Senior Associate, ESG Research
Founder & Managing Director Leaders Arena Limited
Partner - Bridges Fund Management
Portfolio Manager and Environment specialist - Sycomore Asset Management
Chief Technology Officer - SoLight
Director of Sustainability Operations - Kering
Head of ESG Strategic Projects, Aviva Investors
Chief Executive Officer, Quorn Foods
Partner, Circularity Capital LLP
Connect Fund Manager - Barrow Cadbury Trust
Adviser, WRAP/Accelerating Growth Fund
Co-Founder & Partner, Tribe Impact Capital
Elizabeth Corley CBE
Former CEO - Allianz Global Investors
The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben
Chairman of the CCC and Founder of Sancroft
Christian del Valle
Founder and Managing Partner - Althelia Ecosphere and Althelia Climate Fund GP
Investor Relations Director, Total
Director, Market Development – Shell Foundation
Deputy Director - Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF)
Analyst, Environment & Sustainability, Jupiter Asset Management
Global B Corp Manager - Danone
Senior Consultant Sustainability Strategy - BASF
Chief Executive Officer - Nordic Blue Crude
Head of Research and Thought Leadership - CIPD
Global Sustainability Reporting - Diageo
Head of Responsibility, Hermes Investment Management
Nigel Kershaw OBE
Executive Chairman, the Big Issue Group
Head of Corporate Clients - Charities Aid Foundation
Executive Director - Morgan Stanley | Global Capital Markets
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer - WHEB Asset Management
Executive Director - UN Global Compact Network UK
CSR Officer and Transformation - Worldline
James Lockhart Smith
Head of Financial Sector Risk - Verisk Maplecroft
Investment Engagement Officer, ShareAction
Chief Financial Officer, MagneGas
Senior Lead, Venture Capital and Risk Management, SITRA
Head of Sustainability, Stora Enso
Head of Research & Corporate Engagement, FAIRR Initiative
Co-Founder & Executive Director - Future-Fit Foundation
Investors Relations Manager - Triodos
Vice President, Director & Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Limited
Founder & CEO, GIVE
Executive Chairman - Carbon Gold
Co-founder and CEO - Apolitical
Founder and Managing Partner, ETF Partners (Environmental Technologies Fund)
Head of Research and Investment Strategy, Triodos Investment Management
Managing Partner - Earth Capital
Co-Founder, Pukka Herbs Ltd
Leslie SwynghedauwSenior Associate, ESG Research
Leslie Swynghedauw is a Senior Associate at MSCI ESG Research specialising in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk and performance analysis of listed equities within the consumer goods sector.
Prior to joining MSCI, Leslie worked for several years within the ESG research provider, EIRIS, as well as at Amundi Asset Management in the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) team. Leslie holds a Master degree in Development and Risk Management from Sciences Po Bordeaux.
Miguel SantisteveFounder & Managing Director Leaders Arena Limited
Miguel is the Founder and Managing Director of Leaders Arena Limited. He is an industry expert on how Sustainable and Responsible Investors (SRI) are integrating companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) indicators in their investment decisions and their engagement with listed companies. Miguel has advised Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility, and Corporate Communication clients since 2008.
Andrew LevittPartner - Bridges Fund Management
Andrew is a Partner in the Social Sector Funds at Bridges. In this role he focuses primarily on “Social Outcomes Contracts”, where a charity or social enterprise delivers innovative services for vulnerable individuals, and Government pays for significant improvement in social outcomes, if these are achieved.
Andrew was previously CEO of a social enterprise “MicroCred Banque”, the largest microfinance bank in Madagascar, and a member of the supervisory boards of the leading microfinance banks in Senegal and China. Prior to his work in social enterprise, Andrew spent eight years working in cooperatives and mutual businesses in the UK, driving operational and financial performance, and wider stakeholder impact. He is a mentor for the On Purpose Associate programme, which helps talented young people to work with leading social enterprises in the UK.
Andrew has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey and Company. He read Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford, and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Anne-Claire AbadiePortfolio Manager and Environment specialist - Sycomore Asset Management
Anne-Claire joined Sycomore Asset Management in 2017 as Portfolio Manager and Environment specialist. She co-manages the environmental thematic fund, Sycomore Eco Solutions. She started her career in SRI in 2010 as sell-side ESG analyst at Cheuvreux before joining Allianz GI as ESG analyst. In 2014, she moved to the European equity portfolio management team, and was dedicated to SRI and ethical funds as well as to the Climate Transition fund for which she designed the strategy.
Anne-Claire holds a BBA equivalent from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree from ESCP Europe with a major in Finance and a Master in Management from the University Carlos III of Madrid. She has passed the Level I of the CFA Program.
Ofer BeckerChief Technology Officer - SoLight
Mechanical Engineer – Technion, Entrepreneur.
Vast experience in interdisciplinary projects design and realization.
Optical Design, Composites, Polymers, Production Processes.
Michael BeutlerDirector of Sustainability Operations - Kering
Michael Beutler joined Kering as the Director of Sustainability Operations in September 2011. Prior to Kering, Michael served 6 years at SAP in Senior Management positions including his last role as Global Director of Sustainability and Strategy for 3 years and has worked at international corporations DHL, PWC and Ford over the last 20 years.
During his tenure at Kering, Michael has been integral to operationalizing Kering’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. He oversees and manages a team to implement cross-cutting innovative approaches to help manage and reduce the environmental impacts from Kering’s brands. This includes being responsible for implementing the brand’s individual Environmental Profit & Loss Accounts (EP&L) which is then consolidated as a Group EP&L annually, and as a core part of the EP&L methodology development which was open-sourced in May of 2015. His team has been instrumental in embedding sustainability across all of the Group’s brands and making it a key part of their business activities, as well as for being recognized by external rating agencies and publications for Kering’s sustainability programme excellence.
Marte BorhaugHead of ESG Strategic Projects, Aviva Investors
Head of ESG Strategic Projects
Marte joined Aviva plc in 2015 and Aviva Investors in 2018.
