Climate Week Briefing 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Hosted by Moody’s Investors Service in partnership with the Climate Bond Initiative, the Climate Week Briefing will focus on the pace and cost of carbon transition, and the financial tools deployed to facilitate it.

Please join us at Moody’s fourth annual Climate Week Briefing taking place on September 26th when we bring together senior industry executives with Moody’s analysts for dynamic discussions on the future of carbon transition. This briefing will highlight affected industries, discuss how the risk is being transferred across asset classes and sectors, touch on commonly accepted carbon emission projections, and explore the recent developments in the green bond market.

·      Who will bear the cost of climate bail out?

·      What constitutes a “green” investment?  

·      Are global standards inhibiting or facilitating the growth of green bond market?  

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Agenda

8:30 AM   Registration

9:00 AM   Welcome Remarks

» Jim Hempstead, Managing Director, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

9:10 AM   Keynote Address by Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres

9:20 AM   Spotlight Conversation with Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative

 Interviewed by Jim Hempstead, Managing Director, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

9:40 AM   Predicting the carbon future – how fast do we need to adapt?

This panel will focus on the extent and pace of climate adaptation efforts taking place, particularly from the perspective of cities, states and governments. We will touch on the commonly accepted carbon emission projections (such as those published by the International Energy Agency) and attempt to tackle the big question of who – and how – will bear the cost of the climate bail out.

Moderator

»   James Leaton, VP – Senior Credit Officer, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

»   John Furlow, Deputy Director, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

»   Christopher Hurst, Director General, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

»   Leonard Jones, Managing Director, US Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service

»   Lindsay Ross, Senior Analyst, Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

10:25 AM  Networking Break

10:45 AM  Industry Spotlight: Carbon transition in the Automotive Industry

This panel will focus on the carbon transition risks and opportunities in the automotive industry, including the credit rating agency perspective, automakers’ mitigation strategies, and the value of sustainability initiatives in this sector.

Moderator

»   Bob Jankowitz, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

»   Sharon Basel, Senior Manager, Sustainability, General Motors

»   Bruce Clark, SVP, Transportation and Capital Goods Team, Moody’s Investors Service

»   Kevin Eckerle, Director of Corporate Research and Engagement, NYU, Stern Center for Sustainable Business

»   Falk Frey, SVP, Transportation and Capital Goods Team, Moody’s Investors Service

»   Darren Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, Exco Technologies

11:30 AM  From Brown to Green: How Green Finance is Incorporating the Carbon Transition Story

This panel will cover recent developments in the conversation around what constitutes a “green” investment, including the concept of “transition bonds.” The discussion will also focus on how global standards may be facilitating or inhibiting growth in the green bond market.

Moderator

»   Matt Kuchtyak, Analyst, ESG and Green Bonds Teams, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

»   Sam Brothwell, Director of Research, Energy Income Partners

»   Jan Childress, Director, Investor Relations, ConEd

»   Justine Leigh-Bell, Deputy CEO and Director of Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative

»   Anna Zubets-Anderson, Vice President – Senior Analyst, MISA, Moody’s Investors Service

12:15 PM   Closing Remarks

»   Swami Venkataraman, SVP, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

12:20 PM   Conclusion

Agenda

8:30 AM   Registration

9:00 AM   Welcome Remarks

» Jim Hempstead, Managing Director, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

9:10 AM   Keynote Address by Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres

9:20 AM   Spotlight Conversation with Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative

 Interviewed by Jim Hempstead, Managing Director, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

9:40 AM   Predicting the carbon future – how fast do we need to adapt?

This panel will focus on the extent and pace of climate adaptation efforts taking place, particularly from the perspective of cities, states and governments. We will touch on the commonly accepted carbon emission projections (such as those published by the International Energy Agency) and attempt to tackle the big question of who – and how – will bear the cost of the climate bail out.

Moderator

»   James Leaton, VP – Senior Credit Officer, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

»   John Furlow, Deputy Director, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

»   Christopher Hurst, Director General, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

»   Leonard Jones, Managing Director, US Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service

»   Lindsay Ross, Senior Analyst, Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

10:25 AM  Networking Break

10:45 AM  Industry Spotlight: Carbon transition in the Automotive Industry

This panel will focus on the carbon transition risks and opportunities in the automotive industry, including the credit rating agency perspective, automakers’ mitigation strategies, and the value of sustainability initiatives in this sector.

Moderator

»   Bob Jankowitz, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

»   Sharon Basel, Senior Manager, Sustainability, General Motors

»   Bruce Clark, SVP, Transportation and Capital Goods Team, Moody’s Investors Service

»   Kevin Eckerle, Director of Corporate Research and Engagement, NYU, Stern Center for Sustainable Business

»   Falk Frey, SVP, Transportation and Capital Goods Team, Moody’s Investors Service

»   Darren Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, Exco Technologies

11:30 AM  From Brown to Green: How Green Finance is Incorporating the Carbon Transition Story

This panel will cover recent developments in the conversation around what constitutes a “green” investment, including the concept of “transition bonds.” The discussion will also focus on how global standards may be facilitating or inhibiting growth in the green bond market.

Moderator

»   Matt Kuchtyak, Analyst, ESG and Green Bonds Teams, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

»   Sam Brothwell, Director of Research, Energy Income Partners

»   Jan Childress, Director, Investor Relations, ConEd

»   Justine Leigh-Bell, Deputy CEO and Director of Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative

»   Anna Zubets-Anderson, Vice President – Senior Analyst, MISA, Moody’s Investors Service

12:15 PM   Closing Remarks

»   Swami Venkataraman, SVP, ESG Group, Moody’s Investors Service

12:20 PM   Conclusion

Featured Industry Speakers

Sharon K. Basel
Senior Manager, Sustainability

Guest Speaker

General Motors

Guest Speaker

General Motors

Senior Manager, Sustainability
Sharon K. Basel
Justine Leigh-Bell
Deputy CEO and Director of Market Development

Guest Speaker

Climate Bonds Initiative

Guest Speaker

Climate Bonds Initiative

Deputy CEO and Director of Market Development
Justine Leigh-Bell
Kevin Eckerle
Director of Corporate Research and Engagement

Guest Speaker

NYU, Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Guest Speaker

NYU, Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Director of Corporate Research and Engagement
Kevin Eckerle
John Furlow
Deputy Director

Guest Speaker

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Guest Speaker

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Deputy Director
John Furlow
Sean Kidney
Chief Executive Officer

Guest Speaker

Climate Bonds Initiative

Guest Speaker

Climate Bonds Initiative

Chief Executive Officer
Sean Kidney
Darren Kirk
President and Chief Executive Officer

Guest Speaker

Exco Technologies

Guest Speaker

Exco Technologies

President and Chief Executive Officer
Darren Kirk
Mindy S. Lubber
Chief Executive Officer and President

Guest Speaker

Ceres

Guest Speaker

Ceres

Chief Executive Officer and President
Mindy S. Lubber
Lindsay Ross
Senior Analyst

Guest Speaker

Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

Guest Speaker

Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

Senior Analyst
Lindsay Ross
Sam Brothwell
Director of Research

Guest Speaker

Energy Income Partners

Guest Speaker

Energy Income Partners

Director of Research
Sam Brothwell
Christopher Hurst
Director General, Projects Directorate

Guest Speaker

European Investment Bank

Guest Speaker

European Investment Bank

Director General, Projects Directorate
Christopher Hurst

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