Business Intelligence Department, Director
Doris Arevalo Ordoñez graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. She worked for seven years in the real sector in the administrative and financial, and has been linked to the financial sector for 19 years in organizations such as the Royal Bank, now Scotiabank, Banco GNB Sudameris and currently in Bancóldex. In the retail financial institutions served as Commercial Manager, Senior Manager and Manager for Official Banking and Corporate Banking. In Bancóldex she served for three years as Director of Corporate Banking Department and is currently the Director of the Business Intelligence Department, area responsible for reading and analyzing the market, designing new products and services, and leads the strategic block Bancóldex Environmental Management.
Programme Leader, UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
Butch Bacani is the Programme Leader of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative, the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General, the PSI is a global framework and initiative to address environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. Butch led the six-year global process to develop the PSI, which was launched at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. From 2006 to 2010, he led UNEP FI’s insurance and investment programmes, including its activities with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative. Butch has written and contributed to pioneering studies, including a report on global sustainability issues for insurers, the first global sustainability survey of the insurance industry, a global insurance industry statement on climate change, and a legal roadmap for fiduciaries to drive responsible investment. Previously, Butch was based in Asia as the Head of Reinsurance of the Pioneer Group, where he spent over a decade working with leading insurers and reinsurers worldwide.
National Australia Bank
Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk
Previous to her time at NAB, Rosemary spent two years at the Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria, as Board Secretary and part of the Executive team. She also worked in the water industry for ten years in areas including sustainability strategy, environment, trade waste management, cleaner production, customer and community education. Rosemary is currently on a number of not-for profit Boards including the Moreland Energy Foundation and is a member of the RMIT’s School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning - Environment Program Advisory Committee.
Corporate Sustainability Superintendent
Adriana Boscov has 20 years of experience in management, market analysis, new business strategy, public private partnerships and marketing. Ms. Boscov has a master’s degree from Georgetown University in International Development, with a concentration in public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility. Working in grant-making organizations as a manager since 2005, Adriana has developed projects with local partners in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America. Since 2009, Adriana is the Corporate Sustainability Superintendent for SulAmérica Seguros in Brazil and has been working to disseminate ESG aspects in the Brazilian Insurance Market. She supported the establishment of a Sustainability Commission within the Brazilian Insurance Confederation (CNseg) in 2012 where she was elected president. She has also been part of the PSI Transitional Board and was elected a PSI Board Member in 2012.
Director Financial institutions
In this position she is responsible for FMO’s Financial Institutions team, strategy, business development and the loan portfolio invested in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia and Latin America. Prior to this she was Manager Agribusiness, Food & Water, responsible to set up Agribusiness as a new focus sector for FMO. Before this she held various positions at FMO: Manager Sustainability Development, Manager Business Development Latin America and (Senior) Investment Officer Europe & Central Asia. Before 2000, she worked at Fortis Bank in Financial Institutions / Trade & Commodity Finance for Latin America. Linda Broekhuizen has a Master degree in International Relations and in Business Administration. In 2010 she finalized a postgraduate program on Corporate Social Responsibility Management.
Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
CFA, Director - Climate Change Strategy, Asia-Pacific
Wai-Shin joined HSBC in 2011 as the Director for Climate Change Strategy in Asia Pacific. The role involves helping HSBC's clients prepare their portfolios for the effects of climate change, as well as internal consulting for different business functions within the bank. Before HSBC, Wai-Shin worked as a fund manager where he was centrally involved in the integration of Environmental Social Governance issues. He is a former Executive Director of ASrIA (Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) and was an equity analyst for many years. Wai-Shin holds a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder.
China CDM Fund
Mr. Huan Chen is Deputy Director General of the China CDM Fund Management Center, Ministry of Finance(MOF), China. He holds a Bachelor Degree of English Literature and Master Degree of Economics. In 1989, he joined MOF and since then engaged in international financial cooperation in a number of positions in World Bank Department and International Department of MOF. In 1999-2002, he worked in the Office of Executive Director for China in the World Bank, and served as Advisor and Alternate Executive Director. Since July 2007, he serves in the current position.
Shuaihua Cheng, Dr.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Senior Programme Officer, Head of Asia Pacific and China
Dr Shuaihua CHENG is Senior Programme Officer, Head of Asia Pacific and China at ICTSD, where he is responsible for strategic advice to the Chief Executive and for the issues related to Asia Pacific and China. He has been leading ICTSD China Initiative and Bridges China Dialogue in Geneva since 2006. Dr Cheng was appointed Managing Director of ICTSD China Office in 2012. Before joining ICTSD, Dr Cheng was a trade development analyst at the Shanghai Development Research Centre and Board Secretary of Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Centre. He was a British Chevening Scholar, an Associate Research Fellow of the Evian Group at IMD and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow. In 2007, Dr Cheng was nominated Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society. Dr Cheng has written widely on issues related to trade, environment, finance, development, and role of emerging economies in global governance for both policy and academic audiences. Dr Cheng was educated at the Fudan University and the University of Oxford. He is a citizen of China.
Head of Emerging Markets, Environment & Sustainable Development
Denis Childs was appointed Head of Emerging Markets Financing, Environment and Sustainable Development in September 2008. Denis Childs began his career at the Société Générale Group in 1978 when he joined the French Retail Banking network. In 1981, he moved to Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as part of the Export Finance team where he created new areas of business and became Deputy to the Global Head of this activity. In 1993, he was appointed Head of the International Branch and in 1996 he created the bank's worldwide Commodity and Trade Finance business line. In 2007, he became Global Head of Natural Resources and Energy Financing.
International Integrated Reporting Council
China Beijing Environmental Exchange
Mr. Du Shaozhong is currently the Chairman of China Beijing Environment Exchange. Mr. Du has intensive experience in environmental protection and climate change, especially in the field of using market based instrument to stimulate energy saving and emission reduction. During the time at Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, Mr. Du, as the project director/team leader, participated in various key research projects at municipal level, including The Establishment of Decision Support System for Beijing Motor Vehicle Pollution Control; Beijing V Vehicle Emission Standards, Technologies and Implementation; Diesel Emission Factors for Beijing Non-road Mobile Machinery as well as VOCs Emission Factors for Gas Stations. Since May, 2012, as Chairman of the China Beijing Environmental Exchange, Mr. Du has been actively promoting international cooperation and responsible for several projects which has important domestic and international impact such as Green Development Project with United Nations Development Programme, The Mechanism Design and Application for Building Carbon Emissions Trading with the British Embassy and the Beijing City Carbon Finance Study with Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.
