Climate Change is a Given—How to Drive Value and Manage Risk

On Wednesday, October 4, join CFA Society New York (CFANY) for the Sustainable Investing Committee’s fourth annual full-day conference: Climate Change is a Given – How to Drive Value and Manage Risk.

This event will explore the various ways climate change is impacting both public and private markets today, and what can be done to manage tomorrow’s climate-driven risks.

A highlight will be the keynote speech of Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, during which he will address how his state has taken up the call to respond to climate change. From oversight of pensioner’s investments, to infrastructure preparedness, renewable energy incentives and energy regulation, Treasurer Magaziner will discuss what steps Rhode Island is taking.

Panels throughout the day will examine different pieces of the landscape. One panel will explore techniques for integrating climate data into investment products. Karen Wong, CFA, of Melon Capital Management and Timothy Dunn, CFA, of Terra Alpha Investments, LLC, will both explain how certain integration approaches create value. They will also discuss how the data itself and the integration techniques may evolve in the future.

The “ESG as a Risk Factor” panel will delve into whether ESG should be treated as a factor and incorporated into larger strategies. Learn from the insights of Lisa Goldberg, PH.D., of CDAR, UC Berkeley and Aperio Group, and George Bonne, Ph.D., PRM, of MSCI, as they are led in a discussion by Jeffrey Bohn, Ph.D., of the Swiss Re Institute.

A panel on the incredibly complex demands of creating sustainable cities will walk through both the opportunities and challenges as seen from different perspectives. Adam Krop of CDP will moderate a panel that includes both the head of…

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