ESG Risk Management Summit Europe 2023

Integrating ESG into risk management frameworks and decision making

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ETC.venues Monument, 8 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1AE
3-4 October, 2023

“As a professional actively working in the climate risk management space in financial services specifically, it was an incredibly well curated summit encompassing all the complicated components of E, S and G.”

Past Attendee: Enterprise Risk Director, Europe & Asia-Pacific, TD Securities

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE 2023 EDITION

Financial institutions that successfully integrate ESG and climate factors into risk management frameworks will not only mitigate risk and avoid regulatory and reputational damage, but create competitive advantages.

The ESG Risk Management Summit Europe is bringing together Europe’s leading financial risk experts to explore how risk management tools and practices must be transformed to account for climate and ESG considerations and better support business decision making.

Key Highlights Include:

  • Sharing best practices for managing ongoing regulatory requirements and reporting exercises
  • Developing more robust models through climate risk stress testing exercises
  • Taking on board results from climate risk stress testing and modelling to better inform business decision making
  • Exploring the importance of accurate and reliable data within ESG risk management practices
  • Mitigating greenwashing claims through effective reporting practices, data usage, and product due diligence
  • Looking beyond just climate to delve deeper into all parts of E, S and G
  • Understanding how to balance internal and external ESG commitments when implementing new governance practices and risk frameworks
  • Knowledge sharing from industry leaders to discover the best practices for seamless integration of ESG Risk management frameworks across the entire portfolio
  • Meet, network and engage with 150+ risk management colleagues and peers sharing best practice under Chatham House rules

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  1. Our 30+ Industry leading speakers attending the event 
  2. 10+ hours of dedicate networking and round tables
  3. A full schedule of key topcis including: 

  • Sharing best practices for managing ongoing regulatory requirements and reporting exercises
  • Developing more robust models through climate risk stress testing exercises
  • Taking on board results from climate risk stress testing and modelling to better inform business decision making
  • Exploring the importance of accurate and reliable data within ESG risk management practices
  • Mitigating greenwashing claims through effective reporting practices, data usage, and product due diligence
  • Looking beyond just climate to delve deeper into all parts of E, S and G
  • Understanding how to balance internal and external ESG commitments when implementing new governance practices and risk frameworks
  • Knowledge sharing from industry leaders to discover the best practices for seamless integration of ESG Risk management frameworks across the entire portfolio



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ESG RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT EUROPE ADVISORY BOARD

Author:

Adam Webb

Chief Operating Officer, Risk
ICBC Standard Bank

Adam Webb

Chief Operating Officer, Risk
ICBC Standard Bank

Author:

Brunno Maradei

Global Head of Responsible Investments
Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei is the Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management, managing a team of 21 ESG specialists conducting sustainability research, engagement, voting and policy advice.  He chairs Aegon AM’s Sustainability Board and is a member of ESMA’s Consultation Working Group on Sustainability. Prior to this role he structured finance for infrastructure projects in Africa at the European Investment Bank. Brunno has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, starting in Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in London. Brunno has led a pioneer ESG research provider, developed sustainable investment products for emerging markets and structured blended finance for donors at leading institutions including the International Finance Corporation and the European Commission. Brunno is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

Brunno Maradei

Global Head of Responsible Investments
Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei is the Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management, managing a team of 21 ESG specialists conducting sustainability research, engagement, voting and policy advice.  He chairs Aegon AM’s Sustainability Board and is a member of ESMA’s Consultation Working Group on Sustainability. Prior to this role he structured finance for infrastructure projects in Africa at the European Investment Bank. Brunno has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, starting in Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in London. Brunno has led a pioneer ESG research provider, developed sustainable investment products for emerging markets and structured blended finance for donors at leading institutions including the International Finance Corporation and the European Commission. Brunno is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

Author:

Dr. Chandni Bhan

UK Head of Risk
Morgan Stanley

Dr. Chandni Bhan is Global Head of quant research and Model Risk, and Head of risk for UK for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Previously she held roles across the business as head of risk for MSIM EMEA, as well CRO for MSIM Ireland. She has more than 16 years of working in Finance, both in front office, as well as risk, with extensive buy side and sell side expertise. She earned her PhD in statistics & probability from Michigan State University, and as an experienced  data scientist and risk officer, she has pioneered analytical systems to build a proactive and forward looking risk function, embedded in the business, that ensures we drive risk prudent growth for our clients. She is a member of EMEA operating committee, risk leadership group, and several other committees globally including as the chair for the global investment management model risk committee.  She also hosts several diversity podcasts and webinars for the business and is passionate about building a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Dr. Chandni Bhan

