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Rostin Behnam, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Future of Climate Data in Fixed Income and Equity
The need for transparency into managing climate risk and creating sustainable impact continues to grow beyond the traditional equity and corporate fixed income asset classes into MBS, loans, structured finance, and private assets. In this session we will discuss how innovations in climate technology and alternative data can be used to unlock new insights and value for multi-asset class investors.
Leveraging the U.S. Municipal Bond Market to Respond to Climate Change
Concerns are growing over how the municipal bond market will manage the financial risks of climate change and extreme weather events. Stakeholders have an opportunity to use the bond market to accelerate investment in climate-resilient civil and social infrastructure, which may help to mitigate risk.
We will discuss:
|10:40 -10:55 a.m.|
Debt Capital Markets and Climate: How Corporate Issuers Approach Investors
|11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
The Role of Environmental Markets in Net Zero: Creating an Asset Class for Natural Capital
Addressing Climate Risk and Promoting Social Impact in MBS & Real Estate
Exposure to high physical climate risk correlates to heightened mortgage delinquency likelihood, discounted property values, and population attrition. Research also shows that homes are underinsured for events like floods. Given this backdrop, it is especially important that investors and other stakeholders have an opportunity to understand, measure and manage climate risk.
We will discuss:
The Great Repricing is Upon Us
The Great Repricing refers to the gap between the realization of a specific climate risk, data which captures that risk, and the impact on asset pricing. While the Great Repricing is already upon us, albeit at inconsistent speeds and magnitudes, depending on the regions and assets involved, multiple opportunities for innovation in both public and private markets, along with challenges for market participants will be discussed during the afternoon sessions.
Climate Science: The Risks and Opportunities Towards a Just Transition
Investors are starting to get serious about net-zero emissions targets. While there are challenges to implementing true Paris-aligned targets in investment portfolios, there is considerable movement amongst asset owners to tackle these challenges by incorporating advanced scientific frameworks and data products into their decision making. In this panel we explore the new societal and regulatory pressures on investors to combat greenwashing and ESG claims and how clear, sector-by-sector transition mapping can help.
The Equity Perspective on Climate Risks and Opportunities
Thematic Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Water, sustainable infrastructure, and renewable energy are key to human health and economic vibrancy. This panel will address ways to invest in thematic solutions and how the Inflation Reduction Act could impact these investments.
|3:25 - 3:45 p.m.|
Corporate Engagement in a Transition Economy
Social and environmental forces are reshaping societies, economies, and financial markets. In this session learn how constructive and committed engagement with management teams via active ownership shapes our transition to reach Net Zero.
|4:15 p.m.-4:35 p.m.|
The Role of Environmental Markets in Commodities: Fireside chat with Michelle Dunstan, Chief Responsibility Officer & Portfolio Manager, AllianceBernstein
How will changing climate - both means and extremes - affect where people live, how/what they consume, and in-turn the prices we as a society pay for assets/commodities? Climate change’s unintended consequences can act as a threat multiplier as they amplify the effects of social, political, and supply/demand shocks. In this fireside chat learn how AllianceBernstein approaches these dynamic shifts across their asset management platform and their partnership with the leading climate scientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute to improve climate change scenario analysis & investor outcomes.
|4:35 -4:50 p.m.|
Closing Keynote: Special Guest to be Announced
*Agenda is subject to change