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Ahmed Al Qabany

Manager, Resilience and Social Development Department
Islamic Development Bank
Dr. Ahmed Al Qabany is the Manager of the Climate Change Division at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). An engineer by training, Ahmed set up and is currently heading the Climate Change Division in IsDB. The Division is responsible for mainstreaming Climate Action in IsDB Operations, which includes increasing IsDB financing of Green projects and climate adaptation of IsDB investments, in addition to capacity building in IsDB Member Countries.
Since joining the Bank in 2012, he led and participated in the implementation of Infrastructure projects in many IsDB member countries and was part of IsDB’s efforts to enhancing sustainability of its projects through his work in the Infrastructure Department. Prior to joining the Islamic Development Bank, Ahmed worked in Environmental and Climate Change consulting, as well as research in Egypt and the UK. He holds an MSc. in Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK.
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Ahmed Nassar

Senior Deputy Manager, Strategy and Change Management
Banque Misr
Ahmed Nassar is one of the co-leads in the Working Group developing the “Impact Analysis Tool” led by the UNEP-FI as part of the PRB initiative. Ahmed has more than 10 years of experience in Strategic Planning and Implementation, as well as Corporate Finance and Management Consultancy. Ahmed is currently a Senior Deputy Manager in the Strategy and Change Management Department in Banque Misr, where he is part of the team responsible for formulating the Strategic Direction of the Bank, while developing and executing the plans and projects that are fundamental for the bank’s transformation to position the bank locally, regionally and globally in a leading position.

He used to be a Strategy Analyst in the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, the Private Sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank, for several years as part of the team leading the strategy formulation and implementation of the institution.

Ahmed holds an Msc. in Economics of Banking and Finance from University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) and a Bachelor in Business from RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia).

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Alban Pyanet

Principal
Oliver Wyman
Alban Pyanet is a Principal in the Finance & Risk practice in New York. He has nearly a decade of experience consulting to leading financial institutions in North America and in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe on stress testing, climate change risk, capital management, credit risk, and equity valuation.

Alban has most recently been leading the development of a methodology to assess climate risk and help banks implement the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This engagement is a cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme and a Working Group of 16 global banks.

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Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
RepRisk
Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon joined RepRisk in 2013 and is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Over her tenure, she has established and led RepRisk’s globally distributed Client Relationship Management, Sales, and Marketing & Communications teams.  

Before joining RepRisk, Alexandra worked on the Global Sustainability Affairs team at Credit Suisse, focusing on environmental and social risk management, sustainability opportunities such as green business, corporate responsibility reporting and disclosure, and employee engagement. Prior to this, she worked at the US headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, holding positions within brand marketing and business development. 

Alexandra holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), in Switzerland, with an exchange semester at the HEC Paris (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris), in France. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (honors), and a Certificate in International Studies from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Ali Adnan Ibrahim

Global Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Al Baraka Banking Group
Dr. Ali Adnan Ibrahim the Global Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at the Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain, the world’s largest Islamic banking network.

Ibrahim is Chair of Sustainable Development Committee of the Bahrain Association of Banks that examines and explore various ways in which the banking sector can contribute to the continued sustainable development of Bahrain. He also chairs the Global Islamic and Sustainable FinTech Center at the Bahrain Fintech Bay.

Ibrahim is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and leads Social Credits Initiative, which seeks to incentivize private investments for sustainable development and inclusive growth.

Ibrahim has published internationally and his areas of interest and expertise include market-based strategies for financial inclusion and enterprise development, impact and blended finance, digital and sustainable finance, Islamic finance, the intersection of impact and faith, microfinance, foreign direct investments, and financial regulation.

As Fulbright Scholar, Ibrahim received his doctorate in juridical sciences (SJD—with distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center, master of laws (LL.M.) from the Washington University School of Law, and bachelor of laws (LL.B. Honours) from the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


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Alyssa Heath

Head of EU & UK Policy
Principles for Responsible Investment
Alyssa Heath is Head of EU & UK Policy with the Principles for Responsible Investment. Alyssa leads PRI’s advocacy strategy in these markets and supports PRI’s contribution to groups such as the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU High Level Group on Sustainable Finance. She has over a decade of experience working across sustainability and finance. Alyssa holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University and an Msc in Climate Physics from the University of Reading.

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Amal Benaïssa

Manager, Sustainable Finance
Bank of Africa, Morocco
Amal Benaissa manages Sustainable Finance at Bank of Africa - BMCE Group, a regional leader and pioneer in sustainable and inclusive finance. Amal’s work involves developing innovative financial products, services and partnerships that yield positive environmental and/or social impacts. Amal further contributes to the implementation the Sustainability & Climate Strategy across the Group, driven by the emergence of Impact-based financial innovations. In parallel, Amal Benaissa is particularly interested in how social enterprises can generate both financial and environmental/social returns, and she regularly connects with social entrepreneurs in Morocco. Amal is an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader and a lifetime member of the US-based National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Amal is also a member of the Board of the Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance. In 2017, Amal Benaissa received the Desmond Fortes Scholarship for excellence in sustainable finance awarded by FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. Growing up between Morocco and the United States, Amal pursued her higher education in Boston University (BSc 2006) and later at the London School of Economics to complete Masters and PhD (2012).


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Amaury Oliva

Executive Director of Sustainability, Financial Citizenship, Consumer Relations and Self-Regulation
Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban)
Amaury Oliva is the Director of Self-regulation of the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN). Oliva’s experience includes compliance programs and projects to assist clients to prevent and mitigate consumer claims, and well as projects related to product safety and recalls. He has previously served as Director of the Department of Consumer Protection (DPDC) of the National Secretariat for Consumer of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil (2013-2015), and as General-Coordi nator of Legal Affairs of the Department of Consumer Protection (2008-2012). Oliva has participated in the creation of the Brazilian National Secretariat for Consumers, of the national dispute resolution platform and of the Consumer Health and Safety Network of the Americas.

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Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary General
United Nations
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment.
Ms. Mohammed first joined the United Nations in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning. She led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Mohammed began her career working on the design of schools and clinics in Nigeria. She served as an advocate focused on increasing access to education and other social services, before moving into the public sector, where she rose to the position of adviser to three successive Presidents on poverty, public sector reform, and sustainable development.
Ms. Mohammed has been conferred several honorary doctorates and has served as an adjunct professor, lecturing on international development. The recipient of various global awards, Ms Mohammed has served on numerous international advisory boards and panels. She is the mother of six children and has two grandchildren.

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Andre Bertolotti

Head of Global Sustainable Research and Data
BlackRock
Andre Bertolotti, CFA, is a head of Global Sustainable Research and Data with BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI). He is responsible for establishing and providing leadership to the global team in creating a platform ESG research capability and supporting sustainable investment solutions across the firm.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2018, Andre was Director of Research at Quotient Investors, developing and managing sustainable investment strategies. His work in quantitative research and product development spanned roles with the Industrial Bank of Japan, DLIBJ, Innovest and Barra in San Francisco, New York and London.

Andre holds an MBA in finance and a Master of Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a BS from Virginia Tech.

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Andrés Leonardo Jiménez

Sustainability Professional
Fasecolda
Andrés Leonardo Jiménez is an experienced sustainability professional from Fasecolda, Colombia. Mr Jiménez promotes the resilient growth of the insurance sector in Colombia, through the transfer of knowledge, the identification of opportunities for improvement, the inclusion of the environmental dimension to the business and the management of emerging risks. Mr Jiménez also leads various projects focused on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the inclusion of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in insurance underwriting and institutional investment.

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Angela Wiebeck

Head of UBS in Society Program Office
UBS
Angela Wiebeck leads UBS in Society's Program Office.

UBS in society focuses on driving long term positive impact for clients, employees, investors and society. This includes UBS’s sustainable investing, philanthropy, corporate responsibility, environmental and social risk, foundation and community investment activities.

Angela defines the strategic focus for UBS in society and leads in its implementation and communication. In her fourteen years at UBS, she has held a variety of roles including six years client facing for HNW and UHNW clients in Toronto, Canada and more recently as Head of Impact Investing (ad-interim) in the Global Chief Investment Office. Her experience provides her with an understanding of what clients value and what UBS can offer in this space.

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Angelique Bayot

Head of SCOR Global Life Strategy
SCOR (France)
Angelique Bayot is a French business school graduate (Grenoble Ecole de Management), and holds an Advanced Master Degree in Insurance from ESSEC business school and an MBA from Ottawa University (Canada). She started her career at Euler Hermes (Allianz) in 2003 as a risk underwriter. She then joined Standard and Poor’s in 2008 as an insurance analyst and joined SCOR as a rating agencies manager in 2013. She is Head of the Strategy and CSR representative for SCOR Global Life since March 2018.

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Anne Simpson

Interim Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability
CalPERS
Anne Simpson joined CalPERS in 2009 and was named interim managing investment director for Board Governance & Sustainability in June 2020.
She is responsible for strategic initiatives across the Fund. These include Climate Action 100+ (a global investor alliance of $40 trillion driving business action on climate change), the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, and the UN Secretary General’s Global Investors for Sustainable Development. Specific programs within investments include the Emerging Manager Program and the sustainable investment strategic plan.
In 2019 she was named by Time Magazine as one of the 15 women leading the global fight on climate change and in 2020 one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Barron’s (Dow Jones). For 10 consecutive years from 2010-20 Anne has been ranked by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the year’s 100 most influential people in the boardroom.
Anne has published several books in the field of Board Governance and Sustainability including “The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability” with Satyajit Bose and Dong Guo of Columbia University; “Fair Shares: the Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility” with Jonathan Charkham; and “The Greening of Global Investment: How the Environment, Ethics and Politics Are Reshaping Strategies.”
Previous roles included senior faculty fellow and lecturer at the Yale School of Management, head of the Global Corporate Governance Forum at the World Bank, executive director of the International Corporate Governance Network, and joint managing director of Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd.
Anne graduated from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where she read philosophy, politics and economics and was awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was a Slater Fellow at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

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Antoni Ballabriga

Global Head of Responsible Business
BBVA
Antoni Ballabriga is Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA. He reports directly to the Board of Directors. His mission is to challenge the whole organization to ensure that people are systematically placed at the decision-making processes.
He works as “second line” in the entire value chain: from the design of customer solutions to marketing and sales, customer relations and complaints.
Furthermore, he works to reinforce responsible business culture; social, environmental business opportunities and risks; reputation monitoring and risk management; integrated reporting. He also leads community investment.

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Armelle de Vienne

Vice President, ESG Research & Engagement Analyst
Rockefeller Asset Management
Armelle de Vienne is a Vice President and ESG Research & Engagement Analyst within Rockefeller Asset Management. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Ms. de Vienne worked for Schlange & Co. GmbH and its subsidiary, S&C North America Inc., a management consultancy specialized in Corporate Responsibility. As a consultant, she advised global companies on the development of sustainability strategies, responsible supply chain management and sustainability reporting. Ms. de Vienne received a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. She is fluent in French and German.

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Arshad Mohamed Ismail

CEO
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
Arshad Mohamed Ismail has been appointed as Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad’s (“BPMB”) President/Group Chief Executive Officer effective 8 April 2019. Prior to his appointment, Arshad was Head of Global Banking Business at Maybank Islamic Berhad, in which capacity he oversaw the bank’s corporate banking, trade finance and investment banking business lines. Arshad has had a varied career path since commencing his career in 1995 as a lawyer in Kuala Lumpur with Messrs Mohamed Ismail & Co; he specialised in corporate law, banking and finance law, and also Islamic banking and finance law. In early 2003, he joined CIMB Islamic as one of its pioneer members where he focused on Sukuk origination and execution before relocating to the United Arab Emirates in late 2004 to join HSBC Amanah as the Head of Islamic Capital Markets. At HSBC Amanah, Arshad and his team originated and worked on many innovative and ground breaking Sukuk transactions in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and South East Asia. Arshad holds an LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia and an M.B.A. from the London Business School, United Kingdom. He was elected to the SC-OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance for the academic year 2015 - 2016 at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford.
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Aurelia Blin

Climate Finance Unit
UNEP
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Bill Winters

CEO
Standard Chartered
Bill was appointed Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC in June 2015 and Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank in April 2019.
Bill is a career banker with significant frontline global banking experience and a proven track record of leadership and financial success. He has extensive experience of working in emerging markets and a proven record in spotting and nurturing talent.
Bill began his career with JP Morgan, where he went on to become one of its top five most senior executives and later co-chief executive officer at the investment bank from 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. Bill was invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established in 2010, to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. In 2011, Bill founded Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset management firm, where he was chairman and CEO. He stepped down on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board. Bill was previously a non-executive director of Pension Insurance Corporation plc and RIT Capital Partners plc. He received a CBE in 2013.

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Brenda Kramer

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment
PGGM
Brenda Kramer works as Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at PGGM and is member of the EU’s Platform on Sustainable Finance. She was also a core member of the European Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) where she co-developed the European taxonomy. At PGGM, Brenda specializes in climate related regulatory affairs and investment strategies. Previously Brenda worked 10+ years as economic strategic advisor for the government.