UK Head of Risk
Morgan Stanley

Dr. Chandni Bhan is Global Head of quant research and Model Risk, and Head of risk for UK for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Previously she held roles across the business as head of risk for MSIM EMEA, as well CRO for MSIM Ireland. She has more than 16 years of working in Finance, both in front office, as well as risk, with extensive buy side and sell side expertise. She earned her PhD in statistics & probability from Michigan State University, and as an experienced  data scientist and risk officer, she has pioneered analytical systems to build a proactive and forward looking risk function, embedded in the business, that ensures we drive risk prudent growth for our clients. She is a member of EMEA operating committee, risk leadership group, and several other committees globally including as the chair for the global investment management model risk committee.  She also hosts several diversity podcasts and webinars for the business and is passionate about building a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Author:

Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar

Head of ESG Cloud Solutions
NatWest

Kaushik GD is the Head of ESG Data Architecture & Solution for Natwest, who is responsible for overall data & solution architecture for every enterprise ESG use cases across Natwest. He has over 16 years of experience in Financial industry in UK working across banking, asset management and private equity.

In his current role, he has earned recognition in the ESG data industry by influencing cloud based data distribution instead of traditional file based ones; this, along with other strategic decisions on architecture, tooling selection, and data op model has facilitated Natwest ESG team to complete ESG data platform migration on Snowflake nearly 1 year before expected date and reduce carbon footprint by c.80%. This has helped the bank fast track its ESG journey by enabling all franchises through advanced modelling and data service to drive innovative solution such as Carbon Planner and Sustainable Food Trust

Outside work, he is a passionate marine conservationist and a climate change remediation advocate. Being a long term member of Extinction Rebellion, Green Peace and PADI aware, he spends his spare time diving in various parts of the world, where he has earned two speciality certificates on Shark Awareness Diver & Diving against Debris.

Kaushik holds a Master in Business Administration degree from IE Business School in Spain, along with several professional courses and degrees from University of Edinburgh, Cambridge university and UC Berkley on Climate and mathematical modelling.

Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar

Head of ESG Cloud Solutions
NatWest

Kaushik GD is the Head of ESG Data Architecture & Solution for Natwest, who is responsible for overall data & solution architecture for every enterprise ESG use cases across Natwest. He has over 16 years of experience in Financial industry in UK working across banking, asset management and private equity.

In his current role, he has earned recognition in the ESG data industry by influencing cloud based data distribution instead of traditional file based ones; this, along with other strategic decisions on architecture, tooling selection, and data op model has facilitated Natwest ESG team to complete ESG data platform migration on Snowflake nearly 1 year before expected date and reduce carbon footprint by c.80%. This has helped the bank fast track its ESG journey by enabling all franchises through advanced modelling and data service to drive innovative solution such as Carbon Planner and Sustainable Food Trust

Outside work, he is a passionate marine conservationist and a climate change remediation advocate. Being a long term member of Extinction Rebellion, Green Peace and PADI aware, he spends his spare time diving in various parts of the world, where he has earned two speciality certificates on Shark Awareness Diver & Diving against Debris.

Kaushik holds a Master in Business Administration degree from IE Business School in Spain, along with several professional courses and degrees from University of Edinburgh, Cambridge university and UC Berkley on Climate and mathematical modelling.

Author:

Manuel Vicente

Sustainability and Risk Solutions,
Former CRO HSBC

Manuel Vicente is a senior international executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with business, treasury, risk, and finance expertise. Manuel is currently advising financial services, climate tech and academia in assessing materiality and leading solutions in sustainability, climate, and risk management. This includes ESG Board training, strategic plans, risk appetite, client/product due diligence, stress testing, and disclosures.

Prior to this, Manuel was CRO Europe Wholesale and Markets at HSBC, where he focused, amongst others, on shaping and delivering the Sustainability and ESG strategy across the UK and EU regulatory landscape. Prior senior positions included Group Risk, Regulatory and Data lead for IBOR Transition and Group Risk lead for Brexit.


