April 28, 2021

ESG: Calculating Carbon Emissions for Financiers and Investor Assessment and Reporting

Green Financing Series: Part 1

Holland & Knight, in association with the University of Miami School of Law, kicked off a three-part series to take an in-depth look at the core features of green financing, and provide analysis of its regulation and its far-reaching implications. The first session focuses on the foundational issues of data, reporting and calculation, which are the undercarriage for the environmental aspects of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).

Presentations in this webinar examine a variety of issues and topics from a number of perspectives including aviation, shipping, power generation and real estate. Additionally, panelists from the Aviation Working Group (AWG) demonstrate their newly developed carbon calculator. The tool calculates the emissions of aircraft and fleet portfolios, which will help ESG investors assess and report in connection with aviation financing and leasing transactions. 

Presentation Titles, Panelists and Timestamps:

0:00 - Introduction
Jeffrey Wool | Partner and Director of International Law and Policy, Holland & Knight (on secondment to the Aviation Working Group) 

8:23 - Current Method of Bank and Investor ESG Emissions Reporting
Jamie Martin | Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance

27:10 - Emerging Regulatory Trends and Implications
Caroline Bradley | Professor and Associate Dean, University of Miami School of Law

40:20 - Connection with Developing U.S. Government Policy
Beth Viola | Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight

58:30 - Fundamental Data and Methodological Questions
Jeffrey Wool | Partner and Director of International Law and Policy, Holland & Knight (on secondment to the Aviation Working Group) 

1:09:00 - Aviation Industry: Example of Carbon Calculator Developed by Aviation Working Group
Daniel da Silva | Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation; Co-Chair, Aviation Working Group

1:21:58 - Shipping Industry
Michael Parker | Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics and Offshore, Citigroup
Jovi Tenev | Partner, Holland & Knight

1:40:00 - Questions/General Panel Discussion

Focus on Power Generation

Lara Rios | Partner, Holland & Knight

Focus on Real Estate and Related Financings
Stephen Humes | Partner, Holland & Knight
Mark Kalpin | Partner, Holland & Knight 


Upcoming Sessions

Please join Holland & Knight, in association with the University of Miami School of Law, for the next two parts in this series. Our speakers will discuss how various industries could benefit, examine opportunities and present scenarios that could affect you, your business or your clients. Companies that will benefit from this discussion include those in the aviation, shipping, power generation and real estate sectors. The dates for the next two webinars will be announced soon

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