ESG & Climate Risk Summit USA 2023

Delivering practical takeaways and driving best practices in ESG, climate risk and environmental risk management to achieve improved market confidence, brand reputation and higher shareholder value.


ESG & Climate Risk Summit USA 2023

FREE to attend for risk and investing professionals from buy-side organisations, banks, regulators and non-financial corporates.

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Where ESG risk leaders connect, exchange ideas and make vital steps towards the new future of finance.​

The ESG & Climate Risk Summit USA will take place in New York in October 2023, gathering senior ESG risk management and investment decision makers from asset managers, hedge funds, life insurance firms, pension funds and investment banks in the USA.

Our 2022 agenda was steered by the editorial team and our advisory board which covered the most pressing issues facing ESG risk professionals, you will leave with new ideas, new connections and a new perspective on ESG and climate risk.

FREE to attend for risk and investing professionals from buy-side organisations, banks, regulators and non-financial corporates. To make sure you're there in 2023, register your interest in attending.

Arik Ben Dor

Head of quantitative equity research


Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ben Dor oversaw large scale research projects in rates, credit, equities, and hedge funds used by the largest institutional investors globally, including central banks, Sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, insurance companies, pensions and hedge funds. His research focused on asset allocation, smart beta, alpha generation, portfolio optimization, risk management, cost of investment constraints and hedging.

He published two books on quantitative investing in credit securities and over a dozen articles in leading industry journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Investment Management, and Journal of Alternative Investments.

He co-authored the influential articles on ‘DTS (Duration Times Spread)', a new approach to measuring the spread risk of corporate bonds and credit default swaps. It changed industry practices and was widely adopted by credit investors globally. One of his articles received the Martello award for the 2007 best practitioner paper, and his research on ‘cloning' hedge funds was the basis for several products and was awarded a U.S. patent.

His recent work on exploring the cross-asset relation between stocks and bonds was the basis for constructing systematic equity strategies such as momentum and ‘value' based on credit signals, and the usage of equity derivatives for hedging high-yield bonds. His systematic strategies were adopted by some of the largest global asset managers and were presented in leading industry conferences.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Ben Dor worked at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University, and completed his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University, Cum Laude.

Bala Ayyar

Managing director and chief data officer, Americas

Societe Generale

Since joining SG in 2009, he has held a range of positions.  Currently, he is the Chief Data Officer, SG Americas, with responsibility for data management and governance within the Region.  This function is responsible for implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing sound data governance framework that meets Group needs and local supervisory expectations, and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions. Prior to that, he headed up the Project Management Office for the SG US Transformation project.  SG roles before that included Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank and Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore. 

Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York.  As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC’s World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America. With a global team across Toronto and New York, he was responsible for establishing a SOX-compliant industry-leading Finance control environment as well as supporting the efficient execution of business initiatives and managing the Finance related US regulatory relationships during a very demanding period. Prior to that, he also had stints as the business-line controller for the Bank's US origination businesses (Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, Structured Finance, and High Yield), as well as the 2/ic to the Chief Accountant, with responsibility for consolidated financial, management and regulatory reporting at the corporate level.

Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala has a degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai and holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States.  He lives in Montclair, New Jersey is married with two children, and enjoys long-distance running.

Hervé Duteil

Chief sustainability officer, Americas

BNP Paribas

Hervé Duteil created the position of Chief Sustainability Officer for BNP Paribas in the Americas in 2014.  In this role, he leads the Bank’s regional strategy for Sustainable Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Company Engagement, bringing in particular a strong focus on promoting client dialogue around sustainability topics and the development of tailored financing solutions or responsible investment products.  In 2018, Euromoney selected him as one of the 10 “champions of global impact banking”.

Prior to this, Hervé spent most of his career trading derivatives and managing capital market activities.  More recently, he led BNP Paribas’ efforts to close its first Social Impact Bonds.

Hervé holds a Master in Business Administration with distinction from the Harvard Business School, a Master of Science from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Paris.  He serves as a member on CFTC’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee, Canada Standards Association’s Technical Committee for the Development of a National Standard for “Transition & Sustainable Finance”, and the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance Advisory Board.

Stacy Swann

Chief executive

Climate Finance Advisors

Stacy Swann (Founder & CEO) the CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors, a benefit LLC based in Washington, DC with expertise in banking, development finance, and climate change. During her career, Ms. Swann has held senior positions with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as well as with the US Department of Treasury, Enron Corporation, and other organizations. For more than twenty-five years she has worked with investors, financial institutions, and policymakers on mainstreaming climate considerations across both investment and policy and has expertise in blended finance, climate finance, climate-smart fiscal policies, and approaches to identify, assess, and manage climate risk.

In addition to leading Climate Finance Advisors, Ms. Swann is the Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Council on Climate and sits on the Board for the Montgomery County Green Bank the United States’ first county-level green bank and is Chair of its Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Steering Committee/Board of the Global Water Partnership, a global action network of more than 3,000 Partner bodies in 179 countries focused on building sustainable water systems globally.

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.

2022 key ESG and climate risk topics included:

  • Net zero: as the ESG trend continues to grow, more clients want assurance that their portfolios are not contributing to climate change.
  • Carbon disclosure: with the growing demand for ESG data in order to become more net-zero, organizations are needed to participate in the climate movement.  
  • ESG data: discover what aspects of ESG can inform investors on a company’s impact on the climate, and their financial outlook.
  • Climate risk modeling: help determine impacts on company balance sheets from paying damages, losses, or reductions in future potential profits
  • Impact investing: asset owners and investors are choosing to use their capital for the greater good.
  • Policy: explore what new regulations are expected in the future, and how to stay compliant. 

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