Climate Investment Summit will focus on impacting the global climate finance agenda by influencing the market and policy perspectives towards green investments and green economic recoveries.

Programme, Day 1, November 3

9:00-9:15 CET

Welcome & Keynote Address 

  • Dan Jorgensen, Minister of Climate, Energy & Utilities, Government of Denmark

  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA

  • Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance / Finance Adviser for COP26 (invited)

9:15-9:30 CET

Keynote Announcements 

  • Peter Kjærgaard, Head of Nykredit Wealth Management, Chairman of The Danish Investment Association

  • Kent Damsgaard, CEO, Insurance & Pension Denmark

  • Nordic Pension Fund announcement (TBC)

9:30-10:00 CET

Opening Session 

Rebuilding for the Better: Raising Ambitions & Mobilising Investments to Reach Climate Targets


High-level panel on finance and policy strategies to increase global investments in clean energy and climate infrastructure to promote green economic recovery and achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. Discussion will focus on new and existing opportunities and barriers for climate investments, to define clear requirements and outcomes to be reached by 2030.

  • Dana Marie Perkins, Head of EMEA, BloombergNEF (moderator)

  • Christian Hyldahl, Managing Director, Co-Head of Continental Europe & Head of Nordics, BlackRock

  • Menno Snel, Member of the Board, Chair of Investment Committee, ABP

10:00-10:30 CET

Session 1A

Climate at the Centre of Investment Strategies – Pathways to Best Practice


Panel session amongst asset owners and managers on portfolio management, successful climate investments strategies, updated priorities and impact of COVID-19, how to reduce market-related risks and prioritise emerging opportunities and returns.

Keynote: Thomas Fekete, EMEA Head of Strategy and Products for Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

  • Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director, CPI (moderator)

  • Erik Eliasson, Head of Sustainable Investment, Danske Bank

  • John Mulligan, Director and Climate Change Lead, World Gold Council

  • Craig MacKenzie, Head of Strategic Asset Allocation, Aberdeen Standard Investments

10:30-11:00 CET

Session 1B

Policy - Technology - Finance: Partnerships to Flatten the Emissions Curve & Achieve the Net-Zero Economy 


Cross-sector panel on successful public-private partnerships and initiatives, highlighting how innovative financing models and regulatory frameworks can drive strategy and investments to strengthen the net-zero transition and achieve the Paris Agreement goals. 

Keynote: Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, Pension Denmark 

  • Ian de Cruz, Global Director, P4G (moderator)

  • Fleming Voetmann, Vice-President Sustainability, FLSmidth

  • Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Director of Climate Change, Iberdrola

  • Mafalda Duarte, CEO, Climate Investment Funds (invited)

11:00-11:30 CET

Session 1C

Opportunities and Challenges from Financial Commitments by Institutional Investors: US$50 Billion and Beyond

Interviews on mobilising, implementing and tracking the use of US$50 bn conditional commitment by the Danish pension funds in 2019 for green investments in 2020-2030 Danish pension fund financial commitment, including strategies to scale the commitment internationally by 2030 towards clean energy and climate-related projects including the US$50 bn conditional commitment by the Danish pension funds in 2019 for green investments in 2020-2030.

  • Emelia Holdaway, Policy Programme Director at Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) (moderator)

  • Ole Krogh Petersen, CEO, Danica Pension

  • Christian Kettel Thomsen, Vice-President, European Investment Bank

  • Valerie Barron, Head of Sustainable Investment, BT Pension Scheme

  • Kent Damsgaard, CEO, Insurance & Pension Denmark

11:30-11:45 CET

Closing Keynote Addresses

Global Market Opportunities for a Low-Carbon World After COVID-19

Closing Keynote address on the outlook and opportunities towards a renewed and transformed market emerging after COVID-19.

  • Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA

Programme, Day 2, November 4

10:00-10:45 CET

Opening Session

A Decade of Action: Investing in the Energy Transition and Climate Solutions to Achieve the EU Green Deal 


High-level keynotes and panel discussing how the European Green Deal can support the coronavirus recovery effort and successfully achieve Europe’s climate goals. Can public and private sector spending match Europe’s recovery needs and response to the Paris agreement goals? How can new regulations help accelerate investments in Europe’s green transition?

Keynote: Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy, Government of The Netherlands

  • Astrid Manroth, Director Climate Finance, European Climate Foundation (moderator)

  • Nathalie Dogniez, EMEA ESG Leader, PwC Luxembourg Partner 

  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank

  • Terhi Lehtonen, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Government of Finland

  • Ulrik Noedgaard, CEO, Finance Denmark

10:45-11:15 CET

Session 2A

Active Ownership & Divestment for the Net-Zero Transition


Panel on the regulatory frameworks, investments and investor engagement needed to phase out coal investments and reach a net-zero transition by 2050, if not earlier. What are the substantial decarbonisation pathways to guide investment decisions and how can they be identified and implemented?

Keynote: Patricia Fuller, Climate Ambassador, Government of Canada 

  • Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) (moderator)

  • Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA

  • Peter Lindegaard, CIO, Industriens Pension

  • Vicki Bakhshi, Director, Analyst, Responsible Investment Team, BMO Global Asset Management

  • Nils Bolmstrand, CEO, Nordea Asset Management

11:15-11:50 CET

Session 2B

Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Risks and Opportunities (in Partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation)


Session discussing risks and opportunities in resilience and adaption investments and financial strategies. Focus on how these investments can help curb uncertainty in emerging and developed markets to meet future demands. Successful financial models and vehicles in climate finance will be highlighted.

Keynote: Ban Ki-moon, Global Center on Adaptation, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations 

Keynote: Rasmus Prehn, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Denmark

  • Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Executive Board, Global Center on Adaptation (moderator)

  • Luca De Lorenzo, Director, Head of Sustainability and Mandate, Nordic Investment Bank

  • Dr. Helena Wright, Vice President, WWF Singapore

  • Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, UK Environment Agency (invited)

11:45-12:15 CET

Session 2C

Overcoming Barriers & Growing Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging & Developing Markets

Panel discussion on best practice approaches to reducing risk exposure and promoting investments in emerging and developing markets. Focus will be on ways to offset market risks and scale successes, including through cross-sector collaboration, energy partnerships and the creation of enabling environments and blended finance models.


Keynote: Mustapha Bakkoury, President, Masen

  • Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Center, IRENA (moderator)

  • Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, OECD Environment Directorate

  • Anthony Nyong, Director of Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank

  • Anup Jagwani, Manager for Climate Finance and Policy, IFC

12:15-12:30 CET

Closing Keynote Addresses & Next Steps

The Road to COP26: Raising Global Financial Ambition to Reach the Goals of the Paris Agreement

  • Nigel Topping, Global Climate Action Champion, UK

  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC 

  • Peter Damgaard Jensen, Chair IIGCC, Co-Chair Climate Investment Coalition

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.