Speakers 2021

Speakers at the World Climate Summit - The Investment COP are invited in alignment with our stringent selection criteria process, ensuring our speakers' organisations are compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change and are rigorously pursuing the adoption of net-zero by 2050 at the latest.

Rodolfo Lacy

Rodolfo Lacy

Director of the Environment Directorate
OECD

Dr. Lacy is the Director of the Environment Directorate of the...

Dyan Crowther

Dyan Crowther

CEO
HS1
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Prior to joining HS1, Dyan was the Chief Operating Officer at Govia...

Joanna Whittington

Joanna Whittington

Director General, Energy and Security, BEIS Department
Government of the United Kingdom

Joanna Whittington became Director General, Energy and Security at...

Dr. Rick Robinson

Dr. Rick Robinson

Director for Smart Places
Jacobs
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Dr. Rick Robinson FBCS CITP FRSA AoU is Director and Global

Joseph Tabet

Joseph Tabet

Vice president, Circular Economy
Flex
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Joseph Tabet is the vice president, Circular Economy, at Flex, the...

Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton

CEO and Managing Director
Worley
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Chris is the CEO and Managing Director of Worley. A...

Councillor Susan Aitken

Councillor Susan Aitken

Leader of Glasgow City Council
City of Glasgow
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Susan Aitken has been Leader of Glasgow City Council since...

Christy Hill

Christy Hill

Head of Americas Asset Management & Global, Head of ESG, PGIM Real Estate

Christy Hill is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and...

Henrietta Pacquement

Henrietta Pacquement

CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Investment Grade Europe, Allspring Global Investments

Henrietta Pacquement is head of Investment Grade with...

Dana Barsky

Dana Barsky

Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance, Credit Suisse

Dana Barsky is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse...

Michael Hannibal

Michael Hannibal

Partner
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
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Joined CIP in 2017 as Partner and is responsible...

Daniel Morris, AIA

Daniel Morris, AIA

Chief Investment Officer, Solutions and Systematic Investments
Allspring Global Investments

Dan Morris is chief investment officer of Solutions and...

Outi Ervasti

Outi Ervasti

Vice President Renewable Hydrogen and PtX
Neste

Outi Ervasti, M.Sc (Econ), eMBA, is Vice...

Victoria Burrows

Victoria Burrows

Director of Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council
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Victoria is Director of Advancing Net Zero, the...

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister
Government of Scotland
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Nicola Sturgeon is Scotland's first female First Minister and the first...

Henry Gonzalez

Henry Gonzalez

Director of Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
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Henry is the Director of GCF’s Private Sector...

Pierre Abadie

Pierre Abadie

Group Climate Director
Tikehau Capital
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Pierre Abadie is Group Climate Director at Tikehau Capital...

Andreas Fruschki

Andreas Fruschki

CFA, Director Portfolio Manager, Head of Global Thematic Equity, Allianz Global Investors

Mr. Fruschki is a portfolio manager and Head...

Chris Fox

Chris Fox

Senior Director, Investor Network
Ceres
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Chris is Senior Director, Investor Network at Ceres...

Rachel Pallett

Rachel Pallett

Business Development Director, Steam Specialties
Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc

Rachel Pallett loves innovation, the business...

Jon Johnsen

Jon Johnsen

CEO
PKA
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Jon is the CEO of Denmark’s third largest...

Aimee Christensen

Aimee Christensen

CEO; Christensen Global, Senior Advisor; World Climate Foundation
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As Founder and CEO of Christensen Global, Aimée Christensen is...

Alice Chapman-Hatchett

Alice Chapman-Hatchett

President
European Public Health Alliance
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Alice Chapman-Hatchett is President of EPHA, the European...

Andy Bord

Andy Bord

CEO
Flood re
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Andy Bord is Flood Re’s Chief Executive Officer. Andy graduated...

Brittany Burns

Brittany Burns

Director Strategy & Corporate Development
Fashion 4 Good

Brittany is the Director of Strategy and Development...

Dave Regnery

Dave Regnery

CEO
Trane Technologies
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Dave Regnery is chief executive officer (CEO) of Trane...

Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson

Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson

Principal and Head of ESG research PGIM Fixed Income, PGIM

Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson is a Principal and the Head of...

