S&P Global Sustainable1
Aaron Morales is the Head of ESG Business Development for the UK, Iberia and LatAm at S&P Global Sustainable1, a group within S&P Global that brings together ESG and Climate data, analytics, evaluations, and indices from across S&P’s divisions. Prior to joining S&P Global, Aaron worked as a Business Development Manager of ESG data management technology solutions at UL, helping companies manage and aggregate sustainability data. Before that, Aaron worked as consultant at a boutique sustainability consultancy firm in Mexico helping companies develop sustainability strategies. Aaron started his career at Robert Bosch’s HQ in Germany, where he conducted scientific research on hydrogen fuel cells.
Aaron holds a BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Systems from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), an MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability from Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
NN Investment Partners
Adrie Heinsbroek is Principal Responsible Investment Specialist in the Responsible Investment (RI) team at NN Investment Partners (NN IP). He has been working in the field of corporate responsibility and responsible investing since 1996. Adrie has always been active in the area of integrating sustainability or sustainable factors into the investment decision making process.
First at a privately owned asset manager and later at ING Bank’s Investment Office, Adrie focused on selecting investment funds that integrate ESG factors and increasing client awareness of the relevance of ESG. From analysing sustainable strategies and methodologies he switched to the strategic Sustainability department at ING Bank in Amsterdam and railed a few years later to Brussel to steer the sustainability agenda of ING Belgium. In 2017 Adrie started at NN Investment Partners to provide guidance to the Responsible Investment team to further embed the integration of ESG-factors in the investment processes and to the active ownership responsibilities, by empowering colleagues and clients. Adrie is determined to make NNIP a leader in Responsible Investing.
Aiaze has worked in Fintech/Tech in 40+ countries and advised many international organizations such as the UN, the World Bank and IFC. He is currently leading a joint UNCDF/UNDP program focusing on Fintech innovations and ecosystems for financing the SDGs. Previously, Aiaze managed a coalition of global digital platforms (wealth management, e-commerce, banks, payments) harnessing AI/tech to enable greener choices for their users. Aiaze was also a Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs and was leading a global Dialogue platform seeking to align the governance of BigFintechs with the SDGs.
Prior to that, Aiaze was Chief Officer at Tiaxa, a digital lending Fintech primarily in Africa but also Latin America and Asia. Aiaze is the vice-chair of GIFT, a global impact fintech forum, and sits on the Board of several Fintech startups.
Alain Deckers has over 20 years of experience in public service at the European Commission. He has been responsible for policy reviews and policy development in areas including trade in goods, environmental policy, public procurement and financial services regulation.
He currently heads a team of responsible for the regulation of asset management and investment funds.
Alain graduated in physics and holds a masters in the economics of technical change, both from the University of Manchester (UK).
During a career spanning three decades, Amit Bando has conducted economic analyses and business case assessments while leading global initiatives on clean energy and climate change, green finance, water security, forestry/natural resource and land use management. A proven leader in motivating talented and diverse staff in multicultural environments, he also specializes in evaluation and policy design to provide results-focused, human centered, science-based and market-driven solutions for sustainable impact. Amit has pioneered the use of economic instruments for environmental protection and helped Fortune 100 firms understand development-finance issues.
Amit has developed new analytical techniques to evaluate projects for the UN IPCC and designed 30+ clean energy projects across 25 nations. Using the Equator Principles, in consultation with locally affected communities, he has secured funds from commercial banks and investors in the cement, pulp & paper, steel, sugar and textile sectors to focus on social/community standards and responsibility that include robust standards for indigenous peoples and labor groups. The Equator Principles have helped spur the development of responsible environmental and social management practices in the financial sector and banking industry. Working for USAID, NASA and other U.S. Government agencies, he has provided expert analysis related to minority, women and under-represented populations by advising on program design and implementation plans while also coordinating ministerial-level decisions on sector-specific energy policies, regulations and standards to promote financing of clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives for G-20 and more than 40 other nations.
Amit was a Senior Advisor in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has worked for Winrock International, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) as well as for the Asian Development Bank and The World Bank. A popular speaker at global forums, he has authored several publications including the widely used Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts.
Andy joined ISLA in 2013 and took over as Chief Executive in mid-2016. As well as leading our advocacy efforts with policymakers and regulators, he is also responsible for defining the aims and objectives of the Association and ensuring that we meet the needs and requirements of our member firms across Europe, Middle East & Africa. He regularly participates in panel discussions at conferences and events, representing the interests of the industry and advocating the importance of securities lending to the efficient functioning of the broader capital markets.
