ESG Conference
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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Moody’s annual conference brings together over 150 market practitioners for engaging debate on the mainstreaming of ESG data and analysis and the impact on global credit markets.

Join the conversation where key industry figures will share their insights on important ESG themes, including the low-carbon transition, physical climate risks,corporate governance and more. Get the perspectives on the rise of the ESG from Moody’s senior credit analysts, as well as representatives from our affiliates Vigeo Eiris and Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

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<div class="section-highlights"><div class="highlights-info"><div class="highlights-quotes"><h2 class="highlights-title"><strong class="n-h2">Highlights from 2018 event</strong></h2><div class="highlights-container w-container"><div class="highlights-quotes"><em class="n-rtb-cms">"Great external speakers, Moody's generated content and efforts are much appreciated."<br></em><strong></strong></div><div class="highlight-quote-author"><strong><em>Head of Credit &amp; Portfolio Strategy</em><em class="italic-text-14">&nbsp;<br></em></strong></div></div><div class="highlights-container w-container"><div class="highlights-quotes"><em class="n-rtb-cms">"It was good to see that there is drive for each stakeholders to take action."<br></em></div><div class="highlight-quote-author"><strong><em>Portfolio Manager</em><em class="italic-text-14">&nbsp;<br></em></strong></div></div><div class="highlights-container w-container"><div class="highlights-quotes"><em class="n-rtb-cms">"I found the polling questions particularly useful to get a better understanding of the challenges/concerns of fixed income investors."<br></em></div><div class="highlight-quote-author"><strong><em>Managing Director</em><em class="italic-text-14">&nbsp;<br></em></strong></div></div><div class="highlights-container w-container"><div class="highlights-quotes"><em class="n-rtb-cms">"It was a well-balanced, well-organised and well-attended event."<br></em></div><div class="highlight-quote-author"><strong><em class="italic-text-14">Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management&nbsp;<br></em></strong></div></div><div class="highlights-container w-container"><div class="highlights-quotes"><em class="n-rtb-cms">"Every single speaker had something informative and interesting to say. All were well-prepared, and the moderators know exactly what they were doing. Best conference I have been to this year."<br></em></div><div class="highlight-quote-author"><strong><em>Director<br></em></strong></div></div></div></div></div>

Agenda

08.00-08.45   Pre-Conference Workshop: Exploring Moody’s Corporate Governance Assessment

  • Assessing corporate governance – a creditor-centric approach
  • Examples and use cases

     Brendan Sheehan, Vice President – Senior Analyst, ESG

08:00-09:00       Registration & Coffee

09:00-09:10    Welcome Address

     Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

09:10-09:30    Keynote Address: Value and Values - The Rise and Rise of ESG in the Financial Sector

     Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy/Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

09:30-10:15    Panel Discussion: ESG & Credit - The Challenges of Integration

  • The four components to Moody’s analytical approach
  • ESG and Financial institutions – sector case study
  • How enhanced disclosure supports credit analysis

     Led by: Swami Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, ESG  

     Mitch Reznick, Head of Research & Sustainable Fixed Income, Hermes Investment Management

     Carola Schuler, Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

10:15-10:45        Networking and Coffee Break

10:45-11:25    Panel discussion: Temperature Check: Analysing the Low-Carbon Transition

  • What is the role of policy versus technology?
  • Who is going to pay for the energy transition?
  • What new business models & opportunities do we see emerging?

     Led by James Leaton, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, ESG

     Peter Berlin, Director - Head of Capital Markets, EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG

     Randy Cutler, Senior Research Credit Analyst, Fidelity International

     Matthias Heck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group

     Graham Taylor, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Project & Infrastructure Finance Group

11:25-11:45    Spotlight Conversation: Getting Physical - Financial Implications of Climate Change

  • Demystifying the science: a practical guide to climate hazards
  • Physical risk reporting – evaluating best practices
  • Will policymakers and regulators turn to climate stress tests?

     Led by Andrew Davison, Senior Vice President, Project & Infrastructure Finance Group

     Nik Steinberg, Director of Analytics, Four Twenty Seven

11:45-12:25    Panel Discussion: Social risks and sustainable development – implications for global credit

  • Social risks: mapping materiality to credit
  • Assessing SDG exposure: which metrics are useful?
  • Putting the SDGs into practice: an investment framework

   Led by Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President, ESG

    Sabine Lochmann, CEO, Vigeo Eiris

    Saida Eggerstedt, Head of Sustainable Credit, Schroders Investment Management

    Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President – Sovereign Risk Group

   

12:25-12:30   Closing Remarks

   Michael Rowan, Managing Director, Global Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group

12:45-13:30      Post-Conference Workshop: Moody's Carbon Transition Assessment Explained

