Ignacio Hernandez Valiñani
Pensions Caixa 30
Nacho Hernández Valiñani was appointed as Pensions Caixa 30 new chair back in January. Until then, he was the senior director of the interest rates and commodity derivatives desk at Caixabank. Nacho Hernández Valiñani has been working in derivatives markets for more than twenty years. additionally, he has been a lecturer in financial instruments at UPF in Barcelona.
PC30 has been the recipient of the Best Corporate Pension Plan Award and Best European Pensions Governance & Administration Award.
Technical Specialist / Green finance inquiry manager
FCA / House of Commons
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.
Head of Responsible Investment
Head of Liquid Markets
Global Head of Risk - Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, PB, CCHs, Climate Change
Alice Legrix de la Salle
COO and Head of agricultural partnerships
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.
Global Chief Strategist
HSBC Asset Management
Team leader, Green Finance and Investment
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Director,head of sustainable investing for iShares in the EMEA
Head of policy
Ben Nelmes leads UKSIF’s public policy work, focusing on how to put sustainability at the heart of the UK financial system. Before joining UKSIF, Ben worked as an adviser to a senior politician, focusing on the environment, sustainability and exiting the EU. He also worked in the House of Lords, for a think tank, and for an MEP. Ben has a degree in philosophy from King’s College London.
Chief risk officer
Nordea Asset Management
JBA Risk Management
Elephant Asset Management
Christina is the founder and portfolio manager of Elephant Asset Management – an investment firm focused on publicly listed small-/mid-cap companies in emerging Asia and Africa. Before that, she was a founding partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Aperios Partners Investment Management, which had a similar investment strategy. Prior to founding Aperios, Christina was a Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) specialising on international small-/mid-cap companies and China A-shares. Christina began her financial career in 2001, joining GSAM initially as a research analyst before taking on portfolio management responsibilities. She has been a CFA charterholder since 2004 and received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001.
Christina started her career in the medical profession, received her Doctor of Medicine from the Technical University in Munich in 1997 and practiced in various emerging countries across Asia and Africa. Christina also obtained a Doctorate in Psychiatry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
Managing director, head of ESG thematic research
Michael joined DWS in 2015 with responsibility for the division’s 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.
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.
Director of sustainable finance ( former CFO, sustainable finance, HSBC)
Rebecca is South Pole’s Director of Sustainable Finance. With over 20 years experience in the financial sector, she leads the practice in bringing climate science based products and services to the financial sector at scale. Prior to joining South Pole, Rebecca was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings plc based in London. Here she was responsible for the group-wide financials relating to Sustainable Finance products.
In addition, Rebecca was responsible for HSBC’s external ESG reporting and investor relations activity – including the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, CDP questionnaire process and group-wide sustainability risk policies, such as agricultural commodities.
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.
Corporate Governance & Stewardship - Leader, UK Stewardship Code Review
Finance Reporting Council
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.
Director, Policy & External Affairs
Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)