Elliot draft – ESG USA

ESG USA

March 15-16, 2022 | New York City

ESG

Determining best Practice for formalizing and maturing ESG in financial institutions

TECHNOLOGY

Leveraging technology to monitor and understand changing and complex ESG landscape

REPORTING

Managing increase in reporting requirements and standardization across the industry

BUSINESS CHANGES

Understanding impact to finance businesses and managing the transition and changes to products

DISCLOSURES

Monitoring and establishing best practices in disclosure requirements

METRICS AND RATINGS

Developing standardized metrics and ratings and embedding into strategy

REGULATION

Future of regulation on ESG and preparing for upcoming change

SUSTAINABILITY

Maintaining sustainability of ESG agendas to ensure consistency and meet long term strategic goals

CLIMATE CHANGE | BIODIVERSITY  | DATA | GREENWASHING | CLIMATE
TREATIES | COP26

OWNERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY | DATA | ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN | SOCIAL | REPUTATION | GEOPOLITICAL

Alessia-Falsarone

Alessia Falsarone
Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI
PineBridge Investments

Frederick Iseleib

Frederick Isleib
Director of ESG Research
Manulife Investment Management

Lourenco Miranda

Lourenco Miranda
Head of ESG & Climate Change
Societe Generale

James Norman

James Norman
Managing Director: Sustainability & Impact
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Karl Pettersen

Karl Pettersen
Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer,
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

Ken-Wolckenhauer

Kenneth Wolckenhauer
VP, Vendor Management
Nordea Bank New York Branch

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8:00 Registration and Breakfast | 8:50 Chairs opening remarks 

PANEL DISCUSSION

9:00 Developing policies and outlining commitments and setting identifiable and actionable targets

  • Identifying and describing values as a firm
  • Connecting commitments to business activity
  • Data availability to measure progress
  • Measuring impact and determining milestones
  • Application across the firm, businesses and clients
  • Incentivising front line business teams
  • Using reports to make business decisions
  • Impact to risk appetite statements and policy
  • Pricing ESG into evaluation and modeling assumptions

Si-Yeon KimEVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG, American Express Global Business Travel
Romina Reversi, Head of Sustainable Banking, Americas, Credit Agricole CIB

ESG

9:45 Determining best practice for formalizing and maturing ESG in financial institutions

  • Minimum standard for what ‘good’ looks like
  • Defining processes and expectations
  • Achieving ESG goals fundamental to business
  • Industry best practices and treatment of third parties
  • Developing an ESG code of conduct
  • Understanding consistency in reporting, measurement and metrics
  • Evolution to corporate responsibility around climate change
  • Identifying areas of focus within each organization
  • Identifying goals and aligning with UN sustainable Development goals

Kenneth WolckenhauerHead Vendor Due Diligence and Review, Nordea Bank New York Branch 

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking 

REPORTING

10:50 Managing increase in reporting requirements and standardization across the industry

  • Identifying and reporting on progress towards stated goals and values
  • Demonstrating action to regulators and investors
  • Allocating resources to align ESG with revenue
  • Evaluating investment opportunities with inconsistent reports
  • Convergence of reporting frameworks
  • Reviewing impact of reporting under multiple frameworks
  • Investor preferences and expectations
  • Approaches of rating agencies and comparability across the industry
  • Comparability based on what companies choose to report

Olga PuntusSVP, Environmental and Social Risk Management Lead, Wells Fargo

DISCLOSURES 

11:25 Monitoring and establishing best practices in disclosure requirements

  • Disclosure reporting and governance framework
    • ESG practices and climate change
  • Governance of SFDR and TCFD requirements
  • Moving to mandated requirements in certain jurisdictions
  • Legislation for transparency and disclosure of risks
  • Developing appropriate document disclosures
  • Divergence in approach based on organization structure
  • Developing methodologies for reporting

Sarah Chapman, Global Chief Sustainability, Manulife

12:10 Lunch break and networking 

CONVERGENCE

1:10 Convergence of ESG risk and traditional forms of risk and understanding interconnected nature across business

James NormanManaging Director, Sustainability & Impact, Goldman Sachs

CONVERGENCE – PANEL DISCUSSION

1:10 Convergence of ESG risk and traditional forms of risk and understanding interconnected nature across business

  • Incorporating within risk considerations
  • Building ESG to same level as credit, market and operational risks
  • Developing a holistic way of thinking about ESG
  • Tracking carbon footprint across business
  • Maturing risk metrics as risks become more understood
  • Integration across financial products
  • Impact on credit and market risks

James NormanManaging Director, Sustainability & Impact, Goldman Sachs
Karl Pettersen, Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
Adam FleckDirector of Equity Research, ESG, Morningstar
Felician Stratmann, Vice President, Morgan Stanley