Marte is responsible for driving forward Aviva Investor’s responsible investment strategy process and supporting commercial development in the area of responsible investment. She leads a number of projects focused on improving client communication and using digital technology to bring people closer to where their money is going. With a background in public policy and regulatory development, she is also supports Aviva Investors’ public policy work at a UK, EU and Global level.
Experience & Qualifications
Marte is currently a Vice-Chair of the Finance Task Force at the Business at OECD and a member of the Confederation of British Industry’s ‘35 Under 35 Committee’, which represents the views of 35 young business leaders under 35. Focused on diversity and the role entrepreneurs can play in solving society’s challenges she sits on the steering committee at the Hatch Female Founders Accelerator and a mentor for start-ups at the social accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures.
Marte previously led the global communication strategy for Aviva’s digital business, including its strategic venture capital fund and as Head of EU public policy she led the company’s public policy work in Brussels on sustainable finance, financial reform and Brexit. She joined Aviva from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where she was Head of Financial Services and Corporate Governance. During her time in Brussels she also worked at the EU public affairs consultancy The Brussels Office and the Mission of Norway to the EU.
Marte holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics.
Kevin BrennanChief Executive Officer, Quorn Foods
Jamie ButterworthPartner, Circularity Capital LLP
Jamie Is The Former CEO Of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, A Global Hub For Circular Economy Innovation.
Jamie has developed a deep understanding of how the circular economy drives value, working with a number of the world’s leading brands to support them in successfully deploying circular business models. Jamie has also been instrumental in developing and launching the Circular Economy 100, a platform for multinationals, SMEs, academic institutions and municipalities to capture the commercial opportunities of the circular economy. Jamie has a proven track-record in building and growing European SMEs both in his role at the Foundation and prior to this at B&G, a leading UK SME and manufacturer of instrumentation and navigation systems. Jamie is a business fellow of Oxford University’s Smith School and has contributed to a number of forums on the circular economy including at the World Economic Forum and the European Commission Resource Efficiency Platform.
Jessica BrownConnect Fund Manager - Barrow Cadbury Trust
Jessica holds responsibility to develop and deliver the Connect Fund for the Barrow Cadbury Trust, in partnership with the Access Foundation. As Fund Manager she manages a portfolio of grants to strengthen and diversify the social investment market.
Jessica has experience in social investment, community finance and grant-making, having worked in leadership roles across social enterprises and charitable trusts in the UK and abroad for the past 15 years. Previous roles include Director of the Tellus Mater Foundation and Head of Access to Finance at the New Economics Foundation. Early in her career, Jessica worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Jessica has served as a trustee for several small charities and early-stage social enterprises, and is currently Chair of Hatch Enterprise, a social enterprise incubator in South London.
Peter CalliafasAdviser, WRAP/Accelerating Growth Fund
Peter commenced his working career with Barclays Bank PLC. He was given the challenge of coming up with a new sector opportunity for the bank. After significant research, he identified ‘Environmental Services – waste management and renewable energy’, and created a focused industry team around it with input from the European offices of the bank.
Whilst with the bank, he was appointed its representative on the DTI Renewable Advisory Board – Finance and Working Group as well as being appointed the founding chairman of the Defra New Technologies Advisory Committee.
After leaving the bank in 2004, he took up a board position with a plasma technology company before deciding to set out on his own in 2007.
Peter still retains an interest in the financing and technical aspects of the sector. He has advised a number of companies on the strategic opportunities that the sector has to offer, been the Non Exec on the North London Waste Authority procurement board, an independent member of the London Waste and Recycling Board, a Director/Trustee of WAMITAB, and the Chair of the WEEE Advisory Body.
Peter has also spoken at a number of conferences, here in the UK, in Germany and in Taiwan.
Amy ClarkeCo-Founder & Partner, Tribe Impact Capital
Amy is Co Founder of Tribe Impact Capital, an award winning impact wealth management firm and B Corps dedicated in its entirety to advising and managing private and institutional wealth for financial return, values alignment and positive impact. Tribe is the first of its kind in the U.K., and works with like minded clients impassioned to use their wealth to manifest the positive social, environmental and economic changes in the world they wish to see in line with their own financial needs. We do this by adopting the Paris Climate Accord and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) as our impact ‘North Star’.
Amy has over 24 years experience in sustainable business, social capital management, and impact advisory and investing in consultancy, charity and industry. She has held several senior positions heading up sustainability and corporate responsibility teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Microsoft as well as the Private Client practice at CAF. Amy is a hands on business woman with a passion for driving sustainable financial growth. An alchemist at heart who recognises the strength of colliding different skills, different experiences and different resources to achieve breakthrough impact.
Additionally, Amy sits on the boards of The Blue Cross (one of Britain’s oldest animal welfare charities) and Big Issue Invest (the impact investing arm of The Big Issue Group). She was also part of the Age at Work Leadership Group at Business in the Community (formerly the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME), one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s charities and now merged with BITC). Amy was formerly a trustee of PRIME as an independent charity. She has previously held positions as Chair of the Advisory Board for Heropreneurs and as a NED for Green Rewards.
Elizabeth Corley CBEFormer CEO - Allianz Global Investors
Elizabeth Corley is a globally respected leader in business and finance. She has served as Chief Executive of Allianz Global Investors since 2012, and will be stepping back from this role to take on a position with AllianzGI as vice chair on a part time non-executive basis with effect from March 2016.
Prior to joining Allianz in 2005, she spent eleven years working at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Before this, she was consultant and then partner with Coopers & Lybrand, and earlier in her career she worked for a number of years in the Life & Pensions industry.
She is a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s stakeholder group, an Advisory Council member of TheCityUK Limited, and is a non-executive director of Pearson and also of the UK Financial Reporting Council. Elizabeth is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. Financial News named Elizabeth Most Influential Woman in Asset Management in 2009, CEO of the Year in 2011 and Most Influential Person in Asset Management in 2012.
The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord DebenChairman of the CCC and Founder of Sancroft
The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advisers Association. He was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense.