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Butch Bacani

Programme Leader
UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
Butch Bacani leads UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the PSI is a global framework and initiative for the industry to address sustainability issues—as risk managers, insurers and investors—and to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies.

Butch leads activities supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Financial Stability Board’s climate risk disclosure recommendations (TCFD). These include a global initiative to develop “Insurance Sustainable Development Goals”, the largest gathering of insurers to pilot the TCFD recommendations, and working with the California Insurance Commissioner to develop the world’s first sustainable insurance roadmap. He co-led the development of the first global sustainability guide for the insurance business, led the creation of the Insurance Industry Development Goals for Cities, forged the PSI’s partnership with the world’s inclusive insurance community, and co-led the creation of UNEP’s Sustainable Insurance Forum for supervisors and regulators. Butch is involved in the InsuResilience Global Partnership, Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers, California Climate Insurance Working Group, Insurance Development Forum, and Microinsurance Network. In 2020, he was included in InsuranceERM’s inaugural list of the most influential people leading and shaping the insurance industry’s response to climate change.

Butch led the global process that created the PSI in 2012, and UNEP’s insurance and investment programmes from 2006 to 2010, including activities with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI). He has shaped global insurance industry initiatives to address climate change, disaster risks, tobacco risks, illegal fishing and plastic pollution; and to protect natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Butch has authored pioneering studies on sustainable insurance and responsible investment. Previously, he was in the insurance industry for over a decade, working with leading insurers and reinsurers worldwide.
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Caesar Mwangi

CEO
ICEA LION Insurance Holding
Caesar is the Chief Executive Officer of ICEA LION Insurance Holdings Limited, a leading financial services provider offering services in insurance, pensions, investments and trusts through its eight companies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

He has a rich and varied professional career spanning over 30 years, elements of which include: Managing Director at the Centre for Personal Leadership (CPL Africa) where he focused on the development of high performance organizational cultures through research based organizational interventions, Managing Director of Sasini PLC, a leading public listed Agribusiness focused on growing processing and marketing of tea, coffee, horticulture and dairy products, Chief Executive Officer of Sunny Money, a Pan-African renewable energy social enterprise focused on elimination of the use of kerosene lamps for lighting in Africa and Associate Director for the Consultative Group in international Agriculture Research (CGIAR) responsible for risk Management in Africa and Europe regions.

Based on his convictions for a just and sustainable world, Caesar has served on various Boards such as the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre, the Kenya Climate Ventures Fund, the Kenya Markets Trust and the Strathmore University Council.

He has a PhD. in Organizational Performance and Change Management from the University of Johannesburg, an MBA from the Wits Business School in Johannesburg and a BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)K, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Executive Leadership Coach (CELC).

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Calvin Lee Kwan

Head of Sustainability
Link Asset Management
Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan is currently Head of Sustainability at Link Asset Management Limited, manager of one of the world’s largest retail focused real estate investment trusts. In this capacity, he oversees the execution of a world-class corporate sustainability programme, encompassing corporate strategy, operations efficiency, responsible investment, thought leadership and policy advocacy.

He has been a pioneer in the green finance space, issuing Hong Kong’s first green bond in 2016, followed by the global real estate sector’s first benchmark sized convertible green bond in 2019. Dr. Kwan’s latest endeavor is the launch of Business as Mutual, an ecosystem-centric playbook outlining how businesses should formalize, transform and achieve goals in an increasingly sustainability-focused world.

Dr. Kwan is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s (UNEPFI) Investment Commission, and co-chair of its Property Working Group. He is responsible for steering the group’s efforts on contemporary global real estate sector issues including developing TCFD-compliant reporting methodologies, Positive Impact and COVID-response risks and opportunities.

Dr. Kwan is active on several ESG standards and benchmark committees including for the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

As an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, he nurtures future generations of sustainability professionals, teaching a post-graduate Environmental Policy course and directing a corporate sustainability research group in the Division of Environment.

Dr. Kwan holds a BS in Business Administration and Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, Master and Doctorate degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, an EMBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and is currently completing a JD at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Careen Abb

UNEP FI
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Caroline Tully

Head of ESG Reporting & Ratings
AIB Group
As AIB Group plc’s Head of ESG Reporting and Ratings, Caroline leads the Bank’s sustainability reporting and disclosures, as well as contributing to the development and implementation of AIB’s Sustainability Strategy.

Caroline represented Sustainability on the Working Group behind AIB’s €1bn Tier 2 Green Bond issuance in September 2020 – the first Green Bond issued by an Irish Bank and only the second such Green Tier 2 capital issue by a European bank.

Caroline is a career banker with AIB, with a background in in commercial banking, strategic development and credit risk, and joined the Sustainability Team in 2018.

She is a member of the Sustainable Finance Forum of Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland and a co-lead of the UNEP FI’s Reporting Working Group.

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Celine Soubranne

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer
AXA Group
Graduated of Political Sciences, after initial experiences in journalism, local authorities and consulting, she joined AXA in 2006 to lead digital transformation of communication. In 2010, she was appointed Director of Corporate Responsibility at AXA France and also Secretary General of the AXA Prevention association, which works to educate the general public about risks. She has driven the first ESG integration program in insurance products in France, with the creation of the “Citizen Insurance” Label. In December 2014, she was awarded the Women’s Citizenship Trophy at the “Women in Insurance” Trophies.

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Charles Bernardi

Senior Sustainability Advisor
Desjardins Group
Charles Bernardi is the Senior Sustainability Advisor at Desjardins Group and loves helping people and businesses assess their impact on society to discover positive opportunities that stem from it. He has spent the entirety of his career in the financial industry, gaining experiences in areas such as ESG integration, private equity, and responsible supply chains. While championing sustainability projects is his primary job function, Charles also enjoys cooking (but not following recipes) and creating things out of clay.

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Christiana Figueres

Convenor
Mission 2020
Christiana Figueres is a world authority on global climate change and was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010-2016. Ms. Figueres is currently Vice-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, ClimateWorks Board Member, World Bank Climate Leader and Mission-2020 Convenor. During her tenure at the UNFCCC Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and communities of faith, think tanks and technology providers, NGOs and parliamentarians, to jointly deliver the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 sovereign nations agreed on a collaborative path forward to limit future global warming to below 2C. The agreement entered into force in less than a year, breaking the record of the UN. For this achievement Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy. In addition to her remarkable diplomatic achievements over the past 20 years, she served as Director of Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA) and in 1995 founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas (CSDA), which she directed for eight years.

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Christian Peter

Practice Manager for the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy’s Global Platform Unit
World Bank
Christian Peter is the Practice Manager for the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy`s Global Platform Unit at the World Bank. He has more than 25 years of experience working on environmental, natural resource and community forest management issues. Since joining the World Bank in 1998, he has held various headquarters and field-based operational positions as Environmental and Natural Resources Management Specialist in the Africa, East Asia & Pacific and Latin America & Caribbean regions, as well as Program Leader for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure for Central America.

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Christine Bergeron

Interim President & CEO
Vancity Credit Union
Christine Bergeron took up the role of interim President and CEO of Vancity on July 1, 2020.

As interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancity, Canada's largest community credit union, Christine believes that banking plays a vital role in developing a healthy society—building the well-being of people and, at the same time, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the communities in which they live and work.

Before being appointed to this role, Christine served as Vancity’s Chief Member Services Officer, leading the Member Experience & Community Engagement divisions. In this role, Christine oversaw services to Vancity’s 543,000 members, including its branch network and retail, business, commercial and wealth management operations. She also led the credit union’s community impact and investment strategies.

Prior to joining Vancity, much of Christine’s career involved working with entrepreneurs, financing innovative companies and building financial firms – all focused within the cleantech, sustainability and impact investing sectors. This included being a co-founder of Shoreline West Asset Management Inc. and being a founding team member at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. Christine was an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at the Sauder School of Business and is a board member of Aviso Wealth.

Christine chairs the board of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and lectures on finance and impact investing at various universities, in addition to other advisory roles at community organizations and social enterprises.

She is personally committed to issues related to women, impact financing, and community, with a particular focus on equality and empowerment.

Christine pursued post-secondary education at the University of Guelph and UBC, earning a B.A. in sociology and MBA in Strategic Management.

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Christine Lagarde

President
European Central Bank
Born in Paris in 1956, Christine Lagarde completed high school in Le Havre and attended Holton Arms School in Bethesda (Md, USA). She then graduated from law school at University Paris X, and obtained a Master’s degree from the Political Science Institute in Aix-en-Provence. After being admitted as a lawyer to the Paris Bar, Christine Lagarde joined the international law firm Baker & McKenzie as an associate, specialising in labour, anti-trust, and mergers and acquisitions. A member of the Executive Committee of the Firm in 1995, Christine Lagarde became the Chairman of the Global Executive Committee of Baker & McKenzie in 1999.

Christine Lagarde joined the French government in June 2005 as Minister for Trade. After a brief stint as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, in June 2007 she became the first woman to hold the post of Finance and Economy Minister of a G7 country. From July to December 2008 she also chaired the ECOFIN Council, which brings together Economics and Finance Ministers of the European Union.

As a member of the G20, Christine Lagarde was involved in the Group's management of the financial crisis, helping to foster international policies related to financial supervision and regulation and to strengthen global economic governance. As Chair of the G20 when France took over its presidency for the year 2011, she launched a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system. In July 2011 Christine Lagarde was elected the 11th Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the first woman to hold that position. In February 2016 she was selected to serve a second five-year term. She resigned from the IMF on 12 September 2019 following her nomination as the first woman to be appointed President of the European Central Bank.

In 2019 Christine Lagarde was ranked the second most influential woman in the world by Forbes magazine. She has often been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Christine Lagarde was named Officier in the Légion d'honneur in April 2012. A former member of the French national team for synchronised swimming, Christine Lagarde is the mother of two sons.

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Christopher Bonnet

Head of ESG Business Services
Allianz (Germany)
Chris holds a MSc in Spatial Planning and is currently Head of ESG Business Services for P&C business Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the Allianz company for global business insurance and large corporate and specialty risks. The department serves as a Group center of competence for ESG integration in Allianz-wide P&C business.

Before joining Allianz in 2014, Chris worked as a Senior Consultant Sustainability Services at KPMG Netherlands since 2009, where he provided audit and advisory services on sustainability for financial industry clients. After joining Allianz, Chris focused on developing the center of competence for ESG integration in Allianz-wide P&C business.

In his position, he is focused on developing and implementing Allianz ESG in Underwriting approach in the P&C portfolios within Allianz Group. He regularly reports to the Group ESG Board, a C-level decision making body on all ESG related topics within Allianz. Those ESG services are an essential foundation for Allianz Group’s aspiration to be a leader in sustainable insurance.

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Clara Barby

CEO
Impact Management Project
Clara has led the IMP since inception in 2016 and is on secondment from Bridges Fund Management, where she previously led the firm’s sustainable and impact investing strategies across all fund types. Clara also led the firm’s research and development efforts to promote the growth of the wider sustainable and impact investment sector. Prior to Bridges Fund Management, Clara focused her career on investing in sustainable businesses – most recently on the management team of a healthcare chain in India and Acumen portfolio company. Clara previously worked for Acumen’s Capital Markets team where she played a lead role in designing an innovative investment vehicle and later co-led the Acumen renewable energy portfolio. Clara grew up between the Bahamas, France and the UK. She has since lived and worked in Bogota, New York, Mumbai, Paris, Yangon and London. Clara holds a BA (Hons) in Greats from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.
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Conor Donaldson

Head of Implementation
IAIS
Conor Donaldson joined the IAIS in July 2012 and currently serves as Head of Implementation, a position he has held since November 2017. In his current role, he supports the Implementation and Assessment Committee and manages IAIS work in the area of assessment, capacity building and supervisory development, financial inclusion and supervisory cooperation. Conor also represents IAIS Members in global forums focused on the implementation of international standards and works closely with the implementation partners, such as the Financial Stability Institute, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Access to Insurance Initiative, Asian Development Bank, and others to advance capacity building initiatives.

Conor is a member of the Toronto Centre’s Advisory Board on Insurance and Pensions, the Financial Stability Board’s Implementation Monitoring Network, and is a regular speaker and contributor to seminars and training events.

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Corli Pretorius

Deputy Director
UNEP WCMC
Corli is responsible for advising and supporting the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre Director in exercising their strategic management responsibilities across programmatic, policy and managerial issues. Her responsibilities include: development and evaluation of new project areas; development and maintenance of effective liaison with key partners and constituencies, including Governments, and key donor partners; and providing programmatic support, including guidance on engaging with UN system entities, human rights-environment linkages, as well as integrating gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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Dalia Abdel Kader

Chief Sustainability Officer
Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt
Dr Dalia A. Kader is a recognized expert in the fields of sustainable finance and branding. Currently, Dr Kader is Head of the Sustainable Development Committee at the Federation of Egyptian Banks. She is also Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Board Member of “We Owe it to Egypt” foundation. She was earlier General Manager and Director of Sustainability & Marketing Communications at Arab African International Bank from 1997-2019. As adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo, she instructed courses on “Sustainability Marketing and “Egypt: Corporate Responsibility & Social Entrepreneurship” for the MBA program in 2013.

