Adriana Cruz Felix
Head of Sustainable Finance Research
V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s
Adriana Cruz Felix, Head of Sustainable Finance Research, V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s. Adriana has been involved in the sustainable development sector for almost a decade. During the past four years, she has focused on ESG Analysis and on the contribution of Sustainability Bonds and Loans to environmental and social objectives. In her current role, she oversees the Agency’s services related to the production of Second Party Opinions, these are independent/external reviews on the contribution of green/social/sustainable/sustainability-linked transactions to sustainable development and on their alignment with market standards. Past experiences include the Green Climate Fund and RARE a non-profit environmental organization. Adriana has a Master in Environmental Policy from Science Po Paris, France and a Bachelor in International Affairs from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico.
Chief Sustainability Officer
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.
Head of European Large Cap SRI and Impact
A graduate of the EDHEC Business School, Adrien Bommelaer began his career in 1997 as a sell-side analyst in London at Credit Suisse. In 2005, he became an analyst for the hardware and semiconductor sector. In 2012 he became a member of the global portfolio management team of Alliance Trust Investments before joining the Sustainability Investment Team. In 2016 he became the co-manager for global funds. Adrien was appointed partner at Lion Trust asset management when it acquired ATI. In 2017 he joined La Financière de l’Echiquier as co-manager of Echiquier Major SRI Growth Europe. Today Adrien heads the SRI European Large Cap and Impact team.
Senior Lead, Sustainability Reporting & Policy
Chief Executive Officer
The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)
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.
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance
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).
Angeles Toledo Rodriguez
Triodos Investment Management
Angeles Toledo is Fund Manager of Triodos Groenfonds since January 2018 and has over 15 years of experience in the financial sector. She has fulfilled several positions, with a focus on fixed income, private equity and investments in developing countries. She has worked at ACTIAM as fund/portfolio manager of the ASN Groenprojectenfonds. Angeles holds a Master in International Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.
Associate Director at Guidehouse & Program Manager
Angélica Afanador is Associate Director at Guidehouse advising financial institutions on their transition 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 15 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 science-based targets 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.
Vice President & Senior Analyst
Anna Zubets-Anderson is a Vice President – ESG Analyst at Moody’s ESG Solutions Group. Anna’s work is focused on establishing thought leadership in sustainable finance markets. Anna supports the development of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research at Moody’s and represents the firm at conferences and in conversations with investors, media, standard setters and the academic community.
Prior to her current role, Anna served on the green bonds team and was a member of Moody’s Global ESG Working Group, focused on exploring how ESG risks impact the global credit markets. After joining Moody’s in 2009, she spent several years covering a portfolio of companies within basic industries.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Anna was an accounting litigation consultant at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP and worked at KPMG LLP as an audit manager and a member of their International Standards Group in London, UK. Anna is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. She is fluent in Russian and English.
Anne Marie Fleurbaaij
Cambridge University Endowment Fund
Anne Marie joined the Cambridge University Endowment Fund as the Managing Director, Marketable Assets, in 2020. Previously, she was with GIC, a sovereign wealth fund, where she spent 12 years as a Senior Vice President and Global Equities Portfolio Manager. Prior to GIC, she was with Morgan Stanley, where she worked for seven years as an equities Portfolio Manager and an Equity Research Analyst. She also spent seven years with Deloitte & Touche in the US and UK. She earned her MBA from London Business School and her Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honors and Distinction) from the University of California at Berkeley. Anne Marie is a non-executive director of the Investor Forum, a CIC set up to facilitate engagement and long-term capital stewardship, and a co-founder of the charity Girls Are Investors (GAIN), which encourages young women to consider investing as a career.
Co-Lead Portfolio Manager
NN Investment Partners
Annemieke Coldeweijer is Co-Lead Portfolio Manager of the Sustainable Credit Strategy within the Specialised Fixed Income team of NN Investment Partners. She has been with NN Investment Partners since 2006, working as a Portfolio Manager in various Fixed Income Asset Classes, among which Securitised Investments and Emerging Markets Corporate Debt.
EMEA Stress Testing Practice Leader
Carine Smith Ihenacho
Chief Governance & Compliance Officer
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).
