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

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.

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

Before joining the world of capital markets, Andy worked in commercial and corporate finance banking
including aerospace finance.

Andrew Steel

Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance

Fitch Ratings

Andrew has over 30 years of experience as a global risk and finance specialist and was recently appointed to lead a new cross sector global team to develop and expand Fitch’s analysis of ESG and sustainable finance. Andrew is responsible for developing Fitch’s sustainable finance strategy, both within the ratings business and across the broader Fitch group, by determining investor and banker needs, and driving the development of new teams to provide products and services for this rapidly growing area. Initially the sustainable finance team is based in London, New York and Beijing, but will expand in size, scope and location dependent on identified constituent needs.

Andrew has held several senior management roles within Fitch over the last 14 years. In Europe from 2004 to 2010 he ran the energy, utilities, project finance and regulated transportation analytical groups. From 2010 to 2017 he was based in Singapore and led the development of Fitch’s Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings Group. Then on his return to Europe in 2017 he was regional head of Fitch’s EMEA Corporate Ratings Group, and also successfully ran a global executive project to transform and improve Fitch’s overseas office network.
From 2000 to 2004, Andrew was head of ABN Amro’s structured industry finance, power and utilities group for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also previously worked for Edison Capital Europe as a private equity investment director in infrastructure, for the energy company PowerGen plc (now EON) as a senior project finance manager, and in the banking sector as a mezzanine, leveraged buy-out and cross-border M&A lender and advisor.

From 2006-2010 Andrew actively assisted the United Nation’s Economic Council for Europe advising on energy and risk issues, and was a member of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Sustainable Energy Developments. Andrew speaks regularly at conferences and forums on a wide range of risk based issues. He is currently a trustee of the Great Ormand Street Hospital based children’s charity CLEFT.
Andrew graduated with a BSc Hons in Psychology from Bristol University in 1989, and has a postgraduate diploma from INSEAD business school (CGEM 2016).

Anne-Claire Roux

Managing Director

Finance for Tomorrow

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Iggo

Chief Investment Officer for Core Investments


  • Chris was the Chief Investment Officer for AXA IM’s fixed income department, as well as Head of Active Fixed Income in Europe and Asia. In this role, Chris oversaw the investment process globally and was responsible for the management of all active teams in Europe and Asia, including the performance and strategy / fund development.
  • Chris initially joined AXA IM as a Senior Strategist before his appointment as Fixed Income CIO in 2008. He assumed additional responsibility of the European and Asian Fixed Income divisions in 2014.
  • Prior to joining AXA IM, Chris spent five years as Head of Strategy at Cazenove Fund Management. Before that, he spent four years at Barclays Capital, first as Chief US Economist (in New York) and then as Chief European Economist. Previously, he spent seven years at Chase Manhattan Bank in London and New York as an Economist and Foreign Exchange Strategist.
  • Chris holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of London.

Christopher Perceval

Director, EMEA

Trucost (part of S&P Global Market Intelligence)

Chris Perceval is Head of Business Development EMEA at Trucost, part of S&P Global.  Chris has two decades of experience in the private and public sectors, building solutions in climate finance, business & biodiversity, and the sustainable development goals.  His team within S&P Global’s Market Intelligence division delivers essential intelligence on climate change risks and opportunities to leading and innovative financial institutions – enabling them to accelerate progress in the world.

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.

Eric Usher



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.

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.

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).

Gwen Yu

Head of Engagement Transformation

BNP Paribis

As Head of Engagement Transformation at BNP Paribas, Gwen leads projects to accelerate sustainable finance business origination, as well as employee engagement and upskilling on sustainability. Her experience with BNP Paribas includes strategic planning in its Corporate Institutional Banking, and other Group functions.

Prior to BNP Paribas, she advised companies on market entry strategies, joint venture partnerships, corporate philanthropy, government relations, valuation, and transfer pricing with firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Edelman and Deloitte & Touche. Her clients included companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, industrials, automotive, real estate and technology. Her experience spans three continents, in Europe, North America, and Asia. She speaks 5 languages and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Javier Peñalva Ercilla


Clarity AI

Javier Peñalva (San Sebastian, 1988) leads Business Development at Clarity AI, where he is in charge of the company’s go-to-market Strategy and execution. He also plays a critical role in supporting the CEO in the company’s fundraising strategy and execution.

Before joining Clarity AI, Javier was a Sr. Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he joined in 2011. He was specialized in Financial Services, specifically in European Private banking and Asset Management, serving clients worldwide with a particular focus on Digital Strategy throughout the last years. Javier was also part of the Iberian Financial Services Group and an affiliate in McKinsey’s Wealth and Asset Management Practice. During his time at McKinsey, Javier also spent some time as the Manager of Generation, McKinsey’s non-profit organization, founded to fight against youth unemployment throughout the world.

Javier graduated in Industrial Engineering (MsC) between Spain (University of Navarra) and Australia (University of New South Wales), and he holds a Master’s in Business Administration with Distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he specialized in Finance and Corporate Finance.


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.

Johanna Raynal

Director of ESG & Impact


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.

Juliane Hilf


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Juliane is joint head of the technologies/new infrastructure subgroup of the firm’s low carbon energy group.

As new technologies emerge, so does the need to regulate them. Her specialism in environmental and technology law places her at the forefront of issues like regulating infrastructure for charging electric cars and smart grids.

Liberalisation can raise questions too, and Juliane’s regulatory law expertise means she is well-placed to advise on gaming law.

As the firm’s global environment partner, Juliane is responsible for reducing the firm’s impact on the environment. She has also been a member of the firm’s Partnership Council and is country partner for Israel.

Karen Degouve

Head of Sustainable Business Development


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.


Luca de Lorenzo

Head of Sustainability and Mandate

Nordic Investment Bank

Luca has over 15 years of experience in the energy sector and sustainable finance, and is currently heading the sustainability team at the Nordic Investment Bank. The unit is responsible for the assessment of all loan projects for their potential productivity gains and environmental benefits, the two pillars representing the mandate of the bank. Luca continues to drive the sustainability agenda within the bank, ensuring that sustainability and mandate are at the core of the bank’s operations. Previously Luca has started up the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre with the aim to promote research and innovation in green finance and has worked with corporate clients on business strategy and sustainability while at the Boston Consulting Group.

Magnus Billing



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.

Mamadou-abou Sarr

Director of Product Development & Sustainable Investing Product Management Group

Northern Trust Asset Management

Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Director of Product Development & Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for driving innovation and product development across our array of asset class capabilities. Mamadou leads teams of asset class and sustainable investing product managers. He serves on the firm’s ESG Council, Business Leadership Council and is also a member of the Executive Corporate Social Responsibility Council and the proxy voting committee.

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.

Martin Jonasson

General Counsel


Martin Jonasson is General Counsel and a member of the Executive Management team at Andra AP-fonden (AP2).

In his role at AP2 Martin is responsible for legal, tax and compliance and is also part of AP2s corporate governance team overlooking governance issues globally. Martin regularly serves as a member, including in the role as chairman, of Nomination Committees in publicly listed Swedish companies. Prior to joining AP2 in 2001, Martin held similar positions in the Volvo Group, including that of General Counsel for Volvo East Asia based in Singapore and Volvo Financial Services. Whilst at Volvo, Martin served as a director on the boards of several group companies.

Martin holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Lund.

Matti Leppälä


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.

Mike Tyrrell

Sustainable Investment Forum 2019 Chair


Mike Tyrrell has been an SRI analyst for the past 20 years – on the ‘buy-side’ at Jupiter Asset Management, then on the ‘sell-side’ at HSBC Global Equities where he established the first SRI research on the ‘sell-side’ and then at Citi Investment Research.

Mike is a strong believer in rigorous sustainability analysis conducted by intelligent individuals embedded within ‘mainstream’ investment institutions and in active and constructive dialogue between investors, companies and independent experts. When executed effectively these lead to better investment outcomes and a more sustainable society.

Mike is the Editor of SRI-CONNECT which is an online platform that facilitates the flow of research and discussion between analysts and enables efficient communications between investors and companies on sustainability themes.

For Mike, SRI-CONNECT is an opportunity to use the emerging capabilities of social media to empower these analysts, investors, CSR managers and IR directors such that, by improving the efficiency of communications between them, sustainability analysis can be embedded as a core component of investment research and capital allocation.

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.

Olivier Rousseau

Executive Director


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.

