Emmy Hawker studied English Literature at the University of Birmingham and started working in business and financial journalism in 2018. She has previously written for Accountancy Age, Investment Week, OPTO and BusinessBecause.

Chris is founding editor of ESG Investor, and has edited and written for a wide range of financial markets titles globally, both as freelancer and in-house, over the past two decades.

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Jack Grogan-Fenn studied Journalism as an undergraduate before attaining a Masters in International Journalism, both at City University London. He also studied French and Politics at Sciences Po Reims as part of the ERASMUS programme.

Vibeka Mair is freelance journalist. Previously, she held roles at ESG Investor, Capital Monitor and Responsible Investor.

Aaran Fronda is Editor at ESG Investor. Previously, he has worked as a financial journalist and market reporter at Euromoney, Mergermarket, and Dealreporter, as well as edited and written for Accountancy Age, The Global Treasurer, The CFO, and Infinite Intelligence (formerly Bobsguide).

Heather McKenzie has more than 38 years of experience in journalism. She has written for a variety of publications on issues affecting wealth managers, asset managers and asset owners.

Gill Wadsworth is a freelance financial journalist specialising in pensions and investments for both leading retail and institutional titles as well as corporate clients. She has more than 20 years’ experience in personal finance, institutional investment, asset management and pensions, and has worked for the Financial Times editing several FT Business titles.

Dan has been an independent writer and commentator on financial and economic affairs since 2017, having been financial editor of Sticky Content since 2013. Before then he was economics editor of The Mail on Sunday since 2000, before which he was for ten years a financial correspondent with The Guardian, in which role he specialised in issues of regulation and fraud. Between 1985 and 1990, he was deputy City Editor of the Press Association. He is the co-author, with Larry Elliott, of five books on economic and social affairs.

Shruti Khairnar recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London with a merit, specialising in business and finance journalism. She previously worked in print journalism for over a year in Mumbai, India, for the Hindustan Times. A fluent speaker in English, Marathi and Hindi, Shruti is working toward fluency in Korean.

Andrew Putwain is news editor at ESG Investor. He previously worked at ICIS, part of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, as well as at Euromoney and Wilmington Media. He has experience in B2B and financial journalism covering insurance, commodities, manufacturing, and healthcare.

David Craik is a freelance business journalist writing on a variety of topics such as ESG, investment management, technology, manufacturing and retail.

James Fernyhough has been reporting on ESG, investment, energy and climate for over a decade. He has written for publications that include Bloomberg, the Financial Times and The Australian Financial Review. He's based in London.

Alice Tchernookova is the Editor at ESG Investor. She joined from Euromoney, where she served as EMEA reporter and subsequently Americas Editor for the International Financial Law Review. Prior to that she worked on a number of consumer titles.

Georgie Lee is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media.

Joy Macknight is a freelance journalist/editor who has covered the global financial services industry over the past 20 years. Most recently, she was editor of The Banker, a Financial Times publication.

George Janes is a recent journalism graduate, holding a Bachelor of Arts (1st class) from the University of The Arts, London. George has written for a number of lifestyle publications, including World Nomads, Artefact Magazine and Lobster Media, along with holding several freelance communications roles within international non-profit organisations.

Nick Herbert has over 30 years’ experience in the financial markets, working first as an investment banker in London, before reporting on debt capital markets and derivatives for IFR. Nick managed several financial markets editorial teams for IFR across Asia before returning to London as Publisher for Reuters Capital Markets. He now combines freelance commissions across global capital markets and ESG finance with editorship of Healthcare Markets International.

Susannah Rodgers has written and edited for publications including Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and is a member of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network.

Dr Anthony Kirby is Partner and Head of Global Regulatory Reform for Capital Markets and Asset Management in the Risk & Regulation Division of the Financial Services practice of EY. Focusing increasingly on regulation and technologies in the financial, sustainable investing and artificial intelligence sectors, Dr Kirby is a veteran thought leader and a financial industry expert spanning both regulation and risk with active involvement in future-facing financial technologies such as algorithmic trading processes, meta-data informatics, and distributed ledger technologies. He is currently deeply involved in ESG risk and regulation industry work and the associated data provision, having enjoyed a solid track record of commercial and business leadership performance of over 30 years in the European, Asia/Pac and North American global financial and supply chain marketplaces. Kirby received his BA, M. Phil, MA and PhD, all from the University of Cambridge, and is an author and an experienced presenter for several industry publications, conferences and events.

Filip Gregor is the Head of Responsible Companies at Frank Bold, a purpose-driven law firm. Along with his Brussels team, Filip runs the Alliance for Corporate Transparency project, which evaluates and seeks to improve the current practice of non-financial reporting. Filip is also a Steering Group Member of the European Corporate Reporting Lab at European Financial Reporting Advisory Group.

Mischa Manser is a recent graduate in Journalism from the University of Arts London, London College of Communication. Mischa has worked and lived in London, Mexico City and Bangkok and is a passionate traveller and cyclist.

As Head of Stewardship Success at Esgaia, Rickard Nilsson is responsible for go-to-market strategy and thought leadership, with additional involvement in product strategy and client advisory. Prior to joining Esgaia, he worked at Sustainalytics for four years, most recently in a team responsible for the commercialisation of Sustainalytics' stewardship services. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration, from Jönköping University.

Carol Adams is a Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School. Professor Adams MSc PhD CA FAICD is an internationally recognised researcher in corporate accounting and reporting and its role in the relationships between business, society and the environment. She served as technical expert to the UN Development Programme's SDG Impact Team in 2020 and 2021, contributing to the development of SDG Impact Standards, is Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, and has previously been involved in the work of both the GRI and IIRC (now VRF).

Christina Ng is Managing Director of the Energy Shift Institute, an independent non-profit energy finance think tank focused on Asia’s energy transition. Previously, she was Research and Stakeholder Engagement Leader for Debt Markets at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. Ng has experience engaging and actively negotiating with regulators, policymakers, financial players and companies of all scales, across the emerging and developed global markets, with particular expertise in energy markets across Asia. The Energy Shift Institute aims to help position Asia for its future economic leadership by facilitating a more aggressive energy transition.

Dr Henning Stein has a quarter-century of experience across asset management, pension funds, platforms, insurance, and academia. He has held a number of senior executive, business development and consulting positions and has built an extensive network of practitioner, private market and academic contacts. Stein is a frequent contributor to a variety of leading industry expert groups, including the European Risk Management Council and the Observatory on Corporate Governance, and helps to shape investment strategy more broadly, particularly through client-facing engagement, including at C-suite level. He earned a PhD in business and strategy from the University of Cambridge, where he is now a Finance Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School. Stein is also an Executive Board member at Sentience, a member of the Board at 1BusinessWorld, a member of the Board of Advisors at ESI ThoughtLab and a member of the Policy Working Group at FAIRR.

Gordon Tveito-Duncan, Co-founder and Head of ESG Technology of GaiaLens, is an experienced financial analyst having worked as an equity research analyst at an investment bank covering the technology sector. He also has experience as a data science consultant. He was awarded a distinction in his MSc in Data Science from City, University of London and attained a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Lindsey Stewart is Director of Stewardship and Policy at Morningstar Sustainalytics. His role involves analysing asset managers’ policies and practices on ESG and sustainable investing, with a focus on active ownership. With over 20 years’ experience in the sector, Stewart joined Morningstar in 2022 from the Financial Reporting Council – the UK’s audit, accounting and corporate governance regulator – where he was Head of Stakeholder Engagement. Prior to that, his career spans over 20 years in investor relations consulting, equity research, financial reporting, and communications at KPMG and Makinson Cowell.

Nick Reeve is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media

Prior to co-founding hedge fund advisory firm Sussex Partners, Patrick Ghali was part of a team that established a global private banking operation for Bear Stearns in London, where he advised hedge funds and funds of hedge funds on institutional and pension fund mandates. Previously, he founded Strategic Solutions International, a firm that specialised in capital introduction, due diligence and M&A through which he launched and sold a number of businesses in Europe and the United States.

Tess Buckley is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Senior Analyst at EthicsGrade who holds an MA in philosophy and AI from Northeastern University London, where she specialised in machine bias and biotechnologies. Prior to her MA, she completed a joint degree at McGill university in philosophy, international development and communications. Her professional background is in brand strategy, marketing and content creation (storytelling). Her primary research interests include studying the intersection of AI and disability rights, analysing and applying AI policy, amplifying marginalised voices in data through AI literacy training, and helping organisations scale AI ethically. In particular, she seeks to use philosophical principles to make emerging technologies more explainable and transparent.

Tom Higgins is a journalist covering all aspects of the financial world through the lens of sustainability, from investments and regulation to pensions and personal finance. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in June 2020 and has since written online and in print for the Financial Times group, New Statesman media group as well as numerous trade magazines.

Ali Al Suhail brings more than eight years of experience in transaction advisory and investment management. He worked within the valuation and M&A advisory teams in EY Dubai and recently earned his MBA from London Business School. He has been actively working to support fundraising efforts of SMEs and has recently launched the first Iraqi Angel Investment Network.

Chris Marchant is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media.

Iancu Daramus, Director, Climate-aligned investing, works on the development of Fulcrum Asset Management’s responsible investment capabilities. Prior to joining Fulcrum in 2021, he was at Legal & General Investment Management where he led the stewardship team’s work in the energy sector and advised institutional clients on low-carbon investment solutions. Daramus graduated from the London School of Economics and holds degrees in philosophy and public policy.

Jeff Salway is a financial journalist who writes for a range of trade and consumer publications. He was previously the personal finance editor at The Scotsman & Scotland on Sunday, in which time he won several awards for financial journalism, and served as a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel. He is also a qualified and practicing therapist.

Julian Poulter is Head of Investor Relations at the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR), a leading consortium that has become an international forecasting standard for the low carbon transition. He is also a Partner at Energy Transition Advisors (ETA) and is globally recognised in the field of climate risk, clean energy investing, responsible investment, and sustainability. Poulter has over 35 years business experience with over 25 in senior executive positions. His consulting career began at KPMG in business strategy and transition consulting covering sectors such as oil and gas, and finance. He moved into general management including being CEO of two data management companies and has worked in the climate risk area since 2006 including 10 years as CEO of AODP, the investment disclosure framework referenced and incorporated into the TCFD framework.

Lihuan Zhou is an Associate with WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center, where he mainly works on the Sustainable Investing Initiative and conducts research to advance sustainable investment practices in the private sector. He also contributes to the Center’s work focused on cross-border investments from China. Prior to joining WRI, Lihuan worked as an intern at Worldwatch Institute, where he focused on Chinese climate and energy policies.

Richard Howitt, Senior Advisor at Frank Bold, is a strategic advisor on corporate sustainability, and was formerly an MEP and CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Alberto Lopez Valenzuela, Founder and CEO of alva, has worked in business information and analysis for more than 25 years. He has been a Visiting Professor at Cass School of Business and is a regular speaker on a issues, including the business impact of reputation, data analytics techniques and personal experiences as an entrepreneur.

Andrea Webster leads the Financial System Benchmark at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) and is a Senior Advisor at SustainFinance. She is passionate about the role of the finance sector in building a sustainable and just world, believing that by collaborating across the full finance eco-system, together we can achieve system level positive change. Before joining WBA in March 2022, Webster had spent 15 years in the asset management industry working in Asia and Europe across a broad range of public and private market strategies and investor groups, including banks, life assurance companies, institutional investors, wealth advisors and family offices. Prior to that she worked in the life assurance industry in product development and ecommerce.

Ben Howard-Cooper is Head of Sustainable Finance at sustainability-focused technology provider Briink. Previously, he was a lead analyst at Moody’s and has an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

Daniel Flatt is a freelance writer with extensive experience covering corporate risk, foreign exchange, investment management, derivatives and regulation. He was formerly editor-in-chief at FinanceAsia, AsianInvestor and CorporateTreasurer, and was also a business and finance reporter in London for Institutional Investor.

Dr Rory Sullivan, CEO and Co-founder of Chronos Sustainability. is an internationally recognised expert on climate change, human rights, and responsible investment. Over the past two decades he has played a leading role in bringing responsible investment to the mainstream of investment practice. Sullivan is Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Senior Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and General Editor, Investment Editor book series. He is also the author/editor of nine books, over 40 peer reviewed journal articles, over 50 book chapters and many reports and articles on climate change and investment issues.

Fred Lee, Senior Counsel at Farrer & Co, advises landlords, tenants and developers on their commercial property issues. He has long-standing relationships with clients including institutions, charities, family offices and property funds. Lee advises on a range of commercial property work, focusing principally on investment transactions and asset management, landlord and tenant matters and corporate occupancy, and has particular experience in advising on issues in relation to office, retail and leisure property assets. He acts for a range of clients with an emphasis on family offices, offshore trustees, property funds, institutions and charities.

Jacolene joined Maitland in 2017 as a Manager – Specialised Services, and served as Senior Manager – Private Equity & Real Estate for two years before being named Head of Private Equity and Real Estate in 2020. In 2021 Jacolene relocated from South Africa to Luxembourg to continue to develop Maitland’s global Private Equity and Real Estate business.

James Rogers is a Partner in Jenner & Block’s International Arbitration practice, serving clients' needs across multiple jurisdictions and tailored to the relevant project, dispute and/or seat of arbitration. Rodgers’ experience extends across a broad range of industry sectors and includes corporate and commercial, technology, M&A, licensing and joint venture disputes. He has particular experience in the energy, mining, infrastructure, technology, and construction sectors and significant recent experience in arbitration matters involving states and state-controlled entities.

Jessye Waxman is the Senior Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club’s Fossil-Free Finance campaign. Waxman has extensive experience in shareholder advocacy on climate and environmental issues, including serving in staff and/or advisory roles for Green Century Capital Management, Majority Action, and Principles for Responsible Investment.

Krisztina Tora is Chief Market Development Officer of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG). By working with countries through their national advisory boards, as well as newer countries wanting to join the GSG, she contributes to accelerating capital flows to create impact. She works with nearly 50 countries around the world to drive policy change, educate the finance industry, catalyse impact funds and run market building initiatives. Prior to GSG, Tora co-founded and led the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, a global network of organisations supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs, working in 70 countries globally.

Louis Bromfield is Lead Sustainable Investment Associate at Foresight Capital Management. Prior to Foresight, Louis completed an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Politics at the University of Bristol. He has also passed the IMC and CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, and is currently completing his Chartered Wealth Management exams.

Melanie Wadsworth, Corporate Partner in Faegre Drinker’s London office, counsels clients through a wide range of compliance and transactional issues, including helping businesses with operations in the UK and the EU to navigate the legal implications of Brexit.

Natasha Landell-Mills is a Partner and Head of Stewardship at Sarasin & Partners, where she steers the firm’s stewardship work, ensuring effective engagement, voting and public policy outreach to promote the creation of sustainable value. Since 2017, she has spearheaded Sarasin’s flagship Climate Active strategy. She is also a member of the Disclosure and Transparency Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network, as well as the Consultative Advisory Group for the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board. Prior to joining Sarasin, Landell-Mills led ESG integration at the investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme and also spent four years in Budapest working with OTP Fund Management and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Olga Hancock is the Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England, where she leads the Responsible Investment team working to deliver the Commissioners responsible investment priorities across the portfolio. She also holds the position of Chair of the UKSIF Policy Committee, Co-Chairs the Indonesia Investor Policy Dialogue on Deforestation and leads the Policy workstream of the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance. Hancock is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.

Oliver Warren is an Investment Banking Analyst at DAI Magister, a boutique investment bank, where he has worked for over three years with a particular focus on the climate tech sector, advising growth stage companies across Europe and Africa. Warren received his Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master’s in Finance and Investment from the University of Bristol.

Ranamita is a Singapore-based reporter with over five years of experience in journalism, content writing and public relations. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from RSIS, NTU Singapore and a Bachelor of Communication degree from Murdoch University, Australia. She started her career in financial journalism at Asia Insurance Review where she covered insurance and risk management. She has also written for GovInsider and InsureTech Connect. Prior to being a journalist, she was working in public relations managing clients in finance and technology.

Simon Witney, Senior Consultant at Travers Smith, has experience in regulatory, transactional and fund formation disciplines and specialises in servicing clients in the international private capital market. He is a prolific writer and regular speaker on company law and corporate governance and has advised private equity clients, as well as the UK government, on a wide range of fund and transactional matters. Witney is a member of the BVCA Council and previously chaired the BVCA’s Legal and Accounting Committee. He has also chaired Invest Europe’s Tax, Legal and Regulatory Committee and is a current member of its Financial Services/Regulatory Working Group.

Stuart Lemmon is Global Managing Director for the Net Zero Transformation Practice at EcoAct, an Atos company. Having worked in the sector for over 25 years, his expertise spans climate, sustainability, risk and environmental management disciplines, across a wide range of both private and public sectors including property, construction, financial services, process industries, utilities, oil & gas, as well as central and local government. Having worked in the sector for over 25 years, his expertise spans climate, sustainability, risk and environmental management disciplines, across a wide range of both private and public sectors including property, construction, financial services, process industries, utilities, oil & gas, as well as central and local government.

