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:
Sara Anzinger, Director, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings
Sara K. Anzinger is a director in Fitch Ratings' global cross sector sustainable finance group. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Fitch's sustainable finance initiative in the Americas.
Prior to joining Fitch, Sara was based in Amsterdam and served as Managing Director at GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) where she developed and oversaw their debt and fixed income business. From 1999-2012 she held numerous roles within real estate finance at PNC Bank, RBC Bank, and iCap Realty Advisors.
Sara earned a B.A. in economics from Rollins College before receiving an MSc in international finance from the University of Amsterdam. She is a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential-holder.
Eliza Eubank, Director & Global Head of Environmental & Social Risk Management, Citi
Bio to follow.
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.
4th Speaker Pending
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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