Beyond ESG: The Emergence of Climate-Aligned Finance and the Utility Transition
Webinar

Part Four in the Global Power Markets Webinar Series

 
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Thursday,
August 27, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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Online

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Early Bird: $199
Standard: $299

S&P Global Platts

The future of utility finance

By the end of 2019, financial institutions representing $17.2 trillion had committed to align their portfolios with Paris Agreement temperature goals—and climate alignment commitments in the financial sector continue to gain momentum.

Join S&P Global Platts as we engage an executive-level panel to discuss climate-alignment, and how this sea-change in the financial sector will change the way investors finance and evaluate utility portfolios.

We'll cover each of these talking points, with live audience Q&A to follow. Join us live and ask our speakers the questions that have been on your mind.

Key Topics

  • What does “climate-aligned finance” mean?
  • How quickly is the financial sector reacting?
  • How are utilities addressing climate risks in response?
  • How might climate-aligned finance inform investors’ approach to energy transition risk in the utility sector?
  • What tools can investors employ to speed the retirement of misaligned power sector assets? What tools can help with energy transition trajectories?
  • How can capital providers steer corporate decision-making to accelerate climate alignment and the utility sector’s transition to a low-carbon future?
 

The Global Power Markets™ Series

This webinar is part 4 of a series, all related to our annual Global Power Markets™ Conference, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. It's part of the S&P Global Platts initiative to continue providing timely, relevant insights and access to industry leaders.

In case you missed them, complimentary replays of the previous webinars are available on-demand.

Watch ENGIE and the Energy Transition Outlook (Webinar 1)
Watch Global Power Market Trends... Interrupted? (Webinar 2)
Watch Opinions on the Evolution of Sustainable Energy (Webinar 3)



Who you'll hear from

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Bill Parsons

COO
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

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Gaetan Frotte

Senior Vice President, Treasurer
NRG Energy, Inc.

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Dan Bakal

Senior Director, Electric Power
Ceres

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Sarah LaMonaca

Senior Associate, Global Climate Finance
Rocky Mountain Institute

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Michael Ferguson

Director, North American Energy Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance
S&P Global Ratings

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Martina Cheung

President
S&P Global Market Intelligence


Agenda

11:00 am

Opening remarks and introductions

11:05 am

Panel discussion and highlights

  • What does “climate-aligned finance” mean?
  • How quickly is the financial sector reacting?
  • How are utilities addressing climate risks in response?
  • How might climate-aligned finance inform investors’ approach to energy transition risk in the utility sector?
  • What tools can investors employ to speed the retirement of misaligned power sector assets? What tools can help with energy transition trajectories?
  • How can capital providers steer corporate decision-making to accelerate climate alignment and the utility sector’s transition to a low-carbon future?

Bill Parsons, COO,
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Gaetan Frotte, Senior Vice President, Treasurer,
NRG Energy, Inc.

Dan Bakal, Senior Director, Electric Power,
Ceres

Sarah LaMonaca, Senior Associate, Global Climate Finance,
Rocky Mountain Institute

Michael Ferguson, Director, North American Energy Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance,
S&P Global Ratings

Martina Cheung, President,
S&P Global Market Intelligence

11:45 am

Panelists' open discussion

12:05 pm

Live audience Q&A with speakers

12:25 pm

Closing comments

12:30 pm

Close of webinar

Agenda subject to change

 

Pricing

Early Bird Rate
Register by August 13
 
 
Standard Rate
 
Webinar Registration
$199 USD
$299 USD
 

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