Green Finance Summit: Investing in Actions

02 July 2019 • Guildhall, London
The City of London's flagship annual Green Finance Summit showcases the latest in green financial policy, market developments and thought leadership. The 3rd Summit brings together industry experts, policymakers, leading voices and the brightest minds in green finance with an agenda focusing on investing, accelerating and delivering on green finance commitments. Join us for the launch of the new Green Finance Institute as we look ahead of the curve. The road to 2020 calls for greater action from governments to elevate their climate commitments, and for all economic actors to increase investments and actions in the transition towards a resilient, low-carbon economy. #GFSummit2019 #LDNClimateAction

Agenda

  • 02 July

Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Summit opening

09:00 AM 09:10 AM

Alderman Peter Estlin

Sir Roger Gifford

Opening Keynote

09:10 AM 09:25 AM

Hoesung Lee

Keynote

09:25 AM 09:35 AM

John Glen MP

Panel: Investing in a sustainable future

09:35 AM 10:20 AM

Matthew Arnold

Elizabeth Corley

John Green

Steve Waygood

Hugh Wheelan

Panel: Investing in Climate Analytics

10:20 AM 10:50 AM

Sam Adlen

Lauren Anderson

Tim Nixon

Carlos Sanchez

Refreshment break

10:50 AM 11:20 AM

In conversation with Mary Robinson

11:20 AM 11:45 AM

Mary  Robinson

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Keynote: The outlook for the Green Finance Institute

11:45 AM 11:50 AM

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Panel: International trends in sustainable finance

11:50 AM 12:30 PM

Olivier Guersent

Andrés Landerretche

Nick Mabey

Nick Robins

Margaret-Ann  Splawn

Keynote

12:30 PM 12:40 PM

António  Horta-Osorio

Lunch break

12:40 PM 01:45 PM

Breakout session: Finance for the Transition

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Neha Coulon

Will Gardiner

Sir Roger Gifford

Zoë Knight

Tim Nixon

Jonas Persson

Jane  Pilcher

Breakout session: ESG and the Democratisation of Finance

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Bruce Davis

Ingrid Holmes

Stephanie  Maier

Tim Nixon

Hugh Wheelan

Breakout session: Catalysing the Retrofit Revolution

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Bram Adema

Julie Hirigoyen

Nick Molho

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Chris Trott

Breakout session: Scaling Sustainable Technology

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Esteban Abad

Rongrong Huo

Jianhua Shao

Dr Ning Wang

Mike  Wang

Breakout session: Unlocking Capital for the SDGs

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Amal-Lee Amin

Chris Dodwell

Nick Dyer

Daniel Godfrey

Andrew Parry

Rebecca Self

Raphaëlle Vallet

Breakout session: Building a global community of Green Finance Professionals: education, training and skills for green and sustainable finance

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Will Goodhart

Anders Langworth

Anna Laycock

Simon Thompson

Rob Ward

Liesel van Ast

Refreshment break

03:15 PM 03:45 PM

Afternoon welcome

03:45 PM 03:48 PM

Alderman Alison Gowman

Panel: New green finance opportunities

03:45 PM 04:30 PM

Peter  Ellemann

Sean Kidney

Adrian Rimmer

Anna-Marie Slot

Panel: Investing in sustainable and resilient cities

04:30 PM 05:10 PM

Graham Cooper

Susan Goeransson

Emma Howard Boyd

JK James Kenny

Edward Northam

Keynote

05:10 PM 05:20 PM

Chris Skidmore MP

City of London's vision for the future of green finance

05:20 PM 05:25 PM

Catherine McGuinness

Green Finance Institute launch Drinks Reception

05:25 PM 08:00 PM

Lord Nicholas Stern

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Sponsors

Media Partners

Documents

Speakers

Esteban Abad

CEO
Syer Advisers
Esteban is the founder and CEO of Syer Advisers, an advisory firm with a focus on sustainable investing. Syer is currently engaged by the City of London to provide advice on their green technology agenda and international collaboration programmes, and actively involved in raising capital for sustainable and green investment strategies.

Prior to setting up Syer, Esteban was a Director at Generation Investment Management, providing financing to growth companies with a focus on integrating ESG considerations and long-term sustainability thematic research into its investment process.

Prior to Generation, Esteban was a Partner at Indigo Capital, a pan-European mezzanine fund, and also worked at Barclays in both London and New York, primarily in leverage finance.

Esteban has MA in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a BSc in Economics from LSE.

02 July

Bram Adema

Managing Director
CFP Green Buildings
Bram Adema is the founder and managing director of CFP Green Buildings. In the past 15 years, Bram and CFP have used online tools to guide thousands of organisations and more than 300,000 buildings towards sustainability by implementing corporate social responsibility, energy management, the New Way of Working, and cost efficiencies.

His mission is to help all stakeholders in buildings and homes achieve sustainability by cutting their carbon footprint in half and making all buildings circular by 2030. Online services allow all decision-makers in buildings to scan, implement and monitor sustainability for themselves. CFP developed the online service www.csr-manager.nl to do precisely that. The service offers direct information on all potential improvement measures and then implements them within existing budgets. Clients such as ING Bank, Rabobank and ABN AMRO are currently using the CSR Manager in more than 300,000 buildings.

02 July

Sam Adlen

Chief Strategy Officer
Satellite Applications Catapult
Sam is Chief Strategy Officer for the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. Sam is responsible for developing a strategy that best supports UK space sector growth, working with the world class academic base and supporting development of the next generation of high growth business and applications.

Following a PhD in remote sensing, Sam joined the VEGA Group as a consultant focusing on satellite applications. From there he held senior space sector strategy roles in Finmeccanica, started and successfully exited a start-up in the logistics sector and was Lead Technologist for Space at Innovate UK (the UK’s Innovation Agency).

Sam holds an MPhys and PhD from Oxford University and an MBA focussed on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London.

02 July

Amal-Lee Amin

Climate Change Division Chief
Inter-American Development Bank
Amal-Lee is a passionate advocate for sustainable development. Her 20-year career spans Government, multilateral development bank, academia and the not for profit think-tank sectors. As Chief of the Climate Change Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, Amal-Lee leads a 60-person team for strengthening institutions, mobilizing finance and applying knowledge in support of Latin American and Caribbean countries implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Lead roles include designing the UK’s Green Investment Bank; developing the UK’s G8 and EU Presidency agendas on technology and finance; leading EU negotiations under the UNFCCC as well as high profile initiatives such as the Climate Investment Funds and a China Dialogue on Green Finance and Investment.

Amal-Lee’s PhD on policy and regulatory implications for scaling up investment in renewable energy in developing countries, with India and South Africa case studies has been central to her life work.

02 July

Lauren Anderson

Senior Adviser, Green Finance
Bank of England
Ms. Anderson is Senior Advisor to the Governor and Executive Director for International Banks Supervision for Green Finance at the Bank of England leading on issues related disclosure standards, product development and international engagement. Prior to this, Ms. Anderson was the Head of EU Withdrawal for the Bank of England and PRA leading the Bank’s response to Brexit in the context of financial stability and prudential regulatory implications. Ms. Anderson has also held the role of head of Resolution Execution in the Bank working on issues of crisis management and international policy responses aimed at ending Too Big to Fail, including the finalisation of the 2014 and 2015 ISDA Resolution Protocols. Before joining the Bank, Ms Anderson was at the FDIC where she worked in the Chairman’s Office and Legal Department during the financial crisis. Ms Anderson worked directly on a number of failed bank cases, the drafting of the Dodd-Frank Act and was involved in a number of international working groups working on post-crisis reform. Ms Anderson began her career at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in the Corporate Law Department. She holds a JD/MA from Tulane University Law School and an LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom

02 July

Matthew Arnold

Global Head of Sustainable Finance
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Matt is Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase. In that role he leads the firm’s client engagement on sustainability across all sectors globally. JPMorgan Chase helps clients navigate environmental and social risks, engages stakeholders and partners in advancing environmental and social progress, and structures targeted impact investment funds. The firm supports sustainable development through initiatives in global health, natural capital, the future of power, carbon asset risk and sustainable agriculture.

