Global leaders in sustainable finance, investment, and open source technology, along with OS-Climate Members came together to present the OS-C platform. The platform is designed to rapidly accelerate the shift of global investment away from GHG-intensive and climate-vulnerable companies, technologies, and infrastructure towards sustainable solutions which drive mitigation, resilience, and adaptation.
Major speakers included:
|Truman Semans, Founder and CEO, OS-Climate
||Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
|David Blood, GFANZ Portfolio Alignment Chair
||Rich Sorkin, CEO, Jupiter Intelligence
|Catherine Jestin, EVP, Airbus
||Rim Tehraoui, Global Group Chief Data Officer, BNP Paribas & OS-Climate Governing Board Chair
|Margaret Kuhlow, Global Finance Practice Leader, WWF
||Gunther Thallinger, Chair, Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance
|Tianyi Luo, Director, Aqueduct Project, World Resources Institute
||Dickie Whitaker, Chief Executive, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework
|Fabio Natalucci, Co-Chair of Bridging the Data Gap Workstream, NGFS
||Jim Whitehurst, OS-C Senior Advisor, formerly President of IBM and CEO of Red Hat
|Meryam Omi, COP26 High Level Champions Team Member
||Chris Wright, CTO, Red Hat
|Sarah Bloom Raskin, former US Federal Reserve Governor
|| Jim Zemlin, CEO, Linux Foundation
Master of Ceremonies: Richard Peers, Founder at ResponsibleRisk Ltd, 23 year veteran of Microsoft in Financial Services.
See the full list of speakers: https://osclimate2021.sched.com/directory/speakers
Watch Videos from the Event
Introduction & Advancing the Investor’s Climate Agenda with Open Source/Open Data
Speakers: Truman Semans, Daniel Godfrey, Richard Peers, Fiona Reynolds
Summary: Get an overview about OS-Climate and why it matters to sustainable investor stakeholders.
Fireside Chat: What is Open Innovation All About? A Conversation with the Linux Foundation and IBM
Speakers: Jim Whitehurst, Jim Zemlin
Summary: Learn how the sustainable finance and investing community can benefit from Open Source technologies and practices, as well as how these best practices have driven many innovative breakthroughs in other problem areas.
Panel: How Can Open Data and Open Source Advance Climate Policy Goals?
Speakers: Sarah Bloom Raskin, Meryam Omi, Fabio Natalucci, Bob Litterman
Summary: Learn how the OS-C platform supports the implementation of sustainable financial policies as well as standards.
Overview of OS-Climate Platform
Speakers: Ton van Welie and Truman Semans
Summary: Learn more about OS-C’s vision, mission, and goals. Hear about how the platform is being used to solve real world problems for its members and the financial community.
Overview of Data Commons Use Cases, Architecture, and Panel Discussion
Speakers: Thomas Kirchherr, Vincent Caldeira, Ana Pinheiro Privette, Michael Tiemann, Christian Meyndt, Lauren Smart, and Ashlyn Belding
Summary: Understand the Data Commons’ high-level architecture, as well as the importance of treating data as code to manage data ingestion, access/security, and lineage. Hear from members about how they are supporting the OS-C platform with data sources, data extraction methodologies and data governance.
Executive Insights: Role of Open Source in Mitigating Climate Change
Speakers: Chris Wright
Summary: Hear about the importance of open source in solving complex problems like Climate Change.
Executive Insights: What Major Challenges in Finances & Investment Do Financial Institutions and Companies Face Regarding Climate?
Speakers: Jim Whitehurst, Catherine Jestin, Rim Tehraoui, Hani Kablawi
Summary: Hear from key executives on the challenges facing the financial and investment community, and where OS-C can address gaps in data along with tools.
Federated Hermes and GFANZ Keynotes, plus Building Open Source Portfolio Alignment Capabilities
Speakers: Saker Nusseibeh, David Blood, Leyla Javadova, Bert Kramer, Jared Westheim, Girish Narula, Jaakko Kooroshy, Maarten Vleeschhouwer, Margaret Kuhlow
Summary: Hear from our keynote speakers about the importance of aligning portfolios to Net Zero targets. Learn more about the Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) tool that is built on the OS-C platform. Hear from a panel of key stakeholders about why tools like ITR are important in driving action and changes in investment strategies.
Physical Risk Tool Session
Speakers: Matt Sandoe, Joe Moorhouse, Nikolaos Dimakis, Rich Sorkin, Constance Chalchat, Dickie Whitaker, Tianyi Luo
Summary: Learn about how we are incorporating Physical Risk analysis into the OS-C platform. Watch a demo of the vulnerability tool. Hear from a panel of experts on the importance of modeling the financial impacts of perils (wind, flood, fire, etc) in driving financial investment decisions.
Overview & Demo of Witness/SOSTrades
Speakers: Thierry Chevalier, Matthieu Meaux
Summary: Hear about plans to incorporate transition risk modeling and Airbus’ Witness tool into the OS-C platform. Watch a demo of the tool.
NZAOA Chair – Call to Action & OS-Climate Chair – Summary
Speakers: Günther Thallinger, Truman Semans
Summary: Learn more about achieving NetZero through sustainable finance investment and how you can help.
Thank you to all our COP26 speakers, event organizers, and participants!