How regulators and markets are responding to the evolving EU sustainable finance drive

Responsible Investor’s 15th annual RI Europe conference is back ​in person in London on 14-15 June. This year’s edition of the leading event will discuss sustainable finance developments and industry best practices.

Gain insights from those leading the sustainable finance drive in Europe on topical ESG themes including regulation, human rights, biodiversity, net zero, and more.

Join over 600 top-level corporates and investment professionals for two days of networking at the must-attend event to learn, share, and debate ESG opportunities and challenges.

What can you expect at the forum?

Get real insight into the industry

RI Europe’s innovative programme gets straight to the point on what sustainability means for business and investment in the real world. We ask the right questions and deliver the answers.

Build a long-lasting network

Our event attracts stakeholders from across the sustainable finance industry. Network in-person at our workshops, panels, private breakfasts, debates, and evening drinks reception.

Meet institutional investors

Hear from investors honing their sustainable finance strategy and creating real impact. Past investors include AP2, Caisse des Dépôts, Church of England, PKA Pension Fund, NEST Corporation, Brunel Pension Partnership, Bayerische Versorgungskammer, many more.

Meet the keynote speakers

Gain insight into the pioneering ESG strategies from the Swedish national pension fund and Green Finance Institute.

Key event themes

  • Evolving EU regulation on sustainable finance – the incoming CSRD, the continued implementation of the taxonomy and SFDR – what do they mean for investors?
  • Human rights – examining mandatory due diligence for companies and investor led initiatives to maximise contributions towards business respect for human rights
  • Anatomy of a net zero target – focusing on capital expenditure, sector pathways, and what a credible, science-based strategy looks like
  • Emerging markets – scaling blended finance to ensure a just transition in developing countries
  • Greenwashing – what investors must learn from increasing reputational risk and regulatory action
  • Biodiversity – discussing investor committed assets, disclosure guidelines and new financial products in the context of COP15
  • Sustainability and Green bonds – does the greenium still exist?

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Connect with responsible investment investors

Alecta
AP2
Asset Management One
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Cambridge Associates
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Church Commissioners
Church of England Pensions Board
Friends Provident Foundation
Hermes
Irish Life
Local Pensions Partnership
MP Investments
NEST Corporation
Nestlé UK Pensions
Nordea Life & Pension
Robeco
Scottish Widows
USS
Wellcome Trust
The Health Foundation
Ruffer
London Pensions Fund Authority
BBC Pension Trust
Folketrygdfondet
British Airways Pension Investment Management
Folksam
ING
VBV Pensionskasse
LGIM
Cambridge University Endowment
Migros Pension Fund
Caisse des depots et Consignations
Baloise
Strathclyde Pension Fund
GPIF
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
OMERS
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
State of New Jersey
New York City Comptroller
Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
HOOPP

Our leading advisory board in 2022

Our leading advisory board in 2022

Mike Clark

Founder Director

Ario Advisory

Ulla Enne

Head of Responsible Investment

Nest Sammelstiftung

Abigail Herron

Global Head of ESG Strategic Partnerships, Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence

Aviva Investors

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive

ShareAction 

Rory Sullivan

CEO

Chronos Sustainability

Laetitia Tankwe

Advisor to Ircantec President

Caisse des Dépôts Group

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RI Europe will take place on 14-15 June 2022.

For more information on the agenda, please contact Sara Rochat.

sara@responsible-investor.com | +44 (0)20 3307 2475

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Agenda

RI Europe 2022 - Tuesday 14th

RI Europe 2022 - Day 1
08:00 - 08:55

Registration

08:55 - 09:10

Welcome remarks from Conference Chair and Lead Sponsor

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Mona Naqvi
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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor

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Mona Naqvi

Global Head of ESG Capital Markets Strategy, S&P Global

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09:10 - 10:10

Plenary 1: What do global disclosure trends mean for the EU’s dream of double materiality?

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Lois Guthrie, Adrie Heinsbroek, Catherine Howarth, Manjit Jus, Mark Manning
  • Are the EFRAG’s standards, based on double materiality, and that of the ISSB, based on enterprise value, setting up a power struggle or do they complement each other?
  • Does a focus on enterprise value only allow stakeholders to fully understand a company’s sustainability performance?
  • The UK’s SDR: building upon the ISSB and finding a ‘middle way’

Moderator: Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Editor, Responsible Investor

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor

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Lois Guthrie

Senior Technical Advisor, IFRS Foundation

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Adrie Heinsbroek

Chief Sustainability Officer, NNIP Investments

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Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction

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Manjit Jus

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Research & Data, S&P Global Sustainable

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Mark Manning

Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship, FCA

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10:10 - 10:35

Networking break

10:35 - 11:35

Plenary 2: Net zero: investor best practices for a credible, science-based strategy

Rory Sullivan, Neil Brown, Jaspreet Duhra, Oliver Grayer, John Scott
  • Anatomy of a net zero target: focusing on sector pathways, capital expenditure, scope 3, and absolute emissions 
  • Passive investment: can investors achieve net zero without changing their benchmarks?   
  • Tackling net zero within portfolios as well as the real economy 

Moderator:

Rory Sullivan, CEO, Chronos Sustainability

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Rory Sullivan

CEO, Chronos Sustainability

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Neil Brown

Head of Equities, GIB Asset Management

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Jaspreet Duhra

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Oliver Grayer

Corporate Programme Director, IIGCC

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John Scott

Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

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11:35 - 12:00

Keynote Interview: “Delivering record-breaking performance through private equity while integrating sustainability” by Katarina Staaf, CEO, AP6, in conversation with Nicholas Lockley Director, EMEA, PEI

