Financing Resilience Alongside Net Zero


Moody’s Climate Week NYC: Exploring physical climate risk materiality, climate risk and resilience quantification, and adaption and resilience financing

Climate change is reshaping risk and opportunity across industry, finance and civil society. Investment in both the transition to a zero-carbon economy and adapting to physical climate risks will be critical.

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08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Networking Breakfast

09:05 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30

Scaling Up Climate Finance: The Emerging Market Imperative

Fireside chat with Nigel Topping, UN High Level Champion for COP26. In conversation with Anne Van Praagh, Managing Director, Global Sovereign Risk, Moody’s Investors Service.

  • EM climate risk adaptation : sizing up the challenge
  • The importance of institutional planning, disclosure and governance in attracting climate capital
  • EM sustainable debt and blended finance: ready for take-off?
09:30 - 10:10

Physical Climate Risk Materiality: So Much More Than Geographic Location

This panel discussion will highlight key considerations for assessing financial exposure to physical climate risks, adaptation and resilience solutions from both private and public sectors’ perspectives, the state of climate disclosures and how climate data is used by investors.

  • Physical climate risk and asset materiality considerations
  • Climate disclosures – quality versus quantity
  • Investors and climate data utilization
  • Resilience and Adaptation investments
10:10 - 10:35

Networking Break

10:35 - 11:15

Quantifying the Value of Resilience in Real Estate

This panel discussion will guide the audience through the journey in leveraging forward-looking data to quantify physical climate risk for real assets and taking the next steps of assessing the economic impacts of physical risk exposure and identifying potential resilience investments. Moody’s / RMS climate change experts alongside industry early movers will discuss the latest research, tools, and lessons learned in integrating climate risk and resilience into real estate decision-making.

  • Translating risk into impact with economic analyses
  • Opportunities to mitigate potential loss with targeted resilience strategies
  • The shifting regulatory landscape and how climate risk modeling can satisfy increasing climate risk disclosure requirements for real estate investments
11:15 - 11:55

Adaptation and Resilience in the Sustainable Debt Markets

This panel discussion will highlight how intensifying physical climate risks are heightening the need for issuers to finance adaptation and resilience projects. While climate mitigation projects continue to account for the lion’s share of sustainable bond proceeds, adaptation and resilience financing is gradually growing and will continue to do so as issuers – particularly in the public sector – prepare for an evolving landscape. 

  • Growth of sustainable debt markets
  • Innovative financing for adaptation and resilience
  • Evolving nature of risks facing issuers, especially in the public sector
11:55 - 12:00

Closing Remarks and Farewell