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Brian Cahill is Managing Director, Global Head ESG for Moody’s Investors Service. In his role, Brian leads Moody’s strategy for the incorporation of Environmental,Social and Governance factors - including climate risk - into credit ratings,analytics, research and outreach. He has responsibility for ensuring that Moody’s is at the forefront of meeting this growing market need from investors, issuers and other important stakeholders.Brian has more than 24 years of credit experience at Moody's and has coordinated the MIS ESG initiative since 2014 building a strong platform for analytics, research and outreach in respect of ESG.
Brian has held various senior analytical and management positions with Moody’s.He joined the company in 1996, working first in Structured Finance and then Corporate Finance. He was regional head of the Asia Corporate Finance franchise from 2002 to 2020. In addition, he led the Asia project and infrastructure team from 2002 to 2018 and the Asia financial institutions team from 2009 to 2016. He was country manager for Australia from 2005 to 2009.Prior to joining Moody’s,
Brian practiced as a lawyer in London, New York and Sydney. He received an MA and Master of Law from St. John’s College, Cambridge University
Nick Anderson was appointed as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2017. He has over 30 years of practical experience, mainly as a buy-side investor using and supporting the development of high-quality financial reporting. Nick joined from Janus Henderson Investors in the UK, where he served as global equity portfolio manager and head of equity research. He was responsible for overseeing the sharing of research and best practice across Henderson’s equity teams and served as the firm’s contact for the Board’s Investors in Financial Reporting programme. Before this Nick worked at a number of asset management firms including Schroders and Insight Investment.
Nick was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2013 and a founding member of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF).
He has a degree in economics, University College, Durham, UK, and is an associate of the CFA Society of the UK.
Jane Ambachtsheer is Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she oversees the firm’s ambitious approach to sustainable investment. This is empowered by the firm’s Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting on ESG factors. On the business side, Jane is responsible for BNPP AM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) approach, ensuring the firm’s day-to-day activities reflect the high standards it expects from companies. Jane is a member of BNPP AM’s Global Investment Committee and Business Management Committees, and reports to the Head of Investments.
Previously, Jane spent 18 years with global investment consultancy Mercer, where she was Partner and founder of the firm’s Responsible Investment business. Jane regularly researches, writes and speaks on topics addressing the intersection of sustainability and climate with finance and investment. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and a Research Affiliate at the University Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and holds a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Economics and English literature with honours from York University.
Justine has spent much of her career helping business leaders and governments find solutions to the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development. She has provided advisory services for a number of global institutions and governments across Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia and Latin America. Her areas of focus includes sustainable development in emerging economies, climate change mitigation/adaptation strategies, climate finance, economic valuation and market based instruments for managing natural resource assets.
As Director of Market Development at Climate Bonds Initiative, Justine's primary focus is in the emerging markets where she works closely with both public and private sector actors in developing national policy guidelines and roadmaps that will enable access to green bond financing. Currently, she leads Climate Bonds Initiative’s efforts in Nigeria and the Latin American region, where market development programs are underway in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia
Martina Macpherson is Senior Vice President, Strategic ESG Engagement & Partnerships, at Moody’s, and President of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. Martina has held a number of ESG and innovation leadership roles including Head of ESG Index Products at S&P DJI, Managing Director of Sustainable Investments Partners Ltd. and Vice President of ESG Solutions at MSCI.
She has been working in the ESG, index and asset management industry for almost 20 years and has been a member of multiple sustainable finance associations and policy working groups at UK, EU and at an international level.
Currently, Martina is part of the UNGC SDG CFO Taskforce, the European Law Institute’s Sustainable Finance Working Group, CBI’s Transition Bond Technical Expert Group, and Enterprise Data Management’s Working Group on ESG Data, Innovation, Technology and Metrics. She co-authored “The AI Book” (2020).
Martina is a visiting fellow in sustainable finance at University of Zurich and Henley Business School. She has an MBA certificate in finance and business from LSBF / UK, and a MA in Law and Human Sciences from University of Frankfurt in Germany. She is a doctoral fellow of the Institute of Certified Risk Management Professionals UK, a fellow member of the ICRS, and an alumni of the German National Academic Foundation.
Emilie Mazzacurati is the founder and CEO of Four Twenty Seven (427mt.com), a leading publisher and provider of data, market intelligence and analysis related to physical climate and environmental risks. Four Twenty Seven, an affiliate of Moody’s, provides climate risk screening for listed securities and real assets to help banks, financial institutions, corporations, and governments understand their exposure to the physical impacts of climate change and build resilience.
Emilie has published extensively on the impacts of climate change in financial markets, on climate risks disclosure (TCFD), and on adaptation finance opportunities. She also teaches at the University of California, Davis Executive MBA on Business & Climate Change. Previously, Emilie was Head of Research at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, where she directed research and modeling on carbon pricing. She also served as a policy advisor to the Mayor of Paris on environmental policy. Emilie holds a Master’s of Political Science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and a Master’s of Public Policy from UC Berkeley.
