Climate Safe Lending Network
Aaron joins the Climate Safe Lending Network with 20 years of experience building and growing social and environmental impact organizations. From engaging startups to navigating global organizations and complex networks of partnerships–Aaron has led programs in 40 countries. Aaron has worked with JP Morgan Chase, UBS, MacArthur Foundation, Boeing, Cisco, Google, and many other institutions on philanthropic initiatives to advance global impact and address the UN SDGs. With expertise in program and organizational design, change management, building adaptive systems-based solutions, and with a decade of executive leadership and managing boards, Aaron seeks to cultivate transformation and accelerate progress towards a climate safe future. Aaron previously served as Executive Director of The Experiment in International Living, Vice President for Innovation and Advancement at World Learning, as Executive Director at The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute and Director of Programs for the Catalina Island Conservancy. Aaron holds a doctorate in Education and Sustainability.
British International Investment
Amal-Lee is a passionate advocate for sustainable development. In 2019 she was recognized by Apolitico as one of the top 100 influencers on climate policy. Over 20+ years Amal-Lee has delivered high impact outcomes within Government; multilateral development bank; think-tank and impact investing contexts. Leadership roles involved design and implementation of the: Climate Investment Funds; REEEP, a global partnership on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; UK’s Green Investment Bank and, more recently, the Adaptation and Resilience Investors Collaborative. Thought-leadership and professional achievements are underpinned by her Doctorate on drivers for change within the power sector and policy recommendations for commercialisation of renewable energy technologies in developing economies.
As Managing Director at the UK’s DFI British International Investment Amal-Lee leads teams with oversight of the climate, gender & diversity portfolio as well as advisory. From 2020 – 21 Amal-Lee was senior advisor to the UK COP26 Presidency and is currently a member of the independent High Level Expert Group on Climate Finance, the OECD Advisory Group on climate and economic resilience, as well as Board and trustee roles including the Centre for Greening Finance and Investment and the Born Free Foundation.
From 2015 – 2020, Amal-Lee was Chief of Climate Change at the Inter-American Development Bank and from 2011- 2015 developed E3G’s international climate finance programme.
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Ambroise Fayolle was appointed Vice-President of the European Investment Bank in February 2015. He is currently responsible for climate action and environment, development policy, the European Guarantee Fund, and is Board member of the European Investment Fund. He also oversees the activities of the Bank in France, Germany and many countries in Africa and of the Pacific Ocean. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), he spent most of his career in various positions at the French Treasury Department and in the IMF and the World Bank, including as a Board member of the two institutions for 8 years.
Andrew Torre serves as Regional President for the CEMEA region at Visa Inc. In this role, he oversees all of Visa’s operations in more than 90 countries across the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region and cultivates relationships with Visa’s clients and government authorities. Andrew reports to Visa’s global president, Ryan McInerney and sits on Visa’s global Operating Committee. Andrew has been with Visa since 2002, holding global roles in product, strategy, and pricing, as well as general manager roles in Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. An industry veteran, Andrew’s experience outside Visa includes terms with BankServ where he was General Manager of the Enterprise Payments Division and Washington Mutual where he served as Vice President of New Product Development and Strategic Planning. He has also worked with the World Bank in Kiev, Moscow, and CIS territories. Torre received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and he holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Aparna is a climate finance professional with over a decade of experience in climate investing and international development work across the globe. Currently, Aparna is a political appointee in the Biden-Harris administration and serves as the Deputy Chief Climate Officer at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). As the U.S. Government’s development bank, DFC has active exposure of over $37 billion globally, including a climate portfolio of over $10 billion. Aparna drives the prioritization of climate across DFC’s strategy, operations, and business development efforts leading to over $2.3 billion in climate-linked investments in 2022
Bertrand Millot leads the Stewardship Investing team, which is responsible for defining and implementing CDPQ’s strategic directions, including integrating ESG factors into all activities and deploying the climate strategy. His responsibilities have three aspects: helping investment teams structure impactful investment opportunities (particularly with regard to social, climate and energy transition investments); managing risks related to ESG, climate change and reputation and contributing to the organization’s outreach in collaboration with the CDPQ Global team. Mr. Millot is one of the architects of CDPQ’s climate change strategy and a seasoned investor in infrastructure and corporate debt in emerging markets, fields where ESG considerations have historically been at the forefront. At CDPQ since 2015, he previously held various positions in risk management and stewardship investing, including Business Unit Risk Manager for the Fixed Income, Capital Solutions and Cross-functional Risk portfolios. He also served as Head of Climate Risk and Issues and led the Stewardship Investing team. Before joining CDPQ, Mr. Millot was CEO and CIO at Cordiant Capital, an emerging market corporate debt fund manager. Earlier in his career, he was active in infrastructure project finance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, U.K. and with BNP Paribas in Paris, France. Mr. Millot holds an MBA from McGill University, a Master’s in Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers in Paris and is a member of the Institute of
Corporate Directors (ICD.D designation).
