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The Future of ESG Data America 2023

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
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Event Details:
  • April 24
  • 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  EDT
  • 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
    600 14th St NW
    Washington, DC, DC 20005 United States
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  • $995
About the Event:

Environmental Finance is delighted to announce that our hugely successful annual conference The Future of ESG Data is now launching an America edition, arriving in Washington on April 24 2023.

Building on the enormous popularity of 2022’s London event, The Future of ESG Data conference is arriving in the US as a central source of discussion and learning for the rapidly evolving ESG Data industry. This unique one-day event will offer unrivalled insight from industry leading experts on all aspects of the industry.

Register to join us and be a part of the conversation on the future of ESG Data.

If you are interested in partnering with us for these events, please contact Bryn Hossack at [email protected], to discuss your specific requirements and the opportunities available.

Some of the key areas of discussion include:

How are investors using ESG data for investment decisions?

Emerging developments in measuring the “S” pillar of ESG

Initiatives in developing nature-related and biodiversity investment data

The role of ESG data in the transition to net zero

How are corporates building ESG reporting strategies?

Investor insights on emerging disclosure regulations and standards

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  • 09:00 am

    Chair's opening remarks

    09:00 am - 09:05 am EDT (5 mins)

    • Peter Cripps
      Editor, Environmental Finance
  • 09:05 am

    Fireside chat – industry responses to the new SEC disclosure regulations

    09:05 am - 09:30 am EDT (25 mins)

  • 09:30 am

    Standards keynote – how far we are from a standardized framework for ESG reporting, in the U.S. and globally?

    09:30 am - 09:55 am EDT (25 mins)

    • Neil Stewart
      Director of Corporate Outreach, ISSB/IFRS Foundation
  • 09:55 am

    Panel – discussing the current political and legal landscape for ESG in the US: how does it impact ESG data and the wider ESG market?

    09:55 am - 10:40 am EDT (45 mins)

    • Alice Hill
      Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Steven M. Rothstein
      Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets, Ceres
  • 10:40 am

    Coffee Break

    10:40 am - 11:10 am EDT (30 mins)

  • 11:10 am

    Panel: Emerging developments in measuring the “S” pillar of ESG

    11:10 am - 11:55 am EDT (45 mins)

    • Jonathon Smith
      Associate Director, Sustainable Fitch
    • Nick Sapirie
      Vice President, Single-Family Capital Markets, Fannie Mae
    • Ruthann Bartello, CFA
      Director, Client Relations, Morningstar Sustainalytics
  • 11:55 am

    Panel: What ESG data do investors want? How are they using the data for investment decisions?

    11:55 am - 12:40 pm EDT (45 mins)

    • Elizabeth King
      President, Sustainable Finance & Chief Regulatory Officer, Intercontinental Exchange
    • Dave Stangis
      Chief Sustainability Officer, Apollo Global Management
    • Laurel Peacock
      Head of ESG, NGP
    • Yovanka Bylander
      Senior Vice President & Head of Sustainability, TimesSquare Capital Management
  • 12:40 pm


    12:40 pm - 13:40 pm EDT (60 mins)

  • 13:40 pm

    Panel: How are corporates building ESG reporting strategies? Advances made and lessons learned

    13:40 pm - 14:25 pm EDT (45 mins)

    • Beth Byington
      Global Head of Corporate ESG and Climate Solutions, MSCI
    • Dawn Emling
      Head of Sustainability Initiatives, Lincoln Financial Group
    • Michael Tovey
      Corporate Sustainability Controller, Bank of America
  • 14:25 pm

    Panel: Metrics for measuring natural capital: achieving speed, scale and integrity in natural capital MRV (monitoring, reporting, verification)

    14:25 pm - 15:10 pm EDT (45 mins)

    • Alessandro Baccini
      Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Chloris Geospatial
    • James d'Ath
      Data and Analytics Technical Lead, TNFD
    • Jennifer Jenkins
      Chief Sustainability Officer, Rubicon Carbon
  • 15:10 pm

    Afternoon break

    15:10 pm - 15:40 pm EDT (30 mins)

  • 15:40 pm

    Keynote Presentation/Interview - Pension fund perspectives on ESG and ESG data

    15:40 pm - 16:05 pm EDT (25 mins)

  • 16:05 pm

    Panel: The role of ESG data in the transition to net zero

    16:05 pm - 16:50 pm EDT (45 mins)

    • Lisa Eichler
      Managing Director, Climate and ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance
    • Paulina Tarrant
      Net-Zero Engagement Manager, Science Based Targets Initiative
    • Robert White
      Co-Chair, Climate Transition Finance Working Group, ICMA & Managing Director, Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, Americas, Natixis
    • Sam Schrager
      Head of US Climate Analytics, ISS ESG
    • Representative
  • 16:50 pm

    ESG data in private markets – the transparency tipping point

    16:50 pm - 17:10 pm EDT (20 mins)

    • Andrea Ramirez
      AVP, Head of ESG Client Strategy, Preqin
  • 17:10 pm

    Chair’s closing remarks

    17:10 pm - 17:15 pm EDT (5 mins)