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Event Date Tue Sep 21 EDT - Thu Sep 30 EDT (9 months ago)
Location Online
Region All

The 6th annual Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2021 in partnership with UNEP-FI takes place in September alongside Climate Week NYC, with the mission to mobilise socially responsible investments towards a 1.5 °C world.

This year the Sustainable Investment Forum North America programme is presented as a 4-part digital event series across 2 weeks as part of Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26 campaign.

Connect and engage with more than 2,000 asset owners and investment managers, institutional investors, pension funds, banks, development banks, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs to continue to build the momentum at the forum for sustainable and responsible investment.


2021 Speakers

Alex Bernhardt
Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Andrew Steel
Managing Director, Global Group Head, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings

Anne Simpson
Chair (Climate Action 100+) & Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability, California Public Employees' Retirement System

Anthony Casciano
President and CEO, Siemens Financial Services

Chris Faint
Head of Department, Climate & Small Mutuals Division, Bank of England

Chris Grigg
Chair, UK Infrastructure Bank

Chris Snyder
North America Engagement Lead, Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

Dan Barclay
CEO & Group Head, BMO Capital Markets

David Barmes
Senior Economist, Positive Money

David Carlin
TCFD Program Lead, UNEP FI

David Pitt-Watson
Leading Practitioner in Responsible Investment & Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Dawn M. Martin
Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, Ceres

Dazzle Bhujwala
Director, Investor Network, Ceres

Deborah Ng
Director & Head of Responsible Investing, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)

Divya Mankikar
Global Head of ESG Market Engagement, S&P Global

Elizabeth Ann Lowery
Senior Advisor ESG and Sustainable Finance, ERM

Eric Usher
Head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, UNEP FI

Esther Pan Sloane
Head Partnerships, Policy, & Communications Unit, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Fiona Quinlan
Senior Manager, TCFD Technical Capacity Building, CDSB

François Bergere
Executive Director, Long Term Infratsructure Investors Association

Gregg Gelzinis
Associate Director, Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

Hugo Pereira
Chief of Staff & Growth Officer, EVBox Group

Ivan Frishberg
Director of Impact Policy, Amalgamated Bank

James Stacey
Partner & Global Director Climate Change & Low Carbon Economy Transition (LCET), ERM

James Vaccaro
Executive Director, Climate Safe Lending Network

Jeremy Deaton
Managing Editor, Yale E360

Jessica Smith
Ecosystems Lead, UNEP FI

Jonathan Ha
Founder & CEO, Seneca ESG

Juergen Voegele
Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank

Julie Gorte
Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investment, Impax AM

Kelci Zile
Global Lead, Sustainability, AWS - Data Exchange

Kentaro Kawamori
Co-Founder & CEO, Persefoni

Kentaro Kawamori
Co-Founder & CEO, Persefoni

Laura Clavey
Technical Manager, CDSB

Lauren Smart
Chief Commercial Officer, ESG, S&P Global

Lesley Hunter
Vice President of Programs and Content Strategy, ACORE

Magnus Billing
CEO, Alecta

Marc-André Blanchard
Executive Vice-President & Head, CDPQ Global

Mark Barton
Forum Chair, Sustainable Investment Forum North America

Mark Henderson
V.P Sales & Marketing, EVBox Group

Martina L. Cheung
President, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Head of Sustainable1, S&P Global

Megan Starr
Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Megha Lakhchaura
Director of Policy & Utility Programs, EVBox Group

Nili Gilbert
CFA, CAIA, Chairwoman of The Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund

Ognjen Sosa
CAIA, FRM, Chief Investment Officer, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Patrick Wood Uribe
CEO, Util

Paul Shantic
Director, Inflation Sensitive, CalSTRS

Peter Easton
Notre Dame Alumni Professor of Accountancy and Academic Director, CARE, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Randy Rice
Senior Advisor, Policy & Communications, Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner

Rebeca Minguela
CEO & Founder, Clarity AI

Remco Fischer
Climate Lead, UNEP FI

Richard Mattison
President, S&P Global

Rick Walters
Chief of Standards & Innovation, GRESB

Rodolphe Bocquet
Global Head of ESG, Qontigo

Ron Dembo
CEO & Founder, Riskthinking.AI

Sean Kidney
CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sonja Gibbs
Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute of International Finance

Tim Mohin
EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, Persefoni

Tom Duncan
CEO and Founder, Earthbanc

Vikram Gandhi
Professor, Harvard Business School

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

• S&P Global

• Persefoni

• EVBox Group

• AWS – Data Exchange
• Breckinridge Capital Advisors
• Clarity AI
• Fitch Ratings
• Impax AM
• Qontigo
• Riskthinking.AI
• Siemens Financial Services

• BMO Capital Markets
• BNP Paribas Asset Management
• FactSet
• Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group
• Seneca ESG
• Util

• Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
• Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG)
• Ceres
• Climate Bonds Initiatives
• Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA)
• Global Infrastructure Investors Association (GIIA)
• Institute of International Finance
• International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)
• Long Term Infratsructure Investors Association
• Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
• Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
• ShareAction

• ESG Investor
• Ethical Markets
• Foresight Climate & Energy
• IFC Review
• Novethic
• Savvy Investor