Sustainable Finance is a core focus for her ongoing advocacy since 2003. Dr. Kader represented Egypt in the working sessions of the G20 Green Finance Study Group that issued the 2017 Green Finance Synthesis Report. In 2014, she helped launch MOSTADAM, the first platform for advancing Sustainable Finance in the Middle East with a focus on capacity building and policy advocacy. In 2018, she prompted Arab African International Bank to cooperate with the UNEF FI in launching the Principles for Responsible Banking.

Dr. Kader has managed to make AAIB the first and only bank in Egypt to join the Equator Principles in 2009 - introducing social and environmental risk management- and the U.N. Global Compact being part of Dr Kader’s serious efforts to leverage international networks to advance sustainable finance.

Substantiated with an inter-disciplinary exposure to finance, political science, economics and sustainability, Dr. Kader conceived the concept of “Humanizing Finance”; one that seeks to reinvigorate finance through revising accounting standards. She also introduced and lectured a proprietary postmodern interpretation of the Marketing discipline in international platforms. Dr. Kader lectured in several local and international conferences on sustainable finance and sustainability branding and the “Future of Marketing”.

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Daniela Stoffel

State Secretary for International Finance (SIF)
Federal Government of Switzerland
Daniela Stoffel (born in 1968) took up her role as State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) on 1 March 2019. In 1998, Daniela Stoffel entered the diplomatic service of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In 2005, she took over as Head of Public Relations and Culture at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. and in August 2009 she moved to the Swiss Embassy in Berlin as Head of Economic and Financial Affairs. There she was appointed Deputy Head of Mission in 2012. In 2015, Daniela Stoffel assumed a staff function in the General Secretariat of the OECD in Paris. From 2015, Daniela Stoffel was on detachment to SIF with the title of Ambassador, latterly as Head of Political Staff. From 2016, she was also the Diplomatic Advisor to the Head of the Federal Department of Finance (FDF). In these functions, Daniela Stoffel was involved in safeguarding and dealing with current financial policy issues and challenges and in the corresponding international negotiations and contacts. Daniela Stoffel graduated from the University of Zurich in 1992 with a degree in Philosophy, Economics and German Linguistics. Accompanying her work as a University Assistant at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Zurich, she wrote her thesis in 1996. She is a citizen of Winterthur, in the canton of Zurich, and is the mother of an adult daughter.

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Daniel Brooksbank

Head of Strategic Content
Responsible Investor
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Daphne Lilli

Head of Social Politics
Banco Maré
With her undergraduate in Public Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), she articulated several projects related to entrepreneurship and social inclusion. Before working at Banco Maré, she had the opportunity to be a summer intern at Endeavor and Fundação Brava, both organizations considered relevant in innovation and empowerment of startups. Other than living her whole life in São Paulo, she lived for six months in Singapore, while studying at NUS (National University of Singapore) during her exchange program.

After some experiences in contact with extreme poverty in South Africa and in the Amazon, she Co-founded Papo Futuro in 2020, a social project that digitally include Brazilian students by providing them internet access and electronic devices.

She became the Head of Social Politics at Banco Maré, being responsible for coordinating the Bank’s approach to the socially vulnerable population by using blockchain technology for transparency and security.

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David Blood

Co-Founder & Senior Partner
Generation Investment Management
David Blood is co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Since its founding in 2004, Generation has played an integral role in the development of sustainable investing and in demonstrating the long-term commercial and societal benefits of this approach. Previously, David spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. David received a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is chairman of Dialight, Social Finance UK and co-chair of The World Resources Institute and on the board of On the Edge Conservation. David is also a life trustee of Hamilton College.

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David Carlin

Climate Change Consultant
UNEP FI
As a member of the UNEP-FI team, David is coordinating Phase 2 of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This work engages over thirty financial institutions in developing and implementing a set of best practices to evaluate and address climate risk. David is also leading learning modules on transition risk for the participating institutions.

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David Grey

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager
Banco Pichincha
David Grey is a professional with more than 15 years of experience working in multinational companies from different industries, NGOs and international organisations managing the strategy to implement Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
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David Rouch

Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
David is widely recognised for his technical expertise in financial services law and regulation. He works with the full range of financial market participants on both their advisory and transactional matters – dealing with some of the market’s greatest regulatory challenges.

He is regularly consulted on aspects of the UK and international regulatory reform agenda such as individual accountability, product governance and the interface between conduct and competition regulation and has been assisting various clients with their Brexit planning. He is currently advising the United Nations Environment Programme and others on the integration of sustainability in the investment chain.

He is also known for his work on law and institutional culture, and has helped a number of firms with their culture-change programmes. He has run two joint projects between Freshfields and the London School of Economics exploring this area, and was involved in Bank of England work on the global FX code.

David is a regular commentator and speaker on financial services-related issues and has written for various publications, including the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation and The Times.

He is the author of The Social Licence for Financial Markets: Reaching For The End and Why It Counts, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2020.

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Dean Segell

Director, Sustainability Strategy
Sun Life (Canada)
Dean Segell is Director, Sustainability Strategy, at Sun Life. In this new role, Dean is responsible for developing and implementing Sun Life’s new sustainability plan. Dean has a background in investment banking and management consulting, and most recently was an Associate Director at Convergence – a sustainable investing platform working with private and public investors to increase capital flows to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging markets. Dean was part of the founding team at Convergence, launching the organization in Toronto, and raising $20M of seed funding from the Canadian Government. His responsibilities included managing Convergence’s innovation fund, which supported the development of 17 sustainable investing strategies and products that are on track to raise over $1B from private and public investors. Prior to Convergence, Dean was a consultant at Dalberg Advisors in the firm’s Johannesburg and New York offices. At Dalberg, he worked on projects across a range of sectors, including sustainable investing and financial inclusion, with clients including MasterCard, Gates Foundation, JP Morgan, Rockefeller Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the United Nations. 

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Deia Markova

Head of Trade Commodity Finance (Switzerland)
Societe Generale

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Dennis Fritsch

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Blue Economy
UNEP FI
Dr. Dennis Fritsch is Member of the Secretariat and Coordinator of the United Nations’ Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative, part of UNEP FI, focused on bringing banks, insurers and investors together to develop guidance and tools to enable financial institutions to align their activities with a sustainable ocean economy. The initiative is the host of the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles; the gold-standard for investing in the ocean economy. Previously, Dennis established the Research department at Responsible Investor, where he led several investor research projects, most recently ‘Investors & the Blue Economy’. He also worked as a consultant and expert jury member for the European Commission's BlueInvest Fund and BLUE Marine Foundation. After graduating from the University of Tübingen (GER), Dennis worked in research at the University of Cambridge and was awarded a PhD from University College London.

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Dorothy Maseke

Group Head of Risk and Compliance
ICEA LION Group
Dorothy is currently the Group Head of Risk and Compliance at ICEA LION Group. The Group, with interests in Life Assurance, Health and Property insurance, Life Assurance, Asset Management is one of the largest financial services Groups in East Africa. Dorothy started her career at KPMG within the Risk Consulting department, later moving to the financial services sector where she has been for the last 10 years. She holds senior leadership roles in a number of industry forums including the Founding Chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) East Africa Regional Group. Dorothy is a Committee member of the IRM UK Special Interests Group as well as a Task member of the UNEP FI Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Insurer Pilot Group. Dorothy is also a member of the Governance and Nomination Board Committee of World Vision Kenya. Dorothy is a Fellow of the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP), a global programme on Leadership and Sustainability for Young African leaders. She has most recently been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 women in Kenya (2019). Dorothy was the Risk Manager of Year at the 2017 & 2018 Think Business Insurance Industry Awards as well as a Finalist at the Thompson Reuters Innovation Awards 2018.
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Edit Kiss

Investment and Development Director
Mirova Natural Capital Limited
Edit Kiss is Investment and Development Director at Mirova Natural Capital. Since its launch in 2013, Edit manages the EUR100m Althelia Climate Fund, MNC’s first pioneering climate and nature conservation fund. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the carbon portfolio monetisation strategy through Ecosphere+, ACF’s marketing subsidiary as well leading on Mirova Natural Capital Platform’s new development activities, donor and strategic client partnerships. Edit has over 15 years of experience in climate finance, carbon markets and conservation finance having worked in various financial institutions, carbon funds and renewable energy companies in London, Paris, Lugano, Rotterdam and Budapest. She is an environmental economist and has been a guest speaker at several international climate and conservation finance conferences worldwide.

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Edward B. Barbier

Distinguished Professor
Colorado State University
Edward B. Barbier is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics, Colorado State University and a Senior Scholar in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. His main expertise is environmental and resource economics as well as international environmental policy. He has consulted for a variety of national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many UN organizations, the World Bank and the OECD. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, written or edited 25 books, and published in popular journals. Barbier is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and is a highly cited scholar on global environmental and sustainability issues. Professor Barbier's latest books is The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management. Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

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Edward Moncreiffe

Chief Executive Officer
HSBC Life (International) Limited
Edward Moncreiffe is the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited and HSBC Life (International) Limited, overseeing HSBC’s insurance businesses in Hong Kong and Macao.

Since joining HSBC Group in 2005, Ed has served in a variety of senior executive positions across Broking, Underwriting, Reinsurance, Life and Non-life insurance business lines as well as working in Group Strategy. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2016, Ed was Head of Life and Pensions for HSBC Brazil.

Beyond HSBC, Ed is the Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, and the Chairman of the Life Insurance Council. He is also a member of the Economic Policy Committee and Financial & Treasury Services Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is a Governor of the Matilda International Hospital and a Director of the City Mental Health Alliance HK. He holds a BA (Hons) from University of Durham, UK and a MBA from University of Chicago Booth School. Ed is also a Chartered Insurer of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Elizabeth Cardona Rendon

Head of the Geosciences Department
Suramericana S.A.
Elizabeth Cardona Rendón holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a Specialist degree in Seismic-Resistant Engineering from the Universidad EAFIT. She has worked for Suramericana since 2008 serving in different areas. She is currently Head of the Geosciences Department at Suramericana S.A.

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Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Executive Secretary
UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), announced on 8 June 2020 the appointment of Elizabeth Maruma Mrema of Tanzania as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Since December 2019, Ms. Mrema has been the Acting Executive Secretary of the CBD Secretariat. Prior to that, Ms. Mrema served as Director of the Law Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. With over two decades of experience at the United Nations, Ms. Mrema brings to the position extensive experience in global environmental law and policymaking, implementation of environmental and sustainable development programmes, and a deep knowledge of multilateral processes. Ms. Mrema holds a Master of Law degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Centre of Foreign Relations and Diplomacy in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

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Eliza Huger Eubank

Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management
Citi
Eliza Huger Eubank is a senior approver for Citi’s ESRM Policy, reviewing environmental and social risks related to client activities. She engages Citi clients on environmental and social risk management, as well as emerging climate risk management and scenario analysis.

Mrs Eubank is also a member of Citi's Green Bond Screening Committee, and Green Bond Asset Selection Committee. She represents Citi as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Climate Risk Sub-Committee, preparing recommendations on climate risk policy responses for US financial regulators.

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Elliott Harris

Chief Economist
United Nations
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 13 March 2018 the appointment of Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago as Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). He will succeed Lenni Montiel of Venezuela to whom the Secretary-General and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs are grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. Mr. Harris brings over 25 years of international experience in the fields of international economics and development policy analysis, coupled with knowledge of the United Nations system, multilateral and inter–agency coordination processes. He has extensive experience in the design of macroeconomic policies and its application as a central instrument for the reduction of poverty and for resilient and sustained economic development. His work in the field of economics also focuses on the macroeconomic linkages with global social and environmental policies. Prior to joining UNEP, Mr. Harris began his career in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1988, where he worked in the African Department and the Fiscal Affairs Department. In 2002 he became an Adviser in the Policy Development and Review Department, and was appointed in 2008 as Special Representative to the United Nations, in addition to serving as Assistant Director of the Strategy and Policy Review Department. Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in German and political science and an advanced degree in economics. He was awarded an Advanced Studies Certificate in international economics and policy research from the Institute of World Economics in Kiel, Germany.

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Elmar Kriegler

Acting Head of the Research Department "Transformation Pathways"
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Dr. Elmar Kriegler is Acting Head of the Research Department "Transformation Pathways" at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) where he puts his focus on the Research Area "Mitigation and Sustainable Development Pathways". His core expertise is in integrated assessment of climate change, scenario analysis and decision analysis.

Elmar Kriegler has coordinated several international integrated assessment modeling projects and has been a coordinator or member of the scientific boards of several German and EU research projects. He had a coordinating role in the development of the Shared-Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) in support of new scenarios for climate change research. He is also member of the scientific steering committee of the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium (IAMC). Elmar Kriegler has been a lead author for the chapters on "Transformation Pathways" in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group 3 and "1.5°C Mitigation Pathways" in the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Warming and is currently serving as a lead author for the chapter on "Mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals" in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group 3. He has published more than 80 articles in refereed journals and was named Highly Cited Researcher in 2018.

Elmar Kriegler received a diploma (MS equivalent) in physics from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1998, and a Ph.D. from the University of Potsdam, Germany, in 2005. He was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.

