International Green Bank Summit
November 17-18, 2014
New York City

November 17, 2014: Day One
Second Annual Green Bank Congress

Environmental Defense Fund
257 Park Avenue South
17th Floor
New York, NY 10010

The first day of the summit will be a discussion among representatives of existing Green Banks that will also serve as the Second Annual Green Bank Congress, a forum initiated in 2013 by the UK Green Investment Bank. This closed-door session will provide a venue to exchange information, share best practices, and discuss how to maximize individual and collective impact on clean energy financing markets.

Program Summary

  • Session 1 - Green Banks will provide a brief overview of their organizations. Either no or just a few standardized slides will be used to ensure presentations will be in similar formats (details to follow)
  • Session 2 - Discussion will address issues Green Banks collectively face – first focusing on regulatory issues and approval processes, and then focusing on various approaches to engaging the private sector

AGENDA*

*Subject to change

SESSION 1

09:00 – 09:15 – Summit Welcome: introduction and opening remarks

09:15 – 09:30 – Welcome from Environmental Defense Fund

09:30 – 09:45 – Introduction to Green Bank Congress

09:45 – 11:00 – Round 1: Green Bank Presentations

11:00 – 11:15 – Break

11:15 – 12:00 – Round 2: Green Bank Presentations

12:00 – 12:15 – Morning Session Concluding Remarks/Wrap-up

SESSION 2

12:15 – 01:15 – Keynote Lunch Speaker: Financing the Utility of the Future: Role of Private Capital in the Regulatory Process of Reforming our Energy Vision - Speaker: Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York Public Service Commission [Invited]

01:15 – 02:45 – Group Discussion 1: Strategic Response to Regulatory Issues

  • 01:15 – 01:45 – Opening remarks
    • CASE STUDY: Focus on experience in Australia and how it plays into regulatory and political risk
  • 01:45 – 02:45 – Group discussion
    • Sample question/discussion topics below:
      • Is your Green Bank integrated into a broader energy policy on the state or national level?
      • Issues re: operating a public entity in a private sector-like manner
      • How has your overall strategy evolved or changed course in response to regulatory issues and political priorities?

02:45 – 03:00 – Break

03:00 – 04:30 – Group Discussion 2: Engaging the Private Sector

  • 03:00 – 03:30 – Opening remarks
    • CASE STUDY: Focus on UK GIB’s experience in leveraging private capital – origination strategy, product pricing, etc.
  • 03:30 – 04:30 – Group discussion
    • Sample questions/discussion topics below:
      • What strategies are Green Banks implementing to position themselves to work most effectively in the private sector marketplace?
      • How has your strategy evolved or changed in response to market conditions/uptake?

04:30 05:00 – Review of day’s findings, general themes and closing remarks, including brief overview of expected outcomes for the next day

~ Networking reception to follow ~
Networking reception will be graciously sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund

November 18, 2014: Day Two
Engaging the Private Sector

Bloomberg LP
731 Lexington Avenue (between 58th and 59th Streets)
28th floor Multipurpose Room (MPR) A
New York City

Program Summary

Discussions will focus on the role of Green Banks within emerging clean energy financing markets. Attendees will include representatives from Green Banks around the world and leaders from the private sector and non-governmental organizations who have been active in driving the development of clean energy finance worldwide.

Session 1 Overview of Green Bank current themes and issues
Session 2
– Opportunity for Green Banks to present their approaches to engaging the marketplace
Session 3 – Response from Private Sector & Industry Perspective on Green Bank approaches/themes
Session 4 – Examine potential future opportunities, including examples of innovative clean energy finance models

SESSION 1

09:00 – 09:30 – Intro to the day: Overview of Green Bank current themes and issues

  • General Green Bank overview
  • Regulatory issues
  • Private sector issues

SESSION 2

09:30 - 10:45 – Panel 1 – US-State Green Bank Representatives
*Panel will provide opportunity for Green Banks from various states to speak about their approach to engaging the private sector, and for private sector participants to be updated on existing Green Banks in the U.S.; use Case Studies to determine success/challenges on a state-level clean energy marketplace  

  • 09:30 – 09:45 – Introduction
  • 09:45 – 10:45 – Panel discussion: State Green Banks
    • Panel participants (suggested):
      • Connecticut Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority
      • Hawaii GEMS Program
      • NY Green Bank
      • NJ Energy Resiliency Bank
      • California Clean Energy Fund

10:45 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:15 – Panel 2 – National Green Bank Representatives 
*Panel will provide opportunity for Green Banks from around the world to speak about their approach to engaging the private sector, and for private sector participants updated on existing national Green Banks

  • 11:00 – 11:15 – Introduction
  • 11:15 – 12:15 – Panel discussion
    • Panel participants (suggested)
      • UK Green Investment Bank
      • Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Australia)
      • KfW (Germany)
      • Green Finance Organization (Japan)
      • GreenTech Malaysia

12:15 – 12:30 – Morning session wrap-up

12:30 – 01:15 – Lunch

SESSION 3

01:15 – 01:45 – Afternoon keynote: Engaging the Private Sector in Clean Energy Finance – Speaker: Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy & Finance, NYS

01:45 – 02:45 – Panel 3: Response from Private Sector/Industry Perspective into Green Bank approach/themes

  • 01:45 – 02:00 – Introduction  
  • 02:00 – 02:45 – Panel discussion

02:45 – 3:15 – Break

SESSION 4

03:15 – 05:00 – Panel 4: Innovative Opportunities for Climate Energy Financing Markets

  • 03:15 – 03:30 – Intro to Session
  • 03:30 – 04:45 – Panel discussion

04:45 – 05:15 – Wrap up, closing remarks 

 

~ Networking reception to follow ~
Networking reception will be graciously sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Center for Market Innovation


Register Now