David Atkin is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is a UN-supported organisation, with more than 5,000 signatories who collectively represent over US $121 trillion in AUM. He is responsible for the PRI’s global operations. David previously served as the Deputy CEO for AMP Capital and prior to that spent almost 13 years as the CEO for Cbus Superannuation Fund, where he saw membership grow from 500,000 to over 750,000 and AUM rise to AUD $55 billion. David has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University for his work in the sustainable finance field, was awarded the Fund Executives Association Ltd (FEAL) Fund Executive of the Year in 2017 and was presented with an Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Life Membership in 2020.
Head of Risk @ UNEP-FI David Carlin leads risk programming for UNEP- Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). He has worked with over 100 financial institutions on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and sustainability regulation. He and his team support financial actors across the world to develop best practices for managing environmental risks and identifying environmental opportunities. He currently advises UNEP FI’s Task Force on Naturerelated Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA). He has also been a technical advisor to the Glasgow Financial Alliances for Net Zero (GFANZ). He is the founder of Cambium Global Solutions, which helps governments, corporations, and financial institutions address the most pressing environmental challenges and thrive in a changing world. He is also a contributor to Forbes, where he writes about climate change and leadership and a senior associate at Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) David has worked as a Principal in Finance, Risk, and Public Policy for Oliver Wyman and in Model Risk
Management for PNC Bank. His background is in quantitative modeling and decision science. He conducted research in financial decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College.
David leads sustainability for Reckitt, the leading global health and home hygiene company which reaches billions of people around the world. He is responsible for their work on environmental and social sustainability worldwide, integrating this within the core business. It means working with farmers, communities, manufacturers and customers across an international supply network alongside Reckitt’s global supply chain, brand, R&D and customer teams together with global functions and the leadership team. His work stems from a personal goal to develop inclusive growth at scale through the organsiations and partnerships he is part of. David has a wealth of leadership experience from major global companies, holding senior roles within Diageo, Kraft Foods and Cadbury, and the UK retailers, Waitrose and the Co-operative Group. With these, he led technical, quality, marketing and sustainability functions to deliver growth and consumer engagement through stronger sustainable supply chains, product quality, brand equity and shared value. David also chairs the Business Industry Advisory Council’s Development Committee, leading private sector input to the OECD Development Committee. Amongst other external roles, he is a member of the TNFD taskforce, contributing to the development of nature and biodiversity measurement and disclosure.