Victoria Judd is a multispecialist financing counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, who advises borrowers and financial institutions on a broad range of transactions, with a focus on sustainability, the energy transition and project development. She advises on diverse structures including project finance, acquisition finance, leverage finance, restructurings, sustainable finance and corporate finance.

Adam Aziz is a Technology Investment Banking Analyst at DAI Magister, where he has been a part of the team since 2022. Adam studied Economics at Durham University, before completing an MSc in Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Aditi Pai is an ESG Associate Analyst for American Century Investments, based in the company’s New York office. As a member of the firm’s ESG and Investment Stewardship team, Pai is responsible for researching specific ESG issues and supporting client requests using ESG portfolio tools. Previously, she served as a Senior Private Wealth Associate at AllianceBernstein, and holds bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University.

As Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence at Brown Brothers Harriman, Adrian Whelan helping clients identify and interpret regulatory change. He is focused on articulating the impacts to clients and their businesses and highlighting the opportunities they can create. A member of BBH’s Executive Sustainability Council, Adrian is also active with the Investment Company Institute, Irish Funds, and the Investment Association.

Agathe Foussard is a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers that is dedicated to sustainable investing. She’s been with the Natixis group since 2006, working initially as a fixed income financial engineer, then moving to Ostrum Asset Management in 2016 to manage aggregate portfolios. Foussard joined Mirova in 2020 as a co-portfolio manager on the Mirova Global Green Bond fund.

Agne Rackauskaite co-manages Impax’s Sustainable Food strategy and has been a member of the strategy’s portfolio construction team since its inception in 2012. She also researches stocks globally with a particular focus on the consumer staples, industrials and materials sectors. Rackauskaite has been at Impax since 2011, when she joined the Listed Investments team as an equities investment analyst. Rackauskaite graduated from the University of Warwick with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.

Ahmad El Jurdi is a Principal at Lightrock, a global impact investment firm. He is driven by the conviction that a conscious, responsible, and innovative private sector is indispensable for solving the world’s most urgent challenges. Prior to joining Lightrock, he contributed to more than US$200 million of structured credit investments at a Dubai-based mezzanine finance fund. Previously, he assisted in managing more than US$1 billion of on-balance sheet investments at Waha Capital in Abu Dhabi. El Jurdi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the American University of Beirut.

Alasdair Smith is a Counsel in the pensions team at law firm Linklaters. He acts for trustees, corporates, lenders and insurers on a broad range of issues affecting pension schemes.

Alex Collins joined BlueBay Asset Management in 2018 as a Credit Analyst within the Emerging Markets team. Previously, he worked in EM Corporate Research at Barclays, with lead analyst responsibilities across sectors and regions in EEMEA, and at Aberdeen Asset Management, in both Emerging Market Corporate and Emerging Market Sovereign teams.

Alex Leitch joined Paul Hastings as Litigation partner in February 2021. He has particular expertise in major disputes for international clients, and regulatory enforcement work for companies in the financial services, technology and life sciences sectors.

Alex Rowe joined Nomura Asset Management UK in 2014 and has led the development and management of the Sustainable Equity strategy since its inception in July 2017. He has been a professional equity investor for nine years, with a particular focus on sustainable investing since early 2016. Alex holds a Masters of Chemistry (University of Oxford, First Class) and is also a CFA Charter holder and an alumni of the Said Business School Impact Investing executive programme.

Alexander True, Business Partner, is primarily responsible for the management of charity portfolios, as a member of the core Sarasin & Partners charity team, having joined the firm in 2014. He has worked in financial services for over 10 years, including at Newton Investment Management where he managed international private clients and trusts, as well as investment models. True holds a Degree in Experimental Psychology from Bristol University, the Private Client Investment Advice and Management Diploma (PCIAM) as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon is Executive Vice President at RepRisk. Having joined the company in 2013, she has overseen RepRisk’s global commercial teams, including client relationship management, partnerships, and marketing and communications - with a core focus on sustainability and ESG risk issues. Before joining RepRisk, Cichon worked on the global sustainability affairs team at Credit Suisse, focusing on environmental and social risk management, green business opportunities, corporate responsibility reporting, and employee engagement. She holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, a BA Hons in Psychology and a Certificate in International Studies from Rutgers University, as well as a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.

Alexandre Vagenheim, Senior Legal Officer, Jus Mundi, is a French qualified international arbitration and environmental lawyer. He practiced for six years as an associate at the arbitration practice of Castaldi Mourre & Partners in Paris, Previously, Vagengheim was a research assistant at Essex Court Chambers, London and was appointed Tutor in International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Arbitration within the LL M Program of King's College. He recently trained as an environmental lawyer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Alexandros Chatzinerantzis is the national Practice Head of the German Dispute Resolution Team at Linklaters LLP in Frankfurt and is also co-head of Linklaters’ international Energy Dispute Resolution Team.

Ali Amin is an analyst working at the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), providing investors with research and data to track corporates’ low-carbon transition. Amin focuses on TPI’s Carbon Performance tool, developing sector-specific benchmarks to assess companies’ emissions reduction targets against Paris Agreement goals. Previously, he worked at the UK National Audit Office, working on value for money reports for environmental projects and co-led the Modelling discipline, offering analytical support to office-wide teams. He holds a First-Class Honours BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick and graduated with Distinction in MSc Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London.

Alisa DiCaprio is the Chief Economist at blockchain technology firm R3, based in New York City. In this role, she oversees R3’s research and market intelligence functions, providing economic advice on developments in blockchain, digital assets, central bank digital currencies, trade and payments, as well as contributing to R3 interactions with the public sector. DiCaprio has experience in both public and private sectors on trade, export promotion, labour issues, and designing and implementing development projects. Her work on global digital economy issues includes chairing committees at the World Trade Board, ICC, BAFT, the US Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council, and the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan.

Alison Chivers specialises particularly in UK private company buy-out and M&A work acting for institutional investors, private equity houses, corporates and management teams on investment and divestments and management incentive packages. Chivers has acted for clients operating in a wide range of sectors from strategic land development to manufacturing and distribution, but has particular expertise advising on transactions in the leisure, health, social care and education sectors. 

Allister Furey is the CEO and co-founder of Sylvera, a leading carbon data provider. Prior to Sylvera, he was a venture partner at Entrepreneur First. He also was a co-founder and CTO of KPS, a leading UK wind energy technology company. He began his career as a consultant for Bain & Company. Furey holds an MBA from London Business School, and a PhD in computational neuroscience and robotics from University of Sussex, where he focused on optimising control of wind energy systems.

Andreas Köttering is Head of the European infrastructure investment practice for CBRE Investment Management's private infrastructure business, and a member of the firm’s private infrastructure investment committee. Based in London, he is responsible for sourcing investments in Europe, negotiating partnerships and acquisitions, and supporting investor relations initiatives with European clients. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Köttering was most recently Co-Head of Infrastructure Europe for GIC in London, and before that, Managing Director, Infrastructure EMEA, for CPPIB. He has led investments in ferries, public bus transport, gas transport, renewables, telecoms and Italian core infrastructure assets.

Andreas Winter-Extra is a Partner at Kompas VC, responsible for investments in eastern and southern Europe, as well as the German-speaking region. Before joining Kompas VC, he was the Managing Director of an Energy- and Smart-City venture fund in Austria, and the Investment Director for Europe and Israel at the Volvo Cars Tech Fund.

Andrew Otis, a Partner at Kramer Levin, has more than three decades of legal and environmental experience, including nine years at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he participated in writing rules under the Clean Air Act, and played a key advisory role in multiple policy areas. Otis focuses on addressing the environmental remediation, permitting, compliance, climate change, and ESG needs of clients across industries, including in the commodity trading, mining, energy and insurance sectors. This includes helping clients address and mitigate environmental risks; advising on clean-ups and compliance; offering counsel on environmental issues in M&A, financings, and real estate developments; and representing clients in international arbitrations. He also guides clients in navigating ESG policy development and reporting under disclosure standards and advises clients in emissions trading markets. Otis was previously a partner in the environ[1]mental practice at one prominent international firm and headed the environmental team at another. He has also developed and taught classes in environmental policy and law at both Indiana University and Vassar College.

Andrew Probert is a Managing Director in Kroll’s Transaction Advisory Services practice and leads the firm’s global accounting structuring offering, based in the London office. He has over 20 years of experience working on a variety of projects to support corporate transactions, including M&A, securitisations (traditional and synthetic), debt-to-equity swaps, capital reorganization, returns of value, exit strategies including IPOs and joint venture arrangements. Probert leads accounting structuring/support on financial buy-side and vendor due diligence engagements and has advised clients on complex accounting and practical issues for financial instruments under IFRS and IFRS conversions.

Andromeda Wood, Vice President of Regulatory Strategy at Workiva. Is an experienced data and semantic modeller, who has worked with XBRL for over 15 years. She is co-chair of the Entity-Specific Disclosure Task Force, a member of a number of other XBRL International task forces and a member of the FASB Dimension Modelling Working Group. Prior to her role with Workiva, Wood spent five years at the IASB working on the IFRS Taxonomy and technology in corporate reporting.

Anita Dorett has worked on human rights programmes with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (an initiative of ICCR) since August 2018, taking on the role of Director of the Alliance in January 2021. As Director, she mobilises investor leverage to engage corporations on human rights due diligence based on the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights and other international human rights standards and laws across multiple sectors. Dorett has a Master’s in Law from Columbia University, New York focused on Business and Human Rights, where her studies included international human rights law, extractive industries and sustainable development, human rights and development and international environmental law. She has 25 years’ experience as a corporate attorney primarily in the technology and telecoms industry and was an associate general counsel at IBM prior to joining ICCR.

As Head of Origination, Anna Shiel leads Big Society Capital’s homes team, exploring how social investment can create a more inclusive housing market that provides high-quality, secure and affordable housing. Previously, Anna was a Director in Merrill Lynch’s Financial Institutions Group, advising UK banks and insurers on strategy, IPOs and M&A.

Anne Simpson, Global Head of Sustainability at Franklin Templeton, is responsible for driving the company's strategic direction on stewardship, sustainability and ESG investment strategy globally, while fostering best practices within the firm's autonomous specialist investment managers. She serves as the firm's primary spokesperson on matters related to sustainability and participates in industry engagement initiatives and advocacy activities with policy makers and regulators. Previously Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability at CalPERS, Simpson is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and teaches at University of California, Berkeley Haas Business School. Ben Meng is Chairman of Asia Pacific, Head of Global Private Equity and the Executive Sponsor of Sustainability for Franklin Templeton. Dr. Meng is responsible for expanding the firm's investment offerings and client reach in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on leading the private equity, venture capital and other alternative asset investment capabilities. He leads Franklin Templeton's China business, as well as the Franklin Templeton Global Private Equity group. Dr. Meng has more than two decades of experience working in the global finance industry across three continents, including extensive experience in Asia Pacific, as well as a strong track record for delivering results across a broad range of asset classes.

Antoine Halff is Co-founder and Chief Analyst at Kayrros, a global environmental intelligence company and leader in earth and asset observation technology. Kayrros collects data from satellite imagery and uses AI and geoanalytics technology to provide insights that help companies, investors and regulators reduce their emissions, protect people and assets from extreme weather events and accelerate the transition to a lower carbon economy. Before founding Kayrros, Halff was chief oil analyst of the International Energy Agency and a lead industry economist in the United States Department of Energy. Antoine is also an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University.

Antoine Rostand is President and Co-Founder of Kayrros, a global environmental intelligence company specialising in earth and asset observation technology. Kayrros collects data from satellite imagery and uses AI and geoanalytics technology to provide insights that help companies, investors and regulators reduce their emissions, protect people and assets from extreme weather events and accelerate the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Anzetse Were, Senior Economist at FSD Kenya, is a development economist with over 12 years of experience in economic research, advising and strategy in Africa. She works as an economic advisor and strategist with international development finance institutions, private sector, donors, diplomatic missions as well local and global government players as they navigate the complex realities of African economies. She has a Master’s in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

Ariel Pinchot is a Sustainable Finance Associate at the World Resources Institute’s Finance Center, where she develops knowledge products and tools designed to integrate ESG considerations, particularly those related to climate change, into investment decision-making processes. Previously, Ariel conducted research on community-based natural resource management and sustainable rural livelihoods, and also served as an Investor Relations Associate with the social investment fund Root Capital.

Ariel White-Tsimikalis is a Partner in the M&A and Corporate Finance team in London. She specialises in advising banks, corporates and private equity funds on equity capital markets transactions, corporate governance matters and general public company representation.

With over 14 years’ experience in the sector, Arthur Carabia is the Director of ESG Policy Research for Morningstar Sustainalytics. He is in charge of identifying, analysing and engaging on proposed laws, rules, regulations and prescribed practices applicable to Morningstar Sustainalytics and its clients. Previously, he worked for the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) as Director of Market Practice and Regulatory Policy. Carabia has also worked for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Aviva, the French Asset Management Association (AFG), and the European Parliament; he holds a master’s degree in European Affairs (Sciences Po Lyon) and an advanced master’s degree in financial markets (Solvay Brussels School).

Arun Srivastava is Regulatory and FinTech Partner at Paul Hastings. He focuses his practice on helping regulated firms comply with evolving regulatory obligations, particularly in relation to innovation in the FinTech space, and also advises clients on the cross-border offering of products and services across the EU.

Ashley Alder is Chair of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions and Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He practiced corporate and business law at Herbert Smith, prior to becoming Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004. Alder returned to Herbert Smith, later as head of the firm's Asia Region, rejoining the SFC in 2011.

As Chief Regional Officer, Ásthildur Hjaltadóttir oversees the work of GRI’s seven Regional Hubs as well as being responsible for donor funded program implementation. She has been with GRI for more than 15 years in a wide variety of roles, including previously managing GRI’s report services, training and coaching departments. Prior to GRI, Ásthildur worked in international development in Belgium and the Netherlands. She holds degrees in Political Science & Government, and English Language & Literature, from the University of Iceland.

Becky Willan is Co-founder and CEO of Given, an agency dedicated to working with purpose-driven businesses. In a career focused on the idea that businesses can win by being a force for good in the world, Willan has worked at the intersection between profit and purpose for the last 15 years. Beginning her professional career in sustainability management at The Body Shop, she has provided sustainable business consultancy for brands including Unilever, Tesco and SCA. Co-founded in 2010 with David Hawksworth, Given pioneers the crossover of sustainability strategy and brand innovation and creative marketing, delivering a new kind of business consulting - ‘brand purpose with substance.’ Clients including the John Lewis Partnership, IKEA, L’Oréal, Virgin Media, Aviva and Zalando. Given recently launched ‘Insider’s Guide to Purpose Volume 2: How to transform your business’.

Bella Landymore, Joint Interim CEO, Impact Investing Institute, leads several of the institute’s projects, particularly in the areas of policy, regulation, and pensions, and was previously Policy Director. Before joining the institute, Landymore was Senior Policy Advisor on impact investing at the UK government’s Inclusive Economy Unit, where projects included the Law Commission’s review of pension funds and social investment. Brendan Curran, Policy Fellow (Sustainable Finance) at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, focuses on just transition and place-based climate investment, having spent several years working on sustainable finance policy within the UK government. Curran previously Brendan spent five years working for Lloyds Bank across several roles and has an MSc in economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Ben Ashby is a Partner at Good Governance Capital. Previously Ben was a Managing Director in JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office & Treasury. Ben is an expert in complex investment and risk analysis.

Ben McEwen is responsible for leading analysis on climate change opportunities, as well as developing climate derived stress-tests and applying these to portfolio investments. Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners in 2018, McEwen worked for RBC and CIBC as a sell-side equity research analyst covering global natural resources. He has also worked in audit and assurance for PwC in London, and as a commodities economist in Sydney, Australia. McEwen is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, holds a Certificate in Investments (Securities) from CISI, a Certificate in Economics of Competing Energy Technologies from Stanford University and graduated the Global MBA at Imperial College London with Distinction.

Benedetta Pacifico, Senior Associate, Capital Markets, Sidley Austin, has extensive experience of acting for issuers and arrangers on transactions including regulatory and hybrid capital instruments, debt restructurings, exchange offers, and other liability management transactions. With a strong interest and focus on ESG, Benedetta has experience of listings on regulated and non-regulated markets including in London, Luxembourg and Ireland.

Benedikt Sobotka is Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance and CEO of Eurasian Resources Group.

Benjamin Hugues joined Camco in 2012 and is one of the founding members of its funds business, setting up and successfully delivering on fund management mandates totalling US$220 million. Most recently, he has been managing the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), Camco's flagship fund. Hugues has worked on a diverse range of debt and equity transactions for renewable energy projects across Africa, Asia and North America with total project costs in excess of US$1.5 billion. Prior to Camco, Hugues worked at leading bank Standard Chartered on its currencies and commodities structuring desk, where he developed hedging solutions and trading systems for the bank’s US$1.2 billion foreign exchange business. Hugues has an MBA from London Business School and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Grande Ecole ENSIACET in Toulouse, France.