Nicholas Lockley, Katarina Staaf
Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI

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Katarina Staaf

CEO, AP6

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12:00 - 12:20

Networking break

12:20 - 13:20

Plenary 3: Addressing diversity and inclusion in a lasting way

Elena Espinoza, Jocelyn Brown, Andrea Blackman, Michael Marshall, Helen Price
  • What actions have investors taken to tackle DEI concerns in their portfolios and within their organisations? What are the measures of success? 
  • What can be done to ensure companies’ responses are more than a PR stunt and enact fundamental change? 
  • The impact of COVID-19 on diversity and inclusion 

Moderator:

Elena Espinoza, Senior Specialist, Social Issues, PRI

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Elena Espinoza

Senior Specialist, Social Issues, PRI

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Jocelyn Brown

Head of Governance, EMEA & APAC, T. Rowe Price

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Andrea Blackman

Head of ESG, Moody’s ESG Solutions

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Michael Marshall

Head of Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

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Helen Price

Head of Stewardship, Brunel Pension Partnership

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13:20 - 14:20

Networking lunch

14:20 - 15:05

Stream A-1: Addressing social issues in taxonomies

Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen, Niall O’Shea, Aleksandra Palinska
  • Are the social safeguards in the EU taxonomy fit for purpose? How are investors using them? 
  • How far have we come on developing a dedicated social taxonomy?
  • Will these standards help develop more focused and impactful social themed funds?
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Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen

Senior Lead, Human Rights, PRI

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Niall O’Shea

Managing Director, Discern Sustainability

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Aleksandra Palinska

Senior Research and Advocacy Officer, Finance Watch

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14:20 - 15:05

Stream B-1: Juggling short-term returns with long-term sustainability performance

Paul Verney, Olivier Elamine, Rob Harley
  • How can investors and companies strike the right balance between short-term returns and long-term strategy?  
  • Is it time to adapt fiduciary duty for the 21st century? 
  • Rethinking short-term goal orientated executive pay 

Moderator: Paul Verney, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Paul Verney

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Olivier Elamine

Chief Executive Officer, alstria

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Rob Harley

Portfolio Manager, Stewart Investors

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14:20 - 15:05

Stream C-1: Addressing climate change and human rights issues in sovereign bond portfolios

Carmen Nuzzo, Lydia Harvey, Johannes Honneth , David Wille
  • What are investors doing to quantify the climate footprint of their government lending? 
  • What data and metrics are available?  
  • Developing investor practices in engaging with sovereigns on human rights

Moderator:

Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, PRI

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Carmen Nuzzo

Head of Fixed Income, UN-PRI

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Lydia Harvey

Executive Director, ESG Specialist, J.P. Morgan Chase

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Johannes Honneth

Research Analyst, ASCOR project, London School of Economics, Transition Pathway Initiative

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David Wille

Principal Analyst, Financial Sector Risk, Verisk Maplecroft

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15:05 - 15:20

Networking break

15:20 - 16:05

Stream A-2: Sustainability linked bonds and green bonds: does the greenium still exist?

Dominic Webb, Caroline Harrison, Laetitia Hamon, Adrien-Paul Lambillon, Mitch Reznick

 

  • How do green and sustainability-linked bonds perform against conventional paper?
  • Do investors still have to pay up to meet their green allocations?
  • What would a mandatory usage of the Green Bond Standard mean for issuers?

Moderator:

Dominic Webb, Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Dominic Webb

Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Caroline Harrison

Head of Research, Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative

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Laetitia Hamon

Head of Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

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Adrien-Paul Lambillon

ESG & Sustainability, Partners Group

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Mitch Reznick

Head of Sustainable Fixed Income, Federated Hermes

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15:20 - 16:05

Stream B-2: The many forms of litigation that are taking root in sustainable finance

Mike Clark, Sophie Marjanac , Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand
  • 2021 saw corporates, banks, investors, and governments at the centre of litigation cases regarding ESG issues. Is this trend set to become financially material to investors?
  • How are investors using litigation as an active ownership tool?
  • Are ESG issues-based litigation cases undermining the growth of sustainable finance or making it more robust?

Moderator: Mike Clark, Founder Director, Ario Advisory

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Mike Clark

Founder Director, Ario Advisory

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Sophie Marjanac

Senior Lawyer / Climate Accountability Lead, ClientEarth

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Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand

Head of ESG, AP7

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15:20 - 16:05

Stream C-2: Is SFDR capable of preventing greenwashing?

Michael Maldener, Meg Brown, Theodor Christensen, Rebecca Palmer, Victor van Hoorn
  • Can the EU’s high-profile ‘anti-greenwashing’ regulation really live up to expectation?
  • Is disclosure enough to stop greenwashing, or does the creation of unofficial ‘labels’ enable greenwashing?
  • Will the upcoming CSRD and RTS alleviate these issues?

Moderator: Michael Maldener, CEO & Founder, Sustaide

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Michael Maldener

CEO & Founder, Sustaide

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Meg Brown

Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Executive Director, Impax Asset Management

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Theodor Christensen

Deputy Head of Division, Capital Market Regulation at Danish FSA

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Rebecca Palmer

Director, Sustainable Finance Data, ICE

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Victor van Hoorn

Executive Director, Eurosif

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16:05 - 16:20

Networking break

16:20 - 17:05

Stream A-3: Climate risk and ESG in real estate

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Katherine Taylor, Lonneke Löwik, Andrea Palmer
  • Decarbonising existing property assets.
  • How to quantify increasing climate risks and their related insurance cover.
  • The impact of future regulation on the real estate industry

Moderator: Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Editor, Responsible Investor

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor

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Katherine Taylor

Senior Climate Risk Analyst, The Climate Service (an S&P Global company)

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Lonneke Löwik

Chief Executive Officer, INREV

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Andrea Palmer

Responsible Investment Lead, Listed Real Estate, PGGM Investments

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16:20 - 17:05

Stream B-3: How do investors allocate more to emerging markets?

