Sustainable Finance Week 2022

Monday 19 - Friday 23 September

Sustainable Finance Week 2022

Adam Matthews

Keynote Speaker

Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer - Church of England Pensions Board

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Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Adam is the Chief Responsible Investment Officer at the Church of England Pensions Board. Together with the CIO he is the co-Director of the Investment Team. He is also the Chair of the $45 trillion in AUM backed Transition Pathway Initiative and a Board Member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.

Adam co-leads sector engagement with the mining and steel sectors for the global investor engagement initiative, Climate Action 100+. He Chairs the Mining 2030 which is developing an Investor Agenda to address systemic challenges to mining and the low carbon transition.

Moderator

Josephine Bush

Josephine Bush

Sustainable Finance Strategic Advisor - Guernsey Finance

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Josephine Bush

Sustainable Finance Strategic Advisor

Josephine Bush is a former partner at EY where she specialized in renewable energy, sitting on the UK&I Power & Utilities Board. She led on many market-leading transactions in role and latterly, led a global initiative to build out the global renewables sector. Josephine is a member of Gresham Houses sustainable infrastructure investment committee and the founder of the not-for-profit Sustainability & You, which aims to raise levels of awareness in the financial community of the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss with a focus on accelerating solutions. Josephine is a qualified solicitor and chartered tax advisor, as well as qualified with the CFA ESG investing certification, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

Panel Session

Peter Bachmann

Peter Bachmann

Managing Director of Sustainable Infrastructure - Gresham House

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Peter Bachmann

Managing Director of Sustainable Infrastructure - Gresham House

Peter is Managing Director of Gresham House’s Sustainable Infrastructure division and Fund Manager for our British Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (BSIF) strategy. He is also a member of the Gresham House Sustainability Executive Committee.

Prior to Gresham House, Peter led the investment and exit of the Sustainable Infrastructure-focused Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) for SEP, one of Europe’s most successful VC firms.

With over 21 years of public and private equity investment, development and fund management experience, including two top-decile infrastructure fund exits, he has invested into and exited over 200 infrastructure and technology companies across all sectors with an equity value of over £1.7bn and capital value of c.£5.5bn.

Peter has had board member roles on over 50 investee companies and is a judge and mentor of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Accelerator and the CleanTech Challenge. Peter is also an active investor in early-stage sustainability companies.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with honours and two further Bachelor degrees in Finance (BFin) and Commerce (BCom), all from the University of Adelaide, and is a graduate of CISL’s Business Sustainability Management programme.

Giulia Guidi

Giulia Guidi

Head of ESG - Next Energy Capital

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Giulia Guidi

Head of ESG - Next Energy Capital

Giulia Guidi is a senior expert on environmental, social and governance (ESG) with more than 20 years' experience in the financial sector and deep and extensive knowledge of the ESG trends. She is Head of ESG at Next Energy Capital, a leading investment and asset manager which focuses on the solar PV sector. She reports to the CEO and oversees the implementation of the Sustainable Investment Policy across all funds and throughout the whole investment cycle.

Before this role, she was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase Investment Bank, where she spent 10 years advancing responsible business globally and across multiple sectors, particularly energy and extractive. Prior to that she worked as an ESG expert at SACE, the Italian Export Credit Agency, and as a researcher at the Italian Environmental Protection Agency. Amongst her other roles, Giulia has advised pension funds, investment banks, insurance companies and NGOs on climate-related policies and practises.

She is a lecturer of Sustainable Finance at Bocconi University, a member of the Eurosif Climate Reporting Initiative Advisory Group and a Non-Executive Board Director at Next Energy Foundation. She holds a MsSc degree in Environmental Engineer and a MsScEng in Renewable Energy Policy and Markets.

Harry Manisty

Harry Manisty

Head of Energy Transition Investing - Octopus Renewables

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Harry Manisty

Head of Energy Transition Investing - Octopus Renewables

Harry is an Investment Director in the Octopus Renewables team, part of Octopus Energy. He joined Octopus in 2014 and now heads the Energy Transition investment team, covering sectors including electric vehicles, hydrogen, grid, storage and emissions capture.

At Octopus, Harry's worked extensively on clean energy financing in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Finland and Australia including Europe's first large scale subsidy free solar portfolio (174MW) in Italy and leading the investment team based in Melbourne, Australia for three years.

Harry is a qualified accountant and prior to joining Octopus Renewables worked for 11 years at PwC and EY.

Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer - Church of England Pensions Board

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Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer - Church of England Pensions Board

Adam is the Chief Responsible Investment Officer at the Church of England Pensions Board. Together with the CIO he is the co-Director of the Investment Team. He is also the Chair of the $45 trillion in AUM backed Transition Pathway Initiative and a Board Member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.

Adam co-leads sector engagement with the mining and steel sectors for the global investor engagement initiative, Climate Action 100+. He Chairs the Mining 2030 which is developing an Investor Agenda to address systemic challenges to mining and the low carbon transition.

Panel Session

Emily Farrimond

Emily Farrimond

Partner and Head of ESG and Sustainability in Financial Services - Baringa Partners

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Emily Farrimond

Partner and Head of ESG and Sustainability in Financial Services - Baringa Partners

Emily is Partner and Head of ESG and Sustainability in Financial Services, Baringa Partners. She works across a broad range of clients in financial services, supporting them across a range of sustainability outcomes from setting ESG strategies and embedding into their businesses, to understanding the climate risk on their balance sheets. She is personally passionate about sustainability, and describes herself as being somewhere between 'sustainability geek', and 'tree hugger'!

Adele Gale

Adele Gale

Director & Group Head of ILS - Robus Group

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Adele Gale

Director & Group Head of ILS - Robus Group

Adele is deputy Chair of the Guernsey International Insurance Association and a director of Robus insurance managers in Guernsey.

Adele is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with more than 10 years’ experience in insurance management. She has sat as a director on a number of captives providing property, cyber, employee benefits and employers liability, PI and D&O cover to their parent entities.

During 2020 Adele worked with GIIA to develop the first domicile ESG Framework for insurers and has lead ESG initiatives at Robus transforming the business to be more sustainable.

Gus Majed

Gus Majed

Group CEO & Founder - Paratus Group

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Gus Majed

Group CEO & Founder - Paratus Group

Gus Majed is CEO and Founder or Paratus Group, the world's first parametric energy price insurance company, based in Guernsey and capable of writing cover against marine fuel, freight (wet & dry), jet fuel, LNG, gas, carbon emissions, power and crude oil.

Prior to this, Gus spent more than 25 years as a front-line oil trader as former Partner and Senior Trader at Vitol, the world's largest energy trader, where he co-founded the global derivatives business in London, Geneva and Singapore. He has also held senior oil trading positions at Shell Trading & Shipping and Hess Energy.

Gus co-founded hedge fund Beca Macro Commodities Fund, a specialist oil & refined products Cayman (CIMA) regulated asset manager. He is a graduate of the University of London (Civil Engineering) & Cambridge University (Economics).

Alex Symons

Alex Symons

Associate Director - Aon Insurance Managers (Guernsey) Limited

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Alex Symons

Associate Director - Aon Insurance Managers (Guernsey) Limited

Alex has more than a decade of experience in managing a wide range of (re)insurance entities, from single parent captives through to commercial reinsurance and insurance linked securities. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Alex provides strategic advice to existing and prospective clients from feasibility stage through to licensing and development of established risk financing strategies. He also sits on Aon's Energy industry practice group with a focus on supporting firms through the energy transition.