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Elodie Feller

Investment Lead
UNEP FI
Elodie Feller joined the UNEP Finance Initiative in January 2013 as the Investment Commission Coordinator responsible for the UNEP FI investment work programme. Prior to that Elodie joined Lombard Odier Investment Managers’ graduate programme in 2010 where she worked as a product specialist and ESG analyst for the Fixed Income department. She graduated in International Relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Enric Sala

Explorer-in-Residence
National Geographic
DR. ENRIC SALA is a marine ecologist who fell in love with the sea growing up on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. After obtaining a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Aix-Marseille, France, Sala moved to the United States for ten years, where he was a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 2006, Enric moved back to Spain to hold the first position on marine conservation ecology at the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), and in 2008 he became a National Geographic Fellow. Recently named a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he is currently one of the leaders of National Geographic's Mission Blue program, a global marine conservation initiative.

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Eric Usher

Head
UNEP Finance Initiative
Eric Usher currently heads the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, UNEP FI, a global partnership bringing together the UN with more than 300 banks, insurers and asset managers working to develop the sustainable finance and responsible investment agendas. Eric oversees governance, strategy and day-to-day management of UNEP FI’s work programme and global network development. Over the years, UNEP FI has established some of the most important sustainability oriented frameworks within the finance industry, including the Principles for Responsible Investment (2006), the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (2012) and the Principles for Responsible Banking (2019). Since joining in 2015, Mr. Usher has focused on accelerating the deep integration of sustainability risks into financial practice, including addressing climate change, natural capital loss and human rights abuses, as well as building out the frameworks for positive impact finance needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Eric sits on several industry bodies including as UN representative on the Board of the Principles for Responsible Investment, as a member of the Evaluation Council of the French sovereign green bond, as Director for the impact fund REPP Africa and founder of the Seed Capital Assistance Facility. Prior to leading UNEP FI, Mr. Usher has over twenty years of experience in the low carbon sectors, spanning technology commercialisation in Canada, solar rural electrification in Morocco and financial sector development across emerging markets. During 2011, Mr. Usher worked on the establishment of the Green Climate Fund and led efforts to create its Private Sector Facility. Eric has been an editor of the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report published annually with Bloomberg and was lead author for finance of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources. Before joining the UN, he was General Manager of a solar rural electrification company based in Morocco.

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Fabián Kon

CEO
Banco Galicia
Currently, Enrique Fabián Kon occupies the position of Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Financiero Galicia SA and Chairman at Sudamericana Holding SA (a subsidiary of Grupo Financiero Galicia SA).
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Fiona Reynolds

CEO
Principles for Responsible Investment
Fiona joined the PRI in 2013. She has overall responsibility for the PRI’s operations globally. Fiona has more than 20 years' experience in the pension sector, working in particular with the Australian government, and has played a key role in advocating pension policy change on behalf of working Australians. Fiona has a particular interest in retirement outcomes for women. Prior to joining the PRI, Fiona spent seven years as Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST). Fiona has formerly been a director of AUSfund, Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR and the National Network of Women in Super. In September 2012, she was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence for her work in public policy. Fiona also serves on the Councils of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Tomorrow’s Company, the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University and the Business for Peace Steering Committee.

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Francisco Moreno

Undersecretary of Finance
Ministry of Finance, Chile
Mr. Moreno has a degree in Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) from University of California at Berkeley, where he focused on free competition and law and economics.

He served as Secretary General and Legal Counsel of the National Press Association (ANP) and as an Associate Researcher and Legislative Coordinator at the Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

During President Piñera’s first administration, he worked as the Cabinet Chief of former Social Development Minister Felipe Kast Sommerhoff in 2010 and as Legislative Coordinator in the Treasury Ministry from August 2010 to March 2014, processing bills submitted by the ministry to Congress.

Mr. Moreno is single and an active member of the Unión Demócrata Independiente party.

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Franco Piza

Head of Sustainability Area
Grupo Bancolombia
Franco Piza is the Head of Sustainability Area at Grupo Bancolombia where he leads the social and environmental strategy of the conglomérate. He also represents Bancolombia Group at sustainability initiatives such as the Equator Principles, the Finance Initiative of the United Nations Environmental Program, the Global Compact, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Colombian Green Protocol for banking sector, and the Colombian Business Council for Sustainable Development - CECODES (Colombian chapter of the World Bussines Council for Sustainable Development WBCSD).

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Frank Elderson

Executive Director
De Nederlandsche Bank
Frank Elderson has been an Executive Director of Supervision at DNB since 1 July 2011. He is responsible for supervision of banks, horizontal functions and integrity supervision, and legal affairs. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank. Frank holds several secondary positions. Since 2018, he has been chairman of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). In addition, he has been chairman of the Sustainable Finance Platform since 2016. Frank has also chaired the FEC Board since 2016. He has been chairman of the Management Board of the Netherlands Violin Competition Foundation since 2016 and chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Reading Foundation since 2017. Since 2019, Frank has been a member of the Reflection Council of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service and a member of the Sustainable Markets Council HRH The Prince of Wales (SMC). Before joining the Governing Board, Frank served as DNB's General Counsel (2008-2011). He was the Director of the Legal Services Division (2007) and Head of the ABN AMRO Supervision Department (2006). He completed the first year of the Dutch law university programme with honours in 1990 and studied at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 1993 and 1994. Elderson earned his degree in Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam in 1994. He obtained an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, in the United States, in 1995.

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Frazer Lanier

Vice President - Environmental and Social Risk Management
Citi

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Geoff Summerhayes

Executive Board Member
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
A purpose and values-driven leader who has made significant contributions in a breadth of economic sectors including property and the built environment, wealth management, banking, insurance and now in prudential regulation as an Executive Board Member of APRA. Geoff has been a forthright leader on raising awareness of climate change financial risk in Australia and globally. In Australia, he chairs the Council of Financial Regulators Working Group on Climate Change, its members include APRA, ASIC, RBA and Treasury. Internationally, Geoff is a member of the Executive Committee of the global standard setting body for insurance, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee. He chairs the UN Environment Program’s Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF), a global body of insurance regulators collaborating on sustainability and climate change and represents IAIS and SIF at the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). Prior to his appointment at APRA, Geoff was CEO of Suncorp Life, held a number of senior executive roles at National Australia Bank in strategy, asset finance and distribution, was CEO of Retail Investment at MLC and started his career in commercial property development at Lend Lease.

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G�nther Thallinger

Member of the Board of Management, Investment Management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Allianz
PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science. Former Principal, McKinsey&Company, Germany. Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Investment Management, a globally working entity managing all insurance driven assets of the Allianz Group. Since January 2017, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz; responsible for Investment Management, Health Insurance and Life Insurance; since January 2018 also responsible for steering ESG topics within Allianz.

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Gustavo Montezano

President and CEO
BNDES
Montezano holds a Masters’ degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Finance (Ibmec-RJ, 2007) and graduated in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME-RJ, 2003). He was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ECTP (BTG Commodities), based in London, and was previously the managing partner of BTG Pactual, responsible for the corporate and structured credit division in São Paulo. Gustavo Montezano started his career as a Private Equity Analyst at Opportunity in Rio de Janeiro. He held the position of Deputy Special Secretary for Privatization, Divestment and Markets of the Ministry of Economy. He is currently the President of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).

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Guy Cormier

CEO
Desjardins Group
Mr. Cormier is a graduate of École des hautes études commerciales (HEC Montréal), where he earned both a bachelor's degree and an MBA. He also taught finance there for nearly 8 years. He has been with Desjardins since 1992, first as general manager of several caisses within the network and then as Vice-President of Cooperative Network Finance from 2009 to 2012. He joined Desjardins Group's senior management team in 2012 as Executive Vice-President of the Caisse Network before being appointed Executive Vice-President of the Caisse Network and Personal Services in 2013. He was elected President and CEO of Desjardins Group in 2016. Mr. Cormier also served as chair of Desjardins General Insurance Group from 2016 to 2018 and is currently chair of Desjardins Financial Security. Since being elected President and CEO, Mr. Cormier has worked hard to instill a strong member- and client-focused corporate culture. He encourages innovation and has fast-tracked the organization's digital shift. He also set up a $100 million development fund to support local and regional community initiatives. Mr. Cormier is actively involved in a number of community organizations, including the fundraising campaigns of Fondation Forces AVENIR, Le Diamant theatre in Quebec City, Fondation Madeli-Aide and the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal Foundation. He's also active in Fondation Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, the Montreal Heart Institute and Domaine Forget. Mr. Cormier sits on the boards of HEC Montréal, the Conference Board of Canada and Fondation Forces AVENIR.
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Hans Biemans

Chair of the Taxonomy Working Group
European Banking Federation
Hans Biemans MSc MiF (1966) is Head of Sustainable Markets at ING AG. He has previously worked at Rabobank since 2002 and has integrated sustainability in the mainstream business of the group (capital markets, retail and wholesale finance, private banking, private equity, leasing, and real estate). Furthermore, he has also explored business development opportunities in areas such as renewable energy, bioeconomy, green building, climate change, and brownfield remediation. Biemans holds a Master in Molecular Sciences from Wageningen Agricultural University as well as a Master in Financial Economics from Tilburg University (Tias), and studied Ethics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Until 2002, Biemans was vice president of the structured reinsurance department at Eureko Reinsurance and sales manager for Interpolis (Achmea Group) corporate clients.

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Hasmig Khoury

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank Audi, Lebanon
Hasmig Dantziguian Khoury is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Bank Audi where she initiated a full scope strategy stretching from Corporate Governance through Economic, Community and Human Development reaching Environmental Protection. She speaks at regional conferences on sustainability; mentors thesis papers and other organisations; and has recognition from both, public and private sectors, for initiatives by Bank Audi’s CSR team. She’s knowledgeable in sustainable development benchmarks such as ISO 26000, UNGC (representing Bank Audi at the National Board of Directors), GRI and the UN SDGs.
Hasmig was appointed as a member in the Lebanese Republic Economic and Social Council since 2017 and is an active member of the Environment Committee within the Council. In that function, she worked on the National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP) within the Parliamentary Commission on Sustainable Development.
Previously, she’s managed companies in diverse fields and acquired experience in service to society through decades of volunteer work to international and local associations such as Rotary and AGBU. Initially, she’s a graduate of McGill University transferred from AUB. Proud mother of Andrew, Peter and Angela, her hobbies include skiing, walking, music, reading, painting and cooking which she is pleased to share in her book, “Cooking from the Heart” published in 2010.
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Hernán Colman

Superintendent
Central Bank of Paraguay
Hernan Colman is Superintendent of Banks of Paraguay, since 2013. Previously, at the Central Bank of Paraguay, he has held senior positions as Head of the Open Market Operation Department and Head of the Deposit Insurance Fund. He holds an MBA degree from INCAE Business School (www.incae.edu) and University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA. (www.stthomas.edu) Student Exchange Program. Mr. Colman has graduated from the Catholic University of Asuncion, Paraguay. He lectures at both Graduate and Undergraduate level in finance and business related courses, at leading public and private Paraguayan Universities.

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Huang Jing

Head of Green Finance
Bank of Jiujiang
Huang Jing, the head of the Green Finance Department of Bank of Jiujiang, has made every effort to promote the green finance business since her appointment in 2018. In terms of green finance research, she has been deeply involved in China's first green bill research project and pushed the convention of research results to products. In terms of green finance product innovation, she co-designed "Hand-in-hand Wealth Management" and "Green Home Loan" products to support garbage classification from both the residents’ side and the sanitation operators’ side. In terms of multilateral cooperation, she took the lead in promoting Bank of Jiujiang as China’s first city commercial bank to join the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), as well as to sign the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB).
Huang Jing graduated from Wuhan University with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in finance.

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Hui Wen Chan

Senior Vice President, Environmental and Social Risk Management
Citi
Hui Wen Chan is a climate risk, ESG and sustainability specialist. She is experienced at partnering with private sector, NGOs, and public sector on sustainable and social finance, impact investing, and the SDGs. She has extensive knowledge of major sustainability reporting frameworks and surveys, including GRI, SASB, DJSI and CDP, and third-party ESG data providers, including MSCI, Sustainalytics, Bloomberg, and Oekom. She is currently focused on climate-related risks and scenario analysis and implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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Inger Andersen

Executive Director
UN Environment Programme
Inger Andersen was appointed Executive Director of the UNEP by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in February 2019. Between 2015 and 2019, Ms. Andersen was the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Ms Andersen brings a passion for conservation and sustainable development with more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making, as well as in designing and implementing projects and generating on-the-ground impact. She has played a key role in supporting riparian countries on international water management and hydro diplomacy. Prior to joining IUCN, Ms Andersen held various leadership roles at the World Bank and United Nations. Most recently, she was Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank, and previous to that Vice President for Sustainable Development and Head of the CGIAR Fund Council. Throughout Ms Andersen’s 15-year career at the World Bank, her managerial roles focused on water, environment, and sustainable development with special emphasis on Africa and the Middle East. Previous to the World Bank, Ms. Andersen worked at the United Nations for 12 years, starting in the UN Sudano-Sahelian Office working on drought and desertification issues, and was then appointed UNDP’s Water and Environment Coordinator for the Arab Region. Ms Andersen’s educational background includes a BA from London Metropolitan University North and a MA degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London with specialisation in development economics.