Rory Sullivan, Kirstine Damkjaer, David McNeil, Barbara Oldani, Eva-Maria Zagode
  • Investors must increase their allocations to emerging markets to move the world to Net Zero and act on the SDGs, but how can they do it?  
  • Can blended finance help alleviate political and currency risk in EM investments? 
  • Addressing the data gap between perceived and actual risk in EM investments.  

Moderator:

Rory Sullivan, CEO, Chronos Sustainability

 

 

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Rory Sullivan

CEO, Chronos Sustainability

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Kirstine Damkjaer

Non-Executive Director, ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust

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David McNeil

Director, Head of Climate Risk,

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Barbara Oldani

Director, Sovereign Decarbonization & Labeled Bonds, Emerging Markets Investor Alliance

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Eva-Maria Zagode

Investment Manager, Allianz Investment Management

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16:20 - 17:05

Stream C-3: The place of the defence industry in ESG

Gina Gambetta, Sasja Beslik, Tommy Piemonte , Jan Pie
  • Can defence assets be classed as social investments?
  • Has the war in Ukraine changed the equation on defence and sustainability?
  • What are the main hurdles for ESG investors when it comes to defence?

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Gina Gambetta

Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Sasja Beslik

Author of "Where the Money Tree Grows" and CIO, SDG Impact Japan

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Tommy Piemonte

Head of Sustainable Investment Research, Bank für Kirche und Caritas

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Jan Pie

Secretary General, ASD

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17:05 - 18:35

Cocktail reception and networking

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RI Europe 2022 - Wednesday 15th

RI Europe 2022 - Day 2
09:15 - 10:00

Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - 10:45

Stream A-4: How to assess corporate transition plans

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Beata Bienkowska, Michael Hugman, Jaakko Kooroshy
  • Should investors benchmark climate strategies of listed companies against other firms in the same sectors?  
  • Should these strategies be confirmed as science-based before they are endorsed by investors?  
  • How can investors use CA 100 + and TPI’s net-zero benchmarks/sector assessments to align to 1.5 degrees in a timely manner?

Moderator: Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Editor, Responsible Investor

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor

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Beata Bienkowska

Deputy Research and Project Lead, London School of Economics, Transition Pathway Initiative

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Michael Hugman

Director, Finance - Climate, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

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Jaakko Kooroshy

Global Head of Sustainable Investment Research, FTSE Russell, an LSEG Business

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10:00 - 10:45

Stream B-4: Why the engage/divest debate is back

Dominic Webb, Stephen Barrie, Mark Campanale, Kirstine Damkjaer, Katharina Lindmeier
  • As investors look to meet their net zero targets, is divestment a good policy? 
  • Can the same reasoning be applied to divestment to act on human rights issues? 
  • The case for keeping the conversation going with companies. 

Moderator: Dominic Webb, Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Dominic Webb

Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Stephen Barrie

Deputy Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board

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Mark Campanale

Founder and Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative

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Kirstine Damkjaer

Non-Executive Director, ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust

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Katharina Lindmeier

Senior Responsible Investment Manager, Nest

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09:45 - 10:45

Workshop – Devising and acting on a credible net zero strategy

Rory Sullivan, Willemijn Verdegaal , Chandra Gopinathan, Lisa Eichler, Dan Gardiner, Ella Harvey, Amanda Williams
  • What concerns have you met in setting up robust net zero targets?
  • How are your peers addressing these same challenges?
  • Get your questions answered by our net zero experts.

(Max. capacity 60) – You must register for the workshop.

Speakers:

Rory Sullivan, Co-Founder and Director, Chronos Sustainability

Willemijn Verdegaal, Co-Head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance

Chandra Gopinathan, Senior Investment Manager – Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

Workshop leaders:

Dan Gardiner, Climate Transition Analyst, IIGCC

Ella Harvey, Manager, Policy Research, Chronos Sustainability

Amanda Williams, Director of Communications, Chronos Sustainability

Lisa Eichler, Co-head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance

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Rory Sullivan

CEO, Chronos Sustainability

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Willemijn Verdegaal

Co-Head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance

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Chandra Gopinathan

Senior Investment Manager - Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

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Lisa Eichler

Co-head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance

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Dan Gardiner

Climate Transition Analyst, IIGCC

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Ella Harvey

Manager, Policy Research at Chronos Sustainability, Chronos Sustainability

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Amanda Williams

Director of Communications, Chronos Sustainability

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10:45 - 11:15

Networking Break

11:15 - 12:00

Stream A-5: Preparing for the EU Taxonomy

James Hulse, Andreas Hoepner, Peter Munro, Helena Viñes Fiestas
  • Can investors confidently trust in the taxonomy as a classification of what is scientifically green?
  • Do the updated disclosure rules for gas and nuclear create a ‘dual-taxonomy’?
  • How best to address persisting data gaps

Moderator:  James Hulse, Managing Director, Hindsight Consultancy

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James Hulse

Managing Director, Hindsight Consultancy

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Andreas Hoepner

Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance, University College Dublin, and Member, EU's Platform for Sustainable Finance

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Peter Munro

Head of Division, Capital Markets Dept, EIB; Sherpa at EU Platform on Sustainable Finance

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Helena Viñes Fiestas

Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, UN High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero Pledges

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11:15 - 12:00

Stream B-5: ESG Data and the development of the CSRD

Anna Irmisch, Charlotte Bancilhon, Rodolphe Bocquet, Kris Nathanail-Brighton
  • Will the CSRD help ESG data become more reliable?
  • How can investors make the most of new sources of information: satellite data, artificial intelligence, big data?
  • How mature and trustworthy are the ESG databases being developed by the EU, the UK, and beyond?

