ESG / Sustainability Reports & Videos

Capital Link, the leading investor relations firm in the maritime and energy space has its pulse on the market at all times. This year, the main buzz words we have been hearing are “ESG”, “Sustainability”, and “Decarbonization” in transforming shipping into a more sustainable and carbon-free industry as it carries 90% of all global trade.

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Keeping investors and industry participants abreast of the latest trends and developments, Capital Link has hosted numerous full-scale Forums addressing these critical issues. 

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As the Knowledge Hub for Shipping, we have put together a library of content focusing on these themes below and on our dedicated shipping website, which you can access right at your fingertips at no charge. Click on the link and video to access the content:

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  • Conference Sessions featuring thought industry leadership
  • ESG/Sustainability reports from Shipping Companies

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LATEST ESG / SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS – SHIPPING COMPANIES

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CONFERENCE REPLAYS

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Capital Link’s 5th Annual CYPRUS IN SHIPPING FORUM

June 17, 2021

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Fostering Environmental Sustainability – Green Initiatives Global – EU & Regional Policy – Regulatory & Market Developments & Taxation Schemes

Moderator:
Mr. Stamatis Fradelos, Regional Bulk Carriers Segment Director – DNV

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Capital Link’s 11th Annual OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN SHIPPING FORUM

June 8 & 9, 2021

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Sustainability – Operational Excellence & ESG As A Corporate Strategy

Are Operational Excellence and ESG two different concepts? Market forces, regulatory requirements, charterer, investor and financier expectations propel shipping companies to go beyond minimum compliance requirements adopting ESG and Operational Excellence as a single Corporate Strategy. 

Are Operational Excellence and ESG two different concepts? Market forces, regulatory requirements, charterer, investor and financier expectations propel shipping companies to go beyond minimum compliance requirements adopting ESG and Operational Excellence as a single Corporate Strategy. 

Moderator: 
Mr. Nicholas Brown, Brand & Communications Director – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore


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“Decarbonization” – Adapting Fleet Operations To Meet Regulatory Requirements

Shipowners will have to make very important decisions within the next two years with regards to the technologies to be retrofitted or installed onboard their ships and the design of future ships to be ordered. Compliance with the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) will have an impact on how the existing fleet is managed to meet these requirements, which are expected to be approved in June 2021 and come into effect in January 2023. CII is to be calculated annually and there still a lot of questions around definitions, calculations, implementation, and enforceability.

Moderator: 
Mr. Mark Darley, LR Marine and Offshore Director – Lloyd’s Register


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Capital Link’s MARITIME FORUM – NORWAY

May 26 & 27, 2021

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Leading Industry Transformation – Green Shipping – Decarbonation & Technology – Commercial & Strategic Implications for Shipping Companies & Investors

Decarbonization and Technology are leading the transformation sweeping across the global shipping industry and its pace has accelerated as the result of regulatory changes, societal and market pressures and the pandemic. The Norwegian shipping community is known for its commitment to green shipping and for being at the forefront of technology and market developments. At the same time, shipowners are called to make strategic and investment decisions with long term implications against the backdrop of uncertainty regarding regulatory developments, engines, fuel types and their availability, safety and pricing. The panel, composed of senior executives from major industry stakeholders will debate the issues involved and strategic options and alternatives as they position their companies to compete in this global and fast changing industry. 

Moderator: 
Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen
, CEO – DNV Maritime

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Coastal & Short Sea Shipping – Leading the Green Revolution to Zero Emissions

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The Green Shipping Programme, a public-private partnership and a national programme, aims to advance the Norwegian government’s maritime strategies and plans. The programme’s vision is to develop and strengthen Norway’s goal to establish the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly shipping. The programme has initiated 33 pilots whereof 8 are realized or under construction. Five of these will be discussed in the panel, containing the following technologies: batteries, ammonia, hydrogen and autonomy.

INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION 
Mr. Narve Mjos
, Director, Green Shipping Programme – DNV (Presentation)

Moderator: 
Mr. Narve Mjos, Director, Green Shipping Programme – DNV

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Norwegian Leadership In Green Investments – Financing Paris Aligned Shipping – The Viewpoint of an Institutional Investor

KLP is a major equity investor in shipping companies and projects and will provide a viewpoint on the risks and opportunities presented to financial stakeholders as international shipping is set to undergo a significant transformation to meet the decarbonization goals in the Paris-agreement. It is uncertain how this transition will play out, considering future climate-related regulation and energy prices. 