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Ivani Benazzi de Andrade

Manager of Institutional Relations and Sustainability
Bradesco Seguros S.A
Ivani Benazzi de Andrade, has been building her career in the financial sector, with experience for over 30 years in different areas, Accounting, Tax, Asset Management, Investor Relations and Sustainability.

She is currently responsible for the Institutional Relations and Sustainability areas of the Bradesco Seguros S.A Group, in the development of sustainability linked to the business.His experience with sustainability is more than 13 years.

Participates: *CNseg´s Innovation/Sustainability and Inclusive Insurance Commissions; member of the board São Capital Market Professionals Association (ApimecSP); member of the current PSI (Principles for Sustainable Insurance) board, and member of the Fiscal board **CEBDS.

Graduated in Business Administration from FEAO, Osasco, SP; MBA in Capital Markets, Insper, São Paulo, SP and Postgraduate in Financial Administration, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, SP. She is currently finishing her Masters in Management for Competitiveness – Sustainability, Fundação Getulio Vargas, FGVSP, São Paulo, SP

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Ivo Mulder

Head, Climate Finance Unit
UNEP
Ivo leads UNEP’s Climate Finance Unit (CFU), created in 2019. CFU brings together various initiatives and finance facilities that proactively catalyse private capital towards sustainable land use to address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and rural poverty. This includes the AGRI3 Fund, set up by Rabobank, UNEP, Mirova/Athelia, IDH and FMO as part of a USD 1 billion commitment in loans that focus on financing deforestation-free commodity production and the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (which issued an inaugural USD 95m ‘landscape bond’ in 2018). A new Restoration Seed Capital Facility (RSCF) will be launched shortly and we are supporting novel ventures such as &Green Fund and the Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF). In addition, Ivo sits on the Steering Committee of a number of projects such as the GEF Good Growth Partnership, GEF The Restoration Initiative and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance.

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Jacki Johnson

Co-Chair
Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative
Jacki Johnson was appointed to the new role of Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation in January 2016, responsible for the functions that come together to drive performance through organisational agility. These functions include: people and culture, corporate and government affairs, shared value and the IAG Foundation. Jacki was previously Chief Executive for IAG’s New Zealand business, a role she held since November 2010. As well as leading her team in the disaster recovery following several disasters, including the Christchurch Earthquakes she also doubled the size of the company during her 5 years in the role. She is a Non-Executive Director of Community First Credit Union, a member of the Community First Corporate Governance Committee, a former President of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, and former Chair of the Christchurch Recovery Chief Executives’ meeting. Jacki continues in her role as Executive Director IAG NZ.Since joining IAG in 2001, Jacki has held several senior positions in both direct and intermediated insurance, including as Chief Executive Officer of IAG’s business partnerships division, now part of CGU. She has also led organisational effectiveness and group strategy functions, and managed the integration of IAG and CGU’s workers’ compensation business. Jacki also established IAG’s online start up business, The Buzz. In 2010 this business received the Australia Business Award for outstanding achievement in Innovation. The online insurance business learnings generated in The Buzz were later migrated into IAG’s broader businesses. Jacki was recognised by the NZ Herald in December 2015 as NZ Executive of the Year. She is a former Non-Executive Director of the New South Wales WorkCover Authority and the Personal Injury Education Foundation.

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Janette O’Neill

Group Head of Sustainability
QBE (Australia)
Janette O’Neill is a recognised leader in sustainability with the proven ability to articulate the business imperative for long term, integrated thinking and connecting growth and financial performance to the effective management of customer, people, community and environmental issues.

Janette’s career started in strategy consulting and she has worked in several countries as a consultant and in senior leader roles related to strategy, sustainability, culture, leadership, transformation and generalist HR. She has worked for global companies including Andersen Consulting, PwC and NAB.

Janette joined QBE in 2017 to establish and lead their global sustainability function. Her team is responsible for developing and driving QBE’s sustainability agenda and working with teams across the business to integrate sustainability into decision making and stakeholder engagement.

Janette is currently on the Prince of Wales Accounting4Sustainability expert panel and the Arise Leadership Circle. She is the lead for QBE’s involvement in the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative, is a non-executive director of the PwC Foundation and a board member of the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI).

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Jan Raes

Global Sustainability Advisor
ABN AMRO
Jan Raes is a circular economy finance expert and a global sustainability advisor for ABN AMRO bank. Mr Raes works with many international organisations including UNEP FI and contributes to various global dialogues on climate, science-based targets, circular economy and the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Mr Raes is a member of the advisory panel on circular economy finance for Chatham House.

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Jason Tu

Co-Founder & CEO
MioTech
Jianyu (Jason) is the Co-Founder and CEO of MioTech. Jason’s career spans across banking and tech startups around the globe. He kicked off his career at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, and has since then worked at a number of startups such as WeLab and Robinhood in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Jason holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business, master’s degree from Toulouse School of Economics in France, and bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

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Jennifer Reynolds

President & CEO
Toronto Finance International
Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of Toronto Finance International (TFI), a public-private partnership whose mission is to promote and develop Toronto’s financial services sector, and to establish its prominence as a leading global financial centre.

Jennifer’s 20 year career in the financial services industry has included senior roles in investment banking, venture capital, and global risk management. Prior to joining TFI, Jennifer was the President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), Canada’s largest industry association and advocacy group for women in the financial sector.

Jennifer is a Director on the Board of Citibank Canada, Director on the Board of BF&M Insurance Group Ltd, Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation ("CDEV"), and a Director on the Board of Women’s College Hospital Foundation. Jennifer also serves on the Advisory Council for the Institute of Sustainable Finance, housed at Queen’s University. In 2015 and 2017, she was named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.Jennifer is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. Jennifer also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation, ICD.D.

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Jeremy McDaniels

Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainable Finance
Institute of International Finance
Jeremy McDaniels serves as Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainable Finance, in the IIF Global Policy Initiatives department. In this role, Jeremy is responsible for the IIF's Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), leading projects on climate risk assessment, disclosure, terminology and definitions. Jeremy also supports the IIF’s engagement on sustainable finance policy and regulatory issues with international standard-setting entities (e.g. BCBS, IAIS, IOSCO), leadership coalitions (e.g. NGFS, SIF, IPSF), governments, regulators, and multilateral entities.

Prior to joining the IIF, Jeremy worked with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where he led a portfolio of strategic programs on sustainable finance issues. While at UNEP, he served as Head of Secretariat of the Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF), and was co-founder of the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S). As a member of the UNEP Inquiry on Sustainable Finance, Jeremy supported the G20 Green Finance Study Group, and contributed to the development of sustainable finance strategies in over 10 countries. Prior to joining UNEP, Jeremy worked as a management consultant and an academic researcher, publishing research on climate risks and stranded assets.

Jeremy holds an M.S. in Environmental Management (Dist.) from the University of Oxford, where he specialized in energy economics. He received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Economic Geography.

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Jesica Andrews

Climate Change
UNEP FI
Jesica Andrews joined UN Environment in June 2013. She focuses on climate finance and governance and has held positions in the Africa Regional Climate Change Team, Global Climate Adaptation Team, and most recently on UNEP FI Climate Change Team where she coordinates various climate change and investor initiatives.
Prior to joining UN Environment, she worked as a project management assistant for a public private partnership on behalf of the US government, and as a paralegal for a civil rights law firm.
She holds a BA summa cum laude in Political Science and Economics from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Finance from the University of Cambridge.

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Jessica Smith

Ecosystems Lead
UNEP FI

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Jochen Krippner

Vice-President, ESG and Sustainability
Barclays
In his role Jochen engages with internal and external stakeholder, including executive management, investors and rating agencies on ESG and sustainability and supports client facing teams across the bank in the development of green, social and sustainable banking products.

Prior to joining Barclays Jochen spent 10 years with PwC’s ESG assurance and advisory business, working with multinationals across sectors and geographies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and hold a Masters in Chemistry from Imperial College London.

Jochen is a member of the CDSB technical working group and the SBTi Technical Expert Group.
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Johanna Köb

Head of Responsible Investment
Zurich Insurance
Johanna Köb is Head of Responsible Investment at Zurich Insurance Company, where she supports the implementation of Zurich's responsible investment strategy for the company's approx. US$200bn portfolio of group assets. Johanna joined Zurich Insurance Company in 2013 as responsible investment analyst, following the adaptation of the 2012 responsible investment strategy. Prior to joining Zurich, Johanna worked for RobecoSAM, where she was part of the Sustainability Operations team. Her task was to support companies throughout the annual corporate sustainability assessment, as well as serving as an analyst for the financial services and support services sectors for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Johanna holds a BA and MA in International Affairs & Governance from the University of St Gallen, as well as a MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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Johan Rockström

Director
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues. He led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with more than 25 years of experience in applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. In addition to his research endeavours, which has been widely used to guide policy, Rockström is active as a consultant for several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at international meetings including the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC). Professor Rockström chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League and has been appointed as chair of the newly-formed Earth Commission.

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Jonathan Hackett

Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance
BMO Financial Group
Jonathan Hackett is the MD and Head of BMO’s Sustainable Finance Group, which brings together capabilities from across the bank to mobilize financing for a sustainable future. The group is responsible for raising capital and providing financing for clients pursuing sustainable outcomes, offering advisory services and managing BMO’s impact investment fund.

Jonathan joined BMO in 2017 as a Managing Director of Strategy in BMO’s Office of Strategic Management where he supported the bank’s Executive Committee on several initiatives including the development of BMO’s purpose statement and commitment framework. He is also a part of the working team on the bank’s efforts to promote Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity with the United Way of Greater Toronto. Prior to joining BMO, Jonathan was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group where he was a member of the financial services, strategy and risk practices, supporting clients across North America. His work there included projects supporting strategies for various Canadian governmental and non-governmental organizations on innovation, economic development and competitiveness.

Jonathan holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo where he was a doctoral student in residence at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research focused on topology, particle physics and quantum gravity.

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Jose Alexandre Vasco

Director of Investor Protection and Assistance Office
CVM
José Alexandre Vasco has been with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) since 1997. He was selected for a job as on-site inspector on the results of a public competitive examination. Previously, he had been a Navy Officer, after his graduation from the Naval Academy (1986-1990).

Since September 2005, he has worked as Director of the Investor Protection and Assistance Department and has led various financial and investor education initiatives in Brazil as well as joint educational projects (public and private sector) for investor, journalists, professors and judges. Vasco is also the CVM representative for the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE/OECD) since 2008, and is a member of the dedicated Expert Subgroup on Long-Term Savings and Investment. He is also a member of the G20/OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection. Since January 2016, Vasco is the Chair of IOSCO Committee 8. He is also the focal point of the CVM / OECD Centre for Education and Financial Literacy for Latin America and the Caribbean, established in 2016.

Vasco has a Master of Science in Law from Rio de Janeiro State University (2005-2007); a Bachelor's degree in Law from Rio de Janeiro State University (1995-2001); a Master of Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (1999); and a Bachelor's degree in Logistics from the Brazilian Naval Academy (1986-1989).

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Joshua Oigara

CEO
KCB Group
Joshua Oigara, CBS, is a member of the KCB Group Plc and KCB Bank Kenya Boards as well as the KCB Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. He is the Chairman of the Energy and Regulatory Commission of Kenya, a Director of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board and was commended by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on the Award of Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear, CBS, for exemplary service to the people and Nation of Kenya. Further to these, Joshua has been selected by the Minister of Sports to join the World Rally championship steering committee. He is also the Chairman, Kenya Bankers Association, the banking industry lobby. Listed as one of African’s top 25 leaders to watch based on his role to champion transformational leadership and change on the continent by the Financial Times, Joshua actively engages at National and Industry level to drive this agenda. Where possible, he will prompt and drive discussions that aim to address Leadership, Governance, Sustainable financial inclusion and technological innovation concerns at various business Schools and International Conferences. Joshua was named among the top 100 youngest and most influential economic leaders in Africa by an independent French research center and was among six other under 40-year old Kenyans in the top 100 list in the annual research conducted by Paris-based Institut Choiseul in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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Juan Carlos Jiménez Rojas

Director General
Association de Bancos Mexico
Juan Carlos Jiménez Rojas holds a degree in Public Administration from El Colegio de México, a master’s degree in Political Economy from the University of Essex, UK, and a master’s degree in Administration from Columbia University, US, where he studied several subjects related to sustainable economics.

He also obtained a postgraduate degree in Senior Business Management from IPADE, Mexico, in addition to numerous diploma courses from other institutions, such as UNAM and ITAM.

Between 1990 and 1996, he held several senior positions at the CNBV (Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission). In May 1996, he joined the ABM (Mexican Banking Association), where he has served as Deputy Director for Financial Analysis and Technical Director. In 2005, he was named General Director of the ABM, a position that he holds to this day.

Mr Rojas is keenly interested in sustainable finance, he is a founding member of the CCFV (Green Finance Consultative Committee); he is also an active member of CESPEDES (Private Sector Studies Commission for Sustainable Development).

