Decarbonizing Finance to Combat Climate Change
Join NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and Urban Green Council on September 13th for a discussion with New York City Comptroller Brad Lander on the net zero plan for New York City and how finance can be a lever for decarbonization.
Following their discussion, a panel will zoom in to address the city’s largest source of carbon emissions, the built environment, which accounts for 70% of emissions. While new legislation requires owners of the largest buildings to decarbonize or face penalties, the banks and lenders that hold mortgages on those buildings have a unique opportunity to accelerate climate-friendly finance solutions, enhance their own portfolios, reduce their Scope 3 carbon emissions, and help NYC reach its decarbonization goals.
Our very own Marianna Koval, Director of Invest NYC SDG, will demonstrate a new data tool that consolidates mortgage lender information and carbon emissions data to bring transparency to the mortgage market and show the Scope 3 emissions in the portfolios of major NYC mortgage lenders.
- Brad Lander, New York City Comptroller
- Emily Kreps, Global Head of ESG and Sustainable Finance, Investment Bank Origination & Advisory, Deutsche Bank
- John Mandyck, CEO, Urban Green Council
- Marianna Koval, Director, Invest NYC SDG Initiative, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
- Sadie McKeown, President, The Community Preservation Corporation
- Sam Chandan, PhD, Director, NYU Stern Chao-Hon Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance
Virtual and in-person attendance options are available. You will receive a link to join the event once you have completed the registration process. All proceeds go to support NYU Stern CSB, a self funded research center.