Manuel holds a MSc in Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management (LSM of UCL), and the Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) certificate from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Manuel Vicente

Sustainability and Risk Solutions,
Former CRO HSBC

Manuel Vicente is a senior international executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with business, treasury, risk, and finance expertise. Manuel is currently advising financial services, climate tech and academia in assessing materiality and leading solutions in sustainability, climate, and risk management. This includes ESG Board training, strategic plans, risk appetite, client/product due diligence, stress testing, and disclosures.

Prior to this, Manuel was CRO Europe Wholesale and Markets at HSBC, where he focused, amongst others, on shaping and delivering the Sustainability and ESG strategy across the UK and EU regulatory landscape. Prior senior positions included Group Risk, Regulatory and Data lead for IBOR Transition and Group Risk lead for Brexit.


Manuel holds a MSc in Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management (LSM of UCL), and the Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) certificate from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Author:

Simon Gadd

Group Climate Change Director
Legal and General

Simon Gadd

Group Climate Change Director
Legal and General

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SPEAKERS

 

Adam Webb

Chief Operating Officer, Risk
ICBC Standard Bank

Adam Webb

Chief Operating Officer, Risk
ICBC Standard Bank

Adam Webb

Chief Operating Officer, Risk
ICBC Standard Bank
 

Aileen Long

Head of Climate Stress Testing and Analytics, Global Climate Risk
Citi

Aileen leads Climate Risk Stress Testing at Citi, responsible for the buildout of the firm’s scenario analysis framework, strategic roadmap, and analytics capability implementation across the organization. This includes the development of climate-related methodologies and integration into scenario design, data, models, infrastructure, and stress testing governance across an end-to-end program.

Aileen Long

Head of Climate Stress Testing and Analytics, Global Climate Risk
Citi

Aileen Long

Head of Climate Stress Testing and Analytics, Global Climate Risk
Citi

Aileen leads Climate Risk Stress Testing at Citi, responsible for the buildout of the firm’s scenario analysis framework, strategic roadmap, and analytics capability implementation across the organization. This includes the development of climate-related methodologies and integration into scenario design, data, models, infrastructure, and stress testing governance across an end-to-end program.

She started her career at Citi in Corporate and Investment Banking covering Power and Utilities in New York. She has also held numerous roles across Equity Research, Credit Risk Management, and Enterprise and Legal Entity Stress Testing over the course of her banking career.

Aileen earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Management.

 

Amir Sokolowski

Global Director of Climate Change
CDP

Amir Sokolowski

Global Director of Climate Change
CDP

Amir Sokolowski

Global Director of Climate Change
CDP
 

Aria Goudarzi

Global ESG Data and Reporting Lead
Nikko Asset Management Group

Aria is the Global ESG Data & Reporting Lead, as well as the Head of Strategic Analytics & Data at Nikko Asset Management. He has over 16 years’ experience in the financial sector working across Australia, Asia and the UK. His areas of expertise cover data architecture and analytics, process redesign and development, and operational and strategic innovation.

In his current roles he oversees the areas of performance & data analytics in addition to creating and driving the ESG data strategy Globally, as well as developing and driving Global strategic initiatives. 

Aria Goudarzi

Global ESG Data and Reporting Lead
Nikko Asset Management Group

Aria Goudarzi

Global ESG Data and Reporting Lead
Nikko Asset Management Group

Aria is the Global ESG Data & Reporting Lead, as well as the Head of Strategic Analytics & Data at Nikko Asset Management. He has over 16 years’ experience in the financial sector working across Australia, Asia and the UK. His areas of expertise cover data architecture and analytics, process redesign and development, and operational and strategic innovation.

In his current roles he oversees the areas of performance & data analytics in addition to creating and driving the ESG data strategy Globally, as well as developing and driving Global strategic initiatives. 

 

Brunno Maradei

Global Head of Responsible Investments
Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei is the Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management, managing a team of 21 ESG specialists conducting sustainability research, engagement, voting and policy advice.  He chairs Aegon AM’s Sustainability Board and is a member of ESMA’s Consultation Working Group on Sustainability. Prior to this role he structured finance for infrastructure projects in Africa at the European Investment Bank. Brunno has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, starting in Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in London.

