MSCI Sustainability Institute Launch

Hosted Event September 19, 2023 New York
The MSCI Sustainability Institute is located in New York and London

During New York Climate Week, we will celebrate the launch of the MSCI Sustainability Institute, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at driving progress by capital markets to create sustainable value.

The in-person, invitation-only gathering will convene leaders across the sustainable-finance landscape to discuss avenues for greater collaboration among capital-markets participants, academics, policymakers, and NGOs on global challenges such as climate change.

Speakers

Speakers include:

  • Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council, The White House
  • Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Sarah Kapnick, Chief Scientist, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Hiromichi Mizuno, Special Adviser to the CEO, MSCI
  • Paul Bodnar, Director of Sustainable Finance, Industry, and Diplomacy, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Jay Koh, Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group and Chair, Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group

The launch will be hosted by Linda-Eling Lee, the Institute’s head and founding director, who will be joined by MSCI Chairman and CEO Henry Fernandez.

For more information about this invitation-only event, please contact MSCI’s events team here.

Agenda

3:45 p.m.             Registration opens

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4:05 p.m.             Opening Remarks

Linda-Eling Lee, Founding Director, MSCI Sustainability Institute

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4:30-4:50 p.m.   The Global Stocktake: Is 1.6°C the New 1.5°C?: A Conversation with Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change      

Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Moderator: Hiro Mizuno, Special Advisor to the CEO, MSCI

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4:50-5:10 p.m.  Can the private sector deliver on its promise?

Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

Hiro Mizuno, Special Advisor to the CEO, MSCI

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5:15-5:30 p.m.   Preparing for a Warmer World

Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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5:30-5:45 p.m.   Can climate resilience be an attractive investment?

Paul Bodnar, Director, Sustainable Finance, Industry, and Diplomacy, Bezos Earth Fund

Jay Koh, Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group and Chair, Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group

Moderator: Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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5:50-6:20 p.m. Catalyzing the Clean-Energy Transition: A Conversation with Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council, The White House

Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council, The White House

Moderator: Linda-Eling Lee, Founding Director, MSCI Sustainability Institute

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6:20 p.m.            Closing Remarks

Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO, MSCI