Prior to joining ISLA, he held senior product and account management roles across the securities finance industry including Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Prudential M&G and IHS Markit (formerly Data Explorers).
Before joining the world of capital markets, Andy worked in commercial and corporate finance banking including aerospace finance.
Andrew is a Vice President at Moody’s, where he covers methodologies for climate change products with a focus on transition risk. He was previously Co-Head of Research at Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit think tank that looks at the financial implications of the energy transition for investor audiences, and led oil and gas and mining sector coverage. He also acted as a Senior Advisor on climate change to Critical Resource, a boutique management consultancy specialising in managing stakeholder challenges. Andrew formerly worked at Barclays Natural Resources Investments, a private equity department of Barclays that committed capital across a range of commodities and related industries, and has prior experience in remuneration and corporate governance at New Bridge Street LLP. Andrew holds a degree in Chemistry & Law from the University of Bristol.
Guidehouse | Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
Angélica Afanador is Director at Guidehouse advising financial institutions on the transition of their financial portfolios to net-zero emissions. She is also the Program Manager of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), an initiative that enables banks and investors to measure the emissions associated with loans and investments.
Angélica combines strategy consulting experience with expertise in sustainable and climate finance. With more than 16 years’ experience, Angélica has a track record of advising clients on their decarbonization journey.
Her most notable recent work centers on working with financial institutions on assessing the climate impact of their loans and investments, setting targets that align their portfolios with the Paris Climate Agreement, and identify pragmatic actions that would help financial institutions achieve the targets. Throughout this journey, she helps financial institutions find new and attractive products to offer to their clients, enabling the realization that financing the global transition to a net zero emissions economy can be compatible with their financial goals. Angélica co-developed a harmonized framework to set science-based targets for the financial industry and leads Guidehouse’s work on netzero journey for financial institutions.
Angélica is author of several publications on climate and sustainability issues. Prior to joining Guidehouse, she spent half a decade working in international climate and energy projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia with the World Bank and the United Nations.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
Anthony is VP, Sustainable Finance Data at ICE Data Services at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). ICE is a Fortune 500 company and a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses and a provider of data and listings services.
In this role, Anthony is responsible for developing and delivering ICE’s data strategy surrounding sustainable finance. He works with financial market participants to support their, and their client’s, sustainable finance goals in areas such as ESG investing, managing climate risk, and environmental markets.
He was previously Head of Fixed Income & Data Services, EMEA, where he drove the growth and success of the ICE Data Services business in the EMEA region.
Anthony joined ICE in December 2015 as part of the acquisition of Interactive Data by ICE. At Interactive Data Anthony held several positions including Managing Director for Strategy and Product Management.
Anthony is a member of FCA’s Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF), Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM), The City UK Green and Sustainable Finance Group. He also co-chairs the ICE Sustainable Finance Working Group.
Anthony holds an MBA from London Business School and Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemistry from the University of Sheffield.
Anthony holds an MBA from London Business School and Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemistry from the University of Sheffield.
Green Angel Syndicate
Antoine is an experienced early-stage climate tech investor. Since 2019, he has been leading the development of the GAS Climate Change Fund (EIS) and he chairs its Investment Advisory Committee. Since 2015, he has built a portfolio of 25 angel investments across the energy transition sector, clean transportation and smart cities, energy efficiency solutions, circular economy, robotics, and ed-tech. In addition, he is actively supporting founders as part of Imperial Venture Mentoring Service, as Non-executive director of Zedify, and formerly as Board observer of AirEx. Prior to joining GAS in 2017, Antoine had more than 15 years of experience in finance, as an equity research analyst covering the telecom sector. He was an Executive Director and partner with Exane BNP Paribas, based in Paris initially and in London since 2005. Antoine is passionate about companies applying innovative technologies to tackle climate change. He studied at Ecole Polytechnique (x90) and Telecom Paris Tech (1995), with respective majors in economics & finance, and technology & telecoms.
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.
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.
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.
Global Reporting Initiative
Dave is Director Capital Markets at GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). In his work he engages globally with market regulators, stock exchanges, rating agencies, institutional investors, asset managers and multilaterals to advance integration of sustainability reporting and emphasize its importance for sustainable development and value creation. Prior to joining GRI, Dave was a Director Sustainable Tax at PwC, actively bringing topics like responsible investing, sustainable finance, good tax governance and tax transparency to organisations. At GRI he works with a diverse international team of experts on numerous sustainability topics in the context of responsible business conduct.
Principles for Responsible Investment
David Atkin was appointed CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment in December 2021. The PRI is a UN-supported organisation, with more than 4,500 signatories who collectively represent over US $121 trillion in AUM. He is responsible for the PRI’s global operations.