Robert G. Eccles
Harvard University, Business School
Professor of Management Practice
He is first joined the faculty in 1979 and received tenure in 1989. He left in 1993 to work in the private sector and rejoined the faculty in 2007. He is the author of One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (with Michael P. Krzus), which is the first book on this subject. Professor Eccles continues his active research program on integrated reporting. Within the past few years a new trend has begun for “integrated reporting,” in which a company combines its financial and non-financial reports into “One Report” with varying degrees of integration. With HBS Professor Amy Edmondson, Dr. Eccles has started a major research project on innovative business models for sustainable urbanization.
French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and energy
Senior Advisor Responsible Finance
Robin Edme is Senior Advisor Responsible Finance to the Commissioner General’s office in charge of sustainable development (French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and energy). He is particularly in charge of leading the joint initiative, between the French Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Ecology, “Financing the ecological transition” which held its first seminar last July. He is today a recognized European expert for his capacity to tackle complex and “hot” CSR and SRI issues, in particular in the banking and financial sector; he developed strong advocacy and lobbying expertise at national and& European level. He also currently lectures on advanced CSR & SRI issues for several universities and major European actors of the financial industry. He is a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the GRI, board member of European Partners for the Environment and member of Qualified Personalities College of the French Institute of Directors (IFA); he was also Member of the Task Force “Rethinking Asset Management” and “Supporting Long-term Investing and Retirement Savings”, both chaired by CEPS/ECMI. Prior to this position, he was the founding Partner of Maqassar, a pioneer CSR & SRI Executive management consulting company. He is one of the founders of the French Social Investment Forum and Eurosif for which he served as President respectively for 7 and 5 years.
Carrie Douglas Fong
Mr. Geiger is directing the Sustainability Department at the DEG, the German Development Financial Institution based Cologne, Germany since June 2012. The Sustainability Department comprises 10 staff with various professional backgrounds and expertise. He has previously worked since 2001 for more than 10 years for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Germany and the Mekong region in various functions on freshwater, forests, sustainable development in China, agricultural commodities, and private sector finance. He has extensive international experience in working with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Vietnam, Sao Tomé and Madagascar from 1993 till 2001. His professional studies are in forest management and rural development.
Bank of Taizhou
Mr. Jörn Helms has been working in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise finance for 14 years. He started his career as a consultant for microfinance downscaling and institution building projects in Eastern Europe working for the German IPC consultancy. In 2005 he moved to China and worked with various banks in the China Development Banks Microfinance Project. In 2008 Mr. Helms joined Bank of Taizhou, a regional bank in Eastern China specialized on small business finance. He currently is Vice President responsible for the banks micro and small lending operation and active in developing the banks green lending profile. Mr. Helms is married and has two sons.
Ms Denise Hills is graduate in business administration, with extension in economics from FIPE - Economic Research Institute Foundation, USP. Denise has been the head of Sustainability at Itaú Unibanco since 2010. She has more than 22 years of experience in the financial market, more specifically on investment, financial planning and wealth management. Under her supervision the Sustainability department has conducted the revision of the organization’s sustainability strategy.Now Denise and her team lead projects oriented by three strategic focuses: dialogue and transparency, social-environmental risks and opportunities and financial education.
Day 1 - Greeting and Registration ( 08:00 - 09:00 )
He has worked intensively since 1975 on a range of global economic, development and environmental issues as a diplomat, international civil servant, Director of Greenpeace International, and Strategic Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Now an independent consultant, his clients include governments, intergovernmental agencies, business and non-profit organizations. Trained as an international lawyer, Hohnen worked from 1975 to 1989 as an Australian diplomat at the OECD in Paris, to the EU institutions in Brussels, and in Fiji and Sri Lanka. He was closely involved in the 1992, 2002 and 2012 Earth Summit processes, and has participated in the negotiation of a wide range environmental convention, including on climate change. Hohnen conducts executive level workshops on embedding sustainability in business strategies and is an expert on materiality and sustainability reporting.
Caisse des Dépôts
Head of Real Estate Sustainability Policy
Mr Frank Hovorka started his career in 1990 in construction field. A couple of years later, he joined the French construction group VINCI. He worked on different operational positions on construction sites. Based in Eastern Europe (mainly in the Czech Republic and Hungary) he worked with a team specialized in offices, retail and hotel buildings. In 2005 he achieved the first office building certified as a « green building » by Certivea (French green building council). In January 2007, he joined the international real estate department of Icade (real estate integrated developer) as head of development for commercial buildings, especially in Germany. He is also involved in research projects for net zero energy buildings and financial indicators for the green value (UNEP FI). Since September 2010 he's working for the "Caisse des depots" group in charge of the real estate sustainable development policy.
Standard Bank Group
Head Sustainability Management
Karin Ireton was appointed Director of Group Sustainability Management at Standard Bank in 2009. A leader in the sustainable development field, Karin was previously at Anglo American for 7,5 years, where she developed Anglo American's responses to the sustainable development agenda and most recently held the position of Head of Sustainable Development: Markets and Economics. During her period at Anglo American, Karin was an active participant in the ICMM's working groups on social and community development and worked on the development of the "Community Development Toolbox" produced by that body. She has also worked with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development for many years, on the development task force, and participated in a number of working groups to enhance the development outcomes of company initiatives. Karin has worked on sustainable development issues since the 1992 earth summit in Rio de Janeiro and played a major role in the business preparations for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. She managed the Industrial Environmental Forum and was Sustainable Energy Advisor for Eskom's long-term energy planning process.