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.

Peter Uhlenbruch

Joint Head - Financial Sector Research & Standards


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

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

Robert Priester

Chief European Representative & Regulatory Counsel

Institute of International Finance

Robert Priester joined the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in September 2017 as Chief European Representative and Regulatory Counsel in the newly opened Brussels IIF office.

Before joining the IIF, Robert was Deputy Chief Executive of the European Banking Federation, having joined the EBF in 2005 as Head of Legal Department before becoming Executive Director of the Wholesale and Regulatory Policy Department in 2007 and finally Deputy Chief Executive in October 2013. Robert has been a member of the ECB’s Bond Market Contact Group (2013) and a member of EBA’s Banking Stakeholder Group (2014-2016). Robert holds a degree in International and European Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Before joining the EBF in 2005, Robert held various positions at the European Fund and Asset Management Association for five years and at Insurance Europe for six years. He started his lobby career in Brussels at the European Savings Banks Group in 1991. Robert is a Dutch national.

Sasja Beslik

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance

JSS Asset Management

Sasja Beslik is a Swedish and international financial expert known for promoting financial sustainability across the world. He has been employed by J. Safra Sarasin since 2019. Beslik won the Swedish Banking Profile of the Year award in 2016.

In 2013, he received the H. M. The King’s Medal, 8th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for outstanding contributions within Swedish environmental and sustainability development within financial sector

He was chosen as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos in 2011.

Stars Fund, the Nordea sustainable fund launched by Beslik in 2011, was chosen as Sweden’s best overall equity fund in 2017. It was the first sustainable fund to receive the award

His work for Nordea started in 2009, when he became head of responsible investments and corporate governance. He was named CEO of Nordea Investment Funds Sweden in 2011 and head of responsible investments and identity at Nordea Asset Management in 2013. Finally, at the beginning of 2017, Nordea placed Beslik at the head of a new unit, Sustainable Finance, tasked with implementing the decisions made by the company’s corporate responsibility unit.

He is the author of the book “Guld och gröna skogar” (2019).

Simon Messenger


2° Investing Initiative

Simon joined the 2° Investing Initiative in September 2018 and is Director of its Paris and London offices. He is based in Paris and provides leadership and oversight to a range of technical and policy programs, as well as heading up the 2°ii corporate and investor engagement.

Previously, Simon was the Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) in London. Before that, he was Head of Consulting at the UK’s Energy Saving Trust, and a management / sustainability consultant for PwC and Deloitte.

Simon holds an MSc Ecological Economics (Distinction) and a BSc (Hons) Environmental Geoscience (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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.

Sonia Fasolo

Fund Manager & Head of SRI

La Financiere de l’Echiquier (LFDE)

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

Stephen Nolan

Managing Director

UNEP Financial Centres for Sustainability

Sundip Jadeja

Technical Manager


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.

Terry McCallion

Director, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change


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.

Tom Tayler

Senior Legal Counsel

Aviva Investors

Tom Tayler is Senior Legal Counsel at Aviva Investors. His work focuses on UK authorised collective investment funds, as well as supporting the responsible investment team and working as part of the Aviva public policy team that engages with law-makers on sustainability issues. Tom has supported Aviva Investors’ involvement in the EU High Level Expert Group and subsequent response to the EU Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan, the UK Green Finance Task Force, and Aviva’s TCFD disclosures. He has a particular interest in investor and fiduciary duties, and is a member of the Reference Group for the UNPRI/UNEPFI Legal Framework for Impact Project.

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.

Véronique Menou

Executive Director, Head of ESG Indexes EMEA


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.

Will Martindale

Director of Policy and Research


Will Martindale is Director of Policy and Research at PRI, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. Will leads PRI’s global regulatory affairs and public policy programme, the flagship fiduciary duty project jointly with UNEP FI and the implementation of PRI’s sustainable financial system activities in national policy reform. Will has a background in banking, joining JPMorgan’s graduate programme in June 2004. In September 2010, Will joined French bank, BNP Paribas, as a business manager for their credit trading desk. Will holds a MSC in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a BSC in Maths from King’s College London.

Willem John Keogh

Managing Director & Head of ESG


Willemijn Verdegaal

Co-head Climate and ESG Solutions

Ortec Finance

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

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