Moderator: Anna Irmisch, Climate Finance Program Manager, European Climate Foundation

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Anna Irmisch

Climate Finance Program Manager, European Climate Foundation

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Charlotte Bancilhon

Director, BSR

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Rodolphe Bocquet

Head of Partnerships and Regulation, Clarity AI

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Kris Nathanail-Brighton

Senior Policy Advisor, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

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11:15 - 12:00

Stream C-5: In pursuit of banks: how are pension funds steering banks towards greener lending models?

Mike Clark, Remco Fischer, Giel Linthorst, Jeanne Martin
  • How are investors engaging with banks to stop lending to new fossil fuels?
  • Update on the Net Zero Banking Alliance.
  • Climate and environmental risk management in the banking sector – what investors can learn from the ECB’s report

Moderator: Mike Clark, Founder Director, Ario Advisory

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Mike Clark

Founder Director, Ario Advisory

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Remco Fischer

Head of Climate Change for UNEP FI and oversees the Secretariat for the NZBA

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Giel Linthorst

Executive Director, PCAF Secretariat, & Director of Sustainable Finance, Guidehouse

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Jeanne Martin

Senior Campaign Manager, ShareAction

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 13:25

Keynote Interview: “Advancements and challenges in developing the UK Green Taxonomy” by Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director, Green Finance Institute and Chair, GTAG in conversation with Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Editor, Responsible Investor

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Ingrid Holmes
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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor

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Ingrid Holmes

Executive Director, Green Finance Institute and Chair, GTAG

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13:25 - 14:25

Plenary 4: Biodiversity and the quest to ‘live in harmony with nature’ by 2050

Gina Gambetta, Meggin Thwing Eastman, Reza Marvasti, Roel Nozeman, Elli Siapkidou
  • With the dust settling on COP15, what does the global framework on biodiversity mean for investors?  
  • Will biodiversity become as serious an investment consideration as climate change?  
  • What are investors and service providers doing to build the market?  

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Gina Gambetta

Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Meggin Thwing Eastman

Editorial Director for ESG & Climate Research, MSCI

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Reza Marvasti

Product Manager, ISS ESG

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Roel Nozeman

Senior Advisor Biodiversity at ASN Bank & Chair of the Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials

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Elli Siapkidou

Financial System Research Lead, The World Benchmarking Alliance

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14:25 - 14:45

Networking Break

14:45 - 15:45

Plenary 5: Regulator and investor lead initiatives to act on human rights

Gina Gambetta, Kiran Aziz, Phil Bloomer, Josina Kamerling
  • What do the EU’s latest efforts on mandatory due diligence rules mean for investors? 
  • Investor data needs and challenges related to managing human rights 
  • Addressing human rights risks in portfolios through stewardship – what have investors learnt from engaging with companies concerning their activity in the Xinjiang region of China or in Myanmar? 

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Gina Gambetta

Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Kiran Aziz

Head of Responsible Investments, KLP

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Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Josina Kamerling

Head of Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institute

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15:45 - 15:55

Closing

Network at Europe's leading responsible investment event

Responsible Investor’s 15th annual RI Europe conference is back in person in London on 14-15 June. Join over 600 top-level corporates and investment professionals for two days of networking at the must-attend event to learn, share, and debate ESG opportunities and challenges.

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The in-person networking experience

Meet the ESG community

Network with the people and organisations leading the sustainable finance conversation, including investment professionals but also regulators, academics, corporates, NGOs, and lawyers.

Network in person in London

Connect in-person with the ESG community at our interactive workshops, panels, private breakfasts, debates, and evening drinks reception.

Build valuable connections 

Past attendees include AP2, Caisse des Dépôts, Church of England, PKA Pension Fund, NEST Corporation, Brunel Pension Partnership, Bayerische Versorgungskammer, many more.

Connect with active investors

Alecta
AP2
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Cambridge Associates
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Church of England Pensions Board
Friends Provident Foundation
Irish Life
Local Pensions Partnership
MP Investments
NEST Corporation
Nestlé UK Pensions
Nordea Life & Pension
Scottish Widows
Wellcome Trust
The Health Foundation
London Pensions Fund Authority
BBC Pension Trust
Folketrygdfondet
British Airways Pension Investment Management
Folksam
ING
VBV Pensionskasse
LGIM
Cambridge University Endowment
Migros Pension Fund
Caisse des depots et Consignations
Baloise
Strathclyde Pension Fund
GPIF
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
OMERS
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
State of New Jersey
New York City Comptroller
Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
HOOPP

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Kiran Aziz

Head of Responsible Investments, KLP

Kiran Aziz is Head of Responsible Investments at Norway’s largest pension fund. KLP has embedded ESG in the investment strategy for more than 20 years and is seen as a leading actor on responsible investments. In her role she monitors and assesses ho… Read full bio

Charlotte Bancilhon

Director, BSR

With 15 years of experience in sustainability and ESG, Charlotte leads BSR’s global sustainability management practice, supporting companies across sectors to define and implement sustainability strategies that create value for business and society.… Read full bio

Stephen Barrie

Deputy Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board

Dr Stephen Barrie is Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board, where he works across the Board’s investment stewardship activities. He is a Director of the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, and a… Read full bio