  • Carbon transition assessment - ranking issuer exposure
  • Identifying risks and opportunities from the transition
  • Integrating future scenarios

   James Leaton, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, ESG

   Matthias Heck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group

Agenda

08.00-08.45   Pre-Conference Workshop: Exploring Moody’s Corporate Governance Assessment

     Brendan Sheehan, Vice President – Senior Analyst, ESG

08:00-09:00       Registration & Coffee

09:00-09:10    Welcome Address

     Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

09:10-09:30    Keynote Address: Value and Values - The Rise and Rise of ESG in the Financial Sector

     Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy/Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

09:30-10:15    Panel Discussion: ESG & Credit - The Challenges of Integration

     Led by: Swami Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, ESG  

     Mitch Reznick, Head of Research & Sustainable Fixed Income, Hermes Investment Management

     Carola Schuler, Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

10:15-10:45        Networking and Coffee Break

10:45-11:25    Panel discussion: Temperature Check: Analysing the Low-Carbon Transition

     Led by James Leaton, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, ESG

     Peter Berlin, Director - Head of Capital Markets, EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG

     Randy Cutler, Senior Research Credit Analyst, Fidelity International

     Matthias Heck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group

     Graham Taylor, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Project & Infrastructure Finance Group

11:25-11:45    Spotlight Conversation: Getting Physical - Financial Implications of Climate Change

     Led by Andrew Davison, Senior Vice President, Project & Infrastructure Finance Group

     Nik Steinberg, Director of Analytics, Four Twenty Seven

11:45-12:25    Panel Discussion: Social risks and sustainable development – implications for global credit

   Led by Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President, ESG

    Sabine Lochmann, CEO, Vigeo Eiris

    Saida Eggerstedt, Head of Sustainable Credit, Schroders Investment Management

    Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President – Sovereign Risk Group

   

12:25-12:30   Closing Remarks

   Michael Rowan, Managing Director, Global Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group

12:45-13:30      Post-Conference Workshop: Moody's Carbon Transition Assessment Explained

   James Leaton, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, ESG

   Matthias Heck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Peter Berlin
Director - Head of Capital Markets

Guest Speaker

EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG

Guest Speaker

EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG

Director - Head of Capital Markets
Peter Berlin
Randy Cutler
Senior Research Credit Analyst

Guest Speaker

Fidelity International

Guest Speaker

Fidelity International

Senior Research Credit Analyst
Randy Cutler
Daniel Klier
Group General Manager, Global Head of Sustainable Finance

Guest Speaker

HSBC

Guest Speaker

HSBC

Group General Manager, Global Head of Sustainable Finance
Daniel Klier
Sabine Lochmann
CEO

Guest Speaker

Vigeo Eiris

Guest Speaker

Vigeo Eiris

CEO
Sabine Lochmann
Mitch Reznick
Head of Research and Sustainable Fixed Income

Guest Speaker

Hermes Investment Management

Guest Speaker

Hermes Investment Management

Head of Research and Sustainable Fixed Income
Mitch Reznick
Nik Steinberg
Director of Analytics

Guest Speaker

Four Twenty Seven

Guest Speaker

Four Twenty Seven

Director of Analytics
Nik Steinberg
Saida Eggerstedt
Head of Sustainable Credit

Guest Speaker

Schroders Investment Management

Guest Speaker

Schroders Investment Management

Head of Sustainable Credit
Saida Eggerstedt

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
Sarah Carlson
Senior Vice President
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Senior Vice President
Sarah Carlson
Andrew Davison
Senior Vice President
Project & Infrastructure Finance

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Project & Infrastructure Finance
Senior Vice President
Andrew Davison
Rahul Ghosh
Senior Vice President
ESG & Green Bonds

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

ESG & Green Bonds
Senior Vice President
Rahul Ghosh
Matthias Heck
Vice President-Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President-Senior Credit Officer
Matthias Heck
James Leaton
Vice President, Senior Credit Officer
ESG

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

ESG
Vice President, Senior Credit Officer
James Leaton
Michael Rowan
Managing Director
Global Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Global Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group
Managing Director
Michael Rowan
Carola Schuler
Managing Director - Banking Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Managing Director - Banking Group
Carola Schuler
Brendan Sheehan
Vice President - Senior Analyst, ESG

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Vice President - Senior Analyst, ESG
Brendan Sheehan
Graham Taylor
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
UK regulated and unregulated utilities

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

UK regulated and unregulated utilities
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Graham Taylor
Swami Venkataraman
Senior Vice President
ESG

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

ESG
Senior Vice President
Swami Venkataraman

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Valerija Slavina

Events and Outreach Manager

Valerija.Slavina@moodys.com