Speakers 2022

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 from...

Hong-Tu Tsai

Hong-Tu Tsai

Chairman,
Cathay Financial Holdings

Mr. Hong-Tu Tsai is the Chairman of Cathay Financial...

Michael Szönyi

Michael Szönyi

Flood Resilience Program Lead, Zurich Insurance

Michael Szönyi is member of executive staff in the Group’s Sustainability...

Sean Kidney

Sean Kidney

CEO,
Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative...

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

Head of Sustainability, Steam Specialties, Spirax-Sarco Engineering

Amanda is a Chartered Environmentalist and full member of...

Chang Ken Lee

Chang Ken Lee

President,
Cathay Financial Holdings

Mr. Chang-Ken Lee is the President of Cathay Financial Holdings...

Debbie Shakespeare

Debbie Shakespeare

Sr. Director Sustainability & Compliance,
Avery Dennison

While her entire career has revolved around the broader apparel...

Terry Heymann

Terry Heymann

Chief Financial Officer,
World Gold Council

Terry Heymann is CFO at the World Gold Council and has broad...

John Mulligan

John Mulligan

Director Climate Policy,
World Gold Council

John is Director of Market Relations and Climate Change...

Bo Cerup-Simonsen

Bo Cerup-Simonsen

CEO,
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Bo Cerup-Simonsen is CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney...

Mostafa Amin Madkour

Mostafa Amin Madkour

Founder and CEO,
Madkour Group

Dr. Mostafa earned his B.Sc.and M.Sc....

Heidi Finskas

Heidi Finskas

Vice President Corporate
Responsibility, KLP

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

Ernie Ortiz

Ernie Ortiz

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Lithium Royalty Corp

Ernie is a Co-Founder, CEO, and President of...

Miles Prosser

Miles Prosser

Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute

Miles Prosser is the Secretary General of the International...

Jennifer Sara

Jennifer Sara

Global Director, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group

Jennifer Sara is the Global Director for the World Bank Group’s...

Matsi Modise

Matsi Modise

Chair, Technology Innovation Agency (South Africa)

Ms Matsi Modise is the Chairperson of the Technology...

Drew Murphy

Drew Murphy

Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Sustainability, Edison International

Drew Murphy is senior vice president of Strategy, Corporate...

Kate Strachan

Kate Strachan

Global Lead, Cities and Regions, Race to Resilience, UNFCCC CLIMATE CHAMPIONS

Dr KateStrachan holds the position of Manager: Climate...

Genevieve Morin

Genevieve Morin

CEO,
Foundaction

President and CEO of Fondaction, a labour-...

Dr. Amal-Lee Amin

Dr. Amal-Lee Amin

Managing Director and Head of Climate Change, British International Investment

Amal-Lee is a passionate advocate for sustainable...

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Operational Excellence, Siemens

Bio Comming
Soon...

Pierre Friedlingstein

Pierre Friedlingstein

Chair in Mathematical Modeling of Climate Systems, Universiter of Exeter/Global Carbon Project

Professor Pierre Friedlingstein isa Royal Society...

Saliem Fakir

Saliem Fakir

Executive Director,
African Climate Foundation

Prior to establishing the African Climate Foundation, Saliem...

Mahmoud Mohieldin

Mahmoud Mohieldin

UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP27, Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action

An economist with more than 30 years...

Dr Sven Teske

Dr Sven Teske

Associate Professor, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Sven Teske is an Associate Professor and Research...

Daouda Ndiaye

Daouda Ndiaye

OIC of Climate Change and Environment,
Islamic Development Bank

Daouda is a Senegalese national, with 8-year experience...

Helga Birgden

Helga Birgden

Global Chair, Sustainable Investment,
Mercer

Helga provides investment advice to trustees, directors and...

Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni

Founding Editor,
Sustainable Views
at Financial Times

Silvia Pavoni is the founding editor of Sustainable Views, a new...

Mardi McBrien

Mardi McBrien

Director of Strategic Alliances,
IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien is a Director at the International Financial...

Jiwoo Choi

Jiwoo Choi

Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Acumen

Jiwoo Choi is Acumen’s Chief of Strategic Initiatives Group...

Vojtech Vosecky

Vojtech Vosecky

Chairman of The Steering Committee for Circular Economy, City of Prague, CZE

Vojtech is an award-winning circular economist...

