Speakers

To find out more about the leading speakers attending the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020, read some of the industry leader interviews.

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Adrie Heinsbroek

Principal Responsible Investment

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.

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Andrew Dyson

Chief Executive Officer

International Securities Lending Association

Andy joined ISLA in 2013 and took over as Chief Executive in mid-2016. As well as leading the Association’s advocacy efforts with policy makers 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.

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Bethany Gorham

Vice President – Fundraising & Impact Investing

Energy Impact Partners

Ms. Gorham heads global fundraising and impacting investing activities supporting EIP’s European, North American, and Infrastructure platforms. Additionally, she oversees impact measurement and reporting, and GP-LP collaboration on shared ESG priorities. Prior, as Sr. Product Manager at S&P Global Market Intelligence, she oversaw renewable energy and ESG content businesses and served on S&P Global cross divisional ESG Task Force. Earlier, Bethany worked in technical roles at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Laboratory (NREL) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Bethany has a Masters in Environmental Management and Climate Sustainability from Harvard University and a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.

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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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Eric Usher

Head

UNEP FI

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.

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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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Geraldine Ang

Senior Policy Analyst, Green Finance & Investment

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Geraldine Ang works as a senior policy analyst on green finance and investment at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which she joined in 2011. Under the OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment, she has developed several projects to support the global green finance and investment agenda, including on: the role of central banks to address sustainability in the financial system; integrating climate factors in institutional investment; integrating biodiversity factors in business and investment decisions, and mobilising clean energy finance and investment. Geraldine has co-authored multiple OECD reports, such as the OECD report contributed to the G7 Environment in 2019 on Biodiversity: Finance and the Economic and Business Case for Action. She has organised several events on green finance and investment, such as the annual OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment and the High-Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low-Carbon Transition. Prior to joining the OECD, she conducted research on climate mitigation for the Earth Institute. Previously, she worked for Lagardere Active and the French Senate. Geraldine holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s SIPA (2011), and a Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris (2006).

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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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Jacob Michaelsen

Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory

Nordea

Jacob Michaelsen is Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory at Nordea, the largest Nordic bank and leading Debt Capital Market house in the region. Through this role, Jacob is in constant dialogue with investors, issuers and the broader market on all matters related to the Green bond market and sustainable finance more broadly. Prior to working with Green bonds Jacob was a part of the Bond Syndicate team at Nordea where he led the execution of a broad range of new issues.

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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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Katharina Lindmeier

Responsible Investment Manager

Nest Corporation

Katharina works in the Responsible Investment team at Nest where she is responsible for Nest’s approach to climate change risks and opportunities. Prior to joining Nest in 2019 Katharina worked at RPMI Railpen and Aberdeen Standard Investments. Katharina holds an MA in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Edinburgh and is studying towards an MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment at UCL. She is a CFA charterholder.

I would probably talk about our climate aware strategies and can talk about some of the metrics we are exploring to measure the impact of the strategy but can refine that once I’ve got a better idea of how the panel is going to be structured.

 

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Laurent Babikian

Director, Investor Engagement, Europe

CDP

Laurent leads the Investor Engagement team in Europe. Laurent started his career in 1991 working with Bank Indosuez for 10 years. In 2000, he co-founded a start-up incubator and coached entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses before creating his own consultancy company in Brazil, where he became one of the 300 mentors of the NGO Endeavor. Laurent graduated from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, with an Executive MBA in General Management. He also holds an MA in Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine.

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Lisa Eicher

Co-Head, Climate & ESG Solutions

Ortec Finance

Lisa Eichler co-heads Climate & ESG Solutions at Ortec Finance, dedicating her efforts to mainstreaming climate change across the investment decision process by integrating responsible investment data and methodologies into mainstream financial technology and solutions. A particular priority is to innovate on applying advanced modelling and scientific data to integrate quantified risks associated with climate change into standard forward-looking financial scenario sets that drive strategic investment decision-making.

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Luc Olivier

Fund Manager of Echiquier Positive Impact Europe

La Financière de l’Échiquier

Luc Olivier, Fund Manager of Echiquier Positive Impact Europe

A graduate in Finance from EDHEC in 2017, Luc completed several internships as an SRI analyst at EthiFinance and at La Financière de l’Échiquier before joining Exane in London as an equity analyst. In August 2017, he joined La Financière de l’Échiquier’s management team as a financial and SRI analyst. He became manager of Echiquier Positive Impact Europe in 2020.

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Magnus Billing

CEO

Alecta

Magnus Billing is the CEO of Alecta. Alecta provides collectively agreed occupational pensions, and is owned by approximately 2.4 million private customers and 34,000 corporate clients. Alecta’s assets under management amount to approximately USD 90 billion.

