Past Events

Replay

When:

Date September 30, 2020

Time 8:30 am

Pricing the Impact of Climate Change on Urban Property Values

Hosted by the Green Ribbon Commission

This Green Ribbon Commission program will feature presentations from local Boston innovators who are shaping the relationship between climate risk, real estate and the capital markets. The speakers will address the emerging shape of the climate risk analytics market; methodologies for measuring the impact of climate risk on real estate values and the economic and social impact of resilience investments; how climate risk is affecting the municipal finance market; and how Boston can leverage these new approaches to strengthen its resilience strategy.

John Cleveland

Green Ribbon Commission

Executive Director

David Burt

Delta Terra Capital

CEO

Timothy Coffin

Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Senior Vice President & Director of Sustainability

Dr. Evan Kodra

risQ

Co-Founder and CEO

Drew Smith

City of Boston

Senior Deputy Treasurer

John Cleveland

Green Ribbon Commission

Executive Director

David Burt

Delta Terra Capital

CEO

Timothy Coffin

Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Senior Vice President & Director of Sustainability

Dr. Evan Kodra

risQ

Co-Founder and CEO

Drew Smith

City of Boston

Senior Deputy Treasurer

Replay

When:

Date September 23, 2020

Time 2:00 pm

Flying Blind: What Do the Markets Know about Climate Change Risks?

Hosted by The Brookings Institution

In a moderated panel discussion, one of the authors of this recent academic research paper will discuss the findings from their research on climate related disclosure in corporate equities and municipal debt. Focusing on the municipal debt disclosure, practitioners from municipal finance industry will respond from their perspective as a bond attorney and an institutional bond investor.

Adam Stern, JD

Co-Head of Research, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Senior Vice President

David Victor

Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy and Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

Professor

Kim Edwards

Public Finance Investment Banking, Piper Sandler

Director, Managing Director

Rebecca Lawrence

Senior Counsel, Ballard Spahr's Public Finance Department

David Wessel

The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institute

Director

Adam Stern, JD

Co-Head of Research, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Senior Vice President

David Victor

Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy and Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

Professor

Kim Edwards

Public Finance Investment Banking, Piper Sandler

Director, Managing Director

Rebecca Lawrence

Senior Counsel, Ballard Spahr's Public Finance Department

David Wessel

The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institute

Director

Replay

When:

Date September 22, 2020

Time 4:00 pm

Climate risk data for the muni universe is no longer lacking. Fixed income leaders are responding accordingly.

Hosted by The Nest Summit at Climate Week NYC

Municipal bond issuers are where the rubber meets the road on climate risk in the US. These issuers must fund and execute climate adaptation and resilience projects for their jurisdictions and customers. The property values, infrastructure and populations that underpin their financial health represent exposures to climate risk that will only grow with climate change. Now that data on bond issuers and obligors is increasingly available, it is possible to better assess the need to address climate risks and the potentially negative impacts of not doing so. Thought leaders in fixed income are now deploying and integrating this data into strategies, workflows and decisions to better evaluate the issuers in which they invest.

Andrew Teras

Senior Analyst, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

SVP

Dr. Chris Hartshorn

risQ

Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew Teras

Senior Analyst, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

SVP

Dr. Chris Hartshorn

risQ

Chief Commercial Officer

Replay

When:

Date September 22, 2020

Time 2:00 pm

Cities, Investors and Infrastructure: Climate Aware Funding Strategies

Hosted by Ceres and Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Municipalities are on the front line of climate risk. Infrastructure needs to be built, repaired and replaced, all of which will require investment capital. Important considerations for investors and borrowers include determining how these long term projects are accounting for climate change and reducing risk, factoring climate resiliency, and accounting for the transition to clean energy. Climate aware funding strategies have implications for the city's bond rating and cost of capital.


Mike Bonanno

Research Analyst and Municipal Sustainability Lead, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Vice President

Grant Ervin

Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh

Carolyn Kousky

Wharton Risk Center

Executive Risk Director

Missy Stults

City of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sustainability and Innovations Manager

Peter Ellsworth

Investor Network, Ceres

Senior Director

Mike Bonanno

Research Analyst and Municipal Sustainability Lead, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Vice President

Grant Ervin

Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh

Carolyn Kousky

Wharton Risk Center

Executive Risk Director

Missy Stults

City of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sustainability and Innovations Manager

Peter Ellsworth

Investor Network, Ceres

Senior Director

Replay

When:

Date September 21, 2020

Time 2:00 pm

State of the Coast: Future Climate-Driven Risks and their solutions on MA North Shore

Hosted by The Trustees of the Reservation and Breckinridge Capital Advisors

The Trustees of Reservations will provide an overview of their just released State of the Coast report, which highlights the climate change-driven challenges faced by Massachusetts North Shore Coastal Zone Communities. The implication for the report will be discussed by contributing speakers.

Kathleen A. Theoharides

Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Kimberley Driscoll

Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts

Peter Coffin

Chairman of the Board for the Trustees of Reservations

President of Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Tom O’Shea

The Trustees, Director of Coast and Natural Resources

Kathleen A. Theoharides

Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Kimberley Driscoll

Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts

Peter Coffin

Chairman of the Board for the Trustees of Reservations

President of Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Tom O’Shea

The Trustees, Director of Coast and Natural Resources