This high level symposium, taking place ahead of the World Bank Spring Meetings and German G20 Presidency, will provide investors and policymakers with the opportunity to reflect and share experience on strategies to spur positive impacts on both the environment and growth opportunities in emerging markets.
Climate finance and sustainable development goals in emerging countries are intertwined. Reaching SDG objectives in emerging countries through financial innovations increasingly requires a climate change component. A number of vehicles can achieve this dual objective. Public financial institutions and investors are rapidly mobilizing and joining forces to develop key development and financial strategies for climate change. Investors can leverage on climate change and SDGs objectives to spur growth, better their risk management framework, and enhance their stewardship activities.
Emerging markets that learn from and ride the climate finance wave can achieve greater sustainable development objectives and ultimately participate in both green infrastructure & sustainable agriculture as well as financial markets developments.
Conference resources can be downloaded here and here.
9:00am-9:15am Welcome Address: Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia|SIPA
9:15am-9:30am Introduction: Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
9:30am-10:45am 1st panel: Infrastructure Origination and Financing
Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center
Romualdo Massa Bernucci, Head, Washington, D.C. Office, European Investment Bank
Raffaele Della Croce, Lead Manager - Long Term Investment Project, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Mark Moseley, Senior Director of the Global Infrastructure Hub
Waide Warner, Senior Research Fellow at IRI, Harvard
Moderator: Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
11:15am-12:30pm 2nd panel: Investor Climate Stewardship: Green Bonds & Green Governance
Delfina Lopez, Director, Sustainable Finance, Ministry of the Treasury & Public Finance, Republic of Argentina (TBC)
Jean-Marie Masse, Global Head and Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Frederic Samama, Co-Head of Institutional Clients Coverage, Amundi
Haizhou Huang, Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation
Moderator: Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia|SIPA
12:30m-2:00pm Lunch and 1st Keynote Address by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
2:15pm-3:30pm 3rd Panel: Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Agriculture
Glenn Denning, Professor of Professional Practice and Director, MPA in Development Practice, Columbia|SIPA (Moderator TBC)
Theodore H. Moran, Professor and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Wolfram Schlenker, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Vera Songwé, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (TBC)
3:45pm -5:00pm 4th panel: Mainstreaming climate change into investor decision-making and action – the role of disclosure and the potential of the TCFD
Mats Andersson, Vice Chairman, Global Challenges Foundation
Pete Grannis, First Deputy Comptroller, Office of the New York State Comptroller
Michael Rowan, Managing Director, Global Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance, Moody's Investors Service
Xiaohua Zhang, Manager, Climate and Sustainable Development Program, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
Moderator: Cynthia Simon, Senior Manager, Investor Initiatives at CDP
5:00pm-5:30pm Second Keynote Address: Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
5:30pm-6:00pm Conclusion: Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business and Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Co-organizers: Center on Global Economic Governance, OPC Policy Center, United Nations Environment Program – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), International Monetary Fund, Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, Sovereign Wealth Fund Research Initiative (SWF RI), and Global Infrastructure Hub.