In 2016 Mr. Billing was appointed to be member of the European Commissions’ “high-level expert group” on sustainable finance. In January 2018, the group delivered their final recommendations for “a comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance as part of the Capital Markets Union”, which informed the Commissions’ Action plan on Sustainable Finance launched in 2018.

Prior to joining Alecta, Mr. Billing was the CEO of Nasdaq Nordics, and Head of Fixed Income Nordic and Baltic Markets. Within Nasdaq he previously held the position as Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President of Nasdaq Group, Inc.

Mr. Billing has 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.

 

 

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Mardi McBrien

Managing Director

Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Mardi McBrien joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2011 following an eclectic career which has included roles such as President of an International Students Association, public-private partnership management, leading flagship environmental campaigns and projects including for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (and the author Bill Bryson), WWF-UK’s Earth Hour and carbon market policy for UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Mardi is a member of the GRI Stakeholder Council, a trustee of the International Tree Foundation and a founding board member of WOCAN — Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. Mardi holds a double degree in Forestry and Environmental Science from the University of Melbourne and a MSc in Agricultural Economics from SOAS, UCL. In 2013, Mardi was awarded environmental campaigner of the year by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.

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Marie Lassegnore

CFA, Credit Portfolio Manager

La Francaise AM

Marie began her career in 2012 at Crédit Mutuel CIC as a quantitative funds of funds analyst before joining Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2014 where she held the position of portfolio analyst in the Global Fixed Income team. She built the Low Carbon strategies applied to Global and European credit expertises. Marie then joined La Française in 2018 as a credit portfolio manager and set up the carbon impact credit strategy. Marie is a CFA charterholder and holds a bachelor degree in applied mathematics as well as a master’s degree in Management from EM Lyon.

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Martin Spolc

Head of the Sustainable Finance Unit

European Commission

Martin Spolc is the Head of the Sustainable Finance unit in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Services. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of the Capital Markets Union unit, the Economic analysis unit, Deputy Head of the Banking unit and Assistant to the Director General, directly involved in developing the Banking Union and other key projects in the area of financial services aiming at restoring financial stability since the crisis. Before joining the Commission, he had worked at risk management consultancy and the banking sector. He is the holder of the CFA and FRM designations and member of the CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals.

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Martina Macpherson

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Engagement

Moody’s

Martina Macpherson is Senior Vice President, Strategic ESG Engagement & Partnerships, at Moody’s, and President of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. Martina has held a number of ESG leadership roles including Head of ESG Index Products at S&P DJI, Managing Director of Sustainable Investments Partners Ltd. and Vice President of ESG at MSCI.

She has been working in the ESG, index and asset management industry for almost 20 years and has been a member of multiple sustainable finance associations and policy working groups at UK, EU and at an international level.

Currently, Martina is part of the UNGC SDG CFO Taskforce, the European Law Institute’s Sustainable Finance Working Group, CBI’s Transition Bond Technical Expert Group, and Enterprise Data Management’s Working Group on ESG Data and Metrics.

Martina is a visiting fellow in sustainable finance at University of Zurich and Henley Business School. She has an MBA certificate in finance and business from LSBF / UK, and a MA in Law and Human Sciences from University of Frankfurt in Germany. She is a doctoral fellow of the Institute of Certified Risk Management Professionals UK, a fellow member of the ICRS, and an alumni of the German National Academic Foundation.

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Matti Leppälä

CEO

Pensions Europe

PensionsEurope is the leading voice for funded pensions in Europe representing 24 European national pension fund associations covering pensions of more than 110 million Europeans and close to € 5 trillion of assets.

Matti has been the Chair and Vice-Chair in 2013-2018 of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group of EIOPA and a member of the European Commission’s High Level Group of Experts on Pensions 2018 – 2019.

Prior to joining PensionsEurope in 2011 Matti worked for 11 years for The Finnish Pension Alliance. Matti has a LLM and an Executive MBA in Insurance and Financial services.

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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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Morgan Després

Deputy Head of the Financial Stability Department

Banque de France

Morgan Després is Deputy Head of the Financial Stability Department at Banque de France and also serves as the Head of the NGFS Secretariat. He joined the Banque de France in 2005 and served in the Payment and Settlement Systems Department and as deputy Head of the Macroprudential Division.

Other professional experiences include a secondment as Deputy Head of the Financial Stability Unit within the French Treasury Department and some technical assistance missions for the IMF. Morgan holds a MBA from ESSEC business school,  graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and studied at the Harvard Extension School.

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Olivier Rousseau

Executive Director

FRR

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.

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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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Sofiane Belmiloud

Investor Outreach Manager

FAIRR Initiative

Sofiane joined the FAIRR Initiative as Investor Outreach Manager in July 2019 and is responsible for engaging with the capital markets stakeholders to raise awareness about the risks and opportunities in the global protein supply chain. Prior to joining FAIRR, he worked as a Senior Investment Advisor at Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management in Dubai where he was responsible for advising family office and institutional clients on their strategic multi-asset investment allocations. Sofiane also has eight years of additional financial market experience as an FX Portfolio Manager for a Swiss private bank and in Interest Rate Derivatives Sales for BNP Paribas.