Cassie Flynn

Cassie Flynn

Head of Climate Promise,
UNDP

Cassie Flynn has been on the forefront of the climate debate for the last 15...

Walid Oueslati

Walid Oueslati

Head of Environment, Transition and Resilience Division, OECD

Walid Oueslati is acting as head of Environment...

David Antonioli

David Antonioli

CEO, Verra/ Voluntary Carbon Market Ratings

David serves as Chief Executive Officer of Verra...

Ahunna Eziakonwa

Ahunna Eziakonwa

Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa,
UNDP

Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa is UNDP Assistant Administrator...

Sherif El-Kilany

Sherif El-Kilany

Country Managing Partner,
Egypt, EY

As the Country Managing Partner, Sherif will be leveraging his...

Noor Yafai-Stroband

Noor Yafai-Stroband

Europe Director Global Policy and Institutional Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy

In a newly created role as Europe Director...

Jeff Milder

Jeff Milder

Director, Global Policy & Coalitions, Rainforest Alliance

Jeff Milder is Director of Global Policy & Coalitions at the Rainforest...

Puninda Thind

Puninda Thind

Nature Finance Lead,
UNFCCCC Climate
Champions

Puninda Thind is Finance Nature Lead with Climate Champions Team...

Werner Grub

Werner Grub

Managing Director, Head of Origination, Global Wind, EKF

Mr. Grub is Managing Director and...

Grace Fu Hai Yien DCMG

Grace Fu Hai Yien DCMG

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Government of Singapore

Ms Grace Fu began her career in 1985 with the Overseas...

Steven Ko

Steven Ko

CEO,
O’right

Sustainability pioneer, environmental trailblazer and ardent advocate...

David Semaya

David Semaya

President, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

David Semaya is Executive Chairman and Representative Director of ...

Stephanie Pfeifer

Stephanie Pfeifer

CEO,
IIGCC

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

Ineza Grace

Ineza Grace

Co-Founder,
Loss and Damage
Youth Coalition

Ineza is an Eco-Feminist Impact driven actor in the climate change sector...

Joseph N.C. Huang

Joseph N.C. Huang

Chairman,
E.SUN Commercial Bank

Joseph N.C. Huang, Chairman of E.SUN...

Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Global Managing
Director, Climate Policy
Initiative

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

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, RepRisk

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon joined RepRisk in 2013 and is the Executive...

Harry Verhaar

Harry Verhaar

Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify

Harry Verhaar has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry...

Cyril Garcia

Cyril Garcia

Group Head of Sustainability Services & Corporate Responsibility,
Capgemini Invent

With more than 25 years of experience in consulting in the fields of...

Ana Cabral-Gardner

Ana Cabral-Gardner

Co-CEO,
Sigma Lithium

Ana Cabral-Gardner is a Managing Partner and co-founder of A10...

Victoria Burrows

Victoria Burrows

Director of Net Zero, World Green Building Council

In her role, Victoria oversees and supports Green...

Swami Venkataraman

Swami Venkataraman

Associate Managing Director - Environmental, Social and Governance, Moody's

Swami Venkataraman, CFA, is an Associate Managing Director...

Meryam Omi

Meryam Omi

CEO,
Climate Arc

Meryam Omi is the Chief Executive of Climate Arc, a philanthropic...

Lesley Ndlovu

Lesley Ndlovu

CEO,
African Risk Capacity Limited

Mr. Ndlovu was the former CEO of AXA Africa...

Kat Bruce

Kat Bruce

Founder,
NatureMetrics

Kat trained as a tropical ecologist. She holds a BSc in Wildlife...

Eva Cairns

Eva Cairns

Head of Sustainability Insights
& Climate Strategy,
abrdn

Eva Cairns is the Head of Sustainability Insights and....

Dominic Jones

Dominic Jones

Senior Vice President Business Development & Partner Development, Everbridge

Dominic Jones is the Senior Vice President responsible for...

Andy Bord

Andy Bord

CEO,
Flood Re

Andy Bord is Flood Re’s Chief Executive Officer. Andy...

Ashley Grosh

Ashley Grosh

Vice President,
Breakthrough
Energy Fellows

Ashley Grosh has spent the entirety of her nearly...