Bernard Chua, CFA, is Senior Client Portfolio Manager for American Century Investments, based in New York. He is a member of the Global Growth Equity group and is responsible for communicating global and non-US equity investment strategies and results to the firm’s clients and consultants. He is also responsible for communicating the firm’s sustainable investing capabilities. Prior to joining American Century Investments in 2006, Chua worked as a product manager for the global manager research group at Deutsche Bank Securities, and was previously a product representative and new business developer for non-US distribution for UBS Global Asset Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.

As Head of Climate Research, Bert Kramer is responsible for ensuring the latest climate knowledge and research is effectively integrated across Ortec Finance’s investment decision-making technology and solutions. Kramer joined Ortec Finance in 1995 and has advised financial institutions around the world on the impact of climate risk, and the steps that can be taken to improve their portfolio’s climate resilience and achieve net-zero alignment. Prior to joining the firm’s climate and ESG solutions team, he held various roles at Ortec Finance where he advised large insurance companies on their risk management, lead its research centre, and managed the real estate management team, advising housing associations and other real estate investors. Kramer holds a Master of Econometrics and a PhD in Business from the University of Groningen and is currently lecturing in Econometrics and Finance at the University of Groningen.

Bethan Rose joined Evenlode in 2018 as an Investment Analyst. Bethan graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Economics. She has gained the Investment Management Certificate and the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG investing. She has also passed the CFA Level 1 exam and is currently working towards the CFA UK Certificate in Climate and Investing.

Dr Bo Bai is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX). He previously founded the Asia Green Fund, an award-winning impact private equity firm with around US$2 billion assets under management. Dr Bai was a partner and managing director for Warburg Pincus from 2009-2016, where he led its investments in the energy, industrials, and business services sectors in Asia, and has also worked at First Reserve Corporation and Goldman Sachs. Dr Bai holds a BSc and an MSc in Modern Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, a certificate from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in the Financial Technology Option, and a PhD in Physics from MIT.

Bonnie Y Chan is Head of Listing at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and has more than 25 years of experience in legal and financial services. She started her career in private legal practice, worked in a number of investment banks and was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell before assuming her current role.

Brian Waswani Odhiambo is a Partner at Novastar Ventures, a global VC fund in entrepreneurial Africa. Born and raised in Kenya, Odhiambo has been on an entrepreneurial adventure across West, Southern, and East Africa. He joined Novastar in 2015 and leads the firm’s activities in West Africa. Odhiambo attended Yale University. Immediately after graduation, he joined the management team that started Jumia, a leading and award-winning e-commerce platform across Africa.

Bruno Bamberger, CFA, is a London-based Solutions Strategist for AXA Investment Managers, focused on designing and distributing tailored fixed income mandates for institutional clients. He joined Aon Hewitt as an Investment Consultant in 2011, before moving across to the Fiduciary Management team as a portfolio manager in 2013, where created and managed fund-of-funds for defined benefit pension schemes, including an innovative pooled solution for small pension schemes and a low-risk bond fund. Bamberger then worked at Wells Fargo Asset Management as an Investment Specialist, before joining AXA IM in 2020.

Caitlin Smith is an Associate with the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Finance Center, where she serves as the long-term Climate Finance Advisor to the Ministry of Economy of Fiji. Since March 2019, she has worked with the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economy to design, implement and operationalise a strategy on how to increase both Fiji's access to and effective use of domestic and international sources of climate finance. She has been deeply involved in Finance Center projects on how international finance mechanisms, including the MDBs, G20 and IMF, can better integrate climate change into their agendas. Previously, Smith worked as a consultant on both smart water metering and environmental and energy policy, and as an intern on international climate finance for the US Department of the Treasury.

Camila Corradi Bracco is Senior Coordinator for Content Development & Program Delivery at Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). She previously worked for the Business Network for Diversity & Inclusion in Argentina and has a background in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

Carmen Altenkirch is an Emerging Markets Sovereign Analyst at Aviva Investors, where she focuses on frontier markets, with a broader remit across the emerging market debt universe, working to identify investment opportunities using a fundamentals-based approach, overlaid with relative value analysis. She began her career in the investment industry as an Economist at Nedbank in South Africa, before moving to Fitch Ratings in London as a Director covering African and Eastern European sovereigns, and working at AXA Investment Managers before joining Aviva Investors in 2018.

Caroline Escott is a Senior Investment Manager at Railpen and leads its stewardship work globally. She was previously in charge of the investment, stewardship and collective engagement programme at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and Head of Public Policy at the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association. Escott is Chair of the Investor Coalition for Equal Votes, a pension trustee at the Standard Life Master Trust, winner of Investment Week’s ‘Investment Woman of the Year 2019’ award and was also one of Financial News’ 2020 ‘Top 25 Rising Stars of Asset Management in Europe’. She also chairs NextGen, an industry organisation which seeks to boost cognitive diversity in the pensions sector and is a Board Director of the Social Market Foundation.

Catherine Douglas, Director of ESG Consulting at Morrow Sodali, has broad professional experience covering global ESG consulting and reporting, impact investment development, external affairs, business development, and communications. Experienced in working alongside corporates, industry, and SMEs across the globe, Douglas carried out the first climate report for impact investment for Sub-Saharan Africa and helped with pre-development funding for carbon offsetting projects in the region.

Celene Lee is Investment Principal at Buck, a consulting, technology, and administration services firm specialising in pensions and employee benefits. She has recently launched Buck’s 3-Step ESG Readiness Assessment, a comprehensive and cost-effective package that helps pension trustees take the first step in their ESG journey.

Charlotte Gregory joined WBA as a Research Analyst in 2021. She is currently part of the finance team, specifically working on the first iteration of the Financial System Benchmark. Previously she worked on the Food and Agriculture Benchmark and the Digital Inclusion Benchmark. Gregory has a background in finance, specifically in sustainability research and reporting. Prior to joining WBA, Gregory worked within the climate team at a bank, where she focused on integrating climate change within governance, strategy, risk management and reporting. She holds a BA in Human Geography & Environment from the University of York and a Masters in Environmental Technology, specialising in Business and the Environment, from Imperial College London.

Cheng-En (Jeon) Li joined MainStreet Partners as a Research Analyst in August 2022 after he obtained his MSc degree in Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before moving to London, he worked as a full-time consultant at EY Advisory, the consulting arm of the ‘Big Four’ firm that specialised in solutions for financial analysis and business improvement. He has also completed internships in fixed income and ESG research, financial analysis and audit while completing his undergraduate study in Finance and Cooperative Management at National Taipei University.

Chris Ford is the Head of Government Affairs for EMEA at R3. Prior to joining R3, he was Head of Government Relations at DXC Technology and has also worked as a Senior Public Affairs Advisor to Thames Water. Ford has extensive public affairs experience in sustainability, health, utilities, and infrastructure, having advised several former senior government ministers across a range of sectors.

Chris Iggo is the Chief Investment Officer for Core Investments and Chair of the AXA IM Investment Institute. In his role, Iggo brings together the insights of the Research, Quant Lab and Responsible Investment teams for the benefit of all portfolio managers across asset classes. Previously he was the CIO for AXA IM’s fixed income department, as well as Head of Active Fixed Income in Europe and Asia. In this role, he 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, he 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.

Chris Taufatofua is a Partner specialising in energy transitions and projects at global law firm Vinson & Elkins. He has developed significant and wide-ranging experience of advising lenders, sponsors, governments and contractors on a variety of international transactions across the energy, power, infrastructure and renewables sectors. Taufatofua has been named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for both emerging markets and power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) by Legal 500 UK. He received his law degree and his business degree from Queensland University of Technology.

Christy Hoffman is the General Secretary of UNI Global Union, a federation bringing together services industries workers in 150 countries. Before UNI, she had 25 years’ experience in the US labour movement. At UNI, she was instrumental in negotiating the ground-breaking Bangladesh Accord as well as securing global framework agreements with multinationals to safeguard the rights of their employees worldwide. Her expertise includes using the international standards and tools which govern corporate accountability and the human rights of workers, like the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UNI Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.

Claude Brown is part of the firm’s global ESG practice. Brown has a particular focus on the environmental and social aspects of ESG. He is recognised as one of the world’s leading legal experts in weather risk management, adaptive finance, green finance and the voluntary carbon markets. He has been involved in the design and implementation of carbon registries, as well as trading platforms. He has extensive experience of transactions using products to mitigate the effect of drought on the agricultural economies of Malawi and Ethiopia, as well as transactions to assist in sustainable energy generation in South America and Asia.

Coleen Scott is a Legal and Policy Associate at Inclusive Development International, a US non-profit organization that works to advance social, economic and environmental justice by supporting communities around the world to defend their human rights and environment in the face of harmful corporate activities. The organization has conducted research to illustrate the consequences of allowing so-called ESG investment funds to operate without regulation or oversight. Coleen holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex.

Dame Sara Thornton is a Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Policy at the Rights Lab, University of Nottingham and a Consultant in Modern Slavery at CCLA Investment Management. She previously held a statutory public appointment as the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. She is an experienced public service leader and led the largest non-metropolitan police force in the UK before establishing and chairing the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Dan Grandage is Head of Sustainable Investing at abrdn, in which role he supports the firm’s global investment business to enhance investment performance through integrating ESG and sustainability in the investment process via the creation and oversight of standards and market-leading frameworks He also represents abrdn on the FTSE Russell Sustainability Committee, the TISA Responsible Investing Committee, plus a number of Investment Association sustainable finance working groups. Grandage joined abrdn in 2013 from WSP Group where he spent over 15 years as an environmental and energy consultant. He graduated with a BSc in Environmental Geology from Sheffield University, and holds an MSc from Manchester University in Urban Geoscience.

Dan Lashof is the Director of World Resources Institute, United States. He coordinates WRI’s work in the United States across climate, energy, food, forests, water and the sustainable cities programmes. This includes overseeing the work of the US climate team, which aims to catalyze and support climate action by states, cities, and businesses while laying the groundwork for federal action in the coming years. Previously, Lashof was the Chief Operating Officer of NextGen Policy Center and previously served as the Director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His focus is developing federal and state regulations to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants. He has participated in scientific assessments of global warming through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has monitored international climate negotiations since their inception. 

Daniel Liebau is the Founding Director of Lightbulb Capital, a firm focused on innovation in finance. He is also Affiliate Faculty at Singapore Management University, where he teaches courses on blockchain, digital asset markets and decentralised finance. Daniel's research has been widely published and he also serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Annual Review of Fintech, an academic journal.

David Cudmore is a portfolio manager and partner at Mondrian Investment Partners. He joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2013. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mondrian, he worked at Credit Suisse as a credit risk analyst focusing on the investment bank’s European exposures. Mr. Cudmore began his career at KPMG where he was responsible for the financial analysis of real estate companies and later moving to an advisory position in the High Net Worth team. Mr. Cudmore is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

David Duffy is Co-founder of The Corporate Governance Institute, as well as Co-founder of The Governance Company, an experienced board member, governance consultant and Ireland’s leading author on corporate governance. His last two books are ‘A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance’ and ‘A Practical Guide for Company Directors’. An established thought leader, educator, practitioner and author on corporate governance, Duffy is also considered an innovator in governance research and engagement. The Corporate Governance Institute is a leading provider of director education, offering the first online and accredited Diploma in Corporate Governance and a Diploma in ESG.

Appointed as CEO of Bamboo Capital Partners in October 2023, David Grimaud was previously Chief Executive Officer of Symbiotics Asset Management. Grimaud has also been an Investment Manager in the Structured Products division of Amundi and has held capital markets roles at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole. Born in France, Grimaud was raised in Togo, and educated in Europe, West Africa, and the US. Bamboo is the wholly owned asset management arm of Palladium.

David Harrison is a partner at Fladgate LLP specialising in helping clients to structure and execute complex acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings in both the public and private markets. At the firm, he is responsible for a diverse group of clients, ranging from established multi-nationals and high-growth disruptors, through to alternative asset managers, UHNWIs and their family offices.

David Logan is the author of “Companies for Good” and a co-founder of Corporate Citizenship, an international consultancy working on corporate responsibility and sustainability. He has 40 years of practical experience in frontline corporate responsibility and sustainability work and has worked in Europe, the US and over 30 emerging markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has advised a wide and diverse range of international companies from food to mobile phones. He is a member of the board of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and an associate of the Centre for Sustainable Business Practices at the University of Northampton.

David von Eiff has a combined 13 years of experience in environmental compliance, research, and sustainability. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong and his Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Public Policy at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. His main research areas address the economic, sustainability and climate change issues associated with water supply management decisions. Von Eiff has conducted extensive research projects and authored several publications, recently including a public-facing report which analysed and recommended potential changes for Hong Kong’s water management framework. His work has focused on the carbon footprint of the water supply, using a life-cycle analysis approach to analysis various public policy decisions and water mixes.

Deirdre Cooper is Head of Sustainable Equity within the Multi-Asset team at Ninety One. Cooper is a leading voice in understanding and committing to sustainable investing, particularly investment to address and combat climate change. Ninety One’s Global Environment Strategy, which she co-manages, invests in companies enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy to capture the structural growth driven by decarbonisation. Prior to joining Ninety One in 2018, Cooper was a Partner, Portfolio Manager and Head of Research at Ecofin, as well as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where she headed their European Renewable Energy coverage effort and built an investment banking and principal investing franchise. She has long had a passion for sustainable investing and has worked on a voluntary basis in the microfinance sector both in the US and in Pakistan. She is a member of the advisory board of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to increase the percentage of the world’s investable capital run by women, as well as the advisory board for Imperial College’s Centre for Climate Finance and Investment. She is a peer reviewer for the IEA’s World Energy Outlook. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and her BA in Actuarial Science from University College Dublin.

Denise Le Gal is Chair of Brunel Pension Partnership. She is also Chair of the JP Morgan Chase UK Retirement Plan and formerly served as Co-Chair of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum.

Derek Ip joined BMO Global Asset Management in 2019 as Senior Associate in the Responsible Investment team. He previously worked at ESG data provider S&P Trucost, during which time he also served as an external policy adviser on green finance at the City of London Corporation, and at RESET Carbon in Hong Kong, providing supply chain sustainability analysis and engagement services to major international brands.

Diana Rose is Head of ESG Research at Insig AI, developing technology-enabled tools to drive best practice ESG assessment. She has 15 years of experience in environmental and social sustainability, working closely with corporates on many aspects of ESG including impact management systems, strategy, reporting and communications.

Diane Eshleman brings extensive experience in business transformation, operational and process redesign, sourcing/procurement and ESG. Building on over 30 years of global experience at leading Wall Street firms, she brings a strong ability to tackle even the most complex of business challenges. As the current FI environment is characterised by ever-increasing cost pressures and risk, she brings an acute understanding of how to achieve increased value through process redesign and technology-driven solutions –while concurrently mitigating risk. At Delta Capita, Eshleman serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer with a focus on driving the global ESG agenda for the benefit of our clients, colleagues and the community. Eshleman is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from New York University.

Diane Menville is head of Scope ESG Analysis, the Paris-based unit of European ratings agency Scope Group, which offers ESG impact scores and ratings for investors and issuers, and Second Party Opinions on issuers’ capability and capacity to meet market standards on green, social and sustainability bonds. Diane joined Scope in 2020 from the World Bank, where she worked in the quantitative and asset-allocation team, having previously worked at Barclays Bank and the Banque de France.

Dominique Moerenhout joined the European Public Real Estate Association as CEO in 2017, moving from BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management where he held the CEO position for Luxembourg and Belgium. After working in a private bank followed by five years as a management consultant on large financial sector projects for KPMG Consulting, he joined Fortis Real Estate in 2004, where he was COO for international investment and fund management activities in Luxembourg, Belgium and Spain until 2011, before moving with the company to the UK.

Dorian Maillard is an experienced technology investment banker with over ten years of diverse expertise in technology advisory, private equity, and B2B SaaS consulting. Passionate about innovative technologies and their global impact, Maillard has worked on numerous cross-border technology deals spanning Europe, the US, and the MEA region. Fluent in French, English, and Spanish, he holds a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Paris, graduating with honours.

Doug Davison is a dispute resolution partner at Linklaters LLP and is based in Washington, D.C.

Doug Jayatilaka has experience of a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. He has represented clients in a number of different courts, up to and including the Supreme Court and CJEU, and has experience of various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Jayatilaka graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Physics from the University of York. He also holds a Master’s degree in Law, Business and Management from the University of Law. Jayatilaka joined Powell Gilbert in 2022.

Douglass Guernsey is a Green Century Shareholder Advocate, leveraging the funds’ and the firm’s clout as a shareholder to drive companies to adopt more environmentally sustainable policies and practices. Prior to joining Green Century in 2023, Guernsey worked in management across a range of industries, including media, food and technology. He holds a BA from Guilford College and an MBA from Brandeis University.

Dr. Dierk Brandenburg is Managing Director and Head of Credit and ESG research at Scope Ratings. He was formerly Head of Financial Institutions Ratings at Scope. After working at the Bank for International Settlements and Deutsche Bank, Brandenburg spent more than 13 years at Fidelity International in London as Director of Research and Financial Institutions Team Leader, among other roles.

Dr Helena Wright is Policy Director at the FAIRR Initiative, where she focuses on policy solutions related to the risks and opportunities surrounding intensive animal agriculture. Wright’s work focuses on engaging with governments, regulators, industry bodies and investors to promote a 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 the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), working at the 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 Liz Goodwin is the World Resource Institute’s (WRI) first Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste. She also serves as Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board. A chemist by background, Dr Goodwin spent her early career at ICI but she began to move towards the environmental sector at Zeneca and subsequently Syngenta. Realising the vital role that care for the environment was likely to have in the future, she joined the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) as its first Director of Manufacturing and subsequently added the role of Director of Construction. Dr Goodwin is also a Champion of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 whose aim is to halve food waste around the globe by 2030. Her role at WRI is to help drive the various initiatives that are required around the world to achieve this goal.

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair ESG Committee, Harmony Energy Income Trust, Dr Shefaly Yogendra is an experienced risk and decision-making specialist with a career working in the technology industry including startups and investors. She is an experienced independent non-executive director of investment trusts and was earlier an independent Governor of London Metropolitan University.

Torsten Schwarze counsels clients on complex financing transactions, including acquisition and real estate finance transactions, restructurings, and derivatives transactions, as well as regulatory matters and compliance issues. His clients include banks, financial institutions, investment companies, stock and derivatives exchanges, and other companies. He also represents his clients in court and administrative proceedings on compliance and regulatory matters. Schwarze is a member of Morgan Lewis’ LIBOR working group, which acts as its go-to authority on LIBOR transition across a range of jurisdictions and practice areas, and tracks evolving deadlines in relation to LIBOR replacements.

Dylan Waldhuetter is Director of Water Stewardship Solutions at The Water Council, where he is responsible for program development and support related to the council’s water stewardship initiative.

Ed Phillips is an Investment Director at Future Planet Capital where he manages the Blue Ocean fund and sits on the investment committees for its flagship funds and the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund. He is a Director at Captura, and has led investments into companies including NeoVac, Queen of Raw, Vaarst/RovCo, Aria Pharmaceuticals, Navenio and Vaccitech. As part of the founding team at Future Planet Capital, Phillips helped grow the firm from a US$20 million experiment fund to over US$400 million in committed capital today. He has led investments for a number of strategies, including a pandemic response micro-fund with Barclays, followed by an ocean-focused fund for the government of Monaco. He also developed Future Planet Capital’s partnership with Seedrs. Before Future Planet Capital, Phillips researched molecular genetics at Hong Kong University and received a 1st (Hons) in Biological Sciences at Bristol University.

Eduardo Monteiro is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Partners and oversees Origination & Portfolio Management within the Investment Team. Prior to Victory Hill, Monteiro built and was responsible for Mizuho Bank’s Natural Resources Corporate Finance Advisory Unit of which he was acting Head for EMEA. In this role, Monteiro led and facilitated the origination of corporate bond issuance mandates for investment grade Energy and Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Mining), positioning Mizuho at top league table positions in the sector. He also significantly contributed to growing the bank’s loan portfolio and profitability through origination initiatives aimed at bringing on new clients and through efforts to develop existing relationships further.

Elizabeth Coleman is a Competition Law Partner at Eversheds Sutherland with significant contentious experience, both in complex competition litigation and in defending competition investigations. She acts on collective and private competition law damages actions, including before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court, as well as numerous cartel and dominance competition law investigations, including those brought by the Competition and Markets Authority, Ofcom, Ofgem, Financial Conduct Authority, European Commission and various national competition authorities across Europe.

Elke Pfeiffer works with the Sustainable Investing Team at Allianz Investment Management, supporting Allianz’s investment transition to a sustainable and low-carbon portfolio. Previously, she was seconded to the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, managing and leading the discussions around ‘Financing the Transition’ and ‘Sector Pathways to Net Zero’, amongst other themes. Pfeiffer has also worked as Head of Global Investment Performance Measurement, responsible for performance measurement and reporting for more than 50 Allianz entities world-wide. Moreno Capretti has more than three decades’ experience in asset management, currently serving as an analyst in the investment team at Intesa Sanpaolo Vita. His wide-ranging career has encompassed roles as portfolio manager, head of risk management, performance measurement, securitized-products analyst, and market economist. Since 2020, Capretti has actively contributed to integrating ESG themes into investment processes and playing a crucial role in setting decarbonisation targets for sub-portfolios.

Elrika Hamdi is an energy finance analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), covering energy transition, economics, finance and politics in the Southeast Asian region. She has covered the Indonesian power and energy market extensively over the years, and built a reputation as a trusted analyst by industry players, investors, and government officials.With over 15 years of on-the-ground experience in the energy and finance sector, Hamdi has been involved in numerous projects related to renewable energy, rural electrification and energy efficiency market funded either by private companies or donor agencies such as USAID, AFD, GIZ, and UNEP. Previously, she was a corporate advisory consultant in Singapore dealing with company listings and corporate mergers & acquisition. Hamdi holds a Bachelor of International Relations from the University of Indonesia, and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Aston Business School.

Emilio Barucci is Professor of Mathematical Finance at the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano. He is head of QFinLab and of the Quantitative Finance group. Barucci holds a degree in Economics from the University of Florence and his research interests include: banking system, financial markets, privatisations, corporate governance, macroeconomics, quantitative finance, asset management, fintech. He has authored over seventy publications and ten volumes, and is the director of the Quantitative Finance and of the International Master in Fintech both at the Politecnico di Milano’s Graduate School of Management.

Emily Farrimond, Partner and ESG & Sustainability Lead at Baringa Partners, leads the firm's work in ESG and sustainability across financial services, working with clients to clarify their business purpose as well as create and embed ESG into their strategies. Additionally she works closely with many of her clients to support them in addressing the challenges presented by climate change, addressing both the risks and opportunities to embed into their business models.

Emily Leitch is a Partner in the Capital Markets practice of Shearman & Sterling. She has represented clients in multibillion-dollar transactions and counsels clients on SEC disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters. Leitch is an officer of the ESG Committee of the Institute for Energy Law and recently spoke at the Kayo Women’s Energy Transition Summit on the topic ‘Is ESG Driving M&A in Energy and Power?’. She regularly works with clients across various industries on equity offerings, debt offerings, and complex mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Emma Johnson is a partner in Ashurst's dispute resolution practice, specialising in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes. She also has public international law experience, having acted in proceedings for and against states, both under the ICSID Convention and before the International Court of Justice. Johnson has advised on arbitrations under all of the major arbitral rules for clients in various sectors, but has particular expertise in the renewables and oil & gas sectors, including recently acting in a number of multi-million dollar ICC arbitrations arising out of construction and operation of what was at the time of its construction the world's largest solar plant. 

Eric Jondeau is Professor of Finance at HEC Lausanne, the business school at the University of Lausanne and co-director of the Centre for Risk Management (CRML). He graduated from the French National School of Statistics and Economics, holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine, and is a fellow of the French Actuaries Institute. Before joining HEC Lausanne in 2004, Jondeau worked in the French banking industry (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and Banque Indosuez) and at Banque de France from 1995 to 2004.

Erica de Souza is the Regional Manager for Water Security for CDP in the APAC region. Based in Singapore, her role involves working with directly with companies and key stakeholders including financial institutions, policy makers and civil society actors to encourage corporate action on water security by driving disclosure.

Fernando Campos is a Conservation and Climate Finance Manager at Sitawi, a non-profit organisation founded in 2008 and a pioneer in developing innovative financial solutions for positive social and environmental impact. Sitawi participates in the Brazilian Alliance for Impact.

Fiona Smith is Investment Proposition Manager at Smart Pension. With nearly a decade of experience working in the pensions industry, she manages the sustainable investing strategy of the £4 billion Smart Pension Master Trust. Smith builds innovative solutions with Smart Pension’s investment manager partners, harnessing Smart’s technology capabilities and transitioning its investments to net zero by 2040. She previously worked at Mercer, where she advised institutional pension schemes on their investment strategy as part of the company’s Defined Contribution pensions business. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

Florian Gallo's bio Florian Gallo is a climate scientist with a background in earth sciences and currently leads the research on physical climate risks at London Stock Exchange Group. He previously worked for Carbone 4, a French climate consultancy company where he was leading projects on physical climate risks and adaptation for finance and corporates. Prior to that he spent three years as a climate services scientist at the UK Met Office in Exeter, developing usable IP and products and training meteorologists in Africa and Asia. Gallo originally trained as a geologist and has a PhD in geosciences from University of Lorraine where he focused on the interactions of landslides and monsoon rainfall in the Himalayas.

Frédéric Vonner leads the Sustainable Finance and Sustainability practice of PwC in Luxembourg. Being a Partner in the Regulatory & Compliance Advisory Services practice, he has developed knowledge and expertise of the Luxembourg financial sector, particularly in asset management and asset servicing, by leading operational and regulatory consulting projects for more than 19 years. Vonner advises banks and asset managers on the effects of the sustainable finance regulatory requirements on their business models and on their products.

Gary Smith is working as a strategic partner to Haven Green Capital Partners. He is the Managing Director of Sovereign Focus, which provides training services to asset management firms, and asset allocation advice to institutional investors.

George Favaloro is Head of Climate Solutions, North America at South Pole, a leading carbon project developer. He has 15 years of experience in corporate sustainability, working with companies, governments and organisations across the world to develop and implement comprehensive emission reduction plans offsets to achieve net zero emissions. Favaloro's sustainability background includes being a sustainability practice leader at PwC. He is the founder and manager at Esty Environmental Partners, a sustainability strategy boutique which was acquired by PwC, and is a founder of Terrapass, a retail carbon offset company.

Gerben Schreurs is a Partner in FRA’s Zurich office and has over 25 years of experience solving technical challenges on complex problems requiring insight into large (un)structured data sets, including matters relating to investigations, risk management and compliance. He leads high profile and confidential cases in the areas of fraud, information leakage, money laundering, disputes and regulatory breaches.

Gino Cenedese is Research Director at Fulcrum Asset Management, having joined the firm from the Bank of England, where he was Senior Economist for the Macro Financial Analysis Division. Cenedese holds a PhD in Finance from the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick and an MA in Economics and Finance from the Universita Ca’Foscari Venezia.

Graeme Bencke joined Amati Global Investors as a Fund Manager for the TB Amati Strategic Innovation Fund in May 2022. He has previously held roles at F&C Investments and AIG (later renamed PineBridge Investments).

Graham is the Capgemini Engineering Intelligent Industry Lead Architect and is an influential senior leader with proven capability in identifying, developing and implementing state of the art and future technology solutions at a strategic level within complex, multinational organisations. Upton leverages a 30+ year career in industry and consulting and has an extensive knowledge in design engineering, manufacturing operations and industry-leading digital advances.

Greg Carlock is a Manager for Climate Action and Data for the World Resources Institute in the US. He leads new work analyzing federal policy for deep decarbonization in the US and has also led work with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to increase greater climate action in cities through data access.

Greg Hershman is Head of US Policy at the Principles for Responsible Investment, based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining PRI, he spent six years in the US Senate in various roles including working for Senator Tom Carper (Del.), on the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.

Gregorio Esteban is founder and CEO of Miraval Holdings, a sustainable developer of self-sufficient ecocities in Latin America. He is leading Miraval to become the first LatAm-focused sustainable real estate company to be listed in Europe.

Gregory Berry joined Accountability Counsel as a Policy Associate in 2019 after serving two years as a staff attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. His public interest experience includes contributing to a variety of environmental and human rights initiatives through legal internships with Center for International Environmental Law, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Connecticut River Conservancy, a summer fellowship with Natural Resources Defense Council, and clinical work with Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. Berry earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School, where he was an Environmental Missions Scholar and the 2016 Vermont/Cuba Agricultural Systems Fellow.

Guy Cameron is Chief Investment Officer and a Founder of Cameron Hume and has more than 30 years’ investment management experience. Guy was previously an equity fund manager at Baillie Gifford and went on to lead the development and growth of the firm's fixed income business as a partner.

Haley Wiebel is a communications lead for the Center for Sustainable Business at World Resources Institute, where she manages messaging, content development and strategy. Prior to joining WRI, she worked as a Strategic Communications Manager at Andes Amazon Fund where her work contributed to the protection of more than 15 million acres of land across the Amazon basin.

Dr Henning Stein has a quarter-century of experience in senior executive, business development and consulting positions across asset management, pension funds, platforms, insurance, and academia. He is a frequent contributor to a variety of industry expert groups, including the European Risk Management Council and the Observatory on Corporate Governance, and helps to shape investment strategy more broadly, particularly through client-facing engagement, including at C-suite level. Ariel Barack is Senior Partner and CEO of Ordway Selections, which deploys strategic capital to shape the future sustainable and economically viable food system. With over two decades of leadership and operational experience in both publicly listed and family-controlled enterprises, Barack serves on the board of biological pesticides firm Vestaron and on the advisory boards of several specialist investment funds.

Helle Bank Jørgensen is Founder and CEO of Competent Boards, which upskills boards of directors and business leaders across the world. Dr Henning Stein is a Finance Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and holds the Global Competent Boards Designation in Sustainability and ESG. He serves on the board of 1BusinessWorld, a global AI-powered business ecosystem that provides entrepreneurs and executives with the resources, tools and connectivity needed for success.

Ian Spaulding is Chief Executive Officer of global assurance partner LRQA, which brings together decades of sector-specific expertise and data-driven insight to help clients navigate risk. Before becoming CEO, Spaulding held other roles within the company including Chief Growth Officer and Assessments Business Director.Operating in more than 160 countries with a team of more than 6,000 people, LRQA’s award-winning compliance, supply chain, cybersecurity and ESG specialists support more than 61,000 clients across multiple sectors to anticipate, mitigate and manage risk.

Iryna Pylypchuk has been Director of Research and Market Information at INREV since September 2020. With nearly two decades of investment research experience, Pylypchuk joined from Fidelity International, where she spent over four years as a Senior Market Analyst. Prior to this, Pylypchuk spent over a decade as Director of EMEA and subsequently Global Research at CBRE.

Ivo Mulder leads UNEP’s Climate Finance Unit (CFU), created in 2019, and which includes a diverse team based in Geneva, Nairobi, Jakarta and Cambridge. CFU brings together various initiatives and finance facilities that actively unlock public and especially private capital towards sustainable land use with positive impacts for the climate, nature and people.

Jake Barnett is Director of Sustainable Investment Services at Wespath Institutional Investments and Co-lead of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance Engagement Track. Patrick Peura is ESG Engagement Manager at Allianz Investment Management and Co-lead of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance Engagement Track.

Jamal Srouji is an Associate in the Global Climate Programme, based in World Resources Institute’s the London Office. He works towards ensuring the enhancement of climate ambition in a wide range of countries for successful progress on climate action under the international climate negotiations. Prior to joining the WRI, Srouji served as a Green Economy Consultant at the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva, Switzerland, where he provided technical advice and support to countries embarking on an inclusive green economy transition. Previously, he worked as a Sustainable Design Engineer, where he provided consulting services dedicated to promoting sustainability within the built environment. He has also been a delegate of Lebanon to the climate change conference COP21 in Paris and COP22 in Marrakech and took part in the climate change negotiations.

James Hunt, an Associate Director at international legal practice Osborne Clarke, has extensive experience advising banks and debt funds on a wide range of financing options covering investment grade to highly leveraged products. He has a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance with exposure to both sponsor-backed transactions and corporate event-driven deals. Prior to joining Osborne Clarke, James trained and spent the first seven years of his career at a Magic Circle firm, with six months on secondment to their banking team in Amsterdam.

James Lawrence, CFA, is Head of Investment Proposition at Smart Pension. With over a decade of experience working in the pensions industry, he is responsible for designing and running the investment strategy of the £2.5 billion Smart Pension Master Trust. Lawrence builds innovative solutions with Smart Pension’s investment manager partners, harnessing Smart’s technology capabilities and transitioning its investments to net zero by 2040. He previously worked at Mercer, where he led the investment strategy for Mercer Workplace Savings, the company’s UK Direct Contribution fiduciary business.

James Phare is CEO of Neural Alpha, having founded the firm in 2016 to harness the capabilities of AI and data science for the benefit of sustainable finance professionals. He is a sustainable fintech innovation specialist with over 20 years’ experience of working closely with executives to develop world-class and impactful data and technology strategies and solutions. Formerly Head of Data at Man Group, Phare is also Event Director and Co-founder of connecteddataworld, Europe's largest conference of its kind for knowledge graphs, AI, graph databases and related tech.

James Tinworth is a Partner with European law firm Fieldfisher, advising clients on the structuring, establishment, operation and restructuring of investment funds across a wide variety of fund structures (both open and closed-ended, including hybrid hedge-private equity funds and UCITS) established in a number of jurisdictions (both onshore and offshore). James is a specialist in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and advises on the UK regulatory regime and other EU legislation, financial promotion rules, conduct of business issues and other aspects of the FCA Handbook.

