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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Vibeka Mair is senior reporter at ESG Investor. Previously, she's held roles at Capital Monitor and Responsible Investor.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Reeve is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Marchant is a financial journalist at Rhotic Media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doug Davison is a dispute resolution partner at Linklaters LLP and is based in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruth Knox is a senior lawyer in the Environment & Climate Change practice at Linklaters LLP in London with expertise in the EU Taxonomy Regulation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benedikt Sobotka is Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance and CEO of Eurasian Resources Group.
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.
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.
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.
Reorg is a global provider of credit intelligence, data and analytics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Bosshard coordinates the international Insure Our Future campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 environmental 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.
Christina Ng is Research & Stakeholder Engagement Leader, Debt Markets at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). She oversees a team of financial analysts that provide debt market analysis covering Asia Pacific, and her areas of research include trends and issues in green and transition finance, and policies and regulation in the energy sector. As a former standard-setter in international financial reporting, Ng has directed the research and analysis of accounting issues and financial statements crucial for the development and improvisation of standards. She also advised stakeholders in the adoption and interpretation of standards and worked closely with global standard-setters, investors, regulators and public-listed corporations.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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