Most recently, David 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 currently serves on the board of the Climate Council. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University for his work in the sustainable finance field, was awarded the FEAL Fund Executive of the Year in 2017 and was presented with a ASFA Life Membership in 2020.
UNEP FI | Oliver Wyman
David Carlin leads the TCFD and climate risk program for UNEP- Finance Initiative. He currently is running a pilot for nearly 50 global banks and investors on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and climate governance. He is also a contributor to Forbes, where he writes about climate change and leadership.
Prior to joining UNEP-FI, he worked as a senior manager in Risk and Public Policy for Oliver Wyman Consulting 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.
University of Cambridge
David was one of the early architects of responsible investment in the UK. He was co-founder and CEO of Hermes pioneering Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service. He co-chaired the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative in the run up to the Paris Climate Conference. He was senior non-executive at KPMG. He currently advises Ownership Capital, Sarasin and Aviva.
He was Pembroke Visiting Professor at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, where he remains a Fellow. His books on responsible investment have been influential globally and translated into five languages.
Recently he has led the Climate Accounting Project for the Principles for Responsible Investment, focussing on ensuring that accounting standards reflect the challenge of global warming.
Wespath Benefits & Investments
Dave Zellner is the Chief Investment Officer for Glenview, Illinois-based Wespath Benefits and Investments, an agency of The United Methodist Church (UMC), and Wespath Institutional Investments. Wespath manages $28 billion on behalf of 100,000 active and retired clergy and lay employees of the UMC and over 120 UMC-affiliated institutions. Prior to joining Wespath in 1997, Dave was Senior Vice President and Director of Operations with Investment Research Company, then an investment management affiliate of United Asset Management. Previously, he was Director of Equities for the Shell Oil Company Retirement Funds where he managed two internal investment portfolios.
Dave helped co-author and was one of the original signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment in 2006. He presently is the board chair for FaithInvest, a U.K. based charity. He received his B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University and MBA from the University of Houston.
Dr Nina Seega
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Dr Nina Seega is the Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She leads a broad portfolio of engagements across a variety of sustainable finance themes, including nature-related finance. Nina has worked with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) on the financial impact of disruptive energy transition, collaborated with the South African National Treasury and Banco de Mexico on embedding environmental scenarios into financial risk frameworks, and was the knowledge partner for the G20 Green Finance Study Group in 2016 and 2017. Previously, Nina was the Head of the London Traded Products Desk for Dresdner Kleinwort. In addition to her role at University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Nina is an academic visitor at the Bank of England, as well as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board on Sustainable Finance at the British Standards Institute, the Sustainable Finance Scientific Council at S&P Ratings, and the Board of Directors at the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance.
Nina is a multilingual research director driven by mainstreaming environmental and social considerations into daily financial and corporate decision making. Previously a risk manager with leadership experience in traded credit risk management. Nina has defended her PhD on strategic practices that drive resilience in finance at the University of Cambridge. She also holds an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from University of Cambridge and an MSc in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.
Dr Vian Sharif
Dr Vian Sharif is Head of Sustainability at FNZ. She is part of the team driving the development of innovative technology solutions to catalyse the shift to more sustainable investments, and ultimately a more sustainable world. Prior to this she spent over a decade at global asset manager Investec. As part of a number of governmental and international sustainability advisory groups, she was also a Member of the Taskforce for Nature Related Disclosures Technical Experts Group. She is the co-founder of NatureAlpha,a nature risk metrics platform, and ’Benchmark for Nature’, an Oxford University research project to evaluate the impacts on nature of investment decisions, recognising the gap which currently exists in investor portfolios and metrics.
NN Investment Partners
2019-to date Edith is Head of Fixed Income Solutions and Specialized Fixed Income, which combines the NN General Account Team, the LDI & Rates Team, the Treasury Team and the EMD, Investment Grade Credit, High Yield and Convertible Bond teams at NN Investment Partners. Edith will also focus on Responsible Investing within Fixed Income and is a Member of the Management Team Investments (MTI).
2017-2018 CIO at De Nederlandsche Bank, managing the reserves and own accounts of the Dutch Central Bank.
2009-2017 Manager Sustainability Investing at Robeco, coordinating all sustainability related initiatives and integration in both equities and fixed income and heading the voting and engagement team.
2000-2017 Global CIO Fixed Income, Managing Director, at Robeco, responsible for the fixed income business with AuM of EUR 40 bn, managed by global investment teams invested in a large variety of Fixed Income asset classes using both qualitative and quantitative investment styles.
