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Libby Bernick, Global Head of Corporate Business, Trucost (S&P Global)

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Libby is the Global Head of Corporate Business for Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. 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.

Libby is responsible for product development, research and sales activities for Trucost corporate programs globally, including impact analysis of bonds and company ESG disclosure to investors.  She has been a strategic advisor to global multinational corporations, development banks, investors, and foundations on environmental and social issues. Libby is a regular speaker at international industry events and frequent commentator in the media on corporate sustainability and ESG disclosure issues. Learn more here.

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Detlev Glow, Head of Research, EMEA, Thomson Reuters Lipper

3101Detlef 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.

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Kristina Jeromin, Head of Group Sustainability, Deutsche Börse AG

Deutsche Börse AG - Kristina JerominSince 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.

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Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience & Sustainability, AON Plc

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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.

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Volker Weber, President, Forum für Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)

volker_weber_onlineVolker 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_onlineClaudia 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.

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Dina Lorentz, Business Development Manager Regulatory, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

D._Lorentz.2e16d0ba.fill-228x228Dina Lorentz studied economic law focusing on finance and started her career as a consultant and investment banker specialized in the acquisition and respective valuation of financial institutions. She now works as a Business Development Manager Regulatory at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer dealing with topics regarding regulated industries and related regulatory changes in the world and its effects on clients` businesses. In addition, she is specialized in Impact Investing topics having worked for a Swiss Impact Investment Fund the last years in Lima, Peru. Underlying her dedicated work within Impact Investing she is a member of the Board of SA Oikocredit North Germany, a support association of Oikocredit International, a worldwide cooperative and impact investor, providing funding to the microfinance sector, fair trade organizations, cooperatives and small to medium enterprises. Learn more here.

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Christian Pech, Director, Investitionsbank Berlin & Regional Chairman IBF

Pech-Christian-150x150Christian 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.

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Peter Koegler, Director, Corporate and Ecosystem Finance, Conservation International

1eccc0fPeter 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.

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Dr. Hermann Reuter, Vice President, International Bankers Forum (IBF) - (TBC)*

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Michael Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group

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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)

yannissalavopoulosYannis 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.

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