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Climate Investment Summit

November 3-4, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

Climate Investment Summit 2020 showcased green investment strategies, global best practice in business and framework conditions to accelerate green investments to achieve global climate goals. 

Groundbreaking announcement at the Climate Investment Summit

At the Climate Investment Summit 2020, Peter Kjærgaard, Head of Nykredit Wealth Management, Chairman of The Danish Investment Association announced an ambitious commitment to support private Danish citizens’ investments in the green transition, declaring that by 2030, C02 emissions from investment funds must be 75% below the emissions of the world equity index (MSCI ACWI) in 2020.

First year tracking of the Danish pension fund commitment towards USD50 billion in green investments by 2030

Insurance & Pension Denmark CEO, Kent Damsgaard reported that Danish pension funds have invested $8 billion in green projects since the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York. This far exceeds earlier expectations and could lead to Danish pension funds reaching their $50 billion green investment target three years ahead of schedule.

Day 1

Climate Investment Summit, 2020

Day 2

Climate Investment Summit, 2020

The Climate Investment Summit promotes strategies to accelerate a sustainable future through public and private collaboration, and prioritising long-term green investments to support achieving substantial climate targets, whilst reaching post-pandemic economic recovery.

Meet and hear from experienced and high-level representatives from the climate community including institutional investors, asset managers, financial institutions, businesses, and governments.

Showcase policy frameworks that promote investments in green energy and climate solutions to set the global agenda and impact the Decade to Deliver on Climate Action.

Share and scale new and proven approaches to climate investments and cross-sector collaboration including leading business and finance models.

Act as a key milestone in the Climate Investment Coalition Roadmap for mobilising private climate investments leading towards COP26 and throughout 2020-2030.

USD 50 billion announced by Danish pension funds in Sept 2019 in New York

Danish pension funds pledge to invest more than $50 billion in green assets over the next decade to fight climate change, as part of Denmark’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in 2030. 


The Nordic Prime Ministers back investment mobilisation from institutional investors in green recovery and climate action

Nordic Prime Ministers, at an N8 meeting in October, chaired by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, announced their intent to encourage Nordic institutional investors to scale-up green finance and investments by 2030. Appearing at the meeting, Nordic pension fund CEO’salso announced their aim to mobilise collective commitments towards green investments by 2030.

Dan Jørgensen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities in Denmark 

"The political response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic must reap the synergies between job creation and climate action. Huge amounts of money will be mobilised to boost our economies, and we must seize that as an opportunity to tip the scales from black to green. Institutional investors will play a key role in making the recovery a green one"

Who Attended

The Climate Investment Summit welcomed committed international decision-makers, including:


The Summit presented topics on policy and regulation, business and market structures, and finance and investments from the perspective of institutional investors, public sector regulators and private sector business.
Investments in the green energy sector including infrastructure, production and storage

Securing investment-enabling environments to reduce risk and attract finance

Best practice business models, portfolio construction and developing investment-ready project pipelines

Investing for global resilience, adaptation and a just transition

Financial vehicles for green investments in the coming decade to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and stimulate economic recovery

Accelerating green investments in economic recovery responses to rebuild pandemic-battered economies, through resilient and ambitious green agendas

"The Danish insurance and pension industry support the Paris Agreement to keep the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celcius, preferably 1.5 degrees. Institutional investors can play an important role in the green transition by financing green investments, given suitable framework conditions. Through the activities of the Climate Investment Coalition, the Danish pension industry will share its experiences in good green investment practices and framework conditions to promote the green transition internationally"


Deputy Chief Executive at Insurance & Pension Denmark, Jan V. Hansen 


Roadmap to COP26

Climate Investment Summit is the key event in the Climate Investment Coalition's roadmap of digital events that will connect the public and private sectors, build momentum towards climate action and increase investments towards COP26 in Glasgow and beyond.

Climate Investment Coalition Secretariat


The Climate Investment Summit is organised by the Climate Investment Coalition founded by The Danish Government, Institutional 

Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), Insurance & Pension Denmark and World Climate Foundation.