REGULATION

2:30 Future of regulation on ESG and preparing for upcoming change

  • Reporting requirements and metrics on ESG risks
  • Incentives to make green decisions and movements
  • Managing non-prescriptive nature of regulation
  • Minimizing risk of greenwashing with more prescriptive requirements
  • Future of regulation under new administration
  • Building unified frameworks and taxonomies
  • Defining definitions of green bonds
    • Mandating regionally

 

REGULATION

3:05 Leveraging lessons learned across jurisdictions and establishing standardized expectations

  • UK and EU lessons learnt from regulatory change
  • OCC request for comment on ESG guidance
  • ECB expectations for European banks
    • Impact to business strategies and risk management processes
  • Managing global regulation and expectations
  • SEC guidance on corporate and sustainability disclosures
    • Anticipation of guidance for climate and human capital
  • Impact to innovation with stringent requirements globally
  • Global coordination in sustainable finance

 

Lourenco MirandaHead of ESG & Climate Change, Societe Generale

3:40 Afternoon refreshment break and networking 

TECHNOLOGY

4:10 Leveraging technology to monitor and understand changing and complex ESG landscape

  • Calculation methods in ESG framework
  • Data availability across systems
  • AI as a tool to enhance system capabilities
  • Alignment with new business requirements
  • Incorporating AI, machine learning and financial tools

 

Hal Corin, Vice President Sustainability | Global Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

BUSINESS CHANGE

4:45 Understanding impact to finance businesses and managing the transition and changes to products

  • Lending in high risk locations
    • Impact to credit portfolios
  • Managing transition risks
    • Move to electric cars impact on finance
  • Determining exposure to environmental and social risks
  • Understanding transition channels and data requirements
  • Changing business strategy to reflect future risks
    • Transition away from coastal areas or areas at risk of wildfires
  • Updating credit risk and lending policies to reflect market changes
  • Designing new products to meet new benchmarks
  • Availability of green assets
    • Disclosure of lending to green projects

 

Karl PettersenManaging Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks

5:30 End of day 1 and networking drinks reception

8:00 Registration and breakfast | 8:50 Chairs’s opening remarks

METRICS AND RATINGS

9:00 Developing standardized metrics and ratings and embedding into strategy

  • Industry leading rating agencies
    • Convergence in approach
  • Aligning data points and metrics
  • Determining ESG rating for investors
  • Rationalizing metrics
  • Learning to trust metrics by ensuring accurate information
  • ESG investment grading
  • Aggregating all components and using for decision making
  • Managing lack of data and information

Lourenco Miranda, Head of ESG & Climate Change, Societe Generale

SUSTAINABILITY – PANEL DISCUSSION

9:35 Maintaining sustainability of ESG agendas to ensure consistency and meet long term strategic goals

  • Keeping ESG a consistent agenda for corporations
  • Industry collaboration to find consistency in metrics, reporting and tracking
  • Industry and government moving towards common goal
  • Developing industry metrics to track and report against
  • Setting measurable goals and targets
  • Industry collaboration and frameworks

Sally Michalski, Head of ESG and Strategy & Engagement for Alternatives, BlackRock
Madge Thomas, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & President of the American Express Foundation, American Express
Frederick Isleib, Director of ESG Research, Manulife Investment Management
Eivind Lorgen, Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) – Investor Advisory Group (IAG)

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking 

DATA

10:50 Monitoring environmental impacts with limited historical data and leveraging external sources

  • Collecting measurable data
  • Accessing quality data
    • Identifying pathways internally to meet goals
  • Determining granularity requirements internally and across client base
  • Validating self-reported ESG data
  • Data to track understand risks to assets
  • Increased location risks
  • Trend and pattern recognition for climate changes and weather events

Lakshmi MurthyGlobal Lead – Climate Risk, ESG and Sustainability, Credit Suisse

GREENWASHING – PANEL DISCUSSION

11:25 Ensuring measurable and accurate reporting to mitigate risk of greenwashing

  • Reviewing the dangers of greenwashing and social washing
  • Identifying greenwashing from metric uncertainty
  • Ensuring measurable and accurate reporting
  • Monitoring data sources
  • Validating self reported numbers without audits
  • Developing a standardized definition of ESG
  • Border between moral and financial fraud
  • Determining relevance and validity of reports

Kenneth WolckenhauerHead Vendor Due Diligence and Review, Nordea Bank New York Branch
Naresh MalhotraDirector, AMER Team Lead, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
Ekaterina Grigoryeva, Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector),  World Bank

OWNERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY 

10:50 Enhancing board engagement to lead ESG dialogue and drive change from the top

  • Recruiting a chief sustainable officer to drive initiative
  • Impact to CFO and balance sheet
  • Integration within strategy from the top
  • Managing regulatory impact and business opportunities
  • Including societal changes on board including diversity and inclusion
  • Managing pressure on societal changes
  • Importance of executive leadership to ESG success

Alessia Falsarone, Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI, PineBridge Investments

DATA – PANEL DISCUSSION

11:25 Developing applicable, measurable data and processes to measure social risks

  • Leveraging for buy in across business units
  • Defining ESG objectives to better understand data requirements
  • Collecting data to manage board expectations
  • Collecting consumer behaviour data
  • Leveraging new data sources
    • Social media tracking
    • News and headlines
  • Monitoring diversity data
  • Data requirements across supply chain to support social

Sarah Chapman,Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Manulife
Jennifer Grezch, Director, Responsible Investing, Nuuven

12:10 Lunch break and networking 

CLIMATE TREATIES

1:10 Reviewing commitments with adherence to international treaties and incorporating into strategies

  • Implementation of international treaties including Paris Accord
  • Influences on decision making on ESG
  • Impacts on global operations
  • Impact of treaties on global institutions
  • Aligning commitments with transition
    • Environmental and social materiality
  • PCAF agreement on financed emissions

BIODIVERSITY

1:45 Metrics to evaluate biodiversity and aligning with climate and carbon emission targets

  • Disclosure requirements
  • Understanding measurement techniques and prevention
  • Taskforce on Nature related Financial Disclosures work on biodiversity
  • Data to adequately assess biodiversity risks and opportunities
  • Global crisis with localized impacts
  • Impact to climate risk

Emily Rose Laochua, Managing Director, ESG Financing – Head of ESG Ratings and Investor Advisory, Credit Suisse

CLIMATE CHANGE – PANEL DISCUSSION

2:20 Managing physical risks of climate change and impact to portfolio and assets

  • Extremes in climate events
    • Increased frequency and severity
  • Understanding impact of climate change on portfolio through scenario analysis and stress testing
  • Determining geolocation of assets and composition of portfolio
    • Understanding transition to renewable sources
  • Determining exposure to environmental factors
    • Climate change, biodiversity, water security etc.
  • Concentration risk with vendors and third parties in certain locations

Amit Madaan, Director – Aladdin Sustainability Lab, BlackRock Financial Management Inc.
Lakshmi MurthyGlobal Lead – Climate Risk, ESG and Sustainability, Credit Suisse

ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAINS

1:10 Monitoring and tracking supply chains to ensure ethical standards

  • Case studies across sectors:
    • Nike child labour impact on reputation
    • Starbucks focus on equality and fair pay
  • Mitigating risk of child and forced labour in chains
  • Governance expectations
  • Understanding supply chain complexity to monitor ESG
  • Increasing communication across vendors and financial institutions
  • Increased risk of natural disasters in certain locations
  • Resilience of critical suppliers internally and systemically

SOCIAL

1:45 Enhancing existing frameworks to monitor social inequalities

  • Frameworks to monitor racial justice, diversity and inclusion
  • Double materiality: corporate impact on society
  • Incentivizing social metrics across the organization
  • Leveraging employee data and social media
  • Diversity and inclusion
    • Recognition across the industry for action

Jennifer Grezch, Director, Responsible Investing, Nuuven

REPUTATION – PANEL DISCUSSION

2:20 Understanding the role of social agendas on reputation and aligning with customer and investor expectations

  • Social impacts and events
  • Increased risk of social media and tracking brand reputation
  • Protecting brand as a secondary concern
  • Reviewing across supply chains
  • Customer demand for diversity and inclusion
  • Impact on investor decisioning
  • Brand recognition and reputation management
  • Deriving benefits from data and setting fair practices
  • Incorporating within company culture

Ekaterina Grigoryeva, Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector),  World Bank
Olga Puntus,SVP, Environmental and Social Risk Management Lead, Wells Fargo

3:05 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

CLIMATE CHANGE

3:35 Reviewing transitional risks and integrating flexibility in metrics to manage evolution of events

  • Changes to climate related disclosures
  • Integrating climate considerations across the business
  • Monitoring greenhouse gas intensity of companies
  • Integrating TCFD recommendations
  • Incorporating into future business decisioning
  • Developing a risk taxonomy, risk identification and assessment
  • Reviewing impact of transition risk on portfolio
  • Transition from environmental factors to credit and market risks

Amit Madaan, Director – Aladdin Sustainability Lab, BlackRock Financial Management Inc.

