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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.
Sabine Lochmann joined V.E as Group CEO at the beginning of February 2019 after nearly 30 years' experience working within major international organizations in France, Europe and the United States. Sabine has multidisciplinary experience having undertaken a range of legal, operational and general management roles throughout her career. As CEO of V.E, Sabine Lochmann is responsible for managing the agency's growth and the evolution of its business model.
With university degrees from France, the USA and South Africa, this former chorister and clarinetist began her career in a law firm in Abidjan. She then became a corporate lawyer when she returned to France, joining major service or industrial companies: Serete (Jacobs Engineering), JC Decaux and Johnson & Johnson. She had various operational roles at Johnson & Johnson including Director of Marketing, Market Access, Government & Strategic Affairs which she held from 2008 to 2013. In January 2014, Sabine joined BPI Group (a management and HR consultancy) as Chief Executive Officer, becoming its President in 2015. It was upon leaving BPI Group, which operates in France, the USA, Spain and Russia, that Sabine joined V.E, after leading its turnaround.
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
Ms. Rabbe is Chief Government and Public Affairs Officer of Moody’s Corporation. In this role, Ms. Rabbe oversees Moody’s global engagement with regulators, policymakers and other external groups to educate and inform discussion on key issues and Moody’s role in the capital markets. Her remit includes identifying emerging policy areas and initiatives that may impact business operations and strategies. As founder and CEO of Stratosphere Advisors LLC, a political risk and public policy consultancy, and of Stratosphere Analytics LLC, a regulatory analytics startup, she has extensive experience in financial regulation, financial technology (FinTech) and regulatory technology (RegTech) within global banking, securities regulation, anti-trust and data privacy. Prior to launching the Stratosphere group companies, Ms. Rabbe was Managing Director and Head of Public Policy for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Credit Suisse and Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs EMEA region for Goldman Sachs International. She has been a member of the Advisory Board of the European Corporate Governance Institute since 2012.Ms. Rabbe was recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential Women in Finance". She has served as an instructor on the Oxford Saïd Business School’s Future of Finance (FinTech) Course and as an advisor to the European Cloud Alliance, which promotes the use of cloud technologies in Europe. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Dr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye is Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, at the International Labour Organization (ILO), working to promote positive employment outcomes of policies on climate change, green economy and sustainable development. Previously, he served as Head, Green Economy Advisory Services at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and as a Senior Programme Manager at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva. Earlier, he spent twelve years across Asia working at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. He currently serves in the UNFCCC Katowice Committee on the Impacts of the implementation of response measures (KCI), the Steering Group of the Green Economy Coalition and the Advisory Committee of GEO for Business. Kamal holds a Ph.D. from Nagoya University, Japan; DEA and LL.M from Dakar University; and Executive Certificates from the World Bank Institute; Columbia University; Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Japan; and Integrated Research and Action for Development, India. He speaks Wolof, French, English, and Japanese.
Emilie Béral is the Executive Director of Methods, Innovation & Quality for V.E. Emilie has over 15 years’ experience in ESG, leading ESG analyst teams for more than 13 years, driving the expansion of global research operations, supporting research activities and the development of new products and methodologies. As a former Executive Director of Issuers markets, Emilie has been supporting the development of sustainable finance solutions for issuers (green, social, sustainability bonds, sustainability linked bonds and loans). Emilie sits as a member of the Board of Finance for Tomorrow, of the Advisory Board of Nadsaq Sustainable Bond Network, and is a member of the EFRAG Project Task Force on reporting of non-financial risks and opportunities and linkage to the business model.
She has a graduated as a Chemical engineer (ENSC Rennes, France) and specialized afterwards on Environmental Measurement Techniques (Chalmers University, Sweden) and in Sustainable Development Management (HEC business school, France).
Paul Druckman is a Non-Executive Chairman and Director of organisations in multiple sectors. Active in different roles such as Chairman of the Board of The Clear Group and chair of the Advisory Group on the Future of Corporate Reporting Project for the Financial Reporting Council. Highlights in the past have included being President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW); Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board; and as a Board member and Chairman of UK accounting standards through the UK government regulator (FRC). He was also the founding CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council.
Nick joined the Grantham Research Institute in February 2018 as Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance. Nick leads the sustainable finance research theme. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and how the financial system can support the restoration of nature.
From 2014 to 2018, Nick was co-director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into a Sustainable Finance System. As part of this, Nick led country activities in Brazil, the EU, India, Italy and the UK, as well as thematic work focused on investors, insurance and green banking.
Before joining UNEP, he was Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC. Prior to HSBC, Nick was head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) funds at Henderson Global Investors. Nick has also worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development, the European Commission and the Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Nick has a BA in History from Cambridge University and an MSc in International Relations from LSE.
Will is chief executive of the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK). The society has recently launched a new Certificate in ESG Investing. He is also a Board member at the Impact Investing Institute where he has led the development of a learning framework. Will is also a member of the Diversity Project's steering committee and the BSI’s sustainable finance advisory group.
In her capacity as Executive Director (EXD), and in line with the Secretary-General’s Strategic Orientations and his 21x21 Strategy, Ms. Touchette is responsible for managing and coordinating the corporate services of the Organisation, which include financial and human resources management, information technology and internal communication services, conference management, security, translation and interpretation, knowledge and information management (in coordination with the Public Affairs and Communication Directorate), and all operational services including building infrastructure and logistics.
