Jean-Florent, Head of FI Business Development, Trucost (S&P Dow Jones Indices)
Jean-Florent is Head of Business Development at Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Jean-Florent is responsible for Germany, France, Switzerland and other European countries. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.
Jean-Florent has a deep understanding of investor needs in the area of ESG research having worked more than 10 years in that field. He advises the broad financial community (asset owners, asset managers, private equity firms, banks, insurance companies, academics) on the integration of sustainability criteria into investment analyses and reporting. Jean-Florent is an environmental engineer. Learn more here.
Detlev Glow, Head of Research, EMEA, Thomson Reuters Lipper
Detlef is Head of EMEA Research at Lipper. He joined the firm in 2005 from FERI Wealth Management, where he was Director of Portfolio Management, managing segregated accounts for high net worth individuals (HNWI). Prior to FERI, he spent nine years with tecis Holding AG, most recently as Head of Fund Research for tecis Asset Management AG. In this role he was responsible for the quantitative and qualitative fund research for the tecis fund of funds, the HNWI accounts and the recommendation list of funds for the financial adviser arm of tecis. Detlef has an MBA focusing on Financial Services from the University of Wales/Cardiff, as well as a BA in Business Administration. Learn more here.
Kristina Jeromin, Head of Group Sustainability, Deutsche Börse AG
Since October 2015, Kristina has been responsible for Group-wide sustainability management, covering the company’s roles as an international capital market organiser, DAX-listed company and member of society. She joined Deutsche Börse Group in 2009 was responsible for internal and external communication of Deutsche Börse Group’s sustainability strategy. Currently, Kristina is prepairing her doctoral dissertation in philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, where she is also a lecturer in practical philosophy. She is a graduate of political science and philosophy from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Learn more here.
Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience & Sustainability, AON Plc
Leading Aon’s global strategy and initiatives to address the urban protection gap, leveraging analyics to enhance resilience, and reduce our environmental impacts.
Head of the sustainability programme for Aon’s UK operations, including Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Benfield, and Aon Hewitt • Leading development of an EMEA sustainability programme • Total ROI on energy reduction initiatives of 25% • Supervising and supporting dedicated energy manager • Global knowledge leader on sustainability issues for Aon worldwide • Ongoing strategy development for senior executives globally • Identification and development of product opportunities stemming from sustainability issues, securing £20m in revenue • Operationalised sales based on sustainability credentials and topics via Salesforce,a £1m portfolio • Representing and speaking on behalf of Aon’s at key global events including Asia Insurance Review’s Climate Change Summits, World Climate Summits, and Bloomberg Businessweek Green Summit. • Managing Committee member for ClimateWise and top performer in the initiative, including a stakeholder in three collaborations. Learn more here.
Volker Weber, President, Forum für Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)
Volker serves since September 2007 as Chairman of the Board for the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), the Sustainable Investment Forum of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MAMA Sustainable Incubation AG based in Berlin. Between September 2008 and November 2009 he worked for the consultancy Beratungsgesellschaft Erfinderdienst mbH based in Hamburg. From July 2002 until August 2008 he served on the board of directors of Swisscanto Funds Management AG as sustainability expert in international market structure and development. From 1999 to 2002 he worked in leadership positions at DekaBank, Frankfurt a. M., and the WestLB Group. There he mainly focused on the areas of market development, customer relationship management and capacity building. Learn more here.
Claudia Tober, Managing Director, Forum für Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)
Claudia Tober ist seit März 2009 Geschäftsführerin des Forums Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V. für Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (FNG). Seit 2011 ist Sie außerdem Vizepräsidentin des Europäischen Dachverbandes Eurosif – European Sustainable Investment Forum. Seit 2002 war sie Referentin bei verschiedenen Bundestagsabgeordneten im Bereich Finanzen, zuletzt für den finanzpolitischen Sprecher von B90/Die Grünen, Dr. Gerhard Schick. Hier war sie für insbesondere für Nachhaltiges Investment und Verbraucherschutz verantwortlich. Nach ihrem Studium hat die Diplom-Volkswirtin mehrere Jahre für den Forschungs- und Anwendungsverbund Verkehrssystemtechnik Berlin gearbeitet. Learn more here.
