Rating agency to host ESG breakfast


Kroll Bond Rating Agency will host an Environmental, Social and Governance Breakfast on November 8 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

Pat Welch, KBRA’s chief credit officer, will open the event with a conversation on the ESG factors relevant to insurance transactions. The breakfast panel discussion, moderated by Kathleen Faries, chairwoman of ILS Bermuda, will focus on the connection between insurance-linked securities and ESG.

Panellists include Greg Wojciechowski, CEO of the Bermuda Stock Exchange; Arthur Wightman, regional markets insurance leader and territory leader, PwC Caribbean; and Ariane West, director of structured finance at Nephila Climate.

“We are very excited to be hosting our inaugural ESG event in Bermuda,” KBRA president and CEO Jim Nadler said. “As the importance of ESG continues to grow, KBRA is actively analysing the changing dynamics of ESG factors and their effect on credit, to make our ratings analysis more transparent and thorough. We look forward to discussing how ESG factors influence our insurance methodology and ratings given how relevant ESG factors are to the insurance sector.”

“We are delighted to welcome KBRA to Bermuda and the Bermuda Business Development Agency is proud to be supporting the ESG Bermuda Breakfast,” BDA chief executive Roland Andy Burrows said.

“Globally, the importance of ESG factors to money managers and investors is increasing, driven in large part by climate change concerns and demand from the affluent millennial generation.

“As a world-leading international financial centre — celebrated for its stability, quality, and ease of doing business — Bermuda plays an important role in driving the sustainable economy forward.

“Events such as the upcoming breakfast serve not only to highlight the island’s relevance in this space — given our market dominance in insurance-linked securities, which have been recognised by the UN as a sustainable development investment — but also to inform and educate the business community on growing trends.”

View the agenda and RSVP for KBRA’s ESG Breakfast on the PDF attached to this webpage under the heading, Related Media. For more information, e-mail events@kbra.com

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Published Nov 5, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 5, 2019 at 9:33 am)

Rating agency to host ESG breakfast

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