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Climate Proofing SA Retirement Funds Workshop

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 2 @ 12:30 am

The early effects of global climate breakdown, from the devastating Northern Cape drought to Cyclone Idai, are hitting South Africa. Climate protests, now led by millions of school children, are multiplying around the world.

Funds worth over $8 trillion have committed to fossil fuel divestment, while 477 investors worth a combined $34 trillion in assets have called on the world’s governments to fully implement the Paris climate treaty and help keep average global warming to 1.5C by 2100. South African legal opinion now suggests all retirement fund boards need to assess and plan for climate and carbon risk.

Retirees face multiplying environmental and financial risks. So how should retirement fund boards respond?

These workshops include expert input from PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds, an overview of recent climate science, and further contributions from Fossil Free SA, Just Share, Naviga Solutions, and DNA Economics.

  • Cost: R350
  • CPD points: From Batseta – The Council of Retirement Funds for South Africa
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Details

Start:
August 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 2 @ 12:30 am
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Venue

The River Club
Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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