GARP 2024 Climate and Nature Risk Symposium

The future is here

24-25 April 2024 | Day One: 8:30 - 19:00 | Day Two: 8:30 - 14:00 | London, UK

Overview

Registrations are closed as we have reached capacity. Please email events@garp.com for any questions.

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is pleased to present the 2024 Climate and Nature Risk Symposium. This two-day, in-person event will explore the interconnections between climate change and nature risk, with a particular focus on the tipping points in our climate, environmental, economic, and social systems. 

Day 1 of this Symposium will focus on framing nature loss and climate change as the ultimate risk management problem, bringing in a diverse range of experts to articulate the scale of the challenges we face today.

Day 2 will focus on the tools and techniques available to risk practitioners, bringing practical insights on the integration of climate and nature risks into day-to-day financial risk management.

Details

April 24, 2024, 8:30 AM - April 25, 2024, 2:00 PM

In-Person

Etc.Venues Fenchurch Street
8 Fenchurch Pl, London EC3M 4PB

Registration Closed

Contact

Questions can be directed to GARP Events at events@garp.com.

Pricing

Ticket Types Early
Register by Feb 16
Standard
Register by April 24
Certified* GBP 420 GBP 600
Non-Certifieds GBP 600 GBP 840

Certified are those who hold a FRM certification and/or SCR certificate **Pricing is inclusive of 20% VAT
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Agenda

*Date and Time noted as

April 24, 2024

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome

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Speakers

Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute

9:15 AM - 10:05 AM

Tipping Points in Economic and Social Systems

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  • How much are climate and environmental challenges changing the landscape of risk and opportunity?
  • What are the key barriers to embedding appropriate risk management processes and how might these be overcome?

Speakers

Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics, Special Advisor for the Wealth Economy Project at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge, and Partner at Independent Economics

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Break

10:25 AM - 11:15 AM

Climate Change: The Ultimate Risk Management Problem

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  • What are the physical tipping points that will dangerously accelerate climate change and nature loss?
  • What could these tipping points mean for the transition to net-zero and adaptation to a new climate?
  • What are the positive social and economic tipping points that must be triggered to limit global warming to well below 2oC?

Speakers

Tim Lenton, Director, Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Break

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

Embedding Climate and Nature in Risk Management: Stock Take on Progress and a Look Ahead

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  • What progress have financial institutions made toward embedding climate and nature into their risk management?
  • What are the key barriers to this embedding, and what work is being done to solve these problems?

Speakers

Chris Faint, Head of Climate Hub Division, Bank of England

Rene Ramos, EMEA Climate Risk Lead, JP Morgan

John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

Moderator

Dr. Nina Seega, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance, CISL

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

Lunch

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM

Understanding the Financial Risks and Opportunities from Nature

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  • What constitutes “nature” and what are nature-related financial risks and opportunities?
  • What tools are at our disposal for embedding nature in risk management and strategy at financial firms?
  • What firms have successfully integrated nature considerations into their strategies?
  • What sort of nature-related scenarios should we be using?

Speakers

Emily McKenzie, Technical Director, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Dr. Nicola Ranger, Executive Director, Systemic Resilience Programme, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Sjoerd van der Zwaag, Senior Sustainable Finance Officer, Dutch Central Bank

Oliver Withers, Head of Biodiversity, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator

Dr. Maxine Nelson, SVP, GARP Risk Institute

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Breakouts - Understanding the Roadblocks to Net-Zero and Nature Positive

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Individual breakout sessions will explore the practical roadblocks holding firms back from fully embedding climate and nature in their strategies and day-to-day risk management.

Moderator

Anthony Hobley, Deputy Chair, Climate Risk and Resilience, Howden

Tony Rooke, Executive Director and Head of Transition Advisory, Howden

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Reporting back from breakouts

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Moderator

Anthony Hobley, Deputy Chair, Climate Risk and Resilience, Howden

Tony Rooke, Executive Director and Head of Transition Advisory, Howden

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

How Can Financial Markets Support the Transition to a Net-Zero and Nature Positive World?

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  • What actions are being taken by financial institutions to support the shift to a low-carbon, nature-positive economy?
  • What needs to happen next in financial markets to ensure we reach our net-zero and nature targets?
  • Do we fully understand the risks involved in the range of new products?

Speakers

Lisa Beauvilain, Global Head of Sustainability & Stewardship, Co-Head Sustainability Centre, Impax Asset Management

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Markets, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Abyd Karmali, OBE, Managing Director, Environmental Business Advisory, Bank of America

Moderator

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

How Policies and Regulations Impact the Transition to a Net-Zero and Nature Positive World

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  • What actions are being taken by governments and regulators to support the shift to a low-carbon, nature positive economy?
  • How far can disclosures help us in making the transitions?
  • What needs to happen next in the policy and regulation landscape to make sure we reach our net-zero and nature targets?

