How Environmental, Social And Governance Factors Are Changing Credit Risk
Date: Tuesday, September 17th 2019
Time: 5:45pm Check-In, Panel Discussion 6:00-7:15pm, Cocktail Reception 7:15-8:00pm
Venue: Societe Generale, 245 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, Town Hall, New York, NY
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This panel will explore how the focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are changing the way in which credit professional analyze risks. The panelists will discuss why ESG has been growing as a key topic of interest, and what practitioners and rating agencies are doing to assess and manage the related risks and opportunities.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Eliza Eubank, Director & Global Head of Environmental & Social Risk Management, Citi
Eliza Eubank is Director and Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) for Citi. The ESRM team works with bankers and clients to identify, mitigate, and manage environmental and social risks of activities financed by Citi. Since joining Citi in 2007 she has worked on projects in over 80 countries spanning oil & gas, metals & mining, power, infrastructure, and agribusiness. Eliza represented Citi as a member of the Equator Principles (EP) Association Steering Committee from 2008-2017 and was a driving force in the EP3 update. She partners closely with Citi's Corporate Sustainability team on external engagement of investors and NGOs on E&S issues. Currently she is working with a cross-functional internal Risk working group on broader integration of climate risk into the existing risk governance systems at Citi, in line with the Taskforce on Climate Related Disclosure recommendations and evolving regulator expectations of banks.
Prior to Citi, Eliza did similar work at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and worked on energy efficiency and climate change issues at the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Alliance to Save Energy. Eliza has an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, as well as a BA in Biology from the University of Colorado.
Susan Gray, Global Head of Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Susan Gray is Global Head of Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings at S&P Global and is responsible for Innovation and Sustainable Finance, including ESG. Susan leads a team of over 540 analysts in 20 countries who provide credit opinions on over 5000 entities and $15t of debt.
Susan joined S&P Global in 2015 to lead S&P’s new Global Infrastructure Practice. She led the development of S&P’s new Green Evaluation in 2017 and it’s ESG Evaluation, which will be launched shortly.
Ms. Gray is a lawyer, investment banker and economist. Prior to joining S&P Global, Susan was Head of Infrastructure Sponsor Coverage for the Americas at Macquarie Capital. Over 20 years at Macquarie, Susan worked in Asia, Australia and the Americas advising governments and corporations on major infrastructure transactions. Susan previously worked as a senior policy advisor to the Australian Federal Government Minister responsible for Trade, Industry and Industrial Relations for four years.
She has been based in New York for the last 12 years. Susan holds an Honors degree in Economics and a Law degree from the University of Sydney. Susan, is an active not for profit Director, and is a Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mark W. McDivitt, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, State Street
Mark McDivitt heads up ESG at State Street focused on data analytics, carbon trading and thought leadership across the firm. He plays an active role on State Street’s Executive Corporate Responsibility Committee constructing environmental attribute portfolios to address State Street’s annual sustainability objectives. He is on the advisory boards of the Cleantech incubator Greentown Labs, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative and Self Help Africa. Mark is a SASB Alliance member and a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program. Prior to his role leading ESG Solutions, he ran FX Hedge Fund Sales.
Before joining State Street in 2010, Mark was Founder and President of CarbonCCY Management executing environmental attributes on behalf of renewable energy infrastructure companies.
Mark began his career with Fuji Bank in Tokyo, trading interest rate swaps followed by fifteen years with Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in Tokyo, Singapore and London as Head of Hedge Fund Sales. In addition, he held an eight year term with AIG and CS in Hedge Fund FX & Derivative Sales.
Mark graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University, attended the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan and served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves.
Melisa Simic, Regional Advisor for the Americas, Environmental and Social Risk (ESR), ING
Melisa was recently appointed in the Environmental and Social Risk (ESR) team at ING acting as the Regional Advisor for the Americas. Melisa advises on high risk business engagements providing social and environmental expertise in order to comply with ING internal policies as well as Equator Principles and IFC standards when applicable. The ESR desk is responsible for the development and implementation of the global policy framework as well as tooling and training implementation. In her previous role at ING, Melisa was part of the Sustainable Finance team and was involved in the origination phase of sustainable finance products in USA and Latam, such as Sustainability Improvement Loans and Green loans. Melisa also supported the DCM team in connection to green bond opportunities in Latam. Melisa is also part of the sustainability champions at ING acting as an ambassador of ING’s Sustainability efforts both internally and externally.
Melisa has a broad experience in social and environmental consulting assisting financial institutions in project finance transactions in Canada and Latin America. Before joining ING in May 2018, Melisa worked for Ramboll and ERM and focused mainly on infrastructure, energy, and mining projects, including toll roads, airports, hydro, oil&gas and transmission lines. Melisa holds a MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University as well as a BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. Melisa started her career as a civil/tunnel engineer working in various infrastructure projects in New York City.
Hervé P. Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas
Hervé P. Duteil created the position of Chief Sustainability Officer for BNP Paribas in the Americas in 2014. In this role, he leads the Bank’s regional strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Finance, and Company Engagement, bringing in particular a strong focus on promoting client dialogue around sustainability topics and the development tailored financing solutions or responsible investment products. In 2018, he was selected by Euromoney as one of the 10 "champions of global impact banking".
Hervé has spent most of his career with BNP Paribas in New York. He specialized in trading derivatives and managing capital market activities, spanning across commodity, currency, fixed income and electronic markets. More recently, he led BNP Paribas’ efforts to close its first Social Impact Bond for the benefit of the State of Connecticut, followed by a second one with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide quality employment to veterans suffering from service-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the states of New York and Massachusetts.
Hervé holds a Master in Business Administration with distinction from the Harvard Business School, a Master of Science from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Paris, as well as various certificates from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He is a member of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance Advisory Board.
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