Jamie Ross is a Portfolio Manager of European equities at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2016. He was appointed as a joint Portfolio Manager for a European investment trust in 2018 and became sole manager in 2019. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager on the UK Equities Team, where he co-managed a UK equities pooled fund.

Jan Rabe is Co-Head of the Sustainable Investment Office at Metzler Asset Management. He was previously head of ESG Research at Deutsche Bank, where his responsibilities included advising global institutional investors on asset allocation as well as companies in the EMEA region on regulatory and capital market ESG issues.

Jan Stannard is Acting CEO and Chair of Trustees at Heal, an organisation which raises money to buy land in England for rewilding. Having spent most of her business career in technology marketing communications, she graduated with a first in psychology in 2012 and trained as a specialist in resilience. She serves on the boards of two businesses she helped to found, including Heal.

Janet Ranganathan is the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Learning and Results at the World Resources Institute (WRI). As well as leading the development and execution of WRI's five-year strategy, Ranganathan co-founded the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Ceres Board of Directors, as well a member of a number of sustainability-focused advisory boards.

Janine Guillot is CEO of The SASB Foundation, a nonprofit that connects businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability and sets standards for financially material sustainability information. As CEO, Janine’s priorities are to increase use of SASB Standards by companies and investors and work with stakeholders to advance progress towards a globally accepted comprehensive corporate reporting system.

Jeanne Martin is Senior Campaign Manager at ShareAction. She joined the UK-based NGO in 2017 as AGM coordinator, and now oversees ShareAction's Banking Standards team and work. Previously, she undertook research on the future of gas networks at the Sustainable Gas Institute, and attended the UN climate talks as a youth representative.

Jeff Atherton is head of Japanese Equities and leads the Japan CoreAlpha team at Man GLG. He has managed Japanese funds since 1990, holding senior positions at Insight Investment, SGAM, TCW and Equitable Life, and spent five years as partner and co-manager of Stratton Street Capital’s Japanese hedge fund strategies.

As Director of Capital Markets at SASB, Jeff Cohen educates and partners with institutional investors and asset owners, facilitating dialogue on financially material, industry-specific ESG topics and metrics for implementation into investment decisions across asset classes. Prior to joining SASB, he was Head of Business Development at Sonen Capital, an ESG & Impact dedicated OCIO and fund manager.

Dr Jennifer Dixon joined the Health Foundation as Chief Executive in October 2013, having held the same post at the Nuffield Trust from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, she was Director of Policy at The King’s Fund and was the policy advisor to the Chief Executive of the National Health Service between 1998 and 2000. Originally trained in medicine, Dixon practised mainly paediatric medicine, prior to a career in policy analysis. She has a Master’s in public health and a PhD in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Jennifer Wu, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, is responsible for leading firm-wide strategic efforts in building a global sustainable investing platform through continued ESG integration, research and thought leadership, investment stewardship, and development of innovative strategies. She also leads the firm’s Sustainable Investing Leadership Team, a global team of senior leaders focused on sharing best practices for sustainable investing across asset classes. Previously, Wu had a leading role in BlackRock's Sustainable Investing team, and was BlackRock's Head of Corporate Strategy & Development for Asia-Pacific.

Jeremy Alun-Jones is COO of Cibus Capital, with oversight of operations, valuations, finance, and risk management. He also chairs the Cibus Investment and Valuation Committees and is also chair of The Summer Berry Company, a local organic berry producer based in the south of England. Alun-Jones joined Cibus in March 2014 after many years as an investment analyst and hedge fund assessor. Previously he developed and sold a fund of hedge fund business, Montier Asset Management, to Stenham Asset Management where he became Group Managing Director of the firm’s hedge fund division. Prior to that he spent many years as an equity research analyst following the retail and later, telecom industries. Alun-Jones was educated at Oxford University, where he received a MA in Human Sciences.

Jeremy Coller is CIO and Chairman of Coller Capital, a leading global investment firm in the private equity secondary market. He founded the FAIRR Initiative in 2015 as part of his philanthropic activities through the Jeremy Coller Foundation. Jeremy has been recognised by Financial News as one of the 50 most influential people in the European private equity market.

Jeroen Huisman is the Programme Director of the Blended Finance Taskforce, a global coalition housed by Systemiq and launched in 2017 to tackle barriers which prevent capital from flowing to a net zero, nature-positive and inclusive economy. The taskforce helps optimise, design and scale climate deals and blended vehicles in emerging markets and works with pioneers to develop innovative investment partnerships and products. Huisman is the lead author of recent papers on more and better use of guarantees and financing power transmission infrastructure. Prior to joining Systemiq, he worked on policy effectiveness for the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands.

Jeroen Rijpkema is the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank. He is also member of the Board of the Dutch Banking Association. Prior to joining Triodos Bank, Rijpkema was Program Lead and CEO ad interim of Transaction Monitoring Netherlands, the combined transaction monitoring initiative of five Dutch banks, including Triodos Bank. He worked at ABN AMRO Bank starting in 1985 in several leadership roles domestically and internationally.

Jillian Stacy, JD, MELP, is Business Manager for Sustainable Chemistry at Enhesa, a provider of global regulatory and sustainability intelligence. She works closely with many of the world’s largest businesses to proactively avoid chemicals of concern in their products and processes by learning what they are currently receiving from suppliers, understanding potential hazards with those chemicals, and designing out problematic substances from their global operations.

Joan Carling is Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI). She is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera with more than 20 years' experience of working on indigenous issues from the grassroots to the international level. Micheal Clements is Director of International Programmes at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. She has led national advocacy strategies and legal cases challenging abuse by companies in relation to natural resources and extractives, and closely collaborated with unions on labour rights cases.

Joe Noss is a Senior Director at the WTW Climate and Resilience Hub, where he leads engagement with the financial sector. He was previously a senior official at the Bank of England and G20 Financial Stability Board, where he led a variety of work on climate change, sustainable finance and technology.

Joey Aoun is the Net Zero Implementation Lead at Savills Investment Management, with previous experience working at Arup and Foster+ Partners. A registered architect and a chartered engineer, he has shaped an interdisciplinary work approach which draws on insights into architectural design, urban energy planning, sustainability consultancy and environmental engineering. Aoun works effectively as part of an integrated project team and provides cross-disciplinary thought leadership on sustainable futures. Through his career impact and outreach, he has received several industry accolades and professional recognitions.

Johanna Schmidt is an Investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management. She is the co-author of 'Dress to change - A fashion business model for planet and people' and an expert on sustainability in fashion, the current fashion business model, slow fashion and the role of investors.

John Willis is Director of Research at Planet Tracker, a non-profit think tank focused on aligning capital markets with planetary limits. John has more than 30 years’ finance sector experience across research, trading, securities lending and portfolio management. He co-founded Sustainable Insight Capital Management, which managed a range of equity funds for sustainability-conscious investors and was previously Global Head of Research at Deutsche Asset Management.

Johnny Mattimore is Global Head of Risk and Sustainable Finance at First Derivative, where he leads a global team supporting clients across the full spectrum of financial and non-financial risk management, He has more than 30 years' financial markets' experience in areas including banking, asset management, hedge funds, private equity, wealth management, clearing, exchanges and digital securities, gained at institutions including Gartmore, Old Mutual, RAB Capital, Citi, Bear Stearns and ING.

Jonathan Porteous is head of Stevens & Bolton’s international practice group as well as head of the banking and finance practice. He has a broad practice encompassing a wide range of debt finance including real estate finance, acquisition finance, asset finance and trade finance. Porteous also advises a varied client base on M&A and corporate matters, particularly where there is an international dimension.

José Pugas, Head of Responsible Investments and Engagement at JGP Asset Management. He is a political scientist with over 20 years of experience in sustainability and finances, leading different projects in Brazil and Latin America. Pugas is an active member of think tanks and international forums dedicated to discussing regenerative finances, nature-based solutions and just transition.

Joseph Naayem, CFA is the Managing Partner of Kalmus Capital, a sustainable investment advisory supporting asset owners in the evolution and implementation of their investment strategy across asset classes. He has more than 15 years’ experience at the intersection of ESG, impact and alternative investments, including redesigning the 2020 PRI reporting framework and co-authoring PRI Academy training modules, in partnership with Contrast Capital. Naayem ran UBS Wealth Management’s hedge fund advisory business in Europe, having previously managed various fund of hedge funds since 2003. He was a founding shareholder of pioneering impact investing boutique Alphamundi, serving on its investment committee for eight years and advising early-stage startups on their approach to sustainability. Naayem graduated from the London School of Economics and holds a diploma in sustainable finance from the Haute Ecole de Geneve.

Julia Wittenberg is a corporate governance and sustainability manager with more than 15 years’ experience influencing corporate governance and sustainability frameworks in key European markets and advising senior management across various sectors. She possesses diverse skills in risk and reputation management, cross-functional communications, sustainability analysis and integration and policy development.

Julie is a Research Analyst for WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center. She focuses on climate finance in the UN climate negotiations, multilateral climate funds, and the role of the private sector in shifting finance flows in a sustainable direction. Currently, Julie is also finalizing her master’s in Climate Policy and Diplomacy at Wageningen University & Research.

Julie Segal leads a climate finance policy programme at Environmental Defence Canada, where she advances climate-related financial policy and regulation. She previously managed a portfolio of impact investments at the McConnell Foundation, where she invested in projects with positive impacts for Indigenous reconciliation and a just climate transition. She has won national and global awards for her work integrating environmental justice into sustainable finance, including winning First Prize Paper in the Ethics & Trust in Finance Global Prize. She writes about climate finance in the media, contributes to youth- and community-led environmental groups, and advises foundations on strategies for impact investing. Segal completed a Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University. She co-authored a policy roadmap to align Canada with a sustainable financial system and advised on the Climate-Aligned Finance Act in the Canadian Senate. She has also contributed to global discussions on climate finance, including by engaging with Canadian parliament and the United Nations. Segal recently joined the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment as a Visiting Fellow on Just Transition.

Karen Abramson is the CEO of the Corporate Performance & ESG (CP & ESG) Division of Wolters Kluwer. The Euronext-listed company serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in more than 40 countries, and employs approximately 20,900 professionals. Wolters Kluwer established its CP & ESG division in March 2023 to meet the growing demand from corporations and banks for integrated financial, operational, and ESG performance management and reporting solutions. Wolters Kluwer CP & ESG was recently named among the leading global providers of ESG software in the inaugural Green Quadrant: ESG Reporting and Data Management Software 2023 report from Verdantix, an independent research firm.

Karen Sack is a Co-founder and Executive Director of the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), a unique multi-sector collaboration between the private sector, governments and civil society designed to build resilience in the regions and communities most vulnerable to ocean risk, by pioneering finance and insurance products that incentivise investment into nature-based solutions. She has spent her career working on ocean conservation, advocacy and policy and has spoken and written extensively on ocean conservation, climate and sustainable finance.

Kari McCormick is a Partner in the financial services disputes and investigations group at Eversheds Sutherland. She specialises in defending claims against firms and auditors and representing them in regulatory investigations. She has over 25 years’ experience as a litigator representing clients in the financial services sector in civil disputes and regulatory proceedings, with a particular focus on consumer financial products and mis-selling.

Karin Pasha-Huizinga joined Colesco in 2023 as Responsible Investment Officer and is also a member of the firm’s investment committee. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Colesco’s firm-wide responsible investment framework and has more than 17 years of investment management and advisory experience with a focus on risk and sustainability. Prior to joining Colesco, Pasha-Huizinga was a partner at the Cardano Group, focusing on sustainability and client advisory. She also held several other positions such as Head of Integration and Migration, Fixed Income Trader and has given strategic risk advice to pension funds. Pasha-Huizinga holds a MSc in Applied Physics, and a MSc in Risk Management from Delft University of Technology and VU Amsterdam respectively. She is also a CFA Institute charter holder.

Dr Kasper Hanus joined Franklin Templeton in April of 2021 as Senior sustainability Manager for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income. Based in Cieszyn, Poland, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining ESG strategies for global and European funds, including those participating in Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) Article 8 and 9 categories. Prior to his employment at Franklin Templeton, Dr. Hanus was a research fellow at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has over a decade of experience in sustainability and resilience studies, and collaborated with leading American, British, and Australian universities including: Harvard, the University of Durham, and the University of Sydney. Dr. Hanus holds a doctoral degree awarded by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, based on his dissertation exploring links between water management and political power in ancient Inner Asia, and a Master and Bachelor of Arts from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. 

Kate Brett is Head of Sustainable Investment for UK & Europe at Mercer. In this role, Kate provides advice to pension funds, charities, endowments and insurers on strategic asset allocation, de-risking strategies, manager selection and portfolio structuring analysis, performance monitoring, ESG integration and active ownership practices. Kate was previously an investment analyst at Lothian Pension Fund.

Kate Cacciatore is the Head of Sustainability at FigBytes, creators of the ESG Insight Platform for strategy, data, reporting and stakeholder engagement. In her role, she focuses on supporting and strengthening all of the ways in which FigBytes can enable clients to successfully design and implement their sustainability strategies and achieve greater positive impact, while also contributing as a company to transformational, systemic change in the wider business and societal landscape through our thought leadership, collaborative partnerships, innovative product strategy and internal and external stakeholder engagement. Previously, she was Global Head of Sustainability for Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, where she was responsible for embedding sustainability and responsible investment in the group’s strategy and driving implementation across asset management, private banking and private equity activities.

Kelly Levin is Chief of Science, Data and Systems Change at the Bezos Earth Fund, providing data analysis and evidence to inform the fund’s strategic direction. She is also Co-Director of the Systems Change Lab, which monitors, learns from and accelerates transformational change required to protect people and planet. Previously, Levin spent 12 years at the World Resources Institute, where she was the Director of Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action at the WRI’s global climate programme.

Kentaro Kawamori is CEO and Co-Founder of Persefoni, a climatetech SaaS company that works with companies and financial institutions to account for, disclose, and manage their climate impacts. Prior to founding Persefoni, he was the youngest Chief Digital Officer ever at a Fortune 500 energy company and spent his career in the enterprise software space, also spending time as an early-stage software investor at Rice Investment Group.

Kerry Xuefeng Chen is the Co-Founder and CEO of ATRenew, a Shanghai-headquartered and Nasdaq-listed firm which operates a technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions and services platform. Prior to founding the company, he served as a product manager at SYKES China, a leading provider of multichannel demand generation and customer engagement services for global brands, from July 2006 to June 2010. Chen received his bachelor’s degree from Tongji University in July 2002 and master’s degree from Fudan University in June 2006.

Kindra Mohr is Financial Services and Human Rights Manager at BSR, a sustainable business network consultancy. As a business and human rights attorney, Mohr has more than a decade of experience advancing social and environmental sustainability and access to remedy. She advises financial institutions, their corporate clients and investees on innovative solutions to prevent and address human rights risks and impacts, including through stakeholder engagement and the development of grievance mechanisms. Previously, Mohr consulted for the International Finance Corporation and worked with clients at PwC to integrate best practices into their corporate governance frameworks. She also served for five years as the Policy Director for a global nonprofit, advocating with communities for environmental and social protections and access to remedy in international finance and impact investing.

Kirsten James directs Ceres' strategy for mobilising leading investors and companies to address the sustainability risks facing our freshwater and agriculture systems. Previously, she served for five years as Director of California Policy and Partnerships, where she led strategy development for Ceres’ California-focused policy work, engaging companies and investors in support of public policies that call for sustainable water management, clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. 

Kirsten James directs Ceres' strategy for mobilising leading investors and companies to address the sustainability risks facing our freshwater and agriculture systems. Previously, she served for five years as Director of California Policy and Partnerships, where she led strategy development for Ceres’ California-focused policy work, engaging companies and investors in support of public policies that call for sustainable water management, clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Jay Famiglietti is a Professor of Hydrology and Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Previously, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, Famiglietti is a regular advisor to state, provincial and federal government officials on water security issues.

Kübra Koldemir is a Founding Partner at SustainFinance and a sustainability researcher at Argüden Governance Academy. She previously worked as an investment analyst at a number of US-based investment houses and holds an executive MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Elysabeth Alfano is CEO of VegTech Invest, advisor to the VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF and developer of the VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Alternative Proteins Index. She speaks globally on the intersection of food security, sustainability, and the global food supply system, and is the Founder of Plant Powered Consulting, which advises multinationals and c-suite executives.

Laura Hillis is Director, Climate and Environment at the Church of England Pensions Board and leads climate stewardship, policy and targets for the organisation, as well as managing key strategic projects such as corporate climate lobbying and the board’s work on emerging markets. She has nearly fifteen years of experience in sustainability and ESG focused on finance and investment, including working for Australian financial institutions such as Bank Australia and the Suncorp Group. Hillis led corporate engagement for the Investor Group on Climate Change, working with over 100+ institutional investors to engage high-emitters on climate change. She also served on the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+, on an advisory committee for the Transition Pathway Initiative, and was on the Technical Advisory Group for the Australian Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. Hillis holds degrees from the University of Melbourne and Queensland University of Technology and is pursuing Master of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge.

