sustainable-finance

Valuing Nature: Better Assessing Financial Risk

• Collaborate with change agents in sustainable finance.
• Exchange insights with experts within banks and startups.
• Share best practices with leaders in spatial finance, risk management, NGOs, technology and consulting.
• Learn how to advance sustainability initiatives inside your organisation.

Valuing Nature: Better Assessing Financial Risk

Providing investors with dynamic data will help define the impact on both natural capital assets and dependencies on ecosystem services.

 

This will be crucial for the future of our planet. In his recent HM Treasury commissioned review ‘The Economics of Biodiversity’, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta stated that when considering this topic, it becomes a study in portfolio management, and we must approach it as asset managers.

 

Today, nature is under-priced and under-valued. The best that each of us can achieve with our current portfolios will result in a collective failure. However, if biodiversity is viewed as a portfolio of natural assets, there will be increased resilience against the impact of shock.

 

This co-creation workshop will detail how science-based data can augment traditional risk systems to provide insights for the sustainable financing of natural capital.

 

$47 trillion of capital has been pledged to sustainable finance and supporting outcomes aligned to sustainability and impact goals.

 

This huge volume of capital is only trickling from behind a dam created by uncertainty from lack of data, taxonomies, schemas, reporting and products, robust enough to satisfy the risk register of financial institutions. The result is a lack of confidence about viable options for investing in sustainable initiatives.

 

Finextra Research and ResponsibleRisk will be running a thought-provoking series of editorial, research and experiential events to bring banking and technology ecosystems together and to collaborate on enabling this wave of change.

 

Responsiblerisk

Agenda: 11 - 12 May 2021

Lean back

Hear from thought leaders on investing in natural capital using science-based data in sustainable finance.

11 May 2021 11:00–11:15 BST

Introduction

An introduction to the interactive nature of the day, a summation of previous workshops and what will be achieved.

Richard Peers

Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

11 May 2021 11:15-11:30 BST

State of the market and planet: What is the 1.5.C target for nature?

Susanne Schmitt from WWF UK will describe the state of biodiversity loss, its impact on ecosystem services and natural capital. In addition to this, she will discuss how this translates to corporate, financial, and societal risk and what is being done to help measure and manage sustainable investments in natural capital as per climate change, describing the state of the market, successes and jobs to be done.

Susanne Schmitt

Susanne Schmitt

Nature and Spatial Finance Lead, WWF UK

11 May 2021 11:30-11:45 BST

Case study: How to avoid another Pacific Gas & Energy price crash

Frank D’Agnese from Earth Knowledge will use the Pacific Gas & Energy case study to describe how they could have avoided the long-term price crash if they had used science-based data to assess the transitional and material risk to their operations from climate change and nature loss using the Earth Knowledge solution. He will show what mitigation and adaptation plans they could have adopted, how they could have used these findings to finance the change to their business model and operations and what impact this could have had on their risk models.

Frank D'Agnese

Frank D'Agnese

President and CTO, Earth Knowledge

11 May 2021 11:45–12:00 BST

Case study: How an investment manager addresses biodiversity

Philippe Zaouati from Mirova will describe the challenges and opportunities investment managers face when building a portfolio that is both centred on natural capital and delivers value to clients.

Philippe Zaouati

Philippe Zaouati

CEO, Mirova

Lean in

11 May 2021 12.00-12.35 BST

Panel session Q&A

Engage with each of the keynote speakers.

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Frank D'Agnese

Frank D'Agnese

President and CTO, Earth Knowledge

Philippe Zaouati

Philippe Zaouati

CEO, Mirova

Susanne Schmitt

Susanne Schmitt

Nature and Spatial Finance Lead, WWF UK

11 May 2021 12.35-12.40 BST

Closing remarks

Begin with the end in mind: Richard Peers of Responsible Risk will explain the interactive nature of the event and provide a recap of the second event from June, showing how the rest of the workshop will work and what will be achieved.

Richard Peers

Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Learn by doing

Take insights and design a solution with your peers, taking place over two days.

11 May 2021 14.00-15.45 BST

Workshop 1: The investor focus

This workshop will centre on building a portfolio with a focus on biodiversity, natural capital and ecosystem services. Investors will take the use case from the first day to drill down on the challenges and opportunities of using data to make investment risk decisions in natural capital, looking at the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services to assist with physical and transition risk in portfolios.

