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Agenda

8.00

Registration, coffee & pastries

9.00

Welcome address

9.15

Opening keynote: The importance of water to long-term business sustainability

  • Impact of climate change on water security
  • Possible impact scenarios on growth and development
  • The role of business in mitigating water risks

9.35

Panel session: Water security, water stress measurement and business continuity in the future

Moderator:
Anders Nordheim, Head of Ecosystems Management and Sustainable Land Use, UNEP Finance Initiative

Panellists:
Courtney Lowrance
, Global Head, Environmental and Social Risk Management, Citi
Danielle Carreira
, Project Manager Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), Global Canopy Programme
Yannick Motz
, Project Manager, Economic Development and Employment , Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Stephen Ross
, Director Capital Markets Solution, RMS

10.20

Presentation: Methods and strategies for investing in water

  • Investment opportunities
  • Supply side & demand side
  • Investment characteristics
  • Investment risks

10.50

Coffee break

11.10

Panel session: Water risks: The metrics that matter for global investors

Panellists:
Morgan Gillespy,
Head of Water, Corporate Water Stewardship, CDP
Piet Klop, Senior Advisor, Responsible Investment, PGGM
Cyrus Lotfipour, Vice President,  ESG Research (US), MSCI 
Frédéric Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional Clients, Amundi

11.55

Panel session: Water utilities & infrastructure – Assessing funding requirements and financing approaches (including PPP) to meet future demand from business and local communities

Panellists:
Lillian Georgopoulou
, ORB Product Specialist, Fixed Income, London Stock Exchange
Namita Vikas
, Group President & Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES Bank

12.40

Lunch

14.00

Panel session: Water risks in the portfolio – An institutional investor perspective covering:

  • The importance of water risk to institutional investors
  • Water management reporting
  • ESG factors
  • Water security factors
  • Transparency issues in terms of commitments, policies and strategies

Panellists:
Faith Ward
, Chief Responsible Investment and Risk Officer, Environmental Agency Pension Fund
Monika Freyman
, Director, Investor Initiative, Water Program, Ceres
Sarika Goel, Responsible Investment Manager Research, Mercer Investments
Kristel Verhoef
, Active Ownership Specialist, Actiam

Moderated by:
Gemma James
, Manager, Environmental issues, UNPRI

14.45

Presentation: Climate bonds and building water resilience in developing countries

  • Standards for water projects financed by water/climate bonds
  • Forecasts in terms of growth
  • Transparency issues

15.15

Afternoon coffee break

15.35

Presentation: Water reporting methodologies and the impact on corporate water stewardship

16.05

Panel session: Identifying and managing water risks beyond the fence line

Panellists:
Alex Money
, Programme Director, University of Oxford
Andre Fourie
, Head of Water Security & Environmental Value, SABMiller
Dr James Allan
, Associate Director, Verisk Maplecroft

Moderated by:
Scott McCready
, Chief Strategy Officer, AWS

16.50

Concluding remarks

17.20

Conference ends and networking drinks