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust
Deputy General Manager, Head of Sustainable Property Promotion Team
After graduating from the Law Department of Waseda University, Tokyo, Mr. Ito joined The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. in 1983. He began his real estate career in the Bank as a licensed real estate appraiser, engaging in real estate appraisal, real estate trust services, as well as national property research, among others. In 2005, an article entitled ” A note on environmental value added for real estate” that he entered for selection to commemorate the tenth founding anniversary of the Tokyo Association of Real Estate Appraisers won the top award. While engaged in the management of sustainable real estate promotion, he is conducting research on the additional value of sustainable real estate. He is also a member of the UNEP Finance Initiative Property Working Group (UNEP FI PWG) and an organizer of CASBEE Property Appraisal Subcommittee.
Managing Director Responsible Investment
Dr. Marcel Jeucken is Managing Director Responsible Investment at PGGM. He is a member of the Management Team, Investment Committee and Investment Policy Committee of PGGM Investment Management. PGGM IM is the fiduciary manager for amongst others Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, the second largest pension fund in The Netherlands and Europe, and has approximately 130 billion euro in assets under management. The Responsible Investment team has a central role in the implementation of PGGM’s responsible investment policy along all asset classes. Marcel is amongst others a delegate of the PRI Advisory Council, director of the Stichting RI (Foundation for the PRI), and director of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. In 2009 Marcel was a member of the Corporate Governance Code Review Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network which published its revised corporate governance principles at the end of 2009.
China Development Bank
Member of Executive Management Team
Graduated with a Master' s in International Corporate Management from the Management School of the University of Texas. Successively held the posts of deputy general manager and general manager of the Business Department of Bank of China' s Hong Kong and Macao Office (concurrently senior executive vice president of BOC International Holdings Ltd.) between March 1993 and November 1998; appointed a member of the leading party members' group and vice director of State Administration of Foreign Exchange in November 1998; assumed the posts of member of the CPC China Development Bank Committee, assistant to governor and concurrently director of the Treasury Department of CDB in December 2001; member of the CPC China Development Bank Committee and assistant to governor from January 2004 till present.
Hermes Equity Ownership Services
As an executive director of the Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) board, Leon has been responsibile for the commercial development of EOS. In addition, he is currently responsible for overseeing and managing EOS’ engagement programme in the Americas on behalf of a number of major institutional investors globally. In this work, he engages major corporations worldwide in constructive dialogues to seek beneficial change on a range of corporate governance, remuneration, strategic, environmental and social concerns.
Daiwa Securities Group
Received Bachelor’s degree in public finance from Hitotsubashi University in Japan in 1983. Received Master’s degree in applied economics from Hitotsubashi University Graduate School in 1986. Joined Daiwa Securities in 1986, worked as researcher and securities analyst. Transferred to Daiwa Institute of Research in 1994 and have worked as securities analyst, consultant of environmental management, now engaging in research and study of CSR and SRI environmental and reporting sustainability reporting. From April 2010 to June 2011 worked as a head of CSR group at headquarter office of Daiwa Securities Group. Co-author of “Guide to Socially Responsible Investment|” (2003. Nihon Keizai Shinbun), part-time instructor at Nanzan University in Japan (2004-2007) and Aoyamagakuin University（2006-present), both teaching CSR and SRI. Have served as a member of judging committee of Toyokeizai Green Reporting Award (1998-2003).
Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance
Mr. David Korunić was born in New Zealand and is a Croatian national as well. David has been with AXA since 2004 with the past six and a half years working in the Thailand Life business as Chief Financial Officer before being appointed in January as CEO. Over the last 24 years David has lived and worked in the insurance industry in Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, while having exposure to all other Asian countries from his various regional roles. In David’s spare time he enjoys watching rugby, cooking and enjoys vintage cars and motorbikes.
Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance
Silvia Kreibiehl is Head of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, a think-and-do-tank committed to facilitating the necessary structural change of energy supply and use around the globe by helping to catalyze private sector capital flow towards investments in sustainable energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Ms. Kreibiehl has overall responsibility for all international consultancy projects in the area of climate and sustainable energy finance and is in charge of project acquisition and management, in particular quality management. She is also leading applied research efforts particularly with regard to the role of local investors in climate finance. She is also a co-author of the Fifth Assessment Report currently being prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dag Arne Kristensen
Executive Vice President External Relations
Dag Arne Kristensen is Head of External Relations (including Corporate Social Responsibility) in DnB NOR. He has been with the bank for more than 25 years in his present position for the last 8 years. DnB NOR is Norway’s leading financial institution and contribute to sustainable development mainly through focusing on environmental and social aspects in investment and lending, in relation to employees and in dialogue with customers, suppliers, shareholders and society at large. DnB NOR have been included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last 3 years.
Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi
Central Bank of Nigeria
Urbane and intellectual, Nigeria's Central Bank Governor Mallam Sanusi has combined a long career in commercial banking with studies for a degree in Islamic law and his duties as a Prince in Kano's royal house. His grandfather, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, was the Eleventh Emir of Kano. Appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, June 2009, he has also served as the Area Manager at ICON Limited, Kano; Principal Manager, Risk Management Division, United Bank for Africa, 1997; Assistant General Manager, United Bank for Africa, 1998; Head, Risk Management Department, United Bank for Africa; Executive Director, Risk Management and Control, First Bank, 2005; Chief Executive, First Bank, 2009.
Jim Leape graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and began his career as an environmental lawyer - bringing environmental protection cases in the United States, advising the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, and co-authoring the leading American text on environmental law. Mr. Leape first joined WWF in the US in 1989, and for 10 years led their conservation programmes around the world, serving as Executive Vice President. In that role, he helped shape the global strategy of the WWF and represented WWF in many international fora. From 2001 to 2005, he directed the conservation and science initiatives of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the US.
Mr. Li was born in March 1955. He is a senior economist, maker of national brand,advocate of EPs bank, pioneer of bank brand operation as well. He stepped into the bank industry in 1982 by working in Fujian Branch of People's Bank of China. In 1988, he joined Industry Bank as the president of Shenzhen Branch. He was assigned as the President General of Industry Bank in 2002.
