Brian Matt

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Director, Head of ESG Advisory

Brian C. Matt, CFA, is Head of ESG Advisory for the New York Stock Exchange, and is responsible for the NYSE’s relationship with its listed companies with respect to their progress on ESG. He has over 20 years of experience in working with corporate investor relations teams to help them craft and deliver their investment stories. Prior to NYSE, Brian was head of ESG for Americas for IHS Markit’s Issuer Solutions group, and led the buildout of a product suite helping companies to evaluate their ESG disclosures and engage with stakeholders. He was previously Global Head of Strategy & Innovation, as well as led the buildout of various corporate IR-focused products including investor targeting, situational analytics, and corporate governance / shareholder engagement platforms, for Ipreo. Brian is based in New York and is a CFA charterholder.

Sessions With Brian Matt

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    Company Strategies, Climate Disclosures & ESG Performance

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    The Glasgow COP26 meeting reaffirmed the global goal of net- zero emissions by 2050. Previously, investors, shareholders, and companies focused on environmental performance. Now, energy companies face increasing pressure to allocate more capital to energy transition investments. Simultaneously, institutional investors are focusing more on climate-related financial risks to investments, along with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The new balanced scorecard not only includes financial performance but also a clear understanding of transition risks and companies’ contributions to positive societal outcomes. Should ESG be at the center of every energy company’s business strategy? How are ESG factors influencing financial institutions’ behavior and how well are energy companies responding? How will the recent run-up in energy prices influence the move from hydrocarbons to low or zero carbon? What are the pros and cons of regulators defining and mandating climate-related disclosure requirements? Should there be unified and transparent ESG metrics and disclosures similar to financial disclosures?