Lauren Musse co-leads the World Benchmarking Alliance’s investor engagement strategy, connecting investors and investor-focused platforms to its work and developing new modes of collaboration with other financial institutions and ESG service providers. Seeing these actors as key catalysts for transformation across the Sustainable Development Goals, she is particularly interested in systems thinking, and connecting the dots across transformation areas to the work of the financial industry.

Leonard Ng is co-head of Sidley’s UK/EU Financial Services Regulatory group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Based in the London office, Leonard advises a wide range of global financial institutions on complex UK and EU financial services regulatory issues. He has particular experience in advising clients on operating under the regulatory framework established after the last financial crisis, and more recently on Brexit planning, sustainable finance/ESG, LIBOR transition and cryptoasset regulation.

Lewis Saffin is an Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, specializing in matters relating to the asset and wealth management industries and advises on all aspects of the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds across a wide range of asset classes and jurisdictions. He also advises on regulatory matters and distribution projects involving investment fund clients.

Liam Crosby is a public health practitioner with experience working in the UK public health system, and a passion for addressing the factors that drive health inequalities. As a Senior Programme Development Manager, Liam is scoping ShareAction's new Long-term Investors for People's Health programme.

Lukas Tunikaitis is an ESG and Sustainability Specialist at UL Solutions. He helps organisations accelerate their transition to a net zero carbon economy using science-based solutions, while also achieving regulatory compliance. He is passionate about sustainable finance, climate risk management and ESG strategies to drive long-term enterprise value creation.

Luma Saqqaf is CEO of Ajyal Sustainability Consulting, which works with organisations to help them achieve a sustainable future. She also counsels regulators and financial markets participants in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on sustainable finance issues and regulations. Saffaq has 20+ years’ in legal practice, including practising at the two ‘magic circle’ law firms, Allen & Overy and Linklaters, where she was a finance partner and global head of the Islamic Finance Group. She led teams across Europe, Middle East and Asia on ground-breaking transactions in Sharia’a compliant sukuk (bonds), loans, securitisation and structured finance, derivatives and funds.

Mansoor Hamayun is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bboxx, a data-driven platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by connecting consumers and deploying innovative products across Africa. Born in 1988 in Pakistan, he was raised in Sweden and studied Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London. While studying at Imperial College London, Hamyun met Bboxx’s two other co-founders – Christopher Baker-Brian and Laurent Van Houcke. Over 13 years ago, Hamayun, Baker-Brian, and Van Houcke founded Bboxx to create a sustainable, affordable, and commercial solution that would allow for unprecedented access to clean energy and other life-changing products to transform the lives of millions.

Markus Barth, CFA is Founder and CEO of Anatase, a specialised index consulting organisation, providing rules-based investment strategy design, index development and back testing services. He has developed more than 400 proprietary indices, including, in 2007, one of the first to overlay low carbon emissions to a proprietary Deutsche Bank valuation methodology, and, in 2014, an index which applied a next-generation ESG overlay to systematic active value funds at DWS Asset Management. More recently, Barth designed the world’s first water risk measurement methodology and created the ‘Water Footprint’, which was incorporated into his design of the Thomas Schumann Water Security Indices.

Margarita Pirovska leads the Global Policy team at the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), working on policy engagement and regulatory analysis to support responsible investment across key capital markets and multilateral organisations. She has over 20 years of experience in sustainable finance and energy markets, including at UNEP FI, Engie and the International Energy Agency. Pirovska has a Ph.D. in Economic Science on European natural gas markets and a Master’s degree in Industrial Organisation.

Maria Grazia Cafagna is Director, ESG & Regulatory Solutions, for Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik. The business is part of Wolters Kluwer’s Corporate Performance & ESG division which was created in March 2023 to meet the growing for integrated financial, operational, and ESG performance management and reporting solutions. Cafagna joined CCH Tagetik in 2003 and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Pisa.

Maria Lozovik is a Founding Partner of London-based boutique asset manager Marsham Investment Management. She founded the firm in 2016 and has grown it to around US$500 million in AUM. Prior to this, Maria spent 10 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she worked in ECM, investment banking and corporate finance in both Moscow and London.

Mark Fulton is the Founder and former Project Director at the Inevitable Policy Response, a climate transition forecasting consortium commissioned by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment to help prepare institutional investors for the portfolio risks and opportunities associated with an acceleration of policy responses to climate change. He is also Founding Partner of Energy Transition Advisors, Chair of the Research Council at Carbon Tracker and Special Advisor to the Climate Bond Initiative and to 2° Investing Initiative. Fulton had 35 years’ experience in financial markets spanning three continents in London, New York and Sydney. As a recognised economist and market strategist at leading financial institutions including Citigroup, Salomon Bros and County NatWest, he has researched international economies, currencies, fixed income and equity markets. He has also held corporate strategy, finance and management roles including Head of Equity Research at Citigroup Australia and US, and has a BA in Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University.

Mark Mellen is an Industry Principal, ESG at Workiva, a unified platform for financial reporting, ESG, audit, and risk. He has more than 15 years of experience advising organisations in managing risk, especially focused on ESG matters.

Mark Porter is the Chair of Big Issue Invest. He has more than 35 years of experience in financial services, specifically in investment management, banking, investor & fund services, and trust and corporate services. Porter has held a number of executive and board positions within institutional and private equity backed businesses, including at UBS, MUFG and more recently Equiom Group. At UBS, he had a long career in finance where he held the position of European Chief Financial Officer, based in Zurich.

Marlyn Chantre is an ESG Policy Analyst at global financial services provider Apex Group. She was previously a research analyst at real estate group CBRE and has an MSc in International Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Martin Davies is the Global Head of Nuveen Natural Capital, the land-based asset management division of Nuveen. His 28 years in the agriculture industry has included posts within corporate agriculture, consultancy and investment.

Massimiliano Tondi is a Senior Portfolio Manager at KBI Global Investors. He joined the firm in 2014, having previously worked as a quantitative portfolio manager and risk manager at Fideuram Asset Management Ireland. Tondi was awarded with the Financial Risk Manager certificate from the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 2005 and is also a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Institute. He is a CAIA charterholder since 2019 and obtained his Financial Data Professional credential from the Financial Data Professional Institute in 2020.

Mathieu Nègre, is Portfolio Manager for Emerging Market Impact Equities at Union Bancaire Privée, based in London. He has over 25 years’ experience in portfolio management and investments, including 20 years covering emerging markets. Nègre is the Head of UBP’s Emerging Equities Impact team and co-manages UBP’s impact emerging market strategy.

Matt Lawton is a Portfolio Manager in T Rowe Price’s fixed income division. He manages the Global Impact Credit Strategy and co-manages the US Investment Grade Corporate Bond Strategy. Lawton’s investment experience began in 2005, and he has been with T Rowe Price since 2011, beginning as an investment-grade corporate credit analyst. Previously, he was an MBA intern with T Rowe Price and an associate at The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC. Lawton also worked as an associate in the investment banking division of Barclays Capital in New York.

Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, is a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, where he focuses on corporate governance issues. He was named one of the 2008 “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.

Matt Singleton joined Be UK in 2022 to help develop their ESG proposition, something he is particularly passionate about. Prior to joining Be UK, he worked for KPMG and has spent the majority of his career working on a variety of audit and climate risk projects for large financial organisations. Singleton is a chartered accountant and in 2022 he completed the sustainability and climate risk certification with the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He and his team work with clients to help them identify and solve their sustainability reporting needs. He specialises in the upcoming TCFD, ISSB, EFRAG and SEC reporting regimes.

Matthew Shankland is Head of Sidley’s London-based Disputes Resolution practice, a co-leader of the firmwide Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice group, and the Chairman of the London Office Pro Bono Committee. He is a Barrister and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts) with 25 years of experience representing clients in complex high stakes disputes and investigations.

Matthew Vogel is a portfolio manager at FIM Partners responsible for sovereign research, including ESG. He has been with FIM since 2014, and has been working on emerging markets as an economist and strategist since 1990, having worked at the World Bank and Head of EM research in London for Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital.

Dr. Matthias Breier is responsible for setting the strategy and execution plans for ESG product solutions for asset managers and advisory clients. Prior to joining FE fundinfo in 2022, Matthias worked as ESG product manager at the Centre for Social and Sustainable Products (CSSP), a fund and portfolio ESG reporting company based in Liechtenstein, Germany. Matthias has a PhD in Business Model Innovation from the University of Lappeenranta, Finland.

Max Boucher leads on biodiversity and oceans, focusing on helping investors better integrate nature and biodiversity to investment risk and opportunity assessments, and engage company management on these topics. Before joining the FAIRR Initiative, he spent eight years working at Bloomberg where he was an Equity Research Analyst covering consumer staples and consumer discretionary stocks, later shifting his focus towards ESG and sustainable finance. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a graduate degree in finance from HEC Montreal.

Melville Rodrigues, Head of Real Assets Advisory at Apex Group, has more than 20 years’ experience as a City of London law firm partner. His practice has focused on the launch and operation of investment funds in the UK and elsewhere, as well as advising on UK real estate transactions. Rodrigues’ clients have included UK and international pension schemes and other institutional investors, as well as fund administrators and other service providers to the real estate sector. He maintains an active role in UK and European real estate industry associations, representing them on legal, regulatory and tax matters. An enthusiastic supporter of sustainability initiatives, Rodrigues has honorary roles with several think tanks and social impact non-for-profit organisations.

Meryl Richards is Program Director for Food and Forests at US investor network Ceres, where she collaborates with investors and companies to address deforestation and climate change in global supply chains. She leads research on the climate impacts of agriculture and commodity-driven deforestation and how food companies can reduce the material risks associated with those impacts. Previously, Richards was a science officer with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, where she led research on low-emissions agricultural development strategies. During that time, she also held an appointment as a Research Associate at the University of Vermont, where she remains an Affiliate of the Gund Institute for Environment. Richards holds a PhD in plant and soil science from the University of Vermont and a BA and BE in engineering from Dartmouth College.

Michael Bushnell is a Managing Director and head of UK Sustainability Advisory at consultancy firm Cardano. An accountant by training, Bushnell has been providing covenant advice to trustees and corporate sponsors since 2008 and in 2019 founded Cardano’s specialist sustainability advisory team.

Michael Fenn is a partner in Pinsent Masons’ London commercial and corporate litigation and regulatory practice. He specialises in high value and complex international private law cases, both in arbitration and the courts. Fenn leads the firm’s climate change disputes practice and is a regular speaker and author on climate-related disputes issues.

Michael Kind is a Campaigns Manager at ShareAction, leading work to educate individuals about the financial system, as well as supporting them to raise their voice for a system that works for people and planet.

Michelle Chaewon Kim is an Energy Finance Specialist for South Korea at IEEFA. Over the past 16 years, she has worked across various energy and commodity sectors in Singapore and South Korea. Before her tenure at IEEFA, Kim spent more than 11 years at S&P Global Commodity Insights and IHS Markit in Singapore, where she served as a senior market analyst, focusing on trading and fundamental analysis on Oil, LNG, and Petrochemicals. She also held positions at Ernst & Young's Energy M&A Advisory team in Korea as an assistant director and at Korea Economic Daily and Seoul Economic Daily as a business reporter. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, and a Master of Science in International Business from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Mirjam Wolfrum is Director of Policy Engagement at CDP Europe, leading the organisation’s work with EU institutions and national governments in continental Europe. In this role, she works with policymakers to develop, implement and track the impact of policies on corporate reporting and governance, sustainable finance, deforestation-free sourcing, climate and energy, and water security.

As Director of Research, Mobeen Tahir focuses on a wide range of asset classes to offer strategic and tactical insights to clients on global markets and investment products. Before joining WisdomTree in December 2018, he worked at Willis Towers Watson as an investment consultant advising institutional clients as well as their in-house fund business on asset allocation and portfolio construction with his research focus being equity and multi-asset smart beta. Tahir has a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management from Loughborough University and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Moira Birss has over fifteen years of human rights and social justice advocacy, campaigning, and field experience. She is currently Amazon Watch’s Climate and Finance Director holding the financial industry accountable for its contributions to Indigenous rights abuses, Amazon deforestation, and climate change. Birss has worked on researching community-based models of alternative economies, advocating for affordable housing, and promoting environmental protection, and spent several years as a human rights observer in Colombia. She has a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Michigan and an MA in International Relations from Tufts University.

Moritz Jungmann, Partner, has been with Future Energy Ventures since inception in 2016 and is actively raising for its second generation fund. A seasoned entrepreneur and investor in the fields of cleantech, smart cities and mobility, Moritz holds board/observer seats at Hubject, eSmart Systems, Skenario Labs, Fractal and Holo-Light. He is also responsible for the collaboration interface between FEV, its portfolio companies and strategic limited partners.

Nandita Sahgal Tully is Managing Director for Infrastructure Asset Management at ThomasLloyd Group. She is also Group Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee at the UK India Business Council, and was previously CEO for UK & Europe for IL&FS Global Financial Services, subsidiary of IL&FS group, India's largest Infrastructure developer.

Nathan Cogswell is a Research Associate with the International Climate Action Initiative where is a core member of WRI’s work on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change process and other international climate policy initiatives. In particular, Nathan's research, engagement, and work is focused on supporting the UNFCCC negotiations and implementation of the Paris Agreement’s rule-based regime, with attention to issues related to transparency, accountability, and capacity building. Prior to joining WRI’s International Climate team, Nathan focused on advancing US-domestic climate resilience and preparedness as part of WRI’s US Climate Impacts project.

Nathan Delacrétaz is a post-doctorate research fellow at the Center for Risk Management - Lausanne (CRML) within HEC Lausanne, the business school of the University of Lausanne. Graduating with a degree in political science from the University of Lausanne, he later earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Neuchâtel. He is dedicated to developing knowledge related to the necessary efforts for achieving sustainability in the Swiss real estate market.

Nathan Fabian is Chief Responsible Investment Officer at the Principles for Responsible Investment and Chairperson at the European Platform on Sustainable Finance. He was Rapporteur for the Technical Expert Group which framed the EU Taxonomy and was Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change. Previously, Fabian was Head of ESG Research at Regnan, an asset manager specialising in responsible investment.

Neil Gaught is a strategic adviser, author and speaker, who helps businesses to reorganise around sustainable ideas. He is best known as the conceiver of Single Organizing Idea, a proven approach to organizational management that ensures purpose is made real for the benefit of all stakeholders. He is also the author of CORE: How A Single Organizing Idea Can Change Business For Good and CORE The Playbook: The Single Organizing Idea.

Nicholas Micheli is UK country manager at financial services consultancy Projective Group. He has 15+ years of professional experience in delivering innovation and change to the financial industry with team of various sizes, having worked for Accenture and BNP Paribas before joining Projective in 2011.

Nick Parsons is Head of ESG and Research at ThomasLloyd Group, where he is responsible for economic research and for evidencing the socio-economic impact of the firm’s investments in infrastructure and renewable energy. Nick has more than 30 years’ experience in economics, FX and money markets at major banks including National Australia Bank, Commerzbank, BNP Paribas, and CIBC.

Nicolas Jaquier a Portfolio Manager in the fixed income team at Ninety One where he is responsible for managing the Emerging Markets Sustainable Blended Debt Strategy and researching and generating investment ideas in Latin American bond and currency markets. He joined the firm from Allianz Global Investors where he worked as an emerging market debt (EMD) strategist, with key research responsibilities including coverage of Latin American markets and the development of an ESG process for EMD. Prior to this, Jaquier worked for Standard Life Investments as an economist for EMD where he covered Latin American economies and generated investment ideas in the region. He started his career working for a central bank, the Swiss National Bank, having graduated from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva with a Masters in International Studies – Economics, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Nicole Vettise is a Senior Vice President and Institutional Portfolio Manager for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group, based in the London office. As an integrated member of the Emerging Markets Equity team, she is the principal conduit to provide perspective and understanding regarding the team's investment strategies to a broad range of clients globally.

Nicole Yeomans is Offshore Industrials Lead and a marine ecology expert at NatureMetrics, a global nature intelligence company specialising in nature impact management. Yeomans has a background in zoology, and has spent her career supporting businesses to better understand their relationship with nature. In her current role, she helps enable offshore businesses to mitigate their impact on nature, and develop sustainable practices, through her deep sector expertise and using NatureMetrics’ technology.

Nish Kotecha, Co-founder and Chair of Finboo, is a serial entrepreneur specialising in technology, fintech and social enterprises. Finboot is a technology company that aims to gives world-class customers a competitive edge through accelerating their digital transformation, realising value and building trust through blockchain.

Olga is the Iberian Technical Manager at LRQA and was previously Environmental Product Manager at the firm. She has 22 years’ experience advising and auditing businesses on environmental, energy safety and health risks and driving management systems to bring about cultural change. This includes extensive senior level engagement with large companies on climate change, energy, sustainability verification and certification. Previously, Rivas worked as a consultant, trainer, and auditor in environmental, energy and health and safety management systems, providing assessment and verification services for greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability data, ISO 14001, and social auditing schemes.