Matt was a Principal and leader of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC and a founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd, acquired by PwC in December 2008.

He was Chief Operating Officer and acting President of the World Resources Institute and a founder of the Management Institute for Environment and Business, which merged with the World Resources Institute in 1996.

Matt is a Trustee at The Nature Conservancy’s New York Chapter and the Frankfurt Zoological Society.

Matt holds an AB degree in Psychobiology from Harvard College, an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

02 July

Graham Cooper

Consulting Editor
Environmental Finance
Graham Cooper is a consulting editor at Environmental Finance, a publication heco-founded in 1999. He also launched its sister publications Carbon Finance and Bioenergy Business. Before creating Environmental Finance, Graham was editorial director at Risk Publications and previously worked as a business reporter and senior sub-editor with Reuters in London and Paris. He has also worked as a derivatives analyst for a leading investment bank.
He has a degree in physics from Imperial College, London.

02 July

Elizabeth Corley

Chair
Social Impact Investing Taskforce
Elizabeth was CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016 and continues to act as a senior advisor to the firm. She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Coopers & Lybrand. Elizabeth serves on three company boards as a non-executive director – Pearson plc, BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc.

Elizabeth is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it. She is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Advisory Council and the Advisory Council of the AQR Institute of Asset Management at the London Business School. She is chair of an industry Taskforce for the UK government on social impact investing.

Additionally, she is a member of the 300 Club and the Committee of 200, as well as being a trustee of the British Museum.
She is also a published author and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.Elizabeth was CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016 and continues to act as a senior advisor to the firm. She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Coopers & Lybrand. Elizabeth serves on three company boards as a non-executive director – Pearson plc, BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc.

Elizabeth is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it. She is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Advisory Council and the Advisory Council of the AQR Institute of Asset Management at the London Business School. She is chair of an industry Taskforce for the UK government on social impact investing.

Additionally, she is a member of the 300 Club and the Committee of 200, as well as being a trustee of the British Museum.
She is also a published author and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

02 July

Neha Coulon

Head of EMEA Capital Strategies, Sustainable Finance
J.P. Morgan
Neha leads the firm’s efforts in enhancing sustainability related client engagements and partners across the business lines to improve the firm’s ESG-themed product offerings.

Neha also leads JPMorgan’s policy engagement with government officials in EMEA on sustainability issues. She is a member of the UK Green Finance Initiative and the UK-China Green Belt and Road Investor Alliance.

Previously, Neha spent close to a decade advising some of the world’s largest institutional investors as part of the J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank in London and New York. She began her career executing M&A transactions and advising on corporate strategy for Toll Holdings, an Australian logistics company.

Neha is a guest lecturer at the University of Sussex and was previously a guest lecturer at Princeton University.

Neha holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master in Finance from Princeton University and an MBA from Oxford University.

02 July

Bruce Davis

Managing Director
Abundance Investment
Cofounder of Abundance Investment, the first regulated crowdfunding platform in the world which has pioneered investments in a range of green and socially positive investments from local scale wind and solar to large scale tidal and energy from waste. To date Abundance investors have raised more than £90m for projects with a minimum investment of £5.
Bruce was also a member of the Government Taskforce on Green Finance and supports the retail workstream Implementation Taskforce on Impact Investment. He is a visiting Research Fellow at the Bauman Institute, University of Leeds and a senior fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab.

02 July

Chris Dodwell

Director, Climate Change & Clean Growth
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Chris is Ricardo’s Director of Climate Change and Clean Growth, responsible for client relationships and high-profile projects in the public and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Ricardo, Chris worked for 10 years at the heart of the UK Government on climate change, including as Head of the UK Delegation to the UNFCCC climate negotiations and as Head of International Climate Policy in the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

In the run up to COP21 in Paris, Chris and his team supported more than 15 countries to prepare their climate pledges or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Chris is now working with countries, sub-national governments and cities to implement and finance their climate goals. Most recently, Chris co-created the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA), an innovative public-private initiative aimed at catalysing private sector investment into bankable low carbon projects across a range of sectors.

02 July

Nick Dyer

Director General Economic Development and international
Department for International Development
Nick Dyer is the Director General for Economic Development and International. Before taking on the role Nick held a number of positions within DFID including:
  • Interim Permanent Secretary (2017 - 2018)
  • Director General for Policy and Global Programmes (2013 - 2017)
  • Director of Policy Division (2009 – 2013)
  • Head of DFID Malawi (2006 – 2009)
  • Head European Union Department (2002 – 2006)

The Director General for Economic Development and International is responsible for overseeing DFID’s relationship with the private sector and its relationship with multilateral agencies, including the World Bank Group, EU and UN.

02 July

Peter Ellemann

Managing Director, Loan Markets
ABN AMRO Bank N.V., UK Branch
Peter has been active in the Syndicated Loan Markets since 1989 firstly with Nordea focusing on the Nordic market before moving to ABN AMRO Bank in 1997, where he was head of the European origination team until the RBS acquisition in 2008. Peter remained with RBS until 2012, firstly in London and then in Hong Kong. Peter rejoined ABN AMRO at the end of 2017 after representing ANZ's syndication business in Europe for the previous 4 years.

Peter has broad experience in all facets of the loan market, has structured and executed transactions across a wide range of geographies and across the credit spectrum. He is active in developing ABN AMRO’s offering in Green Loans as part of its wide sustainability strategy and as part of that initiative represented the Bank on the LMA’s Working Party developing the Green and Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.

02 July

Alderman Peter Estlin

Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London
City of London Corporation
Alderman Peter Estlin took office as the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London on 9th November 2018. His mayoral theme is “Shaping tomorrow’s City today”, promoting digital innovation and smart cities, alongside the importance of digital skills and lifelong learning, ensuring that we have the talent to support business and innovation into the future, as well as ensuring that no one is left behind.

Peter is a senior banker with over twenty-five years’ experience with Barclays and Citigroup in London, New York and Hong Kong. He trained as a Chartered Accountant, becoming a partner with Coopers & Lybrand in 1993 before joining Salomon Brothers Asia, as regional CFO. Following a series of acquisitions and mergers he then served as CFO for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking divisions in New York and London. He joined Barclays in 2008 as Group Financial Controller and has been CFO of the Retail & Business Banking and Non-Core divisions as well as Interim Group CFO. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Barclays in London. Over the past 15 years he has set up and overseen banking and finance operations in India and South Africa and has been instrumental in the digitisation of the retail banking industry.

He serves on the Audit Committee of HM Treasury and was latterly Chairman of the British Airways International Advisory Board.
Peter is actively involved with several education and financial inclusion charities, mainly in the UK. Specifically, he has been a governor of Bridewell Royal Hospital for the past 26 years, serving as Chairman for 10 years. He is an Ambassador for OnSide Youth Zones, a pioneering national charity developing 21st century youth facilities in areas of social deprivation. He also supports Teach First, London Youth, VSO and Create.