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Session lead: Richard Conway

Session lead: Richard Conway

Founder and CEO, Elastacloud

Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson

Investment and Innovation Lead, Redsand Ventures

Beth Burks

Beth Burks

Director of Sustainable Finance, S&P

Maya Hennerkes

Maya Hennerkes

ESG Lead Financial Intermediaries, EBRD

Mark Hodgson

Mark Hodgson

Chief Revenue officer
Cervest

James Lockhart-Smith

James Lockhart-Smith

Strategic Lead, Verisk Maplecroft

Ingrid Kukuljan

Ingrid Kukuljan

Head of Impact and Sustainable Investing, Federated Hermes

Philippe Zaouati

Philippe Zaouati

CEO, Mirova

Jon Pierre

Jon Pierre

Senior Manager, Mantle Labs

William Ricard

William Ricard

Senior Manager, PWC

12 May 2021 11.00-12.45 BST

Workshop 2: Designing a token

This workshop will focus on how cryptocurrency could help re-wild nature. An investee that seeks investment in a natural capital solution that can sequester carbon and rewild an ecosystem to protect diversity and deliver social benefits, describes the challenges and opportunities of seeking investment and the role of tokenisation.

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Session lead: Sadia Ahmed

Session lead: Sadia Ahmed

Innovation and Strategy Lead, Bardlsey X

Julia D'Agnese

Julia D'Agnese

CEO, Earth Knowledge

Justin Kew

Justin Kew

Independent IFA

Paul Jepson

Paul Jepson

Nature Recovery Lead, Ecosulis

Anna Poberezhna

Anna Poberezhna

Founder, Smart4tech

Adrian Sargent

Adrian Sargent

Founder and CEO, ESG Treasury

Susanne Schmitt

Susanne Schmitt

Nature and Spatial Finance Lead, WWF UK

Mathew Smith

Mathew Smith

Chief Product Officer, Agrimetrics

12 May 2021 14.00-15.45 BST

Workshop 3: Scenario planning

This workshop will discuss how data and predictive analytics helps with stress testing and understanding risk exposure. Earth System providers will run a Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) scenario planning session to show financial services firms how they can measure their exposure to biodiversity loss.

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Session lead: Fred Warren

Session lead: Fred Warren

Founder and CEO, Wonder14

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Co-Founder, Endjin

Christophe Christiaen

Christophe Christiaen

Sustainable Finance Lead, Digital Catapult

Frank D'Agnese

Frank D'Agnese

President and CTO, Earth Knowledge

Maya Hennerkes

Maya Hennerkes

ESG Lead Financial Intermediaries, EBRD

Katie Henry

Katie Henry

Senior Manager, EY

James Lockhart-Smith

James Lockhart-Smith

Strategic Lead, Verisk Maplecroft

Alex Money

Alex Money

Managing Director, OXFORDEO

David Patterson

David Patterson

Head of Conservation Intelligence, WWF UK

Elena Philipova

Elena Philipova

ESG Lead, Refinitiv

Nick Wise

Nick Wise

Founder and CEO, Oceanmind

Speakers

Adrian Sargent

Adrian Sargent

Founder and CEO, ESG Treasury

Alex Money

Alex Money

Managing Director, OXFORDEO

Anna Poberezhna

Anna Poberezhna

Founder, Smart4tech

Beth Burks

Beth Burks

Director of Sustainable Finance, S&P

Christophe Christiaen

Christophe Christiaen

Sustainable Finance Lead, Digital Catapult

David Patterson

David Patterson

Head of Conservation Intelligence, WWF UK

Elena Philipova

Elena Philipova

ESG Lead, Refinitiv

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Facilitator: Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Frank D'Agnese

Frank D'Agnese

President and CTO, Earth Knowledge

Ingrid Kukuljan

Ingrid Kukuljan

Head of Impact and Sustainable Investing, Federated Hermes

James Lockhart-Smith

James Lockhart-Smith

Strategic Lead, Verisk Maplecroft

Jon Pierre

Jon Pierre

Senior Manager, Mantle Labs

Julia D'Agnese

Julia D'Agnese

CEO, Earth Knowledge

Justin Kew

Justin Kew

Independent IFA

Katie Henry

Katie Henry

Senior Manager, EY

Mark Hodgson

Mark Hodgson

Chief Revenue officer<br />Cervest

Mathew Smith

Mathew Smith

Chief Product Officer, Agrimetrics

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Co-Founder, Endjin

Maya Hennerkes

Maya Hennerkes

ESG Lead Financial Intermediaries, EBRD

Nick Wise

Nick Wise

Founder and CEO, Oceanmind

Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson

Investment and Innovation Lead, Redsand Ventures

Paul Jepson

Paul Jepson

Nature Recovery Lead, Ecosulis

Philippe Zaouati

Philippe Zaouati

CEO, Mirova

Richard Peers

Richard Peers

Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Session lead: Fred Warren

Session lead: Fred Warren

Founder and CEO, Wonder14

Session lead: Richard Conway

Session lead: Richard Conway

Founder and CEO, Elastacloud

Session lead: Sadia Ahmed

Session lead: Sadia Ahmed

Innovation and Strategy Lead, Bardlsey X

Susanne Schmitt

Susanne Schmitt

Nature and Spatial Finance Lead, WWF UK

William Ricard

William Ricard

Senior Manager, PWC

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