Agenda

13:30 BST/8:30 EDT

Chair’s opening remarks

Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance

13:35

PANEL: Financing the climate transition and net zero pathways

  • What financing options are available? Which lend themselves to transition pathways?
  • How are issuers accounting for net zero claim and science-based targets when issuing green/transition/SL bonds? What are the key success factors and market requirements?
  • Defining net zero pathways, science-based targets and assessing the metrics involved
  • To what extent do different targets and commitments align toward net zero ambition? How do the different benchmarks for transition fit together?

Moderator:
Laurie Chesné, Co-Head of Green & Sustainable Financing & Advisory EMEA, Natixis

Speakers:
Remi Daudin, Vice President, Sustainable Transformation, Faurecia
Romain Poivet,
Coordinator, ACT Initiative, ADEME
Nancy Saich, Chief Climate Change Expert, EIB

14:20

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Repsol’s sustainability roadmap and financing strategy

Moderator:
Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Antonio Lorenzo, CFO, Repsol

14:50

Let's chat – networking session

15:05

Break

15:15

PANEL: Investing in transition strategies

  • How are investors categorising and classifying investments that support the climate transition?
  • In the absence of a transition taxonomy, what will investors support and where are they focusing their efforts?
  • Are sustainability-linked bonds ambitious enough for investors?
  • Why haven't transition bonds taken off?

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

Speakers:
Bram Bos, Lead Portfolio Manager Green Bonds, NN Investment Partners 
Sean Kidney, Co-founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Matt Borys, Treasurer & Head of Capital Markets, Atlas Corp

16:00

SUSTAINABILITY TALKS: ING and Cemex on building a pathway to low-carbon cement

Moderator:
Ana Carolina Oliveira, ‎Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas, ‎ING

Speaker:
Vicente Saiso, Head of Global Sustainability, CEMEX

16:30

PANEL: Hard to abate sectors: ensuring a credible transition

  • How do investors approach these sectors in an ESG investment portfolio?
  • How can ESG investors invest credibly in these areas?
  • Who is active and seeking to achieve innovation in this space?
  • Brown sector issuers: what are their transition strategies and what has been the investor response to such issuances?
  • Are oil and gas companies locked out of the market?

Moderator:
Delphine Queniart, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Solutions for Global Markets, BNP Paribas

Speakers:
Stephen Liberatore, Managing Director, Head of ESG/Impact – Global Fixed Income, Nuveen
Samuel Mary, Senior Vice President, ESG Research, PIMCO

 

17:15

Chair’s closing remarks

17:20

Close of conference