Sofiane holds an MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

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Sonja Gibbs

Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance Global Policy Initiatives

Institute of International Finance (IIF)

Sonja’s research work covers global debt and sovereign debt policy issues, financial stability risks, sustainable finance, and capital markets development in emerging and frontier markets. She oversees the IIF’s Weekly Insight, which offers a concise perspective on global financial markets in the context of topical economic and political developments, and the quarterly Global Debt Monitor, which looks across mature and emerging economies for debt-related vulnerabilities such as the rapid buildup in EM corporate debt levels. Sonja leads IIF policy work on sustainable finance and infrastructure investment, including advocacy and liaison efforts vis-à-vis the G20, the multilaterals and the international regulatory community.

Sonja has spent over 20 years in banking and financial markets, most recently with Nomura International in London, where she was Chief Equity Strategist. Previously she was Head of East European Economics and Senior European Bond Analyst, also for Nomura. Earlier positions included stints as a U.S. economist and bank credit analyst in New York and Los Angeles. She has taught undergraduate microeconomics at U.C. Berkeley, and spent several years with the Berkeley-Stanford Program on Soviet International Behavior. Sonja’s work is widely cited in the financial press, including Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times; she is a regular speaker at industry conferences and a frequent commentator for financial television and radio.

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Stephen Nolan

Managing Director

UNEP Financial Centres for Sustainability

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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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Tonia Plakhotniuk

Associate Director, Policy Division

Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

Tonia Plakhotniuk is an Associate Director at the Policy Division of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), representing the pan-European wholesale capital markets industry. Tonia leads AFME’s work programmes in Sustainable Finance and Financial Reporting helping to bring industry insights into the development of European policy in these thematic areas.

In the past, being a Certified Public Accountant in the US, Tonia worked for large public accounting and consulting firms for more than 8 years. She managed a wide spectrum of external assurance and consulting projects across both emerging and developed markets and is specialising primarily in banking and capital markets sector.

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Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen

Chief Investment Officer

NN Investment Partners

Valentijn is Chief Investment Officer of NN Investment Partners and chairman of the Management Team Investments (MTI)

Valentijn has over 18 years of experience working in financial markets. Valentijn is also chair of NNIP’s Tactical Asset Allocation committee and the firm’s key spokesperson on the macro and market outlook. Therefore, he appears frequently at client events, seminars and in financial news media like CNN, CNBC, RTLZ, NOS, BNR, Bloomberg and Reuters or journals like the FT, FD, IPE, and other newswires and social media channels.

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Véronique Menou

Executive Director, Head of ESG Indexes EMEA

MSCI

As Head of ESG Indexes for EMEA, Véronique Menou focuses on MSCI ESG index product strategy and development. As part of her role, she engages with leading investors and product providers in EMEA in order to establish their needs as they seek to integrate ESG into their investment process. Véronique has been selected as a member of the European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. For the past six years, she was responsible for the methodologies behind MSCI ESG Indexes.

Véronique started her career as an ESG research analyst with Innovest in Paris in 2004 and then moved to Toronto where she was the sector leader for the healthcare industry and the project manager for the first Access to Medicines Index. She then joined the SRI research team at Natixis Asset Management in Paris where she was the lead analyst for the energy and healthcare sectors.

Véronique holds a master degree in international affairs from Bordeaux School of Management.

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Vincent Triesschijn

Director Sustainable Investing

ABN AMRO

Vincent Triesschijn is Director Sustainable Investing at ABN AMRO, working on sustainable investments, sustainability (ESG) integration and corporate engagement. Vincent works in the investment industry since 2006, previously at UBS, J.P. Morgan and Kempen & Co on (sustainable) equity and debt related mandates. He studied Sustainability at the University of Cambridge and is author of ‘Aligning Sustainability with Investment Objectives’. Next to his professional activities, Vincent is a coach for (social) start-up enterprises, Advisory Board Member for ‘Bridges for Enterprise’ (a society of the University of Cambridge) and ‘Net Impact’ (next-generation leaders in Amsterdam that focus to make a positive impact).

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Wolfgang Kuhn

Director of Financial Sector Strategy

ShareAction

Wolfgang Kuhn is Director of Financial Sector Strategy at ShareAction with 20 years’ experience in fixed income markets. He has been on a quest for the right approach to sustainable investment since 2006.

His most recent role was that of Head of Pan-European Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management, managing European credit and macro teams. Previously, he worked for UBS, Deutsche Asset Management and DG Bank.

Wolfgang graduated from Technical University of Berlin, having also studied at University of Wisconsin and University of Freiburg. Wolfgang is a CFA Charterholder, a Certfied EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA) and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

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