Christian del ValleFounder and Managing Partner - Althelia Ecosphere and Althelia Climate Fund GP
Christian is a founder and Managing Partner of Althelia Ecosphere and Althelia Climate Fund GP.
Before the launch of Althelia Ecosphere, Christian’s professional background was in commodity structured finance and trading, serving as Director of Environmental Markets & Forestry within the corporate and investment banking division of BNP Paribas.
The vision brought by Christian to Althelia had roots stretching back to 20023, when he stepped away from energy finance and trading career to pursue his long-standing interests in the environment and conservation field, working for a year in sub-Saharan Africa before pursuing an MSc in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology at the University of Kent (Canterbury). During his time there, he focussed extensively on the nexus between social, economic and environmental challenges. Post-graduate field work was conducted in Botswana on human-wildlife conflict and perceived trade-offs between land use decisions such as small and large scale livestock husbandry and wildlife conservation in a water-challenged Okavango landscape. This collective experience highlighted for him the growing importance of securing economically sustainable sources of finance for conservation, as well as the inescapable interdependence between the wellbeing of wildlife and natural ecosystems on the one hand, and growing human populations on the other. A desire to find long term solutions for these pressing challenges was the initial seed for the concept of Althelia Ecosphere, set up through his partnership with Sylvain Goupille forged during their time together at BNP Paribas.
In addition to his work with Althelia, Christian has served as an advisor to the Earth Innovation Institute and is a UK trustee for Kenyan NGO Amara Conservation. Christian is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, has contributed as a guest lecturer at Imperial College London and London Business School, and served as a delegate to the Rio Dialogues as part of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in 2012. Christian now serves on the alumni advisory board to DICE (Canterbury).
Vincent DufiefInvestor Relations Director, Total
Richard GomesDirector, Market Development – Shell Foundation
Richard Gomes is responsible for Shell Foundation’s Market Development programme, which supports investors and policy-makers to accelerate the growth of high-impact markets. He is also part of SF’s Investment Committee and Senior Management Team.
Richard joined SF in 2009, supporting social enterprises to build consumer demand, raise investment and advocate for national and international policy support. He has authored several reports examining the lessons learned from SF’s work, including Enterprise Solutions to 2030 and Accelerating Access to Energy, and leads SF’s learning and research activities. His more recent work includes the co-creation of new market institutions to support sector growth.
Prior to this, Richard worked for the Shell Group across a range of financial and commercial roles in the UK, Europe and Asia. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism
Uli GrabenwarterDeputy Director - Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF)
Uli Grabenwarter, is Deputy Director – Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF). In this capacity he oversees EIF’s activities in Impact Investing, Technology Transfer and Venture Capital, with EIF being Europe’s biggest Fund-of-Funds Investment platform in that space. Previously he was responsible for EIF’s strategic development in the equity space and in this context has led the build-up of the Social Impact Accelerator, the first pan-European social impact investing fund-of-funds. From 2010 to 2012 he conducted a 20 months research project on impact investing in collaboration with IESE University of Navarra in Barcelona and the Family Office Circle Foundation based in Switzerland, analysing best-market-practices for impact investing in the private equity and venture capital space. He is a visiting Professor for Private Equity and Venture Capital at IESE University. He regularly publishes articles and white papers on venture capital and impact investing. Uli is also chair of the European Impact Investing Luxembourg think-tank platform (www.eill.lu) and member of several expert groups on impact investing and impact metrics across Europe. Uli holds a Master’s degree in Business and Finance of the University of Graz.
Mark EvansAnalyst, Environment & Sustainability, Jupiter Asset Management
Mark joined Jupiter in 2011 and is an analyst in the Environment & Sustainability team. He is responsible for conducting engagements and analysis of company performance, focusing on environmental and social issues.
Before joining Jupiter, Mark was an SRI analyst at Citi Investments, and before that was at M&G Investments where he worked as a fund research analyst.
Mark has an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. He is a CFA® charterholder.
Alexandra HeavenGlobal B Corp Manager - Danone
Alex Heaven is the Global B Corp Manager for Danone. She leads the subsidiary certification process, and has already achieved certification for 30% of the revenue of the company. Danone has committed to becoming a certified B Corporation across the entire company and the subsidiary certification contributes to this strategy. She is also responsible for building the B Corp movement within Danone. Alex is passionate about the need for big businesses to use transformational models and ideas to move toward greater responsibility and positive impact.
Christian HellerSenior Consultant Sustainability Strategy - BASF
Christian Heller is heading BASF’s Value-to-Society program. It is BASF’s approach on the monetary valuation of financial and pre-financial impacts along the value chain. Before, Christian had various positions within BASF’s Human Resources, EHS, and communications department. In these positions, he was responsible for BASF’s human and labour rights program and employee engagement tools. Christian holds a degree in philosophy and business ethics.
Gunnar HolenChief Executive Officer - Nordic Blue Crude
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 HoughtonHead of Research and Thought Leadership - CIPD
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.
Harriet HoweyGlobal Sustainability Reporting - Diageo
Harriet is responsible for global sustainability reporting at Diageo, a world-leader in beverage alcohol and proud custodians of some of the world’s most iconic drinks brands, including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness.
With a career spanning reporting and communications in not-for-profits and corporates in Europe and Asia Pacific, Harriet is a passionate advocate for sustainability and impact communication. She also firmly believes in the power of leveraging data to engage stakeholders and, ultimately, drive change. Her current role encompasses reporting on all sustainability and responsibility work delivered across Diageo’s 23 markets, activity spanning more than 180 countries in all.
Leon KamhiHead of Responsibility, Hermes Investment Management
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 Kershaw OBEExecutive Chairman, the Big Issue Group
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 KozlovHead of Corporate Clients - Charities Aid Foundation
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 KatugampolaExecutive Director - Morgan Stanley | Global Capital Markets
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 LathamManaging Partner and Chief Investment Officer - WHEB Asset Management
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 KenzieExecutive Director - UN Global Compact Network UK
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 MandronCSR Officer and Transformation - Worldline
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 Lockhart SmithHead of Financial Sector Risk - Verisk Maplecroft
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.
