Brian Singer

Goldman Sachs

Global Head of GS SUSTAIN in Global Investment Research

Brian is a managing director and global head of GS SUSTAIN for Global Investment Research. GS SUSTAIN provides research and data tools that explore how innovation, regulation and implementation of environmental, social and governance topics will impact sustainable investing and broader capital flows. He joined the team after more than 22 years in Energy equity research, and was previously business unit leader for Americas Energy and Utilities equity research and senior equity research analyst covering the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production sector. Since joining Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 1998, Brian has covered Energy companies based in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Russia, South Africa and the United States. He was named managing director in 2013. Brian earned a BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Sessions With Brian Singer

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 03:55pm - 04:35pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 09:55 pm - 09/mar/2022 10:35 pm

    Energy, Climate Change & ESG: Navigating the future

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG Upstream Oil & Gas
    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?