OS-Climate Technical Deep Dive Sessions

Learn how you can contribute and make a difference! Join OS-Climate virtually on Wednesday, December 1st, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST for technical deep dive sessions on our Open Source solutions.

  • Data Commons
  • Extraction/Transformation of Corporate and other Data from structured and unstructured sources
  • Physical Risk & Vulnerability Modeling
  • ITR (Implied Temperature Rise) Tooling and Methodology

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Join us on Thursday, December 2nd, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, to learn more about Transition Risk and the tools being contributed to the OS-Climate platform by Airbus.  The event will feature demos on:

  • SoSTrades platform

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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: 

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 or 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 
Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI   

See the full list of 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.  

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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.  

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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. 

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Overview of OS-Climate, the OS-C Platform & Data Commons 

Speakers: Ton van Welie, Truman Semans, Thomas Kirchherr, Vincent Caldeira 

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. 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.  

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Data Commons Panel Discussion 

Speakers: Vincent Caldeira, Ana Pinheiro Privette, Michael Tiemann, Christian Meyndt, Lauren Smart, Ashlyn Belding 

Summary:  Hear from members about how they are supporting the OS-C platform with data sources, data extraction methodologies and data governance. 

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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. 

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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.  

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Federated Hermes and GFANZ Keynotes, plus Building Open Source Portfolio Alignment Capabilities 

Speakers: Christopher Donahue, 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.  

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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Thank you to all our COP26 speakers, event organizers, and participants!