1989-2000 Team head & Portfolio Manager Fixed Income at Robeco managing the credit team and European government bond team. Responsible for the management of global Fixed Income investment funds and mandates.
MSc in Macro Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1989
European Investment Bank
Elina started her banking career in the Nordea Group in risk management and later on in international banking. She joined the Financial Institutions team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London in 2001 and built a track record in business origination, structuring and execution of financing transactions ranging from senior debt to equity in various countries of EBRD’s operation. Elina moved to Luxembourg and to European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2006 and has since held several positions in the EIB. Before taking up her role as a head of the newly created Climate Office in the Bank’s operations directorate in the beginning of 2020, she lead EIB’s corporate lending team covering eleven markets in central and norther Europe. During her career, Elina has contributed to a number of green financing initiatives involving both public and private sector promoters and including financing of green innovation.
Eric Usher currently heads the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, UNEP FI, a global partnership bringing together the UN with 230 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 work now underway on the establishment of Principles for Responsible Banking. 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, as a member of the Evaluation Council of the French sovereign green bond, as Director for the impact fund REPP Africa and founder of the Seed Capital Assistance Facility.
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. Before joining the UN, Eric was General Manager of a solar rural electrification company based in Morocco.
Green Digital Finance Alliance | Every Action Counts Coalition
As Project Director at Green Digital Finance Alliance (GDFA), Gerrit leads the organisation’s work on the 2021 founded Every Action Counts (EAC) Coalition. EAC is a network of 14 large platforms with combined access to 2.7 billion customers, joined around the pledge to empower 1 billion people globally to shift towards more carbon-efficient and nature-positive lifestyles by 2025. Earlier, Gerrit has been leading the Swiss business of F10, a global incubator & accelerator network for the financial services industry. In this capacity, he initiated a climate fintech focused program, co-authored the Green Fintech Action Plan for the Swiss finance ministry and served as a board member at F10’s investment arm. Prior a banker for 10 years, mostly with ABN AMRO Bank, he became an entrepreneur in 2010, and co-founded, led and worked with – mostly FinTech – start-ups over the past 12 years, and led mobile payment projects at Swisscom. Gerrit holds an MBA from IMD International in Lausanne, and a BBA from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
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 ESG 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.
2° Investing Initiative
Jakob Thomä is one of the leading global experts on sustainable finance and long-term risks. He co-founded the 2° Investing Initiative network in New York and Berlin and serves as Executive Director of 2° Investing Initiative Deutschland.
Jakob led the development of the first methodology in the world to measure the alignment of financial portfolios with climate goals (PACTA). PACTA remains the most widely used alignment methodology in the world, endorsed by a number of governments and financial supervisors to track financial sector alignment. Over 1,000 organizations have used PACTA to conduct portfolio tests to date.
In 2020, Jakob launched the 1in1000 research programme designed to integrate complex and long-term risks into financial supervision and decision-making. As part of the programme, Jakob authored the first COVID-19 stress-test scenarios, informing the regulatory response of supervisors in Europe and the United States to the crisis. His work has also informed the climate stress-test scenario design of major central banks and financial supervisors.
Jakob is Special Research Fellow to the Japanese Financial Services Agency, and previously served as Academic Advisor to the Bank of England and EIOPA. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers. Jakob is also Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he teaches a Green Finance course.
TCS, an S&P Global Company
James McMahon founded The Climate Service with the vision that every economic decision on Earth should incorporate climate change. The company’s risk analytics software as a service gives investors and corporate managers the financial information they need to incorporate climate-related risk into their decisions.
McMahon began his career in global change by studying physics at Harvard University, and atmospheric chemistry at MIT under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Mario Molina.
McMahon went on to accumulate 10 years experience inside a multinational corporation, including managing Coca-Cola’s consumer marketing technology group. He then led three small technology firms as COO and CEO. He served for 6 years as Senior Advisor to the Director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. He was CEO of The Collider – a groundbreaking nonprofit innovation center for climate solutions.
Climate Safe Lending Network
James is a strategist and systems thinker with a background in sustainable finance. He runs the strategy consultancy Re:Pattern and is the Executive Director of the Climate Safe Lending Network. With over 20 years senior management experience, James designs and facilitates learning, development, strategic and innovation programmes to accelerate progress in sustainability sectors worldwide.
James serves as a member of several advisory groups on sustainable finance at a UK, European and international level such as Triodos Bank, Finance Impact Hub, Club of Rome, Regen, Finance Watch, UNEP FI and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking and was one of the founding developers of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking launched in 2019. He’s the author of several reports and papers and speaks regularly on the subject of sustainable business and positive impact finance. James is a tutor with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership for their Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business.