Emilie is the recipient of multiple awards, including Top 100 People in Finance (2019), Berkeley Visionary Award (2016), and Cartier Women’s Initiative Award (2013). Four Twenty Seven was named 2019 Best Alternative Data Provider by Risk Magazine.
As Product Manager, Hasan leads the climate risk research at Vigeo-Eiris focusing on impact, risk and opportunity metrics for a universe of 5,000 companies across 40 sectors. Prior to joining Vigeo-Eiris in 2016, Hasan worked in the electric and gas sector as an energy analyst focusing on energy subsidies for fossil fuels and in regulatory incentives for the development of renewable energy technologies. Hasan has a master’s degree in International Energy from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and is an expert on carbon footprinting and on transition risk analysis.
Burcu Guner is the Europe & Africa team leader for Risk & Finance Solutions at Moody’s Analytics. In the past 17+ years, Burcu has spent working with financial firms extensively in a variety of areas from Credit Risk, Credit Portfolio Management, Stress Testing, IFRS 9 and more recently ESG & Climate Risk. Prior to her roles at Moody’s Analytics, Burcu had led key risk initiatives at a major global consulting firm and also worked in the field of investment banking, debt capital markets at a global top tier investment bank.
In her 15+ years at Moody’s Analytics she has worked on a number of advisory engagements, relating to credit risk and portfolio (VaR) analytics as well as pricing and valuation tools. Her recent experience and expertise stretch to various client and industry engagements in the field of climate risk identification and quantification, stress testing and portfolio strategy, to name a few.
James Leaton is a SVP - Environment, Social & Governance. In this capacity, James leads the development of carbon transition analysis of companies in high impact sectors. James brings expertise across environmental issues, especially climate change risk, which he applies to the integration of environmental risk into credit analysis.
Prior to joining Moody’s. James was previously Research Director at Carbon Tracker - a boutique research house - where he led a team producing thematic energy research combining elements of climate change scenarios with financial analysis. James was lead author of a series of research which sparked investor interest in the concept of stranded assets, and led to a number of investor initiatives on carbon asset risk. James also advised blue-chip clients on climate change and sustainability strategy whilst a consultant at PwC and was a senior policy advisor at WWF, focusing on the biodiversity impact of extractive industries.
James holds a Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, University of London.
Nik leads the research team and guides the modeling efforts at Four Twenty Seven. His primary research agenda is to distill complex climate data and assess the attributable impact of climate change on human health and the natural environment. Previously, he has served as a climate risk specialist in South Asia, the Middle East and Central and South America. He has conducted climate vulnerability assessments for NASA, USAID, the Asian Development Bank, and Fortune 100 companies. Nik holds a Master’s degree from American University in Water Resources Management and International Affairs, and a Master’s degree from United Nations Universidad para la Paz in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.
Andrea Blackman leads Moody’s ESG Solutions Group, which houses Moody’s ESG and Sustainable Finance capabilities and works alongside Moody's Investors Service (MIS), the rating agency, and Moody's Analytics (MA), a provider of financial information platforms and risk analytics solutions, to deliver a comprehensive suite of best-in-class ESG solutions to the market.
Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, including leadership roles with banks, asset managers and vendors, harnessing financial and technology innovation to build successful businesses. In her former role as Managing Director in Moody’s Analytics, Andrea led the transformation of CreditView, Moody’s flagship research, data and analytics platform, into the leading solution serving credit market professionals worldwide.
Andrea sits on the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council for Moody’s Corporation and supports the work of the Moody’s Foundation. She is the Executive co-sponsor Moody’s Minds Employee Resource Groups, and is a member of the 30% Club in the UK.
Chris has responsibility for developing and implementing the Bank's strategic approach to climate change. He has been particularly focused on the PRA’s supervisory approach to addressing the financial risks arising from climate change and the development of the Bank's climate stress test. Beyond climate, Chris has responsibility for the supervision of the small mutual sector in the UK and the delivery of supervisory strategic projects across the UK banking sector.
Rob Fauber was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Moody’s Corporation in November 2019, and oversees Moody’s Investors Service and Moody’s Analytics along with corporate strategy. Mr. Fauber served as President of Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) from 2016 to 2019, where he managed the operations of Moody’s rating business.Prior to that role, Mr. Fauber served as Head of the Global Commercial Group at Moody’s Investors Service, from 2013-2016. In this capacity, Mr. Fauber oversaw relationship management, product development, and strategic initiatives for the rating agency. Mr. Fauber also served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Moody’s Corporation from 2005 to 2013, where he led the Company’s acquisition and divestiture activity as well as corporate strategy.Before joining Moody’s, Mr. Fauber worked in several areas at Citigroup from 1999 to 2005, including the Alternative Investments Division, the Corporate Strategy & Business Development Group, and investment banking at the firm’s Salomon Smith Barney subsidiary. Mr. Fauber started his career at NationsBank (now Bank of America).Mr. Fauber holds an M.B.A. from The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia