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FT Climate Finance Summit

Scaling up Finance for Climate Action

London |
Speakers include:
John Roome

John Roome

World Bank Group

Robert   Scharfe

Robert Scharfe

Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg)

Azeema  Adam

Azeema Adam

Maldives Monetary Authority

Overview

The FT Climate Finance Summit: Scaling up Finance for Climate Action will explore the vital role of international finance in global efforts to combat climate change, as well as the risks and opportunities for businesses, financial markets and investors in the new climate economy.

A ‘quiet revolution’ is already underway - the value of capital being committed to green infrastructure investments is growing, and innovations such as green bonds and internal carbon pricing are becoming part of companies’ financing tool kit. Yet despite these efforts, climate finance remains marginal to international capital flows and inadequate for global needs. 

Join a senior audience of leading green financiers, corporate decision makers, policy makers and investors to gain the bigger picture of how the full potential of the world’s capital markets can be scaled up for climate action.

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John Roome

John Roome

Senior Director, Climate Change
World Bank Group

John Roome is Senior Director for Climate Change at the World Bank Group. In this role he leads the World Bank Group’s engagement on climate change. Prior to this assignment, Mr Roome was Operations and Strategy Director for Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solutions at the World Bank Group. He previously served as Director for Sustainable Development in the Bank’s East Asia Region, responsible for working with 22 client countries in the water, urban, transport, energy, rural, agriculture, environment and social sectors, as well as in disaster risk management and climate change. Mr Roome has also worked as Operations and Strategy Director in the Bank’s South Asia region and as Operational Quality Director in the Bank’s Africa region for about five years. He joined the World Bank Group in 1989, working initially in Africa. There he focused mainly on infrastructure issues including roads programmes, the aviation and water sectors, and doing deals for the World Bank Group’s private sector arm IFC, in the banking, mining and agro-industry sectors. Before joining the World Bank Group, Mr Roome worked in Europe for Monitor Company, a leading corporate strategy consulting firm, and at Old Mutual, a South African life assurance company. He was educated at Oxford University, where he obtained Master’s degrees in Econometrics and in Management Studies, and the University of Cape Town where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Robert   Scharfe

Robert Scharfe

Chief Executive Officer
Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg)

Robert Scharfe joined the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer. During his time as CEO, Mr. Scharfe has overseen the launch of the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), the first platform dedicated exclusively to green securities. Mr Scharfe is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges, as well as chairman of the Nomination Committee of the World Federation of Exchanges. Before joining the Luxembourg Stock Exchange,

Mr Scharfe spent 35 years working in the banking industry, both within corporate finance and financial markets. Between 2000 and 2012, he was a Member of the Management Board of BGL BNP Paribas in Luxembourg. During this time he also assumed senior roles at Fortis Bank in the Institutional Banking and Global Markets divisions. During his distinguished career, Mr Scharfe has worked extensively in international capital markets, asset management and investment funds. He is a recognised expert in capital markets and a regular commentator in the financial press.He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Nancy, France and is an alumni of INSEAD and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Azeema  Adam

Azeema Adam

Governor
Maldives Monetary Authority

Dr Azeema Adam is the Governor of the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), which is the Central Bank of the Maldives. In this position, Dr Adam represents the small island nation at the international arena and holds a key role in economic policy making and strategic management of the country’s economy. She has worked to draw attention to the significant challenges facing small island developing states in generating financing for development, in particular, the SDGs, climate financing, and economic diversification. Prior to being appointed Governor in 2014, Dr Adam previously held the positions of Assistant Governor and Chief Economist, having joined the MMA in 1991. Dr Adam holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Canberra, Australia, an MSc in International Development and Finance from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Canberra, Australia. In her PhD research, Dr Adam developed an in-depth analysis of the most effective exchange rate system for the Maldives, the economy of which is heavily reliant on foreign currencies. This research has played a significant role in her current work in shaping economic policies on currency exchange. 

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Chief Executive Officer
PKA

Peter Damgaard Jensen has served as Chief Executive Officer of PKA since 2001.  Prior to joining PKA he held different management positions at the Danish Nurses Organisation.  He started his career at the Association of County Council in Denmark.  Mr Damgaard Jensen is a  member of the board in The Danish Insurance Association and has previously been chairman and vice chairman of the board.  He is the vice chairman of the board in PKA+ Pensions Ltd and the vice-chairman in Forca Ltd (two companies in the pension fund and life insurance industry).  Mr Damgaard Jensen is also vice chairman in MajInvest and member of the advisory board at Axcel Ltd (leading Danish private equity Company’s).  Between 2001 and 2008, he was a member of the advisory board of The Danish Climate Investment Fund for climate investments in emerging markets,  Mr Damgaard Jensen holds a Masters in Political Science from the University of Aarhus.

Barbara  Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Executive Director
Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Barbara Buchner is executive director of the Climate Finance programme at Climate Policy Initiative. She advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world and is the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking, and Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal, a joint report with the Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) that played a seminal role in the lead up to the Paris Agreement.