COP26

4:10 Reviewing changes to business and investment strategies with net zero targets and outcome of COP26

  • Impact to portfolios
  • Communicating changes to external stakeholder
  • Aligning investment horizon with net zero objectives
  • Maximizing return whilst recognizing systemic risk
  • COP26 future changes
    • Future developments for alignment
  • Determining parameters for lending and investing

GEOPOLITICAL

2:20 Understanding the role of social agendas on reputation and aligning with customer and investor expectations

  • 3:35 Reviewing geopolitical risks and impact on social agendas
  • Human rights concerns in supply chains
  • Impact of conflict on social and ethical considerations
  • Quantification and integration into financial assessments
  • Increased sanctions as a result of human rights allegations
  • Politicization of ESG
    • Impact of political divide on ESG goals

RESOURCES

4:10 Allocating resources to ESG efforts and considering diversity in talent pool

  • Competition for capital within financial institutions
  • Establishing an ESG culture and aligning with social objectives
  • Aligning ESG goals with new revenue opportunities
    • Collating resources
  • Identifying skill sets needed for an ESG team
  • Optimizing processes with limited resources
  • Developing ESG due diligence efficiencies

4:45 Chair’s closing remarks

4:55 End of Congress

 
Sarah Chapman
Global Chief Sustainability Officer
Manulife Financial Corporation
Biography

As the Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Sarah is responsible for leading the ongoing development and execution of Manulife’s sustainability, community investment and sponsorship strategy and oversees and guides Manulife’s environmental, social & governance (ESG) reporting and disclosures. Before joining Manulife, Sarah was National Director of Sustainability & Social Impact advisory at Deloitte in Canada and led the Social Innovation business at Hitachi. She has her PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), Master’s in Management from Bond University, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario.

Hal Corin
Vice President Sustainability | Global Real Estate
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Biography

As Vice President of Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Hal Corin oversees development and operations of sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable development and procurement, water conservation, and physical decarbonization ambitions of the firm’s Global Real Estate division.  Hal’s focus is on achieving the firm’s public commitments including a 40% Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reduction by 2030, 70% electricity sourcing of on-site or grid procured renewables by 2025, a 20% reduction in global water consumption by 2030, among others.

Hal holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master in Business Administration from Elon University.

Cynthia Dalagelis
SVP, Director of ESG Investments
Amalgamated Banks

Biography

Cynthia Dalagelis will be speaking at ESG 2022

Alessia Falsarone
Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI
Pinebridge 

Biography

Allessia Falsarone will be speaking at ESG 2022

Adam Fleck
Director of Equity Research
Morningstar
Biography

Adam Fleck will be speaking at ESG 2022

Ekaterina Grigoryeva

 Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector)

World Bank

Biography

Ekaterina currently serves as global lead for design and implementation of environmental and social risk management systems in World Bank’s investments involving financial and private sector. She works with ministries of finance and economy, central banks, regional and national development banks, funds, special purpose vehicles, sustainable energy, transport, and water development entities and other types of the World Bank’s counterparts in nearly 20 countries to ensure full integration of environmental and social sustainability into commercial financial sector lending operations and public-private partnerships.

Jennifer Grzech
Director, Responsible Investing
Nuveen

Biography

Jennifer Grzech is a director and member of the responsible investing (RI) team at Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA. Nuveen’s responsible investing team oversees the firm’s holistic RI vision and unified framework across Nuveen and TIAA.

 

Jennifer’s responsibilities include developing Nuveen’s strategy of engagement with companies, policy-makers, regulators and industry organizations around important ESG issues and standards.

 

Jennifer received her M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and graduated with her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky.

Frederick Isleib
ESG Research / Director of ESG Research
Manulife Investment Management
Biography

Frederick W. Isleib III, CFA, is Director, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research and Integration at Manulife Investment Management. He collaborates directly with US-based portfolio managers and investment analysts responsible for some of the firm’s largest equities and fixed income strategies (by AUM) to integrate ESG risks and opportunities into the investment decision-making and risk monitoring process.  In his role, Fred leads ESG engagements with high profile Fortune 500 companies, as well as the broader US investment universe, to foster improved ESG management standards among some of the firm’s most significant holdings. He is also responsible for the generation of the thematic and top down research related to emerging ESG investment issues.

Prior to joining Manulife, Frederick was director of research of clean energy markets at Nexant Inc., where he focused on the US renewable energy markets and the development of distributed energy generation.

Previously, Frederick spent 17 years at Putnam Investments, including seven years as a global fundamental equity research analyst following the financials, technology and industrials sectors. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Boston.