Impact Investing Institute
Jamie Broderick is a deputy chair of the Impact Investing Institute, an independent, non-profit UK organisation that aims to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market. The Institute is supported by the UK’s Government Inclusive Economy Unit, the City of London Corporation, and a number of financial services organisations in the UK.
Jamie was head of UBS Wealth Management in the UK from 2013-2017. Jamie joined UBS after nineteen years at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, latterly as Chief Executive of its European operations. He joined J.P. Morgan in New York in 1993 and moved to London in 1996. He started his financial services career at Wellington Management Company, an independent asset management partnership in Boston. He studied Arabic Linguistics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard College and continued those studies in a Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago.
JS Global Advisory
Jane has over 20 years’ experience supporting businesses in addressing the challenge of climate change, building on expertise in creating global engagement programmes and developing sustainability-driven strategies for long term understanding of risk and opportunity. She established J S Global Advisory Services in 2018 to focus on sustainability and ESG strategy and practice, the energy transition and achieving the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Jane led Grant Thornton LLP’s global Sustainability Advisory Practice, creating corporate engagement programmes & advising on sustainability strategies across sectors.
She is a former Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, was Chair of the Oil & Gas Advisory Group at CDP and led CDP’s engagement with the TCFD supporting the secretariat and corporate members in the development of the recommendations and framework. She has advised the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative and the UK-City of London Green Finance Initiative.
Jane began her career in upstream oil & gas exploration with BP, holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a postgraduate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She writes on sustainability-related topics with articles published in Nikkei/FT, Forbes, Top 1000 Funds, Responsible Investor, Financial Director, Environmental Finance, Business Green, Investor Relations.
She is a Non-Executive Director and co-Chair of Levin Sources, global specialists in responsible mining, has a strategic partnership with international energy research consultancy Wood Mackenzie, and works with Lansons financial communications and reputation management consultancy, supporting on climate-related reputational risk issues. She is on the list of the top 50 women to follow in climate.
As Global Director, Finance in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation (FCI) Global Practice, Jean leads the World Bank’s work to promote the development of sound, stable, sustainable, and inclusive financial systems. His global team of experts works with governments and partners to make financial systems more resilient, to open access to finance for poor and vulnerable people, to support economic activity and to develop financial markets. Their strategy and its implementation emphasize development of digital financial services, addressing climate change and sustainable finance and creating opportunities for women by bolstering their financial inclusion.
Previously, Jean led the World Bank’s Financial Stability and Integrity global team, which assists countries in building and restoring robust and resilient financial systems operating with integrity, transparency and in compliance with international standards and recommendations. He has extensive experience working on financial sector issues, notably in the Middle East and North Africa.
Jessica Smith (BES, MA, MCom finance in progress) joined UNEP FI in August 2020 to lead the ecosystems workstream. For the past 7 years she has directed a consultancy firm undertaking environmental finance project development and evaluation, and leading secretariats for the Equator Principles Association (environmental and social risk in Project Finance for 100+ financial institutions) and the Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (applying IFC performance standard 6 on biodiversity in oil & gas, mining, and finance). Her key areas of interest are mobilising private and blended finance for ecosystems (SDGs 14 and 15) and managing biodiversity-related risks in banking and investment.
Caisse des Dépôts
Joël PROHIN (56) heads the investment management department of Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) within the Asset Management Division. He is responsible for ca. 225 bn€ of AuM, invested in fixed income, equities, real estate, private equity, infrastructures and forestry, mostly managed internally. He manages 5 asset management teams (85 people in staff). He is also member of the French institutional investors association (Af2i) Strategic Committee on behalf of CDC and head of the Responsible investment commission of this association.
Before joining CDC in 2011, Joël was head of investment strategy division in Allianz France. He worked beforehand in ALM, both in the insurance sector (AGF) and in the banking sector (Crédit National).
Joël studied economics, finance and statistics; he graduated in 1988 from ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique) and from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Judson Berkey is a Managing Director in the Chief Sustainability Office at UBS based in Zurich where he has worked since 2003 on global risk, regulatory and compliance topics. He currently focuses on sustainable finance policy and regulation including engagement with policymakers and standard setters. He graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia and is on the board of ECOFACT. He currently chairs the Institute of International Finance Sustainable Finance Working Group and is a member of the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures.
Kaylash Patel is a Senior Principal in the Analytics Product Management team at Qontigo, responsible for key initiatives that include Qontigo’s sustainability-linked analytics.
Kaylash Patel has over 20 years’ experience of delivering trading and risk management solutions across buy and sell-side institutions around the world to meet internal and regulatory requirements.