Mauritius Commercial Bank
A versatile, sustainability professional with 14 years’ experience in nurturing sustainability principles and frameworks in the banking sector and implementing environmental management systems, and managing health and safety across a multi-sectored conglomerate. A subject matter expert in climate risks and solutions and environmental topics including circular economy. Strong understanding and application of Sustainability frameworks and tools: Paris agreement, SDGs, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), UNEP Finance Initiative Principles for Responsible Banking, Science Based Target Initiative, GRI Standards, IIRC Integrated Reporting framework, SASB, IFC Environmental & Social performance Standards, Climate-related and Environmental Financial Risk Management Guideline (Bank of Mauritius). I am leading the implementation of PRB framework and contributing as a subject matter expert in climate risks and solutions for clients in my current role. Prior to this, I worked at Terra Ltd where I occupied the role of Manager – Group QSE, Sustainability, Risk. Dipeeka has a BEng in Chemical, Environmental and Energy from the University of Mauritius, and an MBA from the University of Bradford School of Management. I have extensive experience in implementing environmental and safety measures in the industrial sector; and advising and capacity building with a broad range of sectors.
Japan Alliance for High Quality Carbon Credit (JAHQCC) & CEO of Degas Ltd
Based in Ghana, working with smallholder farmers, policy makers and investors to change the world. JAHQCC is a private sector alliance with major Japanese companies to promote, create and help distribute high integrity carbon credits to decarbonise the world. Founded by Ajinomoto, JT and MUFG Bank, run by Degas..
UNEP Finance Initiative
Eric Usher Heads the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, UNEP FI, a global partnership bringing together the UN with a global group of banks, insurers and asset managers working to develop the sustainable finance and responsible investment agendas. Eric oversees governance, strategy and day-to-day management of UNEP FI’s work programme and global network development. Over the years UNEP FI has established some of the most important sustainability oriented frameworks within the finance industry, including the Principles for Responsible Investment (2006), the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (2012) and the Principles for Responsible Banking (2019). Since joining in 2015, Mr. Usher has focused on accelerating the deep integration of sustainability risks into financial practice, including addressing climate change, natural capital loss and human rights abuses, as well as building out the frameworks for positive impact finance needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Eric sits on several industry bodies including as UN representative on the
Board of the Principles for Responsible Investment, and as a member of the governing boards of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, the Investor Agenda and the impact fund REPP Africa. Prior to leading UNEP FI, Mr. Usher has over twenty years of experience in the low carbon sectors, spanning technology commercialisation in Canada, solar rural electrification in Morocco and financial sector development across emerging markets. During 2011, Mr. Usher worked on the establishment of the Green Climate Fund and led efforts to create its Private Sector Facility. Eric has been an editor of the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report published annually with Bloomberg and was lead author for finance of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources. Earlier in his career, Eric was General Manager of a solar rural electrification company based in Morocco.
Guenther Thallinger joined Allianz Group in May 2009. He has been a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE since 2017, responsible for Investment Management and the Center of Competence Life & Health. In 2018 he additionally assumed responsibility for steering Sustainability topics within Allianz. He is the chairman of the United Nations-convened
Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA). Until his appointment to the Board of Management, Guenther Thallinger acted as CEO, and before that as CFO, of Allianz Investment Management SE and was Chairman of the Allianz Investment Management Board. Before joining Allianz, he was principal at McKinsey&Company. Born in Austria, Guenther Thallinger
graduated with a BSc from the Technical University Graz and a MSc from the Technical University Vienna in technical mathematics. He holds a PhD in applied Mathematics from the Technical University Vienna.
Helena Viñes Fiestas
Helena Viñes Fiestas
EU Platform on Sustainable Finance & Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority
Helena is Chair of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance and commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority (CNMV). She is also a member of the EIB´s Climate and Environment Advisory Council and formerly of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero Pledges. Prior to the CNMV, Helena was Senior Policy Adviser on Sustainable Finance for BNP Paribas and Global Head of Stewardship and Policy for BNP Paribas Asset Management. She was a board member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and a member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance whose role was to assist the European Commission in the development of EU taxonomy and the implementation of the EC Action Plan. Helena has twenty years’ experience of working in responsible business and sustainable investment
TPT Secretariat (Transition Plan Taskforce)
Jacques is Group Policy Lead at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and leads the secretariat team of the Transition Plan Taskforce. He is also Head of Policy at the Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.