Brunno Maradei

Global Head of Responsible Investments
Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei

Global Head of Responsible Investments
Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei is the Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management, managing a team of 21 ESG specialists conducting sustainability research, engagement, voting and policy advice.  He chairs Aegon AM’s Sustainability Board and is a member of ESMA’s Consultation Working Group on Sustainability. Prior to this role he structured finance for infrastructure projects in Africa at the European Investment Bank. Brunno has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, starting in Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in London. Brunno has led a pioneer ESG research provider, developed sustainable investment products for emerging markets and structured blended finance for donors at leading institutions including the International Finance Corporation and the European Commission. Brunno is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

 

Celia Lambert Alcantara

Head of Sustainable Finance and ESG compliance
Credit Agricole CIB

Celia Lambert-Alcantara is Head of Sustainable finance and ESG Compliance at Crédit Agricole CIB, the investment bank of the French banking group Crédit Agricole.

Celia Lambert Alcantara

Head of Sustainable Finance and ESG compliance
Credit Agricole CIB

Celia Lambert Alcantara

Head of Sustainable Finance and ESG compliance
Credit Agricole CIB

Celia Lambert-Alcantara is Head of Sustainable finance and ESG Compliance at Crédit Agricole CIB, the investment bank of the French banking group Crédit Agricole.

With a master degree in political science, economics and international affairs, and an international background, Celia joined the banking industry almost 10 years ago. She joined the Crédit Agricole CIB back in 2015 and, after holding several roles within the compliance department, became Head of ESG Compliance in 2022. Her mission is to ensure that the Bank is compliant with the many European and international regulations on sustainable finance, addressing the greenwashing and ESG non-compliance risks through the implementation of supervision controls and effective advisory to the businesses. In order to address the ESG issues, the bank has launched a transversal ESG program, sponsored by the Top Management, that she is co-managing along with the sustainable banking business. She has been awarded “Leader of sustainability under 35” by the French think Tank HUB Institute.

 

Chithra Namboodiri

Global Head of Wholesale ESG Risk Analytics
HSBC

Chithra Namboodiri

Global Head of Wholesale ESG Risk Analytics
HSBC

Chithra Namboodiri

Global Head of Wholesale ESG Risk Analytics
HSBC
 

Dunstan Marris

Head of Sustainability Data and Analytics
Goldman Sachs

Dunstan works across Goldman’s divisions, accelerating sustainability projects, using common data, analytics, tools and policies.  He previously led FICC Strats in Asia, with background in quantitative derivative modelling.

Dunstan Marris

Head of Sustainability Data and Analytics
Goldman Sachs

Dunstan Marris

Head of Sustainability Data and Analytics
Goldman Sachs

Dunstan works across Goldman’s divisions, accelerating sustainability projects, using common data, analytics, tools and policies.  He previously led FICC Strats in Asia, with background in quantitative derivative modelling.

 

Dr. Evgueni Ivantsov

Chairman
The European Risk Management Council

Dr Evgueni Ivantsov has a risk management career stretching over 25 years. He is currently the Chairman of the European Risk Management Council. He is an author of many publications on risk management including a book “Heads or Tails: Financial Disaster, Risk Management and Survival Strategy in the World of Extreme Risk”. His articles are regularly published in leading media including the Financial Times and the Banker magazine.

Dr. Evgueni Ivantsov

Chairman
The European Risk Management Council

Dr. Evgueni Ivantsov

Chairman
The European Risk Management Council

Dr Evgueni Ivantsov has a risk management career stretching over 25 years. He is currently the Chairman of the European Risk Management Council. He is an author of many publications on risk management including a book “Heads or Tails: Financial Disaster, Risk Management and Survival Strategy in the World of Extreme Risk”. His articles are regularly published in leading media including the Financial Times and the Banker magazine.

Prior to joining the European Risk Management Council in 2017, Dr Ivantsov held various executive positions at several global banks. His most recent role was Head of Portfolio Management & Strategy at Lloyds Banking Group based in London. Prior to this role, he worked at HSBC as Head of Global Analytics and Head of Portfolio Risk for Europe. Evgueni also worked in senior risk management roles at ING Group and Banque Bruxelles Lambert.

