Agenda

13:30

Chair’s opening remarks

13:35 BST

KEYNOTE: How can investors incorporate water into their decision making?

  • The latest science of water insecurity and the implications this has for the private sector
  • The state of water-related disclosure

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Cate Lamb
, Global Director, Water Security, CDP

14:00

PANEL: Materiality and disclosure of water risks

  • How should investors assess the materiality and drivers of water risks
  • How can sector-specific and geographic approaches to assessing risk improve investment analysis?
  • What should companies measure and disclose?


Moderator:
Thomas Cox, Senior Writer, Environmental Finance

Panellists:
Kathleen Dominique, Lead, Financing Water, OECD
Robin Miller, Robin Miller Manager, Investor Engagement, Water, Ceres
Ambika Jindal, Lead, The Valuing Water Initiative
Michael Lewis
, Head of ESG Thematic Research, DWS

14:45

PRESENTATION: Creating impact via innovation – Investing in water tech startups

Speaker:
Helge Daebel, Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

15:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Creating value from water-related investments in private markets

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Panellists:
Avent Bezuidenhoudt, Investment Director, Earth Capital
Bianca Nijhof, Managing Director, Netherlands Water Partnership

15:30

CASE STUDY: Central Arkansas Water Bond – the first of its kind for US green munis

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Speakers:
Tad Bohannon, Chief Executive Officer, Central Arkansas Water
Todd Gartner,
Director, Cities4Forests and WRI's Natural Infrastructure Initiative

16:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Structuring private and publicly-listed funds in water-related investments

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Speakers:
Marc-Olivier Buffle, Senior Client Portfolio Manager – Thematic Equities, Pictet Asset Management
Paul O'Connell, President, Water Equity

16:30

Live discussion group

17:00

End of afternoon