Head of Department, Climate & Small Mutuals Division
Bank of England
Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE)
A former graduate in Maths (Ecole Normale Supérieure) and Political Sciences (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris), Claire Tutenuit is an Ingénieur au Corps des Mines.
As such she started her career in the Ministry of Industry in 1982. She joined business in 1987, first in the sector of environment (Compagnie Générale des Eaux, now Veolia) and later in the aerospace sector (Matra, now Airbus), where she spent 10 years with business development and strategy responsibilities. Since 2001 she has been an independent consultant in strategy, organisation and environment in these same sectors.
She has been the Délégué Général of Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE) since the end of 2005. The French partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), EpE is a think tank of some 40 companies that share the vision of environment as a source of progress and opportunities, and work together to better take it into account in their management and strategies. Claire Tutenuit has written a book and various articles; she is a member of the Board of Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme, of Ineris and of GRDF.
TCFD Programme Lead
Head of EMEA Sales
Having joined TT in 2007 David now heads up TT’s sales and client servicing efforts across EMEA. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in Politics and Modern History before completing a MA at SOAS in Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Divya Nawale is a young environmentalist and Arctic Angel from India, who has travelled twice to Antarctica with UN Goodwill Ambassador Robert Swan OBE, and shared stage with Nobel Prize Laureate Al Gore talking about her quest for climate action. By the age of 27, she had been to all 7 continents and has been working for the last 10 years on global projects pursuing her passion to champion clean energy initiatives for sustainable development. She was also chosen as an Arctic Youth Fellow in 2017 and spoke at the Arctic Circle Assembly, Iceland.
Dr Helena Wright
Dr. Helena Wright is Policy Director at the FAIRR Initiative based in London, where she focuses on policy solutions related to the risks and opportunities surrounding intensive animal agriculture. Helena’s work focuses on engaging with governments, regulators, industry bodies and investors to promote greater understanding of the ESG risks surrounding intensive animal agriculture and build increased engagement around sustainable policies and business practices. Her previous experience includes working as a Vice President at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), working at think tank E3G on sustainable finance, as well as working as a negotiator for the UK Government. She holds a PhD from Imperial College London.
Dr. Jens Hirsch
Domain Expert Sustainability
Dr. Jens Hirsch is Domain Expert Sustainability at BuildingMinds and substantially responsible for the development of integrated decarbonization and digitalization strategies for real estate portfolios. Before he joined BuildingMinds, Jens lead the EU research project „CRREM Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor“ which translates required emission targets of the Paris Agreement into concrete decarbonization pathways for real estate.
Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi
Director of Climate Change &Emerging Environmental Risks
The Geneva Association (GA)
Over the last 20 years, Maryam’s careers has spanned working in senior executive and advisory roles in the industry, government and the United Nations. She has led, drove, influenced, and managed transformative multi-stakeholder climate risk initiatives in the private and public sectors, with global impact to scale up transitioning to a resilient low-carbon economy. In 2020, Maryam was included in a list of those ‘Most Influential on Climate Change’ produced by InsuranceERM and was chosen among top 100 global influencers on ‘Resilience’, by The Leaders’ Magazine.
Currently, she is the Director of Climate Change and Emerging Environmental Risks at The Geneva Association (GA), an international strategy think tank. She is working with group CEOs and the C-Suite teams of the largest global insurance companies, leading strategic industry-level initiatives to boost insurance industry’s contributions as risk managers and investors to transitioning to resilience net zero economy. She leads the industry-led Task Force on Climate Risk Assessment to advance sector-specific decision-useful climate risk assessment methodologies, linked to TCFD; initiated and is leading projects on climate litigation risk; technologies for disrupting economic sectors’ business models and environmental risks associated with the transitioning. She works at the forefront of innovative public-private solutions for strengthening and investing in resilience green critical infrastructure, and peril specific risk management in both mature and emerging economies.
From 2004 to 2014 Maryam was the Chief of International Disaster Risk Reduction Program at the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, where she headed up and built an international program and worked with 40+ governments to develop climate and disaster risk management national capacities. She also developed the initial concept national climate data services to enable access to publicly-funded, climate data and modelling for decision-making in the private sector.
In 1997, Maryam founded and served as the CEO of the first climate risk analytics and research firm, Climate Risk Solutions Inc., headquartered in Boston, MA, where she delivered innovative climate-risk assessment and risk management solutions to companies in the energy, agriculture and financial sectors and the US government.