He was born in Portsmouth to a Royal Naval family and was educated at King Edward’s Witley and the University of Bristol.

02 July

Will Gardiner

Chief Executive Officer
Drax Group
Will joined Drax in 2015 as CFO and was appointed as CEO in January 2018. He has a wealth of experience in finance and technology, having held CFO and divisional Finance Director roles at a number of major companies.

Will has been a key architect of our flexible, low-carbon, customer-focused strategy, and is responsible for all aspects of the stewardship of Drax Group, including developing an appropriate business strategy for Board approval and securing its timely and effective implementation. He provides leadership to the executive team and takes responsibility for important external relationships and stakeholder management.

02 July

Sir Roger Gifford

Senior Banker, SEB UK and Chair, Green Finance Institute
Roger joined S.G. Warburg & Co before starting at SEB in 1982. Prior to his appointment as UK Country Head (2000 – 2016) Roger headed the bank's operations in Japan for six years. He has worked in and around the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career.

Roger is the Chairman of the City of London’s Green Finance Initiative and Chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce. Its intention is to help deliver the investment needed to meet the UK’s Industrial and Clean Growth Strategy, to consolidate the UK’s leadership in financing international clean investment and to maximise the opportunities to be had for UK businesses in this rapidly growing area. Roger was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2013.

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02 July

John Glen MP

Economic Secretary to the Treasury
HM Treasury
Biography
John Glen was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister on 9 January 2018.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 14 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.
He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond from July 2016 until June 2017.

Political career
John Glen MP was first elected to Parliament as the MP for Salisbury in 2010.

He previously worked for the Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.

02 July

Daniel Godfrey

Director
Institute for Economics & Peace
For most of the last twenty years Daniel has held CEO roles at City trade associations, firstly as Director General of the Association of Investment Companies and then as Chief Executive of the Investment Association, the trade body for the UK’s £7 trillion asset management industry.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Big Issue Invest Fund Management, the social impact investment arm of the Big Issue Group, and of Digital Moneybox, the fastest growing FinTech investment platform for Millennials.

He is a member of Legal & General’s Independent Governance Committee, a Senior Adviser on Responsibility and Advocacy to Hermes Investment Management and a Director of the Institute for Economics & Peace, the world’s leading think tank exploring the intersection between peace, business and economics.

02 July

Susan Goeransson

Director, Head of Infrastructure Europe, Sustainable Infrastructure Group
EBRD
Ms. Susan Goeransson is the Director for the Infrastructure Europe team at the EBRD, covering water, wastewater, waste management, urban transport and district heating projects located in Central and Southern Europe, the Western Balkans and Ukraine in Eastern Europe countries. Having joined EBRD in 1993 she has worked in a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, agribusiness and general industry. Prior to joining EBRD, she worked at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as a senior banker and the Securities and Exchange Commission as a financial analyst.
She has a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is a chartered financial analyst. She has a joint Bachelor’s degree in urban studies and history from Northwestern University.

02 July

Will Goodhart

Chief Executive
CFA UK
Will is chief executive of the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK), a position he has held since 2006. CFA UK represents the interests of 12,000 members of the UK investment profession. The society is one of the largest member societies of CFA Institute and is committed to leading the development of the investment profession through the promotion of the highest ethical and professional standards. Will leads much of the society's advocacy and engagement work and authored its 2016 report on the 'Value of the Investment Profession'. He is a member of the Diversity Project's steering committee, of the Impact Investing Taskforce and of the BSI groups working on sustainable finance and investment standards. Under Will’s leadership, CFA UK instituted its annual Ethical Leadership Programme and recently launched its Certificate in ESG Investing. He is an affiliate member of CFA Institute and CFA UK.

02 July

Alderman Alison Gowman

Non-Executive Director, Green Finance Institute
City of London Corporation
Alison Gowman is a Consultant at DLA Piper UK LLP having spent her career with them as a senior real estate lawyer in the City of London.

She is Deputy Chair of the Green Finance Initiative and is leading on the bilateral relations with Brazil GFI.She also serves on the Government's Uk_Peru Infrastructure Taskforce. She has been involved as an elected member of the City of London Corporation for over 20 years and chaired various committees relating to the City's energy and sustainability agenda. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the City Bridge Trust (the City's charity).

02 July

John Green

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Investec Asset Management
John is Co-Chief Executive Officer at Investec Asset Management. John joined the firm in 1998. He held various leadership roles including Managing Director of the South African business before becoming Global Head of Client Group where he was responsible for all client related activities globally. John has also been a member of the Global Executive Committee since its inception.

John has a background in strategic consulting having worked at Andersen Consulting and Bain & Co, where he gained experience in the banking, insurance, consumer retail, wholesale, technology, and transport sectors.

John graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Laws degree.

Investec Asset Management has grown from a small South African start-up to an international specialist asset management firm entrusted with over US$145 billion* of client assets.

*As at end March 2019.

02 July

Olivier Guersent

Director General, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
European Commission
OLIVIER GUERSENT graduated with distinction from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux” in 1983. He joined the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1984, where he carried out many investigations for the French Competition Authority.

He joined the European Commission in 1992, initially with the "Merger Task Force" in the Directorate-General for Competition. Since then, he has alternated between the private offices of a number of European Commissioners (Karel Van Miert, Michel Barnier and Neelie Kroes) and DG Competition (successively Deputy Head of Unit in charge of cartels, Head of Unit in charge of policy and coordination of cases, Head of Unit in charge of merger control, Acting Director “Transport, postal and other services" and, from 2009, Director responsible for the fight against cartels. From 2010 to 2014 he was the head of the private office of Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. Having held the position of Deputy Director-General since July 2014, Olivier Guersent has been Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union since 1 September 2015.

02 July

Julie Hirigoyen

CEO
UKGBC
As Chief Executive of UKGBC Julie is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators, and wider stakeholders in an effective and collaborative way.

Julie was previously UK Head of Sustainability and an International Director at JLL, having come into JLL as a result of an acquisition. JLL acquired Upstream, a leading sustainability consultancy which Julie was co-founder and Joint MD of, in 2007. Having led the Upstream team through the integration into JLL, Julie oversaw further development of cutting-edge sustainability services to property investors and occupiers across the UK and EMEA.

Julie sits on the Green Construction Board, the Igloo Footprint Advisory Board, Grimshaw’s Stewardship Group and the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel. Julie is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner, and previously chaired the British Property Federation’s Sustainability Committee for two years.

02 July

Ingrid Holmes

Associate Director, Head of Policy and Advocacy
Hermes Invest Management
Ingrid Holmes joined Hermes in 2018 and leads its policy and advocacy work. She has over 13 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance issues, with a long-standing interest in climate change. Prior to joining Hermes, Ingrid was a director at sustainable development think tank E3G, leading a range of global initiatives on sustainable and inclusive finance, including the establishment of the UK Green Investment Bank. She has also held positions at the low carbon asset manager Climate Change Capital; been an energy and environment adviser to UK Parliament; and adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Ingrid has also held several government advisory roles, including Adviser to the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Energy Security (2009), Sherpa to the Green Investment Bank Commission (2010/2011), Member of the UK Green Finance Initiative (2016/2018), Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (2017/2018) and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce (2017/2018). Prior to her career in public policy, Ingrid worked for 9 years in science publishing and journalism, with her last role based in New York working for Nature Publishing Group. She has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

02 July

António Horta-Osorio

Group Chief Executive
Lloyds Banking Group
António joined the board of Lloyds Banking Group in January 2011 as an Executive Director and became Group Chief Executive on 1 March 2011.

