Sustainability and Systemic Risk - ONLINE


June 15th 2020

Time: 14.00 - 17.30, BST (GMT+1) London, UK 
Organisers: Jon Danielsson (SRC, LSE Finance), Eva Micheler (SRC, LSE Law), Jean-Pierre Zigrand (SRC, LSE Finance)
SpeakersIris Chiu (UCL), Albert Desclée (Barclays), Veerle Heyvaert (LSE Law), Dionysia Katelouzou (King's College London), Kevin James (LSE, SRC), Kern Alexander (University of Zurich), David Kershaw (LSE Law), Eva Micheler (LSE Law, SRC), Julia Morley (LSE Accounting), Nick Robins (LSE Grantham Institute), Edmund Schuster (LSE Law)

The conference will explore environmental risk as a source of systemic risk. It will bring together speakers from Finance, Law and Regulation. The aim of the conference is to analyse how environmental risk affects systemic risk and to evaluate initiatives that governments have taken to incorporate sustainability goals into the financial system.


14.00 Welcome and introduction
   Session 1: Chaired by Jon Danielsson
Albert Desclée
ESG Investing in Credit (based on Report 1 and Report 2)
14.15 Dionysia Katelouzou
Addressing Environmental and Social Risks through Stewardship?
14.25 Eva Micheler
Delivering Sustainability through Shareholder Stewardship
14.35 Discussion
  Session 2: Chaired by Eva Micheler
David Kershaw / Edmund Schuster
The Purposeful Transformation of Corporate Law
15.05 Veerle Heyvaert
Only Connect. What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About the Governance of Systemic Environmental Risks
15.20 Discussion
15.35 Break
  Session 3: Chaired by Jean-Pierre Zigrand
16.00 Kevin James
Climate Change and Asteroids: The Precautionary Principle When There is a Lot to be Cautious About
16.15 Discussion
  Session 4: Chaired by Eva Micheler
16.40 Iris Chiu
Building a Single Market for Sustainable Finance in the EU- Mixed Messages
16.50 Julia Morley
The Impact of Social Impact Reporting
17.00 Discussion
17.30  Closing remarks


The conference is now full. Thank you for your interest in this event.