Education: Bentley University, BS in Accounting, 1993; Babson College, MBA, 2001

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Emily Rose Loachua

Biography
Eivind Lorgen
Chair
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) – Investor Advisory Group (IAG)
Biography

Eivind Lorgen is the former CEO & President of Nordea Asset Management (NAM) and the former Head of the Manager Selection. He is a founding member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Investor Advisory Group (IAG) and the current Chair for SASB’s IAG.  Board Chair, Board Member and senior expert advisor to corporate issuers, investment management funds and firms, non-profit organizations including leading business schools.

 

Prior to joining Nordea, he was an Executive Managing Director at Zurich Insurance Group.

 

Eivind is on the Reiman School of Finance Advisory Board for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He holds a BSBA from the University of Denver. His Master’s Diploma is issued by the Norwegian School of Economics. His Executive Management education is from IMD, Switzerland and The London Business School. Eivind is also an Adjunct Professor and has lectured at Daniels College of Business and Columbia Business School.

 

Eivind served 16 months in the Norwegian Royal Air Force and played varsity soccer for University of Denver. He lives in Harlem, Manhattan with his family

Lourenco Miranda
Managing Director, Regional Head of ESG Risks
Société Générale

Biography

Dr. Lourenco Miranda is the Regional Head of Environmental & Social Risks and Model Risk at Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank. He joined the Bank in New York in February 2016 as Managing Director Head of Capital Planning, Assessment and Review (CCAR) in New York. Prior to that, within his 24 years of financial industry experience, Dr. Miranda has held multiple leadership roles in Risk Management and Finance at internationally active Financial Institutions in multipl regions and more than 70 countries and regulatory jurisdictions in 5 regions. On the academic world, for the past 25 years, Dr. Miranda has held faculty positions in multiple academic centers worldwide in the field of Risk Management and Financial Mathematics and has been in the board of international professional institutions and a regular speaker at major international risk conferences. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor of Risk Management, Stress Testing, Machine Learning and Data Science at Fordham University in NYC. Besides that, Lourenco is a published author of academic and professional articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a reviewer of professional and academic Journals in Risk and Finance. Lourenco holds a PhD in Statistical Physics and Quantitative Financial Risk Modeling.

Amit Madaan
Director – Aladdin Sustainability Lab
BlackRock Financial Management Inc

 

Biography

Amit Madaan, CFA, FRM, is head of modeling and research for sustainable investing within Aladdin Sustainability Lab. He is responsible for building BlackRock analytical capabilities in climate change risk on financial instruments.

Prior to this role, Mr. Madaan was co-head of commercial credit modeling and research. Mr. Madaan was responsible for the design, estimation and monitoring of models for US CRE debt and CMBS.

Mr. Madaan has published extensively including co-authoring “Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities” (The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities by Fabozzi, 9th Edition), which was published in 2021. Mr. Madaan also co-authored a chapter in the “World Scientific Encyclopedia of Climate Change: Case Studies of Climate Risk, Action, and Opportunity”, which was published in 2021.

Mr. Madaan co-authored BII publication “Getting Physical: Scenario analysis for assessing climate-related risks” paper and has published research articles to Commercial Real Estate Finance World and Pension Real Estate Association magazines.

Mr. Madaan holds B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and MBA from Emory University.

James Norman
Managing Director, Sustainability and Impact

Goldman Sachs
Biography

James is a managing director within JGoldman Sachs Asset Management

(GSAM) focused on working with clients on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and equity strategy, implementing customized solutions leveraging GSAM’s full suite of ESG and equity capabilities. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2019.

Prior to joining the firm, James was a founding partner and president at QS Investors, an equity and asset allocation boutique. At QS Investors, he worked globally with institutional asset owners and large retail platforms on implementing investment solutions to meet their investment needs and managing the equity portfolio management team. Prior to that, James served as a managing director at Deutsche Asset Management in the Quantitative Strategies Group.

James earned an AB in Economics from Vassar College and an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University Stern School of Business with distinction.

Karl Petterson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas
Societe Generale
Biography

Karl Pettersen is Chief Sustainability Officer for the Americas at Societe Generale, with the mandate of fostering a client-centric sustainability conversation for the Americas, as well as overseeing all aspects sustainability product and target development in the region.

 Prior to his role as CSO, Karl was Head of Ratings Advisory for the Americas at Societe Generale, where he developed deep and long-standing advisory relationships with the bank’s key clients, around communication tactics, financial policies, and the development of novel analytical tools.

 Karl worked at UBS in London from 2005 to 2007, as Head of Emerging Markets Ratings Advisory, where he advised primarily Russian and CIS clients, and supervised ratings advisory for European leveraged finance at UBS.