Maryam serves on a number of executive and advisory boards in the public and private sectors and multi-lateral organizations. She mentors high-tech start-ups with climate change and risk focus. She has authored numerous internationally referenced reports and a book “Partnerships in Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems” (Springer-Verlag 2012).
She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Applied Physics and a PhD in Physical Oceanography from Harvard University and worked a senior research fellow at the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Ron Dembo
Founder & CEO
Dr. Ron Dembo is one the world’s leading authorities in risk management. He has had a distinguished teaching and research career at Yale University and as a visiting professor at MIT. He is also the Founder and CEO of several successful firms, including Algorithmics Incorporated, providing risk management solutions to 70% of the world’s top hundred banks, and Zerofootprint, providing innovative solutions for offsets and carbon reduction to over 250 large firms.
Dr. Dembo’s latest venture, Riskthinking.AI, leverages his expertise in risk management, algorithms and carbon to tackle one of the biggest hurdles facing companies today: measuring climate-related financial risk. Riskthinking.AI’s unique, algorithmically-generated, science-based, multi-factor scenarios, reveal the distribution of risks facing physical and investment assets, consistently across transition risk scenarios.
Dr. Dembo has published extensively in peer reviewed scientific publications and received many patents and awards for his research. In 2007, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus, Waterloo University, and as a Lifetime Fellow at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.
Head of Fixed Income Solutions & Responsible Investing
NN Investment Partners
As of January 2019, Edith Siermann joined NN Investment Partner as Head of Fixed Income Solutions & Responsible Investing. She is part of the Management Team Investments and adds additional focus on responsible investing within Fixed Income.
She has more than 25 years of asset management industry experience and joined from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank, where she fulfilled the role of Chief Investment Officer. In that capacity, Edith was responsible for managing the central bank reserves, invested in both fixed income and equities and was member of DNB’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee, responsible for the integration of sustainability within the central bank’s core activities.
Prior to this, Edith was Global Chief Investment Officer Fixed Income and Managing Director at Robeco, where she successfully developed both quantitative and qualitative Fixed Income products and business in a broad range of fixed income asset classes. Additionally, she coordinated Robeco’s responsible investing activities and headed the Governance and Active Ownership team. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Head of Climate Office Operations
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.
Executive Director for Methods & Innovation
V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s
Emilie Béral is the Executive Director of Methods, Innovation & Quality for Vigeo Eiris. Emilie has over 15 years’ experience in ESG, leading ESG analyst teams for more than 13 years, driving the expansion of global research operations, supporting research activities and the development of new products and methodologies. As a former Executive Director of Issuers markets, Emilie has been supporting the development of sustainable finance solutions for issuers (green, social, sustainability bonds, sustainability linked bonds and loans). Emilie sits as a member of the Board of Finance for Tomorrow, of the Advisory Board of Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network, and is a member of the EFRAG Project Task Force on reporting of non-financial risks and opportunities and linkage to the business model.
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.
Erick started his career in the Savings and Loans industry in the US in ALM & Interest rate risk management positions at both company and regulatory responsibility levels and then moved on to BNP Group headquarters to set up the ALM function and implement new Group ALM organization and process. Late 1998 Erick switched to the insurance sector as Head of Asset Allocation for AXA France and occupied several investment related positions up to his present responsibilities covering AXA International and New Market investments practices and leading the implementation of the Responsible Investment initiatives for AXA Group.
Erick has earned a Bachelor of Science Finance at California State University Fresno, CA (1983) and a Master of Science Finance from Texas Tech University, Tx (1985)
Since 2006, Eva Halvarsson has acted as the CEO of the Second Swedish National Pension Fund — AP2. She heads up an organization with more than SEK 345 billion (approx. USD 43 billion) under management in virtually every asset class, and one that is active in all parts of the world; AP2 is one of northern Europe’s largest pension funds.
Ms. Halvarsson began her career as an accountant, progressing to the point that before joining AP2, she spent ten years working for the Swedish Government where she was responsible for the governance and management of the large and extensive portfolio of state owned companies.
