Lydie Hudson

Credit Suisse

Chief Executive Officer Sustainability, Research and Investment Solutions (SRI)

Ms. Hudson has been a member of the Credit Suisse Executive Board since 2019. She oversees global research, investments, and solutions for wealth management, corporate and institutional clients, and integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and priorities across the bank. In this capacity, she leads our group sustainability strategy and co-leads the employee culture strategy. Previously, she was Group Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer, overseeing bank policies and controls while serving on the Audit and Financial Crime and Conduct Committees. Prior to that, Ms. Hudson was the Chief Operating Officer for the Global Markets division, where she was responsible for strategy, technology, and operations. Previously she held senior roles in Equities, Fixed Income, and Asset Management. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2008, she worked at Lehman Brothers and the Boston Consulting Group. Ms. Hudson holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Middlebury College where she graduated with honors. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017, and sits on the board of the NY-based non-profit, Good Shepherd Services.

SESSIONS WITH Lydie Hudson

Monday, 1 March

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 05:50 pm - 01/mar/2021 06:20 pm

    Plenary

    ESG: What should be the metrics?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The momentum for ESG investing has accelerated, with “Environmental” often identified as the most important element within ESG. Some financial regulators are mandating that institutions consider the physical and transition risks of climate change in their stress testing and asset valuations. This means that companies, in turn, are increasingly being asked for “consistent, comparable, and reliable” ESG metrics. But at present, no single and consistent set of metrics, definitions, and reporting frameworks is in place. Which ESG factors materially affect long-term company performance? What metrics can be trusted? Which can meaningfully be compared between companies and sectors? Should investors care only about drivers of future company value, or should they worry about how companies impact global sustainable development? What is the role of financial institutions and financial regulators in fighting climate change?