Climate Safe Lending Network
James is a sustainability strategist and systems thinker with a background of twenty-five years senior management experience in sustainable finance and business. He has provided leadership for organisations and projects and served on a wide range of business and charity boards and governing bodies. James is CEO of RePattern.org, supporting organisations and their stakeholders in effective ecosystem innovation for sustainability transformation. He is the Chief Catalyst of the Climate Safe Lending Network – a multistakeholder initiative to catalyse the decarbonisation of the banking sector. Through RePattern, James is a strategy advisor to a number of regenerative agriculture-tech companies and has led the development of a Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Accelerator for WWF. James was previously Group Director of Strategy for Triodos Bank – Europe’s leading international sustainable bank and investment manager). In his career at Triodos, James set up and managed the UK investment business comprising corporate finance and crowdfunding services, venture capital fund management and fund distribution.
Jan Kaeraa Rasmussen
Jan Kaeraa Rasmussen is spearheading the innovative approach to ESG and Sustainability that has characterised PensionDanmark for years. He holds a master in Economics from Copenhagen University and began his career in the Danish Ministry of Finance.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Jim Skea was elected IPCC Chair for the Seventh Assessment cycle in July 2023. He was Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III for the 6th Assessment Cycle. From 2009 to 2023, Jim Skea was Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London. His research interests are in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre 2004-12 and Director of the Policy Studies Institute 1998-2004. He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change from its inception in 2008 until 2018, and was the Chair of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission from 2018 to 2023. From 2015-17, he was President of the UK Energy Institute. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.”
International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
José Pugas is Partner and Head of Responsible Investments and Engagement at JGP Asset Management. He is a political scientist with over 15 years of experience in sustainability and finances, leading different projects in Brazil and LATAM. Currently, José Pugas is an active member of think tanks and international forums dedicated to discussing regenerative finances, nature-based solutions and just transition.
HSBC Asset Management
Laetitia Tankwe is PRI board member since 2018. She has been elected when she was advisor to the president of the board of trustees of Ircantec, an €13bn pay-as-you-go complementary French pension scheme. Since Feb 2022, she is head of sustainability Assurance and Advocacy at HSBC AM. She joined FRR supervisory board as representative of CFDT, a French union she is a member of. She is also member of the Committee of the French Responsible Investment label which main mandate is to make recommendations to the Minister of economy to strengthen the credibility and the performance of the French label. She has 20 years of experience in the financial sector. From 2014 to 2017, she was advisor to the chief executive of Banque Populaire Méditerranée. She joined the BPCE financial group in 2011. She previously worked at Bâtirente, a Canadian pension fund, as extra-financial risks manager, and has been involved in different working groups of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (The PRI). Throughout her career, Laetitia had the opportunity to lead transformation projects (digital transformation, transformation to comply to regulation modification, elaboration and implementation of a responsible investment strategy). She has an extensive experience in multi-stakeholder dialogs (policy makers, NGOs, companies, investors). She was a steering committee member of the Initiative Climate Action 100+, Frenchsif board member, and member of the PRI francophone advisory group. Laetitia was born in 1976. She holds an MBA of HEC Montreal, a Master 2 of Finance and economics from the University Paris 1 Sorbonne.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, is an economist with more than 30 years of experience in international finance and development. In February 2022, Dr. Mohieldin was appointed by the Egyptian Government as the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), with aims at enhancing the communication between the Egyptian presidency of COP27 and businesses, the private sector and, international funding institutions working in climate change-related fields. Since February 2020, Dr. Mohieldin has been the United Nations Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Development Agenda. He is the former Minister of Investment of Egypt from 2004-2010, and most recently, served as the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships. His professional experience extends into the academic arena as a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and as a Visiting Professor at several renowned Universities in Egypt, Korea, the UAE, the UK and the USA. Dr. Mohieldin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; a Master’s in Economics and Social Policy Analysis from the University of York, United Kingdom; a Diploma of Development Economics from the University of Warwick; and a B.Sc. in Economics from Cairo University.
