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
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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

Panel: Investing in a sustainable future

09:25 AM 10:10 AM

Matthew Arnold

Elizabeth Corley

John Green

Steve Waygood

Hugh Wheelan

Keynote

10:10 AM 10:20 AM

Panel: Investing in Climate Analytics

10:20 AM 10:50 AM

Sam Adlen

Lauren Anderson

Tim Nixon

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

Nick Mabey

Nick Robins

Margaret-Ann  Splawn

Keynote

12:30 PM 12:40 PM

Antonio Horta-Osorio

Lunch break

12:40 PM 01:45 PM

Breakout session: Finance for the Transition

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Breakout session: ESG and the Democratisation of Finance

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Stephanie  Maier

Breakout session: Catalysing the Retrofit Revolution

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Bram Adema

Julie Hirigoyen

Nick Molho

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Breakout session: Scaling Sustainable Technology

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Rongrong Huo

Breakout session: Unlocking Capital for the SDGs

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Nick Dyer

Mark Florman

Andrew Parry

Simon Thompson

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

Refreshment break

03:15 PM 03:45 PM

Panel: New green finance opportunities

03:45 PM 04:30 PM

Sean Kidney

Nikhil Rathi

Anna-Marie Slot

Panel: Investing in sustainable and resilient cities

04:30 PM 05:20 PM

Emma Howard Boyd

Edward Northam

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

05:20 PM 05:25 PM

Closing keynote

05:25 PM 05:35 PM

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

Green Finance Institute launch Drinks Reception

05:35 PM 07:00 PM

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Speakers

Bram Adema

CFP Green Buildings
Managing Director
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

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

Elizabeth Corley

Social Impact Investing Taskforce
Chair
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

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

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

Mark Florman

CEO/Chairman
Time Partners
Mark is the Chairman & CEO of Time Partners, a merchant bank in London, specialising in advising global families in areas of private equity, venture capital and corporate finance.

In 1992, Mark was the co-founder of the merchant banking group Maizels Westerberg and Mark led a new approach to purpose-led reporting for the BBC and was Chair of the BBC Service Review for England. Mark was a member of the Prime Ministers G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force. He was appointed by the Government to the review of the Big Lottery fund in 2013 and to the board of the UK Home Office in 2018.

He is Chair, the City of London Corporation Sustainable Capital Initiative. Mark is a Trustee of the Commonwealth Education Trust and was the Chair of The Legacy List, the Olympic Park charity.

He is the author of the External Rate of Return with the London School of Economics, a method of reporting all external impacts from business, and is Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE. Mark is a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, King’s College London and a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD, lecturing on private capital markets.

For further information:
www.markflorman.com

02 July

Sir Roger Gifford

Chair, Green Finance Initiative and Chair-Designate, 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.

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

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

Antonio 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

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

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

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.

02 July

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

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
Claire Perry was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 12 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Devizes in 2010.

Claire was educated at Nailsea Comprehensive School, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School where she received a MBA.

In 2007 Claire worked an adviser to George Osborne before being elected as the MP for the Devizes constituency in central Wiltshire in May 2010. Highlights of her political career include:
  • member of the Justice Select Committee from 2010 to 2011
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, from 2011 to 2013
  • Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on preventing the sexualisation and commercialisation of children
  • Government Whip in 2013 and in 2014
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from 2014 to 2016

02 July

Nikhil Rathi

CEO
London Stock Exchange plc
Nikhil was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LSE plc in September 2015.He also has Group-wide responsibilities for International Development.He is a member of the LSEG Executive Committee. He joined LSEG in May 2014 as Director of International Development and Chief of Staff from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior positions over an eleven year period. Most recently he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. He served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the crisis. Nikhil also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.

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

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.

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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.

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Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO
Green Finance Institute

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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.

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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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Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Print Room

Main plenary

Summit opening

09:00 AM 09:10 AM The Great Hall

Speakers

Keynote

Opening Keynote

09:10 AM 09:25 AM The Great Hall

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Panel session

Panel: Investing in a sustainable future

09:25 AM 10:10 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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Keynote

Keynote

10:10 AM 10:20 AM

Panel session

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

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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

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.
Breakout session

Breakout session: ESG and the Democratisation of Finance

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

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 02:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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 session

Panel: Investing in sustainable and resilient cities

04:30 PM 05:20 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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Main plenary

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

05:20 PM 05:25 PM The Great Hall

Keynote

Closing keynote

05:25 PM 05:35 PM The Great Hall

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Green Finance Institute launch Drinks Reception

05:35 PM 07:00 PM The Old Library