Sustainable Finance Week 2022

Tuesday 20 - Friday 23 September

Sustainable Finance Week 2022

2PM

BST

Registration

2:30PM

BST

Welcome Address

Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY

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Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY


Welcome Address

Rupert moved to Guernsey as a boy and was educated in the island. His career in financial services has taken him around the globe, beginning in London, moving onto Hong Kong, Cape Town, Zurich and Geneva, before returning to Guernsey. His background is in private banking and trust and corporate services, where he has held a number of senior management roles in global companies. As well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town, Rupert holds a law degree, and is a member of STEP, CISI and the Institute of Directors. Rupert sits on a number of local government and industry committees, and represents Guernsey at TheCityUK, BVCA and AIC. In his spare time, Rupert is Chairman of the Guernsey Rugby Academy.

2:40PM

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Keynote Speech

James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest Group

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James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest Group


Keynote Speech

James has spent his career working at the interface of the public and private sectors with a focus on mobilising finance. He is now committed to working on some of the most challenging global issues focusing on sustainable development and climate change. He is currently the head of climate change at NatWest Group, supporting the implementation of the bank’s purpose-led strategy which included principal sponsorship of COP26. He is also a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Group for the ICAEW and a trustee for the Trust for Sustainable Living. Prior to this role, he was the head of the circular economy programme for London. Before returning to the UK, James spent five years in Washington, D.C. as the Director for Climate Change at the World Bank. Previously, he was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Practice of EY, and also worked for HM Treasury.

3PM

BST

Panel Session

Building an effective carbon market

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Panel Session

Building an effective carbon market

Moderator

Josephine Bush

Sustainable Finance Strategic Advisor

Guernsey Finance

Panellists

James Close

Head of Climate Change

NatWest Group

Richard Kelly

Co-Founder and Co-Lead Fund Manager

Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company PLC

Marija Rompani

Director of Ethics and Sustainability

John Lewis Partnership

Amy Smith

Sustainable Finance Manager

London Stock Exchange Group

3:45PM

BST

Coffee Break

Sponsored by KPMG

4:15PM

BST

Panel Session

Pricing and offsets – creating a net-zero investment portfolio

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Panel Session

Pricing and offsets – creating a net-zero investment portfolio

Moderator

Deputy Nick Moakes (Moderator)

Chairman

Guernsey Green Finance Strategy Group

Panellists

Grant Cameron

Managing Director

Ninety One Guernsey Limited

Kate Elliot

Head of Ethical, Sustainable and Impact Research

Rathbone Greenbank Investments

Claire Galineau

Associate Director

Deloitte

Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen

Head of Research

Carbon Tracker

Cees Vermaas

CEO

The International Stock Exchange

5PM

BST

Closing Keynote

Martin Hartley

Photographer & Explorer

Martin Hartley Photography

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Martin Hartley

Photographer & Explorer

Martin Hartley Photography


Closing Keynote

Martin Hartley is an award-winning expedition and adventure photographer. He has spent the last 20 years documenting, the Arctic Ocean, a place he argues is the most important and fragile place on our planet right now. During this time Martin has covered more than 2,000 miles, over 400 days skiing across the Arctic Ocean, including a 99-day crossing from Russia to Canada with dogs. Martin's passion for using his hard-won expedition and photographic expertise to benefit the future of our planet has taken him beyond the polar regions to desert, jungle, mountain and oceanic environments. He has documented indigenous communities, corporate social responsibility initiatives and ground-breaking scientific programmes, for the European Space Agency and NASA”s Operation Icebridge Mission in 2017 He was nominated by Time Magazine as one of their Heroes of the Environment in 2009 in recognition of his work with the Catlin Arctic Survey, documenting sea ice, thickness and ocean acidification.

5:15PM

BST

Headline Sponsor Address - RBS International

Susan Fouquier

Head of Institutional Banking

RBS International

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Susan Fouquier

Head of Institutional Banking

RBS International


Headline Sponsor Address - RBS International

Susan Fouquier is Head of Institutional Banking, RBS International. She joined RBSI from NatWest Group in 2021 as Head of Institutional Banking in Guernsey and in April 2022 was appointed as Head of Institutional Banking Offshore leading the teams in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. Her role focuses on the strategic direction of the business whilst leading a team to help institutional customers (alternative investment fund manager, asset manager, fund administrator, corporate service providers) with operational banking and borrowing needs, giving access to the full range of NatWest Group expertise. Following a degree in International Business and Languages at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, she joined the bank in 2000 and has worked in a number of areas across the group, including Real Estate Finance, Business Banking, Products, Risk and Strategy. She is a working mother, and is passionate about the responsible business movement (doing good whilst doing well). Susan is a bank appointed Trustee for the NatWest Group Pension Fund and a Director of Lothbury Insurance Limited.

5:25PM

BST

Conclusions

Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY

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Rupert Pleasant

Chief Executive

WE ARE GUERNSEY


Conclusions

Rupert moved to Guernsey as a boy and was educated in the island. His career in financial services has taken him around the globe, beginning in London, moving onto Hong Kong, Cape Town, Zurich and Geneva, before returning to Guernsey. His background is in private banking and trust and corporate services, where he has held a number of senior management roles in global companies. As well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town, Rupert holds a law degree, and is a member of STEP, CISI and the Institute of Directors. Rupert sits on a number of local government and industry committees, and represents Guernsey at TheCityUK, BVCA and AIC. In his spare time, Rupert is Chairman of the Guernsey Rugby Academy.

5:30PM

BST

Photography Exhibition & Drinks Reception

Duke of Richmond, The Terrace

7PM

BST

Event Close