Speakers

David Carlin, Head of Risk, UNEP FI

Matt Scott, Executive Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI)

Dylan Tanner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, InfluenceMap

Nico van der Merwe, CEO UK&I, Signify

Moderator

Sepi Roshan, Senior Analyst - Accounting, Audit and Disclosure, Carbon Tracker

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

April 25, 2024

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM

Welcome and Day One Recap

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Speakers

Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM

Using AI: A Stochastic Approach to Scenario Analysis

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  • What is the difference between stochastic and deterministic scenario analysis?
  • What are the potential benefits of stochastic analysis of climate change?
  • What insights can we gather about climate and nature risk from the use of stochastic scenario analysis?

Speakers

Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO, riskthinking.AI

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Developing Analytical Tools for Climate and Nature Risk

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  • What are the best analytical tools and approaches for incorporating climate and nature related risks into risk management?
  • How can you backtest?
  • How the tools differ across different types of businesses and portfolios?
  • How far should climate and nature be embedded into risk models?
  • How does nature risk differ in its requirements to climate risk? 

Speakers

Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO, riskthinking.AI

Dr. Karl Mallon, Co-founder and Director of Science and Technology, XDI (Cross Dependency Initiative)

Liam McNamara, Director of Climate Risk Measurement, Barclays

Andrew Smith, Chief Operations Officer, Fathom

Liesl van de Vyver Blackman, Data and Policy Analyst, NatureAlpha

Moderator

Dr. Maxine Nelson, SVP, GARP Risk Institute

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Meeting Supervisory Climate-Related and Environmental Risk Management Expectations

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  • How do we know what is good enough for the regulator?
  • Addressing key areas of difficulty like SME modelling and Supply chains.
  • What strategies are there to overcome the key challenges, including data, building capability, training and culture, and more?
  • What have we learned from climate risk management that can help us with nature risk?

Speakers

Patrick Amis, Head of Directorate General Specialized Institutions, LSI, European Central Bank

Panayiotis Dionysopoulos, Head of Capital, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Kunal Motiani, Global Head of Climate Risk, Citi

Bill Powell, Head of Environmental, Social and Climate Change Risk, Santander UK

Moderator

Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Lunch

Speakers/Moderators

Patrick Amis

Patrick Amis
Head of Directorate General Specialized Institutions, LSI, European Central Bank

Lisa Beauvilain

Lisa Beauvilain
Global Head of Sustainability & Stewardship, Co-Head Sustainability Centre, Impax Asset Management

Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett
Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Markets, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

David Carlin

David Carlin
Head of Risk, UNEP FI

Dr. Ron Dembo

Dr. Ron Dembo
Founder and CEO, riskthinking.AI

Panayiotis Dionysopoulos

Panayiotis Dionysopoulos
Head of Capital, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Chris Faint

Chris Faint
Head of Climate Hub Division, Bank of England

Anthony Hobley

Anthony Hobley
Deputy Chair, Climate Risk and Resilience, Howden

Abyd Karmali, OBE

Abyd Karmali, OBE
Managing Director, Environmental Business Advisory, Bank of America

Sean Kidney

Sean Kidney
CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Tim Lenton

Tim Lenton
Director, Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter

Dr. Karl Mallon

Dr. Karl Mallon
Co-founder and Director of Science and Technology, XDI (Cross Dependency Initiative)

Emily McKenzie

Emily McKenzie
Technical Director, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Liam McNamara

Liam McNamara
Director of Climate Risk Measurement, Barclays

Kunal Motiani

Kunal Motiani
Global Head of Climate Risk, Citi

Dr. Maxine Nelson

Dr. Maxine Nelson
SVP, GARP Risk Institute

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley
President, GARP Risk Institute

Bill Powell

Bill Powell
Head of Environmental, Social and Climate Change Risk, Santander UK

Rene Ramos

Rene Ramos
EMEA Climate Risk Lead, JP Morgan

Dr. Nicola Ranger

Dr. Nicola Ranger
Executive Director, Systemic Resilience Programme, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Tony Rooke

Tony Rooke
Executive Director and Head of Transition Advisory, Howden

Sepi Roshan

Sepi Roshan
Senior Analyst - Accounting, Audit and Disclosure, Carbon Tracker

John Scott

John Scott
Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

Matt Scott

Matt Scott
Executive Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI)

Dr. Nina Seega

Dr. Nina Seega
Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance, CISL

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith
Chief Operations Officer, Fathom

Dylan Tanner

Dylan Tanner
Executive Director and Co-Founder, InfluenceMap

Liesl van de Vyver Blackman

Liesl van de Vyver Blackman
Data and Policy Analyst, NatureAlpha

Nico van der Merwe

Nico van der Merwe
CEO UK&I, Signify

Sjoerd van der Zwaag

Sjoerd van der Zwaag
Senior Sustainable Finance Officer, Dutch Central Bank

Oliver Withers

Oliver Withers
Head of Biodiversity, Standard Chartered Bank

Dimitri Zenghelis

Dimitri Zenghelis
Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics, Special Advisor for the Wealth Economy Project at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge, and Partner at Independent Economics

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