Previously, as Head of Institutional Business Strategy for EMEA at MSCI, Kaylash led initiatives to provide reporting and pre-trade risk compliance services for Solvency II, UCITS III/IV, AIFMD and MiFiD. Kaylash was also the Market Risk Lead at Refinitiv for the firm’s Fundamental Review of The Trading Book (FRTB) solution suite.
Kaylash began his career assisting in the development of a trading system for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and also helped establish the EMEA presence for a social media-based startup.
Kaylash holds a Master of Physics from University College, Oxford.
Kurt Morriesen is responsible for LGIM’s Investment Stewardship division.
Kurt joined LGIM in 2022 from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where he held the title of Senior Advisor, Sustainable Investment and SDGs. At the UNDP, Kurt was responsible for accelerating and scaling up SDG-aligned investments and ESG strategies targeting emerging markets and supporting asset managers to integrate the UN-SDGs and ESG factors into their investment processes.
Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager of Impact Investments and SDGs at the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), GIZ, and private firms specialised in sustainable investments in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
Kurt holds a Bachelor of Law, a master’s degree in Local Development (focusing on environment and climate change), an MBA by Hult International Business School and programme on negotiation by Harvard University.
Laina Draeger, CFA
Los Angeles Capital Management
Ms. Draeger chairs the Firm’s Responsible Investing Solutions Group, is a principal of the Firm, and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Ms. Draeger works closely with clients globally to ensure their portfolios reflect the investment outlook of Los Angeles Capital’s quantitative model. She also collaborates with the Research team and CIO to help manage research projects, distills portfolio observations to the investment team and clients, and ensures optimal implementation of the Firm’s model in investment strategies. Additionally, she oversees the Firm’s ESG activities utilizing ESG criteria as a tool to improve investment returns, better manage risk and meet client’s unique investment objectives through customized ESG solutions. Ms. Draeger has helped to shape the Firm’s responsible investing, active ownership, and climate policies and leads the effort to thoughtfully integrate ESG within the Firm’s multi-factor framework. Ms. Draeger has served as a panelist on ESG at various investment industry conferences.
Prior to joining Los Angeles Capital, Ms. Draeger started her career as an Analyst in the Investment Management division of First Republic Bank. Ms. Draeger is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA from Boston College where she served as captain of the women’s soccer team.
Laura is a trained lawyer, communicator, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate-adapted future. Through her work at the intersection of climate change law, policy, and financial risk, she has been a respected advisor to leading North American financial institutions, as well as local and international governments. She is a leading voice on the legal imperative to adapt to climate change and the need to bring climate into the core of business considerations.
Laura has been a delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), attending annual COP meetings since 2007. Her journey as a communicator about climate change began in 2008 when she participated in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training program and learned to present the watershed film, “An Inconvenient Truth”.
She is a published author and frequently writes for both academic and business media, contributing to numerous research and policy papers on legal liability related to climate change adaptation, the use of existing legal mechanisms to address climate change, and the role of markets and flexibility mechanisms in driving emissions reductions. As a respected speaker on the move to the low-carbon economy and implications for investors, she has addressed audiences representing over $1 Trillion in assets under management (AUM). In 2015 she co-founded and became CEO of Mantle314, now Manifest Climate, advising large private and public sector clients globally.
Laura started her legal career with a prominent Bay Street law firm before founding the first law firm in Canada focused on climate change in 2009. She has also worked in the strategic research division of the Ontario Ministry of Finance and as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Law and International Relations. She is co-founder of the Climate Change Lawyers Network, a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) committee on Environmental Law, a member of the University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee and sits on the boards of the Clean Air Partnership and Shift Action.
She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Toronto.
Magnus Billing, CEO of Alecta. Alecta provides agreed occupational pensions. Alecta’s assets under management amount to approximately appr USD 130 billion. Alecta is owned by approximately 2,6 million private customers and 35,000 corporate clients.
Magnus Billing was, prior to joining Alecta, CEO, NASDAQ Nordics and Baltic Markets. Within NASDAQ he previously held the position as Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President of NASDAQ Group, Inc., and responsible for legal and market surveillance operations in Europe. Mr. Billing has been working in the financial industry since early 2001. Prior to the merger between NASDAQ and OMX AB (publ), Magnus Billing was the General Counsel of OMX and led the negotiations around the consolidation of the OMX Nordic Exchanges.
Magnus Billing was a member of the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on sustainable finance that the EU Commission appointed and gave the task to come up with recommendations for how to create a sustainable EU financial market. HLEG produced its recommendations in the beginning of 2018 and it created the basis for the EU Commission’s Action Plan published during the Spring of 2018.
