Climate-Proofing South African Retirement Funds (Twin events)

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.

Date: Johannesburg: 31 July 2019

Time: 8am for 8.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Rivonia Rd & West St Sandton, Benmore Gardens, Johannesburg, 2196

Cost: R350

CPD points from Batseta: The Council of Retirement Funds for South Africa

Book at https://qkt.io/cprfsa-jhb

Date: Cape Town: 1 August 2019

Time: 8am for 8.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory

Cost: R350

CPD points from Batseta: The Council of Retirement Funds for South Africa

Book at https://qkt.io/cprfsa-ct

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2 Replies to “Climate-Proofing South African Retirement Funds (Twin events)”

  1. I so wish I could be in JHB at that time, but its not to be. I will follow the event and trust there will be live updates via twitter and facebook. I would suggest that your organisers invite ALL GEPF TRUSTEES to this event. For this initiative to work we need the biggest pension fund in SA to take the lead and to be sitting in the front row.

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