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Conference Call

Climate, Credit & Resiliance: How Will Municipalities Adapt?

Join The Bond Buyer's Lynne Funk Posner, Moody's Michael Wertz, Gurtin's Emily Robare and NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency's Jainey Bavishi in a candid conversation about the impact of climate change on finance, infrastructure, resilience and credit planning by state and local governments.

Municipal market participants across the country are confronting climate change head-on. The stakes are high for all concerned. But state and local governments must take the lead in addressing the effects of devastating climate events, and likely will bear the financial responsibility.

Date & Time
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

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Discussion Agenda
* Where are the risks and opportunities for state and local governments in addressing a changing climate?
* To what degree is climate change taken into consideration when rating an issuer?
* Given the large number of natural disasters that have occured over the past five years, how are we viewing the resilience factor?
* Smart Cities are gaining more attention: Who are the winners and losers?
* As the U.S. again confronts its massive infrastructure needs - who pays and how?
Who's Talking
Lynne Funk
Lynne Funk Posner Innovation Editor, The Bond Buyer
Lynne Funk Posner is Innovation Editor at The Bond Buyer, where she is focused on uncovering and exploring the ideas and developments that are bringing rapid change to the industry. Lynne's work spans market, regulatory, political and technological shifts and their impact on deals and dealmakers alike.
Leonard Jones
Leonard Jones Managing Director, Moody's
Leonard Jones is a Managing Director in Moody's Public Finance Group and is co-manager of local government ratings in the US. He is responsible for managing the New York, Boston and San Francisco based local governments ratings teams. Mr. Jones also leads Moody's PFG efforts in focusing on cybersecurity and environmental issues as well as charter school ratings. Lenny holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Emily Robare Gurtin
Emily Robare Head of ESG Research, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, a PIMCO company
Emily E. Robare is head of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Research and a senior vice president on the municipal credit research team at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, a PIMCO company. Ms. Robare leads the firm's sustainability research efforts, including integration of ESG factors into credit analysis for all municipal bond holdings, conducting in-depth research on ESG topics including climate change, and coordinating development of the firm’s climate risk metrics.
Jainey Bavishi
Jainey Bavishi Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery
Jainey K. Bavishi currently serves as the Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery, where she leads the City’s OneNYC resiliency program, preparing the city for the impacts of climate change. She previously served as the Associate Director for Climate Preparedness at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In this role, she led the implementation of the climate preparedness pillar of the President's Climate Action Plan.
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