ESG & Sustainable Investing

Delivering practical takeaways and driving best practices in ESG, sustainable investing and environmental risk management to achieve improved market confidence, brand reputation and higher shareholder value.

A sustainable approach towards re-shaping the future of the finance world

SI and ESG principles are not just something trendy for PR-related initiatives, they are here to stay. With Climate risk already a mature market, we need to move forward and acknowledge the $30tn sustainable investing assets within the five major markets.

Taking place on May 17-19, the ESG & Sustainable Investing virtual festival is bringing together 250+ senior directors to explore how ESG principles and sustainable investing will re-shape the global financial market.

Natural capital
ESG Derivatives
Global risks and opportunities
Standardisation and reporting
US policies

Jeroen Bos

Head of specialist equity & responsible investing

NN Investment Partners

Jeroen Bos, CFA, CAIA is Head of Specialised Equity & Responsible Investing at NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and part of its Management Team Investments. His portfolio of responsibilities includes a variety of Global and Regional Sustainable & Impact Equity Funds, as well as a range of Global & European Equity funds.

Jeroen is also a member of NN IP's ESG Board and has been instrumental in the development of ESG integration at NNIP in the last decade. In recent years, the focus on combining ESG data with new technologies (NLP, ML) to create new and improved insights has gained momentum at NNIP. His previous roles at NN IP included Head of Global Equity Research as well as Senior Portfolio Manager on several Global Equity & Thematic Funds.

Before joining NN IP, Jeroen was a Director at UBS in New York in the Technology Equity Research Team. Prior to UBS, he was a Vice President at JP Morgan in London and a Senior Equity Analyst at MeesPierson/Fortis in Amsterdam. Jeroen is also a Board Member of CFA Society VBA Netherlands as well as a Board Member of the Work with Nature Foundation, a non-profit organization protecting Costa Rica’s rainforest.

Michael Lewis

Head of sustainable finance research


Michael joined DWS in 2015 with responsibility for the division’s SF and ESG thematic research. His work supports all areas of DWS’s asset management business across all asset classes, geographies and client segments. Prior to his current role, Michael was Global Head of Commodities Research in the Corporate Banking & Securities division of Deutsche Bank.

In 2013, the Commodities Research team was ranked #2 in the EMEA Institutional Investor Equity and Fixed Income Research team survey. Before this, Michael was the Deputy Head of FX Research at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. In 2000, the FX Research team was ranked #1 in the Euromoney FX Research survey.

Michael began his career as a Research analyst covering Global Macro & Rates research at Morgan Grenfell.  Michael holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Bristol and an M.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Margaret-Ann Splawn

Executive Director

Climate Markets and Investment Association

The Climate Markets and Investment Association is an independent, not for profit organisation providing leadership from the private sector on the delivery of climate investment policies and innovative market mechanisms. CMIA is a membership-driven organisation with associates from the finance, legal and professional services sectors worldwide, we are a mix of investment experts and technical service providers with an elected Board constituted from our membership pool. CMIA holds two active Private Sector Observer seats at the Board of the Green Climate Fund and the World Bank's Climate Investment Funds where we provide private sector insight and expertise to board decision making. In her role as ED Margaret-Ann leads the implementation and execution of the strategy and business development of the organisation. She reports directly to the CMIA Board and also oversees the administration of the Secretariat.

Chris McHugh

Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance

The London Institute of Finance and Banking

A former managing director at HSBC, Chris McHugh has a vast array of expertise having worked for Deutsche Bank, BAML and Credit Suisse. Having left his role at HSBC, Chris now works as a lecturer at the London Institute of Finance and Banking and as a visiting lecturer at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He teaches risk, banking, markets and derivatives for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Chris has an MA in engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from the London Business School.

Martina Macpherson, FICRS

Head of ESG strategy & GMC member

ODDO BHF Asset Management

David Semaya

Executive chairman of the board & representative director

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

Maria Lombardo

Head of ESG client strategies EMEA


Maria Lombardo is the European Head of ESG Client Strategies at Invesco. Maria has more than 25 years’ experience, serving as a manager director in investment banking and equity capital markets. In recent years Maria followed her passion for sustainability and became an expert in responsible investing and sustainable finance. Maria joined Invesco in 2018 from CDP, the environmental disclosure not-for-profit organisation, where she was global coordinator of their investor initiative group.

Maria spent most of her earlier career as an investment analyst in corporate finance and private equity, with Lazard in Milan and then British Development Finance Institution CDC Group in London. Maria worked on investment projects in Africa, South America and India, extensively travelling around the poorest countries in the world, assessing investment opportunities. She was involved in agribusiness and infrastructural investments in Ecuador, Ivory Coast, India and Uganda among others, dealing with various types of investments from loans to private equities.

From the late nineties, Maria progressed into capital markets in sales and relationship management for emerging market equities, with prominent European investment banks UBS, Sberbank and Unicredit, where she was a Managing Director, heading the emerging market equity group.

Maria graduated from Bocconi University in Milan and holds a certificate in Responsible Investing at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and a CEMS MBA at UCLL in Brussels and Bocconi. She is a board of director at the London Women’s Forum, an investor members organisation promoting women’s careers in finance.


Michael Zimonyi

Director, policy & external affairs

Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Audun Gronn

Special advisor to the governor

Norges Bank

Dr Nina Seega

Research director for sustainable finance

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)


Senior attendees


expert speakers


Hours of content & benchmarking

If you have any questions about the ESG & Sustainable Investing 2021 event, please contact the appropriate team member below: