Advancing best practice to effectively manage evolving ESG agendas across financial services


2nd Edition | October 18-19, 2022 | New York City

Advances in SEC disclosure requirements and global regulatory expectations

Enhancing forecasting capabilities for climate stress testing

Assurances and data requirements to mitigate greenwashing risks

Tracking costs of ESG and economic realities for long term strategy

Reporting requirements and impacts of climate risk to drive decision making

Setting short term targets to build towards and agile long term net zero target strategy

Developing a holistic data framework incorporating internal and external sources

Incorporating targets internally and externally within a broader ESG framework


Sarah Chapman
Global Chief Sustainability Officer


Hervé Duteil
Chief Sustainability Officer
BNP Paribas, Americas 

Frederico Galizia

Federico Galizia
Chief Risk Officer
Inter-American Development Bank


Eivind Lorgen
Chair Emeritus – Investor Advisory Group
SASB Standards


Deniz Senturk
Chief Risk Officer, Treasury Risk and Head of Integrated Analytics
State Street

James Norman

James Norman
Managing Director, Sustainability & Impact
Goldman Sachs


Si-Yeon Kim
CRO, CCO & Executive Chair of ESG
American Express Global Business Travel


Fanny Charrier
Director, Sustainable Finance Coordinator
Credit Agricole CIB


Kevin Clarke
Executive Director, Group Regulatory and Governance


Markus Lammer
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business
Credit Suisse


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8:15 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Day one moderator: Tim Carbery, Managing Partner, CastleHill Managed Risk Solutions, LLC


9:00 Reviewing global regulatory requirements and managing disparities in approaches

Session details 

  • Reviewing requirements and reporting metrics from UK and EU
  • Future state of regulation
  • Developing consistent reporting standards
  • Exposure to European SFDR
    • Impact to evaluation of securities and exposures
  • Grouping of IFRS and FASB
    • Reviewing exposure draft
  • ISSB alignment with SEC disclosure requirements
  • Aligning operations with Paris agreement

Kevin Clarke, Executive Director, Group Regulatory and Governance, UBS


9:35 Developing an implementation roadmap for SEC guidance and advances in requirements

Session details 

  • Guidance for publicly traded financial institutions
  • Requirements for specific disclosures relating to climate
  • Reviewing requirements across suppliers and vendors
  • Developing a roadmap to comply with disclosure requirements
    • Multiyear planning to determine future targets
  • Legal challenges
  • Breaking down stage 1, 2 and 3 internally
  • Implications of reporting requirements
  • Interpretations of the rules and implications

10:10 Morning refreshment break and networking


10:40 Developing standard reporting frameworks and systems to understand the strategic impacts of climate risk

Session details 

  • Future of regulatory frameworks and expectations of key stakeholders for risk management
  • Climate change impact on  social justice and economic development
  • Scoring collateral for climate change in the context of the new frameworks
  • A case study on applying new systems and frameworks to strategy

Federico Galizia, Chief Risk Officer, Inter-American Development Bank


11:15 Addressing the climate crisis and adapting portfolios and investment decisions to further drive change

Session details 

  • Using capital in a way that is credible and meaningful
  • Transitioning to a low carbon economy
  • Challenges and opportunities of the climate crisis
  • Transparency over decision making
  • Optimizing portfolios for carbon exposure
  • Developing infrastructure for change
  • Agility to respond to change and accelerate commitments
  • Impact of geopolitical risks on timelines
  • Social considerations when transitioning
    • Impact to jobs and lower income areas and groups

James Norman, Managing Director, Sustainability and Impact, Goldman Sachs
Sarah Chapman, Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Manulife
Hervé Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas, Americas (tbc)

12:00 Lunch break and networking


1:00 Developing climate stress testing and forecasting capabilities to accurately assess climate impacts on the organization

Session details 

  • Leveraging scenarios for a meaningful analysis
  • Developing models to replicate losses
    • Collecting data around losses
  • Understanding impact of climate events on books
    • Calibrating with long term goals
  • Designing scenarios and practically implementing stress tests
  • Data, governance, and methodology preparedness
  • Adjusting methodologies to convert data into impact

Chandra Sekhar Khandrika, Head of Internal Audit – Model Risk Management (Audit Director), Citigroup


1:35 The future of sustainability linked instruments and financing opportunities for change

Session details 

  • Impacts of market downturn on availability
  • Incentivizing sustainability
  • Driving innovation in a market friendly environment
  • Managing funding needs with sustainability goals
  • Reviewing technologies to enable innovation
    • Balancing cost of regulation
  • Financing opportunities for eco infrastructure
  • Financing the energy transition

Clinton van der Spuy, former Head of Risk Management Financial Markets Americas, Rabobank


2:10 Understanding data requirements and other elements to mitigate greenwashing risks

Session details 

  • Effective tone at the top
  • Maximizing rewards and minimizing risks of sustainable finance
  • Identifying investment opportunities
  • Identifying true value
  • Differentiating organizations making great strides
  • Green relativism and how to better define greenwashing
  • Creating value across industries
  • Engaging stakeholders to accelerate change
  • Regulatory requirements to enhance transparency
  • Decision making on unreliable data
  • Regional variation in effective sustainability strategy

Si-Yeon Kim, CRO, CCO & Executive Chair of ESG, American Express Global Business Travel (tbc)
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Ekaterina Grigoryeva
, Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector), The World Bank

2:55 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


3:25 Developing an agenda to manage biodiversity challenges and adapting investment decisioning

Session details 

  • Biodiversity and natural capital
  • TNFD developments
  • Developments in subterranean biodiversity and natural capital
    • Impact to investment decision making
  • Developing natural capital protocol for institutions

Sarah Bratton Hughes, SVP, Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing, American Century Investments


4:00 Setting short term targets to build towards an agile long term net zero target strategy

Session details 

  • Setting a decarbonization pathway
  • Adoption of net zero pathways across the industry
  • Aligning capital expenditures with targets
  • Updating compensation schemes to incentivize meeting targets
  • Techniques to put a price to carbon
  • Reducing carbon to meet Paris Agreement
  • Reviewing technology driving decarbonization
  • Retrofitting industries with technology

Candice Dial, Director of ESG Investments – Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Capital Management
Ivan Frishberg, Chief Sustainability Officer, Amalgamated Bank
Nora Lovell Marchant, VP, Sustainability, American Express Global Business Travel



4:45 Identifying costs and economic realities of ESG to gain management buy in and establish an ESG value proposition

Session details 

  • Opportunities ESG changes represent
  • Viewing ESG beyond a compliance exercise
  • Impact to customers and potential to lose business
  • Establishing goals beyond net zero and understanding financial implications
  • Demonstrating value to management
  • Competing priorities with commercial efforts
  • Integrating ESG into core commercial value proposition
  • Internal capacity to implement ESG.

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks 

5:30 End of day one and networking drinks reception

8:15 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks


9:00 Understanding exposure and adopting strategy to mitigate physical risks of climate change

Session details 

  • Converting climate risk into economic and financial impacts
  • Modeling physical risk over time
  • Impact to bank portfolio and lending strategies
  • Repositioning portfolios
  • Adjusting methodologies for frequency of physical risk events
  • Identifying vulnerable assets

Fanny Charrier, Director- Sustainable Finance Coordinator – Corporate and Leveraged Finance, Credit Agricole CIB


9:35 Developing standardized metrics for ESG ratings to enhance comparability across the industry

Session details 

  • Qualitative assessment of ratings
  • Best practices to construct ratings
  • Empirical measurement approaches
  • Reviewing recent developments and approaches
  • Metrics to measure efforts
  • Standardizing and aligning efforts across organizations
  • Reviewing varying metrics and approaches
  • Moving towards a common industry standard

Olga Puntus, SVP, Environmental and Social Risk Management Lead, Wells Fargo

10:10 Morning refreshment break and networking


10:40 Managing data and system requirements to prepare for disclosure requirements

Session details 

  • Data requirements
    • Collecting data to complete disclosures
    • Leveraging internal and third party resources to collect data
  • Engaging vendors to understand disclosure requirements
    • Managing responsibility to report carbon across supply chain
  • Enhancing disclosures to allow for actionable and informed decision making
  • Capturing and auditing sustainability metrics for disclosure
    • Capturing new figures for utilities, water management, emissions etc….
  • System and data development for implementation

Eivind Lorgen, Chair Emeritus – Investor Advisory Group, SASB Standards


11:15 Reviewing data management frameworks to develop a holistic program of internal and external data

Session details 

  • Collecting usable data for modeling
  • Limitations with a lack of historical data
  • Treatment of various sources including unstructured data
  • Collecting data to satisfy investor appetite
  • Developing standardized metrics across financial services
  • Reliability of data sources and assurance on numbers
  • Finding consistent data across jurisdictions
  • Understanding disparities across external providers
  • Developing a standardized data framework to compare issuers
  • Data to measure and report climate exposure and emissions.

Jay Cook, former Chief Risk Officer, International, Lloyds Banking Group
Deniz Senturk, Chief Risk Officer, Treasury Risk and Head of Integrated Analytics, State Street


12:00 Monitoring supply chain risk and reviewing scope 3 requirements beyond climate

Session details 

  • Measuring risk of supply chains
  • Monitoring labor rights and anti-bribery and corruption
  • Reviewing sanctions impacts across supply chain
  • Monitoring scope three emissions across supply chain globally
  • Incorporating continuous monitoring into controls
  • Managing jurisdictional and cultural disparities
  • Application of Scope 3 to human rights and social considerations

Alessia Falsarone, Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI, PineBridge Investments

12:35 Lunch break and networking


1:35 Adjusting ESG strategy and frameworks to better reflect changes in a hostile environment

Session details 

  • Managing response of organizations and reputation risk
  • Impact of Russia war and resulting sanctions on ESG agendas
  • Incorporating geopolitical circumstances into frameworks
  • Future of country ratings within ESG
  • Adjusting ESG strategy and frameworks to reflect changes
  • Evolution of political alignments and evolving threats
  • Continuing momentum in a hostile economic and geopolitical environment

Brittany Agostino, Vice President, North American Lead of Sustainability & Impact Client Strategy, Goldman Sachs


2:10 Incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion targets internally and externally within a broader ESG framework

Session details 

  • Ensuring diversity in vendor make up
  • Engaging businesses in supplier inventory
    • Diversifying human capital
  • Opportunities to build a more diverse population of suppliers
  • Collecting data on suppliers and potential suppliers to track diversity
  • Practical application to leverage diversity of knowledge as a result of backgrounds
  • Setting diversity targets
  • Reviewing community investment targets and social impact.