James ColdwellInvestment Engagement Officer, ShareAction
Scott MahoneyChief Financial Officer, MagneGas
Mr. Mahoney has almost 20 years of finance and executive management experience and has held positions at several public and privately held companies in the banking, energy and recycling industries. Prior to joining MagneGas, Mr. Mahoney served as Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Group Metals, LLC, a recycling company which he grew through various acquisitions. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of several oil and gas companies and as Vice-President of JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Mahoney is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and obtained his Bachelor Degree from the University of New Hampshire and his Master in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of International Management.
Pauli MarttilaSenior Lead, Venture Capital and Risk Management, SITRA
Pauli currently works together with the World Economic Forum Award Winning Circular Economy team of Sitra in Helsinki, Finland to encourage companies to use their Corporate Venturing activity in this field. He is also active in Venture Capital operations and Risk management of Sitra.
He has an extensive international experience in corporate business management, Corporate Venturing, R&D management, HR management and Venture Capital financing of growth companies. He has worked over 20 years in venture financing, M&A and restructuring of companies in addition to over 10 years in the chemical industry. Pauli has experience as a Board Member or Chairman in 16 high technology companies and Investment Committee and Advisory Board positions in several Venture Capital funds.
In addition to his Master’s degree in technology, Pauli has also studied venture capital investing, financing and holds a certificate as an Approved Board Member
Noel MorrinHead of Sustainability, Stora Enso
Noel Morrin began working in sustainability 29 years ago and currently serves as Executive Vice President for Sustainability at Stora Enso. Prior to this, he worked as Group Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Green Support at Skanska AB, and before that he was Group Environment Director at RMC plc. He has also held senior roles at the UK National Environmental Technology Centre, the British NGO Business in the Community, and the global chemical company ICI plc. His resume is full of corporate responsibility “firsts”: He was among the first to work on the business case for corporate environmental responsibility, greening supply chains, investment indices that led to the DJSI and FTSE4Good, and more.
Aarti RamachandranHead of Research & Corporate Engagement, FAIRR Initiative
Aarti is Head of Research & Corporate Engagement at the FAIRR Initiative. Prior to this, she was client director at a global sustainability firm, where she helped companies build strategic initiatives and partnerships to deliver sustainable growth and improve corporate reputation. From 2006-2011, she served as ExxonMobil’s public and government affairs advisor for the west region, where she developed and delivered the company’s advocacy and community investment strategy. In addition to her corporate experience, she has worked with two environmental non-profits and on short-term consulting assignments for the U.S. Treasury and GE Capital.
Aarti holds a MA in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. She has worked in Europe, US and India, and speaks three languages. She serves on the advisory Board of the Partnership for Gender Equity, an initiative that supports gender equity in coffee supply chains.
Martin RichCo-Founder & Executive Director - Future-Fit Foundation
Martin is an impact investment specialist, with over 20 years experience in both mainstream and social investment.
Prior to co-founding Future-Fit Foundation, Martin spent 7 years as Sales Director at Social Finance, where he focused on developing the investor base for social impact investments and structuring products to link capital with demand. Before that he worked for 13 years in international investment banking on structured debt and derivative products for JP Morgan, HSBC and UBS.
Adam RobbinsInvestors Relations Manager - Triodos
Adam Robbins joined Triodos Investment Management as an Investor Relations Manager for the UK market in 2017. Prior to working for Triodos IM, Adam Robbins has worked for AXA Wealth Management working in partnership with Private Banks, DFMs, Platforms and Key Strategic Clients. He has also spent over 3 years with RAC in the Commercial Insurance division growing the business and securing new partnerships.
Ian RobertsonVice President, Director & Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Limited
Ian sits on the Odlum Brown Executive Committee and has been a leader in responsible investing and proxy voting at the firm. He is an active member of the Responsible Investment Association (Canada) and the Institute of Corporate Directors. Prior to 1997, Ian worked as an analyst with the federal government in Ottawa, including postings in the Department of Finance and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Ian is a longstanding volunteer with the CFA Institute. He is a past president of the Vancouver CFA society and chaired the institute’s global 2008 Annual Conference held in Vancouver. More recently, Ian volunteered for six years on the CFA Institute’s Disciplinary Review Committee. He is a contributing author to the Financial Analysts Journal book reviews online and in print, and is a presenter for CFA Institute’s financial ethics seminars.
Ian is currently pursuing his DPhil (PhD) part-time at the University of Oxford, focusing on corporate governance and responsible investment. He has presented on various aspects of responsible investment at industry and academic conferences, and his first paper was awarded Best Student Paper at the United Nations’ backed PRI’s 2017 Academic Network Conference.
Arnaud Saint-PaulFounder & CEO, GIVE
Arnaud Saint-Paul is a serial entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, philanthropist, blockchain for social impact expert, CSO at Conscious Capitalism DC, and recipient of numerous innovation honors and awards that include Blockchain4Humanity, CTIA Startup Lab, AdTech, Innovation Prize of Paris, Janus, … His blockchain based social impact projects include HealThruWords and its Heartfulness movement (2.5M members) targeting 1B people and the GIVE Foundation to help kids support charities and learn financial literacy.
Craig SamsExecutive Chairman - Carbon Gold
Craig Sams was born on a farm in Nebraska. In 1967 he and his brother Gregory founded Whole Earth Foods, expanding from Seed, an organic macrobiotic restaurant into retail, wholesaling and manufacturing. They published “Seed Magazine – The Journal of Organic Living” from 1971-1977.
In 1991, in partnership with Josephine Fairley, founded Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate, the first product to carry the Fairtrade Mark. He is President of Green & Black’s, acquired by Cadbury’s in 2005 and subsequently by Kraft in 2010. He is a director of Duchy Originals, Soil Association Certification, Carbon Gold And Larry Smart Art.
Author of:, About Macrobiotics, The Brown Rice Cookbook, The Little Food Book and The Story of Green & Black’s. Columnist in Natural Product News. Soil Association Treasurer from 1990-2001 and Chairman from 2001 to 2007.
Founded Carbon Gold in 2008 to establish biochar as a means to restore degraded soils, enhance organic farming and sequester carbon dioxide to reverse climate change
Rodney SchwartzCEO, ClearlySo
Rodney Schwartz is CEO and Founder of ClearlySo, with a background in equity research, management, investment banking and venture capital. Joining Wall Street in 1980, he rose to become the number one ranked financial services analyst at PaineWebber and then held senior management posts at Lehman Brothers and Paribas, before leaving the sector in 1997 to found the fintech-oriented VC firm Catalyst. A pioneer in the impact investment marketplace, he transformed Catalyst into a social business consultancy, which in 2008 morphed into ClearlySo, a business designed, “to help create 100 Justgivings”. This seemed an exciting new style of company, which achieves significant impact as well as great financial returns. Rodney also teaches Impact investing at the Said Business School (Oxford) and the ESMT (Berlin), and is Former Chair of Shelter, The Green Thing, Spacehive and Justgiving, in addition to having served on many fintech. He holds an MBA and BA from the University of Rochester and has four adult children.
Robyn ScottCo-founder and CEO - Apolitical
Robyn is co-founder and CEO of Apolitical, an award-winning peer-to-peer platform for government. Used by public servants in 140 countries, Apolitical’s mission is to accelerate the transformation of government by helping public servants find and share solutions to the hardest problems facing our societies. Previously Robyn co-founded OneLeap, a London executive education company, and a Southern African non-profit teaching coding to vulnerable youth. She has written an acclaimed memoir about growing up in Botswana. She is an ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index, an advisor to the Responsible Mining Index, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Gates Scholar. She has a BSc in Bioinformatics from Auckland and a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge.
Patrick SheehanFounder and Managing Partner, ETF Partners (Environmental Technologies Fund)
Patrick is a founder and Partner of the Environmental Technologies Fund.
Patrick has worked in venture capital since 1985. He was instrumental in founding 3i’s venture capital practice, and later became the founding Managing Director of its Silicon Valley operation. Before this, he was a research engineer for GEC and Marconi Space Systems.
He was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of EVCA from 2007 to 2010, during which time he also chaired the Venture Capital Committee.
Patrick has a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from UCL, London.
Hans StegemanHead of Research and Investment Strategy, Triodos Investment Management
Hans Stegeman is Head of Research and Investment Strategy, which assesses the companies for the Triodos Sustainable Investment Universe. He joined Triodos Investment Management in February 2017 and prior to that, has acquired over twenty years of experience as an economist, working on different fields of macroeconomics, long-term forecasting and scenarios, strategy and circular business models. Before joining Triodos, he worked at Rabobank, CPB (the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis) and labour union ABVAKABO. Hans Stegeman studied Economics at Maastricht University and works on a Phd in Circular Economy.
Jim TottyManaging Partner - Earth Capital
Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable and clean technology, including 16 years’ private equity. Jim has invested in 33 sustainable private equity investments since 2002, including Renewable power and heat, energy and resource efficiency, and waste treatment.
Tim WestwellCo-Founder, Pukka Herbs Ltd
Tim Westwell is a co-founder of Pukka Herbs. Founded 15 years ago in Bristol, UK, Pukka has become globally recognised and respected for its herbal teas, wellbeing supplements and pioneering approach to sustainable business practices.
Tim discovered the magic of herbs after an issue with his own health gave him reason to look for a more natural alternative. Around the same time, he began searching for a happier, more conscious life following a career break after various roles in sales and marketing. So in 2002, he placed an advert in a local magazine looking for a like-minded business partner who shared his passion for nature and desire to contribute to a more positive world. It was through this advert that Tim met herbalist Sebastian Pole. Whilst Sebastian formulated the teas in his kitchen, Tim ran “the office” from his spare bedroom and together they launched three organic herbal teas and never looked back.
As Managing Director, Tim, together with Sebastian, has led Pukka’s incredible growth. The organisation has been doubling in size every two years for the last eight and Pukka’s teas are sold in over 40 countries, with forecasted revenues of circa £50m this year. Despite this growth, Tim and Sebastian remain true to their original vision of connecting people to the power of plants. Whilst profit fuels our purpose, we’ve ensured our values flourish.
Today Pukka donates 1% of its sales to environmental initiatives and is certified by one of the highest fair trade standards in the world, Fair for Life. Pukka became a B company in 2016 signalling its ongoing commitment to people, plants and planet.
Director - Engagement, Hermes Investment Management
Director, Alquity Investment Management
Executive Chairman, Triamant
Manager, International Council on Mining & Metals
Vice President, Senior ESG Research Analyst, Northern Trust
Chief Responsible Investment and Risk Officer, Environment Agency Pension Fund
Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship
Head of Corporate Governance Ratings Research, MSCI
Analyst, Investor Research, CDP
Director for the Financial Industry, South Pole Group
Head of Social Performance, Standards & Strategy, Anglo American
CEO, Simply Ethical
Director of Analyst Relations, Market Intelligence & SRI engagement - BT Group
Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson
Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
Sustainable Banking Lead – Measurement, Reporting and ESG Communications, RBS
Head of Sustainability Performance, Dong Energy
Director, London Office, Antofagasta Plc
Sustainable Investment Analyst, Schroders
Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition
Co-Founder, The People’s Trust
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Chief Executive, UKSIF
Justin Sloggett, CFA
Senior Manager, Investment Practices, PRI
Professor Iqbal Asaria
Associate, Afkar Consulting
Dr Matthew Kiernan
Chief Executive, Inflection Point Capital Management
Senior Manager, London Stock Exchange Group plc
Consultant, Active Earth Investment
Bruce DuguidDirector - Engagement, Hermes Investment Management
Bruce Duguid is a director at Hermes EOS and leads engagements with environmentally-exposed companies across the mining, oil and gas and utilities sectors, as well as corporate governance engagements in the UK. He is the lead author of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s ‘Investor Expectations of Mining Companies – Drilling Deeper into Carbon Asset Risk’. Prior to joining Hermes EOS he was head of sustainability at the UK Green Investment Bank, where he spent four years working on the project to establish the bank and then building its sustainability function. Before working in sustainability, Bruce worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and as head of strategy at Visa Europe. He is also a qualified lawyer in England and Wales and holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
Suresh MistryDirector, Alquity Investment Management
Suresh is a Board Director of Alquity and is responsible for the Asia and Middle East regions. He also leads the firm’s marketing activity as well as the development of the Alquity team. Suresh was instrumental in establishing the Alquity business at its outset in 2009.