Dr Ivantsov was also a visiting Professor of Cass Business School (City University, London), a visiting Professor of International Economics at the Boston University and a visiting Professor of Money, Banking and Credit at the United Business Institutes in Brussels.

 

Elchin Mammadov

Vice President
MSCI Research

Elchin Mammadov comanages MSCI’s ESG and climate research team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also leads global utilities coverage, publishing company and industry research, overseeing ESG ratings for the utility companies and improving ratings methodology. In his previous role at Bloomberg, Elchin conducted equity research to assess how industry trends and government policies impact the financial performance of utilities. He holds a master’s degree in business management from the University of Surrey.

Elchin Mammadov

Vice President
MSCI Research

Elchin Mammadov

Vice President
MSCI Research

Elchin Mammadov comanages MSCI’s ESG and climate research team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also leads global utilities coverage, publishing company and industry research, overseeing ESG ratings for the utility companies and improving ratings methodology. In his previous role at Bloomberg, Elchin conducted equity research to assess how industry trends and government policies impact the financial performance of utilities. He holds a master’s degree in business management from the University of Surrey.

 

Erica Sassu

Global Climate & Environmental Risk - EMEA Executive
Bank of America

Erica Sassu

Global Climate & Environmental Risk - EMEA Executive
Bank of America

Erica Sassu

Global Climate & Environmental Risk - EMEA Executive
Bank of America
 

Graham Reynolds

Chief Development Officer
Redwood bank

Graham has over 30 years’ experience in banking and has also been a main Board Director. He has worked across a number of different fields and has held senior roles at Metro Bank, both RBS and NatWest, latterly Managing Director of Global Transaction Services for the Bank’s entire SME business.

At Redwood he is responsible for leading the Bank’s overall strategic direction, development, and delivery of its sustainability and Environment Social and Governance (ESG) ambitions, innovations and commitments.

Graham Reynolds

Chief Development Officer
Redwood bank

Graham Reynolds

Chief Development Officer
Redwood bank

Graham has over 30 years’ experience in banking and has also been a main Board Director. He has worked across a number of different fields and has held senior roles at Metro Bank, both RBS and NatWest, latterly Managing Director of Global Transaction Services for the Bank’s entire SME business.

At Redwood he is responsible for leading the Bank’s overall strategic direction, development, and delivery of its sustainability and Environment Social and Governance (ESG) ambitions, innovations and commitments.

Outside of banking Graham is a qualified football coach and, for his sine a lifelong Spurs fan and season ticket holder. 

 

Jacopo Gadani

Vice President, ESG Solutions
Santander Corporate and Investment Banking

Developing strategies and promoting sustainable and impactful investments covering corporate clients of Santander. Member and volunteer of the CFA UK, and currently member of the Sustainability Committee, Sustainability Community, and Climate and Investing Panel (responsible for the CFA UK's Certificate in Climate and Investing (CCI)).

Jacopo Gadani

Vice President, ESG Solutions
Santander Corporate and Investment Banking

Jacopo Gadani

Vice President, ESG Solutions
Santander Corporate and Investment Banking

Developing strategies and promoting sustainable and impactful investments covering corporate clients of Santander. Member and volunteer of the CFA UK, and currently member of the Sustainability Committee, Sustainability Community, and Climate and Investing Panel (responsible for the CFA UK's Certificate in Climate and Investing (CCI)).

 

Julian Philips

Global Head of Model Risk Audit
HSBC

Julian Philips

Global Head of Model Risk Audit
HSBC

Julian Philips

Global Head of Model Risk Audit
HSBC
 

Karen Wilkinson

Global Head of Climate risk and Net Zero Oversight
Standard Chartered

Karen Wilkinson

Global Head of Climate risk and Net Zero Oversight
Standard Chartered

Karen Wilkinson

Global Head of Climate risk and Net Zero Oversight
Standard Chartered
 

Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar

Head of ESG Cloud Solutions
NatWest

Kaushik GD is the Head of ESG Data Architecture & Solution for Natwest, who is responsible for overall data & solution architecture for every enterprise ESG use cases across Natwest. He has over 16 years of experience in Financial industry in UK working across banking, asset management and private equity.

Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar

Head of ESG Cloud Solutions
NatWest

Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar

Head of ESG Cloud Solutions
NatWest

Kaushik GD is the Head of ESG Data Architecture & Solution for Natwest, who is responsible for overall data & solution architecture for every enterprise ESG use cases across Natwest. He has over 16 years of experience in Financial industry in UK working across banking, asset management and private equity.

In his current role, he has earned recognition in the ESG data industry by influencing cloud based data distribution instead of traditional file based ones; this, along with other strategic decisions on architecture, tooling selection, and data op model has facilitated Natwest ESG team to complete ESG data platform migration on Snowflake nearly 1 year before expected date and reduce carbon footprint by c.80%. This has helped the bank fast track its ESG journey by enabling all franchises through advanced modelling and data service to drive innovative solution such as Carbon Planner and Sustainable Food Trust

Outside work, he is a passionate marine conservationist and a climate change remediation advocate. Being a long term member of Extinction Rebellion, Green Peace and PADI aware, he spends his spare time diving in various parts of the world, where he has earned two speciality certificates on Shark Awareness Diver & Diving against Debris.

Kaushik holds a Master in Business Administration degree from IE Business School in Spain, along with several professional courses and degrees from University of Edinburgh, Cambridge university and UC Berkley on Climate and mathematical modelling.

 

Konstantina Armata

Senior Climate Risk Advisor
Citi

Konstantina is a highly experienced Financial Risk professional with over 20 years career in Banking. She has in depth understanding of quantitative models spanning all key processes across investment and retail banking (e.g., Trading, Capital, Stress Testing, Provisioning, Liquidity etc) and extensive expertise in framework design and implementation.  

Konstantina Armata

Senior Climate Risk Advisor
Citi

Konstantina Armata

Senior Climate Risk Advisor
Citi

Konstantina is a highly experienced Financial Risk professional with over 20 years career in Banking. She has in depth understanding of quantitative models spanning all key processes across investment and retail banking (e.g., Trading, Capital, Stress Testing, Provisioning, Liquidity etc) and extensive expertise in framework design and implementation.  

Konstantina started her career in UBS where she performed various quantitative roles in the Investment Bank. Having spent the last 10 years as the Group Head of Model Risk Management (first at Deutsche Bank and later at Barclays), she has now turned her attention to ESG  and she is currently a senior Climate Risk adviser at Citi.

 

Manuel Vicente

Sustainability and Risk Solutions,
Former CRO HSBC

Manuel Vicente is a senior international executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with business, treasury, risk, and finance expertise. Manuel is currently advising financial services, climate tech and academia in assessing materiality and leading solutions in sustainability, climate, and risk management.

Manuel Vicente

Sustainability and Risk Solutions,
Former CRO HSBC

Manuel Vicente

Sustainability and Risk Solutions,
Former CRO HSBC

Manuel Vicente is a senior international executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with business, treasury, risk, and finance expertise. Manuel is currently advising financial services, climate tech and academia in assessing materiality and leading solutions in sustainability, climate, and risk management. This includes ESG Board training, strategic plans, risk appetite, client/product due diligence, stress testing, and disclosures.

Prior to this, Manuel was CRO Europe Wholesale and Markets at HSBC, where he focused, amongst others, on shaping and delivering the Sustainability and ESG strategy across the UK and EU regulatory landscape. Prior senior positions included Group Risk, Regulatory and Data lead for IBOR Transition and Group Risk lead for Brexit.


Manuel holds a MSc in Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management (LSM of UCL), and the Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) certificate from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

 

Monica Filkova

Head of Climate and Nature Investment Risk, Chief Investment Office
Aviva

Monica Filkova, CFA joined Aviva in January 2022 and is Head of Climate and Nature Investment Risk, Chief Investment Office. She is Chair of the CFA UK advisory panel responsible for the Certificate in Climate and Investing, member of CFA Institute ESG Panel, responsible for the Certificate in ESG Investing, and an advisor to the CFA UK Impact and Investing Certificate Panel. Over 2022, she was also technical lead on a disclosure standards and metrics landscape assessment for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

Monica Filkova

Head of Climate and Nature Investment Risk, Chief Investment Office
Aviva

Monica Filkova

Head of Climate and Nature Investment Risk, Chief Investment Office
Aviva

Monica Filkova, CFA joined Aviva in January 2022 and is Head of Climate and Nature Investment Risk, Chief Investment Office. She is Chair of the CFA UK advisory panel responsible for the Certificate in Climate and Investing, member of CFA Institute ESG Panel, responsible for the Certificate in ESG Investing, and an advisor to the CFA UK Impact and Investing Certificate Panel. Over 2022, she was also technical lead on a disclosure standards and metrics landscape assessment for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

Her previous roles include Head of Market Intelligence at climate finance NGO Climate Bonds Initiative (2017-2020), and Director, Sustainable Finance at Fitch Ratings (2020). Prior to pivoting to sustainable finance, she was in property finance and debt capital markets, including Head of Structuring, Debt Capital Markets at Eurohypo as well as roles in CMBS restructuring (Brookland Partners), bank property debt exposure and policy assessments (Alvarez & Marsal) and distressed debt credit research (Chalkhill Partners), among other mandates.

Monica is a CFA charterholder. She holds the GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate. She earned a Master of Management degree from Cornell University, USA, and a BBA from the American University in Bulgaria.

 

Parmod Garg

Chief risk Officer- SMF lead ESG
Punjab National Bank International

Parmod Garg

Chief risk Officer- SMF lead ESG
Punjab National Bank International

Parmod Garg

Chief risk Officer- SMF lead ESG
Punjab National Bank International
 

Nosa Omoigui

CEO and Founder
Weave.AI

Nosa Omoigui is the CEO and founder of Weave.AI. Prior to Weave.AI, he led machine learning and personalization teams at Amazon. Nosa also held a senior role at Microsoft Research (MSR). Nosa has a total of 23 granted patents and over 50 pending patents on various areas of technology, including AI. 

Nosa Omoigui

CEO and Founder
Weave.AI

Nosa Omoigui

CEO and Founder
Weave.AI

Nosa Omoigui is the CEO and founder of Weave.AI. Prior to Weave.AI, he led machine learning and personalization teams at Amazon. Nosa also held a senior role at Microsoft Research (MSR). Nosa has a total of 23 granted patents and over 50 pending patents on various areas of technology, including AI. 

 

Rachel Neill

Head of Sustainability
Heptagon Capital

Rachel oversees Heptagon’s ESG strategy and firm-wide sustainability initiatives.  She was previously the Chief Sustainability Officer at Connected Asset Management, a dedicated impact investment manager.  Prior to that she developed the sustainable investment strategy at Smart Pension, the fintech master trust.  Her financial services career spans the UK, Channel Islands and Australia and includes various banking and sustainability roles.  Rachel has a BComm Honors in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town and earned her CFA Charter in 2019.

Rachel Neill

Head of Sustainability
Heptagon Capital

Rachel Neill

Head of Sustainability
Heptagon Capital

Rachel oversees Heptagon’s ESG strategy and firm-wide sustainability initiatives.  She was previously the Chief Sustainability Officer at Connected Asset Management, a dedicated impact investment manager.  Prior to that she developed the sustainable investment strategy at Smart Pension, the fintech master trust.  Her financial services career spans the UK, Channel Islands and Australia and includes various banking and sustainability roles.  Rachel has a BComm Honors in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town and earned her CFA Charter in 2019.

 

Richard Barker

Board Member, International Sustainability Standards Board
ISSB

Richard Barker

Board Member, International Sustainability Standards Board
ISSB

Richard Barker

Board Member, International Sustainability Standards Board
ISSB
 

Sandra Schoonhoven

CoE Lead of Climate Risk
ING

Sandra Schoonhoven is the CoE Lead of Climate Risk – heading a core team of 4-5 people overseeing and coordinating INGs bank-wide activities around Climate Risk. Sandra has been part of ING’s sustainability journey for the last 7 years and as a former Head of Sustainability Programmes co-developed INGs Sustainability Direction and lead the execution of several programmes to achieve this direction. Within her current role she engages with both internal as well as external stakeholders (including supervisors).

