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Funding the Global Energy Transformation

Australia is going through an important energy transition as we move towards a clean energy system. In this forum, our panel of experts explored the key issues related to this transition and the investment opportunities, challenges and impacts these present.

Renewable energy is at the centre of the transition to a less carbon intensive and more sustainable energy system and there are many benefits:

1.Australian households will save hundreds of dollars on their power bills thanks to the Renewable Energy Target.

2. It generates investment in homegrown Australian industry.

3. It has created tens of thousands of Australian jobs, with thousands more on the way.

Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change
Emma has been CEO at the Investor Group on Climate Change since August 2015. She has worked in climate change, sustainability, public policy and finance for almost twenty years. Prior to IGCC, Emma spent 15 years at Westpac Banking Corporation where she worked at the vanguard of climate change and finance.

Jens Peers, CIO, Sustainable Equities and Fixed Income, Mirova
Jens is CIO Sustainable Equities and Fixed Income of Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers engaged in responsible investing. He joined Mirova in 2013. Prior to Natixis, Jens was head of portfolio management – environmental strategies for water, agribusiness and cleantech (renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management) at Kleinwort Benson Investors, Dublin.

Marc Barrington, CEO, SIMEC Energy Australia
Marc joined SIMEC Energy Australia as CEO in July 2018, working with a strong team of executives aiming to deliver compelling solutions for commercial and industrial consumers of energy, including the requirements of the Liberty/GFG Group. He is an experienced executive with significant exposure to Australia’s energy markets.

Simon Holmes à Court, Energy Transition Hub, Melbourne University
Simon began his career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley during the first dotcom wave, then spent more than a decade in precision farm water management. Simon built the country’s first community-owned wind farm, near Daylesford in Central Victoria. He is a director of the Smart Energy Council, senior advisor to the Energy Transition Hub at Melbourne University and writes regularly about the transformation of Australia’s energy sector.


Presented in partnership with

Date: Monday 21st
Venue: Statewide office
Address: 211 Victoria Square

Date: Tuesday 22nd
Venue: The Westin Hotel
Address: 205 Collins Street

Date: Wednesday 23rd
Venue: Amora Hotel
Address: 11 Jamison Street

Time: 12.15pm – 2.00pm
Eligibility: FEAL members and Executives at not-for-profit superannuation funds.

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