Michel M. Liès
From 2011 to 2012, he was Chairman Global Partnerships. In this role, Michel M. Liès focused on building and deepening long-term relationships with public sector stakeholders, governments and NGOs, with a particular focus on emerging markets. Innovative insurance solutions and public private partnerships are vital to help society create effective responses to major risks, including natural catastrophes, climate change and food security as well as infrastructure, healthcare and longevity. Prior to becoming Chairman Global Partnerships, Michel M. Liès served as Swiss Re’s Head Client Markets, where he was in charge of all client relationships worldwide, and was a member of the Group’s Executive Committee from 2005.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Under Secretary for the Environment
Christine Loh was the Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit public policy think tank Civic Exchange prior to joining the HKSAR Government in September 2012. Prior to founding Civic Exchange in 2000, Christine had spent nearly a decade as a politician and member of the Legislative Council (1992-97 and 1998-2000). Before joining the Legislative Council, Christine held senior regional positions in commodities trading, as well as in project negotiation. Having been very active in public affairs since 1980, she had founded or served on boards of a wide range of non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong and overseas concerning a variety of issues including environmental protection, urban planning and design, and equal opportunity. Christine is a lawyer by training.
Head of Sustainability
Day 1 - Networking Reception ( 18:00 - 20:00 )
Gianluca Manca is the Head of Sustainability at Eurizon Capital - Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Italy and serves as Treasurer of the UNEP FI and co-chair of the Asset Management Working Group. He joined the GLOBE EU activities and collaborates with its Business Economy Environment group at the EU Parliament. Gianluca is awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University Cattolica in Milan, Italy, where he is an MBA lecturer on Global Sustainability. He was a fixed income derivatives broker and a global equities fund manager, then focused on responsible investments in 1999 and became the head of the global RI team. At present, he is the CSR manager at Eurizon Capital, an executive member of the Sustainability Committee and the Chair of the Charity Committee. In the past 10 years he co-authored various papers and publications on ESG integration and climate change. Graduated with a MSc at Bocconi University, he worked on his thesis at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and successfully passed the professional exam for certified financial planners.
Margaret G. Wachenfeld
Institute for Human Rights and Business
Director of Legal Affair
Margaret Wachenfeld is the Director of Legal Affairs at the Institute for Human Rights and Business where she leads the think tank’s programme on due diligence. Prior to that, she spent six years as a Senior Policy Adviser on children’s rights at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Earlier, Ms. Wachenfeld was principal external advisor on human rights for the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group). She also advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on human rights and environmental issues. She also served as a staff lawyer at IFC where she worked on the environmental and social dimensions of IFC’s investments first in the legal department then in the Environment and Social Development Department. She was a senior associate with the law firm of White & Case for seven years where she had a corporate and environmental law practice. She has a PhD in human rights law from the University of Copenhagen, a Masters’ in international and comparative law and a juris Doctor degree from Duke University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Wellesley College in the US.
Richard is Chief Executive of Trucost Plc, the leading provider of natural capital measurement and valuation. Trucost has been helping companies, investors, governments, academics and thought leaders to understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency for over 12 years. Richard has advised various UN bodies and governments on environmental reporting and ecosystem services and has led groundbreaking projects including developing the world’s first Environmental Profit and Loss account for PUMA, valuing the environmental externalities of the world’s 3,000 largest companies for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and producing the UK Government’s Environmental Reporting Guidelines for Business. Richard is also a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Biodiversity & Natural Capital, member of the Oxford University Smith School Stranded Asset Programme consultative panel, advisor to The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) coalition, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a regular public speaker on environmental matters. Previously Richard held a number of senior positions as a strategy consultant with Mitchell Madison Group and began his career as a neuroscientist. Richard holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Investor Education Center Vice Director, Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Ms. Su Mei joined Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 1993. She has been engaged in system development and operation management, transaction management, membership and trading seat management, supervision of listed companies and investor education. She served as vice director of Main Board’s issuer compliance supervision. She is currently Deputy Director of Education Center (senior executive Manager). She led Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s many successful projects including listed company shareholders' meeting online voting system, electronic information disclosure of listed companies, interactive platform for listed companies’ investor relations(referred to as easy IR), XBRL electronic disclosure system, interactive games called Easy Investments , compensation for investors (Wanfu Bio-science Case) . And in her many years’ service for China’s capital market, she participated institutional planning and reforms including split share structure reform, information disclosure reform, development of warrants products and investor protection. She has deep vision and rich experience in securities market regulation, trade, product innovation and investor education. She has received a number of financial innovation awards.
Insurance Australia Group
Chief Strategy Officer
Leona Murphy joined IAG's executive team in 2007 and has responsibility for the Group’s strategy and governance and risk, including corporate strategy, strategic, operational and insurance risk, governance, internal audit, people and culture and enterprise information technology. Previous senior positions within IAG, include group executive Corporate Office. Leona has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, including seven years with Promina and Vero where she was executive general manager, strategic implementation, working with the chief executive officer on strategy execution and alignment. Within Vero, Leona held several general management roles, including strategy and new business, and national claims. Prior to joining the Promina Group, she held senior positions with HIH Insurance.
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Division Head, Corporate Social Responsibility & General Manager, Corporate Planning
Mr. Masaaki Nagamura has been Division Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Planning Department at both Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., since August 2011. Prior to assuming the current position, he was involved in international insurance regulatory issues, between 2004 and 2011, as Manager in charge of international issues at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire's Corporate Planning Department. Between 1997 and 2004, he was stationed in the U.S. as an insurance account executive serving commercial clients in the U.S. Midwest. He joined Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance in April 1986, after graduating from Waseda University..
International Finance Corporation
Head of Sustainability and Climate Business Unit in the Global Financial Markets Department
Mr. Narayanan is currently the Head of the Sustainability and Climate Business Unit in the Global Financial Markets department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Also part of the Climate Business Group in IFC, his team is mandated with the role of growing the financing of climate change mitigation and sustainability projects through financial market clients of IFC in areas such as Sustainable Energy, Sustainable value chains, Cleaner Production, and sustainable logistics. He has experience both within and prior to IFC in looking at the sustainability aspects in emerging financial markets covering both E&S risk management as well as opportunities.
Chief Corporate Governance Officer
Peter Noble is the Chief Corporate Governance Officer for TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia Pty Limited, the second largest life company in Australia. He has been with the company for six years after spending his earlier career practicing law with international law firms. He obtained his Comm LLB from the University of New South Wales and at the moment he is an Adjunct Professor in Law at University of New England.