Sasja Beslik

Author of "Where the Money Tree Grows" and CIO, SDG Impact Japan

Sasja Beslik is a Swedish and international financial expert known for promoting financial sustainability across the world. In 2004, he landed his first bank job as Head of Responsible Investments and later as deputy CEO at Banco Funds/ABN AMRO branc… Read full bio

Beata Bienkowska

Deputy Research and Project Lead, London School of Economics, Transition Pathway Initiative

Beata Bienkowska is the deputy research lead and project lead for TPI. Beata has over 12 years’ experience working across the public sector on national level and EU institutions, and academia. Most recently, she served as a Programme Manager at the U… Read full bio

Andrea Blackman

Head of ESG, Moody’s ESG Solutions

Andrea Blackman leads Moody’s ESG Solutions Group, which houses Moody’s ESG and Sustainable Finance capabilities and works alongside Moody'sInvestors Service (MIS), the rating agency, and Moody's Analytics (MA), a provider of financial information pl… Read full bio

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Phil became Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in 2013. Phil is responsible for leading the global organisation, delivering the mission and strategic priorities: labour rights in supply chains; just transition to net ze… Read full bio

Rodolphe Bocquet

Head of Partnerships and Regulation, Clarity AI

Rodolphe Bocquet is the Head of Partnerships at Clarity AI. Bocquet began his career in trading and risk management but has since shifted his focus to energy, climate and sustainability. Most recently, he took the role of Global Head of Sustainable I… Read full bio

Neil Brown

Head of Equities, GIB Asset Management

Neil is the Head of Equities at GIB Asset Management and has overall responsibility for GIB’s equity capabilities. Neil joined GIB Asset Management from Liontrust, where he was a Partner and Lead Fund Manager on the highly successful Sustainable Futu… Read full bio

Meg Brown

Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Executive Director, Impax Asset Management

Meg leads the Global Product and Marketing Group at Impax, overseeing branding and marketing; communications; client experience and working with investment teams heads on product design and governance. She has extensive experience in sustainability a… Read full bio

Jocelyn Brown

Head of Governance, EMEA & APAC, T. Rowe Price

Jocelyn Brown is the Head of Governance, EMEA, and APAC of T. Rowe Price International Ltd. She is a Vice President of T. Rowe Price International Ltd and a member of the ESG Committee. Jocelyn’s investment experience began in 2008, and she has been… Read full bio

Mark Campanale

Founder and Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Mark is the founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit think tank with offices in the US and UK, having enjoyed a career in sustainable finance for 20 years. Carbon Tracker is best known for its work on ‘stranded assets’ and the ‘carbon b… Read full bio

Theodor Christensen

Deputy Head of Division, Capital Market Regulation at Danish FSA

Theodor Christensen is leading the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s work on sustainable finance. He has established and scaled up the first dedicated sustainable finance team responsible for supervising all aspects of the Disclosure and Taxon… Read full bio

Mike Clark

Founder Director, Ario Advisory

Mike Clark is Founder Director of Ario Advisory, a responsible investment advisory firm. An actuary, Mike represents the IFoA (actuaries) on the Advisory Council to the Oxford Smith School Sustainable Finance Programme. Mike is a former NED at Brunel… Read full bio

Kirstine Damkjaer

Non-Executive Director, ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust

Kirstine Damkjaer is a chair and non-executive director at several companies in Denmark, the UK and Africa. She has 25+ years of international investment and asset management experience from positions as non-executive director, CEO of EKF the Danish… Read full bio

Jaspreet Duhra

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Jaspreet Duhra is Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Jaspreet is involved in the design, methodology, and strategic direction of S&P DJI ESG Indices… Read full bio

Meggin Thwing Eastman

Editorial Director for ESG & Climate Research, MSCI

Meggin Thwing Eastman is Global ESG Editorial Director and ESG Research Director, EMEA for MSCI ESG Research. She has responsibility for the ESG research agenda and global editorial strategy and oversight for ESG research content. Meggin has authored… Read full bio

Lisa Eichler

Co-head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance

Lisa Eichler co-heads the Climate & ESG Solutions team at Ortec Finance, dedicating her efforts to mainstreaming climate change and broader sustainability topics across the investment decision process by integrating scientific data and methodolog… Read full bio

Olivier Elamine

Chief Executive Officer, alstria

Olivier Elamine is one of the founding members of alstria office REIT-AG and became CEO of the Company in November 2006. Prior to the founding of alstria, he was a founding Partner of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. (NCP; formerly IXIS Capital Partners… Read full bio

Elena Espinoza

Senior Specialist, Social Issues, PRI

Elena is the Senior Specialist, Human Rights and Social Issues for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) where she supports investors’ efforts to address human rights and social issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion, working condit… Read full bio

Remco Fischer

Head of Climate Change for UNEP FI and oversees the Secretariat for the NZBA

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 finan… Read full bio

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker began her career as a banker before moving into journalism in 2003. She took over as editor of Responsible Investor in April after leaving Euromoney, where she worked for 13 years covering emerging markets and sustainable finan… Read full bio

Gina Gambetta

Reporter, Responsible Investor

Gina joined RI in 2020 after graduating from Goldsmiths, University of London, with an MA in journalism. Since then,she has developed expertise in biodiversity and human rights.