Eva Halvarsson has had a distinguished and varied leadership career. She took part in the working group that put into effect the Swedish Corporate Governance Code in 2004. She also spent several years, serving on the Swedish Corporate Governance Board. Eva has been a board member of several large companies and has chaired the nomination committees of some of Sweden’s largest listed companies. She recently left after serving for ten years as the Deputy Chairperson of the board of the University of Gothenburg.
Presently, she is board member of the UN-PRI (the United Nation´s Principles for Responsible Investments), Vasakronan (the largest real estate company in Sweden), The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development and The Royal Swedish Opera. In addition, she serves on the advisory board of the Women Entrepreneur´s Opportunity Facility, the first-ever global finance facility dedicated exclusively to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises.
Eva Halvarsson was born in 1962 and holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
Head of Indices Department
Fabrice Rahmouni joined Euronext as Head of the Index department in March 2013. He is responsible for leading and driving the innovation for Euronext’s portfolio of Blue-Chip and ESG Indexes. Graduating with a DEA in Econometrics from Paris X University, Fabrice Rahmouni began his career in 2000 at BNP Paribas Equities, where he joined the market strategy team as an analyst. In 2005 he joined the research and strategy team at BNP Paribas Arbitrage, specifically taking charge of the development of research on Future and Options and in 2008, he joined the “Delta one” trading team of BNP Paribas CIB where he was responsible for the development of quantitative index research.
Senior Policy Analyst, Green Finance & Investment
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).
Director of Sustainable Finance Guidehouse & Executive Director of the PCAF Secretariat
Giel Linthorst is Director of Sustainable Finance at Guidehouse Consulting Inc. and Executive Director of the PCAF Secretariat. As head of PCAF Secretariat, he and his team support the initiative to develop the first-ever Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry, marked with the official “Built on GHG Protocol”-mark. Next to this, he and his team provide technical support to the PCAF participants to apply this standard and report on their financed emissions of their loans and investment portfolios. Measuring financed emissions is the foundation to set targets, perform scenario analysis, assess climate-related transition risks and to enable transparency and accountability of the financial sector. Next to this, Giel Linthorst is the lead expert, acting as technical partner to CDP, WRI and WWF, in the development of the science-based targets framework in order to align a financial portfolio with the Paris Agreement. Building on his leading expertise, Giel Linthorst has supported various financial institutions on GHG accounting of their loans and investments, developing climate strategy, performing scenario analysis and climate risk assessment.
Executive Director, Core Equity Research
Guido Giese is an Executive Director in MSCI’s Core Equity Research team, where he is responsible for applied research and thought leadership in key areas such as ESG integration, impact investing and factor investing.
Prior to joining MSCI, Guido was responsible for the sustainability index solutions business at RobecoSAM, following his tenure as Head of Research and Development at index provider STOXX Ltd, where he was responsible for developing new index solutions. He has more than 20 years’ experience in research and product development in the asset management industry.
Guido holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and has authored numerous articles in international journals for quantitative finance and risk management.
Head of investor relations and sustainable finance
The World Bank
Heike Reichelt is Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance at the World Bank Treasury. The World Bank Treasury manages the funding programs for the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), and the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). Her team is responsible for managing relationships with bond investors, rating agencies and the financial media, and developing new bond products. These include products to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change mitigation and adaptation – like World Bank Green Bonds and World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds. Heike also manages outreach to the sustainable and impact investing community and works with other issuers and market participants to encourage the growth of sustainable capital markets focused on making a long-term positive social and environmental impact through integration of environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) in investment decisions. She has 20+ years of experience in finance – including as an engagement manager for the World Bank Treasury’s Reserves Advisory Management Program for central banks and in the areas of export finance and capital markets, during her career at KfW, the largest German development bank. Heike was recognized for her role in building sustainable capital markets as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Joan Bavaria Award.
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Head of Quantitative and Index Management
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Isabelle Bourcier is Head of Quantitative and Index Management at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Appointed to lead a team that includes close to 50 staff based in Paris, Munich and Milan, she supervises various areas of expertise (portfolio management, structuring, sales and marketing). BNP Paribas Asset Management’s quantitative and index management offers a wide range of market access (ETFs/funds/index mandates) and smart beta solutions (single and multi-factor strategies) covering various asset classes.