Previously he was the Chief Executive of Santander UK plc and Executive Vice President of Grupo Santander. He was also Chairman of Santander Totta in Portugal until 2011, where he was CEO between 2000-2006, and between 1996-1999 he was CEO of Banco Santander Brazil, having started its retail banking activities in the country.

António started his career at Citibank Portugal where he was Head of Capital Markets. At the same time, he was an assistant professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He then worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and London. In 1993, he joined Grupo Santander as Chief Executive of Banco Santander de Negócios Portugal.

A graduate of management and business administration at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, António has a MBA from INSEAD where he was awarded the Henry Ford II prize – and an AMP from Harvard Business School.He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Bath, and the University of Warwick.

In 2014 the Government of Portugal awarded him with the Order of Merit Grã-Cruz which is the highest Order of Civil Merit.The Spanish Government in 2009 awarded him the order of Isabel la Catolica, Commander by Number and in 1998 he was also awarded the National Order of Cruzeiro do Sulfrom the Government of Brazil.

Previously a non executive Director to the Court of the Bank of England, António is currently a non-executive Director of Exor N.V., Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos B.V., Stichting INPAR Management/Enableand Fundação Champalimaud in Portugal.

He serves on the CBI President’s Committee.In 2018 he was granted the Freedom of the City of London and in 2019 was a recipient of the Foreign Policy Association Medal.In addition, he has been Chairman of the Wallace Collection since 2015, a Prime Ministerial appointment. The Wallace Collection is one of Europe’s foremost art collections and the greatest private bequest to the nation in Great Britain.

António is married with three children and is a keen tennis player and scuba diver.

02 July

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair
Environment Agency
Emma Howard Boyd is the Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and has recently been appointed as the UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation.

Emma serves on a number of boards and advisory committees which include ShareAction, Menhaden Capital PLC, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project and the Green Finance Institute.

She has worked in financial services for over 25 years, in corporate finance and fund management. As Director of Stewardship at Jupiter Asset Management until July 2014, Emma was integral to the development of their expertise in the corporate governance and sustainability fields.

Her previous board and advisory roles include: Vice Chair of Future Cities Catapult, a director of the Aldersgate Group and Triodos Renewables PLC, Chair of UKSIF (the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association), and a member of the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance and the Green Finance Taskforce.

02 July

Rongrong Huo

Executive Director Head of Investment Institute
Investec Asset Management
Ms Huo is the Executive Director, Head of Investment Institute at Investec Asset Management. The Investment Institute delivers strategic investing insights and analysis across asset classes, investment strategies and borders.

Prior to that, she spent c.12 years at HSBC Bank within its investment banking. As co-head of Sustainable Finance within Global Banking and Markets, she was responsible for green and sustainable product innovation across financing and investment. She was also Global Head of RMB Business, where she led the overall China and RMB internationalization strategy, revenue growth, product innovation and wider strategic client execution.

Ms Huo is a Visiting Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She chairs the international workstream at for City of London’s Green Finance Initiative and leads overall China engagement. She also sits in the Senior Steering Group for UK’s City of London Green Finance Institute.

Ms. Huo was recognized by Financial News as one of the 100 most Influential Women in Finance in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and has also won the Chinese Business Leaders Award for Excellence in Banking in 2015. Studied in mainland China and the UK, and holds a Master of Science degree with Distinction from Cass Business School.

02 July

JK

James Kenny

Head of Global Affairs and PR
Arup

02 July

Sean Kidney

CEO
Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO, working to mobilize debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and East Africa; and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He was member of the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and is a member of its successor, the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance; he is also a member of green finance advisory groups in China, India, Mexico and Khazakhstan.

02 July

Zoë Knight

Managing Director, Centre of Sustainable Finance
HSBC
Zoë Knight is a Managing Director and Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. She joined HSBC in 2010 and previously led the Climate Change Centre of Excellence within Global Research, having been an investment analyst at global financial institutions since 1997. For ten years she focused on equity strategy, before focusing on socially responsible investing. Since joining HSBC Zoë has co-authored reports on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. Previously, she contributed a chapter to ‘Investment opportunities for a low-carbon world’ (2009). Throughout her career she has been ranked in Extel and Institutional Investor. Zoë is a Commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission and is a Member of the WEF Global Future Council on Energy.

In 2018, Zoë set up the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. The Centre collaborates with colleagues across HSBC and with external partners to produce thought leadership on critical issues to scale up and mobilise capital to address sustainability challenges. Zoë co-authored ‘Managing Financial System Stability and Climate Change: A preliminary guide’ in 2018.

She also sits on the Board of the World Energy Council UK and holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Bath.

02 July

Andrés Landerretche

COP 25 Presidency Coordinator
Ministry of Environment of Chile
Lawyer from Universidad de Chile. L.L.M. on Environmental Law, King´s College London. Former Chilean diplomat. Extensive experience in multilateral negotiations with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability. Representative of Chile to the United Nations assigned to environmental and sustainable development negotiations. After leaving the Chilean foreign service he joined BHP Billiton as environmental manager and afterwards as community relations manager in the base metals division.

Later on he worked in Perth, Australia as communications and public affairs manager in the Nickel and Aluminium division. Founder and partner of ENCO (Environment & Community), legal and sustainability consulting company. Before joining the current role he worked as International Business director of TOC Biometrics, a Chilean technology company that provides identity verification solutions based on artificial Intelligence.

Current role is Chief of contents in the Minister of Environment cabinet and COP25 Presidency Coordinator.

02 July

Anders Langworth

Co-Head of Group Sustainable Finance / Founder
Nordea / Bankers for Climate
Anders Langworth has been in the financial industry since 2006, working at Citibank, Genworth Financial and Nordea. His current role is Co-Head of Group Sustainable Finance at Nordea, with the mission to integrate sustainability in all business areas and internal operations. He is also the Founder of www.bankersforclimate.com, a non-profit climate change movement for all employees in the global financial industry. It is a call to action and response to the low level of knowledge on sustainability amongst the employees in the financial industry.

02 July

Anna Laycock

CEO
The Finance Innovation Lab
Anna Laycock is CEO at the Finance Innovation Lab, where she leads our work to build a financial system that serves people and planet.
Anna is a collaborative leader, systemic thinker and expert facilitator, with extensive experience of coaching and mentoring. She regularly speaks at public events in the UK and globally, has taught fintech at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, and has been published in academic journals, book chapters and a range of online and print media. She holds an MSc in Global Ethics and a Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma. She has been a judge for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards and Young Banker of the Year, and in 2017 she was recognised as one of the leading Women in Social Enterpriseand on the Women in Fintech Powerlist. More recently, she has been nominated one of 30 Ones to Watch in 2018 by Brummel Magazine.

Prior to joining The Lab, Anna was Ethics and External Affairs Manager at Ecology Building Society, where she led the Society’s communications, public affairs and impact measurement. She was instrumental in the development of new regulation to enable building societies to issue a new type of shares to their members, and represented the Society on the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Communications and Impact Metrics expert groups. Anna has previously worked in international development, campaigning, academic research, social enterprise, and community development.
Anna has recently served on the boards of the Just Finance Foundation, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s initiative to create a fairer financial system, and NEON, the New Economy Organisers Network. Previous voluntary experience includes three years as Trustee and then Chair of HALE, a community health project in Bradford, and three years serving on the grants committee of Leeds Community Foundation.