Magnus Billing is chairman of the Board of Directors for Stockholm Sustainable Finance Center (a center bridging academic research on sustainable finance to the financial markets and their stakeholders). The center was established and is supported by the Swedish Government, Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm Environment Institute.
Magnus Billing was previously a member of the NASDAQ Listing Committee, secretary of the Board of Directors, NASDAQ Nordic Foundation, and served as director of Federation of European Securities Exchanges, Swedish House of Finance and as an alternate director of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code Board of Directors. He holds a degree in law from Stockholm University.
Marina Petroleka is Global Head of ESG Research in Fitch Ratings’ Sustainable Finance division, based in London. In her role, Marina leads a global team of research analysts undertaking detailed research and credit-relevant analysis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes and cross-sector trends, as well as supporting and providing input for ESG-related research from all Fitch’s different analytical group areas.
Previously Marina was EMEA Regional Credit Officer at the Credit Policy Group, with a focus on Research. Her main responsibilities were leading cross sector, thematic credit research to ensure comprehensive analysis and awareness on major credit risks, across asset classes, but with a focus on Corporates.
Marina joined Fitch Ratings in April 2020 from Fitch Solutions where she was Global Head of Industry Research since 2016.
Previously, she led BMI Research’s Energy and Infrastructure team for nearly a decade. She joined BMI Research (acquired by Fitch Group in 2014) in 2007 as an analyst in the Infrastructure team.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in War Studies, and an M.A. in International Security and Development, both from King’s College, University of London.
Environment Agency Pension Fund
Marion Maloney joined the Environment Agency Pension Fund (England) in 2018 as Head of Responsible Investment & Governance. The Fund has been recognised as a global leader on responsible investment by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and it has won a series of awards for its approach in managing climate risk.
Marion is co-author of a report on on nvestor expectations for managing physical risk, with Kelly Christodoulou of the AustralianSuper Fund for the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.
Previous to joining the Pension Fund, Marion was a senior adviser on climate change and energy issues in the Environment Agency.
Mark Barton is one of the best-known anchors in global business television news.
Mark was was one of five journalists who founded Bloomberg Television’s European operations in London in the mid-1990s. Over the next two decades played an integral role in establishing Bloomberg TV as a global financial and business news network, broadcast in almost half a billion homes in over 70 countries.
Mark anchored all of Bloomberg Television’s prime-time programs over a 23-year career, breaking and analysing the biggest global business, financial market and geopolitical events of the past two decades, including six UK general elections, six US elections, the global financial crisis and Brexit. He also conducted over 20,000 interviews with world leaders, finance ministers, central bankers and chief executives, including Bill Gates, Shimon Peres and Jean-Claude Trichet.
Mark left Bloomberg Television in August 2018 to embark on a new career as a moderator, media trainer and communications & public relations specialist.
He moderates panels on business, tech, financial markets, politics, sport & social issues, and gives coaching sessions to elevate presentation & broadcast interview skills.
Mark is the CEO of FSD Africa. Mark’s early career (1989-2003) was in investment banking in the City of London where he advised growth companies on M&A and capital raising. He has now been involved in financial sector development in Africa for well over a decade.
From 2004-2009 he was CEO of FinMark Trust, based in Johannesburg. He then moved back to London where he became an independent consultant specialising in financial sector development in developing countries, mainly in Africa. He joined CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, as Director of Investment Innovation from 2011-2012 and moved to Nairobi to set up FSD Africa up in December 2012.
Mark has written papers and articles on financial sector development and was commissioning editor for a 2010 book of case studies on financial innovation in Africa – Real Money, New Frontiers. He has an MA in modern languages from Cambridge University.
PensionsEurope is the leading voice for funded pensions in Europe representing 25 European national pension fund associations covering over 110 million Europeans and € 5 trillion of assets.
Matti is a member and was the chair and vice-Chair in 2013-2018 of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group of EU supervisory authority EIOPA, a member of the European Commission’s High Level Group of Experts on Pensions 2018 – 2019 and the chair of the World Pension Alliance 2018 – 2019.
Before joining PensionsEurope in 2011 Matti worked for 11 years for The Finnish Pension Alliance in EU and international affairs, investment policy and legal issues. In 1990’s Matti worked for the Finnish trade unions in collective bargaining, labor law and social policy. In 1986 Matti started his professional career at the Law Drafting Department of the Ministry of Justice in Finland.
Matti has a LLM and an Executive MBA in Insurance and Financial services.
BT Pension Scheme Management
Morten joined BTPSM in September 2018 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the business in its support of the Trustee of the Scheme and its members.
