ESG for Renewable Energy Financing - Presented by Infocast

A Unique Deep Dive into Optimizing ESG Performance and Reporting for Renewable Energy Companies to Improve Valuations, Investments, Financing, Development Choices, and Procurement Decisions

“Interest in renewables is surging as ...environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues drive more corporate decisions leading to a record 24.7 GW of solar projects acquired globally in the second quarter of this year”



– Mercom Capital Group,
1H and Q2 Solar Funding and M&A Report

“The stakes of disclosure are rising…as both institutional and retail investment surges into assets tied to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. Sustainability related financing has tripled since 2015, with a tenfold increase in flows to ESG funds, an eight-fold increase in sustainable debt issuance and a doubling in the value of ESG-related deals by private equity and venture capital firms, according to a report by Generation Investment Management.”


– Utility Dive, August 2, 2021

As capital markets, investors, lenders and corporate off-takers accelerate their engagement with the challenges of global warming and other environmental threats, the development of formalized ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles has created great opportunities for renewable energy developers to increase company and project valuations, be more focused in their own M&A decisions, improve their own business processes and those of their suppliers, and obtain financing more easily and at more favorable rates.

However, the relatively recent development of multiple ESG standards and reporting formats, none of which were specifically developed for renewable energy developers, can make it difficult to know exactly how to align their business processes to maximize ESG performance and how to communicate their success at implementing these principles to critical outside partners and investors.

Infocast has organized this Master Class to provide the only in-depth industry-targeted discussion available on how renewable energy companies can navigate this uncertainty to both successfully manage for maximum ESG performance in their development activities and how they can communicate their ESG success via the most up-to-date and appropriate reporting protocols.

Please review our remarkable faculty and our curriculum outline for the very first such course to be aimed directly for the renewable energy industry, and reserve your place today.

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

 

Taught by active market participants who are engaging with ESG issues daily, this Master Class will permit renewable development firms to:

  • Examine the core aspects and key challenges of accounting for ESG factors in the context of renewable energy project development and operation, as well as corporate finance
  • Identify ESG issues throughout the renewable energy project life cycle that can impact obtaining investment and financing, and operational cost
  • Get a detailed explanation of how ESG factors flow through project transaction documents to provide an understanding of ESG’s role and impact on contractual agreements & terms
  • Obtain tools and techniques to help identify and manage long-term risk grounded in ESG factors
  • Develop strategies to handle renewable energy project-specific risks such as load, shape and price risk and their interrelation with ESG principles

MASTER CLASS FEATURES

 

10+

Hours of Content

Expert-designed, highly-relevant curriculum

20+

Instructors

Learn from industry leaders and key decision makers

Live Participation

Live discussion and Q&A following every session

On-Demand

Participate live or at your own pace from anywhere, up to 30 days

Connect

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INSTRUCTORS

 

  • Co-Lead Instructors

    Elizabeth Crouse
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Lana Le Hir
    Senior Associate
    K&L GATES LLP

    Contributing Instructors

    Laura Caspari
    Vice President, Head of Power Marketing and Commercial Strategy,
    ENGIE

    Gilbert Campbell
    Co-Founder and CEO
    VOLT ENERGY

    Holly Christie
    General Counsel
    HECATE ENERGY

    Danielle Decatur
    Director of Datacenter Environmental Sustainability
    MICROSOFT

  • Contributing Instructors

    Michael W. Kolodner, CPCU, ARM, ARe
    Managing Director, Power & Renewables Industry Practice Leader, Energy & Power, United States
    MARSH MCLENNAN

    Beth O'Brien
    Director, External Affairs and Sustainability
    PATTERN ENERGY

    Danny Splettstosser
    Vice President, Origination & Investor Relations, Americas
    RES AMERICA DEVELOPMENTS, INC.

    Dahvi Wilson
    Vice President of Public Affairs
    APEX CLEAN ENERGY, INC.

    Stacy Xiao
    Director, ESG Solutions
    SUSTAINABLE CAPITAL ADVISORS

    Jeff Cohen
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Stacy Ettinger
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Kimberly Frank
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP




  • Contributing Instructors

    Amy C. Hoang
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Craig Leen
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Michael W. McGrath
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Marisa Murillo
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Anthony Nolan
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Laurie Purpuro
    Government Affairs Advisor
    K&L GATES LLP

    Kitt Ritter
    Associate
    K&L GATES LLP

    Julie Rizzo
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP

    Bill Semins
    Partner
    K&L GATES LLP






AGENDA

 

Live Q&A and discussion following each session


November 2, 2021 | 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM PDT

Session 1: What does ESG Mean in the Renewable Energy Industry?
Session 2: ESG Legal and Regulatory Issues in Renewable Energy
Session 3: How ESG Affects Renewable Energy Investment Decisions: The Investor Perspective
Session 4: ESG from The Buyer's Perspective
Session 5: Perspectives of Other Financing Parties: ESG Project Finance
Session 6: ESG from a Renewable Developer’s Perspective: Due Diligence and Procurement Considerations

November 3, 2021 | 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Session 7: Accounting for Social and Governance Elements at Your Company
Session 8: Project Documentation: How Do Factors Discussed on Day 1 Flow Through the Transaction Documents?
Session 9: Using ESG to Identify and Manage Long-Term Risk
Session 10: Reporting: Concepts, Standards and Tools That Bring It All Together
Session 11: Interactive Course Recap and Expert Roundtable

 

PRICING

 

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Pricing ends: October 8, 2021

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Pricing ends: November 3, 2021

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