A Presentation by:  
Mr. Simon Roksund Johannessen,
Global Portfolio Manager – KLP (Presentation)

The Evolution Of Ship Lending – Bank Finance & Shipping

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The panel will discuss the evolution of global bank finance and the role of major Norwegian and international banks with significant involvement in Norway in the aftermath of the rig and offshore sector challenges. The panel will address issues such as which market segments attract most interest, ESG considerations, borrower profiles, ways of lending, terms and conditions. Also, the role and attractiveness of bank finance in competition with other finance alternatives.

Moderator: 
Mr. Peter Aall Simonsen
, Partner – Simonsen Vogt Wiig


Panelists:

  • Mr. Joep Gorgels, Global Head of Transportation & Logistics – ABN AMRO N.V.
  • Mr. Christos Tsakonas – Global Head of Shipping – DNB
  • Mr. Geir Atle Lerkerod, Managing Director & Head of Nordic Shipping – Nordea
  • Ms. Solveig Froland, Director Shipping, Yards, and Offshore Projects – Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK)
  • Mr. Niels Ronald Bugge, Global Head of Energy & Shipping & Offshore – Swedbank

Capital Link’s DECARBONIZATION IN SHIPPING FORUM

April 14 & 15, 2021

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Policy Making & The Regulatory Decarbonization Roadmap For Shipping – Regulator, Industry & Stakeholder Involvement – Global & Regional Issues

Shipping is one of the most international and fragmented industries. This panel will discuss the complexities and difficulties of policy-making framework & the regulatory decarbonization roadmap. It will debate the prioritization of global and regional issues and how to ensure the involvement of all stakeholders in the process.


Moderator: 
Mr. John Keough, Partner – Clyde & Co


Panelists:

  • Ms. Sanne Henriksen, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager – A.P. Moller – Maersk
  • Ms. Magda Kopczynska, Director for Innovative & Sustainable Mobility – Directorate General for Mobility and Transport – European Commission
  • Mr. Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman – INTERCARGO; President / Director – Fafalios Shipping
  • Mr. Guy Platten, Secretary General – International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  • Ms. Caroline Yang, Chief Executive Officer – Hong Lam Marine Pte; President – Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)
  • Mr. Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer – Torvald Klaveness; President – Norwegian Shipowners Association, 2018-2020

The Transition To Decarbonization – How To Foot The Bill & Who Will Share Into The Cost?

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Going green has a significant cost. This panel will discuss alternative proposals on how to come up with funding for decarbonization, including the $5 billion IMO Maritime Research Fund (IMRF), the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and more. Also, how the various stakeholders involved (governments, fuel producers, charterers and shipowners) should share into the cost.


Moderator: 
Mr. George Paleokrassas, Partner – Watson Farley & Williams


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Looking Ahead – The Shipowner’s Perspective – What Does It Take To Reach Zero

This panel brings together the insight of major shipowners as they discuss steps needed to tackle to hardest challenge the industry has had to face: Reaching Zero, while at the same time continuing to fulfill its day-to-day role as the artery of global trade. As a capital-intensive industry involving commercial and investment decisions with long term implications it is necessary to set a realistic pathway ahead, a complicated task which involves the collaboration of all stakeholders – regulators, shipowners, charterers, fuel producers, equipment manufacturers, shipyards and more. The panel includes CEOs of major international shipping companies from various segments discussing options and strategies related to their own segment and to the industry as a whole. 

Moderator: 
Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO – DNV Maritime


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Capital Link’s  15th Annual INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FORUM

March 2 & 3, 2021

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Raising Capital Through Sustainable Finance

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This panel will discuss the practical implications of adherence to ESG & Sustainability standards. From bank finance to bonds, there has been an abundance of activity that enables qualifying companies to reap the benefits of raising capital with attractive and competitive terms. This panel will discuss the criteria, structures and relevant issues for companies, lenders and investors.

Moderator:
Mr. Anthony Salgado, Partner – BLANKROME 

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“Shipping – Finance – Technology In The Post Covid-19 ERA: What’s Different This Time – Why We Can Be Optimistic” – A Roundtable Discussion

This panel will discuss how shipping and finance are expected to benefit from the eventual return of the world to normality, as societies, economies and markets gradually open-up. Shipping and finance have been two areas undergoing significant transformation, the speed of which has accelerated as the result of the pandemic, technological innovation and environmental pressures. Capital and credit markets are gradually re-opening for shipping and sector fundamentals remain positive across most sectors. At the same time, there is a high degree of uncertainty regarding fuels, ship designs and fleet renewal decisions putting to the test shipowners, financiers and technology providers.”

Mr. Michael Parker, Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore – Citi

Mr. Michael Borch, Managing Director & Global Co Head Transportation Investment Banking – Citi

Dr. Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President – Clarkson Research Services