With human-induced climate change already affecting climates across the globe, the financial services sector is experiencing an ever-increasing sense of urgency to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades.


The Responsible Investment Association Australasia's (RIAA) Financial Adviser Forum invites you to the first of its thematic series for financial advisers, focusing on climate.


This series comprises three short 30-minute lunch and learn sessions aiming to bring advisers up to speed on the issue of climate change, identify product solutions that you can recommend to your clients, and understand how the thematic of climate is assessed in RIAA's renowned Responsible Investment Certification Program.


9 out of 10 Australian's expect that their financial adviser is knowledgeable about responsible investment issues and has options available to them. Arm yourself with the information to deliver solutions to your clients that take into account their broader long-term interests.


This series is free to attend for RIAA members and non-members. After you have registered for the 7 October event, you will be automatically registered for 14 and 21 October, you do not have to re-register.


CPD Hours from the FPA will be available.

Session 1: Understanding climate change risks


Thursday 7 October 12:30pm – 1:00pm AEDT


Hear updates from climate expert Professor David Karoly​ of the CSIRO Climate Science Centre to understand the physical risks associated with climate change both in Australia and globally, including key findings from the recent IPCC 6th Assessment report​


Zoe Vonbatenburg from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency will provide an overview of the strategies and technologies which ARENA are supporting to help us to transition to renewable energy solutions.



Session 2: Accessing the climate thematic


Thursday 14 October 12:30pm – 1:00pm AEDT

What options do you have available to you now? Hear from five product providers who have achieved certification under RIAA's Responsible Investment Certification Program. Understand how they are addressing climate and renewable energy opportunities in their funds. Products include:




Session 3 Verifying claims


Thursday 21 October 12:30pm – 1:00pm AEDT


Who verifies the claims being made in products and how are these assessed? RIAA's own Head of Certification and Ratings, Cassandra Williams will explain the Responsible Investment Certification Program and how our team assesses product provider claims around climate change and renewable energy opportunities, so that you have confidence that the fund is aligned to your clients' values.


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Speakers

Joshua Edmunds

Manager of Operations and Member Services at Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Karen McLeod

Certified Financial Planner at Ethical Investment Advisers


Dave Rae

Financial Planner at Federation Financial Services

Cassandra Williams

Head of Certification and Ratings at Responsible Investment Association Australasia

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