Speaker Line-Up

 

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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...

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...

Raymond Johansen

Raymond Johansen

Governing Mayor
Oslo

Governing Mayor Johansen will be speaking about Innovative Green Finance Tools at 14:15 at the Forum. See the full...

Dr Azeema Adam

Dr Azeema Adam

Governor
Maldives Monetary Authority

Dr Azeema Adam is the Governor of the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), which is the Central Bank of 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...

Pierre Ducret

Pierre Ducret

Chairman of I4CE
Special Advisor at Caisse des Depots

Pierre Ducret will be speaking on Reducing Risk and Maximising Green Returns at 12:15 at the Forum. See full...

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...

Associations

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...

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...

Andrew Steer

Andrew Steer

Chief Executive Officer
WRI

Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that...

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

Chief Executive Officer
CDP

Paul will be moderating the panel on reducing Risk and Maximising Returns at 12:15 at the Forum. See full agenda...

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...

Banks

Namita Vikas

Namita Vikas

Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking
Yes Bank Ltd

Namita Vikas will be speaking on Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainable Landscape Management at 15:30 at the...

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...

Alfred Griffin

Alfred Griffin

President
New York Green Bank

Alfred Griffin is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions in support of the financing of renewable...

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

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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...