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.
ESG Investor is an online publication covering the integration of ESG factors into the investment processes and strategies of asset owners globally.
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.
The leading Regulatory title in Asia-Pacific. Covering Financial Services regulation daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgie Lee is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media.
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.
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.
Susannah Rodgers has written and edited for publications including Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and is a member of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Marchant is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Rickard Nilsson, Director Strategy & Growth at Esgaia, has years of experience in the field of responsible investing, focusing on industry- and regulatory developments, market and academic research, and more. He has particular experience in investment stewardship and how engagement can help advance sustainability practices, and is well versed in the field of fin/impact-tech and SaaS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruth Knox is a senior lawyer in the Environment & Climate Change practice at Linklaters LLP in London with expertise in the EU Taxonomy Regulation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reorg is a global provider of credit intelligence, data and analytics.
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.
Benedikt Sobotka is Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance and CEO of Eurasian Resources Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iancu Daramus, Responsible Investment Associate, 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yohann Terry is a Portfolio Manager at Man GLG, managing a thematic responsible investment strategy focused on water and the circular economy.
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.
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.
Doug Davison is a dispute resolution partner at Linklaters LLP and is based in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fred Lee is a Senior Associate in the commercial real estate practice of Farrer & Co, where he advises landlords, tenants and developers on their commercial property issues. Fred has long-standing relationships with clients including institutions, charities, family offices and property funds.
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.
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.
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.
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