Isabelle has 25 years of experience in Finance. She Joined BNP Paribas Asset Management in 2016. From 2011 to 2015, Isabelle was Managing Director, head of Business Development at Ossiam. From 2000 to 2010, she was Global Head of the ETF business at Lyxor Asset Management, a subsidiary of Société Générale. Isabelle is a member of the board of Women in ETFs for Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) region. She holds a master’s in International Management from the Institut Supérieur Européen de Gestion business school.
Senior Portfolio Manager, Impact Equity
NN Investment Partners
Head of Institutional and Corporate Clients Division
Jean-Jacques Barbéris is Head of Institutional and Corporate Clients Coverage and an Executive and General Management board member at Amundi.
Before joining Amundi, Jean-Jacques acted as advisor for Economic and Financial affairs in the staff of the French President of the Republic, where he served from 2013-2016. Prior to this, he was a member of staff of Pierre Moscovici, French Minister of Economy and Finance.
Between 2009 and 2010, Jean-Jacques chaired the European group of experts on climate finance in the negotiations at UNFCCC. During that time, he also participated in different studies on the economics of climate change, such as Jean Tirole’s report published before the Copenhagen UNFCC conference in 2015.
Jean-Jacques started his career in the French Treasury Directorate General where he served from 2008 to 2012.
Jean-Jacques was a lecturer in advanced economics at Sciences-Po Paris From 2009 to 2012. He is also chairman of the French think tank “En Temps Réel”, dedicated to European politics.
Jean-Jacques is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum since 2019.
He is also a vice-chairman of Finance for Tomorrow, the French financial association devoted to sustainable finance
Jean-Jacques Barbéris graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure “Lettres et Sciences Humaines”, “agrégé” in History, and alumni at both Sciences Po Paris and Ecole Normale d’Administration.
As CEO of BuildingMinds, Jens Müller oversees the daily operations of the company and the work of senior executives. Before joining BuildingMinds, Jens Müller was Vice President of Corporate Development & Innovation at the IoT startup relayr and Senior Manager in several areas at Cisco.
Joan Larrea is the CEO of Convergence and an expert in catalyzing investment in places that need it most, with over 25 years of experience in emerging markets investing. Since 2016, Joan’s leadership has driven Convergence to become a global independent authority for blended finance. As CEO, Joan ensures Convergence continues to grow the field of blended finance through its products and services, and accelerate the flow of private capital into SDG projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Joan also serves on the FinDev Canada Advisory Council, the Advisory Group of Financial Experts for the Global Environment Facility’s Non-Grant Instruments Program, and HRH The Prince of Wales Sustainable Markets Council.
Head of Investment Management Department, Asset Management Division
Caisse des Dépôts
Joël PROHIN (51) heads the portfolio management team of Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) within the Financial Investment Division. He is responsible for 140 bn€ of AuM, invested in fixed income, equities, real estate and private equity, mostly managed internally. He manages 5 asset management teams (60 people in staff). He is also member of the French institutional investors association (Af2i) Strategic Committee on behalf of CDC. 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.
Okavango Capital Partners
Josep has extensive experience in investments, law and private equity spanning over 20 years in Africa, Europe, USA and Japan. After working in law and technology venture capital, and leading the Southern European arm of a global climate technology company, Josep moved to Africa in 2006. He worked first in Conservation Capital and subsequently at Kibo capital partners an SME private equity investor with $100M under management. Josep has acquired substantial experience in environmental conservation through investments in wildlife, tourism, forestry, carbon and his role on several board positions. Josep has held board positions at several conservation organisations including BioCarbon Partners, Conservation Strategy Fund, Lion Landscapes, Fundacion Naturaleza y Hombre, Space for Giants and Munyamadzi Game Reserve. He holds an MBA from Duke University, a degree in Law (LLB) from Universidad Internacional de Catalunya and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.
Deputy CEO & Director of Market Development
Climate Bonds Initiative
Justine has spent much of her career helping business leaders and governments find solutions to the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development. She has provided advisory services for a number of global financial institutions and governments across Europe, Africa, India, South East Asia and Latin America. Her areas of focus includes sustainable development in emerging economies, climate change mitigation/adaptation strategies, climate finance, economic valuation and market based instruments for managing natural resource assets.
She is currently the Deputy CEO & Director of Market Development at the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). Her primary focus is the emerging markets where she works closely with both public and private sector actors in developing national policy guidelines and investment roadmaps that will enable access to green bond financing. Currently, she provides oversight and leadership to CBI’s regional and country teams in China, India, ASEAN and Africa where market development programs are underway.
