Session VIII

Litigation has the potential to help drive the transition to a net zero economy by holding corporations and financial entities to their net zero transition plans, and to re-allocate capital where liability risks are priced into financial decision-making. Yet the risks, opportunities and impacts of climate litigation are not widely understood by financial market participants, […]

Session IX

Current backward-looking financial risk management practices are insufficient to capture the long-term horizon and fundamental uncertainty associated with climate change. Various central banks have run or are planning to run forward-looking climate stress tests that examine the effects of a wide range of physical and transition risk scenarios on the stability of the financial system. […]

Session X

Physical risk is often seen as more remote than transition risk, particularly for wealthier countries. But COVID has taught us that risks can interact in complex ways and cascade globally. This session will draw upon the evidence on systemic risks related to physical climate shocks, including compound risks and cascading global physical risks. In this […]

Session XI

Sustainability-linked loans and bonds can effectively promote credible transitions by borrowers and issuers. Their main innovation lies in the way they tie the cost of capital with sustainability performance. As a new financial instrument, they face multiple challenges and risks. A few examples include the comparability, relevance and ambition of metrics, as well as the materiality […]

Maher Al-Haffar

Maher Al-Haffar joined CEMEX in 2000 and has held several executive positions, including Managing Director of Finance, Head of Investor Relations, and most recently, Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Additionally, he is a member of the NYSE Advisory Board, and before joining CEMEX, he spent nineteen years with Citicorp […]

Sarah Barker

Sarah Barker leads the climate and sustainability risk governance team at the Asia-Pacific’s largest commercial law firm, MinterEllison. She has more than two decades’ experience as a corporate lawyer, and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on climate change governance, finance and liability risks. In addition to a roster of large ASX-, […]

Irene Benito

Irene Benito is a Senior Manager for European Affairs at Planet. Prior to joining Planet, Irene managed the Copernicus programme at EIT RawMaterials (a body of the EU) and also worked as a policy analyst at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Irene has been appointed as an Earth Observation Evangelist at the European Forum for […]

Farnam Bidgoli

Farnam is HSBC’s Global Head of ESG Solutions, where she works with HSBC’s clients across all sectors on sustainable finance and ESG considerations. Farnam has spent over 10 years in finance and investment banking, and has advised corporations and governments globally on sustainability in the context of corporate strategy, equity capital raisings, and debt issuance. […]

Dr Julia Anna Bingler

Julia Anna Bingler is Doctoral Researcher at the Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on climate transition risk metrics and the decision-relevance of TCFD-related disclosures. Prior to joining ETH in 2019, she has been working on sustainable finance and climate policy in various positions, both inside and outside academia. She regularly […]

Tifenn Brandily

Tifenn Brandily is a senior associate at BloombergNEF based in London. He is part of BNEF’s climate research team and specializes in company transition risks, low-carbon technology costs and asset valuation. Tifenn manages BNEF’s levelized cost of electricity analysis, conducting a biannual assessment of power costs involving more than 20 analysts globally. He is also […]