Roger Diwan

S&P Global

Vice President, Financial Services

Mr. Roger Diwan is a Vice President for S&P Global and heads a dedicated research team that provides integrated energy advisory to the financial sector. He has over 25 years of experience in advising financial institutions on strategies in the oil and gas markets, energy trends and companies’ strategy, with a renewed focus on the capital dimension of the energy transition. Mr. Diwan leads a team of analysts and strategists to advise over 150 Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms by providing customized analysis on market developments for oil, gas, power, and renewables, with a focus on spending, company strategies and capital markets developments. He leads a multi-disciplinary research team dedicated to deliver energy insights and fundamental analysis to the financial community. Recently, his work has focused on the risks of under-investment for oil during the energy transition, the capital transition challenges that energy systems face in the next 10 years, but also all current energy geopolitical questions facing oil, gas and the manufacturing of renewables. Mr. Diwan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Sorbonne University and master’s degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Sessions With Roger Diwan

Friday, 22 October

  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (IST) / 22/oct/2021 10:30 am - 22/oct/2021 11:00 am

    Financing the Energy Transition

    Live Stream

    Trillions of dollars in investments by large asset manager firms are now aligned with the “net-zero” approach. Increasingly, asset managers are turning to dedicated net-zero supportive financial products while also voting against boards that show insufficient evidence of their business line commitment to net-zero approaches. A group of 128 signatories representing $48 trillion in assets have signed onto the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative since its launch in December 2020, and the group is a central player in the discussions among investors ahead of the United Nations November 2021 COP26 meeting. What is the thrust of the new sustainable finance criteria to finance the energy transition? What frameworks are needed for emerging economies like India to access sustainable financing and funds that lower the cost of capital for clean energy projects? How will the financial strategies of energy companies to fund projects and operations evolve under the new frameworks of sustainable finance and climate reporting? How important will carbon offsets be in the new business models emerging out of the energy transition?