Dr Buchner directs the CPI’s work as secretariat of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (The Lab). The Lab’s public-private approach solicits, shapes and tests cutting edge climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers hindering alternative energy, adaptation and land use projects. Dr Buchner also leads CPI’s work as secretariat of Finance for Resilience (FiRe), a sister initiative to The Lab that focuses on private sector approaches to scaling up investment in green growth.  In addition, she built and directed the San Giorgio Group, which brings together financial institutions engaged in green, low-emissions finance in collaboration with the World Bank Group, CLP (China Light & Power) and the OECD.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Graz and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 Simon  Zadek

Simon Zadek

Co-Director, Inquiry into Design Options of a Sustainable Financial System
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Simon Zadek is a Co-Director of the Inquiry into Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System launched by the United Nations Environment Program in early 2014. He is also DSM Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Singapore Management University, where he teaches part of a masters on tri-sector partnership, and is Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford, where he is documenting his experience in seeking systemic changes across global financial markets and is exploring how Oxford Martin can better support systemic solution-focused research. Until recently, he was a Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing, and Senior Fellow at the Institute and the International Institute of Sustainable Development and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Academy of Business in Society. He is on the Advisory Board of the leading sustainability investment fund, Generation Investment Management. He founded and was until 2009 Chief Executive of the international think tank, AccountAbility, and before that, Development Director of the New Economics Foundation, founding Chair of the Ethical Trading Initiative and on the founding Steering Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative. Mr Zadek publishes extensively: his book, The Civil Corporation was awarded the Academy of Management’s prestigious Best Book on Social Issues in Management.

Andreas  Spiegel

Andreas Spiegel

Head of Group Sustainability Risk
Swiss Re

Andreas Spiegel is Head of Group Sustainability Risk at Swiss Re. The unit drives strategic efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities into Swiss Re's business practices and operations, it manages reputational risks associated with sensitive business transactions and it manages the dialogue with Swiss Re's public stakeholders to include governments, UN organisations, associations, long-term investors, NGOs and the public. Mr Spiegel co-chaired the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance from 2013-2015 (currently he acts as a board member) and he is a member of the Financial Stability Board Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. In his former role as Senior Climate Change Advisor for Swiss Re, he was steered Swiss Re's climate change strategy and execution of strategic initiatives to assess and manage risks, seize business opportunities (public sector risk transfer solutions, renewable energy, agricultural micro insurance), influence the business environment and position Swiss Re as a thought leader on the topic. From 2009 to 2010, he was a member of the official Swiss Federal climate delegation to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, and he has represented Swiss Re on the topic in various external organisations (UNEP FI Steering Committee, UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group, Climate Group, Climate Wise, Geneva Association, Economiesuisse). In his previous roles as consultant for Accenture and as climate change expert for UBS, Mr Spiegel gained comprehensive insights into the environmental risk landscape of financial institutions. Dr Spiegel holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland (ETH), with environmental micro-biology and energy technology as specialist subjects. 

Assaad  W. Razzouk

Assaad W. Razzouk

Group Chief Executive Officer
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources

Assaad Razzouk is a Lebanese-British clean energy entrepreneur, investor and commentator. He is Chairman and CEO of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, a clean energy company headquartered in Singapore financing, building and operating 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects in India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines; the Chairman of the Board of the Hong Kong-based Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA); a Board member of the London-based Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA) and a contributor to the Huffington Post (and previously to the Independent, the Ecologist, and others).  With his hands-on experience in clean energy combined with his other roles, Mr Razzoul is a high-profile thought leader on climate change, clean energy and the UN climate talks with more than 100,000 followers on Facebook, 124,000 followers on Twitter and widely-read newspaper columns.

Alzbeta  Klein

Alzbeta Klein

Director and Global Head
IFC Climate Business

As the Director and Global Head of IFC’s Climate Business, Ms Klein’s role is to provide thought leadership, fundraising and facilitating all work related to renewables, climate-smart agriculture, green bonds and other climate business areas. Prior to her current appointment, she was a Director and Global Co-Head of Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Services Investments group where she managed over $13 billion of assets in emerging markets, leading a group of 400 bankers in 60 IFC offices worldwide.

During the past 20 years, Ms Klein worked in many areas of IFC and rose through the ranks, including serving for two years as the Chief of Staff to IFC’s former CEO Mr Lars Thunell. Among the highlights of her career in IFC, Ms Klein headed IFC’s business growth in Eastern Europe in the early 2000s, led work in several industry sectors across IFC and originated the so called Food Fund which created the base of blended finance and impact investment for IFC. Ms Klein joined IFC from the Export Development Corporation (EDC Canada) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).

She received her Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where she also studied for her doctorate; an Engineering degree from Prague University, Czech Republic; and Executive Education from Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She has served on several corporate and non-profit boards, including Hans Merensky (South Africa), ShoreCap Investment Fund (US) and as the founding board member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society in Russia.

Alexander Barkawi

Alexander Barkawi

Founder and Director
Council on Economic Policies

Alexander Barkawi is founder and director of the Council on Economic Policies (CEP) – an international economic policy think tank for sustainability focused on fiscal, monetary and trade policy. Prior to his decision to build up CEP, he was the Managing Director of SAM Indexes and thus responsible for developing the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) into a key reference point for sustainability investing. Before joining SAM, he took the lead in internationalizing the activities of oikos – an organization that promotes sustainability in teaching and research of economics and management worldwide. Originally started as an initiative in St. Gallen, Switzerland, oikos today comprises more than 40 chapters on four continents. Mr Barkawi continues to be engaged in the organization as president of its board of trustees. He is a graduate in economics (M.A.) of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he also wrote his PhD thesis on Social Change in Egypt in the 1990s.