Suresh holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Nottingham.
Suresh has over 25 years’ of management experience combining senior commercial roles and leading major consulting assignments. Trained in corporate finance at Lloyds Bank, he has worked with the likes of Barclays and 3i on developing and implanting business strategy, specialising in sales and marketing.
Jo RobrechtsExecutive Chairman, Triamant
Jo is an entrepreneur driven by sustainability and innovation, adding up 35 years of professional experience. Currently he is the founder, chairman and CEO of Triamant, an award-winning, privately-held corporation that pushes the boundaries of current solutions in traditional living, care and health structures and creates the community of the future.
Earlier on in his career he had a multinational life, primarily with Johnson and Johnson as treasurer, Head of Strategic Planning and Assistant to the President of Janssen Pharmaceutica worldwide. Later on, Jo founded and expanded a high-tech growth company in Europe and the USA.
He assumed the role of founder and investor as well as managing director or chairman in about 30 companies and entities so far. Board memberships over the last 20 years included the Belgian telecom operator Belgacom and the Flemish Institute for Technological Development.
Jo founded and built a number of non-profit organizations. He created Plato, the today European widespread entrepreneur coaching program. He has been a keynote speaker at conferences and a teacher at various educational events. He was nominated in Tokyo in 1991 by Junior Chamber International as one of the three finalists “Outstanding Young Persons of the World” and received numerous awards since then. He is an invited member to the Barcelona-based CEO-CF, a 100 EMEA forum of entrepreneurs of high growth businesses.
Jo earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds a Commercial Engineering Degree magna cum laude and a Real Estate Degree from Louvain University and studied at Vlerick (Gent), Insead (Fontainebleau, France), Babson College as well as Harvard Business School (Boston, USA).
Luke BallenyManager, International Council on Mining & Metals
Luke Balleny is responsible for ICMM’s governance and transparency work, including the organisation’s relationship with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). He also leads ICMM’s engagement with investors and ESG ratings agencies and coordinates the involvement of ICMM’s national and commodity association members.
Prior to joining ICMM, Luke worked as a journalist at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, where he wrote about global corruption, governance, transparency and accountability issues.
Earlier in his career, Luke worked in the Thomson Reuters Global Business Compliance group where, among other responsibilities, he managed the day-to-day running of the company’s internal anti-bribery and corruption program.
Luke has a BA from Brown University in International Relations and a MA from The School of Oriental and African Studies in International Studies and Diplomacy.
Julia KochetygovaVice President, Senior ESG Research Analyst, Northern Trust
Julia Kochetygova is the Senior ESG Research Analyst for Northern Trust Asset Management. She is responsible for ESG research, product innovation and thought leadership across all asset class capabilities. Her past positions include Head of sustainability indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, Head of the Corporate Relations function at MDM Bank in Russia, and Head of Corporate Governance Ratings at S&P Ratings. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, and MSc. in Economics of Industry from the Moscow Institute of National Economy.
Faith WardChief Responsible Investment and Risk Officer, Environment Agency Pension Fund
Faith’s career for over 20 years has been dedicated to integrating and reporting on environmental, social and governance risks in finance and investment. Faith leads engagement with the fund management industry and is involved in industry wide initiatives to improve standards in responsible investment, corporate engagement, fund governance and reporting.
Faith is also Co-Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), Chair of the Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and a member of the Investment Innovation Assessment Committee
Esther TothAssociate Director, Corporate Citizenship
Esther has developed an in-depth expertise in ESG ratings and reporting. She has a particular interest in measuring the impact of sustainable business practices, which in turn can drive scale and innovation. Esther advises multinational companies to adopt tailored strategies to engaging investor audiences on relevant ESG risks and opportunities. She works with some of Corporate Citizenship’s long-term retained clients on these strategies to help embed them across global operations.
Esther’s in-depth expertise includes financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Prior to Corporate Citizenship, Esther worked at Business in the Community, supporting companies in the UK to integrate sustainable business practices. Esther holds an MSc in Corporate Governance and Ethics from the University of London.
Alan BrettHead of Corporate Governance Ratings Research, MSCI
Alan Brett, as Head of Corporate Governance Ratings Research, is responsible for research on corporate governance including ratings methodology and research commentary and leads MSCI’s team of specialist corporate governance analysts. He joined MSCI in October 2014 and has more than 14 years’ experience in corporate governance research.
Alan served for more than ten years as Head of Research at global proxy advisor, Manifest, where he gained extensive experience of corporate governance analysis and knowledge of best practices in the field.
Alan is based in the London office and holds a BA in Corporate Administration from Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland) and a Pg Dip in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University (UK).
Luke FletcherAnalyst, Investor Research, CDP
Luke is an Analyst within the Investor Research team at CDP and co-authored the recent CDP Oil & Gas, Utilities and Mining sector reports. The research series covers high carbon-emitting sectors and focuses on material earnings and valuation implications for companies in climate sensitive industries.
Luke previously worked in the Oil & Gas industry as a Reservoir/Petroleum Engineer at BP across assets in Angola and an offshore rotation in the North Sea. His expertise surround analytical and modelling techniques, data visualisation, stakeholder engagement, and an in depth knowledge of the energy sector. Luke holds an MSci from Cambridge in Natural Sciences, specialising in Materials Science & Metallurgy.”
