ESG 2023

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ESG 2023 Event


Conference Agenda: 

  • 8:30am -- 9:00am: Registration


  • 9:00am -- 9:10am: Welcome Remarks
    • Henry Shilling, Director of Research, Sustainable Research and Analysis and FIASI Board Member


  • 9:10am -- 9:45am: Keynote Speaker
    • Robert Litterman, Ph.D. Founding Partner & Chairman of Risk Committee, Kepos Capital


  • 9:45am -- 10:45am: Relevance of Companies’ Energy Transition Plans to Credit Analysis: Risks and Opportunities
    • Moderator: 
      • John D. Finnerty, Ph. D., Professor of Finance at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business 
    • Panelists
      • Michael Ferguson, CFA, CPA, CAIA, CFE, Americas Team Leader, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global
      • Alex Griffiths, CA, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings
      • David Knutson, CFA, FRM, CMT, Head of US Fixed Income Product Management, Schroders
      • Michael Ridley, Ph.D. IMC, Head of Fixed Income ESG & Climate Research, MSCI


  • 10:45am -- 11:00am: Break 


  • 11:00am -- 12:00pm: The Economic and Investment Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022
    • Moderator:
      • Stanislas Rouyer, Financial sector and climate risk analyst, credit research leader
    •  Panelists
      • Ravina Advani, Managing Director & Group Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Renewables, BNP Paribas
      • David Burton, JD, Tax Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
      • Stephanie Dontas, CFA, Credit Portfolio Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase
      • Alexa Gordon, Vice President, Portfolio Management, Head of ESG for Municipal Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs


  • 12:00pm -- 12:15pm: Fordham / FIASI Research Competition Announcement of Winners
    • Lerzan Aksoy, Ph.D., Dean & Professor of Marketing, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University


  • 12:15pm -- 1:15pm: Lunch & Networking


  • 1:15pm -- 1:45pm: Special Guest Speaker on European Union Regulations
    • Magdalena Kuper, Ph.D., Head of Sustainability, Vice President Legal, German Investment Funds Association BVI


  • 1:45pm -- 2:45pm: What are the Implications of Reforming the World Bank and IMF Mandates?
    • Moderator:
      • Tom Byrne, President & CEO, Korea Society
    • Panelists:
      • Edward Fitzpatrick, III, CFA, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Head of US Rates, J. P. Morgan
      • Renzo Merino, Vice-President, Senior Analyst, Moody's Investor Service
      • Emily Slater, Executive Director, Bretton Woods Committee


  • 2:45pm -- 3:00pm: Break


  • 3:00pm -- 4:00pm: Sustainable Finance Debt Instruments: Will Issuance Pass the $1 Trillion Level in 2023? 
    • Moderator:
      • Caroline Flammer, Ph.D., Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Climate at Columbia University 
    • Panelists:
      • Meredith Chiampa, North American Head of ESG, Global Markets, Citi Global Markets
      • Ramzi Issa, Managing Director, Global Head of Credit Investor Products Structuring, Credit Suisse
      • Stephen Liberatore, CFA, Lead PM for ESG Fixed Income Strategies, Nuveen


  • 4:00pm -- 4:15pm: Closing Remarks
    • Monica Aggarwal, CFA, President FIASI and Managing Director, Fitch Ratings 

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