Olga Roman is Head of Research at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), where she is responsible for conducting and publishing research and surveys on key issues and trends in the over-the-counter derivatives markets. Previously, she was an Associate Director at S&P Global Ratings, where she covered central counterparties, exchanges, asset managers, banks, broker dealers and business development companies.

Oscar Warwick Thompson is Head of Policy and Communications at UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF). On behalf of UKSIF's members, Oscar aims to contribute to improving UK policies to allow for the growth of sustainable finance across the country. Prior to his current role, Oscar was Government Affairs Manager at the UK-based Investment Association.

Paolo Quattrone is the Professor of Accounting, Governance and Society and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk at the Alliance Manchester Business School. In 2022, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) honoured him with the prestigious 5th EIASM Interdisciplinary Leader Award. Quattrone is also an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, where he is still Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Italian Studies at Oxford, which he co-founded as Reader in Accounting at the Saïd Business School. Among his many industry roles, he was a Member of the Advisory Group on the Future of Corporate Reporting at the UK’s Financial Reporting Council In 2019-20.

Pascal Blanqué has been Group Chief Investment Officer and head of investment management platforms since 2005, and was appointed Global Head of Institutional Business at the creation of Amundi in 2010. He has worked in the investment industry since 1991 and has been with the Crédit Agricole Group since 2000, where he was Chief Economist until 2005. Prior to joining Crédit Agricole, Blanqué was Deputy Director of Economic Research at Paribas (1997-2000) following four years in the strategic asset allocation department of Paribas Asset Management in London (1992-1996).

Patrick Yau, Managing Director of Strategic Investor Relations, Edison Group, has more than 20 years of capital markets experience and works closely with the sector teams across Edison to further develop its strategic European investor relations advisory service. He began his career working at the London Stock Exchange before becoming an equity research analyst in 1994 when he joined Killik & Co to establish the research team. Yau later moved into institutional broking, where he held positions at Nomura, Credit Suisse, Bridgewell, Canaccord and Peel Hunt.

Paul Smith, CFA, is former president and CEO of CFA Institute, and has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the asset management industry, including over 18 years in Asia. He served as global head of securities services and global head of alternative funds administration for HSBC, where he was responsible for the delivery of services to 2,000 investment funds with over US$250 billion of assets. Before joining CFA Institute in 2012 as managing director for Asia Pacific, Smith was chairman and CEO of Asia Alternative Asset Partners. He is a Member of the Honorary Advisor Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong and a Member of the Products Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Paul Solway is Director and Communications Officer at the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association (PASLA), and is also Head of Securities Finance, Asia Pacific, at BNY Mellon.

Pedro Carvalheiro has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry, currently holding the position of Head of Capital Markets at HeavyFinance. He has had a range of responsibilities including managing investment portfolios and liquidity, interest rate and foreign currency risk. He has also been a trader at the Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency, and was a FX trader at Banco Santander for a year, responsible for daily spot FX pricing using EBS, FX inside and Reuters dealing systems, as well as taking trading positions based on personal views supported by market analysis and team guidelines. Carvalheiro completed a course in Fixed Income Profiles and Strategies at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in 2014 and earned a Master's degree in Banking and Financial Risk from Universidad de Alcalá in 2008-2009. Before that, he graduated in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics in 2006.

Peter Bachmann, Managing Director for Sustainable Infrastructure at Gresham House, manages the British Strategic Investment Fund and is a member of the firm's Sustainable Investment Committee. Prior to joining Gresham House in 2020, he led the investment and exit of the sustainable infrastructure-focused Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) for SEP, one of Europe’s most successful VC firms. Bachmann has over 20 years of public and private equity investment and funds management experience and has invested into and exited over 170 infrastructure and technology companies across all sectors.

Peter Bosshard coordinates the international Insure Our Future campaign.

Peter Elwin is Director of Fixed Income & Head of Food and Land Use at Planet Tracker. With over 20 years of experience in financial research at companies such as JP Morgan and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), he is an expert in the dynamics of investing, both as a buyer and a seller. Elwin brings decades of insight to his current role heading up Planet Tracker’s research into the global food system through its Food and Land Use programme. Under his leadership, Planet Tracker has delivered a new, ground-breaking roadmap for a sustainable food system that will deliver a clear path to net zero agriculture for investors.

Peter Meany is Head of Global Listed Infrastructure at First Sentier Investors, where he is responsible for managing infrastructure securities on behalf of institutional and wholesale clients in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Since establishing the strategy in 2007, Meany has built a team of infrastructure specialists and delivered consistent outperformance through a wide range of market conditions. During 25 years’ experience in the infrastructure industry, Meany has been responsible for research coverage of the infrastructure and utilities sectors at Credit Suisse (Australia) and was also an analyst in the telecoms and energy sectors.

Phil Cohn has over 15 years’ experience in renewable energy, electricity and carbon markets, during which he has built start-ups and early-stage ventures, as well as advising at board and senior management level across public and private sector organisations. Prior to joining Pollination, he was Chief Operating Officer at a clean energy start-up where he led extensive engagements with ASX200 clients, energy buyers and retailers. Cohn was formerly an Investment Director at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency where he led distributed energy, demand response and grid integration investment priorities.

Pierre Lechat, Head of ESG Solutions at TMG Group, has been working within the financial industry over the last 16 years. In 2023 he joined TMF Group where he heads the firm’s newly launched ESG Administration Services. Before joining TMF Group, he was working at Morningstar where his passion for sustainability and ESG reporting started.

Pippa Howard leads the Nature Strategy Consulting service at NatureMetrics. Pippa’s role involves providing tailored advice and technical guidance to organisations looking to drive innovation in their nature strategy. Howard holds degrees in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Zoology and International Development. She is a registered Professional Natural Scientist with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of spheres of biodiversity conservation, environmental management, impact assessment, development and sustainability. She has been a key architect of corporate and national level Biodiversity Net Positive and Nature-positive frameworks and methodologies, and has been working across multiple sectors on all continents to develop strategic approaches to managing biodiversity.

Preety Bhandari is a Senior Advisor in the Global Climate Program and the Finance Center at the World Resources Institute. Prior to joining, she was the Chief for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management at the Asian Development Bank, responsible for aligning its operations with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In her role as the Coordinator of Finance, Technology and Capacity Building at the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change she led the support to the international negotiations on the US$100 billion climate finance goal and the establishment of the Green Climate Fund and the Standing Committee on Finance.

In her current role at ShareAction, Rachel supports investors to engage with companies on the issues of low paid and insecure work in the UK. Rachel joined ShareAction in April 2019 and previously supported the Workforce Disclosure Initiative. Prior to joining ShareAction, Rachel worked as a support worker for young adults with learning disabilities and previously interned for a social housing organisation.

Rajiv Jalim is Director, Solutions Engineering at FigBytes, where he helps companies discover the strategies and solutions to achieve their ESG and sustainability goals. Jalim has 10 years of experience in sustainability consulting, strategy and program management and has worked with clients in sectors including biotechnology, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, transport, and healthcare. Jalim has helped dozens of clients deliver results in the areas of ESG and sustainability strategy and programming, climate action, and sustainability advocacy.

Rebecca Adamson is an Indigenous Economist, Cherokee and Founder of First Nations Development and First Peoples Worldwide. Her career spans from time in and out of jail working for the Coalition of Indian Controlled Schools to currently serving as Advisor to the Wharton Business School Initiative on ESG Investing. In 1983, she created the first microenterprise loan fund, the Lakota Fund and became a key leader of the community development financial institutions (CDFI) movement. In 1990, as Trustee of Calvert Social Investment Mutual Funds, Adamson created the first market mechanism to invest directly into CDFIs, which has supported investments worth US$4.2bn. From 2014 to 2019 she advised Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, Vale and Hess on Social Performance and indigenous Peoples Rights. A featured TEDMED speaker in 2014 and early Schwab Social Entrepreneur 2004-2009, Adamson is a National Women’s History Recipient and co-author of the award-winning book, ‘The Color of Wealth: the Story Behind the US Racial Wealth Divide’.

Dr Rebecca Drury is Manager, Biodiversity and Nature, at Chronos Sustainability, where she supports the development and execution of Chronos’ biodiversity and nature-based programmes through providing technical and programme management support. Drury joined Chronos in June 2022 from Fauna & Flora International (FFI), where, as Head of Wildlife Trade, she led FFI’s Wildlife Trade Initiative which focuses on preventing illegal and unsustainable trade in wild species, with an emphasis on community-based approaches and integrating social dimensions into conservation practice. In previous roles, she focused on developing the institutional resilience of civil society organisations globally to deliver conservation impact. She has an M.Sc. in Anthropology, Environment and Development and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology from University College London.

Rebecca Standing is a Senior associate in the commercial real estate team at London-based law firm Farrer & Co. She assists on a wide range of commercial property matters including acquisitions and sales, development matters, and on-going property management. Across this work, Standing’s clients include landed estate owners, property funds, private and public companies, and charities.

Reorg is a global provider of credit intelligence, data and analytics.

Rhodri Preece, Senior Head, Research for the CFA Institute, is responsible for leading the organisation’s global research activities and publications, managing the research staff, and collaborating with leading investment practitioners and academics. Preece previously served as head of capital markets policy for EMEA at the CFA Institute, in which position he was responsible for leading capital markets policy activities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, including content development and policy engagement. He has a BSc and a MSc in Economics and is a CFA charterholder since 2006.

Richard Black is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s construction and engineering group. He has more than 15 years’ experience advising on complex international arbitrations and statutory adjudications and regularly acts as Counsel in international arbitrations for major renewables clients across the globe.

Richard Burrett is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital, an early-stage growth investment manager, which invests across UK and Europe in clean technology solutions. Also a board director at the firm, Burrett has more than 40 years of experience in international banking. During his 20-year tenure at ABN Amro, Burrett held several key positions, including Head of UK Structured Finance and Corporate Banking, and Global Head of Project Finance. As the bank’s Global Head of Sustainability, he chaired its Sustainability Council and developed its strategy on climate change and the carbon markets. Burrett has also served as Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative, a Steering Committee member of the Renewable Energy Networks for the 21st Century and an external board member of Forest Trends. He is also a fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Richard Gardiner is Head of EU Policy at the World Benchmarking Alliance. He focuses on the key policy developments on mandatory corporate reporting and supply chain due diligence looking at the impact of regional rules on global markets and corporate performance.

Richard Hardyment has spent more than 15 years advising and assessing companies on corporate sustainability. Before joining the Institute of Business Ethics, he was the first Research Director at the World Benchmarking Alliance, a Director at Corporate Citizenship and an advisor to Forum for the Future. He is an independent member of B Lab’s Multinational Company Standards Advisory Council. Hardyment studied at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College and continues to lecture at both on sustainability measurement.

Richard Lum is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Partners. He is Chief Investment Officer for the firm's infrastructure strategy and chairs its investment committee. Lum has over 29 years of experience in energy infrastructure financing and investing globally.

Rick Alexander is the CEO of The Shareholder Commons (TSC), a non-profit advocate for diversified shareholders that works with investors to stop portfolio companies from prioritising company finances when doing so threatens the value of investors’ diversified portfolios. In addition to other shareholder resources, TSC’s Portfolios on the Ballot proxy voting guide for 2023 identifies proxy votes that are likely to involve externalities that will have significant impacts on diversified shareholders’ portfolios.

Rick Esteves studied Business Administration before joining the financial services industry in 2009. He became a financial journalist in 2011 and has written for publications including FinanceFeeds, FX Street, NewsBTC, and The Industry Spread.

Rob Appleby is Founder of The Cibus funds, CIO & Co-Founder of ADM Capital, and Co-Founder & Director of the ADM Capital Foundation, a charitable organisation promoting environmental conservation. He has 23 years of experience investing in developed and emerging economies, including as Managing Director in the Asian Fixed Income Division at Credit Agricole Indosuez and 13 years at Lehman Brothers as an Executive Director. Appleby has received an MA in Zoology, and a BA in Zoology and Anthropology, from Oxford University, and owns and runs his own mixed organic farm.

Robert Black, Manager, Responsible Investment at Chronos Sustainability, is the technical lead on many of Chronos' data and benchmarking projects. He works across Chronos’ responsible investment programmes, with recent projects including providing technical advice to the CA100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark; developing a stewardship and responsible investment reporting/assessment framework for UK asset owners; benchmarking Colombian and African pension fund approaches to stewardship and responsible investment in listed equities and fixed income; and benchmarking corporate ESG disclosures in Colombia, Thailand and South Africa. Previously an ESG analyst at FTSE Russell, Robert holds an MSc with distinction in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter.

Robert Raney is an Assistant Professor in the department of Accounting and Control at the University of Navarra’s IESE Business School. Professor Raney holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA Charterholder. His research focuses on settings with high uncertainty and information asymmetry, with active projects related to pollution pricing, sustainability disclosure, and the fair value of financial assets.

Robin Kollannur is Managing Partner at ScopeFour Capital, a Los Angeles-based, diverse-owned asset manager investing in public equities scaling climate solutions globally, and serves as Portfolio Manager on the Global Climate Opportunities strategy. Kollannur is a seasoned investment professional with 30 years of experience managing global equity portfolios, including emerging markets and sustainably oriented strategies. He has held senior leadership positions at multiple top-tier asset management firms and joined ScopeFour from Rothschild Asset Management, where he served as Portfolio Manager and Managing Director and helped launch a global climate fund. Prior roles include General Partner at Mercator Asset Management, Chief Investment Officer at Northern Trust Value Investors, and Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Brandes Investment Partners.

Dr. Rossa Donovan, Technical Director of Nature Positive, is a chartered ecologist and sustainability expert with more than 25 years’ experience which he has gained across the academic, consultancy and public sectors. He joined Nature Positive, part of the RSK Group, as Technical Director in January 2022. Nature Positive supports businesses to assess to what extent their operations and value chain rely on nature and develops strategies and action plans to reduce commercial risk and help their business become nature positive.

Roy Zimmerhansl is Practice Lead at Pierpoint Financial Consulting, a UK-based consultancy focused on all aspects of securities finance. Roy has been vice-chair of the International Securities Lending Association, a director of the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association, a member of the Bank of England's Securities Lending and Repo Committee and has acted as expert witness in securities finance legal cases in the USA and UK.

Ruggero Gramatica is CEO of Macrocosm, a start-up analytics company which helps its clients identify risks and opportunities in their industries, and an honorary research associate at the University of Oxford’s Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Rupert Snuggs supports real estate owners and investors who seek to access investment and liquidity opportunities on the exchange. He works closely with issuers exploring public market admissions for their assets, and portfolios who seek to raise capital from new funding sources and realise supportive valuations. Snuggs joined IPSX from HSBC, where he was a Director in Global Banking, advising financial institutions and real estate corporates across the UK and Europe. Prior to this, he advised corporate and real estate institutions on equity and debt capital market transactions across Europe and the Middle East for Royal Bank of Scotland. He began his career in NM Rothschild & Sons’ Equity Capital Markets team.

Ruth Knox is a senior lawyer in the Environment & Climate Change practice at Linklaters LLP in London with expertise in the EU Taxonomy Regulation.

As Senior Associate of the Forests Programme at the World Resources Institute, Ruth Noguerón has conducted research, managed projects and participated in multi-stakeholder partnerships in Canada, the US, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Guatemala and more. As part of her Global Forest Watch work, she promotes the use of satellite forest monitoring data in forest management, conservation and forest legality decision-making processes.

Sabine Chalopin is Head of ESG, Sustainable Infrastructure and is responsible for screening, managing, and monitoring investments for environmental and social risks and opportunities. She brings 16 years of ESG experience in the infrastructure sector to the firm and is part of GRESB’s Expert Resources Group. Prior to joining Denham, she was the ESG Manager at Armstrong Asset Management in Singapore where she implemented an Environmental and Social Management System and managed projects for environmental and social compliance in Southeast Asia. Prior to Armstrong Asset Management, Chalopin was with Kyoto Energy (Singapore) where she was responsible for business development. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BCom in Business Studies from Edinburgh University. Chalopin has recently completed a course with Berkeley Law and Ceres on ESG and Navigating the Board’s Role.

Sam Folley is a partner in Trowers & Hamlins' real estate team. He specialises in acting for airport operators, with over 15 years' experience advising the sector on airport expansion and development and airside leasing. Folley also specialises in industrial and logistics property, having acting for investors, developers and occupiers of this asset type.

At ImpactAssets Capital Partners, Sandra Osborne Kartt leads the Investments team, overseeing investment research and portfolio management. Her team is responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence and investment selection of impact investment opportunities that seek to generate both financial and social or environmental returns. Most recently, she worked for Developing World Markets, where she spearheaded the firm’s initial private equity valuation work before focusing on private debt investments in financial inclusion-focused businesses throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. Osborne Kartt began her career as a sell-side equity research analyst at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, a boutique investment bank, covering the US banking industry. She received an MA in Economics from New York University, a BS in Economics from Louisiana State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Sandy Peters, CFA, is Head of Financial Reporting Policy and serves as spokesperson for CFA Institute to key financial reporting standard setters including the IASB, FASB, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Sarah Barber is the Chief Executive Officer at Jenson Funding Partners and also sits on the board. Barber was part of the team responsible for creating the first Jenson SEIS Fund in 2012, to help start-ups raise capital through the scheme. She has been instrumental in the growth of the fund, leading the team in fund raising, deployment and managing the portfolio of investee companies utilising her experience gained as a finance director. 