Head of Sustainable Business Development
Karen Degouve is head of Sustainable Business Development at Natixis, the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of French banking group BPCE. In that capacity within the Environmental & Social Responsibility (ESR) function, she coordinates the development of sustainable financial products and services across all business lines, and manages key transversal initiatives such as Natixis’ Green Weighting Factor.
Karen is President and CEO of Ocean Unite, a non-profit co-founded in 2015 by Sir Richard Branson and former Costa Rican President José María Figueres. Ocean Unite catalyses ocean regeneration by engaging and activating audiences on the importance of the ocean, as well as accelerating investment into building ocean health and resilience. This includes Ocean Unite’s leading work to strongly protect at least 30 percent of the Ocean by 2030, coordinating the Antarctica2020 champions and Rise Up – A Blue Call to action, with the Oceano Azul and Oak Foundations.
Karen also co-chairs the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), a multi-sector collaboration designed to build resilience in the regions and communities most vulnerable to ocean risk, by pioneering finance and insurance products that incentivise investment in nature-based solutions. ORRAA was co-founded by AXA and Ocean Unite.
Karen brings over 25 years of experience working for international non-governmental organizations on environmental issues. She was formerly the Senior Director for International Oceans at The Pew Charitable Trusts where she initiated the Global Ocean Commission. Before that, she was the Head of Greenpeace International’s Political & Business Unit and the Head of their international oceans campaign.
Karen is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and has master’s degrees in international environmental law and in international political economy.
Pensions for Purpose
Responsible Investment Manager
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.
Liesel van Ast
Membership and Regional Co-ordination Manager
Liesel van Ast is the Membership and Regional Co-ordination Manager at the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative. She is responsible for engagement with banks, insurers and investors, regional coordination and training. Before joining UNEP FI in July 2016, she was Programme Manager of the Natural Capital Declaration (now the Natural Capital Finance Alliance), a joint initiative of UNEP FI and the NGO Global Canopy Programme. She developed a technical work programme and raised funds for collaborative projects with banks and investors to help strengthen management of environmental risks and opportunities. She managed projects to develop innovative tools and methodologies to integrate natural resource and environmental issues into financial products and services. From 2007-2013, Liesel was Research Editor at Trucost, the environmental research provider. From 2005-2007 she was a Writer and Online Editor for the leading UK environmental business journal The ENDS Report. She holds an Investment Management Certificate; MSc in Business Strategy, Politics and the Environment; and Certificate in Environmental Management.
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.
Maria Van Der Heide
Head of EU Policy
Bank of Finland
Marja Nykänen has been a Member of the Board of the Bank of Finland since 2017. Her areas of responsibilities include financial market issues, macroprudential policy and the risk control of investment activities and monetary policy. Marja Nykänen is the Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.
European Investment Bank
Marjut Falkstedt is the Secretary General of the European Investment Bank (EIB) since March 2018.
Prior to that, she was Deputy Secretary General of the EIB since September 2015, and from 2013 to 2015 Deputy Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund, where she was responsible for Risk Management & Compliance, Finance & Budget, information and Middle & Back Office.
Before joining the EIB group, Marjut worked for the European Commission, in the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), where she held various roles in the field of SME and infrastructure financing as well as sovereign lending. Previously, she had different responsibilities in audit and lending within Dredsner Bank.
Sustainable Investment Europe Forum 2021
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.
International Institutional Sales Director
Maxime Alazet joined LFDE in 2010 after 4 years in New York as a consultant then as an assistant trader at SGCIB. He fulfilled his roles as a Third Party Distribution Sales then Sales Director, building relationships with Banks, Platforms, Family Offices and International Consultants. His achievements in this role and LFDE’s will to increase its presence globally led the way to his current position as International Institutional Sales Director.
Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance
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.
French Pension Reserve Fund (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.
Patrick Wood Uribe
Before joining Util, Patrick was Head of Business Development and Academic Research at Kensho, the leading provider of AI to sophisticated financial institutions. In 2018, Kensho was acquired by S&P in the world’s largest AI acquisition to date. Patrick joined Kensho from The Advisory Board Company.
