C2C, THE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS COLLABORATIVE, STIMULATES SUSTAINED ACTION IN CLIMATE-RELATED INVESTMENT AMONG COMMITTED PHILANTHROPIES AND FAMILY OFFICES.
The Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) is a solutions-oriented working group for pioneering philanthropies, investment managers, and family offices in climate investing. Members support one another through collaboration to accelerate the flow of capital to address climate change. Working group members are committed to making investments that measurably reduce emissions and are working together to deploy $3 billion in private and philanthropic capital by 2025. C2C’s overarching objective is bringing market-based climate solutions to scale and to make the field of climate investing more connective, active, and effective.
Featured News and Insights
The introduction of 2 ̊C Scenario Analysis follows the publication of climate risk disclosure recommendations by the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in 2017. The TCFD recommends that companies conduct regular climate-related scenario analyses, including a scenario that limits global warming to 2 ̊C. The app includes various indicators for select listed oil and gas companies, that users can incorporate into their assessments of resilience under carbon constrained scenarios.
The Climate Solutions Collaborative draws your attention to a great read from PRIME Coalition and Cambridge Associates in the Stanford Social Innovation Review around the critical gaps in climate solutions funding. The piece highlights the need for new solutions, current gaps in the landscape, and approaches for addressing those gaps.
Confluence draws your attention to the latest major and impressive report from the IFC, a public report partner on the Investing in a Time of Climate Change study. The report points to trillions of dollars’ worth of climate-smart investment opportunities and emphasizes the need for smart policy reforms from governments and innovative business models to unlock private sector finance.
Foundations, endowment managers, family offices, and high net individuals are currently well-positioned to play catalytic roles in the evolving cleantech ecosystem. To take advantage of this existing opportunity, wealth owners and managers committed to solving climate and energy challenges must utilize the full range of tools at their disposal to support the companies, new models, and investors that are driving the next shift in the investment cycle for cleantech.
Download the Primer, Co-Authored by Rob Day, CREO Co-Founder and General Partner, Spring Lane Capital and Matt Brown, Energy and Transportation Lead, CREO Syndicate. The paper was co-edited by Dana Lanza, Confluence Philanthropy CEO and Regine Clement, CEO of the CREO Syndicate.
Philanthropic and family office investors are well positioned to play an important role in the transition to a clean economy, but to date, the pace of progress has not yet met the need. The Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C), through our Re-Investment Institutes and other programming, works to make the field of climate investing more connective, active, and effective for philanthropic and family office investors.
Watch Debbie Gordon, Director and Senior Fellow of the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace walk through the latest version of the Oil-Climate Index, an interactive platform that provides data around the GHG impact of fossil fuels across different supply chains, geographies and other characteristics. This information is critical to being able to effectively understand and engage portfolio companies on their climate impact.
In early July 2017, Confluence Philanthropy held a webinar to discuss the Implications of the U.S. Withdrawal of Support from the UNFCCC. Co-sponsored by the Climate and Energy Funders Group and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s Planet Pledge fund, the session featured a discussion between Jonathan Pershing, Program Director, Environment at the Hewlett Foundation and former U.S. lead negotiator in the UNFCCC and John Goldstein, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and co-founder, Imprint Capital Advisors .Michael Northrop, Program Director for Sustainable Development at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund moderated the discussion.
On Thursday, June 1, as President Trump was announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate deal, a group of committed family offices and foundations representing over $1.3B in assets was convened by the Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) at the Sierra Club Foundation to talk about strategies for investing in climate solutions. This Re-Investment Institute brought together participants in a structured workshop to foster peer-to-peer exchange and a diversity of perspectives on climate investing, with the goal of helping participants chart their own path towards investing in climate solutions. During the meeting, the group championed a commitment to deploy $3B in capital towards climate solutions from the C2C network by 2025.
On Thursday, June 1 as President Trump was announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate deal, a group of committed family offices and foundations representing over $1.3B in assets were meeting to talk about strategies for investing in climate solutions. Organizations in the room and others across the globe are joining together to invest at least $3 billion in the companies and organizations that will end the fossil fuel era, improve all human lives and heal our atmosphere.
Upcoming C2C Events
Join Confluence and the Active Owners Working Group for a critical conversation about the TCJA and its affect on the long-term financial health of the country. Learn how impact investors can use the tools of shareholder advocacy to influence corporations to use additional revenues resulting from the TCJA to create a more equitable workforce - new jobs, increased wages and better benefits for workers.
- Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense
- Seth Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
- Fran Seegull, Executive Director, US Impact Investing Alliance
- Tim Smith, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management (moderator)
- Tom Van Dyck, Managing Director – Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management
For Confluence Philanthropy Asset Owner Members Only
As part of the Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) mission to accelerate the flow of philanthropic and family office capital to address climate change, C2C offers opportunities for members to engage directly with those in the field who are making climate related impact investments. Harnessing the power of the C2C network, we encourage peer-to-peer collaboration and shared understanding through collective dialogue and engagement. As part of the C2C Exploration Series, we invite you to join us for a members-only session to learn more about select CALCEF CalSEED entrepreneurs.
- Ken Alston, Investment Manager, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)
- Wendolyn Holland, Managing Director, Holland Consulting LLC (moderator)
- Entrepreneurs to be announced
If you are interested in attending, contact Mark Allegrini, C2C Program Manager at Mark@ConfluencePhilanthropy.org.
Join the world’s green bond industry as we gather to talk about how we will grow the market in the coming year.
In 2018 we’ll do that on 20 March, plus a bonus day of special Roundtables on 21 March and two very special pre-conference Workshops on 19 March. Download the Agenda here.
The conference theme will be: "How to get to a Trillion Dollar Market"