We look forward to announcing the expert speakers coming to the 2023 Sustainable Investment Forum Europe. Take a look at 2022’s speakers.
MFS Investment Management
Barnaby Wiener is an investment officer and equity portfolio manager and the head of sustainability and stewardship for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He manages the firm’s Prudent Wealth, Prudent Capital and Prudent Investor strategies and serves as a portfolio manager on the firm’s Managed Wealth strategy, an alternative strategy run by a committee of the firm’s portfolio managers. He is also responsible for continuing to integrate sustainability across our investment platform. He is based in London.
Barnaby joined the firm as a research analyst in 1998. He assumed portfolio management duties in 2003 and took on the head of sustainability and stewardship role in 2020. He also served as director of European research from 2003 to 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he was an equity research analyst at both Merrill Lynch and Crédit Lyonnais. Before that, he served as a captain in the British Army.
Barnaby is a graduate of Ampleforth College and Oxford University.
Global Reporting Initiative
Bastian is leading the team that develops the GRI Standards, the most widely used global sustainability reporting standards with over 10,000 companies across more than 100 countries applying the GRI Standards in their reporting.
He is the spokesperson for the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB).
Bastian has 15+ years’ experience in sustainability reporting standard setting across the whole spectrum of economic, environmental, social and governance topics and a proven track-record in facilitating consensus-seeking processes in global multi-stakeholder settings.
Bastian has public-speaking and stakeholder engagement experience in more than 45 countries.
He is a graduate of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Master of Science, Business Administration) and Maastricht University (Bachelor of Science, Economics).
Green Angel Syndicate
Cam Ross is the CEO of Green Angel Syndicate. Prior to joining GAS, Cam co-founded, jointly ran and raised two rounds of angel funding for a contact centre payments business, with an exit to AIM-listed Eckoh. Cam is an Aeronautical Engineer by training, and has experience in creating, commercialising, and patenting new technology. He has more than fifteen granted patents in the fields of telecommunications, payments, and customer authentication. He has a practical ability to analyse and improve complex processes, from manufacturing to software systems.
Cam is also a Trustee of mySociety, a UK charity which builds technology to help democracy and community in the UK and overseas, and a Director of its commercial arm, SocietyWorks.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Camille Maclet works with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as Finance Sector Engagement Lead. In 2022, his primary focus was to catalyse the participation of financial organisations in COP15, in support of an ambitious COP agenda and outcomes. He now focusses on supporting policy development for the effective implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework within the financial sector.
He also supports Ms. Elizabeth Mrema, former Executive Secretary of the CBD and now Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, in her co-chairing of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures.
Camille is a sustainable finance professional with specific interest in the integration of nature in financial policies.
In 2021 he supported with the TNFD transition team, in association with Global Canopy, contributing to the technical workplan of the TNFD ahead of its October 2021 launch.
He also collaborates with The Biodiversity Consultancy (TBC), co-leading the company’s growth in the nature and finance space – with focus on biodiversity strategies, risk management, positive impact financing, and the strengthening of safeguards.
Before that, Camille worked for many years as Partner in Charge of Sustainable Finance with Environmental Resources Management (ERM). This has given him extensive experience of sustainability management across the range of ESG topics, from site operations to senior decision-making, in the context of project finance, private equity and development finance.
Camille’s 20 years of experience span across Europe, Africa, Latin America, with occasional projects in Asia. Besides his work on biodiversity finance policy development, he has hands-on industry experience, with focus on infrastructure, renewables and hydropower, agribusiness, extractives, and on applying international financing safeguards in sensitive environments.
Carine Smith Ihenacho
Norges Bank Investment Management
Carine Smith Ihenacho is responsible for the governance and compliance area, which includes ownership and responsible investment activities, control and operational risk, compliance and legal services.
Carine Smith Ihenacho was appointed Chief Governance and Compliance Officer 6 October 2020. She joined Norges Bank Investment Management in August 2017 as Global Head of Ownership Strategies and was promoted to Chief Corporate Governance Officer on 1 January 2018.
Prior to joining Norges Bank Investment Management, Ms Ihenacho was Vice President Legal and Chief Compliance Officer in Statoil ASA. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, working in both financials and the oil and gas industry, as well as in law firms. She also has extensive board experience.
Ihenacho holds a law degree from the University of Oslo, a Master of Law from Harvard Law School and a Master of Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Caroline Le Meaux
Amundi Asset Management
Caroline LE MEAUX joined Amundi in 2019 and is responsible for ESG Research, Engagement and Voting team within the ESG Business Line. She was previously head of the long-term investment department at the pension division of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) which is the fiduciary manager of several French pension funds, in charge of the SRI strategy, ESG and climate policy. Before that, she was director of investment at FRR Fonds de Réserves des Retraites from 2011 to 2014. She was formerly fund manager at BNPPAM, managing Small and Mid-Caps European equities and has been head of quantitative analysis for European equities.
Caroline Le Meaux began her career at Paribas Asset Management. She is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and is a graduate of Paris IX Dauphine University.
