• Asia Pacific Representative

      Norihiko Kato
      CEO, Golomt Bank, Mongolia

      Mr. Kato has extensive banking experience for over 30 years. He started his career at Bank of Tokyo (current MUFG Bank), and took various positions in Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam and Bahrain in corporate banking, HR, planning, regional management and subsidiary-bank management.

      Moreover, he has tremendous experience in Mongolian banking sector, having served as a senior advisor, Acting CEO and CEO of Khan Bank for five years during the period from 2009 to 2016 and also served as a Vice President of Mongolian Bankers Association.

      Prior to joining Golomt Bank, Mr. Kato worked as CEO of Sathapana Bank in Cambodia and transformed the bank into one of the leading banks in Cambodia with latest digital banking services. He also contributed to developing Cambodia’s Sustainable Finance Initiatives as the Chairman of newly established Sustainable Finance Committee of Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC).

      Mr. Kato holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Tokyo, Japan and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, U.S.A. Norihiko Kato was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Golomt bank on 23rd May, 2019.

    • North America Representative

      Hui Wen Chan
      Vice President in Corporate Sustainability, Citi, USA

      Hui Wen Chan is a Vice President in Corporate Sustainability at Citi. She supports sustainable finance and other cross-functional initiatives that drive environmental and social impact with clients and other key stakeholders. Hui is also currently the UNEP FI North America Banking Committee Representative. She was previously Senior Program Manager of Corporate Citizenship at Citi and Impact Analytics and Planning Officer at the Citi Foundation.Hui has prior work experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Before joining Citi, she advised clients across a variety of industries at Sagent Advisors, Inc. and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman Group). She also served as a Program Officer for the William J. Clinton Foundation’s pediatric HIV/AIDS program in Beijing, China, and was a Harvard Business School Leadership Fellow and Associate Director at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, focused on strategic planning and business development. am currently UNEP FI North America Banking Committee Representative

      Hui is based in New York City. She received a A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    • Banking Committee Co-Chair

      Siobhan Toohill
      Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac Group, Australia

      Siobhan is responsible for the Group’s sustainability strategy, reporting, and manages sustainability risk and governance, including climate change and human rights policy, community and Indigenous engagement programs – as well as the Westpac Foundation backing social enterprises creating jobs for vulnerable Australians, and Westpac Scholars awarding 100 scholarships every year, forever. Prior to joining Westpac Siobhan established the sustainability function at Stockland Property Group. Both Westpac and Stockland have been recognised as global leaders in corporate sustainability performance.

      A pioneer in corporate sustainability in Australia, Siobhan is passionate about the capacity of business to create positive impact, and in 2018 was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.

       

      Ecosystem Representative

      Rosemary Bissett
      Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk, National Australia Bank, Australia

      Rosemary is Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk at National Australia Bank.  She has responsibility for the integration of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Risk into the NAB Group’s risk management framework and for ESG related disclosures, such as those relating to human rights and climate change. This includes NAB’s TCFD disclosures and coordinating NAB’s work on climate risk. Rosemary is a director of North East Water and Sustainable Business Australia. She is also a member of a number of Advisory boards and committees including: the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Advisory Board, the National Environmental Science Program Threatened Species Research Hub Steering Committee and United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative Banking Committee and the Natural Capital Coalition’s Advisory Panel and Biodiversity Steering Group. Rosemary has previously worked as a Board Secretary for a Victorian Government Agency and in various roles in the water industry. She has an MBA and Master of Applied Science in Analytical Chemistry.

    • Positive Impact Representative

      Cécile Rechatin
      Director environmental and social policies, Société Générale, France

      Cécile Rechatin is Director of the environmental and social (E&S) policies in Societe Generale Group and her portfolio includes standards setting for the implementation of the E&S risk management processes, climate policy, reduction of direct environmental impact and relationship with some stakeholders. She has been with the Group for 13 years. Before joining the Group CSR team, she developed the E&S risk evaluation of projects within the CIB branch and headed the Equator Principles team. Prior to joining Societe Generale Group, Cécile was E&S analyst at Coface (now BPI France) and started her career at the statistical branch of the French Ministry of the environment as editor of the national state of the environment report.

      Cécile studied physics at ENS Lyon and graduated from the Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts as an environmental engineer.

