Road to COP26: Getting Finance Fit for Net Zero
Join leading experts from Moody's and the international community for our 6th annual Climate Week NYC Event
Key discussion topics:
- How carbon transition risks will shape credit quality across the most exposed industries
- Why transparency on data and disclosure is critical to understanding long-term climate commitments
- The role of sustainable debt markets in financing net zero strategies
Agenda09:00 - 09:08EDT
CEO address09:08 - 09:10EDT
Welcome remarks09:10 - 09:30EDT
Radical collaboration towards net zero: The role of finance
Fireside chat with Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 in conversation with Brian Cahill09:35 - 10:15EDT
Credit implications of the energy transition
10:15 - 10:35EDT
- How are different sectors positioned for a low carbon future – autos, oil & gas, utilities?
- Where are concrete investments being made to start on the journey to net zero?
- How can issuers mitigate carbon transition risk from a credit perspective?
Case study: Implementing net zero for commercial real estate
Walking through a real world example:
10:35 - 11:15EDT
- What is the need and cost of retrofit?
- What are the credit risk implications for investors and lenders?
- What opportunity does the adaptation need present for banks and technology providers?
Bringing transparency to net zero commitments
11:20 - 12:00EDT
- What challenges are companies facing for their net zero commitments
- What data are investors looking for to understand companies’ net zero plans?
- How can currently available data, such as temperature alignment datasets, provide insight on net zero progress?
Scaling finance for net zero
An introduction by Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer of Climate Bonds Initiative
Followed by a panel discussion:
12:00 - 12:05EDT
- How are sustainable debt labels and structures evolving to facilitate the transition to net zero?
- What role will market standards and regulations play making finance an impactful tool for accelerating transition?
- How are investors and other market participants combating the potential for greenwashing?
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