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  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Washington, D.C.
  • 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm London
  • 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm Brussels

We were delighted to host this special one-day U.S. Climate Finance Summit, which offered insights from senior government officials and regulators as they chart course on U.S. climate policy.

We brought together CEOs from leading banks, insurers and asset managers, along with climate experts from across the scientific and academic community for a lively discussion of how best to support a pro-growth, pro-markets transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

Risk
Climate change is increasingly seen as one of the greatest challenges of our time. More extreme weather events, environmental damage associated with pollution, rising sea levels or biodiversity loss, for example, have far reaching implications for all sectors of the global economy and financial markets. With climate risk now universally defined as financially material, the financial services industry must identify, measure and disclose these risks—not only to their own operations but across their global lending and investment activities. Regulators and policymakers worldwide are re-examining their mandates, frameworks and policy toolkits to address these risks, supported by fast-moving private sector initiatives to build the appropriate datasets, metrics and methodologies to ensure these risks are appropriately managed.

Opportunity
At the same time, the financial sector has unprecedented opportunities, with a clear mandate to intermediate trillions of dollars to new industries, cutting-edge technologies and climate-resilient infrastructure, building on decades of commitment to sustainable finance. Demand for innovative financial products and solutions that can enable carbon emissions reductions, mitigate climate risk and strengthen resilience has skyrocketed. The financial sector can also play a vital role in establishing a credible price on carbon—widely seen as key to progress on climate goals.

Policy
In the U.S., top officials from the Fed, the SEC and the CFTC have all highlighted the potential impact and risks of climate change for the U.S. economy and financial system. The incoming Biden Administration has elevated climate change to a top priority, reflecting growing public concern about climate change and increasingly visible calls for action from the U.S. business community. Internationally, the U.S. will be much more engaged on global climate issues, as signaled by the Fed’s December 2020 decision to join the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NFGS).

For questions or more information about the event, please contact meetings@iif.com.


Featured Speakers

 
Rostin Behnam
Acting Chairman,
Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Lael Brainard
Governor,
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Marisa Buchanan
Managing Director,
Head of Sustainable Finance JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Audrey Choi
Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer,
Morgan Stanley

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Wendy Cromwell
Vice Chair; Senior Managing Director; Partner; Director, Sustainable Investment,
Wellington Management

Featured Speakers

 
Ted Deutch
U.S. House of Representatives,
22nd District, Florida

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Dorothy Donohue
Deputy General Counsel - Securities Regulation,
Investment Company Institute (ICI)

Featured Speakers

 
Brian Duperreault
Chief Executive Officer
and Director,
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Featured Speakers

 
Laurence Fink
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer,
BlackRock, Inc.

Featured Speakers

 
Rakhi Kumar
Senior Vice President, Sustainability Solutions,
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Featured Speakers

 
Jeffrey Kupfer
President and Chief Executive Officer,
ConservAmerica

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Brian Moynihan
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board,
Bank of America

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Annette Nazareth
Senior Counsel,
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Featured Speakers

 
Richard Newell
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Resources for the Future

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Scott O’Malia
Chief Executive Officer,
International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA)

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Collin O’Mara
President and Chief Executive Officer,
National Wildlife Federation

Featured Speakers

 
Douglas Peterson
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
S&P Global

Featured Speakers

 
Val Smith
Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director,
Citi
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