ESG Conference

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 2018

Conference

ESG Conference

Through the credit lens: A focus on ESG

thursday, November 08, 2018
merchant taylors' hall, london

ESG Conference

Through the credit lens: A focus on ESG
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
October 2018
Simpsons In the Strand
London

ESG Conference

Through the credit lens: A focus on ESG

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
October 2018
Simpsons In the Strand
London

ESG Conference

Through the credit lens: A focus on ESG

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
October 2018
Simpsons In the Strand
London

ESG Conference

Through the credit lens: A focus on ESG

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
October 2018
Simpsons In the Strand
London

ESG Conference

Through the credit lens: A focus on ESG

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
October 2018
Simpsons In the Strand
London

Overview

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.

Agenda Highlights

  • Learn which sectors are most affected by environmental issues
  • Understand through case studies how ESG factors influence country and local government ratings  
  • Focus on the credit implications of carbon transition and the physical impact of climate change

Agenda

08.30         Registration & Coffee

09.00           Welcome Address

Chairperson: James Hempstead, Managing Director - Utilities, Public Project & Infrastructure Finance

09.10           Keynote Address

Green finance: Where next?

  • Green finance momentum and opportunities for financial institutions
  • Pace and challenges of ESG integration for the capital markets
  • Effects of increasing ESG integration into analytics across asset classes/products

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange

09.30          Panel Discussion

The Physical Risks of Climate Change

  • Understanding physical climate risks: acute versus chronic hazards
  • Implications for credit quality sovereigns and sub-sovereigns
  • Asset and liability risks and opportunities for insurers

Led by Mike Tyrrell, Editor, SRI-CONNECT

Craig Davies, Head, Climate Resilience Investments, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

David Rubinoff, Managing Director, Sub-Sovereign

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group

Simon Harris, Managing Director, Global Funds & Asset Management Group

10.15         Networking & Coffee Break

10.45           Presentation & Spotlight Conversation

The materiality imperative - mapping environmental exposure across global sectors

  • Environmental risks that pose the greatest threat to credit and Moody’s global universe of
    rated debt
  • Which sectors face elevated credit exposure from environmental risks?

Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President, ESG & Green Bonds


The investment implications of the Paris Agreement: Global Economy in Transition

  • What are the primary credit effects of carbon transition?
  • Will policy and technology trends ultimately align with a 2-degree trajectory?
  • How are Moody’s and the investor community assessing transition implications within portfolios?

Led by Brian Cahill, Managing Director - Global Executive Sponsor, ESG Initiative

Seb Henbest, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg NEF

11.35          Panel Discussion

ESG and credit: What role for CRA's?

  • “Built-in” or “bolt-on”: incorporating ESG into credit analysis
  • Connecting social considerations to credit
  • Navigating time horizons and the complexities of ESG
  • Measuring governance and understanding its role in credit risk

Led by Yasmina Serghini, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

Carmen Nuzzo, Senior Consultant - Credit Ratings, PRI

Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President, ESG & Green Bonds

Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability, Legal & General

12.20           Closing Remarks

Brian Cahill, Managing Director - Global Executive Sponsor, ESG Initiative

12.25           Conference Close

Speakers

Moody's Speakers

Brian Cahill

Managing Director

Asia Pacific, Head of ESG

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Asia Pacific, Head of ESG

Managing Director

Brian Cahill

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.

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Sarah Carlson

Senior Vice President

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Senior Vice President

Sarah Carlson

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.

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Rahul Ghosh

Senior Vice President

ESG & Green Bonds

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

ESG & Green Bonds

Senior Vice President

Rahul Ghosh

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.

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Simon Harris

Managing Director

Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group

Managing Director

Simon Harris

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.

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James Hempstead

Managing Director - Utilities

Public Project & Infrastructure Finance

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Public Project & Infrastructure Finance

Managing Director - Utilities

James Hempstead

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.

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David Rubinoff

Managing Director

Sub-Sovereign Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sub-Sovereign Group

Managing Director

David Rubinoff

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.

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Yasmina Serghini

Associate Managing Director

Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group

Associate Managing Director

Yasmina Serghini

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.

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Further Information

Moody’s Events 

Eleanor Mcintosh

Events Manager

+44-207-772-1559

eleanor.mcintosh@moodys.com