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Spatial Finance Connect: Exploring Potential Geospatial Requirements of Financial Institutions

14 November - 14:00 - 18:00

There is an increasing demand for geospatial information amongst various financial institutions for a range of different use cases. The Spatial Finance Initiative (SFI) is inviting the geospatial community to hear from key decision makers in the finance sector why they need better information and where they see most value for geospatial solutions.

This second Spatial Finance Connect event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Hear directly from financial institutions on their needs for geospatial data and use cases
  • Interact with a panel of between the geospatial and finance sectors
  • Learn about SFI initiatives and collaboration opportunities for businesses and researchers interested in this area
  • Network over a drink

The Spatial Finance Initiative (SFI) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder programme, established by four leading institutions – the Alan Turing Institute, City of London Green Finance Initiative (now the Green Finance Institute), Satellite Applications Catapult, and the University of Oxford – with a mission to mainstream the geospatial capabilities enabled by space technology and data science into financial decision-making globally.

Who should attend this event?

Businesses, researchers and data scientists with a background in AI and earth observation that are looking to find out more about finance sector use cases and research questions.


13:30 – 14:00 Arrival & Registration

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome & Introduction

14:10 – 15:25 Climate-related financial risks

In this session we will explore why climate-related financial risks are of increasing relevance to financial institutions and what kind of capabilities and insights finance practitioners may require to understand and incorporate these risks into their decision-making.

  • Moderator: Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, University of Oxford
  • Beth Burks, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
  • Craig Davies, Head – Climate Resilience Investments, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Jonathon Gascoigne, Director Risk Analytics – Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson
  • Ian Simm, Founder & Chief Executive, Impax Asset Management

15:25 – 15:50 Coffee break

15:50 – 17:05 Impact measurement  

In this session we will explore how investors are increasingly aware about the impact of their investments on the world we live in and how investments are (or aren’t) contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Moderator: Susanne Schmitt, Nature and Spatial Finance Lead, WWF
  • Carel Cronenberg, Associate Director – MRV Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Monica Filkova, Head of Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Raj Singh, Senior Engagement Manager, Church of England Pensions Board

17:05 – 17:10 Closing remarks

17:10 – 18:00 Networking drinks

Registrations for this event have now closed.

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