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Judith Sidi Odhiambo

Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
KCB Group
Judith Sidi Odhiambo occupies the position of Group Head-Corporate & Regulatory Affairs at KCB Group Ltd. Ms. Odhiambo received a graduate degree from United States International University (Kenya) and an undergraduate degree from Daystar University.
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Judson Berkey

Managing Director, Sustainability Strategy & Regulatory Affairs
UBS
Judson Berkey is an experienced manager in global regulatory-driven change programs for large financial services firms. He has an extensive experience in emerging legal and regulatory issues particularly as related to internal control, electronic commerce, food and agricultural policy, and climate change. He leads an active role in sustainable finance both at private and public sector level.

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Junichi Fujino

Principal Researcher & Senior Coordinator for Urban Taskforce
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
He has joined Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) as a Principal Researcher and Programme Director of City Taskforce since April 2019. He was a Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and one of the main members to develop the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) to assess policy options for stabilizing global climate since April 2000. He was a lead author of IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) and has supported to develop Japanese climate actions using simulation models and INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) as a committee member, as well as an advisory committee member of “FutureCity” initiatives (Cabinet Office, Japan) and a senior advisor to ICLEI Japan. He is also an expert member of Urban Planning and Sustainability Commission under The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) since June 2015. He received his B.S/M.S/Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He has joined every UNFCCC/COP as NGO since COP11 and also Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) since 2017 and High Level Political Forum (HLPF) since 2018. His team launched the world first VLR (Voluntary Local Review) Report at HLPF2018 with Kitakyushu city, Toyama city, Shimokawa town, and VLR lab with UCLG ASPAC at APFSD2019. Nowadays he has visited many Asian countries/cities to collaborate in making low/zero carbon and sustainable development happen.

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Karen Degouve

Head of Sustainable Business Development
Natixis
Past experience and achievements include: - project finance (energy sector) - credit insurance - investment fund management and distribution (carbon, infrastructure) - climate finance - environmental & social responsibility - impact investing business development - origination and execution of financial mandates - private equity / venture capital investing (as business angel) - emerging capital markets (Russia) Specialties: credit insurance, project finance, sustainable development, impact investing, social business, venture capital, private equity, infrastructure, carbon markets, renewable energy, environment, climate change, emerging markets, origination, distribution, international negotiation, lobbying, international background and culture.

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Karen Sack

President & CEO
Ocean Unite
Karen is CEO & President of Ocean Unite, a non-profit founded in 2015 with a mission to deliver the science-based target of strongly protecting at least 30 percent of the Ocean by 2030 and build Ocean resilience globally. In 2018 with AXA, Ocean Unite initiated the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance, a multi-sector collaboration driving investment into coastal natural capital by pioneering ground-breaking finance products that incentivise blended finance and private investment into the regions and communities that need it most. Karen co-chairs the Alliance.

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Karl Pettersen

Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
Karl Pettersen is Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas, at Societe Generale (“SG”). Karl and his team focus on advising SG’s clients across the entire range of ESG topics, and in developing new tools to help meet the ESG needs of clients and the bank specifically in the Americas.

Karl joined SG in 2007 as Head of Ratings Advisory, Americas, a role he retains in addition to his duties as CSO. Karl founded the team in the US, and developed its credit ratings advisory practice to cover large corporates, project finance, and leveraged finance, across a wide range of sectors.

From 2005 to 2007, Karl worked at UBS in London as Head of Emerging Markets Ratings Advisory, focusing primarily on energy clients in Russia and the CIS, as well as leveraged finance.

From 2000 to 2005, Karl held several positions at Moody’s Investors Service in London. In his last role at Moody’s, Karl was Vice President – Standards & Criteria, where he developed and authored a number of Moody’s corporate finance sectoral and topic-specific rating methodologies, for use by analysts and market participants.

Karl holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

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Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director
IMF
Kristalina Georgieva was selected Managing Director of the IMF on September 25, 2019. She assumed her position on October 1, 2019. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group for three months. She held a number of other senior positions, including World Bank Director for Sustainable Development, World Bank Director for the Russian Federation, based in Moscow, World Bank Director for Environment, and Director for Environment and Social Development for the East Asia and Pacific Region. She joined the World Bank as an environmental economist in 1993. Ms. Georgieva serves on many international panels including as co-Chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation to climate change, and as co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. She has authored and co-authored over 100 publications on environmental and economic policy topics, including textbooks on macro- and microeconomics.

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Laila Hosny

Head of CSR and Sustainable Development
ALEXBANK
Laila Hosni is the Head of CSR and Sustainable Development at ALEXBANK, the Intesa Sanpaolo group’s subsidiary in Egypt. She is currently tasked with the development of the bank’s multi-faceted approach to sustainable business, community investment and value creation. In 2016, she founded the bank’s CSV flagship initiative “Ebda3 Men Masr EMM (Inspiration from Egypt)” which has changed the landscape of the Egyptian creative industry and heritage preservation. EMM has empowered thousands of craftsmen/women via a holistic development approach incorporating product development, artisans’ scalability access to finance, capacity building trainings and consultancy. Early 2020 Laila also recently launched “Ghalya” ALEXBANK’s platform of empowerment of multiple economic and social initiatives. The platform caters for all female-focused causes such as Early Marriage, Girls in Street Situations, Gender Equality and lack of Education, Economic Empowerment, and Health and Wellbeing. “Ghalya” is also endorsed and driven by the bank’s strategic partner in sustainable development; the National Council of Women (NCW) and its national women empowerment initiative " ة " تاء مربوطة supporting and empowering Egyptian women and local female entrepreneurs.
She is also a member of the Federation of Egyptian Banks Sustainability Committee in addition to serving as an advisor to many NGOs and Corporations on how to enhance their community investment programs. As a student, she was an advocate for Egyptian street children, launching several key projects in this field. Laila holds a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from the American University in Cairo where she specialised in Sociology and Psychology, as well as an Executive MSc in Social Business and Entrepreneurship from London School of Economics (LSE).
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Layalee Ramahi

North America Coordinator
UNEP FI
Layalee Ramahi is the Regional Coordinator for North America at UNEP FI. She is engaged with industry leads and the finance sector in North America to assist in implementing banking, insurance and investment activities. Her role consists of developing UNEP FI sustainable finance programme with members in the region, facilitate knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning and support the adoption of the sustainable finance agenda and working with members to address regional priorities.

Layalee Ramahi, a business strategy and sustainability professional, has over 13 years of experience in the financial industry in market analysis, strategy and product and business development. With MBA in Banking and Finance and executive certification in Sustainable Business Practices and Management from University of California - San Diego, Layalee specializes in developing business strategy and project management focused on sustainability integration and strategy alignment.

Prior to working as a consultant in the United States, Layalee worked across different emerging markets in the Middle East. Layalee previously head the business strategy and sustainability function for Tawreeq Holdings group based out of Dubai, leading the development and execution of the business strategy and establishing the sustainability unit. Before that, she worked in analysis, operations and communications in financial markets and investment management consultancies in Jordan and Egypt.

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Leigh Smyth

Movement Lead
Money and Pensions Service
Leigh Smyth is a social inclusion intrapreneur. She leads initiatives which help organisations do well by also doing good. This includes leading the strategy and delivery to tackling the UKs digital skills agenda. Specific deliverables include the development of the largest network of digital advocates in Europe, establishing the annual UK benchmark Index for Digital Skills for consumers and business used by UK Government including DCMS and partners. In addition, more recently Mrs Smyth led the team designing and delivering a new community Academy for “Everyone” which is currently in pilot. She is the 2016 WIBF Outstanding Achievement Award winner and is a recognised UK Digital Leader.

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Leila Fourie

CEO
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)
With over 25 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, Leila Fourie has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. Leila was appointed as CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange effective 1 October 2019. Prior to this role, she held the role of CEO of the Australian Payments Network. Leila served as Executive responsible for Consumer Finance at Australia’s largest bank, The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and also served as the NSW Vice President of the Economic Society of Australia and on the Board Audit Committee of Lifeline Australia. Before moving to Australia, Leila served on the Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Executive Director. Leila previously worked for one of South Africa’s largest banks, Standard Bank as Card Division Managing Director. During this time, she served as Chairman on the board of Diners Club and Board Member on Discover’s Chicago-based Diners Club International Advisory board. Leila has a PhD in Economic and Financial Sciences and won the Economic Society South Africa Founders’ award in 2012 for best Masters Economics thesis in the country. Leila has published several articles in academic journals and actively advocates for policy development in various sectors.

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Lesley Ndlovu

CEO
African Risk Capacity
The African Risk Capacity Limited (the ARC Ltd) has appointed Mr. Lesley Ndlovu as its new Chief Executive Officer following the expiration of the tenure of Ms Dolika Banda, the former CEO, under whose tenure the company recorded impressive growth of its disaster risk pool portfolio. Mr. Ndlovu was the former CEO of AXA Africa Specialty Risks, a Lloyd’s of London insurance syndicate and has extensive international experience spanning 14 years across corporate finance, audit, tax advisory, insurance and investment management sectors in several countries including Bermuda, Singapore, France and the United Kingdom. Mr. Ndlovu is a graduate of the University of Oxford in England and at the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France. He is a CFA charter holder, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and a member of the Institute of Directors.

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Liesel van Ast

Membership and Regional Co-ordination Manager
UNEP FI
Liesel van Ast is the Membership and Regional Co-ordination Manager at the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative. She is responsible for engagement with banks, insurers and investors, regional coordination and training. Before joining UNEP FI in July 2016, she was Programme Manager of the Natural Capital Declaration (now the Natural Capital Finance Alliance), a joint initiative of UNEP FI and the NGO Global Canopy Programme. She developed a technical work programme and raised funds for collaborative projects with banks and investors to help strengthen management of environmental risks and opportunities. She managed projects to develop innovative tools and methodologies to integrate natural resource and environmental issues into financial products and services. From 2007-2013, Liesel was Research Editor at Trucost, the environmental research provider. From 2005-2007 she was a Writer and Online Editor for the leading UK environmental business journal The ENDS Report. She holds an Investment Management Certificate; MSc in Business Strategy, Politics and the Environment; and Certificate in Environmental Management.

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Ligia Noronha

Director, Economy Division
UN Environment Programme
Ligia Noronha was appointed Director of UN Environment's Economy Division in April 2014. Before joining UN Environment, Dr Noronha was Executive Director (Research Coordination) at TERI and Director of the Resources, Regulation and Global Security Division. She was Secretary, Asian Energy Institute - a network of Asian and non-Asian institutes, (2005-2011); Coordinator, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP) South Asia, (2005-2009); and Michael Hintze Energy Security Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), University of Sydney, Australia, 2009-11. In 2004-2005, she was Team Leader, Ecosystem approaches to Human Health, at the International Development Research Centre of Canada. She has served on the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India, and on several expert committees and panels of the Government of India and the Government of Goa, including the Expert Committee on Climate Change, the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, and the Task Force on Natural Resources of the Commission on Centre State Relations. She was also a member of the Planning Board of the Government of Goa and Member of the Goa Jubilee Development Council tasked to produce the Goa Vision 2035. She was Member of the External Review Committee, Sustainability Reporting, Shell International, and Member of the Global Assurance Group, Minerals, Metal and Sustainable Development (MMSD) Project. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Bombay, a Masters in Sea Use Law, Economics, and Policy, and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
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Lisa Biesenbach

Climate Risk Lead
ING
Lisa represents tech, innovation and banking. She is focused on shaping the future of banking by leading ING's climate risk assessment. Selected by TNW and Accenture for the T500 list, as one of the top digital minds under the age of 26 in the Netherlands.


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Louis Roy

CEO & President
Optel Group
By the age of 15, Louis Roy had decided that his mission would be to try and lead the world down a more responsible path, whether in social or environmental terms. Ten years later he founded Optel, a B-Corp-certified company whose goal is to influence the behaviour of both large companies and consumers.

Since then he has worked toward using the technology developed by his company to improve transparency in the consumer goods sector and to use his influence to change people’s habits. In 2017, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY in Canada.

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Mabyr Valderrama

Director of Financial Inclusion and Sustainability
Fasecolda
Mabyr Valderrama is responsible for the industry agenda related to Consumer Protection, Financial Inclusion and Education, as well as Innovation and Sustainability of the insurance Colombian industry. She also leads the agricultural insurance area.

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Madeleine Ronquest

Head of Environmental and Social Risk, Climate Change
FirstRand Group
Madeleine Ronquest is the Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management in the FirstRand Group and her portfolio includes Eco-footprint Management, Green Finance and positive impact banking, Climate Change and Environmental and Social Risk Management in financing and investment. She has been with the Group for 15 years.

Her professional background includes environmental science, risk management and environmental law. Her role is to ensure that FirstRand is positioned as one of the business leaders in climate change, natural capital management, positive impact banking, responsible investment and sustainable development finance. It is imperative that the Group plays a pertinent role in leading South Africa into a low carbon economy and that it has a verifiable positive impact on the economy, the environment and society.

