Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are becoming influential in financial decision making and also have implications for credit. What role do they play in determining credit ratings as we move towards a more sustainable future?
Join us for the inaugural Moody's ESG Conference, where analysts and guest speakers will discuss the impact of environmental, social and governance factors on credit risk and their integration into Moody’s ratings. We will also share research, case studies and frameworks to help you navigate the complexities of ESG in a credit environment.
Nikhil was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LSE plc in September 2015. He also has Group-wide responsibilities for International Development. He is a member of the LSEG Executive Committee. He joined LSEG in May 2014 as Director of International Development and Chief of Staff from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior positions over an eleven year period. Most recently he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. He served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the crisis. Nikhil also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.Read Full Bio
Dr Davies lead EBRD’s climate resilience investment operations in emerging markets from North Africa to Central Asia. He leads a team that works with businesses, financial institutions, utilities and government agencies to understand how they are affected by physical climate risks, and to integrate climate resilience into their business operations. Covering the infrastructure, corporate and financial sectors, the business area led by Dr Davies entails using climate change information to inform innovative investment design, technical cooperation and targeted policy dialogue. Prior to joining the EBRD in 2006, Dr Davies worked for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), after starting his career in environmental impacts research. Dr Davies holds a PhD in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.Read Full Bio
Seb Henbest is Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa for Bloomberg NEF in London, overseeing the firm's regional power, gas and carbon analysis and the development of its EMEA business. He also manages BNEF’s energy economics group and is lead author of its flagship publication, the New Energy Outlook. From 2008 to 2012 Seb was Head of Research and Manager of BNEF in Australia, establishing the firm's Sydney offices.Read Full Bio
Carmen is senior consultant at the Principles for Responsible Investment where she leads the ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative. The project, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, aims at enhancing the transparent and systematic consideration of ESG factors in credit risk analysis by investors and credit rating agencies.Read Full Bio
Meryam is responsible for developing sustainability engagement programmes, integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into the investment process and creating responsible investment product solutions. Meryam has over 13 years of investment experience in asset management companies, starting her career as a business proposal writer for fixed income funds. She joined LGIM in 2008 to set up a business proposal team and project managed various business initiatives across a wide range of products and capabilities. After completing an MSc in Environmental Decision Making, she joined the Corporate Governance team in 2010 to establish the engagement programme on environmental and social topics as LGIM signed up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and the UK Stewardship Code.Read Full Bio
Mike Tyrrell has been an SRI analyst for the past 20 years - on the 'buy-side' at Jupiter Asset Management, then on the 'sell-side' at HSBC Global Equities where he established the first SRI research on the ‘sell-side’ and then at Citi Investment Research. Mike is the Editor of SRI-CONNECT which is an online platform that facilitates the flow of research and discussion between analysts and enables efficient communications between investors and companies on sustainability themes.Read Full Bio
Brian Cahill is a Managing Director and Global Executive Sponsor for Moody’s Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives. In this role, Brian leads Moody’s activities in the area of ESG analytics, thematic research and market outreach, with the aim of enhancing the transparency around how ESG considerations are incorporated into credit analysis. Brian Cahill is also Managing Director of the Corporate Finance and Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Groups for Asia. In this role, he has overall responsibility for Moody’s ratings and research for these groups in the region, managing teams in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.Read Full Bio
Sarah has been the lead analyst for most countries in the European Union, as well as the United States. She is currently responsible for a portfolio of credits that includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, the Isle of Man, and the Council of Europe Development Bank. She is also one of the Sovereign Risk Group’s global spokespeople. She joined Moody’s in 2009 after completing a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School.Read Full Bio
Rahul Ghosh is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Green Bonds team. In this capacity, Rahul coordinates the company’s thematic and educational research and outreach initiatives on the impact of ESG considerations for global credit markets. Rahul also serves as a senior analyst for Moody’s Green Bond Assessments (GBAs), which evaluate the effectiveness of an issuer’s approach to managing, administering, allocating proceeds to and reporting on environmental projects financed with green bonds.Read Full Bio
Simon Harris is Managing Director for Global Insurance and Managed Investments, based in London. He is responsible for Moody’s analytic teams maintaining Moody’s ratings on re/insurers and managed investments globally.Read Full Bio
Jim Hempstead is a Managing Director in Moody’s Global Project & Infrastructure Finance Group where he helps manage the North American Regulated Utility and Power Team. Jim also acts as a rating chair across all segments of the Global Infrastructure and Project Finance franchise, is a member of the Infrastructure Finance Franchise Committee and a member of the Global Infrastructure Focus Editorial Board. In 2017, Jim joined Moody’s Global ESG Working Group and is managing the firm’s Green Bond Initiatives. Jim joined Moody’s in December 2002. Prior to joining Moody’s, Jim spent time as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co., working in the Global Energy & Power Group, providing financial and advisory services to electric, natural gas distribution, interstate pipeline, energy merchant, water and energy technology companies. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jim worked with Salomon Smith Barney Corporate Finance, working in their Global Energy & Power Group.Read Full Bio
David Rubinoff is Managing Director of Moody’s Sub-Sovereign Group and Moody’s Public Sector Europe (MPSE). He has overall responsibility for ratings and research on regional and local governments and related issuers, including housing associations and universities globally, outside the United States.Read Full Bio
Yasmina Serghini is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s Investors Service’s Corporate Finance Group. She is the chair of Moody’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) working group in EMEA. Moody’s is committed to incorporating ESG risks into its analysis and, in this role, Yasmina co-ordinates Moody’s ESG research and outreach initiatives in the region. In addition, Yasmina manages the teams in Paris and in Milan that are responsible for investment grade and high yield companies primarily in the retail, pharmaceutical, railway, ferry, beverage and postal services industries.Read Full Bio