencer members (asset managers, consultants and lawyers), by running free training workshops for trustees and by engaging in industry-wide conversation through our quarterly all-stakeholder and asset-owner events. To find out more please click here. To become a Paris Alignment Forum member please email Karen Shackleton.

Pensions for Purpose

Pensions for Purpose exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment. Our aim is to empower pension funds to seek positive impact opportunities and mitigate negative impact risks. For more information please email Charlotte O'Leary.