More than 70 countries accounting for 76% of global emissions and more than 34% of the world’s largest companies have committed to net zero targets by 2050.  But neither the countries nor the companies are currently on track to meet these goals.  Achieving them will require a significant increase in investments in low-emission assets–an estimated additional $3.5 trillion annually over current spending levels–and most of the funding for the necessary investments must come from the private sector.

The conference will examine how private capital can be mobilized to meet the net zero challenge through a variety of financial channels and asset classes including public equity and bond markets, private equity funds, venture capital and philanthropic/catalytic capital.  The conference will also examine the role of public policies and public-private partnerships to mobilize private capital at the speed, scale and place to achieve net zero goals.