She is an eternal student and an international speaker and has taken leadership roles in the Global Steering Committee and other board committees of UNEPFI (United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative), the South African Advisory Committee on Environment and Society (National Business Initiative), the NBI Advisory Committee on Green Finance, and the Sustainable Finance Forum of the South African Banking Association (BASA)


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Margaret Wachenfeld

Managing Director
Themis Research

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Maria de Fátima Mendes

Sustainability Director
MAPFRE, Brazil
  • Director of Sustainability at MAPFRE Brazil
  • President of the Comission of Sustainability and Innovation at CNSEG
  • Member of the PSI Board (Principles for Sustainability in Insurance - UN)
  • Graduate and Postgraduate in Marketing at FAAP (Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation) and Business Management at Universidade de Navarra - Spain

At MAPFRE for 29 years and for 12 years taking sustainability to the business environment and to MAPFRE Group strategies.
Fatima has, since then, has been creating value and generating positive impact for those involved (clients, employees, brokers, suppliers, investors, community and society) and promoting a constant dialogue among its stockholders - facts which contributed for the relevance of the social and environmental aspects and impacts in the area of insurance.
Fatima is also responsible for keeping a strong sector performance, representing the company in boards and chambers connected to sustainability.

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Maria Eugenia Sosa Taborda

Latin America and Caribbean Coordinator
UNEP FI
Maria Eugenia Sosa Taborda is Latin America and Caribbean Network Coordinator for UNEP-Financial Initiative. She has more than 15 years’ experience with the dissemination and consolidation of corporate social responsibility strategy in large companies, sustainable finance and developing innovative projects with positive impacts. She worked for 11 years in the financial sector with different subjects: Financial Education and Social, Entrepreneurship and Environmental Risks and Opportunities, working directly with different Business Units: Investments, Credit and Insurance. Maria Eugenia is graduated in business administration at PUCCAMP and she is currently studying a Masters at USP (São Paulo University) with a focus on social impact.

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Mariana Escobar

Head of the Sustainable Finance Working Group
Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia
Mariana Escobar is Head of the Sustainable Finance Working Group at the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia

With more than 12 years of experience, her work has been focused on issues related to financial inclusion and sustainable banking. She served as a public policy advisor to the Director of the Department of Social Prosperity and Deputy Director of Postal Affairs at the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, from where she supported financial inclusion initiatives and the development of Fintech in the country.

Before working in the public sector, Mariana was the Sustainability Manager at Citibank Colombia, where she led the Sustainability strategy, including the Citi Foundation’s grant allocation for Colombia. Before Citi, Mariana worked as consultant for BSD Consulting, where she designed sustainability frameworks for private sector companies, including banks and insurance companies.

Mariana is an International Studies professional from Bentley University (Boston) and has a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University (New York).

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Marianne Haahr

Executive Director
Green Digital Finance Alliance
Marianne is Director of the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance - a not for profit foundation - with the objective to harness the power of fintech to unlock financing for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It is co-chaired by the UN Environment Program and Ant Financial Services Group and is a partner to the UN SG’s Task Force for Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Marianne has been External Advisor on TechVelopment to the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Prior she was Executive Leader at Sustainia leading the development of the Global Opportunity Explorer – a digital platform for sustainable business innovation in partnership with the UN Global Compact and a group of Norwegian businesses and investors. She has spent the first part of her professional life designing solutions for financial inclusion and climate finance in emerging markets.

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Marie De Montlaur

Manager of Forestry Assets and Investments
Caisse des Dépôts

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Mark Carney

Special Envoy on Climate Change & Finance
United Nations
Mark Carney is UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26. Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and before that Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013). Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from 2011 to 2018), Chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank for International Settlements, and was First Vice- Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board. He is a member of the Group of Thirty and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum. Mark was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard and a master’s and doctorate in Economics from Oxford. After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003. In 2004, he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2008.

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Martina Macpherson

Senior Vice President
Moody’s
Martina Macpherson is Senior Vice President, Strategic ESG Engagement & Partnerships, at Moody’s, and President of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. Martina has held a number of ESG leadership roles including Head of ESG Index Products at S&P DJI, Managing Director of Sustainable Investments Partners Ltd. and Vice President of ESG at MSCI. She has been working in the ESG, index and asset management industry for almost 20 years and has been a member of multiple sustainable finance associations and policy working groups at UK, EU and at an international level. Martina is a visiting fellow in sustainable finance at University of Zurich and Henley Business School. She has an MBA certificate in finance and business from LSBF / UK, and a MA in Law and Human Sciences from University of Frankfurt in Germany. She is a fellow member of the ICRS, and an alumni of the German National Academic Foundation.

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Martin Spolc

Head of Sustainable Finance and Fintech
European Commission
Martin Spolc is the Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Financial Services. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of the Capital Markets Union unit, the Economic analysis unit, Deputy Head of the Banking unit and Assistant to the Director General, directly involved in developing the Banking Union and other key projects in the area of financial services aiming at restoring financial stability since the crisis. Before joining the Commission, he had worked at risk management consultancy and the banking sector. He is the holder of the CFA and FRM designations and member of the CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals.

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Mazen Wathaifi

CEO
Amman Stock Exchange, Jordan
Mr. Wathaifi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) since September 2019. He joined the Amman Financial Market (AFM) in1984 and became the Director of the Research and Studies Department at the AFM in 1997. He was appointed as the Director of the Research and International Affairs Department at the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) in 1999. Among his main responsibilities were conducting researches on matters related to capital market regulation and activities and following up the JSC's relations with related international organizations including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), Union of Arab of Securities Authorities (UASA), and International securities regulators. He took part in internal committees that drafted the Securities Law and legislations governing various activities in the national capital market. He headed the committee that drafted the Corporate Governance Code for Shareholding Companies Listed on Amman Stock Exchange. He is a member in several local, Arab, and international working groups and task forces. Mr. Wathaifi was appointed as the Executive Director of the JSC in July 2013. In July 2014 he was appointed by the Jordanian Council of Ministers as a commissioner on the JSC's Board of Commissioners in addition to the responsibilities of the Secretary General of the JSC. He holds the BA in Business and Economics in addition to High Diploma in banking studies and the Master's degree in finance/ financial markets. He received training in a number of international institutions and institutes including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the British Financial Services Authority (FSA), the American University, and the Capital Market Research Center at the George Town University in Washington. He participated and represented the JSC in several conferences and seminars on Arab and international levels.
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Merlyn Van Voore

Head of the Secretariat of the International Resource Panel
UNEP
Ms Van Voore has more than 25 years' professional experience in the field of science-based policymaking. She started her career in the United Nations in 2009, first at UNEP's Headquarters in Nairobi, as the Africa Coordinator for climate change. She then worked in UNEP’s Paris office as Climate Change Coordinator & Special Advisor to the Executive Director. Her previous work experience includes working for the South African Government, an international development agency, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a management consultancy firm, and a university. In these positions, she has been responsible for research, policy formulation and development, policy advice and programme delivery, resource mobilization, partnerships, representation, and advocacy.

A South African national, Ms Van Voore holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Public and Economic Policy), from the London School of Economics, and a Master’s Degree of Science in Education from Oxford University. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Moira Gill

Associate Vice President, Government and Industry Relations
TD Insurance
Responsible for Environment, Government and Industry Relations at TD Insurance since 2005, Moira’s focus on strong, long-term, industry and government relationships has led to a track record of successful collaboration and resolution of political and regulatory issues. Her responsibilities extend over the Life and Health and General Insurance businesses and the company’s environmental commitments. Under her leadership TD Insurance developed a climate strategy, employee environmental engagement program, joined the UNEP insurance pilot on climate change risk reporting, and launched the TD Insurance Advisory Board on Climate Change, comprised of experts from Engineers Canada, and five top Canadian universities. At the TD Bank level she is part of the executive steering committee for the climate Plan Task Force.

Moira is past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance, serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Direct Relationship Insurers, and chairs committees for the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Canadian Life and Health Association. Moira also works closely with IBC and CLHIA climate change strategies.

A graduate in International Relations from the University of Toronto, Moira also has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Moira is an active supporter of the United Way, the Ride for Heart, the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and local environmental initiatives.

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Moritz von Unger

Principal, Climate Policy and Climate Finance
Silvestrum Climate Associates
Dr. Moritz von Unger has over 15 years of professional experience in international climate law and low-carbon interventions. He specializes in climate finance and investments in climate / Nature-based solutions; transaction due diligence assessments; public-private partnership advice; as well as REDD+, soil and blue/Ocean-based carbon program evaluations. He has extensive experience advising governments at all levels, as well as international finance institutions and the private sector. Moritz head the law firm Atlas Environmental Law Advisory, based in Berlin (Germany) and is principal (climate policy) at Silvestrum Climate Associates LLC, based in San Francisco (U.S.). He holds a Ph.D. (Doctor iuris) in international law and is a member of the bar (Berlin, Germany).

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Musa Salah

Head of Environmental and Sustainability Management
Ecobank
Musa Salah is the Group Manager and Head, Environmental and Sustainability at the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Lome-Togo. Prior to this, he was a Regional Account Manager, United Nations, Agribusiness and Climate Initiatives in the International Organisations Department of Ecobank. Before joining Ecobank in 2008, he worked at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), with field postings in Ethiopia and Nigeria, from 2003-2008.

Musa is a member of International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) and also serving on the Ghana National Climate Change Committee. He has contributed to a number of Policy reports on the Environment and Sustainable Development nexus, including National Councils for Sustainable Development in Africa: A Review of Institutions and their Functioning, UNECA (2005); and Ghana Policy Advisory Series on Climate Change, Africa Adaptation Programme, EPA-Ghana (2011).

He holds MSc degree in Environmental Management, Sustainable Development option, from University of Surrey, UK. He was a Fellow at the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, Copenhagen, hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (2011).

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Nehru Pillay

General Manager, Research and Intelligence
Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa
Nehrunaman Pillay is a macro-economist with over 25 years of experience as an applied economist, researcher and lecturer. He has a Bachelor of Business Science Degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Commerce Degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria. He has developed macroeconomic policy expertise working at the IMF in Washington DC and at the SARB, National Treasury and Central Bank of Swaziland. He joined The Land Bank in June 2016 as the General Manager Research and Intelligence where he has focussed on the agricultural sector and the interconnections between the economy/finance, environment and society. This has instilled a greater interest in Sustainability and Sustainable Finance supported by national and international formal and informal courses on Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Finance. Working in a financial institutions we see the significant impact and outcomes of extending credit to the real economy. Where this is done irresponsibly it will lead to destruction of society, our economy and our environment. The legacy of every individual, business and government on the planet is to leave a planet where all future generations can thrive and that there is a fundamental role of finance and financial institutions in ensuring this. To this extent he was instrumental in getting Land Bank to join the UNEP FI project on developing the Principles for Responsible Banking culminating in September 2019 when Land Bank became a founding signatory to the PRB. He has played a leadership role within the UNEP FI PRB Project co leading the implementation working group and subsequently co leading the Peer Learning Working Group and Collective Progress Working Group. He also participates in the National Treasury led Working Groups on a Green Taxonomy for SA and on TCFD Integration in SA.
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Nermin El Ghazali

Senior Analyst
Banque Misr
Nermin El Ghazali is one of the co-leads in the Working Group developing the “Impact Analysis Tool” led by the UNEP-FI as part of the PRB initiative.

Nermin has over eight years of experience in Strategic Planning and Implementation, as well as Corporate Governance. Nermin is currently a Senior Analyst in the Strategy and Change Management Department in Banque Misr, where she is part of the team responsible for formulating the Strategic Direction of the Bank, while developing and executing the plans and projects that are fundamental for transformation to position the bank locally, regionally and globally in a leading position.

Her former occupation was a Strategy Senior Supervisor in Banque Audi for seven years.

Nermin holds a MSc in International Economics and a Diploma in Cultural Diplomacy from the University of Furtwangen (Germany), a Bachelor in Economics and a minor in Business Administration from AUC The American University in Cairo.
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Nigel Topping

High Level Climate Action Champion
COP26, UK Government
Nigel Topping is the UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Nigel works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.



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Nomindari Enkhtur

CEO
Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association (MSFA)
Nomindari is a young professional primarily concerned about the role of private sector mobilization in financing sustainable development. She currently serves as CEO of the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association, a first-of-its-kind national institution that aims to bring together various financial sector players to direct investments for real progress in sustainable development. In addition, she works with the UN Joint SDG Fund as Portfolio Management Consultant for SDG finance. Since 2013, she closely worked with Mongolian banks, policy makers and international partners to help banks integrate environmental and social considerations into lending decisions and product design. Besides, she worked as a consultant with IFC, UNEP, UNICEF, GIZ and Partners Group on a number of projects related to portfolio emissions calculation, green taxonomy development, green finance mobilization, ESG integration, and capacity building. For her contribution in sustainable development, she was recognized by the European Commission as one of the Global Young Leaders for Development of 2017. In 2018, she was also selected as one of the 5 young sustainable business innovators by the Business for Peace Foundation. Nomindari holds a master’s degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York and is a Fulbright Awardee.

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Ola Lowden

Founder & CEO
Omocom
Ola Lowden is Founder and CEO of omocom, an insurance solution for the circular economy. Mr Lowden has 8 years’ experience in data flows and digital trade. He has given lectures at universities and organizations such as the UN, WTO and CIFTIS as well as both the EU-parliament, commission and the Swedish Riksdag. He is an appointed expert in several parliamentary committees.

