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Adrie Heinsbroek

Principal Responsible Investment

NN Investment Partners

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Andrew Steel

Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance

Fitch Ratings

Andrew has over 30 years of experience as a global risk and finance specialist and was recently appointed to lead a new cross sector global team to develop and expand Fitch’s analysis of ESG and sustainable finance. Andrew is responsible for developing Fitch’s sustainable finance strategy, both within the ratings business and across the broader Fitch group, by determining investor and banker needs, and driving the development of new teams to provide products and services for this rapidly growing area. Initially the sustainable finance team is based in London, New York and Beijing, but will expand in size, scope and location dependent on identified constituent needs.
Andrew has held several senior management roles within Fitch over the last 14 years. In Europe from 2004 to 2010 he ran the energy, utilities, project finance and regulated transportation analytical groups. From 2010 to 2017 he was based in Singapore and led the development of Fitch’s Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings Group. Then on his return to Europe in 2017 he was regional head of Fitch’s EMEA Corporate Ratings Group, and also successfully ran a global executive project to transform and improve Fitch’s overseas office network.
From 2000 to 2004, Andrew was head of ABN Amro’s structured industry finance, power and utilities group for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also previously worked for Edison Capital Europe as a private equity investment director in infrastructure, for the energy company PowerGen plc (now EON) as a senior project finance manager, and in the banking sector as a mezzanine, leveraged buy-out and cross-border M&A lender and advisor.
From 2006-2010 Andrew actively assisted the United Nation’s Economic Council for Europe advising on energy and risk issues, and was a member of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Sustainable Energy Developments. Andrew speaks regularly at conferences and forums on a wide range of risk based issues. He is currently a trustee of the Great Ormand Street Hospital based children’s charity CLEFT.
Andrew graduated with a BSc Hons in Psychology from Bristol University in 1989, and has a postgraduate diploma from INSEAD business school (CGEM 2016).

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Anne-Claire Roux

Managing Director

Finance for Tomorrow

Anne-Claire Roux is Managing Director of Finance for Tomorrow at Paris EUROPLACE, the organization in charge of promoting the Paris Financial Center and the French financial industry internationally. Finance for Tomorrow, launched in June 2017, is the branch of Paris EUROPLACE to make green and sustainable finance a key driving force in the development of the Paris Financial Center and to position it as a hub of reference on these issues. It brings together nearly 70 members from the French ecosystem (Banks, Investors, Companies, Think tanks, Non-Financial rating agencies, NGO’s…).

She leads the different activities of Finance For Tomorrow as well as institutional relations and international cooperation. Previously, she was Head of Sustainable Finance at Paris EUROPLACE and was notably in charge of coordinating the different actions at COP21 and COP22, especially the global coordination of the 1st Climate Finance Day held in Paris in May 2015.

Her other functions at Paris EUROPLACE also included the development of relations with Russia & Kazakhstan, and in particular the cooperation with the Moscow International Financial Center and the Financial Center of Astana, as well as with various local partners.

Anne-Claire Roux is a graduate of EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales). For her Master thesis, she studied the political and environmental impacts of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia. She also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in History from La Sorbonne University.

Anne-Claire Roux has also been selected by the C40 to participate in the “Women4Climate” mentorship program in Paris which aims to contribute to the emergence of the next generation of climate leaders by sharing knowledge and experiences through an ambitious mentorship programme dedicated to women in C40 cities.

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Claire Tutenuit

General Manager

Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE)

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 Délégué Général 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 40 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.

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Craig Mackenzie

Head of Strategic Asset Allocation

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Craig leads the Strategic Asset Allocation team at Aberdeen Standard Investments. The team is responsible for the firm’s long-term investment views and strategy. Craig has had a long career in the investment industry: he established successful governance and sustainability functions at Friends, Ivory & Sime and at Insight Investment; he created BMOs innovative reo® corporate governance service; and helped establish and shape the Principles for Responsible Investment and the FTSE Russell ESG index family. Subsequently he has worked in asset allocation focusing on the economic drivers and long-term asset class returns. Craig has a PhD in behavioural finance, and is a senior lecturer at Edinburgh University Business School, where he set up the Centre for Business and Climate Change. He has published widely on long-term and sustainable investment topics.