Marius Cara, Deputy Head of Investor Relations, Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank
Marius Cara is the Deputy Head of Investor Relations and Marketing Division at EIB. His main responsibilities include marketing of the EIB Climate Awareness Bonds (CAB), on-going liaison with investors, rating agencies and credit analysts and general market communication on EIB developments. In the field of green bonds, Marius is actively following the work of the Green Bond Principles and other relevant research, providing input to the EIB communication on the subject and explaining the EIB green bond strategy at conferences and events. Marius joined the EIB in 2006 as Advisor to the Audit Committee and moved to Capital markets in 2011. Before EIB he worked for several years as internal auditor in the UN system and as a consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Marius has a degree in business administration from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania and he is a chartered accountant (FCCA). Marius is fluent in English and French, being native speaker of Romanian.
Dina Lorentz, Business Development Manager Regulatory, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Christian Pech, Director, Investitionsbank Berlin & Regional Chairman IBF
Christian is head of loans / banks / fund management in the Investment Bank Berlin. After a bank apprenticeship and studying business administration at the University of Siegen, he worked, from 1993 until 1997, for the Weber bank and then until 1999 for Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse corporate customers. From 1999 until 2004 he was responsible in the gbb Beteiligungs AG, a subsidiary of KfW as an officer in the guarantee and investment business. With spin-off of Investitionsbank Berlin in 2004, Christian took over the structure of the lending business in the economic development of the IBB. In this role he is responsible for the entire range of commercial lending business of the SME financing to complex project financing. In addition, he is Regional Committee Chairman Berlin of the International Bankers Forum. Learn more here.
Peter Koegler, Director, Corporate and Ecosystem Finance, Conservation International
Peter Koegler is a senior leader with core competencies in programme management, policy and strategy development in the areas of circular economy, sustainable development, climate change and emissions trading, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Peter has worked globally on carbon and carbon-finance as well as sustainability issues within packaging and waste, environmental taxation and regulation and the sustainability of supply chains and agricultural programmes. He has studied in Austria, USA and the UK and holds an MSc as an agricultural engineer and an MBA in International Food and Agribusiness. He has highly valued experience in carbon finance, the food and beverage industry as well as in disaster relief, development assistance, agricultural education and extension which he gained by working in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. Learn more here.
Markus Schwaninger, Co-Founder & CFO at ecoligo GmbH
ecoligo was founded by Markus Schwaninger and Martin Baart, three years after they met at a solar conference in Kenya in 2013. Thanks to many years of experience in the renewable energy and development cooperation, the two have impressive knowledge of these fields and an extensive professional network. Certified experts for the financing of projects in the areas of climate and renewable energy, Martin and Markus are often asked to speak at conferences and events and provide consultancy on these topics. They are supported in marketing and communications by Emma Patmore. Cas Luring assists in sales and the technical assessment of projects. Learn more here.
Reinhard Oldenburg, Treasurer, International Bankers Forum (IBF)
Reinhard Robert Oldenburg, German banker. Member International Bankers Forum (founding, executive board), Junior Chamber International, Lions Club. Bachelor of Science, Lilienthal Gymnasium, 1977. Certified in banking, Berufsschule Fuer Bank, Berlin, 1979. Diploma in business administration, Technische University Berlin, 1985.
Trainee Bank fuer Handel un Industrie AG, Berlin, 1977-1979. Practicant Dresdner Bank New York branch, New York City, 1982-1983. Reginal manager Bayerische Hypotheken und Wechsel Bank, Munich, 1985-1987. International credit analyst Berliner Bank AG, Berlin, 1987-1989, manager international syndications, 1989-1991. Corporation banking officer, vice president Commerzbank AG, 1992-2000, head corporation banking department, since 2000. Learn more here.