Financial Conduct Authority, UK (FCA)
Mark Manning is Strategic Policy Advisor on Sustainable Finance at the FCA. In this role, he is responsible for several initiatives at the core of the FCA’s ESG Strategy. These include work on climate and sustainability reporting and assurance, transition planning and sustainable investment labelling and disclosure. Mark is a leading member of IOSCO’s Sustainable Finance Taskforce, as well as the UK Transition Plan Taskforce Delivery Group, and the ISSB’s Jurisdictional Working Group. Prior to joining the FCA in 2018, Mark spent fifteen years as a central banker with the Bank of England (BoE) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). He also spent several years as a fixed income and currency fund manager with Kleinwort Benson Investment Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mark holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Finance, from University College London and London Business School, respectively.
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Martin Moloney joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in September 2021 as Secretary General. Prior to joining IOSCO, Martin was Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and before that he worked as a Special Adviser on Risk and Regulation to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), where he served for 16 years, previously heading up the Markets Policy, Markets Supervision, and Legal and Finance Divisions respectively. Prior to joining the CBI, Martin worked for brief periods in the Department of Justice and the Irish Competition Authority, and spent ten years working in the Irish Department of Finance in positions of responsibility in relation to both national and semi-State debt management and the sale of State banks. Martin spent his early career working in Industry at Barclays Bank and the Bank of Ireland in London. Martin has an LLM in Business Law and a Masters qualification in Economic Policy, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has Postgraduate Diplomas in Arbitration, Regulatory Management and has completed professional examinations of the Chartered Institutes of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
London School of Economics, Grantham Research Institute
Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, where he leads the sustainable finance research theme. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for climate action in ways that support a just transition, promoting the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and investigating how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. Nick is author of The Road to Net Zero Finance for the UK’s Climate Change Committee and co-founder of the Financing the Just Transition Alliance and is also a Commissioner on Scotland’s Just Transition Commission. He leads the finance platform for the Place-based Climate Action Network, and is co-chair of the International Network for Sustainable Finance Policy Insights, Research and Exchange (INSPIRE). From 2014 to 2018, Nick was co-director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into a Sustainable Finance System. As part of this, Nick established the Sustainable Insurance Forum of regulators and the Financial Centres for Sustainability network, as well as leading country activities in Brazil, the EU, India, Italy and the UK. Before joining UNEP, he was Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC. Prior to HSBC, Nick was head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) funds at Henderson Global Investors. Nick has also worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development, the European Commission and the Business Council for Sustainable Development. Nick is also co-founder of Carbon Tracker and co-founder of Planet Tracker.
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Nicola Ranger is co-chair of the Resilient Planet Hub and Director of the Resilient Planet Finance Lab. She is also Executive Director of the Oxford Martin Systemic Resilience Programme and leads the Resilience and Development programme of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. Nicola specialises in the role of finance in sustainability, resilience and inclusive development. She works extensively in emerging and developing economies and globally with financial institutions, Central Banks, Governments and International Finance Institutions both to mobilise finance for resilience and sustainability goals and to develop solutions to build resilience globally to shocks. Her research covers climate, nature, resilience, adaptation and the SDGs with a strong finance, macro and public policy lens. Nicola also holds multiple advisory roles, including as a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Investment in Low and Middle Income Economies, an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England and more. Prior to joining Oxford, Nicola held senior roles in the World Bank and DFID (now FCDO) to strengthen fiscal and financial resilience to climate and crises, mobilise finance for resilience and put in place local, national and international systems to strengthen resilience to shocks and crises. In 2017, Nicola established the Centre for Disaster Protection in the UK and from 2021 to 2023 was involved in founding and acted as Deputy Director and Director of Climate and Environmental Analytics at the Centre for Greening Finance and Investment. Nicola also has a professional background in insurance and catastrophe risk modelling and has been involved in establishing insurance-based mechanisms, contingent financing and regional risk pools protecting multiple countries. Nicola began her career as a scientific adviser at HM Treasury, Defra and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in the UK and was the lead scientist on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. She completed her postdoctoral research in climate economics and policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a doctorate in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London.
