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Spatial Finance Connect: Exploring Potential Geospatial Requirements of Financial Institutions




Date: Thursday 14 November – 14:00-18:00
Location: Geovation, Sutton Yard, 4th floor, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN

There is an increasing demand for geospatial information amongst various financial institutions for a range of different use cases. The Spatial Finance Initiative (SFI) is inviting the geospatial community to hear from key decision makers in the finance sector why they need better information and where they see most value for geospatial solutions.

Join us if you are a business, organisation or researcher interested in developing spatial finance research, products and services.

This second Spatial Finance Connect event will give you the opportunity to:

Hear directly from financial institutions on their needs for geospatial data and use cases
Learn about SFI initiatives and collaboration opportunities for businesses and researchers interested in this area
Network over a drink

The Spatial Finance Initiative (SFI) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder programme, established by four leading institutions – the Alan Turing Institute, City of London Green Finance Initiative (now the Green Finance Institute), Satellite Applications Catapult, and the University of Oxford – with a mission to mainstream the geospatial capabilities enabled by space technology and data science into financial decision-making globally.
Who should attend this event?

Businesses, researchers and data scientists with a background in AI and earth observation that are looking to find out more about finance sector use cases and research questions.


13:30 – 14:00 Arrival & Registration
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome & Introduction
14:10 – 15:25 Climate-related financial risks

In this session we will explore why climate-related financial risks are of increasing relevance to financial institutions and what kind of capabilities and insights finance practitioners may require to understand and incorporate these risks into their decision-making.

Moderator: Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, University of Oxford
Beth Burks, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
Craig Davies, Head – Climate Resilience Investments, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Jonathon Gascoigne, Director Risk Analytics – Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson
Ian Simm, Founder & Chief Executive, Impax Asset Management

15:25 – 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 – 17:05 Impact measurement

In this session we will explore how investors are increasingly aware about the impact of their investments on the world we live in and how investments are (or aren’t) contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Moderator: Susanne Schmitt, Nature and Spatial Finance Lead, WWF
Carel Cronenberg, Associate Director – MRV Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Monica Filkova, Head of Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative
Raj Singh, Senior Engagement Manager, Church of England Pensions Board

17:05 – 17:10 Closing remarks
17:10 – 18:00 Networking drinks

Registrations for this event have now closed.

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