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Eva Cairns

Senior ESG Investment Analyst – Climate Change

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Eva Cairns is the lead on climate change in our ESG Investing team and is responsible for climate change research and engagement as well as analysis of fossil fuel heavy sectors such as oil & gas, utilities and transportation. She is also responsible for TCFD reporting (investments related) which includes providing data on portfolio carbon footprinting and climate change scenario analysis. In 2019, Eva published a paper on ‘Climate change – Our approach for Investments’ and a white paper on ‘Investing in a Changing Climate’. Before joining the ESG team, Eva worked at Standard Life Investments and managed a team of Business Analysts, focused on projects related to the investment process, risk and research. Eva joined Standard Life in 2010 from Halcrow Group Ltd (now CH2M Hill), a global consultancy, where she worked as an Economist focused on environmental and socio-economic impact assessment of energy and transport projects. Eva graduated with a MSc in Economics with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh where her dissertation focused on the social cost of carbon. She also obtained the Professional Risk Management (PRM) certification in 2014.

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Hannah Armitage

Project Manager & Corporate Governance Policy Advisor

Financial Reporting Council

Hannah joined the Lab in 2017 and has managed the projects on performance metrics, climate-related reporting and workforce disclosures. Hannah moved from the FRC’s Corporate Governance Team, where she worked on reviews of the Stewardship Code and UK Corporate Governance Code and ran the 2016 Stewardship Code tiering exercise.

Hannah is a qualified lawyer and prior to joining the FRC, worked in the Australian Department of the Treasury on corporations and corporate law policy.

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Jeroen Bos

Head of Specialised Equity & Responsible Investing

NN Investment Partners

Jeroen Bos, CFA, CAIA is Head of Specialised Equity & Responsible Investing at NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and part of its Management Team Investments. His portfolio of responsibilities includes a variety of Global and Regional Sustainable & Impact Equity Funds. Jeroen is also a member of NN IP’s ESG Board and has been instrumental in the development of ESG integration at NNIP in the last decade. His previous roles at NN IP included Head of Global Equity Research as well as Senior Portfolio Manager on several Global Equity & Thematic Funds. Before joining NN IP, Jeroen was a Director at UBS in New York in the Technology Equity Research Team. Prior to UBS, he was a Vice President at JP Morgan in London and a Senior Equity Analyst at MeesPierson/Fortis in Amsterdam. Jeroen is also a Board Member of CFA Society VBA Netherlands as well as a Board Member of the Work with Nature Foundation, a non-profit organization protecting Costa Rica’s rainforest.

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Johanna Raynal

Director of ESG & Impact

SwedFund

Johanna heads Swedfund’s ESG & Impact operations focusing on two of three pillars in Swedfund’s business model: Impact on Society and Sustainability including themes such as Gender Equality, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Decent Work, and Anti-Corruption. Johanna and her team ensure the assessment and measurement of impact of Swedfund’s portfolio as well as environmental, social and corporate governance issues (ESG) in the entire investment process across different industries.

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Magnus Billing

CEO

Alecta

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Mirza Baig

Head of Corporate Governance

Aviva Investors

Mirza is responsible for managing Aviva Investors’ governance function which includes the development and oversight of voting policies and execution, related company engagement, the integration of ESG factors across the full spectrum of Aviva Investors’ assets, and the development of governance focused public policy positions. Mirza is a member of the House View Forum and Strategic Investment Group which develops the institutional macro outlook, and reviews all investment ideas for Aviva Investor’s multi-asset strategies. Mirza currently serves as a member of the UK Investment Association’s Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee and the International Corporate Governance Network’s Business Ethics and Systemic Risk Committee.

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Mohammed Omran

Executive Chairman

The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)

Mohammed Omran is the Executive Chairman of The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), the single Regulatory Authority for Non-Banking Financial Institutions & a Professor of Finance at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. Prior to his recent appointment, he’s the Executive Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange for 6 years. He was also the Chairman of the Federation Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS). He served as a Vice Chairman for Operation of the Insurance Holding Company for one year and the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange for four years from 2006-2010.

Professor Omran holds an MSc from Cairo University and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Plymouth. UK. He was a visiting Professor in several research and academic institutions such as University of Plymouth, University of Oklahoma, the World Bank, University of Laval, and Vaasa University. He served for several years as an Economist at both the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi & the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. He was an advisor to the Minister of Investment and an Acting Executive Director of the Egyptian Institute of Directors.

He had been awarded several research grants and prizes. Recently he was the Winner of the Capital Market Personality of the year 2017 in Africa. He’s one of 9 selected globally and the First and Only Egyptian to get the Distinguished Hubert Humphery Leadership Award.