Sean Kidney

Sean Kidney

CEO
Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidneyis the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilise debt capital markets for climate solutions.  Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 120 organsations involved in its development and governance; developing green securitisation as a response to aggregation challenges in emerging markets; working with the Chinese central bank’s green finance task force on how to grow green bonds in China; and with investment banks, investors and regulators around the world on growing green bond markets. Mr Kidney is a Consultant (Green Bonds) to the United Nations Secretary General; a member of the German International Aid Ministry’s TRANSfer Expert Group on “Using Climate Financing to Leverage Sustainable Transport”; and was a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Expert Committee on Climate Finance. He was previously an award-winning marketing advisor to a number of the largest Australian pension funds and a social marketer and publisher.

Per  Lekander

Per Lekander

Fund Manager
Lansdowne Partners

Per Lekander is a Fund Manager at Lansdowne Partners. He joined the company in 2014.to start up an energy focused hedge fund. He joined from Forges Bank Investment Management, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, where he was Portfolio Manager for Utilities. Prior to joining Norges Bank, Mr Lekander was Managing Director at UBS. In this capacity he was voted Best European utilities analyst 7 times in the two top surveys, Institutional Investor and Reuters Extel.Mr Lelander r has also been management consultant with McKinsey&Co, and a Principal Administrator at the OECD/IEA and Head of Unit at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.Mr Lekander holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Power Engineering.

Saadia Madsbjerg

Saadia Madsbjerg

Managing Director
The Rockefeller Foundation

Saadia Madsbjerg joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As managing director, she leads the foundation’s work on innovation. Her responsibilities include shaping and scaling up innovative finance solutions that raise private sector investment capital for the social sector in pursuit of the foundation’s dual goals of building resilience and promoting inclusive economies.

Before joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Ms Madsbjerg was the senior vice-president for strategic planning at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). There she led a portfolio of projects focused on creating more equitable and resilient growth for New York City. These included ideas ranging from economic diversification and promoting upward income mobility to economic and community development in underused neighborhoods. Before joining NYCEDC, Ms Madsbjerg was head of the strategy and analytics team for Cisco’s TelePresence Technology Group, and an associate principal at McKinsey & Company.

Ms Madsbjerg holds a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School, and George Washington University and she has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and Boston College.

Alice Garton

Alice Garton

Senior Lawyer, Company and Financial Project Lead
ClientEarth

Alice Garton joined ClientEarth in April 2015 as the Company and Financial Project Leader. Prior to joining ClientEarth, she worked as a litigation lawyer at Olswang (in London) and Clayton Utz (in Australia), and as a company lawyer at Brookfield Multiplex, where she managed the complex Wembley Stadium dispute. In parallel to her litigation practice, Ms Garton developed corporate social responsibility programmes at Clayton Utz and Brookfield. At Brookfield she also advised the Board of Directors on the UK and EU climate change regulatory regimes, including identifying strategic business opportunities in the green economy. Ms Garton has researched and written about various issues in international environmental law through her work at Chatham House in 2006 and in her other roles. Ms Garton has two first class degrees: a double degree in Law and Politics, and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from University College London (UCL).

Tarik  Senhaji

Tarik Senhaji

CEO
Ithmar Capital

Mr Tarik Senhaji leads Ithmar Capital, the Moroccan sovereign wealth fund. Prior to joining Ithmar Capital, Mr Senhaji was chairman of the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT). Mr Senhaji started his career as a Financial Officer at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Washington DC. He later moved to London to work in Capital Markets for Societe Generale as Head of Medium Term Notes and then to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as a Director in the Corporate and Structured Solutions Group. He also held the position of Managing Director at Natixis CIB, where he was in charge of securitization and hybrid derivatives. Mr Senhaji holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and the Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) in Paris.

Benjamin  Sporton

Benjamin Sporton

Chief Executive
World Coal Association

Benjamin Sporton was appointed Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) in 2015. In this role he is working to improve the World Coal Association’s presence as the global voice of coal. Mr Sporton served as the Association’s Acting Chief Executive from 2014, as Deputy Chief Executive from 2012 and as Policy Director from 2010. In this capacity he has lead the WCA’s strategic and business planning and policy work with a particular focus on energy poverty, sustainable development and climate change issues. Mr Sporton regularly attends United Nations climate negotiations on behalf of the global coal industry.

Prior to joining the World Coal Association, Mr Sporton held senior policy and leadership roles in United Kingdom and Australia. His achievements have included leading legislative reforms through the South Australian parliament to reform the state’s ailing workers’ compensation system, supporting the Mayor of London’s consultation on extension of the London Congestion Charge and modernising conduct of UK elections at the Department for Constitutional Affairs. He holds an honours degree in Politics from the University of Adelaide, Australia and has also studied at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Australian Institute of Management.

Dirk  Forrister

Dirk Forrister

President and CEO
Internation Emissions Trading Association

Dirk Forrister is President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). Previously, he was Managing Director at Natsource LLC, the manager of one of the world’s largest carbon funds.  Earlier in his career, Mr Forrister served as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force in the Clinton Administration.  Prior to that, he was Assistant US Secretary of Energy for Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs; and Legislative Counsel to Congressman Jim Cooper.  He was also Energy Program Manager at Environmental Defense Fund.  Mr Forrister also now serves on the Board of Directors of the Verified Carbon Standard and as a member of the Advisory Boards of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the American Carbon Registry.