Sandra Schoonhoven

CoE Lead of Climate Risk
ING

Sandra Schoonhoven

CoE Lead of Climate Risk
ING

Sandra Schoonhoven is the CoE Lead of Climate Risk – heading a core team of 4-5 people overseeing and coordinating INGs bank-wide activities around Climate Risk. Sandra has been part of ING’s sustainability journey for the last 7 years and as a former Head of Sustainability Programmes co-developed INGs Sustainability Direction and lead the execution of several programmes to achieve this direction. Within her current role she engages with both internal as well as external stakeholders (including supervisors).

Before she joint Global Sustainability, Sandra worked in several business roles within ING. Starting within Customer Intelligence as a data scientist avant la letter and after that moving into different leadership roles, she developed strong analytical -as well as leadership skills with a keen eye and passion for change management.

Before joining ING in 2004, Sandra worked in marketing roles in the publication sector (Wolters Kluwer) and insurance sector (Yarden).

She holds a MSc in Communication from Tilburg University and a Msc in Marketing Strategy from Henley Business University.

Next to her job, Sandra is member of the supervisory board of Stichting Spaarnesant – a public organization that provides public education through 26 schools in Haarlem. She holds an advisory board position at a strategy consultant company Stay Future Proof. And she is a certified Purpose to Impact session leader and has run multiple workshops for colleagues to help them find their purpose. Her own purpose in life is “to serve elephant for dinner”. 

 

Simon Gadd

Group Climate Change Director
Legal and General

Simon Gadd

Group Climate Change Director
Legal and General

Simon Gadd

Group Climate Change Director
Legal and General
 

Tanveer Bhatti

Head of Model Risk Management
Revolut

Tanveer is a risk manager, chartered accountant, and physicist by training. His career spans senior roles on both the sell-side and buy-side in investment banks, private banking, and asset management in London and New York. He has covered all types of financial and non-financial risks. A hallmark of his approach is a combination of analytical rigour and practical relevance.

Tanveer Bhatti

Head of Model Risk Management
Revolut

Tanveer Bhatti

Head of Model Risk Management
Revolut

Tanveer is a risk manager, chartered accountant, and physicist by training. His career spans senior roles on both the sell-side and buy-side in investment banks, private banking, and asset management in London and New York. He has covered all types of financial and non-financial risks. A hallmark of his approach is a combination of analytical rigour and practical relevance.

Tanveer's interest in risk and finance is focused on the practical impact of new technologies, markets, electronic trading, modelling approaches, and data, and their ability to enable products, services, and new business models that are emerging or did not exist, or drive societal advancement. He is currently Global Head of Model Risk for a fast growing Fintech.

 

Tony Hughes

Columnist
Global Association of risk professionals (GARP)

Tony Hughes is currently engaged as an independent consultant to the banking industry, based in London.  Formerly he was the Global Head of Consumer Credit Analytics for Moody's Analytics, living and working in the U.S.

Tony Hughes

Columnist
Global Association of risk professionals (GARP)

Tony Hughes

Columnist
Global Association of risk professionals (GARP)

Tony Hughes is currently engaged as an independent consultant to the banking industry, based in London.  Formerly he was the Global Head of Consumer Credit Analytics for Moody's Analytics, living and working in the U.S. for many years.  He writes the Risk Weighted column for the Global Assosiation of Risk Professionals which aims to improve the practice and regulation of risk modelling within the financial sector.  For several years, he has written extensively on the treatment of climate risk, contributing a major chapter on stress testing to a RiskBooks tome published in 2022.  The same organiation has commissioned Tony to write a book on climate risk, currently in production, to be published in the first half of 2024.  He holds a PhD in econometric theory from Monash University in Australia.

 

Virginie Pelletier

Director, ESG Industry Practice Lead
Moody's Analytics

Virginie Pelletier

Director, ESG Industry Practice Lead
Moody's Analytics

Virginie Pelletier

Director, ESG Industry Practice Lead
Moody's Analytics
 

Wendy Walford

Head of Climate Risk
Legal & General

Wendy Walford

Head of Climate Risk
Legal & General

Wendy Walford

Head of Climate Risk
Legal & General
 

Yaroslav Sovgyra

Head of ESG Risk, Chief Credit Office
Lloyds Banking Group

Yaroslav Sovgyra

Head of ESG Risk, Chief Credit Office
Lloyds Banking Group

Yaroslav Sovgyra

Head of ESG Risk, Chief Credit Office
Lloyds Banking Group

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