Agenda

08:30 EDT/13:30 BST

Welcoming remarks

08:40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Xylem’s first green bond

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Programme Manager, Environmental Finance

Speakers
Claudia Toussaint, Chief Sustainability Officer, Xylem
Samir Patel, Treasurer, Xylem

09:00

PANEL: Emerging trends in ESG finance in the Americas

  • How have the events of 2020-2021 impacted fixed income markets across North America?
  • What is informing the ESG investment approaches of fixed income investors?
  • How are sustainability-linked products set to take off in the region? What sectors could see most activity?

Moderator:
Marilyn Ceci, Managing Director & Global Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan

Panellists:
Stephen Liberatore, Managing Director, Head of ESG/Impact – Global Fixed Income, Nuveen
Amanda Brock, President and COO, Solaris Water Midstream
Robin Boren,
Treasurer, Southern Company
Allan Munoz,
Senior Manager, Corporate Finance, Coca-Cola FEMSA

09:45

FIRESIDE CHAT: ING in conversation with APG Asset Management

Moderator:
Christopher Marchant, Reporter, Environmental Finance

Speakers:
Ana Carolina Oliveira, ‎Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas, ‎ING
Joshua Linder, Senior Credit Analyst, APG Asset Management

10:15

PANEL: The seismic treble moving the needle - politics, regulations and social equity

As we leave 2020 behind and enter a new political landscape in the US, combined with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic as well as influences from European dynamics, we look ahead at great changes and opportunities. Incremental forces are now going to be accompanied by regulatory, policy, and social equity restoration trends that will be foundational in triggering the systemic shift we now have little time to make.

Moderator:
Hervé Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas Americas

Panellists:
Terry Tamminen,
President, 7th Generation Advisors
Peter Munro
, Head of Investor Relations, EIB
Howard Coon, Vice President & Treasurer, Avangrid
Alessia Falsarone, Head of Sustainable Investing, Senior Portfolio and Risk Strategist, PineBridge Investments

11:00

Speed networking

11:15

PANEL: Transition strategies and sustainable debt in the corporate sector

  • What has been the market and investor response transition bonds?
  • Where are the opportunities for issuances of this type?
  • How are corporates approaching financing their transitions strategies?

Moderator:
Amy West, Managing Director & Global Head of Sustainable Finance & Corporate Transitions, TD Securities

Panellists:
Kevin Ranney, Executive Director of Sustainable Finance Solutions Projects, Sustainalytics
Andy Kochar, Vice President, Portfolio Manager & Head of Global Credit, AGF Investments
Max Chan, Vice President, Treasury & Enterprise Risk, Enbridge

12:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Natixis in conversation with NRG

Moderator:
Robert White
, Executive Director, Head of Green & Sustainable Hub – Americas, Natixis

Speakers:
Gaetan Frotte
, Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, NRG
Jeanne-Mey Sun
, Vice President, Sustainability, NRG

12:30

Lunch

12:45

Speed networking

13:00

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Foundations turn their focus to social bonds

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Programme Manager, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Debra Schwartz, Managing Director – Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation

13:30

PRESENTATIONS: Waking a giant: was 2020 a turning point for US muni green bonds?

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Programme Manager, Environmental Finance

Speakers
Laura Levenstein, Chief Risk Officer, Build America Mutual
John McLean, Executive Director, ISS ESG

14:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: The US muni market – the ongoing challenge to harness green momentum

Moderator:
Peter Cripps, Editor, Environmental Finance

Speakers:
Michael Brown, ‎Environmental Finance Manager, ‎San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Sean McCarthy, Head, Municipal Credit Research Team, PIMCO

14:30

PRESENTATION: Growth of sustainable finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speaker:
Eusebio Garre, Head of Funding, Treasury Division, IDB Invest

14:45

Close of conference