Abyd  Karmali

Abyd Karmali

Managing Director, Climate Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Abyd Karmali is Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and is point person for the bank’s $10bn Catalytic Finance Initiative. Mr Karmali is also part of the team that oversees the bank’s broader financial commitment to mobilise $125 billion for low-carbon investment opportunities by 2025. He has worked for 25 years on climate policy, carbon markets, and new approaches to climate finance. In 2013, Mr Karmali was selected to serve as one of two inaugural private sector representatives to the Board of the Green Climate Fund. His current advisory roles include the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, the Energy Transitions Commission, and the Carbon Pricing Corridors Initiative and he also serves on the Board of Directors for The Climate Group. Before joining the financial sector in 2007, he worked in management and policy consulting where he advised dozens of companies on their climate strategy and also with the UN Environment Programme in Paris where he served as Energy and Climate Change Programme Officer.  Mr Karmali holds an MS in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tessa Tennant

Tessa Tennant

Co-Founder
NDCi.Global

​Tessa Tennant has been a green finance innovator for over 25 years. She co-founded the Jupiter Ecology Fund, the UK’s first green equity investment fund in 1988 and was a Non-Executive Director for the UK Green Investment Bank, recently sold to Macquarie bank. She is a founder of The Ice Organisation, CDP and Asia in Hong Kong, now part of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). She is an Adviser to Carbon Tracker and Influence Map. In 2015 she commissioned research which resulted in the call to COP21 for action on climate finance - this has resulted in the Climate Finance Accelerator for NDC implementation as well as the blog NDCi.global and @Money4NDCs. She has served on fund, not-for- profit and company boards.

Mathew  Nelson

Mathew Nelson

Global and Asia-Pacific Climate Change and Sustainability Leader
EY

Mathew Nelson is the Global and Asia-Pacific Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY. In this role, he leads a global team of professionals who support clients in addressing issues in the areas of sustainability, non-financial reporting, climate change and energy, outcomes, measurement and valuation and environment, health and safety services. He has extensive experience in providing climate change and sustainability strategy advice and assurance to some of Australia’s largest private sector companies.

Mr Nelson has been a leading mind of climate change policy in the Asia-Pacific region, working closely with government and the private sector during the development and implementation of carbon pricing schemes in New Zealand, Australia, China, the EU and California. He has also served on the board of the Carbon Markets Institute and authored numerous thought leadership with a focus on assisting businesses understand the financial implications of climate policy as well as preparing for emerging markets and regulations.

Mr Nelson has also advised businesses and government on how to build long-term value by responding to broader societal, environmental and economic challenges and assisting business to understand and evaluate the broader value impacts associated with their organisation, operations, programmes and projects.

Mr Nelson is currently a Board member for Earthwatch Institute and MEMS-MIDP Industry Advisory Board.

Vikram Widge

Vikram Widge

Head, Climate Finance & Policy
IFC Climate Business

Vikram Widge is Head of Climate Finance and Policy at IFC, the private sector affiliate of the World Bank.  He leads the external engagement on climate finance and the deployment of innovative market-based solutions to mobilise private capital for low carbon development in emerging markets. He also oversees IFC's work on climate policy, carbon pricing, climate risk and adaptation, and greenhouse gas accounting and related metrics.   

Until recently, he also managed the World Bank’s carbon finance business with more than $3 billion in funds under management and development, as well as innovative results-based financing instruments and technical assistance for market-based carbon pricing that support governments to implement climate-smart policies and attract financing.   Mr Widge worked in the private sector for 10 years before joining IFC in 1994. He has extensive experience in supporting and financing clean technologies such as renewable power, waste-to-energy, fuel cells and electric vehicles. He structured and managed an off-grid solar PV fund for six years in the late 1990s.  

Mr Widge has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (1982) and a Master’s degree in Resource Economics from the University of Maryland (1986), where he was a research scholar and graduate fellow

Hans-Peter  Egler

Hans-Peter Egler

CEO
Global Infrastructure Basel

Hans-Peter Egler is the CEO of Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB), a leading global non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting sustainable infrastructure design and financing practices and fostering market-based sustainable development around the world. Mr Egler has long standing expertise in international cooperation, management and project innovation. Before joining GIB, he led the Trade Promotion Division of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Prior to that, Mr Egler was responsible for investment promotion activities and infrastructure financing for Latin America and Africa. From 1992 to 1994, he was Deputy Country Director of Swiss Development Cooperation in Bolivia. He started his professional career in 1988 as a project manager responsible for the introduction of the first office automation system in the Federal Administration. From 1990 to 1992, he was Deputy Head of Division for Latin America in charge of bilateral trade and investment issues. Mr Egler studied Economic Sciences, Economic History and Sustainable Management practices and holds a degree in Economic Sciences.

Stanislas  Dupré

Stanislas Dupré

Founder and Global Director
2 ˚ Investing Initiative

Stanislas Dupré is the Founder and Global Director of the 2° Investing Initiative. He is also Non-Executive Director of a green private equity fund (NEF-CEM), a lecturer at Paris-Dauphine University, France and member on the expert committees of the NYSE-Euronext Low-Carbon Index and Novethic. Mr Dupré has been working on 2° investing topics since 2007 when he developed the first assessment methodology for ’financed emissions’ of banks and diversified portfolios (for Caisse d’Epargne/Natixis, the ADEME, WWF and Friends of the Earth). In 2010, he authored a book about the role of financial institutions in financing the energy transition. Previously, Mr Dupré was Executive Director of Utopies (CSR consultancy), following a career as CSR Consultant and R&D Manager.

Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

Managing Director
UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Fiona Reynolds is Managing Direction of the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), a position she has held since 2013. She has overall responsibility for the PRI’s operations globally. Ms Reynolds has more than 20 years' experience in the pension sector, working in particular with the Australian government, and has played a key role in advocating pension policy change on behalf of working Australians. She has a particular interest in retirement outcomes for women. Prior to joining the PRI, Ms Reynolds spent seven years as Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST). She has formerly been a director of AUSfund, Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR and the National Network of Women in Super. In 2012, she was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence for her work in public policy. Ms Reynolds also serves on the Councils of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Tomorrow’s Company, the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University and the Business for Peace Steering Committee.

Meral Özçiçek,

Meral Özçiçek,

Head of Financial Institutions,
TSKB

Meral Özçiçek is Head of Financial Institutions  at TSKB, a position she has held since 2012. Her responsibilities in this role include structuring debt capital market transactions to raise funds and securing funding from financial institutions through different product schemes, as well as managing the relationship with financial institutions and rating agencies. Ms. Özçiçek began her professional career wheh she joined TSKB in 1998, and worked on a variety of tasks in the Treasury department. Ms Özçiçek studied Economics at Boğaziçi University, graduating in 1998.

Alexis  Gazzo

Alexis Gazzo

Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner
EY

Alexis Gazzo is a partner within EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team in Paris, where he leads EY’s activities in the renewable energy and climate space. He has over 20 years’ experience supporting organisations as they develop their energy, climate change and sustainability strategies. Mr Gazzo works with businesses, investors, governments and international organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is currently involved in advising several corporates and investors on their energy transition and climate strategies, including aspects related to climate-related risks and opportunities, internal carbon pricing and green bond issuance. Mr Gazzo also supports international financial institutions such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on assignments related to investment strategy and policy definition, design of financing instruments, programme and policy evaluation. He has also worked with many governments, including those of Morocco, Jordan and Algeria on a variety of aspects related to environment and energy issues.

Nathaniel  Keohane

Nathaniel Keohane

Vice President, Global Climate
Environmental Defense Fund

Nathaniel Keohane is Vice President for Global Climate at Environmental Defense Fund, a leading nonprofit advocacy organisation based in New York. He is an economist, advocate, and expert on climate, environment, and energy issues in the United States and globally. Dr Keohane also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University, and a past Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Global Affairs at Yale University’s Jackson Institute. From 2011 to 2012, Dr Keohane served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment in the National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council, where he helped to develop and coordinate administration policy on a wide range of energy and environmental issues. Prior to joining the Administration, Dr Keohane served his first stint at EDF as Director of Economic Policy and Analysis and then Chief Economist, playing a lead role in efforts to enact comprehensive cap-and-trade legislation in Congress. Before joining EDF in 2007, Dr Keohane was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management. His research in environmental economics has been published in prominent academic journals, and he is the co-author of Markets and the Environment (2nd ed., Island Press, 2015), and co-editor of Economics of Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2009). He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2001, and his BA from Yale College in 1993.

Jennifer  Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Responsible Investment Officer
TPT Retirement Solutions

Jennifer Anderson is Responsible Investment Officer for TPT Retirement Solutions, having joined the Investment team in 2013. In this role, she works closely with TPT’s external investment managers, the investment committee and its underlying schemes to lead the implementation of its Responsible Investment strategy. TPT is a Master Trust, with £9bn of assets under management, offering multi-employer occupational pension schemes for both Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) assets. Prior to TPT, Ms Anderson held analyst roles at Citi Investment Research and Jupiter Asset Management specialising in thematic, ESG and climate change research. She has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, UK and a BA in Economics and Economic History.

Ms Anderson also currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and is a member of the Pension and Life Time Savings Association’s (PLSA) Stewardship Advisory Group.

Julien  Bras

Julien Bras

SRI Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Allianz Global Investors

Julien Bras is SRI Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at  Allianz Global Investors Europe, a position he has held since  He has 12 years of experience in the finance industry .He was previously an SRI Fixed Income analyst , and prior to that a Financial Controller at Allianz Global Investors. Mr Bras, CFA holds a Master in management from Lille Graduate School of Management.

Ronald  Steenblik

Ronald Steenblik

Special Counsellor, Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform
OECD Trade & Agriculture Directorate

As the OECD’s Special Counsellor on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, Ronald Steenblik directs the Organisation for Economic Co-operation’s work on collecting and disseminating information on fossil-fuel subsidies in OECD countries and elsewhere, and leads the G20 voluntary peer reviews of inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies. Mr Steenblik has over 30 years of experience in measuring and analysing subsidies to primary industries, including those to agriculture, biofuels, energy, and fisheries. In 2006 and 2007 he served as the first Director of Research for the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Mr Steenblik is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Timothée Jaulin

Timothée Jaulin

Associate-Investment Solutions Engineering & Advisory Unit
Amundi Asset Management

Timothée Jaulin is an Associate within the Investment Solutions Engineering & Advisory Unit of Amundi Asset Management. He joined Amundi in 2012 and has been closely involved in the development of the firm’s climate finance offer, including Amundi’s role as a co-founder of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition with the United Nation's Environment Program and its Finance Initiative.  Prior to joining the Paris office, Mr Jaulin worked for Amundi in New York and London, where he was also a Research Associate for the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) Research Initiative. Mr Jaulin is a graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure, France and holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical and Applied Economics from the Paris School of Economics. He also holds a dual degree in Sociology and Philosophy from Paris Sorbonne University and a degree in Economics from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell

Manager, Treasury Market Operations
IFC
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Chair (3)

Pilita Clark

Pilita Clark

Environment Correspondent
Financial Times

Pilita Clark was appointed Environment Correspondent in May 2011, having previously been the Aerospace Correspondent and Deputy News Editor on the main news desk at the Financial Times, and then Deputy Editor of the FT Magazine. In her current role Ms Clark covers all environmental issues, from climate change to wildlife and renewable energy, but has a particular focus on the impact of low-carbon policies on businesses and investors. Before joining the FT in 2003 as a Commissioning Editor on the FT Magazine, Ms Clark was a Senior Writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, where she was a Political Reporter in Washington DC and Canberra. She was also Managing Editor of The Eye news magazine in Sydney, and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward

Energy Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Ward is the FT’s Energy Editor, leading global coverage of the oil and gas industry, power generation and related policy and geopolitical issues. Before taking up his current role in June 2016, Ward was Pharmaceuticals Correspondent, reporting on life sciences, medical technology and healthcare.

Prior to this, Ward was UK News Editor, leading the news desk responsible for the FT’s coverage of UK politics, policy and economics. Previously, Ward served the FT in a number of foreign reporting roles. He was the Nordic bureau chief responsible for coverage of eight countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

Ward has also been the White House correspondent, during which role he covered the George W. Bush administration and the 2008 presidential election campaign. Before moving to Washington, Ward covered business and politics in the US south-east as Atlanta Correspondent. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as Seoul Correspondent, reporting on North and South Korea.

Ward joined the FT in 1999 as a graduate trainee in London and was appointed Media Correspondent in 2000. Ward received his B.A. in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester, UK.

Follow Andrew Ward on twitter: @andrew_ward1

Elaine  Moore

Elaine Moore

Lex Writer
Financial Times

Elaine Moore is a writer for the Financial Times Lex column, the oldest and arguably the most influential business and finance column of its kind. Prior to this, she was the FT’s Capital Markets Correspondent, where she covered the Greek debt crisis, Saudi Arabia’s entrance to global markets, Argentina’s debt restructuring and the bond dispute between Russia and Ukraine. Previous roles at the FT include Deputy Editor of the FT’s personal finance section and reporter. Before joining the Financial Times, she worked for the Turkish Ambassador in London and as a freelance journalist in Cambodia. She graduated from Cambridge University.

Agenda - 23rd May

  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks from the FT Chair
  • 9:05am
    Presentation: Risk and Opportunity in the New Climate Economy

    Climate change has significant implications for businesses, for financial markets and investors and for the relative wealth and competitive positions of the world’s economies and financial centres.  The World Bank estimates that some $158trn of assets-double the total output of the global economy- could be in jeopardy without preventable action. Understanding these risks is vital to ensure capital is allocated appropriately, avoiding the risk of stranded assets, the exacerbation of global warming and ensuing that money is channelled to serving the needs of the new climate economy.

    • What are the climate scenarios and their impact on business, capital markets and the economy?
    • Is green growth now aligned with economic growth?
    • What does the greening of China mean for the country’s own growth and for the world? Will China lead in climate finance? What are the implications for the world’s financial centres?
    • What are the emerging opportunities for financial institutions and investors?

    John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, The World Bank 

     

  • 9:30am
    Presentation: Climate Change Disclosure and Liability-Implications for Companies and Investors

    Recent actions by the New York Attorney General against companies which have failed to adequately disclose material, physical, regulatory, legislative and reputational risks to their business from climate change have serious implications for climate vulnerable companies, and for those who invest in them-from the potential for criminal and civil actions, restitutions as well as loss of social license. How might climate disclosure laws and regulations evolve, and what are the risk for companies and investors?

    Alice Garton, Company and Financial Project Lead, ClientEarth

  • 9:55am
    Climate Finance and the Private Sector

    Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business, IFC 

  • 10:15am
    Panel: Greening the Global Financial System: A Financial Sector Roadmap to a Sustainable Future

    The Paris agreement has galvanised the financial community to the cause of tackling the challenge of climate change, yet green finance remains marginal to global capital flows and inadequate to global needs.

    • What needs to happen for green finance to reach its full potential? How can barriers to financial sector participation be addressed?
    • What can governments do to enable financiers and investor to ‘take the long-term view’ (e.g. harnessing the public balance sheet, market incentives, environmental legislation, market coherence,, enhanced information flows)?
    • Green quantitative easing: what role could monetary policy play in building the new green economy?
    • How can today’s ‘inefficient, ineffective and fragile’ financial system-the underlying plumbing, structures and the culture of finance be transformed to better meet the needs of the green economy?
    • How can the disruption to the financial system underpinned by ‘fintech’ be aligned with green finance (for instance for raising capital, assessing risks, reducing capital costs and blending financial and non-financial returns by reducing transaction costs e.g. pay-as-you-go solar systems)? 