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate, Kingdom of The Netherlands
Razan Al Mubarak
Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak is a United Arab Emirates native who for more than twenty years has supported her country’s efforts to realise a more sustainable future while spearheading progressive environmental protection, species conservation, and global climate
action. She was elected President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it, in September 2021. She is the second woman to lead the organization in its 75-year history and its first president from West Asia. Her Excellency Razan Al Mubarak serves as UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for the leadership team of COP28 Presidency, which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, 2023. Her
diverse experience leading the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, the largest environmental regulatory agency in the Middle East, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, an international philanthropic organization supporting species conservation projects worldwide, and Emirates Nature – WWF, an Emirates-based NGO focused on citizen engagement, earned her recognition as one of the top 100 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2018.
Rebecca’s career has focused on enabling the private sector to drive environmental sustainability and long-term value creation. She has been with the Principles for Responsible
Investment 3 years, focusing on environmental issues (including nature, climate and circular economy). Prior to PRI she worked at Unilever, leading a range of global innovation and sustainability projects. Rebecca has a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Environmental Technology (specialising in energy policy) from Imperial College London.
Since 2012 Remco has built the climate programme and team at UNEP FI. Remco led the establishment of the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, a group of now 85 institutional investors committed to transitioning over USD 10 trillion in assets to net-zero emissions by 2050. Subsequently he oversaw the establishment of the UN-convened Net Zero Banking Alliance that now convenes over 140 commercial banks with over USD 65 trillion in assets. Remco has also been instrumental in UNEP FI’s work with over 120 financial institutions spanning the banking, investment, and insurance industries, to develop, test, and standardise methodologies on climate risk assessment that respond to the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Prior to joining UNEP, Remco worked as an analyst in the infrastructure team at the German Development Finance Institution (DEG; KfW Group of Banks). He holds a British BA Honours in Business Administration and Economics from Napier University in Edinburgh and a dual Diplom (MSc) from Aachen University, Germany, and Universidad de Alicante, Spain, and is fluent in German, Spanish, English and French. He has been a leading or supporting author of more than a dozen UN publications on sustainable finance and climate change.
S&P Global Sustainable1
Dr. Richard Mattison is Vice Chair of S&P Global Sustainable1 and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global Trucost. S&P Global Sustainable1 is the single source of intelligence on sustainability. Our comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with in-depth ESG intelligence provides financial institutions, corporations and governments with an unmatched level of clarity and confidence. S&P Global Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, water, pollution and natural resource constraints, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to environmental factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow. Richard is an expert in sustainable finance and over 22 years he has advised various UN bodies, governments, financial intuitions, companies and NGOs on how to integrate ESG, climate change and natural capital analysis into their decision making. Richard was a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, providing key recommendations for Europe’s ground-breaking Sustainable Finance Action Plan. He has led numerous ground-breaking projects including creating the first portfolio carbon risk assessment for Henderson and the UK Environment Agency, launching the first carbon efficient index with S&P Dow Jones Indices, leading the first global assessment of corporate environmental externalities for the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, and developing the world’s first Environmental Profit and Loss account for PUMA. Richard is Vice Chair and a Board Member of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance Data Council. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Oxford Smith School Stranded Assets Programme, the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. He is an Advisory Board Member for Greenfin and the Capitals Coalition. Previously, Richard was a strategy consultant and began his career as a neuroscientist.
Robin Millington is Founding CEO of Planet Tracker, a non-profit sustainable finance think tank which is working to embed the value of nature into global capital markets to ensure sustainability of our environment and of the businesses and products dependent upon natural capital. Having dedicated nearly three decades to environmental causes including climate, biodiversity/nature and wetlands/water, Robin is an experienced senior director with an extensive track record including as a Director with the European Climate Foundation, Founding Director of Wetlands International and Managing Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels She is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of the Capitals Coalition, was previously a member of the Supervisory Board of the Gold Standard Foundation and serves on various advisory committees.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions
Sagarika Chatterjee, Department Director, Climate Finance, Climate Champions Sagarika leads on finance for the UN Climate Change High-level Champions, Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin and Her Excellency Ms Razan Al Mubarak. The two Champions’ roles were created by parties to the Paris Agreement. The Champions’ mandate is to catalyse non-state actor action and be a bridge to parties. The Champions today operate globally and convene over 11,000 non-state actors including over 8,000 corporates, 1,000 cities, and 550 financial institutions. The Champions finance team focuses on net zero implementation, nature, adaptation and resilience, and developing country finance. The Champions collaborate with net zero alliances across banks, investors and insurers that are Race to Zero Partners, and with the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) co-chaired by Mark Carney. Prior to the Champions, Sagarika was the PRI’s Director of Climate Change and Environment. At PRI, Sagarika co-headed the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance secretariat chaired by Allianz SE. Sagarika also led the PRI’s work with global investors on TCFD, The Inevitable Policy Response and early work in China. Sagarika has undertaken secondments with Aviva Investors and with the UN COP26 Champion Nigel Topping, helping establish several finance sector net zero alliances. Before PRI, Sagarika worked for over ten years at F&C Asset Management, served as an investment committee member for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as a trustee at
Earthwatch, an environmental research organisation. Sagarika has also worked in a commercial role sourcing independently certified timber for B&Q, part of European retailer Kingfisher plc. Sagarika presently serves on the advisory board of the Imperial College Business School Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, on the Adaptation Expert Group of the Principles for Responsible Banking, and on the Africa chapter of the Green Investment Principles.
Sanjay Wagle is co-founder and Managing Director of The Lightsmith Group, which invests in growth-stage technology companies that can help adapt to climate change and build resilience. Previously, Mr. Wagle served in the Obama Administration at the Department of Energy, managing $15 billion of clean energy stimulus programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and helping to launch the department’s advanced research agency, ARPAE, where he served as its first Associate Director for Commercialization. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wagle helped start the CleanTech Group at VantagePoint Capital Partners, which invested $1 billion in cleantech, including as one of the first institutional investors in Tesla Motors, and he served as an Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation’s Infrastructure Department, financing private power, transport, and water projects in developing countries. Mr. Wagle serves on the Board of the Woodwell Climate Research Center, the leading non-governmental climate change research institute in the US.
Tamsin joined the PRI in 2022 as Director of Climate and Environment, before taking on responsibility for leading the Investor Initiatives and Collaboration team.
UK Export Finance
Tim is the Chief Executive of UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency. He is also a Director General in the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). Previously he was a Director General in the Department for International Trade, and a member of its Executive Committee and Management Board. Tim joined UKEF in 2022 as Director of Business Group. He was previously at HSBC, where he spent 34 years in a variety of roles. Tim has an international outlook and proven track record helping customers expand their business internationally. At HSBC, he managed businesses across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East and North Africa, and was most recently the Global Head of Transaction Banking for the bank’s Global Banking division.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Tomo Ishikawa is Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer at MUFG. Ishikawa is responsible for orchestrating MUFG’s group-wide advocacy strategy on financial regulatory policies, including prudential requirements and climate change. He oversees recovery/resolution planning for the group, and government relations across the regions. Prior to his current role, Ishikawa headed MUFG’s Government and Regulatory Affairs (August 2018 – March 2023) based in Tokyo, and MUFG’s Regulatory Strategy for the EMEA region (March 2017 – July 2018) based in London.