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Nathalie Aufauvre

Director General for Financial Stability and Operations

Banque de France

Nathalie Aufauvre has been the Director General for Financial Stability and Operations since October 2017 and is a member of the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS). She was a  member of the Basel committee on banking supervision (BCBS) from October 2017 to December 2019.

Born in 1960, a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and holder of a master’s degree in economics, she joined the Banque de France in 1984 where she successively held management positions in the Statistics Directorate and then in the Market Directorate. In 2006, she was appointed Chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the European Central Bank’s Committees in charge of budget and accounting. Nathalie Aufauvre was appointed in 2011 Deputy Secretary General for Strategy before becoming Secretary General of the Banque de France in 2012.

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Peter Fox-Penner

Chief Strategy Officer

Energy Impact Partners

Dr. Fox-Penner is one of the foremost experts in the utility industry. He served as Principal and Chairman of The Brattle Group, a renowned economic and regulatory consulting firm, where he joined in 1996 and rose to become the longest-serving Chairman in the firm’s history. Prior, Dr. Fox-Penner served as a senior official in the White House Office of Science and Technology.  He is also a professor at Boston University where he serves as Founder and Chairman of BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy. Dr. Fox-Penner received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. At EIP, he supports investment teams and partners, and oversees EIP’s portfolio ESG Impact quantification efforts. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities.

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Peter Uhlenbruch

Joint Head - Financial Sector Research & Standards

ShareAction

Peter joined ShareAction in January 2018 and leads on the Asset Owner Disclosure Project’s post-survey investor engagement and leading practice research.

He previously provided corporate governance research services for the Carbon Disclosure Project and Ownership Matters; was an ESG equity ratings analyst for MSCI; and taught business ethics, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) units at a range of Australian universities.

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Sonia Fasolo

Fund Manager & Head of SRI

La Financiere de l’Echiquier (LFDE)

Holder of a master’s degree in Management Science, a post-graduate degree in Finance from the University of Montpellier I and SFAF graduate, Sonia began her career as Small and Mid-Caps equity analyst at Euroland Finance in 2003. In 2007, she joined the Berenberg Bank France Equity Research team as a Small and Mid-Cap analyst. Sonia moved on to La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2010 as a financial analyst on the European SMID cap strategy and later in the European Large Cap SRI one. In 2015 she became fund manager of the positive impact strategy and dedicated SRI funds and is today also co-managing the European Large Cap SRI strategy. Highly implicated in the different debates around sustainability and climate change in the asset management industry she has been part of different working groups as for example “How to close the gap among Investors, Management and the Board of Directors with regard to Climate Change and other ESG topics for effective oversight and disclosure” with LeaderXXchange.

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Stephen Nolan

CEO

Sustainable Nation Ireland

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Sundip Jadeja

Technical Manager

CDSB

We’d like to propose our newest Technical Manager, Sundip Jadeja join the panel. Sundip has joined the CDSB team to focus specifically on pushing forward TCFD adoption and brings with him wealth of knowledge from the private equity and venture capital sector where he lead on sustainability efforts. Given his background, we think he would make a fantastic addition to the discussion and could speak to TCFD reporting across different asset classes, evolving policies and regulatory requirements in the EU and beyond in particular how the EU Green Deal will review the NRF Directive and how this will impact on investors and companies moving forward.

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Terry McCallion

Director, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change

EBRD

Terry McCallion is the Director of the EBRD Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team in the Banking Department, based in London.  He previously was a banker in the EBRD’s Financial Institutions Team working on transactions with banks, insurance companies and mortgage finance clients.  Prior to joining the EBRD, Terry was Finance Manager at MMT, an environmental technology business in the United States.  He started his career as an engineer in the oil and gas business with Bechtel before attending business school and moving into banking and finance.  He has B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Queens University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Willem John Keogh

Managing Director & Head of ESG

STOXX

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Willemijn Verdegaal

Co-head Climate and ESG Solutions

Ortec Finance

Willemijn studied economics at the University of Utrecht and the London School of Economics and has 15 years of experience in the finance and sustainability space. She joined Ortec Finance, a company specializing in building software to support complex financial decision making, in 2018. Together with Lisa Eichler she drives the integration of climate and ESG into forward looking scenario based strategic modelling tools for climate-related risk management, TCFD disclosure and alignment.

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