James Forrest

James Forrest

Executive Vice President, Global Industry Leader for Energy & Utilities, Capgemini

James has spent over 28 years consulting to the...

Jim Andrew

Jim Andrew

Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Vice President, Beyond the Bottle businesses, PepsiCo

Jim joined PepsiCo in 2016. He heads PepsiCo’s Beyond...

Dr. Richard Smith

Dr. Richard Smith

Chair
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

Richard Smith is chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change...

Jozef Henriquez

Jozef Henriquez

Head of Resource Mobilisation
IDB Invest
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Jozef leads the Resource Mobilization Team at IDB Invest...

Melanie Nakagawa

Melanie Nakagawa

Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for Climate and Energy, The White House

Melanie Nakagawa serves as the Special Assistant to the...

Michaela Koller

Michaela Koller

General Director
Insurance Europe
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Michaela Koller is director general of Insurance Europe, the...

Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

Resident Fellow; Founder & CEO
Yale Center for Business and the Environment; Time4Good Group

Peter Boyd is Lecturer at Yale School of the Environment...

Tim Collins

Tim Collins

Head of Policy & Regulation
SIMEC
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Tim is SIMEC’s UK Head of Energy Policy and project lead...

Dirk Inghels

Dirk Inghels

Director Quality & HSE
ALVANCE
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Dr Dirk Inghels is Director Quality, HSE and ...

Emmanuel Nyirinkindi

Emmanuel Nyirinkindi

Vice President, Cross-Cutting Solutions
IFC

Emmanuel Nyirinkindi is currently the Vice President of...

Jennifer Lenhart

Jennifer Lenhart

Global Lead for Cities
WWF
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Jennifer Lenhart is WWF’s Global Cities Lead, convening a...

Christopher J. Wiernicki

Christopher J. Wiernicki

Chairman, President & CEO
ABS
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Christopher Wiernicki is Chairman, President & CEO of ABS and...

Akira Sugano

Akira Sugano

President & CEO
Asset Management One
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Akira Sugano is President and Chief Executive Officer of Asset...

Aiman Ezzat

Aiman Ezzat

CEO
Capgemini Group
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Aiman Ezzat is CEO of the Capgemini Group since May 20, 2020. Since...

Lars Holmquist

Lars Holmquist

Executive Vice President Sustainability & Communications
Tetra Pak Group

Lars Holmquist is Executive Vice President for Sustainability &...

Cathrine De Connick-Lopez

Cathrine De Connick-Lopez

Global Head of ESG
Invesco

Based in the UK, Cathrine is Global Head of ESG for Invesco with...

Lotta Lyrå

Lotta Lyrå

President and CEO
Södra
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Lotta Lyrå is President and CEO of the Södra Group, one of...

Stephanie Pfeifer

Stephanie Pfeifer

CEO
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

Stephanie has led IIGCC since 2005 and has overseen its...

Lord John Browne

Lord John Browne

Chairman, BeyondNetZero, Senior Advisor
General Atlantic

Lord Browne is Chairman of BeyondNetZero, a...

Hordur Arnarson

Hordur Arnarson

CEO and President
Landsvirkjun
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Hordur Arnarson is the CEO and president of Landsvirkjun...

Mark Brantley

Mark Brantley

Group President for EMEA & APAC
Worley
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As Group President, Mark is currently responsible for all...

Tom Howes

Tom Howes

Head of Energy and Environment Division
IEA

Tom Howes is the head of the Energy and...

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher

President & CEO
Novelis
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Steve Fisher is President and Chief Executive...

Justin Travlos

Justin Travlos

Global Head of Responsible Investments, AXA Real Assets
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Justin Travlos is currently Global Head of Responsible...

Courtney Holm

Courtney Holm

Vice President of Sustainability Solutions, Capgemini Invent UK
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Courtney Holm is Capgemini Invent UK’s Vice...

Nico Marais, CFA, DCom

Nico Marais, CFA, DCom

Senior Advisor
Allspring Global Investments
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Nico Marais is CEO for Allspring Global Investments...

Neil Brown

Neil Brown

Head of Equities
GIB Asset Management
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Neil is the Head of Equities at GIB Asset...

Amanda O'Toole

Amanda O'Toole

Global Portfolio Manager at Framlington Equities
AXA IM

Amanda is a Global Portfolio Manager at...