She is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), an Associate of the Institute for Social Banking and an Associate of the St Paul’s Institute.

02 July

Hoesung Lee

Chair
IPCC
Dr. Hoesung Lee is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), elected since October 2015, and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea. His research encompasses the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Korean Academy of Environmental Sciences, council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and a member of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Lee was the founding president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute — a government agency for national energy policy development. He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute and economist at Exxon Company USA. He served as the president of the International Association for Energy Economics, president of the Korea Resources Economics Association, member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. He was Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III (the socio-economic dimensions of climate change) for the Second Assessment which provided a scientific basis for the UNFCCC’s Kyoto Protocol. He served as Vice-Chair of IPCC 2008-2015, and lead author and review editor for the various IPCC assessments. He has served on many national and international committees addressing climate change and energy. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University, USA.

02 July

Nick Mabey

Chief Executive and Founder Director
E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism)
Nick Mabey is Chief Executive and a founder director of E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) a non-profit European organisation dedicated to accelerating the transition to sustainable development. In addition to his management role, Nick leads E3G’s work on European climate change policy, climate diplomacy and foreign policy, and the security implications of climate change and resource scarcity.

02 July

Stephanie Maier

Director - Responsible Investment
HSBC Global Asset Management
Stephanie Maier joined HSBC Global Asset Management in 2017 as Director, Responsible Investment. Previously, Stephanie was Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and Research at Aviva Investors and prior to that Head of Research at EIRIS (now VigeoEIRIS). She has been working in the corporate governance and responsible investment industry since 2002.

Stephanie holds a BA (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, a MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Stephanie is also on the Board of the Aldersgate Group, Vice-Chair for UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), Chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Corporate Programme and sits on the Steering Committee of the Climate Action 100+ global investor engagement initiative.

02 July

Catherine McGuinness

Chair of Policy and Resources Committee
City of London Corporation
Catherine McGuinness is Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation. As Chair of the Policy Committee, Catherine is Deputy Chair of TheCityUK, the promotional body for the UK financial services industry, and the International Regulatory Strategy Group.

She is Chair of the City’s Courts Sub Committee, the body responsible for the management of the Old Bailey and the City of London Magistrates’ Court, which benefits from her substantive background in the legal sector

She has led the City’s work on education, chairing its Education Board and the City of London Academies Trust.Catherine has also been closely involved with the City’s cultural offer, having chaired the boards of the Barbican Arts Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and the City’s relationship with Northern Ireland.

She is on the board of London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency, and was a commissioner on the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice.

A solicitor by training, Catherine practised financial services law for several years.
Catherine studied PPE at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

02 July

Nick Molho

Executive Director
Aldersgate Group
Nick is the executive director of the Aldersgate Group, a cross-economy organisation whose business members have a collective global turnover of around £600bn. The work of the group focuses on developing policy positions to tackle major environmental challenges in a way that is environmentally effective and can deliver economic benefits. The group's work covers a wide range of environmental policy issues including climate and energy policy, resource efficiency, natural capital and green finance.

Nick is responsible for the overall management of the Aldersgate Group, including the development of its work programme and its representation of member views to UK and EU policy makers.Prior to joining the Aldersgate Group in 2014, Nick was the Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy for four years at environmental NGO WWF-UK. Prior to that, Nick spent six years working as an environmental and energy lawyer with global law firm CMS.

Nick holds a First-Class English and Germany Law Degree from the University of Kent, where he specialised in environmental law and received a prize for best undergraduate in environmental law following his dissertation on the effectiveness of emission trading schemes in tackling climate change.

02 July

Tim Nixon

Chief Communications Officer & Global Head of Partnerships & Policy
Constellation Research
Tim leads Communications, Partnerships and Policy for Constellation Research, a start-up founded by the some of the leading thinkers and doers in the world of Sustainability. The core team draws from world class experts at Yale University, and the best entrepreneurial talent with a proven record of taking businesses from beginning to the public markets. Our mission in this case is to equip the world with a new powerful lens on how much financial value is actually being produced by "sustainability" in a business. From there, investors, policymakers, consumers and observers of all stripes can make more informed decisions on which businesses are leading us towards a more prosperous and habitable future. We are about providing the insight to allow leaders to lead.

Recent work includes a blockbuster report on corporate transparency published on Reuters.com which has over 100,000 downloads and 12 million page impressions. Our work with Reuters and many of the largest and most influential businesses continues.

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Edward Northam

Head of Green Investment Group, Europe
Green Investment Group
Ed was appointed as Head of the Green Investment Group on its purchase by Macquarie. He was previously the Head of Investment Banking where he led the group's investment origination and execution activities.

Ed has been involved in the global renewable energy industry for  almost 25 years and during that time has developed and financed more than 90 renewable energy projects globally. In his early career Ed acted as a legal adviser to public and private organisations engaged in the power sector, before working in industry in various project and corporate development and fundraising roles. Prior to joining Green Investment Bank, he spent ten years as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of an Australian based clean energy investment fund.

02 July

Andrew Parry

Head of sustainable Investing
Hermes Investment Management
Andrew Parry is Head of Sustainable Investing and a member of the Hermes Strategy Group. He joined the firm in 2009, initially as Chief Executive and Co-Head of Investment for Hermes Sourcecap, now Hermes European Equities, becoming Head of Equities in 2014 and taking on responsibility for developing Impact investing in August of 2016. In September of 2017 he became Head of Sustainable Investing to reflect the commitment of Hermes to building on their success in responsible investing.

In 2006, Andrew jointly founded Sourcecap with the aim of building a best-in-class investment boutique focused on excellence in European equity management. Prior to this, Andrew established Pembroke Capital Management in 2003 and successfully launched the Magenta Fund, a global equity non-directional fund. Before that, Andrew worked at Northern Trust Global Investments (Europe) Ltd as Chief Investment Officer of International Equities and was responsible for the management of global, international and regional portfolios. He has also held a variety of senior investment roles, including Head of International Equities at Julius Baer Investments, Chief Investment Officer at Lazard Brothers Asset Management, and Head of UK Equities at Baring Asset Management. Andrew holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of St Andrews.

Andrew is Co-Chair of the UNEP Financial Initiative Positive Impact Steering Group and a member of the Investment Committee of the Trafalgar House Pension Trust . He was formerly an independent investment advisor to the Investment Sub-Committee of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme and a non-equity director of Aerion Fund Managers.

02 July

Jonas Persson

Lloyd's Bank
Head of Sustainable & Natural Resource
Jonas has been active in the UK Energy & Utilities industry for the best part of 2 decades, having been involved in a numerous funding initiatives both at Corporate and Project level, supporting clients to achieve key strategic objectives. Many of those corporate objectives are becoming sustainable linked and Jonas has consciously transitioned Lloyds’ Energy & Utilities business into a sustainability focused team.
He has also been instrumental in leading Lloyds’ own sustainability development, including the training of 500 front line colleagues under the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership banner

02 July

Jane Pilcher

Group Treasurer
Anglian Water Group
Jane is Group Treasurer at Anglian Water Group where she has responsibility for all finance and treasury activities of the group. She has prime responsibility for raising group debt, debt and bank investor relations, and liaison with the three rating agencies. In August 2017, Jane led the launch of the company’s inaugural green bond, the first GBP Utility public bond, and the first GBP bond since 2015. She was responsible for procuring the Second Party Opinion, writing the Company’s Green Bond Framework as well as leading the extensive investor marketing to deliver a successful bond. Further sustainable finance has been raised since then with a second GBP public bond, US Private Placement debt as well a CPI Note with Phoenix Assurance; c. £800m of finance has now been raised in accordance with the Green Bond Principles.

