Past Speakers

The Sustainable Investment Forum North America has been home to the leading voices in ESG, SRI, and financing the net-zero transition for the past seven years. We’ll be announcing the latest speakers for the Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2022 shortly. To be notified when speakers are announced, register now!

Alex Bernhardt
Global Head of Sustainability Research
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Weise
Technical Advisor for Biodiversity and Sustainable Food System Finance
Andrew Deutz
Director, Global Policy, Institutions and Conservation Finance
The Nature Conservancy
Andrew Steel
Managing Director, Global Group Head, Sustainable Finance
Fitch Ratings
Anne Simpson
Chair (Climate Action 100+) & Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability
California Public Employees' Retirement System
Anthony Casciano
President and CEO
Siemens Financial Services
Billy Parish
Founder & CEO
Bram Poeth
Chief Commercial Officer
EVBox Group
Charlie Donovan
Visiting Professor of Finance at the Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Chris Faint
Head of Department, Climate & Small Mutuals Division
Bank of England
Chris Newton
Executive Director, Responsible Investment
IFM Investors
Chris Snyder
North America Engagement Lead
Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
Christopher Palazzolo
CFA, Principal
AQR Capital Management
Dan Barclay
CEO & Group Head
BMO Capital Markets
David Barmes
Senior Economist
Positive Money
David Carlin
TCFD Program Lead
David Pitt-Watson
Leading Practitioner in Responsible Investment & Fellow
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Dawn M. Martin
Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer
Dazzle Bhujwala
Director, Investor Network
Deborah Ng
Director & Head of Responsible Investing
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)
Divya Mankikar
Global Head of ESG Market Engagement
S&P Global
Edward Baker
Head of Climate Policy
Elizabeth Ann Lowery
Senior Advisor ESG and Sustainable Finance
Eric Usher
Head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Esther Pan Sloane
Head Partnerships, Policy, & Communications Unit
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson
Head of ESG Research
PGIM Fixed Income
Fiona Quinlan
Senior Manager, TCFD Technical Capacity Building
François Bergere
Executive Director
Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association
Frazer Lanier
Senior Vice President - Environmental and Social Risk Management
Gina V. Hall
Investment Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance
Carbon Trust
Gregg Gelzinis
Associate Director, Economic Policy
Center for American Progress
Hendrik Bartel
SVP, Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy
Hugo Pereira
Chief Growth Officer
EVBox Group
Ivan Frishberg
Director of Impact Policy
Amalgamated Bank
James Andrus
Investment Manager
California Public Employees' Retirement System
James Stacey
Partner & Global Director Climate Change & Low Carbon Economy Transition (LCET)
James Vaccaro
Executive Director
Climate Safe Lending Network
Jean Pesme
Global Director, Finance in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation (FCI) Global Practice
The World Bank
Jeremy Deaton
Managing Editor
Yale E360
Jessica Smith
Ecosystems Lead
John Delaney
Founder & Executive Chairman
Forbright Bank
Jonathan Ha
Founder & CEO
Seneca ESG
Julie Gorte
Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investment
Impax AM
Kelci Zile
Global Lead, Sustainability
AWS - Data Exchange
Kentaro Kawamori
Co-Founder & CEO
Kirsten Spalding
Senior Program Manager
Laura Clavey
Technical Manager
Lauren Sercu
Managing Director
Sepio Capital
Lauren Smart
Chief Commercial Officer, ESG
S&P Global
Leon Clarke
Acting Director, Centre for Global Sustainability
University of Maryland
Lesley Hunter
Vice President of Programs and Content Strategy
Lindsey Hall
Head of ESG Thought Leadership
S&P Global
Magnus Billing
Marc-André Blanchard
Executive Vice-President & Head
CDPQ Global
Margaret-Ann Splawn
Executive Director
Marianne Haahr
Executive Director
Green Digital Finance Alliance
Mark Barton
Forum Chair
Sustainable Investment Forum North America
Martina L. Cheung
President of S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global
Mary-Therese Barton
Head of Emerging Debt
Pictet Asset Management
Megan Starr
Global Head of Impact
The Carlyle Group
Megha Lakhchaura
Director of Policy & Utility Programs
EVBox Group
Mike Wallace
SVP of Strategic Market Engagement