 From 2000 to 2005, Karl worked at Moody’s in London, where he held a variety of senior analytical roles; Karl was also Vice President – Standards & Criteria, where he was in charge of formulating, writing, and publishing Moody’s corporate finance rating methodologies.

 Karl holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

Olga Puntas
SVP, Environmental and Social Risk Management Lead
Wells Fargo

Biography

As Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) team, I lead Wells Fargo’s efforts to understand customers’ E&S impact and performance, and manages E&S risks across the enterprise.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, I spent 14 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducting global E&S risk management, due diligence, supervision, and audit in the infrastructure, apparel, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and health and education sectors. At IFC, I worked in a number of regions, including Europe, Central Asia, Northern Africa, Middle East, Central and Southern Americas. I hold an MS in Environmental Science and Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York; Masters of Law from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany; and the equivalent of a JD from Belarusian State University in the Republic of Belarus. I am fluent in English, Russian, German, and Spanish. I am a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner. For fun I travel the world and practice circus arts.

Romina Reversi
Head of Sustainable Banking, Americas
Credit Agricole CIB
Biography

Romina Reversi is the Head of Sustainable Banking for the Americas at Credit Agricole CIB. With more than a decade of capital markets experience across debt, equity, and derivatives, Romina joins Crédit Agricole CIB from J.P. Morgan, where she was responsible for structuring sustainable debt transactions for issuers globally and leading dialogue with ESG focused investors. Romina is an active member of and contributor to the Green and Social Bond Principles and its various working groups, including the New Markets Taskforce and the Sustainability-Linked Bonds Working Group.

Felician Stratmann
Vice President, US Credit Strategy
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Felician (Felix) Stratmann is a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income Research department, based in New York. He covers US corporate credit, with a focus on investment grade corporate bonds, credit derivatives, and ESG within the broader US credit markets. Felix joined Morgan Stanley in 2014 and worked in the firm’s Global Capital Markets division prior to joining Research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Carolina.

Si-Yeon Kim
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG
American Express Global Business Travel

Biography

Si-Yeon Kim is Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), overseeing Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and the Environmental, Social and Governance mission for the company.

Previously, Ms. Kim served as Chief Compliance Officer for One Equity Partners (OEP) and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC).  OEP was JPMC’s private equity investment arm, where she oversaw all financial and bank regulatory matters for OEP and its portfolio companies.  Before joining OEP, Ms. Kim was the General Counsel of Avon – Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, and prior to that, Assistant General Counsel at Avon Products, Inc.’s Global Corporate Headquarters in New York. She began her law career at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Ms. Kim received her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, her A.M. from Harvard University in Russian Regional Studies, and her B.A. from Seoul National University in Russian Language and Literature.

Ken Wolckenhaur
Vp, Vendor Management
Nordea Bank

Biography

Kenneth Wolckenhaur will be speaking at ESG 2022

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8th September 2021

Reviewing supply chain resilience and developing controls to maintain resilience of processes

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7th September 2021

Supply chain risk management and practice

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31st August 2021

Implementing a Trade Surveillance Program to increase fraud detection

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31st August 2021

Identifying fourth parties and beyond to track dependencies and mitigate risk of service failure

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20th August 2021

The future of on-site assessments: Balancing cost vs. effectiveness to satisfy on-site assessment requirements