Roberta Marracino

Roberta Marracino

Head of Group ESG Strategy and Impact Banking, UniCredit
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Roberta Marracino began her career at McKinsey...

Margaret Kuhlow

Margaret Kuhlow

Global Finance Practice Leader
WWF International
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Margaret Kuhlow leads WWF’s Finance...

Julia Pyper

Julia Pyper

Vice President of Communications and Policy
GoodLeap

Julia Pyper is the Vice President of Communications and Policy...

Xiye Bastida

Xiye Bastida

Co-Founder & Director
Re-Earth Initiative
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Xiye Bastida is a 19 year old Mexican-Chilean climate activist..

Ana Cabral-Gardner

Ana Cabral-Gardner

Co-CEO and Co-chairperson of the Board
Sigma Lithium

Ana Cabral-Gardner is co-chairperson and co-CEO of Sigma Lithium...

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability
CalPERS

Anne is CalPERS’ managing investment director...

Claire Hedley

Claire Hedley

ESG and impact investing strategist
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
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Claire Hedley is an executive director within Goldman Sachs...

David Howden

David Howden

CEO
Howden Group
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David Howden is CEO of Howden Group. He founded the...

Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

CEO
UNPRI
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Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible...

Jarkko Havas

Jarkko Havas

Lead of Insights and Analysis
EllenMacArthur Foundation
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Jarkko Havas leads the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's...

John Kornerup Bang

John Kornerup Bang

Senior Vice President, Sustainability Transformation
Stora Enso

John is Senior Vice President at Storaenso leading...

Heidi Finskas

Heidi Finskas

Vice President Corporate Responsibility
KLP

Heidi Finskas is Vice President for Corporate Responsibility at KLP...

Katarina Luhr

Katarina Luhr

Vice Mayor for Climate and Environment
City of Stockholm

Katarina Luhr was born in 1973 and grew up in Ronneby...

Michael Szoenyi

Michael Szoenyi

Flood Resilience Programme Lead
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
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Michael Szönyi is member of executive staff in the Group’s...

Paolo Montrone

Paolo Montrone

Senior Vice President of Global Sea Logistics
Kuehne + Nagel

Paolo Montrone has 30+ years of experience...

Ralf Pfitzner

Ralf Pfitzner

Global Head of Sustainability
Volkswagen Group
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Ralf Pfitzner leads the sustainability department of Volkswagen...

Martin Dirr

Martin Dirr

Head
C40 Cities Finance Facility
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Martin is the GIZ Programme Director of the C40 Cities...

Elizabeth Press

Elizabeth Press

Director, Planning and Programme Support
IRENA

Ms Elizabeth Press is the Director of Planning and Programme...

Ladeja Godina Košir

Ladeja Godina Košir

Founder & Executive Director / Co-Chair
Circular Change / ECESP

Ladeja Godina Košir, M.Sc., is an internationally...

Marco Morelli

Marco Morelli

Executive Chairman
AXA IM
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Based in Paris, Marco Morelli is Executive Chairman of AXA...

Marisa Drew

Marisa Drew

Chief Sustainability Officer & Global Head of Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance, Credit Suisse

Marisa Drew is responsible for setting the sustainable strategy...

Steven Ko

Steven Ko

CEO
O’right
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A zero carbon pioneer and founder of O’right..

Matt Christensen

Matt Christensen

Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing
Allianz Global Investors

Matt Christensen is Global Head of Sustainable and Impact...

Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Managing Director
Climate Policy Initiative
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Dr. Barbara Buchner is Global Managing Director of Climate...

Rahul Ghosh

Rahul Ghosh

Managing Director – ESG Outreach & Research, Moody’s ESG Solutions
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Rahul Ghosh is Managing Director of Outreach & Research...

Peter Boeskov

Peter Boeskov

Chief Commercial Officer, Global Wind & Structured, Finance, Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF)

Peter Boeskov returned to Denmark and joined EKF in...

Hiroyuki Yamada

Hiroyuki Yamada

Director of the Marine Environment
Division, IMO
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Hiro Yamada joined the IMO Secretariat in 2005 and...

Dr. Nino Kharaishvili

Dr. Nino Kharaishvili

Global Health Solutions Director
Jacobs
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Dr. Nino Kharaishvili is a healthcare expert with working...