Jane also has responsibility, on behalf of the company, for the asset and liability management of the company’s £1bn+ pension fund. She is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Non-Executive Director of the Loughborough Building Society.

02 July

Adrian Rimmer

Senior Adviser, Green Finance
London Stock Exchange Group
Adrian has spent the last decade at the forefront of sustainable investment and is currently leading a programme to scale-up sustainable finance and ESG disclosure across London Stock Exchange Group’s capital markets businesses.

Adrian established ABN AMRO’s Environmental Markets business in 2006 and later supported renewable energy and clean-tech clients as a Director in RBS’ corporate finance team. As CEO of international certification body the Gold Standard, Adrian led the development of result-based finance models for deploying clean technologies and sustainable land-use as well as the Fairtrade Climate Standard in collaboration with Fairtrade International.

Adrian is also a Non-Executive Director of Evora, a leading sustainable real-estate advisor and software business.

02 July

Nick Robins

Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance
Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. From 2014 to 2018, Nick was co-director of UNEP's Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System, where he founded the network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S). He was head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC from 2007 to 2014 and head of SRI research and then head of SRI funds at Henderson Global Investors from 2000-2007. Nick is also a board member of Investor Watch and the Climate Bonds Initiative and a member of a number of advisory boards including Carbon Tracker and CreditEnable.

02 July

Mary Robinson

Chair
The Elders
Mary Robinson was the first woman President of Ireland (1990–1997) and is a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997–2002). A tireless advocate for justice, she was President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002 to 2010. Mary Robinson served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa from 2013-2014, stepping down in July 2014 to take up the post of Special Envoy for Climate Change. She continued in this post until the end of December 2015 which saw the successful conclusion of the COP21 Climate Summit and the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In 2016, Mary Robinson served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate. Mary Robinson is currently Chair of The Elders – a group of independent global leaders working for peace, justice and human rights, convened by Nelson Mandela in 2007.

02 July

Carlos Sanchez

Director, Climate Resilience Finance
Willis Tower Watson
Carlos Sanchez is Climate Resilience Finance Director for the Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson. His work focuses on the promotion of investment solutions aimed at fostering a more efficient pricing of physical climate risks within investment decision-making processes.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Carlos managed a climate resilience finance facility at the Multilateral Investment Fund - part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group – also dedicated to identifying specific investment opportunities in connection to physical climate risks.

In the past Carlos worked at the Economic Office of the Spanish Embassy in Angola as Foreign Direct Investment Advisor and later as Business Development Manager for a project finance advisory firm.

Carlos holds a Master in Finance from the London Business School -where he contributed to the drafting of the ESG chapter within LBS’ Private Equity textbook - and a Master in Global Affairs from Georgetown University.

02 July

Rebecca Self

CEO Sustainable Finance
HSBC Holdings
Rebecca is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings plc.

In this role Rebecca is responsible for the group-wide financials relating to Sustainable Finance products, this includes sustainability/green bonds, ESG (environmental, social, governance) asset management/private bank funds and sustainability related commercial lending.In addition, Rebecca is responsible for HSBC’s external ESG reporting and investor relations activity – including the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.Rebecca is a senior finance business partner to HSBC’s Corporate Sustainability function.
Rebecca has over 18 years of industry experience, her previous role was the Group lead for Fixed Income investor relations.This included marketing the first green bond issued by HSBC France in December 2015.Rebecca has also worked in Product Control, Market Risk, Financial Control and Regulatory Management.The latter included leading HSBC’s response to the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force for Capital and RWAs to aid greater transparency in banks disclosure post the financial crisis.

Rebecca is an Chartered Global Management Accountant and obtained a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Southampton.In 2017 she gained a Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge, Institute of Sustainability Leadership and is currently studying for a Masters.

02 July

Jianhua Shao

Solution Architect
Alibaba Cloud
Dr. Jianhua Shao is currently an Alibaba Cloud Solution Architect. He works to design and deliver Alibaba cloud solution for European companies, with a special focus in data, AI and finance. Before Alibaba, he worked as a data scientist in Barclays Bank (London), T-Mobile (Berlin), China Mobile (Beijing), Cass Business School (London), University College Dublin (Ireland) and several start-ups.

02 July

Chris Skidmore MP

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Biography
Chris Skidmore was appointed as a Minister of State jointly at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 5 December 2018.

Chris Skidmore was Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office from 17 July 2016 to 8 January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Kingswood in May 2010.

Education
Chris was educated at Bristol Grammar School before studying history at Oxford, where he continued with postgraduate research.

Political career
Chris was elected as the Conservative MP for Kingswood in 2010. He sat on the Health Select Committee from 2010 to 2013, and the Education Select Committee from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, he was appointed to the Number 10 Policy Board, and in September 2014 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Number 10 Policy Board. In May 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

02 July

Anna-Marie Slot

Partner, Global Head of High Yield Debt
Ashurst LLP
Anna-Marie is listed as a leading individual for debt capital markets and high yield in Asia Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 and recognised as a band 2 ranked leading lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific. She is also been named as one of the world's top 300 female transactional lawyers in IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2018 for debt capital markets and banking.

Anna-Marie won The Best in Capital Markets at The Economy Asia Women in Business Awards 2018. She has been shortlisted for Securities Lawyer of the Year at The Asia Legal Awards 2017 and Best in Capital Markets at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017. Anna-Marie and her team were also shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: High Yield at The Asia Legal Awards 2017.

Anna-Marie has extensive experience advising banks and other companies in a wide range of corporate finance and securities transactions, including high-yield debt offerings, green bonds, tender offers, debt buybacks, refinancings and securities transactions, such as Rule 144A and Regulation S debt and equity offerings, as well as mezzanine debt investments and senior credit facilities. Prior to joining Ashurst, Anna-Marie worked in London and Hong Kong at a leading international law firm headquartered in the US. She has also worked in both New York and London for a major New York law firm.

02 July

Margaret-Ann Splawn

Executive Director
Climate Markets & Investment Association
Margaret-Ann Splawn is the Executive Director of the non-profit Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA), a membership organization with the mission to stimulate a shift in the direction and scale of private and public financial flows into investments which are consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Before joining CMIA Margaret-Ann provided carbon origination, advisory, risk management and procurement services to compliance entities with carbon exposure in the EU ETS.

Margaret-Ann has over twenty years experience in financial markets trading at a number of leading brokerage firms in bonds, interest rate swaps & options and credit default swaps.

She holds a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society.

02 July

Lord Nicholas Stern

Chair
Grantham Research Institute
Professor Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics. President of the British Academy, July 2013 – 2017, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014.
Professor Stern has held academic appointments in the UK at Oxford, Warwick and the LSE and abroad including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Collège de France in Paris, the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore and Delhi, and the People’s University of China in Beijing.
He was Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1994-1999, and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank, 2000-2003.
He was Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2003-2005; Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa from 2004-2005; Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published in 2006; and Head of the Government Economic Service from 2003-2007.
He was knighted for services to economics in 2004, made a cross-bench life peer as Baron Stern of Brentford in 2007, and appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change in 2017. He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles and his most recent book is “Why are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change”.