Habil O. Olaka
Kenya Bankers Association
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Olaka was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2010. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Association under guidance from the KBA Governing Council. Previously he was the Director of Operations of the East African Development Bank (EADB) based in Kampala after serving as the Resident Manager in Kenya. He earlier served the bank as the Head of Risk Management and as the Chief Internal Auditor. Before joining the Bank, he had been with Banque Indosuez (now Bank of Africa) as the Internal Auditor. He started his career at the PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nairobi in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Division.
Matthew W. Patsky
Trillium Asset Management Corporation
Managing Partner, CEO
Mr. Patsky has 30 years of experience in investment research and investment management, and is widely considered as an expert in SRI. Matt began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 as a technology analyst. In 1989, while covering emerging growth companies for Lehman, he began to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into his research, becoming the first sell side analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994. As Director of Equity Research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built the firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, resource optimization, and organic and natural products. Matt was most recently at Winslow Management Company in Boston, where he served as director of research, chairman of the investment committee and portfolio manager for the Green Solutions Strategy and the Winslow Green Solutions Fund.
Inflection Point Capital Management
Senior Strategic Advisor
David Pitt-Watson has been involved with UNEP FI for many years, and became its Co-Chair in 2013.He is recognized globally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of responsible investment and business practice. As co-founder, and former CEO of the Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service, he built and led the largest responsible investment group of any institutional fund manager in the world. He is a board member of the International Corporate Governance Network, and was closely involved in the setting up of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment. He has been involved in policy making in the UK, Europe and around the world, particularly in the field of corporate governance and financial market regulation, and has written extensively on these subjects.
Asset Owners Disclosure Project
Founder and Executive Director
Julian is the Executive Director of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), publishers of the world’s only Global Climate Index for asset owners and the world’s leading independent body for climate disclosure by the world’s largest institutional investors. AODP has driven substantial change in the way investors look at climate risk. He is also a director of the Climate Institute of Australia. He is a GRI stakeholder council member and Chair of the GRI Investment working group.
Before entering the not-for-profit sector in 2007, Julian had a long career in business and finance. He was Chief Executive Officer of two consulting and software companies and has held many senior executive in large organisations. He has managed large projects and operations in many diverse industries including investment, finance, oil and gas, manufacturing, venture capital, energy, distribution, retail and information Technology. Julian left the commercial sector in 2007 having realised the potential of the capital system to solve climate change where politics has failed by addressing short termism in the investment system. He has been widely published on finance, investment and general sustainability issues.
University of Cambridge
Director, Business and Policy Leaders Groups
Jake is CPSL’s Director of Business Platforms. In this role he is responsible for enabling business leaders to identify system-level solutions to sustainability problems. Previously Jake was Head of Well-being at the Sustainable Development Commission, leading change in public policy in the education, health and transport fields. He was nominated for Civil Service Awards in 2009 and 2010. Between 1999 and 2004 Jake helped to refocus CPSL’s work on sustainability leadership, building on seven years’ experience in conservation with UNEP and other organisations in India, Kenya, Lebanon, Bahamas, Guyana and Uganda. This built on a track record of engineering research at the University of Oxford and University of Sussex. Jake is a Governor of Impington Village College, a large secondary school in Cambridgeshire, and sits on the Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Board of Sarasin & Partners LLP.
Climate Change at FirstRand Limited
Head of Environmental and Social Risk
Ms. Madeleine Ronquest is the Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management and her portfolio includes Energy Management, Climate Change and Environmental Management. Her background and qualifications include environmental science, environmental management and environmental law. Her role is to ensure that FirstRand complies with legal and international regulatory requirements, but also strategically that FirstRand is positioned as one of the business leaders in climate change in South Africa and plays a pertinent role in leading South Africa into a low carbon economy.
Urban Morphology Institute
Serge Salat is the author of more than 20 books on art and architecture. He has been a practicing architect and the project director of large infrastructure projects such as international airports and TGV train stations. Presently Director of the Urban Morphology Laboratory in Paris, he is grouping the research efforts on sustainable forms and metabolisms of cities of main French National Research Centers such as CSTB (The French Center for Building Science), Universities, engineering schools, and urban planning agencies in the field of energy, carbon and economic efficiency of urban forms. He is the author of two major books on urban morphology, as well as numerous publications and communications. He is a member of the editorial board of several major international scientific journals.
the United Nations
Former Under-Secretary-General of United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs
Day 1 - Opening Ceremony ( 09:00 - 10:20 )
A career diplomat, Mr. Sha Zukang became the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs on 1 July, 2007. As such, he heads the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which is responsible for the follow-up to the major UN Summits and Conferences, and services the Economic and Social Council and the Second and Third Committees of the General Assembly. He also chairs the UN Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs. Prior to assuming his present position in the UN, Mr. Sha Zukang held a number of posts in the diplomatic service of the People’s Republic of China. He has varied experience with multilateral organizations and international conferences. In addition, he has served as president, vice president, chairperson, coordinator and expert in many international conferences in the field of arms control, trade, intellectual property, social affairs, and telecommunications, among others.
Chairman and Co-founder
Mr. Silby is co-founder of the Social Venture Network, a group of socially oriented entrepreneurs and investors, Calvert Social Venture Partners, one of the first socially oriented venture capital funds, and Emerging Europe Fund for Sustainable Investment, a $60 million OPIC private equity fund focused on Central Europe. In addition, Mr. Silby chairs the China Committee of Grameen Foundation, and he serves on the board of the Grameen Technology Council, an initiative aiming to bridge the digital divide. He is Strategic Advisor to the China Environment Fund (Beijing). Mr. Silby received a BSE from the Wharton School of Finance and a law degree from Georgetown University.
