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ESG & Climate Risk Summit USA 2022

October 20 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm EDT

Where ESG risk leaders connect, exchange ideas and make vital steps towards the new future of finance.​

The ESG & Climate Risk Summit USA is taking place in New York this October gathering senior ESG risk management and investment decision makers from asset managers, hedge funds, life insurance firms, pension funds and investment banks in the USA.

With an agenda steered by the Risk.net editorial team and our global advisory board and covering the most pressing issues facing ESG risk professionals, you will leave with new ideas, new connections and a new perspective on ESG and climate risk.

Key 2022 themes:

NET ZERO

As the ESG trend continues to grow, more clients want assurance that their portfolios are not contributing to climate change.  As a result, banks, asset managers, and funds will want to consider: 

  • Carbon pollution by company 
  • Carbon pollution by sector 
  • Carbon offsets 

CARBON DISCLOSURE

With the growing demand for ESG data in order to become more net-zero, organizations are needed to participate in the climate movement.  It is important for companies to give information on their carbon pollution in three tiers: 

  • Scope 1 – direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 
  • Scope 2 – indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 
  • Scope 3 – indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the value chain of a company 

Scope 3 disclosure is the hardest to monitor and we will discuss how to improve all forms of disclosure. 

ESG DATA

 In addition to carbon disclosure data, there are other aspects of ESG that can inform investors on a company’s impact on the climate and their financial outlook.  This includes data such as: 

  • Board/leadership diversity 
  • Human rights 
  • Water stress levels 

CLIMATE RISK MODELING

Whether we like it or not, climate change is already here.  What is important at this point is minimizing its impact and determining risk through scenario analysis.  Climate risk modeling will help determine impacts on company balance sheets from paying damages, losses, or reductions in future potential profits.  These are all impacted by growing: 

  • Extreme weather events 
  • Shortages impacting supply chain 
  • Sea level rise/flooding 

IMPACT INVESTING

Asset owners and investors are choosing to use their capital for the greater good.  Companies and individual investors can be influential by: 

  • Divesting from heavy polluters 
  • Investing in heavy polluters to influence company decisions from within 
  • Investing in climate solutions

POLICY

USA is much more ahead of other global regions when it comes to imposing climate friendly regulations.  We will seek to explore what other regulations are expected in the future and how to stay compliant.