02 July

Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO
Green Finance Institute
In 2019, Rhian was awarded an OBE for services to green banking and was appointed Chief Executive of the UK government and City of London-backed Green Finance Institute.

Prior to this she was Global Head of Green Banking and the founder and chair of Barclays Green Banking Council, which developed and launched Barclays’ suite of green finance products and services.

These include issuance of the first Green Bond by a UK bank backed solely by UK assets, the first Green Mortgage by a major UK high street lender and establishing Barclays as the first commercial bank with a full green Corporate Banking proposition to complement Barclays’ existing Green Bond origination capabilities.

Rhian represented Barclays on the FSB’s Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce, and the Banking Environment Initiative’s Fintech Taskforce.

She is also a member of the Global Advisory Council for Oxford University’s Sustainable Finance Programme and sits on the steering group for the United Nations Environment Programme – Financial Institutions initiative.

Rhian began her banking career at Barclays Investment Bank in 2000, and spent 10 years in Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors coverage before holding a succession of leadership roles across Barclays Corporate Bank and Barclaycard.

She is a passionate advocate of diversity and fairness and was awarded the Barclays Woman of the Year Award 2014/15 in recognition of her efforts to support the inclusion agenda both within Barclays and the broader community. In both 2016 and 2017, Rhian was ranked in the Financial Times Outstanding Top 30 Global Executive LGBT Allies list.

A fluent Welsh speaker, Rhian holds a PhD in Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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Simon Thompson

Chief Executive
Charted Banker Institute
Simon has been Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute since 2007, leading its growth to 33,000 members in 87 countries.He chairs the Global Education Standards Committee recently established by a group of leading international banking institutes, and is a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network.

Simon is the editor and co-author of Green Finance: Principles and Practice, the practitioner guide developed to support the Chartered Banker Institute’s Green Finance Certificate.

02 July

Chris Trott

Partner - Head of Sustainability
Foster + Partners
Chris was born in Cardiff. Joining Foster + Partners allowed him to combine his qualifications in Civil Engineering and Environmental Services with his passion of bringing sustainability to design through highly integrated multidisciplinary collaboration. Chris is a yachtsman which allows him to combine his love of technology, and the natural environment with experiencing new local cultures. He is an active Christian and has a particular interest in how all faith communities can work together to benefit mankind and our natural environment.

02 July

Raphaëlle Vallet

Sustainable Finance Manager
Green Investment Group
Raphaëlle began her career as a civil servant, working in several policy and strategy roles in energy and climate change, including on designing energy efficiency policies and working with Ministers to deliver the Clean Growth Strategy. In 2017 she set up and managed the first green finance policy team in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where she launched the Green Finance Taskforce and helped deliver the Green Finance Institute. Her team won an award from the UN Convention on Trade and Development in late 2018 for ‘galvanising private sector action on green finance’.

Raphaëlle recently joined Green Investment Group as Sustainable Finance Manager, where she is developing a new green bank advisory service – supporting developing countries around the world to design green finance solutions, including setting up new green financial institutions, to accelerate private investments and build local capacity.

02 July

Liesel van Ast

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

02 July

Dr Ning Wang

Chief Data Scientist and Senior Research Fellow
Oxford-NIE Financial Big Data Lab, University of Oxford
Dr Ning Wang works as Chief Data Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford-NIE Financial Big Data Lab, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He also works as Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and the St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

His research is driven by a deep interest in analysing a wide range of social and economic problems by exploiting data science approaches. His research interest lies in the broad areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, and social networks. More specially he is interested in deep learning in finance, blockchain and green token, machine learning in transition risk, social sentiment analysis and financial market, trading behaviours and performance evaluation.

Prior to Oxford, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He was involved in research to analyse a large number of real-world data on social networks in an effort to optimise decentralised communications.

He is the key person to organize the international forum on green finance and technology innovation in Jun 2019 in Guiyang China. He has been invited as a speaker to attend various prestigious conferences and actively participate in organizing many AI and Fintech events, including Wuzhen World Internet Conference, China International Big Data Industry Expo, Shanghai Pujiang Forum, China International Big Data Conference, Tencent Big Data Summit, Alibaba New Economic Conference, FinTech Frontier Forum, Sino-British Artificial Intelligence High-end Dialogue, etc. He has been invited to give a talk in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, etc.

02 July

Mike Wang

Partner
King and Wood Mallesons
Mike Wang has represented many multinational and medium-sized enterprises (such as Alibaba, BP, FKI, and Keppel) in their investments in China.

He has also represented and provided legal services to many private equity funds such as The Carlyle Group, Deutsche Bank AG, Affinity, Softbank, PingAn Investment, and other domestic RMB funds in many M&A deals and pre-IPO cases.

Mike moved to King & Wood Mallesons London office to be responsible for the cross-border deals from China to EU in 2014. In the past years, Mike has participated in more than 200 cross-border cases on behalf of Chinese investors. He is also working for various EU clients in investments in and business expansion to China.

02 July

Rob Ward

Deputy Director International Financial Services
HM Treasury
Rob is responsible for the UK’s approach to international financial services priorities, including global trade relations, international competitiveness, RMB internationalisation, green finance and FinTech. He is also a member of the UK’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board – a partnership between the UK government and industry to support financial services initiatives with high growth potential.

Prior to his current post, Rob was Head of EU Financial Services Strategy, and was responsible for the report on the Balance of Competences between the UK and EU on financial services and the free movement of capital and the UK’s approach to the European System of Financial Supervision.

Rob has spent over ten years working in a range of roles in the UK Treasury, including as Head of Tax Strategy and Head of International Development Financing. He was also advisor to the UK Executive Directors to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank immediately following the financial crisis.

02 July

Steve Waygood

Chief Responsible Investment Officer
Aviva Investors
Steve leads Aviva Investors' Global Responsible Investment team, which is responsible for integrating environmental social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across all asset classes and regions.

Steve is a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance, the UK’s Green Finance Taskforce and the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure. Steve co-founded and now Chairs the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. He also co-founded the Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative as well as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition.

Steve was on the board of the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance association (UKSIF) from 2003 to 2010, serving as its Chairman from 2006. He was also part of the expert group that wrote the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.
Steve is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst institute, with a degree in Economics and a PhD in sustainable finance. He is a faculty member at the International Corporate Governance Network as well as the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Hugh Wheelan

Co-founder and Managing Editor
Responsible Investor
Hugh is Co-founder, Response Global Media and Managing Editor, Responsible Investor (www.responsible-investor.com).

Hugh has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for national newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability.

He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006.

From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal. Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International.

From 1997 to 2003 he worked at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) magazine where he held the position of Deputy Editor, launch Editor of IPE Real Estate and launch Editor of IPE.com.

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Lloyds Banking Group

Headline sponsor

Ashurst LLP

Silver Sponsor
Our vision is to be the most progressive global law firm. For us, "progressive" is a mindset, an approach to how we do things. We instinctively take a fresh perspective on situations, exploring whether there are better ways of delivering practical, commercial solutions to the challenges our clients face in today's rapidly changing business landscape. We have offices in 16 countries, enabling us to serve our clients across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. With more than 1,600 partners and lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

Ashurst's knowledge and experience in the Green Finance market spans a variety of industries and jurisdictions and covers acting for borrowers, lenders, arrangers and investors across a broad range of financing transactions. This means that we are ideally placed to advise on any aspect of green financing.

