CEO Nordic Blue Crude for 2.5 years, Previously 31 years of experience in Investment Banking. Vast experiences within Corporate Finance work including fundraising and M & A activity. Originated and participated in a number of national and International private placements and IPOs. Founded and developed CAR ASA which developed from 2 persons in 2003 to 55 and from 0 to 80 million NOK in revenues in 2007. Previously top rated Investment analyst both internationally and domestically. Master of Business and Economics.
Edward Houghton is the CIPD’s Head of Research and Thought Leadership. Since joining the institute in 2013 he has been responsible for leading the organisation’s human capital research work stream exploring various aspects of human capital management, theory and practice; including the measurement and evaluation of the skills and knowledge of the workforce. He has an interest in the role of human capital in driving economic productivity, innovation and corporate social responsibility, and the value of human capital to corporate governance.
Reporting into Hermes Investment Management’s CEO, Leon Kamhi is responsible for developing and directing the programme for integrating responsibility across the Hermes group, overseeing its delivery and accountable for its success. This includes ensuring investment teams are aware of and integrate ESG performance in investment decisions and that engagement is effectively incorporated alongside investment activities. In addition, in this role he oversees and contributes to how the firm’s responsibility activities and performance are integrated into Hermes’ client relationship management and reporting, the delivery of its corporate citizenship programme and the development of responsible structures and processes for the firm. He also leads a number of corporate and public policy engagements.
Previously at Hermes, Leon was responsible for the development and delivery of Hermes EOS’ global corporate and public policy engagement programme from 2012-2016 and acted as its commercial director from 2009-2012. Prior to that, Leon worked within the Hermes UK Large Cap Focus Fund for seven years, where he was responsible for executing the fund’s engagement programmes. He also has 12 years of strategy consulting and operational industry experience.
Nigel is Executive Chairman of The Big Issue Group a leading social entrepreneur and advocate of social enterprise and finance. The Big Issue is one of the world’s most successful and best-known social businesses; its mission is to dismantle poverty through creating opportunity by self-help, social trading and business solutions.
Over the last 25 years, The Big Issue magazine has helped more than 92,000 people affected by poverty earn £115 million by selling over 200 million copies in the UK. It has globally inspired over 100 similar publications in 35 countries. Big Issue Invest (BII) was set-up to be a ‘social merchant bank – by social entrepreneurs, for social entrepreneurs’. It currently manages or advises on £150 million worth of social funds and has invested in over 300 social enterprises across the UK.
BII is also bringing the mainstream to social finance. In partnership with Columbia Threadneedle, the UK Social Bond Fund is the UK’s first social investment fund offering daily liquidity. Currently, it has raised over £100 million. BII is currently launching with Standard Life the UK’s first retail social equity fund investing in sustainable job creation.
By adding rent data to credit files, BII is also helping pave the way for 2.7 million social housing tenants in the UK improve their credit score and enabling them to access more affordable credit and financial services.
Prior to The Big Issue, Nigel worked in the print industry. He trained as a lithographic colour printer and founded three printing and publishing employee-owned companies.
Nigel is a Social Enterprise UK ‘Champion of Champions’ and the winner of the Institute of Directors’ Good Enterprise Award. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Group To Government: Creating a Culture of Social Impact Investment and Savings. In 2010, he was awarded an OBE for services to Social Enterprise.
Klara heads the Corporate Client team, delivering leading advisory and philanthropy services. She leads a team that manages £150million of philanthropic capital and successfully delivers a range of CR initiatives for tier 1 companies.
Navindu joined Morgan Stanley in July 2004 and leads the Firm’s Green & Sustainability Bond Structuring and Origination efforts, across Public Sector, Corporate and Financial clients. To date, Navindu has helped Morgan Stanley’s clients raise over $60billion equivalent in Green & Sustainability Bond financing across over 100 transactions, as well as facilitating Morgan Stanley’s own $500MM Green Bond in 2015. Navindu is also responsible for Morgan Stanley’s financing and risk management business for Supranationals and European Sovereigns.
George is responsible for management of WHEB’s Listed Equity business. As CIO he is responsible for overseeing the investment process and chairing the Investment and Risk Committee. He also plays an active role in business development and oversees institutional client relationships.
Prior to joining WHEB, George led the award-winning SRI team at Henderson Global Investors. During his fifteen years managing UK and pan-European equity and managed funds, George has been awarded ‘A’ and ‘AA’ Citywire ratings, nominated for Investment Week’s Fund Manager of the year and named in Citywire’s top 100 managers in the UK. He was also responsible for designing and launching Threadneedle Asset Management’s sustainable and responsible investment strategy.
George has a degree in Geography from Oxford University, and served as a British Army Infantry Officer, and holds UKSIP qualifications.
Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, providing support for UK-based endorsers of the UN’s corporate sustainability framework.
He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas. Prior to joining IBLF, Steve was the founder and Managing Director of a successful retail sports equipment business in Canada.
He has a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Business & Environment from Imperial College London.
Sébastien Mandron holds a post master’s degree in Economics and Financial Engineering, which he obtained from the universities of Assas and La Sorbonne Paris.
He began his career as a consultant at PwC Consulting Paris, where he worked on Finance and IT Transformation before joining Atos Group in 2003. He was in charge of large transformation programs on the customer side, before moving to Atos Corporate to supervise internal strategic transformation Programs under the responsibility of the CEO and the COO. He managed the 3 large Atos Transformation programs: the TOP Program, which focused on operational efficiency; the Expand Program, which focused on Sales efficiency; and the Well Being at Work Program, which focused on Atos employees.
In 2011, he joined Worldline to accelerate the internal transformation and supervised the IPO in 2014. In July 2014, he was appointed CSR officer and was in charge of structuring, organizing and developing the CSR strategy within Worldline, involving all stakeholders. Since 2015, Worldline has been ISO 14001-, Ecovadis Gold Level,- and AA100-certified, and one of the very few companies to have reached GRI-G4-Comprehensive level. In 2016, Worldline published its 2020 CSR ambitions and is now part of the few international companies which took CSR commitments for the coming years.
As of today, Worldline is part of the best rated companies for CSR activities and mentioned in the TOP awards of the international CSR rating agencies such as: Oekom, MSCI, Sustainalytics,…
In 2018, in addition to his current position within Worldline, Sébastien Mandron has been nominated at the Board of Directors of the C3D, the French organization focused on Sustainable Development and gathering CSR officers of the French large companies.
James is the strategic lead for Verisk Maplecroft’s work with global banks and institutional investors. He is responsible for content development, and frequently writes and speaks on political and ESG risk in financial markets and banking. Prior to his current role, James led the company’s Latin America research team for four years, and concentrated personally on political, security and regulatory risk in Colombia as well as other key countries. Before that, he worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where he focused on Latin American defence and security policy challenges, and as a political risk analyst. He is the principal author of a book on Andean insurgency. James has a master’s degree in Latin American Politics from the University of London. He speaks and writes Spanish at a professional level. He regularly comments in global media outlets.