John DavisDirector for the Financial Industry, South Pole Group
John Davis is South Pole Group’s Director for the Financial Industry based in London. He is responsible for serving the company’s financial clients with our broad offering of sustainability solutions for both the investor community and for corporates. This includes South Pole Group’s work with investors on physical climate risks and opportunities amongst other products such as carbon reduction and renewable energy. Prior to joining South Pole Group, John accumulated a decade of profound experience in the environmental markets with Spectron, an energy brokerage, followed by CF Partners, an energy and environmental trading company where John helped to build and manage the carbon trading desk.
South Pole Group’s Director for the Financial Industry based in London. He is responsible for serving the company’s financial clients with our broad offering of sustainability solutions for both the investor community and for corporates. This includes South Pole Group’s work with investors on physical climate risks and opportunities amongst other products such as carbon reduction and renewable energy. Prior to joining South Pole Group, John accumulated a decade of profound experience in the environmental markets with Spectron, an energy brokerage, followed by CF Partners, an energy and environmental trading company where John helped to build and manage the carbon trading desk.
Tricia WilhelmHead of Social Performance, Standards & Strategy, Anglo American
Faizal KarbaniCEO, Simply Ethical
Faizal is the Founder and CEO of Simply Ethical, a UK FCA regulated entity committed to providing Sharia Compliant and Ethical financial products and services to private and corporate clients. Given the provision and accessibility of such investments and finance is limited in the UK and Europe generally, Faizal is passionate about developing and growing this sector. For example, Simply Ethical will soon be launching an online solution for retail clients so that they can save and invest in an ethical, sharia compliant and cost effective way in a variety of tax wrappers such as pensions, ISA’s and Junior ISA’s. Another example is that SME’s need access to non interest bearing forms of finance to grow their businesses – Faizal has created a sister entity called Simply Capital Partners that is committed to connecting investors with good quality businesses that are raising capital. Faizal has recently authored a book entitled “Mastering Islamic Finance” published by Pearsons and regularly provides training to other professionals on Islamic Finance.
Joanna Gluzman-LaukkanenDirector of Analyst Relations, Market Intelligence & SRI engagement - BT Group
Joanna leads BT Group’s engagement with SRI and ESG analysts, investors and rating agencies. She has held senior positions in the industry for over 20 years and has a keen interest in the role of telecommunications technology in creating value to shareholders, customers and society.
Matilda Gennvi GustafssonHead of Sustainability, Ericsson
Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson is Sustainability Director for the Ericsson Group worldwide, and reports to the Head of Sustainability.
She has worked for Ericsson during the last 20 years in various positions in the areas of sustainability, strategy execution and General Manager within Sales & Marketing. In her role as Sustainability Director, Ms Gennvi Gustafsson has, since 2009, focused on driving Ericsson’s sustainability strategy work together with the company’s commitment to sustainable development, how information and communications technology can accelerate the achievement of the sustainable developments goals and innovations with focus on Climate Action.
Ms Gennvi Gustafsson is a member of the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel, led by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, as well as until early 2017 board member of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).
During the early and mid 1990s Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson worked for Procordia Food AB as Environmental Manager and Head of two production sites.
Ms Gennvi Gustafsson holds a Master of Science in Industrial Management including Environmental management.
Varun SardaSustainable Banking Lead – Measurement, Reporting and ESG Communications, RBS
Varun works in RBS’s Sustainable Banking team. Varun leads RBS’s engagement with investors on sustainability-related topics and the bank’s approach to non-financial performance measurement and reporting. Other activities include identifying emerging sustainability and reputational risks and opportunities, engaging with various stakeholder groups and representing RBS at industry fora.
Varun previously worked in RBS’s environmental, social and ethical risk management team, where he supported relationship bankers by identifying, assessing and advising on risks presented by customer activities. Prior to joining RBS, Varun worked in PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change consulting team where he supported various banks and private equity houses on sustainability strategy, policy and procedures development, portfolio analysis and capacity building. Varun has also worked for Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and EIRIS, both providers of investment research on sustainability-related aspects of corporate performance.
Varun has previously served on the Executive Board, and the Managing Committee of the London Chapter, of Oikos – an organisation working at the forefront of a growing momentum towards sustainable development at universities around the world.
Varun has a Masters degree in Environment & Development from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelors (with honours) degree in Environmental Management from Imperial College.
Rasmus SkovHead of Sustainability Performance, Dong Energy
Rasmus Skov leads DONG Energy’s work on sustainability reporting and governance as well as business partner compliance. Based in Denmark, he has more than four years of experience from DONG Energy and has been part of the company’s turnaround from coal-intensive utility to market leader in offshore wind. In his previous career, Rasmus has worked extensively in the Balkans with a focus on rule of law and human rights.
Greg RogersCo-Founder, Envonet.com
Greg Rogers is co-founder of Envonet.com, a web portal for environmental and climate-related financial disclosure, and a specialist in environmental accounting, law and financial reporting. He is author of Financial Reporting of Environmental Liabilities and Risks after Sarbanes-Oxley (Wiley). Greg is a CPA, past Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Environmental Disclosure, and a visiting lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Andrew LindsayDirector, London Office, Antofagasta Plc
Andrew runs the Antofagasta’s office in London, which is focused on corporate governance, investor relations and business development. Andrew joined Antofagasta in April 2013 having previously been the Finance Director for some 10 years of AIM listed European Nickel plc and then of Sirius Minerals plc. Andrew started his career with Anglo American in South Africa and later worked in a variety of business development and corporate finance roles in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Chile and Australia
Mike TyrrellEditor, SRI-Connect
Mike Tyrrell is Editor of SRI-CONNECT, a global marketplace for SRI ideas and research as well as an expert network for practitioners, with expertise in investor relations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and SRI. A practical tool to improve the efficiency of SRI market participants, its vision is to create, for SRI analysis and information, a global, non-partisan online marketplace that is as broad, deep and easy-to-use as the markets that exist for “mainstream” financial information. Prior to launching SRI-CONNECT in 2011, Mike Tyrrell was an SRI analyst at Citi Investment Research, at HSBC Global Equities and at Jupiter Asset Management
Alex MonkSustainable Investment Analyst, Schroders
– Responsible for global ESG analysis, engagement, and integration for the Utilities and Telecommunications sectors.
