Lance Uggla

BeyondNetZero

Chief Executive Officer

Lance Uggla is the CEO of BeyondNetZero. Before joining BeyondNetZero in 2022, Lance was Chairman and CEO at IHS Markit, the global information company, prior to its $44 billion merger with S&P Global. Lance founded Markit in 2003, took it public in 2014 and co-led its merger of equals with IHS in 2016. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles at both Toronto Dominion Bank and The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Lance sits on the Board of Directors for Mastercard, Inc., and he serves as a Trustee and honorary member at the Tate Foundation and as a Trustee of the Uggla Family Foundation. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and his Master of Science from LSE.

Sessions With Lance Uggla

Monday, 6 March

  • 11:10am - 11:50am (CST) / 06/mar/2023 05:10 pm - 06/mar/2023 05:50 pm

    Financing the Energy Transition

    As governments move to take a significantly higher proportion of energy transition technology and deployment risk onto their balance sheets via subsidies, tax credits and other incentives, how are markets responding? With energy transition entering a new phase focused more on deployment of new infrastructure and new assets at a heightened scale, old assumptions about the way risk-adjusted returns work in energy investing are being overturned. Many of the new operating assumptions are designed to be intermediated by financial and capital markets institutions, especially in the United States where the biggest source of new dynamic funding for deployment is via the tax code. With trillions of dollars in energy investing capital starting to make its way through markets into asset plays and capital allocation decisions, how are the world’s leading energy financiers thinking about tradeoffs in this newly accelerated era of energy transition investing?