Workshops 2019

Building the new governance architecture:

The bridges between climate action, finance and sustainability

London - 23rd September 2019  






1:30-1:55pm Registration and refreshments

1:55-2:00pm Chair’s opening remarks

A welcome on behalf of the University of Bath, by Prof Ania Zalewska, Director of the Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy, School of Management, University of Bath.

2:00-2:50pm Panel 1: Sustainability and governance

This panel will consider how companies and industries are responding to climate change and sustainability challenges.  How can policy makers, business and investors address the problems of governability and accountability? Topics for discussion may include the role of activist investors, the new stewardship debate, and divestment vs engagement. 

Moderated by Ania Zalewska, University of Bath

Panellists:  Paul Grout, Senior Economic Advisor, Bank of England; NED, Ofgem

                   Ravi Nayer, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

                   Benjamin Yeoh, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities, RBC Global Asset Management

2:50-3:05pm Refreshment break

3:05-3:55pm Panel 2:  Sustainability and risk

This panel will examine the development of fiduciary rules and disclosure requirements and the impact of these on risk management practices. It will consider how guidance is changing in terms of applying enterprise risk management (ERM) to sustainability related risks. We will explore how changes in governance affect risk identification, assessment, communication and risk reporting.

Moderated by Renée Friedman, Responsible Investor

Panellists: Alon Carmel, Senior Director, National Infrastructure Commission and Clean Energy Practice

                 Adrienne Coleton, Policy Expert, European Banking Authority

                 Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Man Group Plc

3:55-4:10pm Refreshment break

4:10-5:00pm Panel 3: Sustainability and regulation

This panel will consider how the growing political and commercial focus on sustainability has led to regulatory change. How are climate and technological changes creating pressure on policy makers, including regulators, to codify standards? How can good governance be better reflected in regulation to ensure better alignment and complementary frameworks?

Moderated by Ania Zalewska, University of Bath

Panellists: Vanessa Havard-Williams, Global Head of Environment, Linklaters

                 Andrew Howard, Head of Sustainable Research, Schroders

                 Dermot Nolan, CEO, Ofgem

5:00-5:05pm Workshop wrap-up

5:05-5:30pm Networking drinks

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