Distinguished line-up for Bermuda Climate Summit
More than 65 global experts will gather in Bermuda next week, to share their ideas on building a sustainable future.
The 2nd annual Bermuda Climate Summit will run on Monday and Tuesday at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, presented by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, in partnership with KBRA.
It will showcase not just the seriousness of climate change, but also the attributes and innovative spirit Bermuda can bring to the table to help partners across to world rise to meet this global crisis.
Some of the speakers will include Slav Gatchev, managing director for sustainable debt at The Nature Conservancy, Suzanne Johnson, senior adviser, United Nations Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition and Joshua Rosenberg, chief risk officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Arnaud van Dijk, a specialist in ESG and its impact, will speak on Monday on a panel about climate and the evolving regulatory and reporting landscape.
Mr van Dijk, a partner at KPMG in the Cayman Islands and deputy head of ESG for the KPMG Islands Group, has been working with financial institutions on strategically and practically addressing ESG risks and opportunities in their business strategy and operations, financing and investing activities, and reporting and disclosures.
Other panels on Monday will look at advancements in Bermuda’s position as a climate risk solutions centre; and the impact of a changing climate on Atlantic hurricane frequency and severity.
On Tuesday the keynote speaker will be Abdulaziz Alnuaimi, assistant under secretary to the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy.
There will also be panels on the US federal flood programme and the reinsurance sector, and one on deep ocean solutions.
The Bermuda Climate Summit aims to convene senior policymakers and regulators, academics, and government and business leaders, to develop real climate risk solutions, attract foreign direct investment and build a sustainable job force of the future.