    • Banking Committee Co-Chair, Africa/Middle East Representative

      Wendy Dobson
      Head of Group Policy, Advocacy and Sustainability in Group Risk, Standard Bank

      Wendy Dobson is the Head of Group Policy Advocacy and Sustainability in Group Risk for Standard Bank. Prior to joining Standard Bank in 2009, Wendy held executive positions at the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Economic Development Labour Council (NEDLAC). She is an alumnus of the University of the Witwatersrand, with a BA Honours (Industrial Psychology), a Masters of Management Degree (Public and Development Management). Wendy recently completed a Masters of Arts (Applied Ethics for Professionals) focusing on the ethics of corporate lobbying. In her current role at Standard Bank, Wendy leads the bank’s approach to advocacy, stakeholder engagement, sustainability and shared value with the aim of building trust between the bank and its stakeholders. Her particular areas of interest are Business Ethics, Business and Society, Corporate Citizenship, and the political role of corporations in emerging markets.

    • Floske Kusse
      Stakeholder Engagement Lead, ING Global Sustainability, Netherlands 

      As Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Floske Kusse is responsible for ING’s commitments, memberships and strategic engagement on topics like climate change, the circular economy and human rights. She also represents ING in sustainability related platforms. Outcomes and insights from this engagement contribute to ING’s strategy, policy framework and the development of business opportunities. The other way around, ING contributes to standard-setting and policy development.

      Sustainability is a strategic priority for ING and built into the purpose of the company. The focus is on integrating sustainability further into the core business and accelerating two themes where ING can have an impact on society; supporting financial health and contributing to climate action. This focus pays off: ING has leading positions in independent indices like Sustainalytics and CDP, and is recognized most notably for its climate action leadership.

      Before joining ING in 2015, Floske worked in several business and public affairs roles in the energy sector (Nuon/Vattenfall). She holds a master’s degree in Dutch language and literature, specializing in rhetoric – stories shape our world and sustainability is a common language that connects us all.

    • Social issues Representative

      Anders Langworth
      Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea, Sweden

      Anders Langworth is Head of Group Sustainable Finance at Nordea, where integrating sustainability in the Groups entire offering – investments, financing, advice and internal operations is the main objective.

      Anders has worked in the financial industry since 2006, at Citibank, Genworth Financial and joined Nordea in 2011, where he has led several business development units. He started working full time with sustainable finance in 2016 and have had previous roles such as Head of Strategy & Implementation and Deputy Head of Group Sustainable Finance. He is based Sweden and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Business and the Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School.

      Anders is also the Founder of Bankers for Climate (www.bankersforclimate.com), a fully independent non-profit climate change movement for all employees in the global financial industry. The purpose is to drive positive change from within the industry.

       

    • Climate Change Representative

      Madeleine Ronquest
      Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management, FirstRand Group, South Africa

      Madeleine Ronquest is the Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management in the FirstRand Group and her portfolio includes Environmental and social risk management, Climate Resilience, Green Finance and positive impact banking and investment. She has been with the Group for 15 years.Her professional background includes environmental science, risk management and environmental law. Her role is to ensure that FirstRand is positioned as one of the business leaders in climate change, natural capital management, positive impact banking, responsible investment and sustainable development finance. It is imperative that the Group plays a pertinent role in leading South Africa into a low carbon economy and that it has a verifiable positive impact on the economy, the environment and society.She is an eternal student and an international speaker and has taken leadership roles in the Global Steering Committee and other board committees of UNEPFI (United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative), the South African Advisory Committee on Environment and Society (National Business Initiative), the NBI Advisory Committee on Green Finance, and the Sustainable Finance Forum of the South African Banking Association (BASA).

    • Europe Representative

      James Vaccaro
      Director of Corporate Strategy, Triodos Bank NV, Netherlands

      James is a specialist in social and environmental finance having been at Triodos Bank since 1998. James has advised on bond issues and share offers for leading social enterprises and charities. He has managed equity investments in a range of early stage businesses in the organic food, recycling and environmental technology sectors. In 2005, James started Triodos Bank’s investment activity in the UK and was Managing Director of Investment Management, incorporating corporate finance advisory services and fund management. James was also the Managing Director of Triodos Renewables plc from 2005-2012. He has been a director of many green and sustainable businesses and has served on the board of UKSIF and was treasurer of a local community development association. James was a member of the Investment & Contract Readiness Fund Advisory Panel and the UK Advisory Board to the G8 Social Investment Taskforce. He now leads the development of strategy across the Triodos Bank group internationally and he is a founding trustee of the Finance Innovation Lab.