Gore and Soros lead post Copenhagen investor gathering

UN hosts discussion on investments needed to solve climate change.

Hundreds of institutional investors, Wall Street and corporate leaders, controlling trillions in capital, will gather today (January 14) at the United Nations in New York at the first high-level investor forum following December’s Copenhagen COP15 climate negotiations. Speakers include George Soros, chairman, Soros Fund Management, Al Gore, former US Vice President and chairman of Generation Investment Management, Kevin Parker, global head of Deutsche Asset Management, Anne Stausboll, chief executive of CalPERS and Rick Lacaille, CIO, State Street Global Advisors.The meeting is sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, Ceres and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Deutsche’s Parker said: “In the wake of Copenhagen, we urgently need to figure out where the investments needed to solve climate change are going to come from. Investors cannot wait for an international agreement to begin shifting financial flows toward building a low-carbon economy.”
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