Nicolette Bartlett

Nicolette Bartlett

Chief Impact Officer
CDP
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Nicolette Bartlett is the Chief Impact Officer at...

Rajiv Sharma

Rajiv Sharma

Group Chief Executive
Coats Group
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Rajiv has been Group Chief Executive of Coats...

Lotte Holmberg Rasmussen

Lotte Holmberg Rasmussen

Head of R&D, Energy Marketing and Trading, Centrica

Lotte Holmberg Rasmussen is the Research and...

Serge Gaudin

Serge Gaudin

Director Strategy & Sustainability
Novelis Europe
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Serge Gaudin is Director Strategy & Sustainability...

Oliver Iltisberger

Oliver Iltisberger

President, Smart Buildings
ABB Electrification
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As President of Smart Buildings at ABB...

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

Initiator and Leader,
of the MAMA-LIGHT® Initiative

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a Mossi Princess...

Andy Howard

Andy Howard

Head of Sustainable Investment
Schroders
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Andrew is responsible for thought leadership...

Hans Stoter

Hans Stoter

Global Head of AXA IM Core
AXA IM
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Hans Stoter started his career at Nomura Bank...

Peter Rothstein

Peter Rothstein

President
NECEC
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From 2010 to January 2022, Peter Rothstein has...

Sophia Cheng

Sophia Cheng

CIO
Cathay Financial Holdings
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Sophia Cheng is the Chief Investment Officer...

David Semaya

David Semaya

Executive Chairman & Representative Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

David Semaya is Executive Chairman and...

Dr. Oliver Marchand

Dr. Oliver Marchand

Global Head of ESG Research & Development, Climate Risk Centre, MSCI

Dr. Oliver Marchand is Global Head of ESG...

Albert Cheung

Albert Cheung

Head of Global Analysis
BloombergNEF
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Albert manages the global analyst team at BloombergNEF (BNEF)...

Torben Moger Pedersen

Torben Moger Pedersen

CEO
PensionDanmark
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Torben Möger Pedersen (b. 1955) is CEO of PensionDanmark...

Astrid Zwick

Astrid Zwick

Head of Secretariat
InsuResilience Global Partnership
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Since January 2017 Dr. Astrid Zwick is Head of InsuResilience...

Craig Dyke

Craig Dyke

Head of International Decarbonisation
National Grid

Craig is Head of International Decarbonisation at National...

Eija Hietavuo

Eija Hietavuo

Global Vice President for Public Affairs
Tetra Pak

Eija Hietavuo is Vice President Public Affairs at Tetra...

Morten Bo Christiansen

Morten Bo Christiansen

Vice President, Head of Decarbonisation,
A.P. Moller-Maersk

Education, 2000: Ph.D. (Structural Engineering), Technical...

Jeffrey Kabel

Jeffrey Kabel

Chief Transformation Officer
LIBERTY Steel Group
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Jeff is Chief Transformation Officer and a Member of the...

John Mulligan

John Mulligan

Director and Climate Change Lead
World Gold Council
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John is Director of Market Relations and Climate Change Lead...

Jonathan Frankel

Jonathan Frankel

Senior Vice President
Aldo Group
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Jonathan Frankel is a Senior Vice President at the ALDO Group...

Matt Greener

Matt Greener

Head of Fleet Asset Management
Arriva Group
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Matt Joined Arriva in 2017 as Head of Fleet Management...

Dr. Albert Zimmermann

Dr. Albert Zimmermann

Senior Director Government Affairs
ThyssenKrupp Uhde
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Albert Zimmermann has worked in thyssenkrupp since 1995...

Paul Holthus

Paul Holthus

Founding President & CEO
World Ocean Council
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Paul Holthus founded the World Ocean Council (WOC) – the...

Sophie Wilson

Sophie Wilson

Sector lead for fashion, retail, fast-moving consumer goods and health
COP26 Champions

Sophie has been supporting High Level Climate Action...

Dr. Maria Neira

Dr. Maria Neira

Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change & Health, World Health Organisation

Dr Maria P. Neira was appointed Director, ECH...

Joseph A. Curtatone

Joseph A. Curtatone

Mayor
Somerville, Massachusetts
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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone of Somerville, Massachusetts has...

Scott M. Stringer

Scott M. Stringer

Comptroller
New York City
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New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has spent...