Sustainable Investing & Climate Risk

Driving best practices in sustainable investing and environmental risk management to achieve improved market confidence, brand reputation and higher shareholder value.


The new stage of global finance:

Putting the spotlight on sustainability and climate risk



The new stage of global finance: Putting the spotlight on sustainability and climate risk

Sustainable investments in financial markets have far exceeded $12trn assets and as ESG funds perform well, the coronavirus has turned the spotlight on sustainable investing with a new lens. For the financial services industry more generally, climate risk is still one of the most significant challenges facing the sector today. However, it also brings positive change, considerable efficiency gains and innovation to the markets.

Looking beyond the crisis, sustainable investing will still be a driving force in capital markets and climate risk will continue to test the industry. Now is the time to explore the response, impact and evolution of risk management influenced by climate risk and sustainable investing. There’s no time to postpone.

As a result, is proud to present the Sustainable Investing and Climate Risk virtual summit, delivering a week of digital content between July 7–10, including exclusive digital presentations; panels debates; live virtual interviews; and group ‘think tanks’.

Alice Legrix de la Salle

COO and Head of agricultural partnerships

AXA Climate

Alice Legrix de la Salle is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agricultural Partnerships at AXA Climate. AXA Climate protects communities and businesses from those climate risks, both present and future. Their solutions go beyond insurance, with an offer that combines parametric insurance (index-based and automated), assistance, and resilience. Prior to joining AXA Climate, Alice was a manager in a French consulting firm. She graduated from Mines ParisTech.

Yasmin Raza

Technical Specialist / Green finance inquiry manager

FCA / House of Commons

Joe Little

Global Chief Strategist

HSBC Asset Management

Saadia Mujeeb

Global Head of Risk - Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, PB, CCHs, Climate Change

NatWest Markets

Soren Andersen

Chief risk officer

Nordea Asset Management

Maria Lombardo

Head of ESG Client Strategies EMEA

Invesco Ltd

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)

Brunno Maradei

Global head of responsible investment

Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei is the Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management. Prior to this role he was a Senior Investment Officer at the European Investment Bank, working mostly on structured finance for infrastructure projects in Africa.  

Brunno has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, starting in Morgan Stanley’s risk management practice  in London and subsequently moving to JPMorgan.  Brunno spent over three years in the leadership team at EIRIS, a leading ESG research house in London, and over eight years in the World Bank Group in Washington, where he developed sustainable investment products for emerging markets and structured blended finance for renewable energy projects in Africa.

Brunno also spent two years advising the European Commission on blended finance for development impact.  Brunno is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

Key takeaways and discussion areas:

  • Understanding and measuring climate risk opportunities

  • How to implement sustainable finance strategies and invest in a sustainable portfolio

  • Long term strategies for pension funds

  • Risk measurement, tools and new frameworks

  • EU taxonomy, proxy voting and shareholder engagement

  • Industry think tanks: ESG, leadership innovation and integration of risk strategies

How does a virtual summit work?

  • Choose which content to consume and which exhibitors to visit throughout the week

  • Network with other delegates and provide them with your virtual business card

  • Search for any other attendee by company name, job title or name specifically

  • Strike up instantaneous conversations at the click of a button via chat, audio or video

  • Fill up your event bag with content, including brochures, white papers, videos, magazines and links

For more information about Sustainable Investing & Climate Risk, please contact the appropriate person below: