Lance Uggla

IHS Markit

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Lance Uggla is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IHS Markit. He served as President from July 2016 to December 2017 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2017. Prior to the 2016 merger of IHS and Markit that formed IHS Markit, Mr. Uggla was the Chief Executive Officer of Markit, responsible for leading the company's strategic development and managing day-to-day operations. He founded Markit in 2003 after spotting an opportunity to bring transparency to the credit default swap market. The company launched the first daily credit default swap pricing service that year. He oversaw Markit's growth from a startup to a global public company with more than 4,200 employees in 28 offices worldwide, serving more than 3,000 customers. He graduated from the Simon Fraser University in Canada with a BBA and holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, UK.

Sessions With Lance Uggla

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 09:45am - 10:15am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 03:45 pm - 03/mar/2021 04:15 pm

    Plenary

    Climate Action & Finance

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Five years have elapsed since the Paris Climate Accord and since Mark Carney’s “Breaking the Tragedy of the Horizon” speech, which warned of the risks to financial markets from climate change. The climate policies of most governments still fall far short of delivering the emissions reductions required to achieve the Paris ambition of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C. Yet regulators and investors are increasingly pushing companies for “Paris-compliant” strategies and climate impact metrics. And money is flowing into ESG funds with climate as a high priority. How quickly will climate-related policies, physical risks, and transition and liability risks affect asset values? Does climate change pose systemic financial risk? Is the financial sector creating useful pressure policymakers and the public for climate action? Or is it getting ahead of reality and creating a potential bubble in “green” investments?