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Event Date Tue Sep 14 EDT - Thu Sep 16 EDT (10 months ago)
Location TBA
Virtual Event
Region All

The Economist’s Climate Risk Virtual Week convenes thought leaders, investors, regulators, policymakers, sustainability professionals, and scientists to delve deep into conversations about the impact that climate-related risks will have on businesses and how management can respond.

We will assess the best ways of measuring the exposure to physical and transition risk and how to improve disclosure and how to mitigate the threats from climate change litigation. We will put scenario analysis in practice so you can understand the implications of climate change for your business. The flip side of risk is an opportunity – identifying opportunities to enhance and develop new products and services based on a better understanding of climate risk will play a big part.

Over three days, we discuss the case for speedy action on climate risk. On Day 1 we look at climate change risk management within the financial services, Day 2 tackles the impact of climate change on high-impact sectors, and Day 3 put scenario analysis in practice, as well as highlighting some of the climate change market opportunities you can tap into.


2021 Speakers

Ben Caldecott
Director, New UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI), Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance, University of Oxford, COP26 Strategy Advisor for Finance, Cabinet Office

Lindsey Matthews
Chief risk officer, USS

​Jason Storah​​​
Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Canada

Paul Kovacs
Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR)

Monica Ningen
President, CEO, Swiss Re

Nathalie Aufauvre
General Director, Financial Stability and Operations, Bank of France

Andrew Fikkers
Global Head of Energy, Coal and Climate Analysis, Glencore

Hilde Roed
Senior Vice-President Sustainability, Equinor

Carmine de Franco
Head of Fundamental Research, Ossiam

Willem Evers
Head of Sustainable Finance Office, Dutch Central Bank

Bas Rüter
Director of Sustainability and Climate, Rabobank

Frans Timmermans
Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Ian M Thompson
Group Chief Claims Officer, Zurich Insurance


Allison Herren Lee
Acting Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Bob Litterman
Chairman, Risk Committee, U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Chris Faint
Head of division, Prudent Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Tj Lim
Chief risk officer, UniCredit

Craig Davies
Head of Climate Resilience Investments, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Mikael Angberg
Chief Investment Officer, Första AP-fonden (AP1)

Mikkel Svenstrup
Chief Investment Officer, ATP

Christopher Wright
Head of ESG Risk Monitoring, Norges Bank Investment Management

Andrew Siwo
Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate solutions, NY State Common Retirement Fund

Sir Chris Hohn
Hedge Fund Manager, Philanthropist, TCI Fund Management

Andrew Howard
Global Head of Sustainable Investment, Schroders

Lucian Peppelenbos
Climate Strategist, Robeco

Sir John Thompson
Chief Executive Officer, Financial Reporting Council

Jan Kæraa Rasmussen
Head of ESG, PensionDanmark

Harry Seekings
Head of Infrastructure, InfraRed

Seela Sinisalo
Environmental and Social adviser, FinnFund

Kirsty Jenkinson
Director Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies (SISS) , CalSTRS

Wouter van Tol
Head of Sustainability and Government Affairs, DS Smith

Magali Anderson
Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Lafarge Holcim

Daria Grigoreva
Head of Sustainability, Polyus

Patrick Sheehan
Founder & Managing Partner, ETF Partners

Emmanouil Kakaras
Executive Vice President NEXT Energy Business, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Dr. Kristine Dale
Principal Fellow for Data Science, Co-Director for the Joint Centre for Excellence, Environmental Intelligence, Met Office

Carlos Costa Pina
Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Executive Director, Galp

Fiona Wild
Vice-President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP

Ljiljana Cortan
Group Chief Risk Officer, ING

Guy Grainger
Global Head, Sustainability Services and ESG, JLL


Madhavi Venkatesan
PhD, Editor in Chief, Sustainability and Climate Change, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc and Assistant Professor, Economics, Northeastern University

Odile Conchou
Finance Sector Focal Point, UN Biodiversity

Alice C. Hill
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy & Environment, Council, Foreign Relations

Dr. Andrew Coburn
Chief Scientist, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

Duncan Robinson
Charlemagne Columnist, Brussels Bureau Chief, The Economist

Mili Fomicov
Researcher, Imperial College London

Guy Scriven
Climate Risk Editor, The Economist

Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi
Director, Climate Change and Emerging Environmental Topics, The Geneva Association

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Senior Vice-President, Director, Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Giulia Christianson
Director, Sustainable Private Sector Finance, Head of Sustainable Investing, World Resource Institute

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• McKinsey & Company

• Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group
• Reply
• Munich RE

• Ortec Finance

• Aviva