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Jeremy is NatWest Markets’ Chief Risk Officer, having joined the bank in 2018. He has an extensive experience as a trader and risk manager. His roles in risk management include running regional and global market risk teams at a variety of firms including Commerzbank, UBS, Investec and Nomura, and the role of Chief Risk Officer, EMEA at Nomura since 2015. Jeremy holds a Masters in Economics Cambridge University.
Jeremy is NatWest Markets’ Chief Risk Officer, having joined the bank in 2018. He has an extensive experience as a trader and risk manager. His roles in risk management include running regional and global market risk teams at a variety of firms including Commerzbank, UBS, Investec and Nomura, and the role of Chief Risk Officer, EMEA at Nomura since 2015. Jeremy holds a Masters in Economics Cambridge University.
Søren Agergaard Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 250bn AuM. Søren is responsible for the overall enterprise risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Before joining the asset management industry, Søren held leading positions within risk in banking and pension/life insurance. One of his main priorities is to define and uphold a strong and yet flexible governance and risk framework, which can support a sound overall risk culture. Søren holds a M.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a PRM certification.
Kimberley brings more than a decade of executive leadership experience in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space, building brand recognition, thought-leadership and revenue-accelerating marketing programs at companies including Thomson Reuters, SAI Global, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Practical Law Company and Compliant. As part of her role at Aravo, Kimberley develops thought leadership content designed to help third party risk professionals benchmark their programs, share best practice, elevate their conversations to the Board, and build the business case for investment in the development of their programs. Kimberley is originally from New Zealand, and has also lived and worked in London and New York. She now lives in San Francisco, and in her spare time enjoys exploring and al fresco dining with her husband and bulldog.
Louise Waite is the Supply Chain Management & Assurance Director at Lloyds Banking Group. She leads a team of 50, delivering a group-wide approach to supplier risk assessment, supplier assurance and supplier management. Louise and her team maintain an effective Supply Chain Management framework, run a Centre of Excellence for Supplier Management and conduct hundreds of assurance reviews every year. Having spent several years in the IT and Pharmaceutical industries, Louise is enjoying her return to Financial Services where she started her Procurement career.
Jean-Francois Valette is leading Global Third Party Compliance & Risk management at eBay. Jean-Francois is responsible for enhancing eBay’s legal, risk and compliance program around all third parties impacting eBay’s operations and business activities directly or indirectly. He oversees the development and management of a third-party risk management program across the business units; engaging and supporting the management of the controls functions for the company, including Business Ethics Office, Information Security, Resiliency, Compliance investigations and reporting amongst others. Prior to joining eBay, Jean-Francois worked as the Head of Operations for Volkswagen Payments and held the roles of Head of Outsourcing and Global Third Party Compliance and Risk management for PayPal. He also held different positions in the Banking & Asset Management industry, and holds his Law and Investment Management certifications, specializing in regulatory compliance and outsourcing.
Martin Townsend will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Sean Titley will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Alex is Head of Supply Chain Risk for Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), responsible for ensuring that the supplier onboarding & management frameworks drive effective risk management and regulatory compliance. Alex has worked with LBG for 10 years, and has over 20 year experience in Sourcing and Supply Chain Risk.
An Alumni of De Monfort University & London Metropolitan University, Desmond is a seasoned Third-Party Risk Management Lead as well as a specialist in Supplier Relationship Management. He has worked both in the Public and Private sectors gaining foundational experience at London Underground over a 17 year career. He has also worked for Deutsche Bank, HSBC and now with Vodafone leading on Third Party Risk programme activities.Desmond is married with two children and enjoys travelling.
Daniel Cameron will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Dilbagh is a Partner at Fintegral and leads the firm’s UK practice. He specialises in the areas of traded risk and climate risk, helping banks to enhance their analytics capabilities to better identify, quantify and manage current and emerging risks. He has over 20 years of experience in trading, risk management and quantitative modelling at banks and hedge funds, including Credit Suisse, Man AHL and Nomura. Dilbagh holds a degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge.
Vishwas has deep international FS consulting and risk management experience across Europe, US, Middle East and SE Asia.Vishwas has led complex risk transformations for G-SIBS, challenger banks and fintechs in the UK and EMEA, focusing on prudential regulation, capital and stress testing. Vishwas has also led a number of banking authorisations, fintech and Brexit applications and has experience of helping clients deliver to regulatory expectations and their internal performance targets. Vishwas also has experience in thought leadership and eminence, having led a number of conferences, speaker sessions and panel discussions with regulators and industry participants
Charis is a Risk Management generalist with 13+ years of experience in investment and retail banking. He is currently the Chief Risk Officer of SIB (Cyprus) Ltd, Sberbank Group, where he is responsible for developing the Risk Management framework, overseeing regulatory initiatives and driving strategic projects related to risk. His interests include Fintech and innovation in Risk Management. He holds an MBA and a Master’s in Financial Mathematics. He is also a CFA charterholder and a certified Financial Risk Manager.
Stuart Burns currently has the role of Senior Technical Specialist at the PRA, working in the team reviewing and approving IRB models. He has responsibility for aspiring IRB firms. He previously ran the IRB risk weight analysis in the Annual Cyclical Scenario (ACS) stress test, challenging firms’ stressed projections and recommending capital responses. Stuart has over 20 years experience delivering credit risk, stress testing and economic capital models. This includes roles as: Head of Model Validation for S&P Europe. Head of Models for the Rainbow Business at Royal Bank of Scotland. Head of Credit Risk Methodology at Barclays Capital, where he rebuilt the team following the departure of the previous head, and managed all IRB related regulatory issues. Head of Corporate Analytics at HSBC, where he was responsible for Credit Risk Modelling and saw the bank achieve Advanced IRB status. He also introduced credit risk stress testing and economic capital. Head of Economic Capital and Model Risk Management at Standard Chartered Bank, where his responsibilities included building an offshore validation team, and coordination of stress testing across portfolios and risk types. Advanced IRB status was delivered on the strength of these areas.