    Azeema Adam, Governor, Maldives Monetary Authority

    Alexander Barkawi, Founder and Director, Council on Economic Policies (CEP) 

    Simon Zadek, Co-Director, Inquiry into Design Options for  a Sustainable Financial System,  United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

    Assaad Razzouk, Chairman and CEO, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources

    Meral Özçiçek, Head of Financial Institutions, Türkiye Sanayi Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB),Turkey

    Moderator: Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:15am
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 11:30am
    Panel:The Achilles Heel of Climate Finance-Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Green bonds and other financial instruments may eventually do more to encourage clean energy investment, but  their success could be cancelled out if governments keep spending so much on subsidising fossil fuels.  Can governments justify continuing support for fossil fuels while simultaneously backing the Paris agreement?

    Ronald Steenblik, Special Counsellor, Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform, OECD Trade & Agriculture Directorate

    Peter Damgaard Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, PKA and Chair, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (ICGCC)

    Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive, World Coal Association

    Moderator: Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:10pm
    Emissions Impossible? Carbon Markets and other Regulatory Mechanisms

    Countries will need to raise their ambitions if the objective of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees, and promoting efforts towards 1.5 degrees are to be met. Carbon markets have the potential to play a significant role. To date, some 40 countries and 23 cities have some level of trading systems in place covering some 12 % of global emissions. 

    However, in some jurisdictions, carbon market schemes are still likely to be politically impossible for some time to come. And not all carbon markets are currently pricing emissions anywhere near high enough to have a meaningful impact. In the US, for example, domestic rules on coal-fired power emissions have been one of the most effective regulatory measures. Carbon taxes, car fleet standards, industrial efficiency requirements are just a few of the alternatives to carbon markets that governments around the world have introduced, whether or not they have explicitly targeted greenhouse gas emissions with those measures. How can investors, financiers and companies prepare for a 1.5 - 2C world when the market signal is weak or non-existent?

     

    • Will carbon markets expand at scale?
    • Are carbon markets the most effective way of meeting emissions targets and creating incentives to invest in low-carbon technology and infrastructure? What is the evidence that they change behaviours and contribute a real dent in emissions?
    • What are the prospects for China’s carbon markets? Will China show the world how climate trading is done?
    • What are the lessons from the experiences of pioneering local, regional and national carbon markets (e.g. EU ETS, California)?.  How are concerns regarding the integrity of markets and carbon leakage be met?
    • What would be ‘best in class’ emissions trading scheme look like?
    • Will we see a global carbon price and if so, what could be the possible timescale? 

    Session Keynote: Mathew Nelson, Global and Asia-Pacific Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services , EY

    Dirk Forrister, President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association

    Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President,Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

    Moderator: Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:50pm
    Panel: Financing Green Infrastructure: Investor Tales from the Frontline-Who is Making and Losing Money in Green Finance?

    Per Lekander, Fund Manager, Lansdowne Partners

    Benjamin Powell, Manager,Treasury Market Operations, IFC. 

    Moderator: Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:25pm
    Lunch
  • 2:25pm
    Panel Session: Advancing the Global Resilience Agenda-The Role of Insurance in Tacking Climate Change

    Andreas Spiegel,Head of Group Sustainability Risk, Swiss Re  

    Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

    Moderator: Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:55pm
    Panel: Financing Adaptation and Resilience: What are the Viable Business Models?

    Urgent action is needed not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but to help countries finance resilience and prepare for world of dramatic climate and weather extremes. Developed countries, however, are fiscally constrained and momentum is gathering around the need to mobilize private finance as the solution to meeting the Paris agreed commitment of $100bn a year for adaptation and resilience in the developed world. To date, most action to deal with climate change has been invested in clean energy and other technologies to curb emissions. Measures to adapt to climate change rarely offer a clear rate of return, and investors have been deterred from participating in this market. New ways will need to be found to define adaption, create standards, lower risks and smooth obstacles for the investors who have the money to take the actions that’s needed at scale.

    • What are the viable business models for adaptation and resilience?
    • How are technological tools for assessing climate adaptation and impact risks improving? Are we risking data asymmetry?
    • Is there too much reliance and hope placed in mobilising private finance? How suited is private finance to meet these financing goals-will private finance struggle to meet the essential adaptation needs of poor and marginalised people?

    Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, Climate Finance Program, Climate Policy Initiative  

    Abyd Karmali, Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Tessa Tennant, Founder, NDCi. Global

    Moderator: Elaine Moore, Lex Writer, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 3:45pm
    Panel: Green Bonds and Beyond: Mobilising Debt for Climate Action

    This session will take an in-depth look at how the global debt markets can be harnessed in the financing of the transition/for green projects.

    • How can the universe of green bonds be expanded?
    • What are the barriers to growth and how can they be addressed (e.g. market integrity, standardisation, growth of local markets, reducing cost, improving returns), Does self-regulation work?
    • What are the potential next growth markets for green bonds (e.g. municipal and city, industrial efficiency, ICT)? Innovation in green bonds-what next (e.g. asset-backed green bonds)?
    • Should ‘brown ‘companies be allowed to issues green bonds?
    • What impact will green bond issues be in reducing carbon emissions (how much is ‘greenwash’ and how much is real change)?

    Robert Scharfe, Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg)

    Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

    Julien Bras, SRI Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors  

    Alexis Gazzo, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services  EY

    Moderator: Elaine Moore, Lex Writer, Financial Times

  • 4:35pm
    Will Institutional Investors Embrace Low-Carbon Strategies?

    In this concluding session of the Summit, a panel of leading asset managers to include pension fund managers, sovereign wealth managers and insurers will discuss the on-going barriers to institution investors taking part more fully in financing the low-carbon transition: How are their strategies evolving in the light of the Paris accord and market developments? How can they bring their portfolios with the 2 degrees’ threshold? What low-carbon strategies (e.g. divestment, engagement or investing directly in low-carbon technologies and businesses) are they adopting? Which strategies are more effective in terms of both returns, and in contribution to meeting the 2 degrees objective?