– Joined Schroders in 2016.
– BA Degree in Geography, Oxford University
– MSc Degree in Environmental Policy and Regulation, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Mark GoughExecutive Director, Natural Capital Coalition
Mark Gough is the Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition. A strong believer in integrating sustainability into decision-making where it becomes an opportunity for everyone, Gough previously worked for The Crown Estate, helping to develop its integrated vision and approach to value measurement. Prior to this he was the Global Environmental Manager for the information company, Reed Elsevier. Gough is a Director of the Aldersgate Group, which brings together business, politics and civil society to drive action for a sustainable economy, and has sat on a number of national and international committees, including the Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and the Board of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.
Daniel GodfreyCo-Founder, The People’s Trust
When Daniel Godfrey was Chief Executive of the Investment Association, the trade body for the £6 trillion UK investment management sector, he saw first-hand how the industry could improve.
In that role, he worked with many people and firms who were committed to improving investment and the operation of capital markets. But he saw how strong the systemic pressures are and how, despite widespread desire for change, radical reform is rebuffed. He saw first-hand how, if change was to happen, it would need a fresh approach and has been supported by many people and firms in the industry with a shared purpose.
Costs and charges could be much simpler and more transparent, making customers better informed. Short-term pressures and incentives could be replaced with longer-term thinking and investing, creating more growth. And, as well as giving investors more, better investment practices would have a positive impact on society – generating not just better returns, but a better future for everyone.
Daniel has over 30 years’ experience of financial services, including over a decade as Director General of the Association of Investment Companies, four years as Marketing Director of Flemings (now JP Morgan) Investment Trust Management and three years as Chief Executive of the Investment Association.
He currently serves as an Independent Director of The Investor Forum, Digital Moneybox and Big Issue Invest.
Julie VaughanSenior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Simon HowardChief Executive, UKSIF
Simon Howard joined UKSIF as Chief Executive in May 2013. Simon is a former Chief Investment Officer who has over twenty years of investment management experience.
During a City career that started in 1990, he has been Group Chief Investment Officer at Liverpool Victoria, Head of Investments at Friends Provident and Managing Director at 3i Asset Management. Prior to joining UKSIF, Simon was Head of Sustainable Financial Markets at the charity Forum for the Future.
Justin Sloggett, CFASenior Manager, Investment Practices, PRI
Justin is responsible for ESG integration in listed equity and hedge funds at the PRI. He is the author of several ESG integration publications, including “A practical guide to ESG integration for equity investing” and “Green Equity Investing”.
Before the PRI, Justin worked for the Co-operative Asset Management as a responsible investment analyst, where he conducted ESG research and engagement projects. Justin has also worked for F&C Asset Management PLC as an investment support analyst. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a master’s degree of Mechanical Engineering and is a CFA charterholder.
Professor Iqbal AsariaAssociate, Afkar Consulting
Mohamed Iqbal Asaria was a member of the working party set up by the Governor of The Bank of England to look into issues relating to the introduction of Islamic financial products in the UK. He was previously a resource person on International Financial Institutions and GATT/WTO for the Third World Network. He provided specialist advice on International financial flows, multi-lateral lending and international trade (1985 – 1995); and served as Chairman of the influential World Bank – NGO Committee (1985 – 1990).
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester where he also completed his masters in Economics (Accounting & Finance). He was awarded the CBE in the 2005 Queen’s honours list for services to international development.
Iqbal has advised several financial institutions in the UK and overseas on Islamic financial services. Since 2005, he has been Special Advisor on Business & Economic Affairs to the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Iqbal teaches post graduate courses in Islamic Finance, Banking and Insurance at several leading universities including CASS Business School, CASS Executive MBA program in Dubai,Aston Business School and Bangor Business School.
For the last eight years Iqbal has been the convenor of the annual International Takaful Summit and is a leading thought leader in the Takaful industry.
Dr Matthew KiernanChief Executive, Inflection Point Capital Management
Matthew Kiernan is founder and Chief Executive of Inflection Point Capital Management (IPCM), a London-based investment advisory boutique with a 100% focus on sustainability-enhanced investment strategies. The firm currently has approximately $ 1 billion under advisement, and its joint venture partner is Groupe La Francaise, a European asset manager with over € 60 billion under management.
He is also chairman of IPCM’s sister company, La Francaise Inflection Point. Together, the two firms manage roughly $ 1 billion, in a variety of innovative global and regional investment strategies. IPCM’s joint venture partner is Groupe La Francaise, which has over € 55 billion in assets under management. IPCM is currently serving as sustainable and responsible investment advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.
Claire DorrianSenior Manager, London Stock Exchange Group plc
Claire Dorrian is a senior manager within the Primary Markets team focusing on providing support to private companies and their investors in their initial and on-going assessment of a potential IPO strategy.
Claire works with key stakeholders such as companies and the corporate advisory, Private Equity and VC communities – including nominated advisers, sponsors, lawyers and accountants.
Claire has held a variety of roles at the Exchange including managing a portfolio of small and mid cap companies in the Mining and Oil and Gas sectors, promoting the London markets in Continental Europe and product management and policy work on AIM.
Prior to joining the Exchange Claire worked in the fund management industry, firstly with AIB Govett Asset Management and then for ANZ Funds Management in Melbourne, Australia.
She holds a BA Honours degree in International Relations from Keele University.
Daron SheehanConsultant, Active Earth Investment
After co-founding a successful hedge fund business, Daron took a career sabbatical to participate in range of international social and environmental charitable projects, experiencing many of the world’s sustainability challenges first hand. Daron created Active Earth in 2009 as a specialist investment adviser and consultancy to help the industry integrate ESG into equity investing. Daron is a CFA charter holder and qualified accountant with 23 years’ experience in the financial markets. He specialises in financial modelling and integrating sustainability challenges and ESG metrics into investment strategies.