Dr. Hermann Reuter, Vice President, International Bankers Forum (IBF) - (TBC)*
*To be confirmed
Kostis Tselenis, Head of Investments, Quadia (Switzerland)
Kostis has more than a decade of focused experience with Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Project Finance. He has worked with private and institutional investors, such as the COFRA Group / Good Energies (now known as Bregal Energy), a leading global private investor in Real Estate and Renewable Energy.
His professional ethics and values have been shaped by his early involvement in the family business, a company active in the B2B and B2C sustainable consumer products segment. He got his Masters degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Zurich, is Swiss and Greek, and lives in Zurich and Geneva since 1995. Learn more here.
Marc Weissberger, Group CFO, Climate KIC
Marc was previously CFO and Managing Director of Veolia, Deutschland, where he was co-responsible for the overall management of 120 companies with 3 business lines (energy, water, recycling) serving 100 communities and 130,000 industrial customers. Veolia Deutschland set up a new Accelerator Programme (“U Start”) with KIC InnoEnergy and developed a partnership contract with EIT Raw Materials. Before joining Veolia, Marc held several national and international finance leadership positions at E.ON, one of the world’s largest energy utility providers. He started his career in a banking dealing with international M&A and structured finance. Marc has great experience working in complex finance organisations and brings in-depth knowledge of working in both public and private organizations. Marc has also strong political interests and is a Founding Member of the Advisory Group on Energy and Climate (Wirtshaftsforum der SPD). He acts as an advisor and coach to social business start-ups. Marc holds an MBA (finance) from the University of Cambridge. Learn more here.
Dr. Maja Göpel, Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Scientific Council of the German Federal Government
Since 1 September, Dr. Maja Göpel has been the new Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Maja Göpel was the head of the Berlin Office of the Wuppertal Institute and is a member of the Club of Rome and the Ballaton Group. Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind, President of the Wuppertal Institute, looks forward to working together under these new circumstances: “Maja Göpel set a central course in transformation reserach at the Wuppertal Institute with a high international profile and flair. This can be seamlessly continued in her new position as General Secretary of the WBGU.” Learn more here.
Michael Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group
Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of Global Sustain Group, an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); an AHC Group Senior Associate; and a member of the secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Network and of the Advisory Board of the CEO Clubs in Greece. Michael is a corporate executive with extensive hands-on entrepreneurial experience in sustainability, corporate responsibility, management consulting, investments, and business information, with exceptional communication and networking skills and a demonstrable track record in delivering sustainability and business development solutions. He is an accomplished project manager, accustomed to working in international and multicultural environments, with solid analytical and quantitative skills and strong synthesis and strategic thinking ability. He is an expert in representing initiatives in high-profile settings and venues, with outstanding stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with clients and partners. Learn more here.
Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH (MD, CCG GmbH)
Yannis Salavopoulos (MBA, MSc), is Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH & Group Head International Affairs. He is also Visiting Lecturer for Public Affairs at SRH Berlin University and Senior Advisor for Public Affairs/Policy & Strategy for various companies. Yannis entered Global Sustain after a successful career in Economic Diplomacy, representing, for over a decade, Greece in Germany and earlier in United Arab Emirates. He served from 2007-2014 as First Embassy Secretary for Economic & Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of Greece in Berlin (Deputy Head of Economic Section). Before Berlin, he served as Third Embassy Secretary for Economic & Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of Greece in United Arab Emirates, (Dubai). He was responsible at both posts for bilateral economic, trade, exports, investment relations as well as for finance, energy, climate and sustainability policy issues. Till recently (2014-2015) he was at Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Athens Expert & Desk Officer for the bilateral economic & trade relations of Greece to Germany, USA (TTIP too), Canada (CETA too), Austria, Switzerland, Sweden & Cyprus. Learn more here.