Dan Gardiner

Climate Transition Analyst, IIGCC

Dan has been with TPI since 2018 and helped develop the methodologies it uses to assess the carbon performance of the oil and gas and mining sectors. He recently joined IIGCC to assist in the development of additional tools to help accelerate the tra… Read full bio

Chandra Gopinathan

Senior Investment Manager - Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

Chandra Gopinathan leads the Climate workstream at Railpen and is responsible for climate strategy, integration of risk management across Railpen’s portfolios and investment in climate and natural capital opportunities and solutions. Chandra has two… Read full bio

Oliver Grayer

Corporate Programme Director, IIGCC

Lois Guthrie

Senior Technical Advisor, IFRS Foundation

Lois Guthrie pursued a career in taxation, first at PwC and then at Zurich Insurance Group until 2016. Having joined the Carbon Disclosure Project (now CDP) in 2004, she simultaneously developed a career in climate and natural capital corporate repor… Read full bio

Caroline Harrison

Head of Research, Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative

Caroline Harrison, Senior Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative has 25 years of experience in fixed income research and analytics including eight years at Morgan Stanley, four years at Merrill Lynch, and two years at ASSET4 / Thomson Reuters. At… Read full bio

Rob Harley

Portfolio Manager, Stewart Investors

Rob is a portfolio manager in the Sustainable Funds Group at Stewart Investors. Stewart Investors runs Worldwide, Emerging Markets, Asia-Pacific, European and Indian Subcontinent equity investment strategies using a long-term approach. The Sustainabl… Read full bio

Ella Harvey

Manager, Policy Research at Chronos Sustainability, Chronos Sustainability

Ella manages the design and delivery of policy and environmental research at Chronos, supporting the continued growth of Chronos’ climate change and responsible investment programmes. In this role, she was the Research Lead for the Climate Action 100… Read full bio

Jean-Xavier Hecker

Co-Head of ESG Research – EMEA, J.P. Morgan

Jean-Xavier has spent his entire career in the field of sustainable finance, starting as a Corporate Governance analyst at Mirova (Natixis AM). In 2014, he joined Natixis CIB as a sell-side SRI / ESG analyst in London. Most recently, he was an ESG an… Read full bio

Andreas Hoepner

Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance, University College Dublin, and Member, EU's Platform for Sustainable Finance

Andreas Hoepner is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School & the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD), serves on the schools’ management team as Vic… Read full bio

Ingrid Holmes

Executive Director, Green Finance Institute and Chair, GTAG

Ingrid Holmes is the Executive Director of the Green Finance Institute and Chair of the UK’s Green Technical Advisory Group, which is advising the Government and Minister John Glenn on designing and implementing a green taxonomy in the UK. Ingrid has… Read full bio

Laetitia Hamon

Head of Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Laetitia Hamon has been Head of Sustainable Finance at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) since July 2020. She is responsible for the exchange’s sustainable finance strategy and related projects, and leads the expert team at LuxSE’s UN-awarded pla… Read full bio

Lydia Harvey

Executive Director, ESG Specialist, J.P. Morgan Chase

Lydia joined the J.P. Morgan Global Index Research Group in 2020 as a senior ESG specialist. She brings eight years of experience working with UK financial institutions to integrate ESG, focusing predominantly on risk management and product developme… Read full bio

Adrie Heinsbroek

Chief Sustainability Officer, NNIP Investments

Since 2021, Adrie Heinsbroek is Chief Sustainability Officer at NN Investment Partners (NN IP) within the Innovation and Responsible Investing (RI) Team. As CSO, Adrie is responsible for bringing external developments that shape our operational surro… Read full bio

Johannes Honneth

Research Analyst, ASCOR project, London School of Economics, Transition Pathway Initiative

Johannes is a research analyst at TPI and works on the ASCOR project which involves investigating climate risks and opportunities for countries and developing a framework for assessing these risks and opportunities for sovereign bonds. Before joining… Read full bio

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction

Catherine Howarth joined ShareAction as Chief Executive in 2008. ShareAction works on stewardship initiatives with investors across Europe, with a focus on driving accelerated action by companies on climate change, loss of biodiversity, equalities is… Read full bio

Michael Hugman

Director, Finance - Climate, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Mike Hugman is Director, Climate Finance at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropic funders of climate action. He is responsible for overseeing CIFF’s work on ending fossil fuel finance and accelerating the… Read full bio

James Hulse

Managing Director, Hindsight Consultancy

James is the Managing Director of Hindsight Consultancy which he founded in 2016 to advise companies, investors and civil society on climate change and natural capital. Clients include the Environment Agency Pension Fund, the European Commission, the… Read full bio

Anna Irmisch

Climate Finance Program Manager, European Climate Foundation

Anna Irmisch is currently working in philanthropy as Finance Program Manager at the European Climate Foundation. The Fulbright alumna holds a PhD about sustainable investing and is a member of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment St… Read full bio

Manjit Jus

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Research & Data, S&P Global Sustainable

Manjit Jus is Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Research & Data at S&P Global Sustainable. Manjit led the ESG Ratings business at sustainable investment pioneer RobecoSAM prior to the acquisition of the business by S&P Global in Janua… Read full bio

Josina Kamerling

Head of Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institute

Josina Kamerling is Head of Regulatory Outreach for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region for CFA Institute, and is based in the Brussels office. She is responsible for supporting CFA Institute policy development in the region, advancing… Read full bio

Jaakko Kooroshy

Global Head of Sustainable Investment Research, FTSE Russell, an LSEG Business

Jaakko Kooroshy is Global Head of Sustainable Investment Research at FTSE Russell where he oversees a team of researchers and data scientists developing climate and sustainability-related data and scores for the use in benchmark and index products. P… Read full bio

Adrien-Paul Lambillon

Researcher, Sustainable Finance, University of Zurich

Adrien-Paul Lambillon is researcher and PhD-candidate in the area of Sustainable Finance at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on sustainability-linked debt instruments. Adrien-Paul is also part of the ESG & Sustainabilit… Read full bio