    Timothée JaulinAmundi Asset Management

    Stanislas Dupré, Founder and Global Director2 ˚ Investing Initiative

    Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director,  Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    Jennifer Anderson, Responsible Investment Officer, TPT Retirement Solutions

     

    Moderator: Vikram Widge, Head, Climate Finance & Policy, IFC Climate Business

  • 5:25pm
    Closing Remarks from the FT Chair

Why Attend

  • Learn how investment portfolios are adjusting to 2 degrees
  • Hear who's making and losing money in green finance: can renewables be profitable?
  • Get the inside track on green quantitative easing and the role monetary policy could play in growing the green economy
  • Discover how climate disclosure laws and regulations are evolving and the risk for companies and investors
  • Keep abreast of China's drive to lead in climate finance and the implications for the world's financial centres
  • Discuss how business models and risk models are evolving to scale up investment in adaptation and resilience
  • Explore the new frontiers in climate finance: aligning fintech with climate finance, and the expanding universe of green bonds
  • Debate the big issues of the day: Is financial stability possible without environmental stability?
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Who Attends

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Global Climate Finance Summit will be attended by senior decision-makers from the following sectors:

  • Banks and Security Houses
  • Investors-Fund / Asset Managers, Pension Funds. Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Insurers, Reinsuers and Environmental Risk Management
  • Infrastructure Finance and Investment
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Stock Exchanges and Stock Indexes
  • Corporate Issuers and Underwriters
  • Carbon Markets and Trading
  • Climate / Environment Lawyers and Consultants
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Multilateral Investment Banks
  • Energy Companies:Oil & Gas; Power; Clean Energy/Renewables
  • Cleantech Companies
  • Green Bonds / Debt Markets
  • Green Bond Verification and Certification Agencies
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Fees

The FT Clean Energy Week consists of three separate events, FT Climate Finance Summit, FT Energy Transition Strategies and the FT Circular Economy Summit.

Below are our fees to attend one event, two events or all three events.

TICKET TYPE

EARLY BIRD RATE BEFORE 31/03/17

STANDARD RATE

 

 

 

1 Day Ticket

£799 + VAT

£899 + VAT

2 Day Ticket

£1,299 + VAT

£1,399 + VAT

3 Day Ticket

£1,599 + VAT

£1,699 + VAT

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Venue

InterContinental London Park Lane
One Hamilton Place
London W1J 7QY

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3131

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Accommodation

We have arranged special accommodation rates at the InterContinental Park Lane for the nights of 22 May - 24 May at £150 + VAT per night.

To secure this please book online here.

Please note that rooms are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

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Lead Sponsors (2)

The EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) teams support organizations around the world as they focus on the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change and the drive for sustainability.

As businesses are facing new regulatory requirements and stakeholder concerns around environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, EY can help address these issues. While embedding a sustainable approach into core business activities could be a complex transformation, EY can support you throughout these changes that could help you achieve your short-term objectives and create long-term shareholder value.

The professionals in our climate change and energy teams focus on helping organizations develop their carbon and climate finance strategies, greenhouse gas and energy programs, green bonds assessment and assurance, climate risk and vulnerability assessments, energy management and monitoring, and policy development.

Our global, multidisciplinary teams combine our experience in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services with climate change and sustainability knowledge and experience in your industry. You'll receive tailored service supported by proven methodologies to address issues relating to your specific needs. Wherever you are in the world, EY can provide the right professionals to support you in reaching your sustainability goals.

Follow us on twitter: @EY_Sustainable

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre. It is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg Government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation (PROFIL). Founded in 2008, its objective is to develop Luxembourg’s financial services industry and identify new business opportunities.

LFF connects international investors to the range of financial services provided in Luxembourg, such as investment funds, wealth management, capital market operations or advisory services. In addition to being the first port of call for foreign journalists, LFF cooperates with the various professional associations and monitors global trends in finance, providing the necessary material on products and services available in Luxembourg. Furthermore, LFF manages multiple communication channels, organises seminars in international business locations, and takes part in selected world-class trade fairs and congresses.

Associate Sponsors (1)

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Supporting Partners (3)

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

Eurosif is the leading pan-European Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) membership organisation. Its mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain. These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets.

On the 10th of November 2016, Eurosif launched its biennial SRI Study, unveiling the trends that have shaped the SRI market in the past two years and discussing the future of SRI in Europe. To find out more about the Study, please click here.

IETA is a nonprofit business organisation created in 1999 to serve businesses engaged in the field of carbon markets. Our objective is to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing greenhouse gases at lowest cost. Our vision is a single global carbon price produced by markets of high environmental integrity. We pursue this vision with an eye to pragmatism, political reality and sound economics.
Our membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. IETA aims to ensure that system design, implementation and review deliver a functioning, efficient market. The association upholds its principles by acting as a think tank, a convener of dialogues, an advocate, a market promoter and acting as a body that is able to drive market standards. As of September 2016, IETA comprises around 140 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries.

Organiser (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Contact

Abigail Lewis
Media Partner and Press Enquiries
Financial Times
Funmbi Adenubi
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times
Angela Letinov
Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times
Peter Bamford
Commercial Manager - Energy, Climate & Commodities
Financial Times