Global Head of Sustainable Investment
Rodolphe Bocquet leads Qontigo’s expansion of indexing and analytics in the ESG space as Global Head of Sustainable Investment. A pioneer and innovator in ESG investing, Rodolphe most recently served as an independent sustainability consultant working with a range of clients, including the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2014, he co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Ratings, a startup created to better integrate long-term sustainability drivers and their impact on investments. Beyond Ratings was acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group in May 2019.
Bocquet began his career in trading and risk management at Société Générale, but shifted his focus in 2001 to energy, climate and sustainability, holding positions with Carbone 4, AFTER, Agence Française de Développement, Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency), Eco-Carbone and other organizations.
Bocquet earned an MBA from HEC Paris, which included studies at the Stern Business School of New York University. He also holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Mines ParisTech ISIGE.
Sachin Vankalas is the General Manager of LuxFLAG – the Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency which aims to promote the raising of capital in Sustainable Finance by awarding a recognisable labels to eligible investment products.
As a General Manager, Sachin leads the extended team of the agency and has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including strategy and resource management at LuxFLAG. In his function, he is also responsible for developing strategic objectives and ensuring their effective implementation. Sachin joined LuxFLAG in 2011 prior to which he worked for five years with a Swiss Asset Management firm and previously in an International Rating Agency.
Sachin is a recognised Sustainable Finance expert and is often consulted and referred on technical matters. He is a member of the HCPF, ALFI, LPEA and ABBL Technical Committees on Sustainable Finance, is adjunct faculty on Sustainable Finance at the University of Luxembourg, and active Board Member of International Climate Finance Accelerator (ICFA), Inclusive Finance Network (InFiNe), and European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP).
Sachin attended Harvard University & NYU Stern, completing executive programs in Finance and Sustainability, and holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance.
Managing Director& Global Head of Corporate Development
Simon Maisey joined Tradeweb as a managing director in May 2014 and is responsible for the firm’s global corporate development. During his career, Simon has gained extensive knowledge and experience of market structure, regulatory matters and electronic trading in the fixed income and derivatives markets.
Prior to Tradeweb, Simon had worked at J.P. Morgan since 1998, most recently in the position of managing director, eCommerce for the global rates business. He has also held roles as COO and CFO of its fixed income businesses.
Simon holds a MEng (Hons) in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.
Head of Unit Banking Markets, Innovation and Products
European Banking Authority
Slavka Eley joined the European Banking Authority in 2013 and currently leads the Banking Markets, Innovation and Products Unit, which is responsible for the EBA work on financial innovation, digital finance, capital market union and sustainable finance. As part of her current role, she leads the EBA project team on sustainable finance. She represents the EBA at European and international working groups, including the FSB Financial Innovation Network, the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and Basel Committee’s Task Force on Climate Risk.
Over the last several years, she has chaired different working groups at the EBA such as Network on Sustainable Finance, Sub-group on Risk Assessment Systems, mandated to develop the common European supervisory framework, and the Sub-group on Supervisory Effectiveness and Convergence.
Prior to joining the EBA Slavka worked for the National Bank of Slovakia as the Head of Supervisory Division for Banks with Advanced Risk Management Approach responsible for supervision of all large banks in Slovakia.
She holds a MBA in general management from the City University of Seattle and a Master degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Comenius University Bratislava.
Managing Director Sustainable Finance
Institute of International Finance
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.
Sunil A. Misser
Sunil A. Misser (Sunny) is the Chief Executive Officer of AccountAbility. Prior to joining AccountAbility, Sunil was Global Managing Partner of the Sustainability Advisory Business at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Before that, he was Global Strategy Leader for PwC’s Assurance and Business Advisory Services — the firm’s accounting, risk management, and consulting operation. He also served as the New York Metro leader for the Governance, Risk, and Compliance practice.
During his career, Sunil has been a strategic business advisor to CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies and multi-lateral organizations. Previously, Sunil worked in industry in operations and advanced manufacturing with Mars, Inc. and Honeywell.
Head of Unit for Asset Management
Sven Gentner is the head of unit for asset management in the European Commission’s directorate-general for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union.