Katharina Lindmeier

Senior Responsible Investment Manager, Nest

Katharina works in the Responsible Investment team at Nest where she is responsible for Nest’s approach to climate change risks and opportunities. Prior to joining Nest in 2019 Katharina worked at RPMI Railpen and Aberdeen Standard Investments. Katha… Read full bio

Giel Linthorst

Executive Director, PCAF Secretariat, & Director of Sustainable Finance, Guidehouse

As head of the PCAF Secretariat, Giel and his team support the initiative to develop the first ever Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry, marked with the official “Built on GHG Protocol”-mark. In addition, Giel is t… Read full bio
Nicholas Lockley, PEI

Nicholas Lockley

Director Events - EMEA, PEI

Nicholas joined PEI in 2006 to edit PrivateEquityInternational.com. In September 2008 he moved over to run the EMEA conference business. Nicholas has an MA Hons in German from the University of Edinburgh and after a brief stint in advertising, joined… Read full bio

Lonneke Löwik

Chief Executive Officer, INREV

Lonneke Löwik was appointed CEO of INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non‐Listed Real Estate Vehicles in December 2017. Lonneke returned to the association having left to take on new challenges in 2014 having previously held the positio… Read full bio

Michael Maldener

CEO & Founder, Sustaide

Founder of Sustaide, a Luxembourg-based boutique consultancy firm focusing on the practical implementation and interfaces of sustainability, governance and distribution in the financial sector. Prior to founding Sustaide, Michael held various roles a… Read full bio

Mark Manning

Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship, FCA

Mark Manning leads the FCA’s policy work on sustainable finance and investor stewardship. In this role, he is responsible for several initiatives, including the FCA’s implementation of the TCFD’s recommendations and the FCA’s work with IOSCO on corpo… Read full bio

Sophie Marjanac

Senior Lawyer / Climate Accountability Lead, ClientEarth

Sophie Marjanac is an internationally recognised expert in climate change law and litigation, human rights and corporate management of climate risk. She leads our Climate Accountability Initative, which focusses on strategic litigation and other lega… Read full bio

Michael Marshall

Head of Sustainable Ownership, Railpen

Michael Marshall is Head of Sustainable Ownership at RPMI Railpen (“Railpen”). As a member of Railpen’s Fiduciary Leadership Team, Michael is accountable for the integration of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors into the fi… Read full bio

Jeanne Martin

Senior Campaign Manager, ShareAction

Jeanne joined ShareAction in 2017 as AGM coordinator, and now oversees ShareAction's Banking Standards team and work. She spends most of her time strategising with the team, engaging with banks, investors, and NGOs, contributing to research pieces, a… Read full bio

Reza Marvasti

Product Manager, ISS ESG

Reza Marvasti is Associate Product Manager at ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. With a focus on biodiversity and alternative asset products, Rezais involved in both the research and design of ISS ESG’s sui… Read full bio

David McNeil

Director, Head of Climate Risk,

David McNeil heads Sustainable Fitch’s Climate Risk team, focused on researching emerging physical and transitional climate and environmental risks to credit and Fitch’s Climate Vulnerability Scores research. An environmental economist by background,… Read full bio

Peter Munro

Head of Division, Capital Markets Dept, EIB; Sherpa at EU Platform on Sustainable Finance

Peter re-joined EIB in 2019 to lead on investor relations, sustainable finance advisory and credit ratings. He created and leads a new Advisory Programme for Sustainable Debt Issuance, and co-leads for EIB at the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, t… Read full bio

Kris Nathanail-Brighton

Senior Policy Advisor, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Kris joined IOSCO in October 2018. As a senior policy advisor, she is IOSCO’s appointed lead for the Follow-Up Group on Cross-Border Regulation; IOSCO’s working group on market fragmentation. Kris also works on financial stability through the Board-l… Read full bio

Mona Naqvi

Global Head of ESG Capital Markets Strategy, S&P Global

Mona is Global Head of ESG Capital Markets Strategy at S&P Global, responsible for the commercial rollout of S&P Global's growing ESG product-suite. Prior to this, Mona was Head of the North American ESG Index business for Dow Jones Indices,… Read full bio

Roel Nozeman

Senior Advisor Biodiversity at ASN Bank & Chair of the Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials

Roel Nozeman is a Senior Advisor Biodiversity at ASN Bank and heads the chair of PBAF (the Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials). He is responsible for the biodiversity pillar of ASN Bank and the Volksbank group. With a diverse backgrou… Read full bio

Carmen Nuzzo

Head of Fixed Income, UN-PRI

Carmen Nuzzo is responsible for the PRl's sovereign, sub-sovereign, securitised products and private debt workstreams, as well as the ESG in credit risk and ratings initiative, within the fixed income programme. Carmen works with investors, credit ra… Read full bio

Barbara Oldani

Director, Sovereign Decarbonization & Labeled Bonds, Emerging Markets Investor Alliance

Barbara Oldani serves as Director of Public Sector Program at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, where she currently focuses on ESG bond markets best practices developments in EM. Barbara formerly held several roles in fixed income sales to ins… Read full bio

Niall O’Shea

Managing Director, Discern Sustainability

Niall set up Discern Sustainability in 2018 to focus on bespoke research, ESG integration and advisory. He has spent twenty years in Sustainable and Responsible Investment/ESG. He led a team at Royal London Asset Management and prior to that, at The… Read full bio

Aleksandra Palinska

Senior Research and Advocacy Officer, Finance Watch

Aleksandra Palinska is a seasoned professional with more than ten years of experience in EU regulation and strategic public affairs. Her expertise covers sustainable finance, corporate governance and capital markets regulation. She is a member of the… Read full bio

