Join Moody’s and industry leaders to discuss pressing topics including the impact of regulation on corporate sustainability strategies, integration of improving ESG data and disclosures into credit risk and impact assessments, the importance of social considerations in managing climate risks, and much more.
This full-day event will kick-off with a keynote on the standardization of ESG reporting, followed by two open forums on how future ESG investing is shaped by market, data and regulation, and social implications on the path to net zero. In the afternoon, Moody’s senior experts will hold interactive workshops focusing on prominent topics including integrating ESG into corporate credit analysis, identifying and quantifying ESG risks and opportunities, financing the low-carbon economy and understanding climate risk to bolster ESG strategy.
All guests are required to register ahead of the event and to present a valid ID upon arrival. Those without a registration cannot be admitted. Registration will close once venue capacity is met or after November 23.
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
HOW WILL MARKET, DATA AND REGULATORY SHIFTS SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ESG INVESTING
Reflecting and responding to current market discourse on challenges and innovation in ESG investing.
- To what extent are ESG considerations influencing creditworthiness or corporate sustainability performance?
- Will improved quality and availability of ESG data enhance critical analysis of risk and impact?
- Will emerging regulations and standards enable growing investor engagement on ESG issues?
JUST TRANSITION: MANAGING SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS ON THE PATH TO NET ZERO
The carbon transition will reshape economies, with ripple effects on workers and communities globally. Managing the distributional effects of the transition will be key to maximizing the social and economic benefits of climate action.
- What challenges do governments face in balancing climate action with social outcomes?
- How are corporates incorporating just transition considerations?
- What role can sustainable finance play in supporting just transition goals?
Deep dive into some of the key areas of ESG strategy with hands-on approaches. These highly interactive sessions will address audience’s most pressing questions in their ESG practices.
The breakout sessions are 45 minutes each and will run two at a time.
IDENTIFYING AND QUANTIFYING ESG RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Join Moody’s specialists and guest experts for a discussion on how to leverage advanced methodological approaches, through predictive analytics and double materiality, to identify, manage and measure ESG risks and opportunities.
- Why applying a double materiality lens to ESG assessments supports better decision making?
- How predictive analytics can plug data gaps, and help meet increasing disclosure requirements?
- What ESG assessment and analytics looks like in practice looking at real life examples?
ESG INTEGRATION INTO CORPORATE CREDIT: A PRACTITIONER’S PERSPECTIVE (CREDIT WORKSHOP)
In this session, the MIS ESG Integration team will provide some key insights into the impact of ESG on credit ratings, using automobile manufacturers and banks as industry case studies.
- What are MIS’ ESG issuer profile scores (IPSs) and credit impact scores (CISs)?
- How do automakers’ credit profiles reflect changing environmental and social dynamics?
- How are financial institutions responding to regulatory and market pressures to mitigate climate-related financial risks and decarbonize portfolios?
- How do we incorporate uncertainty in our credit analysis?
BEST PRACTICES IN UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE RISK TO INTEGRATED RISK ASSESSMENT
The rapidly changing market expectations around ESG translate to new pressures on transparency to validate strategy and execution. Climate change is an important dimension of risk that must be embedded in integrated risk assessment to ensure a complete view on ESG. This session will explore the best practices in climate change risk scenario analysis and its role in integrated credit risk assessment to understand financial implications of potential climate risk exposure as a part of your comprehensive approach to ESG.
- Climate scenarios: Rigor in modeling climate change risk
- Impact of climate scenarios on corporate credit implications: a practitioner’s perspective
- Evolution of risk management practices to embrace ESG assessment
FINANCING THE LOW-CARBON AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY: BEST PRACTICES IN SUSTAINABLE DEBT MARKETS
The growing importance of transitioning to a low-carbon and sustainable economy is raising risks and unlocking opportunities across sectors. This has led to rapid expansion in labeled sustainable debt issuance in recent years, but market participants are increasingly scrutinizing the quality and credibility of these transactions. This session will explore best practices around the financing of thematic investments, and how these considerations are integrated into Moody’s Second Party Opinions.
- Overview of key trends in sustainable debt markets
- Thematic finance risks and opportunities across various sectors
- Key components of Second Party Opinions and how they support the credibility of sustainable debt markets
- Case studies and identified best practices for KPI/project selection and reporting for sustainable bonds
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