Over the last 3 years, I have provided trusted advice and guidance to a variety of organisations looking to change their approach to GRC. The organisations I have worked with have often been looking to advance their approach to GRC through the use of modern, intuitive, and insightful technology. My job is to help these businesses and people with this often daunting task, and make it as seamless as possible.
Rob is responsible for New Business Sales and Account Management in EMEA. Based out of our London office, Rob helps guide organisations through the vendor evaluation process, remaining a key point of contact through the implementation process and throughout the ongoing relationship. Rob joined Riskonnect in September 2017 and has over 7 years experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions helping a range or organisations from different industries including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Maritime and Infrastructure Projects, and more, evaluate, select and implement highly successful solutions.
David Cassonnet is Director of Business Development at ActiveViam, leading the creation of new solutons and use cases for the company.In his role, David ensures that the new product features developed by the company's R&D team translate into innovative and actionable use cases that deliver tangible value to the clients' business.With over twenty years of experience in financial markets, David has a double expertise in business development and solutions implementation. Previously he was Managing Director of ActiveViam in APAC where he and his consulting team were involved in several front-office and risk management projects with large local and international banks. David also held several roles at Mysis and Summit Systems.
Benjamin Westwood will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Suresh Sankaran will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Nigel Milbank is a Cambridge University graduate and Chartered Accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Nigel has held audit positions in Schroders and Credit Suisse as an Audit Director, following which he helped set up the Operational risk function and Product Control global assurance at Credit Suisse.Nigel was Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk at Santander UK from 2006 to 2011 and joined RBS in 2012 to run the Group ICAAP function. He has held various stress testing delivery and improvement roles at RBS/ Natwest Group and since 2020 has been Programme Manager on the Climate Programme building climate stress capability and embedding climate financial risk management.
Alistair McLeod will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Melissa Longmore will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Libor Krkoska will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Pradyumna specializes in Market Risk and Counterparty Risk with experience spanning both the Front Office and Risk Management functions at two of the largest global investment banks. In his current multi-dimensional role he is the market risk manager for JPM’s differential discounting desk, the banking book loan portfolio and also is the head of CVA stress testing. He is also involved in developing a climate risk management framework for JPM’s trading book. Outside of work, he is a bit of a musician and is working on his first album.
Jérôme Henry is Principal Adviser at the ECB, in the financial stability area. He led Quality Assurance for SSM stress tests and was a BIS fellow. Originally from the Banque de France, Mr Henry started at the ECB leading its modelling team and thereafter its projection exercise. Mr Henry has a number of research publications, eg the ECB STAMP€ e-book. An ENSAE graduate, he holds an Economics PhD and a History BA from Paris Sorbonne.
Per Hansson is a Director and Head of CCR Exposure Management within Credit Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, responsible for the bank’s IMM and pre-deal exposure models for counterparty credit risk. Per is additionally responsible for capital planning and the bank’s Pillar 2 capital model for credit risk. Previously, Per worked in Market Risk Management for Credit Trading and CVA at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan and was also a risk manager in JP Morgan’s prime finance business. Per has an MSc in Engineering Physics from Lund University, Sweden.
Atanas Dimov will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Ashish Bansal, a certified Chartered Accountant from India, is the Head of Finance & Regulatory Reporting in Union Bank of India (UK) Limited. In his 8 years of industry know-how, his range of experiences span from application of operational aspect of conventions at grassroot, to administering and formulating policy blueprints at the executive stratum. His in-depth technical understanding of banking products and demonstrated cognizance of RBI’s as well as Bank of England’s regulatory governance, adds to his industry’s proficiency.
Yingbo Bai currently heads up the global valuation methodologies team at UBS, where he is also a D&I ambassador . Previously, he worked in a number of quantitative roles at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, after starting his career at CICC. Yingbo graduated from Oxford University with MSc in Mathematical Finance and London Business School with Masters in Finance, with undergraduate at Tsinghua University.
Sean Titley will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Member of the Fraud Leadership Team across Natwest for 5 years; previous fraud prevention responsibilities have covered various products, customer journeys and fraud typologies. Currently accountable for the overall prevention and strategy of First Party Fraud (covering onbook, mules and application fraud)Previous roles include Operations Manager for Debt Management and Head of Customer Experience for Ulster Bank.
Praveen Singh will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Gary Savill is Head of Enterprise Risk for Saga Group and has over 12 years of extensive risk management expertise, working previously in general and medical insurance for AXA UK for 10 years and as Deputy Head of Operations for Sanlam Investment Management for 4 years. Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant, qualifying whilst working for Nestle UK and is also a Specialist member of the IRM and member of the Institute of Management.
Alex Rothwell will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Andrea Pozzi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Ozgur Ozel will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Vikas Munshi will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.