In a live, on-the-record interview with Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, this webinar will explore the avenues to tackling climate change, and address the challenges ahead. How are the G20 group of the world’s largest and most powerful countries tackling and who are the leaders? How can the world influence those nations will less ambitious net-zero targets, such as China? What would be the civilian and consumer impact of transition in the harder-to-abate sectors? And crucially – can we do this?
Marisa Drew – Chief Sustainability Officer & Global Head Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance for Credit Suisse. Previously, Marisa served in several other capacities at Credit Suisse including as the CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance Department and the Co-Head of the EMEA Investment Banking and Capital Markets (IBCM) Division. She has been in the investment banking business for over 30 years and joined Credit Suisse in 2003, to establish the Leveraged Finance Origination Group. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Marisa worked for Merrill Lynch for eleven years and was instrumental in the formation of Merrill Lynch’s European Leveraged Finance Group. Marisa is also active in recruitment, diversity and philanthropic initiatives in the industry. She sits on the Harvard Women’s Leadership Board and is a Trustee of the Credit Suisse Foundation. She also sits on the advisory boards of Room-to-Read and the Lessons for Life Foundation.
In conversation with:
Lord Adair Turner – Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of major power and industrial companies, investors, environmental NGOs and experts working out achievable pathways to limit global warming to well below 2˚C by 2040 while stimulating economic development and social progress. He was chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking until January 2019, where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is Chairman of Chubb Europe and on the Advisory Board of Envision Energy, a Shanghai-based group focussed on renewable energy, batteries and digital systems. From 2008-2013, Lord Turner chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority, and played a leading role in the post crisis redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation.
Lord Turner has held high profile roles in public policy: he was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry; chairman of the UK Low Pay Commission; chairman of the Pensions Commission; he was the first chairman of the Climate Change Committee an independent body to advise the UK Government on tackling climate change. The recommendations set out in their first report “Building a low-carbon economy” were adopted in 2009. He became a cross bench member of the House of Lords in 2006.
Amongst his business roles, Lord Turner was at McKinsey&Co; was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc.
He is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt) and a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing). He writes regularly for Project Syndicate, and has published ‘Between Debt and the Devil’, and ‘Economics after the Crisis’. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the British Museum, honorary fellow of The Royal Society, and received an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University in 2017.