Andrea Palmer

Responsible Investment Lead, Listed Real Estate, PGGM Investments

Andrea Palmer is Responsible Investment Lead for PGGM’s Listed Real Estate portfolio. She has a decade of experience in real estate and sustainable investing experience, previously working across institutional capital raising and ESG functions at GRE… Read full bio

Rebecca Palmer

Director, Sustainable Finance Data, ICE

Becky Palmer joined ICE Data Services in Jan 2016 with the acquisition of Interactive Data by ICE, and is responsible for business development and content strategy for Sustainability products and services in EMEA. In this role, Becky supports the sal… Read full bio

Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen

Senior Lead, Human Rights, PRI

Nikolaj Pedersen is the PRI’s senior lead on human rights. His role is to design and implement projects in collaboration with signatories and partners to support the implementation of international human rights standards in the investment industry. H… Read full bio

Tommy Piemonte

Head of Sustainable Investment Research, Bank für Kirche und Caritas

Tommy Piemonte is Head of Sustainable Investment Research at Bank für Kirche und Caritas (BKC), a Catholic church Bank based in Paderborn, Germany. He is mainly responsible for the further development, operational implementation and monitoring of the… Read full bio

Jan Pie

Secretary General, ASD

Jan Pie has been Secretary General of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) since 2013. ASD represents more than 3,000 companies of all sizes from 17 European countries, with a combined turnover of €230bn and the number of… Read full bio

Helen Price

Head of Stewardship, Brunel Pension Partnership

Helen leads on stewardship, engagement and voting at Brunel Pension Partnership (Brunel). She draws on knowledge built from her BA (honours) in Business Studies and from working in different sectors. Helen is eager to improve representation within th… Read full bio

Mitch Reznick

Head of Sustainable Fixed Income, Federated Hermes

Mitch joined the international business of Federated Hermes in February 2010 as Head of Research on the Credit team before becoming Co-Head of Credit from 2012 to 2019. In 2019, in addition to his role of Head of Research, he became Head of Sustainab… Read full bio

John Scott

Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

John Scott is Head of Sustainability Risk for the Zurich Insurance Group. He joined Zurich in 2001 becoming Head of Risk Insight in 2007 and was Chief Risk Officer for Zurich’s Global Corporate and Commercial Insurance businesses from 2009 to 2017. H… Read full bio

Elli Siapkidou

Financial System Research Lead, The World Benchmarking Alliance

Elli Siapkidou is the Financial System Research Lead, at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). WBA aims at incentivising the private sector towards delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris agreement and creating a sustainable f… Read full bio

Katarina Staaf

CEO, AP6

Katarina Staaf heads the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6), which is part of the Swedish pension system and the only fund focusing on investing in PE. AP6 has established a successful portfolio strategy of selective fund- and co-investments w… Read full bio

Rory Sullivan

CEO, Chronos Sustainability

Dr Rory Sullivan (CEO, Chronos Sustainability; Visiting Professor in Practice at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics; Chief Technical Advisor to the Transition Pathway Initiative) is an internationally recognised expert… Read full bio

Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand

Head of ESG, AP7

Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand is Head of ESG at AP7, the Swedish Seventh National Pension Fund. She leads AP7’s ESG strategies which focus on active ownership. She is a member of the advisory committee of Transition Pathway Initiative and has been a… Read full bio

Katherine Taylor

Senior Climate Risk Analyst, The Climate Service (an S&P Global company)

Katherine Taylor is a Senior Climate Risk Analyst at The Climate Service (TCS). Katherine specializes in the incorporation of climate risk into the risk management frameworks of financial institutions and investors. Katherine focuses on measuring the… Read full bio

Victor van Hoorn

Executive Director, Eurosif

Victor van Hoorn is the Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum, the leading pan European Sustainable and Responsible Investment association advocating for a more sustainable financial system. It works as a partnershi… Read full bio

Helena Viñes Fiestas

Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, UN High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero Pledges

Helena is commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority (CNMV). She is also co-rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance; a member of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero Pledges and of the EIB´s Climate a… Read full bio

Willemijn Verdegaal

Co-Head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance

Willemijn Verdegaal, Co-head Climate & ESG Solutions at Ortec Finance Willemijn is an economist by training with degrees from the University of Utrecht and London School of Economics and has 20 years of experience in the sustainability and financ… Read full bio

Paul Verney

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

Paul joined RI’s editorial team in 2017 and has developed a particular interest in shareholder engagement and ESG voting. His journalistic beat also includes developments in the banking sector around sustainability. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Ph… Read full bio

Dominic Webb

Reporter, Responsible Investor

Dominic started as an Editorial Assistant at RI in 2021. He completed a Masters in Print Journalism in 2020 and is based in South Gloucestershire, England.

Amanda Williams

Director of Communications, Chronos Sustainability

Amanda is an experienced strategic communications professional with a 20-year track record in global financial and investment management communications. A specialist in institutional investment and sustainability, Amanda has developed a strong reputa… Read full bio

David Wille

Principal Analyst, Financial Sector Risk, Verisk Maplecroft

David is a Principal Analyst in the Verisk Maplecroft Markets team, responsible for investigating the interactions between ESG, climate, political risk and economic issues for financial institutions. He is also the analytical and development lead on… Read full bio

Eva-Maria Zagode

Investment Manager, Allianz Investment Management

As an Investment Manager at Allianz Investment Management, Eva focuses on impact investing and blended finance. Promoting sustainable investments worldwide has been at the centre of her career. Prior to joining Allianz in January 2021, she worked as… Read full bio

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