Catherine joined ShareAction in July 2008, having previously been the founder and lead organiser of West London Citizens. Earlier in her career she was Senior Researcher at the New Policy Institute. Catherine is a board member of Green Alliance and of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian, serving on the Scott Trust’s investment committee. She was a Member Nominated Trustee of The Pensions Trust (the multi-employer pension scheme for the UK’s not-for-profit sector) for five years until Spring 2013. She served for four years on The Pensions Trust’s Investment Committee.
Catherine holds a First Class BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MSc in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics. In June 2011 Catherine was named a ‘Rising Star of Corporate Governance’ by Yale University’s, Millstein Center. In 2013, Pensions Insight featured her as one of the 50 most influential people in pensions and in May 2011 Investment and Pensions Europe called her one of the ‘top ten women in pensions’. Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014.
Cathrine de Coninck-Lopez
Based in the UK, Cathrine is Global Head of ESG for Invesco with responsibility for enabling and leading best practices in ESG capabilities across Invesco including ESG integration, research, voting and engagement, supporting the distribution team with client engagement, and advising the product teams on ESG innovation. Cathrine leads a team of ESG professionals located across EMEA, US and Asia.
Cathrine took on global responsibility for Invesco’s ESG practice in September 2019. Prior to this role, Cathrine spent two years as Head of ESG for Invesco’s Henley Investment Centre. Cathrine started her career at Columbia Threadneedle Investments in 2008 as a responsible investment analyst and has experience across the responsible investment spectrum of ESG integration to specific fund strategies. Cathrine is a non-executive board member of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) and a member of the UK Investment Association Stewardship Committee.
Cathrine holds an MBA from London Business School, a MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from Oxford University and a BSc in Environmental Science from Nottingham University. Cathrine also holds the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.
Pensions for Purpose
Charlotte is the CEO and an executive director of Pensions for Purpose. In her role, Charlotte oversees the running of the business, develops the growth and innovation strategy and looks for opportunities to build partnerships to achieve Pensions for Purpose’s mission. Charlotte is also a member of the Impact Investing Institute’s Pensions Expert Panel, an ambassador for the Transparency Taskforce and a founder of 10 Billion World, an end-to-end sustainability project management business aimed at businesses and organisations setting net zero and carbon reduction targets.
Charlotte has over 15 years of professional experience in asset management, starting in fund analysis and progressing through to institutional business development. Charlotte has worked for some very well-known institutions, including Jupiter, Pictet and Cambridge Associates. Through her roles, Charlotte has built a knowledge and passion for responsible and sustainable investing. She has demonstrated this in co-authoring a paper with the Society for Pension Professionals on Social Impact Investing and speaking on topics such as fee and service transparency at PLSA and Transparency Taskforce events. Charlotte played a key role in developing the Impact Investing Institute’s Impact Investing Principles for Pensions and led the launch of the Impact Investing Adopters Forum.
Outside of work Charlotte is a mother to two children, a fitness and running enthusiast, a volunteer with Redstart (a charity working to educate children on savings and investments) and always looking for ways to improve her own social and environmental impact.
Financial Conduct Authority
Chloe Brennan-Card is a Data Scientist who works for the FCA to develop pragmatic, data driven and rigorous solutions that facilitate consistent and efficient implementation of regulatory frameworks.
Chloe believes that the principles of data science best practise- efficiency, transiency, and scalabilityare fundamental for solving the problems of climate change, loss of nature and sustainability. Chloe is driven to enable stakeholders across the financial sector to identify and mitigate their impacts and dependencies on nature and their climate related risks, and to seize the opportunity of investing in climate and nature positive solutions, through data.
Chloe has instigated an innovative project which seeks to establish a quantitative approach to defining and measuring greenwashing, identifying the potential use of dark patterns within this context with a data science prerogative. Chloe holds a degree in Mathematics, is experienced in quantitative fields and specialises in the
application of machine learning to complex and ambiguous problems involving heterogeneous and
A former graduate in Maths (Ecole Normale Supérieure) and Political Sciences (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris), Claire Tutenuit is an Ingénieur au Corps des Mines.
As such she started her career in the Ministry of Industry in 1982. She joined business in 1987, first in the sector of environment (Compagnie Générale des Eaux, now Veolia) and later in the aerospace sector (Matra, now Airbus), where she spent 10 years with business development and strategy responsibilities. Since 2001 she has been an independent consultant in strategy, organisation and environment in these same sectors.
She has been the Chief representative (Déléguée Générale) of Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE) since the end of 2005. The French partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), EpE is a think tank of some 60 companies that share the vision of environment as a source of progress and opportunities, and work together to better take it into account in their management and strategies.
Claire Tutenuit has written a book and various articles; she is a member of the Board of Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme, of Ineris and of GRDF.
Mr. Cornelius Graubner leads the ESG Data Solutions team at FactSet. In this role, he owns the ESG data sourcing strategy, builds the company’s proprietary ESG datasets, and sets the broader ESG product roadmap. He joined FactSet through the acquisition of Truvalue Labs, where he was Director of Data and Content. Prior, he was Head of Risk Solutions at Verisk Maplecroft and co-founder of a mobile stakeholder engagement startup. Mr. Graubner earned a master’s degree in political science from Freie Universität Berlin, a master’s degree in Russian studies from The European University at St. Petersburg, and an advanced diploma in energy finance from New York University.