Session I

Spatial Finance
Examination Schools - South School
Session Time:

Irene Benito

Senior Manager, European Affairs

Beth Burks

S&P Ratings
Director of Sustainable Finance

Laura García Veléz

Lombard Odier
Quantitative Analyst

Adina Gillespie

Director Of Business Development, Europe

Kamil Kluza


Alex Money

Oxford Earth Observation
Founder and CEO

Session Detail:

‘Spatial finance’ is the integration of geospatial data and analysis into financial theory and practice. Spatial finance leverages advances in geospatial data collection and data science techniques to allow for a truly bottom-up, asset-level assessment of climate and environmental-related financial risks, opportunities and impacts. It offers a new approach of understanding physical and transition climate risk, nature and biodiversity impacts, litigation and liabilities, stewardship and engagement, and potentially much more. In this session we will examine a series of case studies from practitioners and data and analytics providers. The session will have a particular focus on methane, deforestation, and climate resilience. The session is organised in partnership with the Spatial Finance Initiative.