Sarah Bratton Hughes is Head of ESG & Sustainable Investing for American Century Investments. Her responsibilities include driving and executing the firm’s sustainable investing strategy and the management of its ESG research platform and active ownership practices, in addition to leading the ESG and investment stewardship team. The team serves as the centre of ESG expertise for all the firm’s investment teams, responsible for implementing ESG research and training, innovating ESG assessment tools, managing the ESG engagement and proxy voting protocol and driving sustainable investment initiatives and client solutions. Prior to joining American Century Investments, Sarah was the global head of sustainability solutions with Schroders.

Sarah Wang is a seasoned product owner with over seven years of professional experience in banking, fintech and sustainability sectors. She is currently a Product Manager at Morningstar Sustainalytics focusing on impact solutions. Her prior experience includes roles at Ninepoint Partners, Questrade and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Wang received a BComm from University of British Columbia, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a Master of Finance from University of Toronto. She passed all three levels of the CFA Program, as well as the Certificate in ESG Investing.

As Director of ESG and Responsible Investment, Sarita Gosrani leads bfinance’s ESG advisory unit and is responsible for the firm’s ESG and sustainability initiatives. She works closely with the firm’s research teams where she provides oversight and expertise on ESG and impact, driving the continuous development and implementation of ESG frameworks across asset classes. This is alongside supporting clients globally on their responsible investment journeys and leading on internal sustainability initiatives. Gosrani was formerly Head of ESG Research at XPS Pensions Group and has more than a decade of experience in financial services, pensions and investments. Prior to joining bfinance, she was also investment consultant to several UK corporate pensions schemes allowing her to take a bigger picture view when working with clients on responsible investment. She sits on the firm’s responsible investment committee and is chair of the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee. Gosrani is a CFA charter holder and holds an Honours Bachelors degree with a double major in Economics and Human Geography from University of Toronto, Canada.

Sashi Reddy is a Portfolio Manager at Stewart Investors, having joined the firm in August 2007. He is lead manager of the Worldwide Leaders Sustainability strategy and the Indian Subcontinent Sustainability strategy. Previously, Reddy worked at Irevna Research, an Indian equities research house from 2005 to 2007. He has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto.

Saskia Kort-Chick is a Senior Vice President and the Director of ESG Research and Engagement for Responsible Investing at AllianceBernstein (AB). She leads AB’s global efforts to further enhance investors’ ability to integrate social issues into their decision-making and investment processes. Kort-Chick is responsible for the development of ESIGHT, AB’s proprietary ESG research and collaboration tool, and chairs the ESIGHT Steering Committee. She is a member of AB’s Controversial Investment Committee and Proxy and Governance Committee. Kort-Chick joined the firm in 2010 as a senior account manager, covering institutional accounts in the Benelux before becoming an ESG Analyst in 2014.

Seb Beloe has spent over 25 years working at the nexus of business, investment, and sustainability. Since 2012 he has been a Partner and Head of Research at WHEB Asset Management where he is a member of the senior management and investment teams. Prior to WHEB, Beloe was Head of SRI Research at Henderson Global Investors. He also spent ten years in senior roles at SustainAbility, a leading think-tank and consultancy. Beloe is part of expert committees for the BSi and sits on the advisory council of the Future-Fit Foundation. He has two degrees in environmental science and technology from the University of East Anglia and Imperial College.

Shafaq Ashraf is the Project Lead for the Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) initiative at the Transition Pathway Initiative Centre (TPI Centre). She is responsible for delivering data for the CA100+ Net Zero Disclosure Framework company assessments and updating the framework annually to ensure investors can track corporates' commitments and strategies to achieve net zero. Before joining the TPI Centre, Ashraf worked on different projects focused on environmental sustainability in developing economies' urban, rural and agricultural contexts with the Asian Development Bank and Oxfam GB. She completed a BSc (Honours) in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and a Masters in Global Development from Queen Mary, University of London.

Shagun Kumar joined TMF Group in 2015 as India Managing Director before being appointed as the head of Asia Pacific region in 2022. Prior to joining TMF Group, his career spanned consulting and functional finance, including positions at Arthur Andersen, General Electric, Microsoft and Grant Thornton. Kumar sits on multiple multinational boards as an independent director. He is a qualified chartered account and has a degree in commerce.

Shervin Shameli is a partner in Reed Smith's private funds formation group, based in the London office. He has experience advising fund managers on all aspects of the establishment, structuring and operation of a wide range of private investment funds, including in the private equity, private credit, infrastructure, growth capital and venture capital asset classes. In addition, Shameli advises fund managers on their internal matters, including management vehicle set-up and structuring and carried interest arrangements, as well as their co-investment activities.

Shuen Chan is Head of ESG at LGIM Real Assets, a division of Legal & General Investment Management. She has 25 years’ experience in sustainability, capital markets and asset management, with expertise in ESG, climate change and impact investing. Prior to joining LGIM in February, Chan co-founded a purpose-driven ESG advisory firm, Sustineri, helping institutional investors build a case for sustainable investing in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Shweta Rao is Head of EMEA Covenants at Reorg, a global provider of intelligence, data and analytics on high-yield, leveraged loans and distressed credits, used by investors, law firms and advisors. She leads the team's legal coverage, product and strategic development initiatives and has been instrumental in Reorg's analysis of the topic of ESG developments within the bonds and loans market. Shweta brings 15 years of experience as a leveraged finance lawyer, having previously worked at Clifford Chance.

Simon Perrin is a Responsible Investment Specialist at Mirabaud, having joined in 2019 as an ESG analyst. He previously worked as a senior analyst for Inrate, where he oversaw various sectors and was also involved in proxy voting and dialogue with companies. Perrin previously spent several years as a sustainability analyst in the asset management teams of various Swiss banking groups, having started his career in the field of ESG in 2007 with the Ethos Foundation. He holds a degree in political science, a postgraduate degree in development studies and a DAS in sustainable management.

Sondre Myge works as Head of ESG at SKAGEN Funds and is part of SKAGEN’s portfolio department. SKAGEN Funds is an active and fundamental value investor with a long-standing track record in the active value investing space. Myge is responsible for overseeing, executing and developing SKAGEN’s broad ESG framework – in its investment process, in responding to market and regulatory developments, and in participating in the broader conversation around ESG with the general public and with clients. He holds an MA (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Political Economy of Europe from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sophie joined Rathbone Greenbank Investments in 2020 as Senior Ethical, Sustainable and Impact Researcher before moving into her current role as Stewardship and Engagement Lead. She holds an MSc from Imperial College London in Environmental Technology and a BSc in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol.

Stephane Lagut is EY’s Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Assurance Leader; and Global Aerospace & Defence Sector Leader. He is an audit partner with 30 years of experience serving large multinational companies in various industries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He is passionate about helping develop enterprise resilience with a particular focus in advanced manufacturing and mobility, with deep sector knowledge in automotive and aerospace and defence.

Stephanie Kelly joined Redwheel in 2022 as Head of Greenwheel to lead the sustainability ecosystem that powers Redwheel’s Enhanced Integration, Transition and Sustainable funds. She began her career within the investment industry in 2014 and prior to joining Redwheel, Kelly was the Deputy Head of the abrdn Research Institute, where she led on macro ESG and political risk research. She holds a BA(Hons) in Economics and Politics and an MSc in International Relations from Trinity College Dublin.

Stephanie Maier is Global Chief Sustainability Officer at GAM Investments, responsible for leading the firm's sustainable and ESG strategy. She also sits on the Steering Committee of Climate Action 100+, the world's largest shareholder engagement group on climate change. Prior to joining GAM, Maier was Director for Responsible Investment at HSBC Global Asset Management and before that spent several years at Aviva Investors as Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and Research. Maier holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University and the Investment Management Certificate.

Stéphanie Mielnik is Director of Research at the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII), a research organisation empowering fixed income investors to drive the climate transition. She is leading research projects on sustainability-linked bonds and the integration of nature considerations into fixed income investments. Prior to joining the AFII, Mielnik was a Vice-President in Northern Trust Asset Management’s Strategic Products Team. She has a master’s degree in software engineering from HEI Lille and a MSc. in financial engineering from Skema Business School.

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is both an Avocat à la Cour in France and a Solicitor in England and Wales. She specialises in all complex disputes linked to products, namely product liability, product safety, toxic tort, mass litigation/class action, regulatory compliance and environment/climate change. She is involved in several very high-profile French industrial disaster pending cases. Gallage-Alwis represents a variety of globally recognised manufacturers from industries such as automotive, electronic products, life sciences, cosmetics, new technologies, steel, energy, food, toys and consumer goods.

Sylvie Harton is Chief Business Strategy Officer at Lumi Global where she leads the firm’s future growth strategy. Prior to her role at Lumi, Harton was SVP, Strategy & Global head of IR and PR solutions at Notified where she led M&A, strategic partnerships and P&L for its global IR and PR solutions business. Lumi is a leading global provider of in-room, hybrid and virtual AGMs, investor and member meetings for the world’s largest corporations and membership organisations.

Tania Romero Avila is a Senior Associate in WTW Climate and Resilience Hub working on supporting clients in the financial sector, including financial authorities, on incorporating climate-related financial risk in their strategy and operations. She has over nine years of professional experience in international organisations, working closely with central banks and financial regulators to produce in-depth analysis in core policy issues, including in the evaluation of the implementation and impact of financial reforms and recommendations. Avila joined WTW from the Financial Stability Board, where she coordinated work to assess and better understand climate-related financial risks and potential financial stability impacts. She also advised on the development of recommendations to assist financial authorities in developing their supervisory and regulatory approaches to climate-related risks.

Therese Kieve is a Stewardship Analyst at Sarasin & Partners, where she is responsible for undertaking rigorous analysis on the financial implications of ESG factors for specific stocks as well as on a sector/industry basis. She also supports and leads company engagements and voting. Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners in 2019, Kieve worked as a senior research analyst at Institutional Shareholder Services, a provider of governance and responsible investment solutions, and ShareAction, a UK-based organisation that promotes responsible investment. She has an MSc in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics from University of London, and a BMath in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. 

Therese Niklasson is Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Newton Investment Management, where she is responsible for the strategic vision and delivery of sustainability across the firm’s wider investment platform. This includes working with the investment teams to ensure that ESG matters are fully integrated into the fundamental investment philosophy, as well as continuous innovation around sustainability solutions. Niklasson is responsible for Newton’s wider responsible investment team which supports the investment platform through work across areas including ESG research, stewardship, and ESG data and technology.

Thibaud Roulin, Head of North America - Private Equity, joined Pictet Alternative Advisors in 2015, initially as Private Equity Investment Manager. His responsibilities include the selection and monitoring of private equity investments and the valuation and execution of PE secondary transactions in North America. Prior to joining Pictet, Roulin worked for five years in the private equity investment team of Akina in Zurich where he was responsible for the analysis and execution of secondary investments in Europe. He started his career in the corporate finance department of Sal. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie in Zurich, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, and is a CFA charterholder.

Tim Day, Investment Fund Manager, looks after Trina Solar’s strategic investment partners, which work closely with the company to deploy large-scale solar projects and portfolios in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He has worked in the renewable energy industry for over 15 years, starting out in the smart home market before moving into solar distribution, and then into the investment and development side of large-scale solar projects. Day has been in charge of successful residential, social housing, C&I and large-scale ground-mounted solar projects with multiple investors and was named on the UK Climate Change Power List in 2019.

Tim Mohin is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Persefoni. Formerly, Mohin served as Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative; he has also held sustainability leadership roles with Intel, Apple, and AMD and worked on environmental policy within the US Senate and Environmental Protection Agency.

Tony Whittle is the Managing Director for UK and Ireland at Enel X Global Retail. The company is a global producer of sustainable, innovative and simple technology solutions for businesses. As the former Global Head of Flexibility Operations, Whittle has taken his global perspective and operational background into his current role of guiding his customers on their decarbonisation journey.

With over 10 years of legal practice in various public and private sectors, Urtė Karklienė has established herself as an expert in legal affairs. Her extensive experience in energy, construction, retail, and information technology has led her to occupy the position of Sustainability Manager at a leading web intelligence acquisition solution and premium proxy provider - Oxylabs. Karklienė is now responsible for developing and implementing Oxylabs' sustainability strategy and ESG reporting. As a Sustainability Manager, her main goal is to find the best solutions for the business to adapt to the changing environment and to inspire others to join in on this journey.

Valérie Boiten is a Senior Policy Officer at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. She works on circular economy policies relevant for fashion and textiles, together with the Foundation's fashion team. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy, inspiring and working with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions across the globe.

Vanessa Calvache is a Policy Advocate at ShareAction, where she is focused on parliamentary outreach and writing briefings on sustainable finance for COP26. Vanessa has recently completed an MA Public Policy degree and previously worked in the pensions sector where she advocated for better transparency in DC default investment strategies.

Vicki Bakhshi joined Columbia Threadneedle Investments through the acquisition of BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) and its predecessor, F&C Asset Management, since 2006. Her focus is on advising the firm on climate change and on the implementation of its net zero ambitions. Previously she spent five years in the UK government, including as Prime Minister Tony Blair’s policy adviser on climate change, and as a senior member of the team responsible for the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Bakhshi spent three years at the Financial Times as a leader writer, and two years as an economist at the Bank of England. She chairs the Investment Association’s Climate Change Working Group, and is a member of the Corporate and Policy Advisory Groups of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. Bakhshi holds an MSc in Economics from Warwick University and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Vitoria Junqueira is Head of Mobilisation and Institutional Relations at Aliança Pelo Impacto, a non-profit within the Brazilian Impact Ecosystem. Launched in 2013, Aliança played a pivotal role in developing the Impact Economy's taxonomy in the Brazil and structuring the country's first steps towards impact, it is known as the Brazilian NAB. Junqueira firmly believes in the economic potential of women, promoting gender equality in the workplace, and fostering a more responsible public and private sectors with advanced technology for effective management and pushing forward the impact agenda. Holding a degree in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo's Faculty of Economics and Administration with a focus on marketing, project management, and new business models, she further specialises in Public Policy from Insper Institute of Education and Research.

Wendy Mlotshwa is an ESG Specialist in the Fixed Income team, specifically for the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining Ninety One, she worked as a Senior Environmental Assessment Practitioner and Sustainability Consultant for multi-sector development projects across the African continent. Her transboundary project experience has equipped her with concrete knowledge of working with IFC Performance Standards on Environmental & Social Sustainability, DBSA and World Bank Environmental & Social Safeguards and/or Operational Policies. Mlotshwa has a Masters in Ecological Science (Water Quality) and BSc Hons. in Environmental Science from the University of KwaZulu Natal. She is currently pursuing a PGDip in Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Will Anderson manages the growing pipeline of land restoration projects at the World Resources Institute’s Global Restoration Initiative. He helps lead TerraMatch, a digital platform that connects tree-growing organisations to funders and reports on their progress, and TerraFund for AFR100, a grant and loan facility for African restoration projects and enterprises. He also coordinates WRI's contributions to the Priceless Planet Coalition and supports donor engagement. Previously, Will led communications and engagement for the team, working across Africa, Latin America, and South Asia to demystify the complexities of ecosystem restoration and accelerate action. Before that, he earned a Master's degree in International Development from Sciences Po, a university in France, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University in the US.

Margarita Pirovska is Director of Policy at Principles for Responsible Investment, having joined in 2019 as Head of Fiduciary Duty. Previously, she was a senior consultant at the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, and has also held positions at Cornerstone Capital, GDF Suez, and the International Energy Agency. Will Martindale is Co-Head of Sustainability at Cardano, responsible for working across the business to accelerate the group’s sustainability objectives. He was previously Director of Policy and Research at the PRI and has also worked at JPMorgan and BNP Paribas.

Will Martindale is Co-founder and Managing Director at Canbury, a UK-based consultancy specialising in sustainable investing. Using the latest technologies, Canbury provides investors, companies and NGOs with decision-useful sustainability data sets, experienced advice, research and stewardship to help make sustainability meaningful. Previously, Martindale was head of Sustainability at Cardano, and from 2013 to 2020, he was Director of Policy and Research at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), leading its global regulatory affairs and public policy activities. Martindale has a background in banking, joining JPMorgan’s graduate programme in June 2004, holds a MSC in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a BSC in Maths from King’s College London.

Xiaoyin Shen is Head of ESG and Data Privacy at BTP Law in Singapore, where she advises asset owners and fund managers on the relevance and application of ESG to their strategies and practices, including ESG integration, compliance with regulatory requirements, alignment and accountability, and risk management. Shen previously accumulated experience of commercial litigation and arbitration and private M&A at Allen & Gledhill, and has worked in-house leading legal and compliance teams at various multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Yohann Terry is a Portfolio Manager at Man GLG, managing a thematic responsible investment strategy focused on water and the circular economy.

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