Sustainable Finance Live - Reimagining Risk Modelling ESG Solutions

A Visual Record from the Sustainable Finance Live workshops 8-9 December 2020.


Debunking the myth that revenue cannot be generated through trustworthy implementation of ESG measures, this co-creation event focused on real-time forward-looking measurement of climate change and nature loss to address transitional and physical risk, following a lean back, lean in and learn by doing model.

The workshop detailed how alternative data from sources such as satellites and sensors can augment traditional risk systems and provide insights for the future of sustainable financing. Diving deep into the practical challenges of risk management, the sessions considered using alternative data to inform credit decisions, with speakers providing advice on how to embrace sustainable finance.

The interactive forum welcomed a set of cross-functional skills from individuals spanning the technology, business and finance sectors. Initially taking a generalised approach to understand reporting across ESG finance sectors, it became apparent that specific use cases were needed.

Richard Peers, founder of ResponsibleRisk and contributing editor for Finextra Research, outlined the key questions for the event: What are the issues and opportunities for risk management working with alternative data to inform credit decisions? How can these decisions be quantified against physical and transition risk?

With a top-down approach, a clear focus of the sustainability components and trying to infer the process of assessing the following, the workshop focused on:

  • Using alternative data to inform physical and transition risk
  • How satellite and sensor data can provide insights for investment and governance professionals
  • Plotting the steps to resolution of existing problems and mainstream use of data
  • Identifying how to prevent lack of proper pricing of ESG risk


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