National Stock Exchange, India
Assistant Vice President
Mr. Sanjay Sinha, Assistant Vice President, at National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) is currently heading the Business Excellence program at National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. He works closely with NSE's strategy, customer, people, processes, society and CSR focus groups to drive continuous improvement and excellence throughout the organization. He has over 17 years of experience in diverse areas in Global Program Management in the areas of Banking - Corporate Cards, Corporate Benefits and Sourcing programs for a Fortune 50 company. He has led process excellence, business continuity, operations, organizational risk management and CSR initiatives in his prior experience with companies like Tata Consultancy Services and KPMG. He is a certified Business Excellence Assessor associated with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and was also associated with Tata Quality Management Services in the past . He graduated in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and later underwent Executive Program in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup
Val Smith is Director of Corporate Sustainability for Citi. She has been with Citi since 2004 and is responsible for developing Citi’s environmental strategy and initiatives in partnership with the businesses; tracking environmental issues and trends and providing advice; engaging with SRI and NGO stakeholders; and overseeing Citi's human rights approach. Val earned her MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. Val has also worked for several environmental organizations, including the National Audubon Society, Brainerd Foundation, and the Houston Advanced Research Center. She spent two years with the US Peace Corps in Honduras as an Environmental Specialist.
Head Environmental and Social Risk Management
ING is the current Chair of the Equator Principles (EP) Association Steering Committee and Mercedes has been directly involved in the completion EPIII which was formally presented with the EP 10th anniversary on June 4 2013 in Amsterdam. In her role as Head of Environmental Social Risk, she is responsible for the development and implementation environmental and social risk policies and guides the assessment of environmental and social issues associated with ING’s business engagements. With nearly 15 years of experience in the international banking arena Mercedes has spent 10 years in dealing with environmental and social issues in the banking industry. During the last years she has been responsible to update all ING’s environmental and social risk policies, including mining and metals, energy and forestry risk policies. Mercedes holds a Masters in Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma on Sustainability by the Cambridge University.
Head, Sustainability & Political Risk / Director, Group Risk Management
Andreas Spiegel acts as Head Sustainability & Political Risk. His group is assessing and helps mitigate concerns related to environmental, socio-economic (sustainability) impacts of Swiss Re's business transactions and subsequent reputation risks. In addition it manages exposures to political risks. In his former role as Senior Climate Change Advisor for Swiss Re he was responsible for the coordination of Swiss Re's climate change activities at Group level, including responsibilities in climate research, business development and advocacy. In 2009/10 he was a member of the official Swiss Federal climate delegation in to the UN climate negotiations and represented Swiss Re on the topic in various external organizations (UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group, Climate Group, Climate Wise, Geneva Association, Economiesuisse - largest umbrella organization representing the Swiss economy, Swiss Insurance Association).
World Resource Institute
President & CEO
Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute. He has three decades of experience in international development, including on the front line in Asia and Africa, with previous senior posts at the World Bank and the UK government’s Department of International Development. Most recently he was the Bank’s Special Envoy for Climate Change. He was educated at St. Andrews University, Scotland, the University of Pennsylvania, and at Cambridge University. He has a PhD in Economics, has written widely on sustainable development issues, and has taught at several universities.
UN Under-Secretary General & UNEP Executive Director
Acting on the nomination of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN General Assembly in 2006 unanimously elected Achim Steiner as the Executive Director of UNEP for a four-year term. He became the fifth Executive Director in UNEP's history. At its 83rd plenary meeting in 2010, the UN General Assembly, on the proposal of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, re-elected Mr. Achim Steiner as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for another four-year term. Before joining UNEP, Mr. Steiner served as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that as Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams.
Green Finance Organization Japan
Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi serves as a Special Advisor to the UNEP Finance Initiatives in the Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Sueyoshi serves as Member of CSR & Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee at Mitsubishi Corporation. Mr. Sueyoshi has been an Executive Director of Aeon Co. Ltd. since May 2009 and FP Corporation since 2010. Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi holds a B.A.in Economics from the University of Tokyo University in 1967.
China Ministry of Environment Protection
Director General of Department of Policies and Laws
Bie Tao is Deputy Director of Policy and Law for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, where he develops work plans for the Division of Environmental Law, overseeing the implementation, evaluation and performance of the Division. He also administers the annual budget, and coordinates the work relationships with other Divisions within the Ministry. In addition, Mr. Tao provides professional support to local governments in the development of various local environmental regulations. He has been engaged in the deliberating of major national environmental legislation such as the Water Pollution Act of 1996 and the Amendments to the Marine Environmental Protection Act of 2001. Mr. Tao has also organized investigations into major environmental violation cases, coordinated the nationwide inspection for environmental enforcement, imposed administrative penalties on influential environmental violators, handled major environment-related law enforcement cases and coordinated with other governmental agencies. Previously, he was Executive-Editor for the Yearbook of Environmental Laws and Regulations in China (Edition: 1997-2006), the Collection of Local Environmental Legislation in China, the Collection of International Environmental Treaties, and was Editor-in-Chief for: Environmental Laws & Regulations in China and the Rules of the WTO and Citizen Enforcement: Public Interest Environmental Litigation in China.
Director for Renewable Energy Resources & Energy Group
BMO Financial Group
Director Environmental, Social & Governance
Ula leads the Head of the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Team at BMO Financial Group. The ESG Team is responsible for identifying, understanding and evaluating emerging ESG concerns that may have an impact on the bank. She has worked at BMO for 15 years, and previously held positions in International Banking, Risk Management, and Investor Relations. Ula is a co-chair of UNEP FI’s North American Task Force and is also a member of the Banking Commission. In her spare time, Ula enjoys mentoring people interested in Sustainability and sits on the Board of Directors of Street Kids International. She has an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and lives in Toronto, Canada.
Senior President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Namita Vikas as the President & Chief Sustainability Officer of YES BANK spearheads YES BANK’s Version 2.0 Vision & Strategy of further strengthening the bank as a commercially viable financial institution with sustainability principles incorporated within its core operations. Namita is responsible for mainstreaming sustainability and creating stakeholder value through sustainable development and finance. Her work involves overall Sustainability Management, Research, Triple Bottom-line Accounting, Socially Responsible Finance/Investing and Strategic Philanthropy. She drives building innovative models through Social Enterprises incubation and nurturing a range of external and internal stakeholder relationships to create innovative, scalable and financially viable approaches to Development and Public Policies for YES BANK. Namita is also responsible for overseeing the overall functioning and management of “YES FOUNDATION".