Green Investment Group

Silver Sponsor
Green Investment Group Limited (GIG) is a specialist in green energy principal investment, project delivery and the management of portfolio assets and related services. 

GIG was launched by the UK Government as the Green Investment Bank in 2012 as the world's first green bank. The business was acquired by Macquarie Group in 2017. The track record, expertise and capability of the combined business make GIG a global leader in green investment, supporting the growth of the global green economy. 

Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more that 14,400 people in over 25 countries. 

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The UK: A global hub for green finance

Chartered Banker Institute relevant reports

HM Government

UNA-UK: Climate 2020 - Degrees of devastation

Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Print Room

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Main plenary

Summit opening

09:00 AM 09:10 AM The Great Hall

Alderman Peter Estlin, Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation - speech

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Keynote

Opening Keynote

09:10 AM 09:25 AM The Great Hall

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Keynote

Keynote

09:25 AM 09:35 AM

Transcript of speech as delivered at the Green Finance Summit 2019 - speech transcript

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Panel session

Panel: Investing in a sustainable future

09:35 AM 10:20 AM The Great Hall

Environmental risks and climate inaction are identified within the top 5 global risks by likelihood and impact (World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2019). Greater investment and action is needed to deliver on climate change commitments in the transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy. The recent IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5C and outcomes of COP24 demonstrate the level of urgent action required in order to implement the Paris Agreement. Governments, investors and corporations are committed to tackling climate change but how can we accelerate action on a global scale? This session explores how a holistic responsible investment approach is required to incorporate climate change across all financial systems.

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Panel: Investing in Climate Analytics

10:20 AM 10:50 AM The Great Hall

To address climate change, the financial sector needs access to improved climate risk management - with advanced Climate and Environmental Risk data and predictive analytics. Leveraging off existing expertise in the disaster re/insurance market and applying these capabilities to develop innovative tools, metrics, modelling and integrated climate analytics can accelerate green finance opportunities. This panel discusses possible solutions, innovations and next steps to bridge this gap. How can financial institutions implement climate analytics in mainstream risk and asset valuations?

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Refreshment break

10:50 AM 11:20 AM The Old Library

Main plenary

In conversation with Mary Robinson

11:20 AM 11:45 AM The Great Hall

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Keynote

Keynote: The outlook for the Green Finance Institute

11:45 AM 11:50 AM The Great Hall

Transcript of speech as delivered a the Green Finance Summit 2019 - speech transcript.

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Panel session

Panel: International trends in sustainable finance

11:50 AM 12:30 PM The Great Hall

In 2018 there were strong moves towards green and sustainable finance around the world. The recommendations of the UK Green Finance Taskforce were closely followed by the creation of the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group and Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance. The British Standards Institute’s work on green finance standards is now internationalised within the International Organization for Standardisation. Strong UK partnership with China on green finance has been followed by bilateral collaboration with other countries including India and Japan. This session asks where UK and international green finance trends will go next.

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Keynote

Keynote

12:30 PM 12:40 PM The Great Hall

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Lunch break

12:40 PM 01:45 PM The Old Library

Breakout session

Breakout session: Finance for the Transition

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Basinghall Suite

An orderly transition to a net zero future will require major reforms across all major sectors of the real economy. Considerable work is already underway within corporates to transform - to shift from high emission brown to net zero green. In this session we will hear from the companies leading their sectors in the transition, and the banks who have financed their efforts to decarbonise.

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Breakout session

Breakout session: ESG and the Democratisation of Finance

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Print Room

A transformational shift is reshaping the investment landscape. Individuals are increasingly asking where their pensions and savings are invested, and why. With interest in green and ethical products accelerating fast, what questions should we be asking our asset managers, and how should they respond? This panel focuses on the democratisation of finance and how each of us can contribute to a more sustainable world.

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Breakout session

Breakout session: Catalysing the Retrofit Revolution

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Great Hall

Poor energy efficiency in buildings is an endemic problem in the UK and many other countries - delivering unnecessarily high utility bills and emissions. We cannot achieve a net zero future without retrofitting millions of homes and commercial properties. This panel asks a simple question: what is the role of finance in supporting and driving the retrofit revolution?

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Breakout session

Breakout session: Scaling Sustainable Technology

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Livery Hall

Connecting sustainability with the real economy is the ultimate goal to shape today’s economy and equip the UK’s economy for tomorrow via an economic transition while engaging with international markets.

Sustainable and smart technology has a central role to play towards a low carbon transition - both as a disruptive force for change, and as a driver of value creation. But how can we accelerate the adoption of those technologies, particularly in emerging markets? Through reference to case studies and technologies, this panel will explore key sectoral focus, existing solutions and required and the role of investment in scaling technologies for a more sustainable future.

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Breakout session

Breakout session: Unlocking Capital for the SDGs

01:45 PM 03:15 PM West Crypt

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate the role private finance can play in unlocking new investment that will support growth and materially reduce the funding gap for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Delegates will learn about the innovate financial products and solutions being structured and tested by the private sector to encourage more capital to flow from London into emerging markets. Panellists should refer to real-life case studies.

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Breakout session

Breakout session: Building a global community of Green Finance Professionals: education, training and skills for green and sustainable finance

01:45 PM 03:15 PM East Crypt

Mainstreaming Green Finance principles and practice, financing the SDGs and embedding the UN Principles for Responsible Banking means large numbers of finance professionals need to develop the knowledge and skills required to lead the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world. In this session, we present emerging best practice from the UK and internationally, including the development of the UK's Green Finance Education Charter, supporting the UK's national Green Finance Strategy, and the launch of the revised Green Finance Certificate - the global benchmark qualification for Green Finance Professionals.

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Refreshment break

03:15 PM 03:45 PM The Old Library

Main plenary

Afternoon welcome

03:45 PM 03:48 PM

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Panel session

Panel: New green finance opportunities

03:45 PM 04:30 PM The Great Hall

Green bonds have dominated the green finance space with 2019 issuance forecast to reach $210bn. Going beyond green bonds we now have blue bonds, sustainability bonds, sovereign green bonds and green sukuk. Green growth requires the acceleration of other innovative green financial instruments including green loans, mortgages and securitization. How can new opportunities be capitalized? Panelists will discuss: How can we accelerate the use other green finance instruments?

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Panel: Investing in sustainable and resilient cities

04:30 PM 05:10 PM The Great Hall

Creating a low carbon, climate-resilient economy requires long-term investment in infrastructure. Mobilising private capital and investment is key to meeting the funding shortfall. By 2025, it’s predicted that global assets under management will reach US$145.4 trillion. This panel explores how can we create the right conditions to steer greater private capital towards low-carbon infrastructure projects incorporating resilience and mitigation from the outset. Cities in particular face challenges in managing the pace of urbanization whilst being inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Keynote

Keynote

05:10 PM 05:20 PM The Great Hall

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Main plenary

City of London's vision for the future of green finance

05:20 PM 05:25 PM The Great Hall

Keynote speech at the Green Finance Summit 2019 - speech.

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Green Finance Institute launch Drinks Reception

05:25 PM 08:00 PM The Old Library

Celebrating the launch of The Green Finance Institute with Lord Nicholas Stern, Sir Roger Gifford and Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE.

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