Attendees will gain insights into:
- LP expectations: An understanding of what LPs are looking for and how it fits into their assessments of managers.
- Benchmarking insights: The information you need to benchmark your Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) efforts against the industry based on fresh analysis of the scope and breadth of the current reporting landscape and the options available to disclosing firms.
- What TCFD-aligned reporting entails: An overview of the information you need to gather for TCFD-aligned reporting.
- Content for TCFD-aligned reporting: Expert insights that you can include in your reporting. Tangible examples of how climate change can directly impact, positively and negatively, your portfolio companies. Detailed examples of climate risks and opportunities for firms that own assets or operate in New York City.
Issue experts speaking at the event include:
- Senior Climate Policy Advisor to Washington State’s Insurance Commissioner
- Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency
- Sustainability Director, University of Maine & Research Assistant Professor the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Tangible Example: New York City’s climate resiliency and potential impacts under climate scenarios
Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Jainey Bavishi
How can assets be impacted by climate change? What are potential workforce and operational implications for portfolio companies? For GPs headquartered in New York?
Using New York City as an example, this session will give GPs insights to better understand potential climate related disruptions, climate change impacts to portfolio companies and the firm’s own operations and workforce, as well as examples of resiliency efforts. This presentation will provide an overview of NYC’s climate scenario analysis and resulting steps being taken by NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency.
10:00 am- 10:20 am
The US LP Perspective on Climate Change Disclosure
The view from pension funds, foundations, and endowments on climate change reporting as well as how increased information from GPs can help them and what is on the horizon for LP climate related considerations.
This session will share takeaways and insights from interviews with half a dozen US LPs with individual AUMs from $50B - $250B.
10:20 am - 10:45 am
The Current Context of TCFD-aligned Reporting
What does TCFD-aligned reporting currently look like? Who is reporting? How? What? What are the formats? An overview of the landscape & spectrum of responses including new analysis not previously released.
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Deep Dive: Climate scenario analysis & business benefits
Why is TCFD recommending investors implement climate scenario analysis? What is the process? How can the results of climate scenario analysis benefit a company across functions?
This session will provide an overview of scenario analysis and how the resulting information can benefit non-sustainability functions.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the terrace
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Regulatory Landscape: Regional momentum to address climate change
Jay Bruns, Senior Climate Policy Advisor at Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
While federal regulatory action on climate change is on the back burner, more and more states are taking action.
Hear about state-level developments, strategies and policy objectives, as well as how state agencies are currently cultivating international and nation partnerships during this talk by Jay Bruns, primary advisor to the Washington State Insurance Commissioner on all issues related to climate change.
Attendees will improve their understanding of climate change related regulatory risks and opportunities.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Deep Dive: A robust climate change approach on a lean budget
Daniel Dixon, Sustainability Director, University of Maine & Research Assistant Professor the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine
How do sustainability professionals at resource constrained organizations successfully prioritize climate change actions at a facility or location level, address climate impacts, and develop related metrics?
Daniel Dixon manages a robust and award-winning sustainability program across over a 100 buildings with thousands constituents --all with limited resources. Come hear his insights as a practioner and learn about public and free tools on climate change developed by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Tools, Innovation, & Thought Leadership
Learn about tools available to assist with TCFD-aligned reporting, as well as new and innovative opportunities to address climate change. Initiatives include recently launched thought leadership initiatives at the NYU Stern School of Business and pioneering non-profits.
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Informal Networking on the Terrace
The event will officially close at 3:15 pm however attendees are welcome to network and relax on the terrace until 4:30 pm.
**This event will be under the Chatham House Rule. No media will be present. The audience will consist of investors, industry content providers, and speakers. The event is content driven—speakers are invited on their ability to provide insights.**