Date and Time
May 31, 2023
9:00 am-10:00 am SST
Climate Change | Financial Services
BSR welcomes member companies in the financial services industry to a webinar on the Financial Institution Climate Transition Plan on May 31 at 9 a.m. SST.
As an increasing number of financial institutions make climate commitments, climate transition planning is key to delivering on these.
In this webinar, we aim to:
- Show the landscape of frameworks on climate transition plans
- Deep dive into the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero’s "Financial Institutions Net-Zero Transition Plan Framework."
- Stephanie Chow, Director, Climate Finance and Strategy, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero
- Deb Gallagher, Director, Climate, BSR
- Ogi Kanaya, Associate Director, BSR
Director, Climate, BSR
Deb leads BSR’s climate work in the US. She works closely with BSR’s external partnership teams to accelerate decarbonization while engendering climate justice. She works with Transform to Net Zero (TONZ) collaborative initiative members to amplify leadership behaviors that promote a just and resilient future. Deb leads efforts to create a series of TONZ Transformation Guides on issues such as climate transition action plans (CTAPs), climate policy engagement, and climate justice.
Prior to joining BSR, Deb was a professor at Duke University, where she led the Business and Environment program. Her research focused on business leadership behaviors required to advance sustainability, including stakeholder relationship management, ESG data acquisition and use, public policy engagement, and design of strategic partnerships. Over the course of 20 years at Duke, she mentored over 200 sustainability leaders. Prior to Duke, she held environmental leadership positions in manufacturing and government.
Deb holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University
Associate Director, BSR
With deep experience as researcher and consultant, Ogi advises companies in Japan on a range of sustainability topics to promote business practices that are aligned with global and forward-looking perspectives. Within her sustainability management consulting work, she focuses on materiality analysis, sustainability strategy development, and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to joining BSR, Ogi worked for a research consultancy for 20 years. She focused on a wide range of environmental issue areas, including climate change, circular economy, disclosure, and communications to governments and the private sector.
She holds an M.A. in Policy Science from Doshisha University Graduate School of Policy and Management.