Sönke Kreft

Sönke Kreft

Executive Director
- Head of Unit,
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

Soenke Kreft leads the work of the Munich Climate...

Peter Boeskov

Peter Boeskov

Chief Commercial Officer/Global Wind & Structured Finance, EKF (Denmark's Export Agency)

Peter Boeskov joined EKF in 2020 after close to...

Nicolette Bartlett

Nicolette Bartlett

CIO,
CDP

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

M. Abdellatif Mâzouz

M. Abdellatif Mâzouz

President and 1st Vice President, Casablanca-Settat Regional Council & Moroccan Association of Regions (ARM)

M. Abdellatif Mâzouz is the President of the...

Daniel Render

Daniel Render

Senior Director,
Global Sustainability & Climate Response,
Jacobs

Daniel has 28 years of experience as a registered...

Courtney Holm

Courtney Holm

Vice President,
Sustainability Solutions,
Capgemini Invent

Courtney Holm is Capgemini Invent UK’s Vice President

Ralf Pfitzner

Ralf Pfitzner

Head of
Sustainability,
Volkswagen

Ralf Pfitzner leads the sustainability department of Volkswagen AG...

Carlijn Nouwen

Carlijn Nouwen

Co-Founder,
Climate Action Platform
for Africa

Carlijn co-founded the Climate Action Platform...

Margaret Kuhlow

Margaret Kuhlow

Finance Practice Leader,
WWF

Margaret L. Kuhlow leads WWF’s Finance Practice, providing strategic...

Heather McGeory

Heather McGeory

Global Lead, Climate and Sustainability, APCO Impact

Heather McGeory is Global Lead, Climate and Sustainability...

Dr Sanjay Kuttan

Dr Sanjay Kuttan

Chief Technology Officer,
Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

Sanjay has held various positions in the private and public...

Arizona Muse

Arizona Muse

Model and
Environmental Activist

Arizona Muse is one of the world’s most recognizable models...

Irina Gorbounova

Irina Gorbounova

Head of Xcarb Innovation Fund, ArcelorMittal Ltd

Irina Gorbounova is a Senior Executive focused on...

Walmir Soller

Walmir Soller

VP and CEO for Europe & Asia Regions, Braskem

Walmir Soller is Braskem’s Vice President for Europe and Asia...

Claire Dorrian

Claire Dorrian

Head of Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange

Claire is responsible for leading the portfolio of...

Yossi Abu

Yossi Abu

CEO,
NewMed Energy

Mr. Yossi Abu, CEO of NewMed Energy since 2011 and CEO of...

Liane Randolph

Liane Randolph

California Air Resources Board Chair and TDA Chair, Transport Decarbonisation Alliance

During her career in public service, Liane Randolph...

Julie Shuttleworth

Julie Shuttleworth

Global Growth Fortescue, Fortescue Metals Group

Ms Shuttleworth joined Fortescue in 2013 and...

Adriana Lobo

Adriana Lobo

Managing Director of Global Presence and National Action, WRI Mexico

Adriana Lobo is Managing Director of Global Prese...

Swenja Surminski

Swenja Surminski

Chair; Board Member

Swenja was elected Chair in September 2021. She is a leading expert on...

Eric Usher

Eric Usher

Head,
UNEP Finance
Initiative

Eric Usher Heads the UN Environment Programme Finance, a...

Maria Mendiluce

Maria Mendiluce

CEO,
We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition...

Aiman Ezzat

Aiman Ezzat

CEO,
Capgemini

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

Lord Jonathan Adair Turner

Lord Jonathan Adair Turner

Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission...

Hon. George Heyman

Hon. George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia

George Heyman is the Minister of Environment and Climate...

Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

Founder & CEO,
Time4Good

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

Simone Cipriani

Simone Cipriani

Founder and Manager + Chair of the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, Ethical Fashion Initiative

Simone Cipriani, Head and Founder of the Ethical Fashion...

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General, International Solar Alliance

Dr Ajay Mathur is the Director General of the International Solar...

Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel

Global Head,
Sustainable Fitch

Andrew recently devised and launched Sustainable...

Christine Weydig

Christine Weydig

Executive Director,
Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo)

Christine Weydig is executive director of...

Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen

CEO,
World Climate Foundation

Jens Nielsen has worked in more than 20 countries performing...

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Co-Chair, Climate Investment Coalition

Peter Damgaard Jensen is Co-Chair of the Climate...

Nobutaka Aoki

Nobutaka Aoki

Co-Chief Investment Officer and Managing Executive Officer, Asset Management One

Nobutaka Aoki is a Co-Chief Investment Officer (Co-CIO) and...

Francisco Benedito

Francisco Benedito

CEO,
ClimateTrade

Francisco Benedito is the CEO and Co-Founder of...

Ian de Cruz

Ian de Cruz

CEO,
P4G

Ian is the Global Director of P4G. Ian leads P4G’s efforts inmobilizing...

Rev. Kirsten Spalding

Rev. Kirsten Spalding

Senior Program Director, Investor Network,Ceres

Kirsten leads the Ceres Investor Network and all investor initiatives...

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Global Director, Policy & Investments, Resilient Cities Network

Stewart is Global Director, Policy and Investments...

Dewi Dylander

Dewi Dylander

Deputy Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Investmets,
PKA

Dewi Dylander As Deputy Executive Director in charge...

Aimee Christensen

Aimee Christensen

CEO and Founder,
Christensen global

Aimée Christensen is CEO of Christensen Global where she...

John Kornerup Bang

John Kornerup Bang

Senior Vice President,
Sustainability Transformation,
Stora Enso

John is Senior Vice President at Stora Enso...

Joy Williams

Joy Williams

Executive Director, Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans, GFANZ

Joy Williams brings a multi-disciplinary...

Ramona Liberoff

Ramona Liberoff

Global Director,
PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy)

Ramona Liberoff is the Executive Director...

Pierre Abadie

Pierre Abadie

Group Climate Director,
Tikehau Capital

Pierre Abadie is Group Climate Director and Co-head of...

Loretta Hieber Girardet

Loretta Hieber Girardet

Chief of Risk Knowledge, Monitoring and Capacity Development Branch, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Loretta Hieber Girardet is the Chief of the Risk Knowledge...

Petra Schwager

Petra Schwager

Chief,
Energy Technologies and Industrial Applications Division,
UNIDO

Petra has long-standing experience in managing international...

Prof. Dr. Stephan Krinke

Prof. Dr. Stephan Krinke

Strategy and
Decarbonization,
Volkswagen

Prof. Dr. Stephan Krinke is head of sustainability strategy...

Rich Nuzum

Rich Nuzum

Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief Investment Strategist, Mercer

Rich Nuzum is Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief...

Jan Dusik

Jan Dusik

Deputy Minister for
the Environment,
Czech Government

Jan Dusík was born in 1975 and studied first at...

Jozef Henriquez

Jozef Henriquez

Head of Mobilization,
IDB Invest

Jozef leads the Resource Mobilization Team...

Mark Campanele

Mark Campanele

Executive Chair,
Carbon Tracker Initiative

Mark founded and now chairs the Carbon Tracker Initiative...

André Vasconcelos

André Vasconcelos

Global Engagement
Lead for Trase,
Global Canopy

André is the Global Engagement Lead...

Ignacio Hernandez

Ignacio Hernandez

Co-Chair for the Climate Change and Energy Group, ICCA

My career has always focused on the improvement of chemical...

Andrea Debbané

Andrea Debbané

Global Head of Sustainability, Kuehne+Nagel

Andrea Debbané is a senior executive with extensive...

Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein

President and CEO of the Port Authority, Port of Rotterdam

Allard Castelein is Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Rotterdam...

James Wilde

James Wilde

Chief Sustainability
Officer,
Phoenix Group

James is Chief Sustainability Officer at Phoenix Group, the...

Tim Gould

Tim Gould

Chief Energy Economist,
IEA

Tim Gould was appointed the Agency’s Chief Energy...

Dr. Sarah Kapnik

Dr. Sarah Kapnik

Chief Scientist,
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., is chief scientist for NOAA...

Emilio Tenuta

Emilio Tenuta

Chief Sustainability
Officer, Ecolab

Emilio Tenuta is senior vice president of Corporate Sustainability and...

Luiza Demôro

Luiza Demôro

Global Head of
Energy Transitions,
BloombergNEF

Luiza Demôro is the Global Head of Energy...