The World Bank
Lead Financial Sector Specialist,
Dr. Wang Jun is Lead Financial Sector Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, an MA in Economics from George Washington University, an MA in English Literature from Peking Foreign Trade Institute (now University of International Business and Economics), and a BA in the English Language from Heilongjiang University. Dr Wang has been working in the World Bank since June 1999. Before then he served in the International Monetary Fund twice: first as a Reviser in the Bureau of Language Services from 1984-86 and then as an Economist in the Asian Department from 1990-1993. After graduate school in 1981, he joined the People’s Bank of China and served in various positions, including Deputy Director-General and later Acting D.G. of Department I of Banking Supervision; Deputy Director-General of Comprehensive On-site Examination Department; Division Director in the Foreign Financial Institutions and International Departments, respectively.
China Central Television (CCTV) - Biz Asia, English Channel
Mr. Michael Wang hosts China Central Television's English business program, Biz Asia. He joined CCTV in 2011 and is responsible for exclusive interviews with global CEOs, economists and financial strategists. He is also responsible for covering China's major political sessions as well as the Summer Davos.
Mr. Michael Wang is the youngest anchor at CCTV NEWS, making the position at 23 and came in first out of an applicant pool of 1500 during CCTV's foreign anchor recruitment campaign. He has also won the channel's "Best Presenter" award. Prior to joining CCTV Mr. Michael Wang was with J.P. Morgan's Asset Management division. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
China Banking Regulatory Commission
Mr. Wang was appointed Vice Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) in December 2007. Prior to his current assignment, Zhaoxing served as Assistant Chairman of the CBRC from June 2005 to December 2007. Before joining the CBRC, Zhaoxing had worked at Shannxi Institute of Finance and Economics and People's Bank of China (PBC). He had extensive working experience in monetary policy and banking supervision. He has represented the CBRC to engage in international financial supervision reform; served as a leading negotiator in banking area for China's accession to the WTO; chaired a series of key programs such as Financial Sector Assessment Program for China's Banking Section, the Implementation of New International Supervisory Standards by Chinese Banks, the Opening-up Program of China's Banking Sector, the Promotion of the SME Financial Services, and the Construction of Off-site Surveillance System and Risk Warning System.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Co-Chief Operating Officer
Frances Way, Co-Chief Operating Officer at CDP. CDP is an international not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with 722 institutional investors holding US$87 trillion in assets and 65 companies with significant supply chains, to collect information from over 4,000 companies. In her role as Co-Chief Operating Officer, Frances oversees the delivery and strategy of CDP’s programs including climate change, carbon action, supply chain, water and forests. Before joining CDP Frances spent eight years in the finance sector. Frances has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.
China Center for International Economic0 Exchanges (CCIEE), International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission (ICC-NDRC)
Deputy Secretary-General, Director General
Cao Wenlian, a researcher, professor and doctoral supervisor, is Director General of International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). He joined the Department of Fiscal and Financial Affairs of State Planning Commission (now NDRC) in 1989 and successively held the posts of Deputy Division Director, Division Director and Deputy Director-General. He took up his present position in 2010. Besides working in NDRC-ICC, Cao is also Director-General of Consulting Center for Opening-up of NDRC, Deputy Secretary-General and Director-General of Consultancy and Research Department of China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), Executive Director of China Society for Investment, Director of China Financial Society, Deputy Director of Venture Capital Profession Commission of Science and Technology Financial Promotion Association of China (VCPC STFPAC).
Ministry of Environment Protection
Director, Policy Research Centre for Environment and Economy
Dr. Xia Guang is the Director General and Senior Research Fellow of the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China. He is also a member of the Science and Technology Committee of MEP and a member of the Leading Group of WTO, Trade and Environment of MEP. He is engaged as a syndicated member of the China People’s Diplomacy Association, a member of the Standing Committee of China Association of Environmental Sciences, and is a Professor of China Renmin University and Shanghai Financial and Economic University. Dr. Guang has published 7 books, more than 170 journal articles, and led more than 30 research projects. He gained the Scientific and Technological Award of MEP, and the Award for Excellent Doctorate of China Renmin University. His main area of expertise is related to environmental policy, sustainable development, and green economy.
Shanghai Municipal Hongkou District People's Government
Vice District Major
Since April, 1976, Mr. Zhang has successively served for the People’s Court of Xuhui District of Shanghai as clerk, assistant judge, judge, member of the judicial committee, deputy director and director of the General Office, and member of the CPC Leadership Group; for the Organization Department of the CPC Shanghai committee as associate consultant, director, and assistant counsel of the Division of CPC and Government Administrative Personnel, associate consultant, deputy director, and deputy director of the General Office of the Division of District and County Administrative Personnel; and for the CPC Committee of Zhabei District of Shanghai as member of the Standing Committee and Director of the Department of Publicity.
China Banking Association
Executive Vice President
Yang Zaiping, PhD, Executive Vice President of China Banking Association, Deputy Secretary-General of China Society for Finance and Banking, Member of National Steering Group for Master of Finance jointly authorized by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council，the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Mr. Yang worked as Associate Professor at Wuhan University and visited two Canadian universities as Senior Visiting Scholar for one year. After returning to China, he worked at Post-Doctoral Station of Renmin University and was in charge of Division of Macro-Economics at Economics Research Center. After that he took the position in the People’s Bank of China as financial market expert in the Executives’ Meeting of East Asia-Pacific Central Banks（EMEAP）and Deputy Division-Chief of the State Council Working Group against illegal funding, illegal approval of setting up financial institutions and illegal financial business.
Yuki Yasui joined the UNEP Finance Initiative in 2002 through the Junior Professional Officer programme sponsored by the Japanese government. She has set up the UNEP FI online Climate Change Training Course and has worked on Asia Pacific. Currently Yuki is preparing for the Rio+20 event in June 2012 as well as managing UNEP FI as its Deputy Head. She is a chartered accountant (ACA) with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and has a BSc honours degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.
China Banking Regulatory Commission
Yanfei Ye is Deputy Director-General of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) Statistics Department. As such he is responsible for green credits. Previously, Mr. Ye worked with the IFC China Project Development Center (2003-2006), spent 15 years working with the China National Bureau of Statistics (1988-2003), and worked for Luoyang Bearing Research Institute before that (1983-1985). He is a graduate of Hefei Poly-Technical University (1983), obtained his Master’s Degree in Economics from Beijing University (1988) and a Public Policy Master's Degree from the Japan National Policy Study Institute (2000).