Sven joined the European Commission in 2004 and has served in various positions in its Brussels headquarters and abroad. From 2004-2006 he was responsible for the coordination of the EU-US Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue, in 2006 he served as a member of the private office (cabinet) of the Commissioner responsible for the Internal Market, from 2007-2011 he was executive assistant to the director general of Directorate General Internal Market and Services with special responsibility for financial services. In 2011 he was seconded to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa to advise the AUC on building an African internal market. From 2012 to 2013 he was head of unit for human resources and planning in DG Internal Market and Services. From 2013 to 2015, Sven was a counsellor in the Economic and Financial Affairs Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He dealt with EU-US regulatory issues and TTIP negotiations in financial services.
Sven started his professional career in the private sector where he worked for an insurance company.
Sven holds masters degrees in economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the University of York, UK.
Group Director of Corporate & Social Responsibility
Sylvie Préa began her career at Societe Generale in 1985 working for SG CIB. She held a number of commercial positions in the fields of infrastructure financing, international trade and in the aeronautical sector. In 2003, Sylvie moved into Human Resources, firstly as Head of Human Resources for the Operations department of SG CIB and then taking up Human Resources responsibilities for the Group HR department in 2006. In 2009, she was appointed Head of Human Resources for Global Investment & Management Services (GIMS), then Global Head of Human Resources for Global Banking & Investor Solutions (GBIS). Sylvie was appointed Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Group in January 2017 and is member of the Group Management Committee.
Sylvie holds a Masters degree in International Trade from the Sorbonne University.
Senior Manager, Finance ClimAct Project
2° Investing Initiative
Thibaut Ghirardi joined 2DII in March 2020 as Senior Manager for the Paris office team. He is in charge of the Finance ClimAct project, which aims to align the French and European action plans on sustainable finance and to strengthen France’s positioning on this topic.
Prior to joining 2DII, Thibaut was Manager in the Sustainable Development team of PwC France, in charge of Green Finance and Climate Change consultancy projects. Before that he was an ESG Analyst for Astorg, a private equity management company.
Thibaut graduated from AgroParisTech and holds a MSc in Sustainable Development from HEC Paris.
Associate Director, Policy
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.
Torben Möger Pedersen
Torben Möger Pedersen (b. 1955) is CEO of PensionDanmark – one of the largest pension funds in Denmark established in 1993.
PensionDanmark manages defined contribution pension plans, health care plans and life-long training programs based on collective agreements covering more than 740,000 blue-collar workers employed in 24,000 companies within the private and public sector. Total assets under management are EUR 32 billion and growing rapidly. A substantially part of the portfolio is direct investments in renewable energy infrastructure assets and sustainable real estate. PensionDanmark has received a great number of Awards for its groundbreaking investment strategy.
Torben Möger Pedersen holds a number of board and investment committee memberships including Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Arbejdernes Landsbank, Danish Insurance Association, Copenhagen Infrastructure Fund I, II and III, Danish Climate Investment Fund, Danish Agribusiness Fund, Danish SDG Investment Fund, SDG High Level Advisory Board, Danish Society for Education and Business (DSEB) and Board Leadership Society in Denmark.
Torben Möger Pedersen is a member of OECDs Working Group on Long-Term Investments, the Private Sector Advisory Group within the UN’s Green Climate Fund, the Global Agenda Council on Investments in World Economic Forum, the Steering Committee of World Economic Forum’s Retirement Investment System Reform Project, the Advisory Board in OECD’s Centre on Green Finance and Investment and the UN Global Compacts Financial Innovation Action Platform.
Torben Möger Pedersen holds a M.Sc. Economics from University of Copenhagen and is adjunct professor at CBS.
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.
Paris Bureau Chief
Victor van Hoorn
Victor van Hoorn is the Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum, the leading pan European Sustainable and Responsible Investment association advocating for a more sustainable financial system. It works as a partnership of European national Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs). SIF members include institutional investors, asset managers, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion of assets under management, as well as other stakeholders such as NGOs, trade unions, think-tanks and philanthropic foundations. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the alliance of the largest SIFs around the world.
Prior to Eurosif, Victor was Head of Financial Services at Hume Brophy, a leading EU public affairs consultancy, advising asset managers and asset owners on their engagement with EU policymakers. In that role he closely followed the EU sustainable finance since its inception.
Victor is and attorney-at-law admitted to the New York and Amsterdam bar. He holds the French and Dutch citizenship.