Coal Policy and Financial Risk

The High Road to Paris

Institutional investors now are graded on how well their coal policies align with the Paris Agreement. Which funds get high marks?

Thursday, September 24 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET at Climate Week NYC 2020, panelists from Reclaim Finance (makers of the Coal Policy Tool) and Urgewald (keepers of the Global Coal Exit List), and the French insurance company and asset manager AXA discuss the risks of coal investments.


About this Event

New tools are available for assessing coal holdings in investment portfolios. Our expert panelists will discuss the risks of coal exposure to institutional funds, and strategies for minimizing that risk in alignment with the Paris Agreement.


  • Sylvain Vanston – Group Head of Climate & Environment, AXA
  • Heffa Schucking – Founder and Campaign Director, Urgewald
  • Lucie Pinson – Executive Director, Reclaim Finance
  • Ashish Fernandes – Climate Risk Horizons, Moderator

This event is one of a series of Global Conversations about Finance, Risk, and Investments in a Low-Carbon Future, presented as part of Climate Week NYC 2020, Sept. 21-27. Sponsors include the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Climate-Safe Pensions Network, DivestNY, Fossil Free California, Friends of the Earth, MassDivest, Reclaim Finance,, Urgewald, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, 350 Silicon Valley, and

All registered attendees will receive a link to the recording after the event.