As a senior manager of the Organisation and in close coordination with the Office of the Secretary-General, Ms Touchette contributes to shaping and monitoring the overall corporate strategic directions of the OECD, and to ensuring that corporate management functions provide effective support to the Organisation as a whole in the fulfilment of its mission. In the same vein, Ms Touchette will oversee the support provided to the OECD bodies that consider the corporate services agenda, and will work to advance the best outcomes for the Organisation and its staff.
Previously, she served in the Public Service of Canada where she held a variety of positions, including Chief Operating Officer at the National Energy Board, and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Prior to that, she held Assistant Deputy Minister positions at the Department of National Defense, Justice Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency. A Canadian national, Josée Touchette is a member of the Québec bar, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Ontario, holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Queen’s University, a Bachelor’s degree in social science, an LLL from the University of Ottawa as well as the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.
Ram Sri-Saravanapavaan is an assistant vice president within Moody’s ESG team. He currently leads the global effort on the integration of social considerations into analysis, ratings and research. Ram has helped author Moody’s global environmental and social risks heat maps, and associated framework reports
Michael Levesque is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. He joined Moody’s in 1998 and has had responsibility in the credit analysis for a variety of healthcare companies including drug manufacturers, drug distributors, medical device companies, managed care companies, health insurers, healthcare providers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Michael is currently responsible as the lead analyst covering major pharmaceutical manufacturers. Prior to joining Moody’s, Michael worked for over 7 years as a healthcare actuary, serving in consulting positions at William M. Mercer, Inc. and at KMPG Peat Marwick, where he performed actuarial, employee benefits, and healthcare consulting services. Michael received a B.S. in operations research from Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered Financial Analyst, as well as a member of the Association for Investment Management and the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Stefan is a lead analyst within the Financial Institutions Group at Moody’s covering a portfolio of US health insurance companies, asset managers, and investment funds.
Prior to rejoining Moody’s in 2017, he was a lead analyst at Fitch Ratings covering US regional, Puerto Rican, and Bermudan banks as well as foreign banking organizations. Before that, Stefan was an analyst within the Insurance Americas group at Moody’s for several years, which included stints covering life, P&C, and title insurers.
Stefan started his career as a credit analyst at American International Group covering the life insurance sector for the firm’s life settlement securitizations business. A CFA charterholder, Stefan graduated with Distinction from the University of Toronto with a BA in Political Science, Economics, and German and earned a MA in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
Kristin Yeatman is a VP-Senior Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group of MIS in London, where she manages a portfolio of High Yield issuers in the gaming and business services sectors. She joined Moody’s in July 2011 and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, financial lecturing and business development. Before joining Moody’s, Kristin worked as a consultant for Blackrock Solutions, as analytical team head within the leveraged finance group of Lloyds/Bank of Scotland, and held several Director level banking positions within RBC Capital Markets and SMBC in Toronto and London. She has also worked in private equity. Kristin holds an MBA from St. Mary’s University, Sobey School of Business. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Music from the University of Western University, Canada.
Gabriel joined Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group in 2007. Prior to joining Moody’s he worked as a sovereign and banking credit analyst at ABN Amro. He also has experience rating and structuring international securitizations. His current portfolio is composed of credits in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Argentina and Venezuela.He holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Policy from Columbia University, and previously he earned a B.A. in Political Science from the Catholic University of Argentina.
Keeran Gwilliam-Beeharee is the Executive Director for Market Access at V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s. He has been active in the ESG space for over a decade and in his current role, Keeran oversees the Agency’s Institutional Relations, Strategic Marketing and Communications functions. Through the outreach and interactions that he steers with different market participants, he works across the V.E organisation to support product innovation, methodological and thought leadership.
Elisabetta joined V.E in August 2011. Since then she has been working as analyst within the Finance pole specialized on the Insurance sector. Presently Manager of the Human Resources Thematic Group and Sustainable Development Goals Product Manager, she works on portfolio analysis for Italian clients. Elisabetta also had significant work experiences in London and Brussels (PIRC - Pensions and Investment Research Consultants, Corporate Social Responsibility Unit of DG Enterprise and Industry EU) and holds an MSc in Social Development Practice (UCL-University College London).
Anna Zubets-Anderson is a Vice President – ESG Analyst at Moody’s ESG Solutions Group. Anna’s work is focused on establishing thought leadership in sustainable finance markets. Anna supports the development of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research at Moody’s and represents the firm at conferences and in conversations with investors, media, standard setters and the academic community.
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.
Saker is CEO of the international business of Federated Hermes, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO. He is also a member of the Federated Hermes Executive team. Prior to this, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments, having previously been CIO Global Equities since 2005. Before this, he was CIO of Global Equities and Head of Marketing for SGAM UK. This followed SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West, where Saker was a Managing Director running global and international strategies, as well the London office. He started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.
Saker is founder of the 300 Club and was an inaugural member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council from 2013 until 2019. He is a member of the IIRC Council, the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum, the United Nations Environmental Programme Financial Initiative Steering Committee, the Banking Standards Board, the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, and the advisory Board of the National Youth Orchestra.
In 2018, Saker was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards. He has a BA and PhD in Medieval History from King's College, University of London.
Saker was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year's Honours list for services to Responsible Business and Finance.