Mustafa Kemal Yılmaz
Executive Vice President
Mustafa Kemal YILMAZ graduated from Lycée de Galatasaray in 1985. He earned his BA degree from Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Business Administration Department in 1990. He completed the Finance-Accounting Master program at the same faculty in 1993. He started his career in 1991 as specialist with the Undersecretariat of Treasury, Directorate General of Banking and Exchange, where he worked until 1994, when he joined Borsa İstanbul. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Institute for Banking and Insurance at Marmara University in 1998, and became Associate Professor of finance-accounting in May 2004. At Borsa İstanbul, he worked as specialist for the Derivatives Market in 1994-2005, and Risk Management Department in 2006-2007. He was Chief of Staff during 2007-2011. Since 2012, Mr. YILMAZ has been Executive Vice Chairman in Borsa İstanbul. Mr. YILMAZ served as consultant for Tehran Metal Exchange and Iran Agricultural Commodity Exchange as a nominee of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in November-December 2006. He has been an academic consultant with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Turkish Capital Market Sector Assembly since 2007.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General & Chief Executive Officer SE4All
Mr. Kandeh K. Yumkella is Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4All). He holds the rank of Under Secretary-General in the United Nations and is Chairman of UN-Energy, the coordination body of United Nations agencies dealing with energy related issues. As Special Representative & CEO, Mr. Yumkella will seek to mobilize action toward a sustainable energy future and accelerate the implementation of the Secretary-General’s initiative as well as engaging with the leadership of relevant stakeholders in government, businesses, academia and civil society at the highest level to advocate for and promote sustainable energy for all. From 2005 to 2013 he was the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). From 1994 to 1995 he was Minister for Trade, Industry and State Enterprises of Sierra Leone. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, a M.Sc. Agricultural Economics, Cornell University; and a B.Sc. in General Agriculture, from Njala University College, Sierra Leone.
Tsinghua School of Economics and Management and International Institute for Sustainable Development
Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow
Simon is Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Sustainable Development and the Global Green Growth Institute, and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Academy of Business in Society. He is on the Advisory Board of Generation Investment Management, and was until recently Senior Visiting Fellow at Harvard`s JK Kennedy School of Government and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He founded and was until 2009 Chief Executive of the international think tank, AccountAbility. He is the recent co-author of South-originating Green Finance, to be launched at COP19 in Warsaw, and Greening China`s Financial System, as part of a wider program of work with the Development Research Center of the State Council.
United Nations Environmental Programme
Officer in Charge of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
Kaveh Zahedi is the Officer in Charge of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Paris. He oversees the work of UNEP-DTIE covering green economy, resource efficiency, energy, chemicals, ozone and waste. In addition to his role as Deputy, from 2012-2-13 he was also the interim Head of the Secretariat of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) for reducing short lived climate pollutants - a major initiative to help countries protect human health and the environment and slow the rate of near term climate change by reducing key short-lived climate pollutants such as methane, black carbon and HFCs. Prior to his current appointment, Kaveh was the UNEP Climate Change Coordinator and responsible for the organisation’s climate programme and work with the UNFCCC as well as setting up major partnerships such as the UN-REDD Programme (with UNDP and FAO). Kaveh was the Acting Director of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (2004-2007) and also worked at UNEP headquarters in Kenya (1995-1999) and the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico (1999-2004). Before joining UNEP, he worked at a NGO in the UK as project manager for development microfinance and credit projects in Latin America and the Middle East.
Kaveh holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, and a BSc (Econ.) first class degree in Economics & Geography, from University College London.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division
James Zhan is Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).Mr. Zhan is also team leader of the annual UNCTAD World Investment Report, and chief editor of the journal Transnational Corporations. Mr. Zhan has 26 years of international and national experience in the areas of investment, trade, technology, enterprise development and business linkages. He has published over 80 articles and books on economic and legal issues. He holds a PhD in international economics, and was research fellow at Oxford University. He is guest professor at Nankai University, China; member of Academic and Policy Advisory Board of Centre for international Business and Management at Cambridge University, UK; and member of the Advisory Board for the International Investment Centre at Columbia University, USA.
Financial Research Institute, Development Research Center of the State Council
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
Senior Executive Vice President
Mr. Zheng Wanchun has served as Senior Executive Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited since October 2013. He served as Assistant to Head of ICBC Hainan Branch and concurrently as General Manager of Banking Department, Deputy General Manager of Industrial and Commercial Credit Department of the Head Office of ICBC; he served as Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Debt Management Department, General Manager of Operation Management Department and Assistant to President of China Huarong Asset Management Corporation; he became Vice President of China Huarong Asset Management Corporation in December 2004 and concurrently served as Chairman of Huarong Securities and Chairman of Rongde Asset (Sino-German Joint Venture); he acted as Vice President of China Huarong Asset Management Corporation in January 2009 and concurrently as Chairman of Huarong Securities and Chairman of Huarong Futures; in March 2011, he served as President of China Great Wall Asset Management Corporation. He graduated from Renmin University of China, and obtained Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Economics.
Munich Re Group
Dr. Zwick is the Head of Department “Corporate Responsibility” of Munich Re Group since September 2010. From 2010 to 2012 Chair and as of 2013 Board Member of the PSI Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative. In addition, Chair of the Board of the Munich Re Schinzler Foundation on corporate volunteering and Board Member of the Munich University Society.
From 2005 to 2008, chaired the Steering Committee “Sustainability Research” of the German Ministry of Education and Research between 2005-2008. From 2000 to 2010 as Head of the Allianz Group Sustainability Office responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s strategy for sustainable development.
From 1994 to 2000 scientific officer at the Institute for Technological Prospective Studies of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission in Sevilla, Spain, in charge of policy advice on the analysis of political, technological and economic options for the reduction of greenhouse gases on the mandate of the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Dr. Zwick holds a PhD from the Institute for Ecological Chemistry (German Joint Research Center for Environment and Health), Munich, on climate research.