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S&P Global’s Inaugural Flagship Sustainable1 Event: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability

Date:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location:
Virtual Conference
Duration:
3 Day Event

Welcome to S&P Global's inaugural flagship Sustainable1 Event, providing essential intelligence to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, sustainable and equitable future.

Our research shows that major global companies are on track for a >3°C warming scenario, achieving just 7% of the emissions reductions needed by 2025 to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. At the same time, just 49% of revenues of these companies are generated in business activities that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As the need for urgent action intensifies, we are gathering leading practitioners into one place to share pragmatic solutions and personal insights, digging deep into the three key themes of measuring progress, achieving net-zero, and improving transparency.

 Financial institutions, regulators, market specialists, and corporations representing the entire investment chain will be gathered to discuss what is (and is not) working and what requires more attention to truly accelerate the transition to a sustainable and equitable future.

Join us for a three-day virtual event of thought leadership and interactive discussion.

Measuring Progress

The global pandemic highlighted the value of environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations in capital markets – amplifying the call for more standardized, comprehensive, and actionable measurements. The content throughout the event will answer the question, “How can we efficiently scale the correct reporting disclosure throughout the global value chain?”

 Achieving Net-Zero

Current progress towards the Paris Agreement goals has been slow. However, the recent explosion of net-zero commitments from companies, financial institutions, and countries provides much optimism. We will address the challenges of this goal from plotting the course to financing the ambition.

 Improving Transparency

Accelerating progress on global climate and sustainability requires greater transparency to impact the decisions of financial institutions, companies, and everyday consumers. We will take an expedition through the details of delivering transparency across investment funds, bank loan books, companies, and product portfolios.

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Featured Speakers

S&P Global Contributor
Alberto is Director of Science Based Targets at CDP. In this role, he leads CDP's efforts to help mainstream climate action Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Amy leads a 20+ member team and is responsible for creating a holistic RI vision and unified framework across Nuveen and TIAA, Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Brenda Lyons is an executive vice president and global head of Asset Servicing product for State Street. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Carmen M. Reinhart is Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. Assuming this role on June Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Caroline Le Meaux joined Amundi on July 1st, 2019 and takes the responsibility of the ESG Research, Engagement and Voting team. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Dr. Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Curtis Ravenel is a Senior Advisor to former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, COP26 Finance Advisor and UN Special Envoy for Climate Finance Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
David Hone works for Shell International Ltd. and is the Chief Climate Change Adviser in the Shell Scenarios team. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Mauricio Cárdenas served as Colombia’s minister of finance and public credit from 2012 to 2018, and is now Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas is CEO of the Green Finance Institute, backed by UK Government and City of London Corporation. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Emily is Global Head of Sustainability for Investment Management and chairs the division’s Sustainability Council. Before joining Morgan Stanley Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Mr. Shah leads the ESG practice at GMO and is responsible for building GMO’s ESG capability across investment product areas and asset classes. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Jim Robo is Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company.  Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Jan Erik Saugestad is CEO of Storebrand Asset Management, a highly regarded player in the Nordic markets and a pioneer in the field of sustainable investments. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Jessica Fries is Executive Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), established by His Royal Highness  Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
John T. Colas has worked in each of the world’s principal financial centers advising senior management in financial services and the public sector on critical matters of Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Judson Berkey is a Managing Director at UBS based in Zurich where he has worked since 2003 on global regulatory and compliance topics including recovery and Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Head of ESG for Asia Pacific. In this newly established clientfacing role, he is responsible for defining and executing the bank’s  Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Kathleen McLaughlin is executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart Inc. and president of the Walmart Foundation. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Larry Leva is the former Global Vice-Chairman - Quality, Risk and Regulatory for KPMG International, and served as an Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Mark Gough is the CEO of the Capitals Coalition, a global collaboration of business, governments and civil society Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
As Co-CEO, Mellody is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Michala Marcussen assumed the role of Societe Generale’s Group Chief Economist in September 2017 and leads a team  Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Nick joined the Grantham Research Institute in February 2018 as Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance. Nick leads Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
S&P Global Contributor
Teresa Hartmann is the Lead for Climate and Nature at the World Economic Forum. Her work focuses on carbon markets and Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Victor van Hoorn is the Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum, the leading pan European  Full Bio

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