Morten has spent most of his career in financial services. He joined the pensions and investment industry in 2001 and spent over 10 years with the £90bn Danish pension scheme ATP, where he held different senior positions across administration, investments, product and business development. In 2010 he moved to London where he founded and as CEO made NOW: Pensions one of the largest occupational DC providers in the UK.
Dr Jollands is a sustainable energy, climate finance and policy professional with 29 years’ experience leading innovation across multiple sectors and levels of government. He has spent the last 15 years as a climate finance practitioner delivering investment and policy outcomes in 30+ countries. He is currently co-Lead of EBRD Green Cities, the Bank’s flagship EUR3 billion investment programme supporting cities to address their environmental and climate challenges.
Nili Gilbert, CFA, CAIA
Carbon Direct | Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero
Nili Gilbert, CFA, CAIA, is the Vice Chairwoman of Carbon Direct, a leader in scaling carbon management into a global industry through both climate technology investments and client advisory.
She is also Chair of the US$130+ Trillion Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero’s (GFANZ) Advisory Panel of technical experts, as well as a member of its CEO Principals Group. Nili also sits as the Chair of US Policy for the UN-Convened Asset Owner Alliance. In addition to serving as a board member and Chairwoman of the Investment Committees of both the David Rockefeller Fund and the Synergos Institute, she is a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Nili is also a member of the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever. Previously, she was Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Matarin Capital, which became one of the larger women-owned asset managers in the US. She also previously served as a member of the State of California’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Group.
Nili has been a recurring speaker on CNBC and Bloomberg television, among others, and her TED Talk on climate finance has received over 1 million views. She has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, LinkedIn TopVoice in Finance, Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Securities Professionals, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek “One to Watch.” She is a permanent member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.
Nili received her BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was a Toigo Fellow, and she has completed programs in leadership and sustainability at Oxford and Stanford Universities.
Olivier Guersent graduated with distinction from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux” in 1983. He joined the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1984, where he carried out many investigations for the French Competition Authority. He joined the European Commission in 1992, initially with the “Merger Task Force” in the Directorate-General for Competition. Since then, he has alternated between the private offices of a number of European Commissioners (Karel Van Miert, Michel Barnier and Neelie Kroes) and DG Competition (successively Deputy Head of Unit in charge of cartels, Head of Unit in charge of policy and coordination of cases, Head of Unit in charge of merger control, Acting Director “Transport, postal and other services” and, from 2009, Director responsible for the fight against cartels. From 2010 to 2014 he was the head of the private office of Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. Having held the position of Deputy Director-General since July 2014, Olivier Guersent has been Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union from 1 September 2015 to 31 December 2019. As of 1st January 2020 he is the Director General of the Directorate General for Competition. Married and a father of three children, Olivier Guersent is a member of the board of of the non-profit organisation Aremis that provides medical care in the home, primarily to cancer patients in the Brussels area. He is a regular lecturer to postgraduate university students.
Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites
Olivier Rousseau is executive director at Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR), France’s pension reserve fund, where he also chairs the asset manager selection committee. Before joining FRR in 2011, he was attached to the French Embassy in Sweden as an economic advisor, a position he took up after two years on the board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Rousseau began his career at the French Treasury, eventually joining BNP Paribas where he spent 11 years working in international banking and finance in Paris, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney offices. He graduated from the French National School of Administration (ENA) in 1986. He also holds a degree in political sciences and master degrees in law and economics from the University of Aix-en-Provence.
Ophélie holds a Master’s degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences from the ICHEC Brussels Management School and is certified as an independent director. She started her career in 2002 as a consultant for institutional portfolio managers at Pragma Consulting.
As a Responsible Investment strategist, she leads sustainability initiatives, projects and methodologies related to sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) and the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria throughout the investment process. In addition, she is in charge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) actions to ensure the sustainability of DPAM .
Ophélie joined Degroof Petercam in 2005 as Sales and Account Manager and, in 2009, became Macro Strategist within the Fixed Income team. She is also a member of the Group’s Responsible Investment Steering Group, of the Fixed Income Sustainability Advisory Board and of the Voting Advisory Board of the management company.
CDP | Persefoni
Paul Dickinson is the Founder Chair of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the global, gold standard disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Paul is a pioneer and visionary in the carbon management space. He understood early on the powerful role large companies can – and must – play in combating climate change, as well as the influence that investors have on corporate action and disclosure. In addition, Dickinson has served as a member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. Paul is Chair of the Trustees of the NGO ShareAction, as well as a Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland where he has established a program of seminars and retreats now used by the responsible investment community as well as emerging social businesses.
Pietro Bertazzi has