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Oliver Bäte

CEO
Allianz SE
Education

Apprenticeship at Westdeutsche Landesbank, Cologne, Germany
University of Cologne, Business Administration
Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University, MBA
Professional career
1993 – 1994
McKinsey & Company, New York
1995 – 1998
McKinsey & Company, Germany
1998 – 2003
McKinsey & Company, Germany, Principal, Leader of the German Insurance Practice
2003 – 2007
McKinsey & Company, Germany, Director, Leader of the European Insurance and Asset Management Sector
2008 – September 2009
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
September 2009 – 2012
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Controlling, Reporting, Risk (CFO)
2013 – 2014
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for the insurance business in France, Benelux, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and for the Center of Competence "Global Property & Casualty"
January – May 7, 2015
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for the Center of Competence "Global Property & Casualty"
Since May 7, 2015
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO)
September 2015 – March 2018
Additionally responsible for Human Resources (Director responsible for Work and Social Welfare)
Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
Allianz Deutschland AG (Group mandate, Chairman)
Membership in other official bodies
Pan European Insurance Forum (PEIF)
Institute of International Finance (IIF)
Geneva Assocation (Vice Chairman)
Teaching position
University of Cologne
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Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

Head of Sustainability
Access Bank, Nigeria
Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan has been working in the field of Sustainability and Communications for over 17 years. She joined Access Bank in 2008 to establish the Sustainability function and has since led the Bank’s efforts in its Sustainability performance. In 2011, she initiated the Nigeria Sustainable Finance Week to create awareness and education on Sustainability and the need for the financial sector in Nigeria to develop a set of principles that will guide their sustainability performance. This was implemented in collaboration with UNEPFI and the DFIs, leading to the development of the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles.

Omobolanle has since been actively involved in ensuring implementation both within Access Bank and other financial institutions. She serves as the internal leader and “go to” expert for sustainability in Access Bank and the financial sector, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues; communicating and educating others on sustainability. She leads the interface with stakeholders (domestic and international), on the Bank's sustainability agenda and also responds to questions or statements of position on Sustainability related matters. She mentors Sustainability champions in other African financial institutions and provides them with relevant support required to implement the necessary positive change in their institutions.
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Paul Smith

Climate Change
UNEP FI
Paul Smith joined UNEP FI in 2019. Having adapted from a career in engineering, to development strategy and management, he now advises financial institutions on climate change risk and impacts.

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Pedro Guazo

Representative of the Secretary-General
UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
Mr. Guazo is the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF since April 2020 managing a globally diversified portfolio of more than US$70 billion. Before this, Mr. Guazo was the Director of the Finance Division and Deputy Controller in the United Nations Secretariat in New York, since 2012. He served in a similar capacity as the Director of Finance and Treasury at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome (2010-2012).

With over 10 years of experience in high level management positions in the United Nations system, together with more than 17 years of experience in the private and public sectors, Mr. Guazo brings a balance of deep knowledge of the United Nations system and expertise in national, regional and global practices for financial and pension fund systems.

During a 15-year banking career, he contributed to the modernization of the Mexican Financial System, while serving as its regulator and supervisor. As Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at the Federal Mortgage Bank of Mexico (2008-2010), he negotiated and managed loans from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He championed financial inclusion among people with low and middle incomes as CFO and Treasurer of the National Savings and Financial Services Bank of Mexico (2001-2008). His government service included posts at the Ministry of Finance (1999-2001) and at the National Banking and Securities Commission (1996-1999), as a member of its Financial Sector Supervisory Body. He started his professional career in 1993 at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A former professor of Finance at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mr. Guazo received an International Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. He earned a master's degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and graduated from ITAM in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting.

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Peter Johnson

Director, Environmental and Social Risk and Opportunity
Scotiabank
Peter is focused on making companies more successful through the integration of environmental risks and opportunities into business practices, products and brands. A recognized pioneer and leader in shaping corporate sustainability Peter has worked across many sectors developing and implementing business-centric programs around sustainability, climate change, risk management, CSR, stakeholder and employee engagement, metrics and reporting. Currently, Peter works on Environmental and Social Risk within Global Risk Management at Scotiabank’s headquarters in Toronto. In this role Peter is responsible for identifying and managing current and emerging environmental, social and sustainability risks and opportunities across Scotiabank’s 55 country operational footprint. Peter is also the Chair of the CSA Technical Committee, Green and Transition Taxonomy. Peter was the first certified sustainable forest management (SFM) auditor in North America and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University.

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Peter Thomson

Special Envoy for the Oceans
United Nations
Peter Thomson was appointed UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean in September 2017. He was president of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, having served as Fiji’s permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2010. In 2013, he chaired the Group of 77 and China. In 2014, he was President of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme/UN Population Fund/UN Office for Programme Support. From 1972 to 1987 he worked for the Government of Fiji on rural development and foreign affairs.

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Puleng Tumelo Ndjwili-Potele

Banking Project Coordinator
UNEP FI
Puleng is the Banking Project Coordinator at UNEP FI. She has been involved in developing the Principles for Responsible Banking, and works with the Founding Banks and various stakeholders to drive the Principles for Responsible Banking initiative.
She started her career as a commercial law attorney. She left practice to work in the legal departments of Investec and then Standard Bank. She spent four years in Standard Bank's Real Estate Legal department, working on property development transactions. Thereafter, she moved to Standard Bank's Regulatory Advocacy team, where she worked with a broad range of stakeholders on policy issues. This role involved engaging with policy makers and regulators to provide feedback and input on policies and legislation that they were developing.
Puleng has obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, and Masters degree in Public Policy from Wits University. She is passionate about sustainable development, and working towards achieving the objectives of the SDGs in order to realise an equitable and sustainable future for all.
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Remco Fischer

Climate Lead
UNEP FI
Remco Fischer joined UNEP FI in October 2006 and coordinates the Initiative’s activities on climate change (through the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group). These aim to increase the understanding of both the implications of climate change on financial performance and the roles of the finance sector in addressing climate change; as well as to advance the integration of climate change factors, both risks and opportunities, into financial decision-making. Activities include research, advocacy, awareness raising, capacity building and the development of guidelines and tools for financial institutions.

Prior to joining UNEP FI, he worked as an investment management assistant for the German Development Finance Institution (DEG; KfW Group of Banks), designing structured deals in infrastructure project finance (predominantly renewables).

He holds a British BA Honours in Business Administration and Economics from Napier University in Edinburgh, a Spanish Licenciatura from Alicante University and a German Diploma (MSc equivalent) from Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
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Rémy Rioux

CEO
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Rémy Rioux is the chief executive officer of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). During his career, Rémy Rioux, Senior Advisor at the Court of Auditors, has alternately held responsibilities in France and to support development in Africa. He works for France’s economic and financial policy and conducted control missions in the energy and defense sectors at the Court of Auditors from 1997 to 2000, and subsequently from 2002 to 2004.

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Reto Schnarwiler

Head Group Sustainability
Swiss Re
Reto Schnarwiler is Head Group Sustainability at Swiss Re. He brings a wealth of experience in reinsurance, insurance and impact investing. He started his career in structuring Alternative Risk Transfer solutions and advised insurance clients across the globe. He later became deputy head of Swiss Re's Group Strategy Team before founding Swiss Re's Public Sector Solutions team.

Reto is also Chairman of responsAbility Investments, a leading impact investor, and he is a member of the board of APA Insurance Group in Kenya. Furthermore, he is a member of the Swiss government´s Advisory Committee on International Cooperation, an extra-parliamentary committee with the primary task to advise the federal council and federal offices.

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Robert Litterman

Chairman of the Risk Committee and Founding Partner
Kepos Capital
Bob Litterman is the Chairman of the Risk Committee and a founding partner of Kepos Capital, a New York City based systematic global macro firm. Prior to joining Kepos Capital in 2010, Bob enjoyed a 23-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served in research, risk management, investments and thought leadership roles. He oversaw the Quantitative Investment Strategies Group in the Asset Management division. While at Goldman, Bob also spent six years as one of three external advisors to Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation (GIC). Bob was named a partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994 and became head of the firm-wide risk function; prior to that role, he was co-head of the Fixed Income Research and Model Development Group with Fischer Black. During his tenure at Goldman, Bob researched and published a number of ground-breaking papers in asset allocation and risk management. He is the co-developer of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, a key tool in investment management, and has co-authored books including The Practice of Risk Management and Modern Investment Management: An Equilibrium Approach (Wiley & Co.). Bob earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University. He was inducted into Risk Magazine’s Risk Management Hall of Fame and named the 2013 Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. In 2012, he was the inaugural recipient of the S. Donald Sussman Fellowship at MIT's Sloan School of Management. In 2008, Bob received the Nicholas Molodovsky Award from the CFA Institute Board as well as the International Association of Financial Engineers/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award. Bob serves on a number of boards, including Commonfund, where he was elected Chair in 2014, Options Clearing Corporation, Resources for the Future, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation.

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Robert Swaak

CEO
ABN AMRO
Currently, Robert Swaak is Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer at ABN AMRO Bank NV. He is also on the board of Nationale Opera & Ballet and Chairman for Bernard van Leer Foundation. Mr. Swaak previously held the position of Chairman-Management Board at Pricewaterhousecoopers BV and Vice Chairman-Clients & Markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Swaak received a graduate degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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Rosemary Bissett

Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk
National Australia Bank

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Rostin Behnam

Commissioner
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Commissioner Behnam arrived at the CFTC with extensive experience in financial and agricultural markets. After earning an A.B. in English literature and a minor in economics from Georgetown University, Commissioner Behnam worked as a proprietary equities trader in New York City, structuring and executing technical and fundamental trading strategies during a period of significant technological change. Seeking to improve and help shape the intersection between financial markets, public policy, and the law, Commissioner Behnam pursued a Juris Doctorate at Syracuse University.

Since joining the CFTC, Commissioner Behnam has advocated that the CFTC utilize its authority and expertise to ensure the derivatives markets innovate responsibly within an appropriate oversight framework and promote coordination and engagement among the financial regulators and innovators. As sponsor of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee, Commissioner Behnam convenes leading market experts and public consumer groups to engage in a public dialog on the timeliest issues relating to evolving market structures and movement of risk across clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, market makers, and end-users.

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Rowan Douglas

Head of Climate and Resilience Hub
Willis Towers Watson
Mr Douglas is Head of Capital, Science & Policy (CSP) Practice at Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory and re/insurance broking company and Chair of the Willis Research Network. Previously, he served on the Board of the Group's reinsurance division, Willis Re, as CEO Global Analytics. The CSP Practice helps governments and corporates manage large scale risks and is a leader in developing sovereign and multi-sovereign catastrophe financing programmes.

In 2014-16 he led the creation of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) of industry, governments and international institutions to harness the role of re/insurance capabilities to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and wider Post-2015 Agenda and was appointed to lead the Implementation Group of the IDF in May 2016. He was made CBE in the 2016 UK New Year's Honours List for services to the economy through risk, insurance and sustainable growth.

He was a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science & Technology 2011-2016; the Royal Society's Working Group on Resilience to Climate Risk and Extreme Weather, and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Insurance Society (IIS), New York from which he received the Kenneth R Black Award in 2014.

Following degrees in Geography at Durham (BA Hons) and Bristol (M.Phil) Universities, Rowan began his career underwriting reinsurance at Lloyd’s Syndicate 1095 before founding the international risk information company WIRE Limited in 1994 which was purchased by Willis Group in 2000.

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Ryuichi Horie

Co-Founder & CEO
CSR Design Green Investment Advisory
Horie is Co-founder and CEO of CSR Design Green Investment Advisory, Co., Ltd., which focuses on advisory on ESG integration in the real estate and infrastructure sector as well as research on policy and market with respect to green buildings. He has extensive experience in finance – he worked for IBJ and Merrill Lynch, and also served as Managing Director responsible for structured finance including renewable energy funds at Deutsche Bank.
Horie is a graduate of The University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law, and obtained an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a LEED AP O+M and a CASBEE AP for Real Estate. He has been a member and/or chairperson of many committees and working groups with regards to green building, green finance and ESG investment hosted by Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Horie also serves as one of the special advisors for UNEP FI Property Working Group, chairperson of the Property Working Group and the Infrastructure Working Group of PRI Japan Network, and a member of the Benchmark Committee of GRESB.

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Sang-hyeon Woo

Chief Senior Managing Director of CIB Business Unit
KB Financial Group
Sang-hyeon Woo is Chief Senior Managing Director of CIB Business Unit at KB Financial Group. He also serves as Senior Managing Director of CIB Group at KB Kookmin Bank and Vice President of IB Sector at KB Securities. In these roles, he is responsible for leading corporate and investment banking business of the Group.

Prior to this position, he served as Head of IB Division at KB Kookmin Bank. Mr. Woo began his career at Korea Long-Term Credit Bank in 1989, which merged with Kookmin Bank in 1998, and has extensive experience in corporate financing and investment banking. Before becoming Head of IB Division, he held several positions in corporate and investment banking function within Kookmin Bank including General Manager of Structured Finance Department and General Manager of Investment Banking Department.

Mr. Woo graduated from Korea University earning B.A. in business administration and received an M.A. in finance management at Korea University.

14 October

14 October