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 and Breakfast

9:00 AM         Welcome Remarks

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

9:10 AM          Keynote Address

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

   »   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, PhD, Senior Research Scholar, NYU

   »   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.

   Panelists

   »   Sam Brothwell, Director of Research, Energy Income Partners

   »   Jan Childress, Director, Investor Relations, ConEd

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


12:15 PM       Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

8:30 AM         Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM         Welcome Remarks

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

9:10 AM          Keynote Address

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

   »   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, PhD, Senior Research Scholar, NYU

   »   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.

   Panelists

   »   Sam Brothwell, Director of Research, Energy Income Partners

   »   Jan Childress, Director, Investor Relations, ConEd

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


12:15 PM       Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

Sharon K. Basel
Senior Manager, Sustainability

External Organisation

General Motors

External Organisation

General Motors

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

Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate Bonds Initiative

Director of Market Development
Justine Leigh-Bell
Lindsay Ross
Senior Analyst,

External Organisation

Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

External Organisation

Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

Senior Analyst,
Lindsay Ross

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