Meet Our Key #Conf20 Speakers – Focused on the Transition Decade
Announcing the sustainable investment, ESG & green finance figures who will be presenting at Climate Bonds Annual Conference 8 – 10 September.
Jin Liqun, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Mr. Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chairman of the Board of Directors AIIB. Before his election as the Bank’s first president, Mr. Liqun served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat.
Yves Perrier, CEO, Amundi AM
Yves Perrier is Deputy General Manager of Crédit Agricole S.A. and in this capacity, he is Chief Executive Officer of Amundi. He is also Honorary Chairman of the Association Française de Gestion Financière (AFG).
Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Fiona Reynolds is currently the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the leading ESG investor group with membership comprising over 3,000 signatories who collectively represent over USD 100 trillion in AUM. Fiona also serves on the Board of the U.N. Global Compact, the Global Steering Committee for the Investor Agenda on Climate Action, and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+.
Frank Elderson, Executive Director of Supervision of the Netherlands Central Bank DNB and Chair of NGFS
Frank Elderson holds the role of Executive Director of Supervision at DNB and Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System NGFS.
Lord Adair Turner, Chair Energy Transitions Commission, former chair of UK’s FSA
Lord Adair Turner is the Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission. He was Chairman of the Institute for Economic Thinking, where he remains a Senior Fellow; he is Chairman of Chubb Europe. Additionally, he is the first Chairman of the Climate Change Committee.
Nancy Saich, Chief Climate Change Expert, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Nancy Saich is the Senior Technical Advisor in Climate change and Environment at the European Investment Bank, member of the Bank’s Environmental Assessment Group; a founding member of the Bank’s Inter-Directorate Climate Working Group, currently leading work on the Carbon Footprint of the Bank’s Project work.
Mark Fulton, Chairman Carbon Tracker Initiative Research Council, Program Coordinator for the PRI coordinated Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
Marks has experience as an economist and market strategist within County NatWest, Salomon Bros, and Citigroup. He is currently head of Research at the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Senior Fellow at CERES; and Special Advisor to IGCC.
Marisa Drew, CEO Impact Advisory and Finance, Credit Suisse
Marisa Drew has over 30 years of experience in the investment banking industry and currently responsible for setting the strategy and directing activities across Credit Suisse which contribute to impact investment on behalf of the bank’s clients. Credit Suisse has an impressive $1507 billion AuM, and its commitment to impact has been significant; facilitated in a large part by Marisa’s efforts.
Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)
Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President, became Global Chief Investment Officer (GCIO) of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) in October 2008 and is Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Executive Committee and a member of the firm's Executive Management Group. Rick is also Chair of the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Association and a member of both the FTSE Russell Policy Advisory Board and MSCI Advisory Council.
Julie Becker, Deputy CEO Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Becker has been a loyal advocate for sustainable finance and the Founder of the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX). Additionally, she Chairs the Luxembourg Capital Markets Association.
Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research & Active Ownership, AXA Investment Managers
Yo Takatsuki is now the Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership at AXA Investment Managers. He sits on the Access to Medicine Index's Expert Review Committee, co-chairs the Climate Transition Finance Working Group, and is an active member of the Global Impact Investment Network's Listed Impact Advisory Group.
Kevin Smith, Vice President of the Goldman Sachs Environmental Markets Group
Kevin Smith currently acts as the Vice President in the Goldman Sachs Environmental Markets Group. Prior to his position at Goldman Sachs, Smith worked on the Advisory Board of Closedloop and the World Resources Initiative.
Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg and International Journalist
Francine Lacqua has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF in Washington, G20 Meetings, the EU Leaders Summit, and OPEC amongst many international assignments.
Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Mr. Lewis has over 20 years of experience as a financial analyst in the field of energy and environmental markets. He is currently the Global Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management. Prior to his work at BNP Paribas AM, Mr. Lewis worked in the thinktank Carbon Tracker where he was Head of Research.
Helena Viñes Fiestas, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy, member the Sustainable Finance TEG at European Commission, Deputy Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Helena Viñes Fiestas is currently acting as the Global Head of Stewardship and Policy and Deputy Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management and a member of the Climate and Sustainable Committee of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).
Paul Bodnar, Managing Director, Rocky Mountains Institute
Paul Bodnar currently holds the title of Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute. He oversees the institute’s programs in global climate finance and US subnational climate action, as well as Chairing the Institute's Centre for Climate-aligned Finance.
Grové Steyn, MD, Meridian Economics
Mr. Steyn is a prominent infrastructure and regulatory economist in South Africa, with over 25 years of experience in the fields of electricity, gas and liquid fuels. He is currently the CEO of Meridian Economics, and energy and infrastructure economics advisory firm based in Cape Town SA.
Erin Bigley, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager-Fixed income and Responsible Investment- AB Global
Erin Bigley has over 20 years of experience at AB global; she is currently the Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in the Fixed income division as well as Responsible investment. Her work extends to the co-authoring of “LDI; Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds” published in The Journal of Investing.
Mitch Reznick, Hermes, CFA, Head of Research and Sustainable Fixed Income
Mitch Reznick is the Head of Research and Sustainable Fixed Income, as well as co-manager of the Federated Hermes SDG Engagement High Yield Credit Fund. He is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); a workstream member of the UK-China Green Finance Task Force and sits on the Green Finance Advisory of the City of London.
Anna Zubets-Anderson, Vice President, Senior analyst Moody’s Investor Service
Anna Zubets Anderson is a Vice- President and Senior Analyst at Moody’s Investor Service, with her work focussing on green bond assessments and ESG risks. In her previous capacity as a member of Moody’s Global ESG Working Group, she evaluated environmental and regulatory challenges facing the US coal industry, writing several publications on related topics including the potential impact of carbon capture technology development.
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power
Mr. Paddy Padmanathan is President and CEO of ACWA Power, a developer & investor with a presence in 11 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia regions.
Rhian Mari Thomas OBE, CEO Green Finance Institute UK
Rhian Mari Thomas sits as the CEO of the Green Finance Institute UK. Rhian Mari Thomas is a vocal and passionate advocate of the transition to a climate-resilient economy; she sits as the CEO of the Green Finance Institute UK, an independent and commercially focused organisation backed by government and led by bankers.
Rathin Roy, CEO of Overseas Development Institute, former economic advisor to India’s PM
Mr. Rathin Roy is CEO of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He has previously held the role of Director and CEO of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) as contributed as an Economic Diplomat and Policy Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Leon Saunders, Head of Sustainable Finance, Lipper and I&A Insights Refinitiv
Leon Saunders is the current Head of Sustainable Finance at Refinitiv. Concomitant to his current role at Refinitiv, Mr. Saunders is a Board Observer at TAB and an Advisory Board member of Highcastle.
There are more announcements to come on conference sponsors, transition topics, and the big launches that are on the train as we build-up to the largest green finance event of the year.
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‘Till next time,