Speaker Line-Up

 

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Chairman

Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks is US Industry and Energy Editor for the Financial Times

He has been covering energy for more than a...

Policy Makers

Betty T. Yee

Betty T. Yee

State Controller
California

State Controller Betty T. Yee will be speaking at the Forum on Leadership for Accelerated Low Carbon Investment at...

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Thomas P. DiNapoli

54th Comptroller
State of New York

Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York.

A life-long Long Islander, Tom was raised in...

Tobias Read

Tobias Read

State Treasurer
Oregon

Tobias will be speaking about Reducing Risk and Maximising Green Returns at 12:15 at the Forum. See the full...

Carlos Joaquin

Carlos Joaquin

GOVERNOR
State of Quintana Roo, Mexico

In 2012, he was named Undersecretary of Tourism Operation of the Secretariat of Tourism of the Mexican Federal...

The Hon Minister Tom Koutsantonis

The Hon Minister Tom Koutsantonis

Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development
Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, South Autralia

The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP holds the roles of Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development and...

The Hon Shannon Phillips

The Hon Shannon Phillips

Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
Alberta, Canada

The Honorable Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate...

Tor-Henrik Andersen

Tor-Henrik Andersen

Political Adviser to the Governing Mayor of Oslo
Deputy, Office of the Governing Mayor

Tor-Henrik Andersen (f.1967) is political adviser to Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen and is his deputy at the...

Asset Managers

Frédéric Samama

Frédéric Samama

Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients
Amundi

Frederic Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional and Sovereign Clients, joined Amundi in 2009. He is as well...

Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas

Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas

Head of Sustainable Finance, UBS & Society
UBS

Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas will be speaking on Strong Leadership for Accelerated Low Carbon Investment at the Forum....

John Goldstein

John Goldstein

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

John Goldstein will be a speaking at the Forum on Reducing Risk and Maximising Returns at 12:15 on 19 September....

Asset Owners

Betty T. Yee

Betty T. Yee

State Controller
California

State Controller Betty T. Yee will be speaking at the Forum on Leadership for Accelerated Low Carbon Investment at...

Tobias Read

Tobias Read

State Treasurer
Oregon

Tobias will be speaking about Reducing Risk and Maximising Green Returns at 12:15 at the Forum. See the full...

Philippe Desfosses

Philippe Desfosses

Chief Executive Officer
Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP); Vice Chair, IIGCC

ERAFP is a mandatory pension fund for French civil servants in France, with 4.5 million members and assets of...

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Thomas P. DiNapoli

54th Comptroller
State of New York

Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York.

A life-long Long Islander, Tom was raised in...

Ann Sommer

Ann Sommer

Chief Executive Officer
Länsförsäkringar

Ann has a long, wide and solid experience in insurance and reinsurance. Her career began in 1983 with Skandia...

Not For Profit

Barry K. Worthington

Barry K. Worthington

Executive Director
United States Energy Association (USEA)

Barry K. Worthington will be moderating the panel on Transforming Energy Infrastructure at 15:30. See the full...

Michael Drexler

Michael Drexler

Head of Financial, Infrastructure and Investment System Initiatives and member of the Executive Committee
World Economic Forum

Michael Drexler will be speaking at the Forum on the panel on Technology for innovating finance at 14:20. View the...

Laszlo Giricz

Laszlo Giricz

Founder
Poseidon Foundation

Laszlo Giricz combined his investment banking and blockchain technology experience with the climate change and...

Mindy S. Lubber

Mindy S. Lubber

CEO and President
Ceres

Mindy Lubber will be moderating the panel on Expanding Green Portfolios at the Forum at 11:05. See full agenda...

Ron Quaranta

Ron Quaranta

Chairman
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Mr. Ron Quaranta will be speaking at the Forum on Technology for Innovating Finance at 14:15. See full agenda...

Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte

Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All

A leading advocate for sustainable development, Ms. Kyte is focused on affordable, reliable and sustainable energy...

Lance Pierce

Lance Pierce

President
CDP North America

Lance Pierce is President of CDP North America, a global not-for-profit organization with US 501(c)(3) status and...

Private Sector Companies

Benoît Potier

Benoît Potier

Chairman and CEO of L’Air Liquide S.A.
Co-Chair of Hydrogen Council

Benoît Potier will be speaking at the Forum on the panel about Strong Leadership for Accelerated Low Carbon...

William Cannon

William Cannon

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Environment & Infrastructure Group
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

William Cannon will be speaking at the Forum on Strong Leadership for Accelerated Low Carbon Investment at...

Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma

CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board
Royal DSM

Feike Sijbesma is CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Royal DSM. Since becoming CEO in 2007, he has...

Banks

Marcene Broadwater

Marcene Broadwater

Global Head, Climate Strategy and Business Development
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Marcene D. Broadwater has over 25 years of international finance experience with leadership positions in Project...

Preeti Sinha

Preeti Sinha

Senior President & Global Convenor
YES Institute at YES BANK Ltd

Preeti Sinha is the Senior President & Glocal Convenor of YES Global Institute (YGI), a practicing think tank at...

Brandee McHale

Brandee McHale

President of the Citi Foundation
Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi

Brandee McHale is president of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. She oversees the...

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Managing Director, Risk & Compliance
NY Green Bank

Brian Lee is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in transaction structuring, business development...

Other Investors

Claudia Arce

Claudia Arce

Chairperson of the Board
Global Climate Partnership Fund

Claudia Arce will be speaking at the Forum on the panel on Transforming Energy Infrastructure at 15:30. See full...

Joan M. Larrea

Joan M. Larrea

Chief Executive Officer
Convergence

Joan M. Larrea will be speaking about Innovative Green Finance Tools at 14:15 during the Forum. See the full...

Andrée-Lise Méthot

Andrée-Lise Méthot

Founder and Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management

Andrée-Lise will be speaking at the Forum about Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainable Landscape Management at...

Ellen Dorsey

Ellen Dorsey

Executive Director
Wallace Global Fund

Ellen will be speaking at the Forum on Transforming Large Scale Energy Infrastructure at 15:30-16:20. See the full...

Howard Bamsey

Howard Bamsey

Executive Director 
Green Climate Fund Secretariat

Howard Bamsey will be delivering the opening keynote address at the Forum. See the full agenda here

Howard Bamsey...

Eric Bielke

Eric Bielke

Director, Energy Investments
GE Ventures

Eric will be speaking about Transforming Large Scale Energy Infrastructure at 15:30 at the Forum. See the full...

Namrita Kapur

Namrita Kapur

Managing Director
EDF+Business

Namrita will be speaking at the Forum about Innovative Green Finance Tools. Download the full agenda here

As...

UN

Elliott Harris

Elliott Harris

Director of UN Environment New York Office
Assistant Secretary-General of United Nations

On 1 April 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Elliott Harris as Assistant...

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

President-elect of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Former Prime Minister of Togo

Houngbo will be speaking about Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainable Landscape Management at 15:30 at the Forum....

Eric Usher

Eric Usher

Head
UNEP Finance Initiative

Eric Usher will be moderating the panel on Strong Leadership for Accelerated Low Carbon Investment at 9:25 at the...