Jennifer Grzech, Director, Responsible Investing, Nuveen


2:55 Managing increased acceleration of investor interest in ESG disclosures and transition financing

Session details 

  • Understanding how disclosures are driving investment decisions
  • Increased scrutiny from investors on ESG
  • Challenges around comparability and data
  • Generating positive return portfolios
    • Monitoring sound corporate governance and environmental planning
  • Continued investment in renewable energy
  • Diversifying loan portfolios relating to energy
  • Evaluating changes to risk profile with renewable energy portfolios
  • Tax credit investments to diversify portfolio
  • Investments in infrastructure to transition away from fossil fuels
  • Identifying risk tolerance and appetite for transition projects

Markus Lammer, COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business, Credit Suisse 

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


4:00 Monitoring for modern slave labor across supply chain and due diligence best practice

Session details 

  • Expertise to conduct effective due diligence
  • Benchmark on conducting due diligence to identify future issues
    • Identifying future labor conditions
  • Key indicators to prevent modern slave labor
  • Implementation requirements.


4:35 Understanding stakeholder expectations to better demonstrate awareness and action on ESG issues

Session details 

  • Banking decisions based on values
  • Developing a mission statement for ESG
  • Identifying what stakeholders are looking for in a company
  • Demonstrating awareness of ESG issues
  • Developing social media strategies
  • Ensuring clarity from the top

5:10 Chair’s closing remarks

5:20 End of Congress

Brittany Agostino

Brittany Agostino
Vice President, North American Lead of Sustainability & Impact Client Strategy
Goldman Sachs


Brittany is speaking at ESG USA 2022


Sarah Bratton Hughes
SVP, Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing
American Century Investments


Sarah Bratton Hughes is a senior vice president and head of ESG & Sustainable Investing for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. She is based in the company’s New York office.
Sarah is responsible for the driving and executing the firm’s sustainable investing strategy and the management of its ESG research platform and active ownership practices. In her role, she oversees the firm’s dedicated ESG & Investment Stewardship team. Sarah and her team serve as the center of ESG assessment tools, managing the ESG engagement and proxy voting protocol and driving sustainable invent initiatives and client solutions.

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Tim Carbery,
Managing Partner,
CastleHill Managed Risk Solutions, LLC


Tim Carbery is a Managing Partner at CastleHill Managed Risk Solutions. CastleHill offers advisory, implementation, and managed services for Regulatory Change Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Third Party, Compliance, and other Operational Risk Management disciplines across industries. He leads CastleHill’s strategic advisory and implementation services for in-house and managed GRC solutions that allow first and second line teams to utilize common information to fulfill their functions.


Sarah Chapman
Global Chief Sustainability Officer
Manulife Financial Corporation


As the Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Sarah is responsible for leading the ongoing development and execution of Manulife’s sustainability, community investment and sponsorship strategy and oversees and guides Manulife’s environmental, social & governance (ESG) reporting and disclosures. Before joining Manulife, Sarah was National Director of Sustainability & Social Impact advisory at Deloitte in Canada and led the Social Innovation business at Hitachi. She has her PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), Master’s in Management from Bond University, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario.


Fanny Charrier
Director- Sustainable Finance Coordinator – Corporate and Leveraged Finance
Credit Agricole CIB


Fanny Charrier is a Director in Crédit Agricole CIB’s Corporate and Leverage Finance group, primarily covering the loan originations and syndication of the Chicago portfolio including U.S. automotive, healthcare, agricultural, semi-conductor, engineering & construction and telecom sector. In addition, she manages the origination and syndication of sustainable financings within the U.S., liaising with the global sustainable banking team to facilitate the structuring and placement of ESG-related loans & HY instruments including Ford’s US$15.5bn sustainability-linked revolving credit facility that was recently named “2021 North America Loan” by the International Financing Review (“IFR”).

Fanny joined CA-CIB NY in 2012 as part of the Portfolio and Balance Sheet Management team and prior to that worked for Dexia NY in the Project Finance group. She was previously located in Paris, France, where she held various roles in export and structured finance.

Fanny holds a Masters in finance from ESSCA (Ecole Supérieur des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers) and a Masters in project and structured finance from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.


Kevin Clarke
ED, Group Regulatory and Governance


Kevin is an Executive Director within UBS’s Group Compliance Regulatory and Governance function focusing on regulatory and supervisory developments within the US and implications for the firm’s global business activities. Prior to joining UBS in early 2017, Kevin was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Financial Services Risk and Regulatory practice advising foreign and domestic banking organizations on evolving regulatory requirements and supervisory expectations pertaining to Enhanced Prudential Standards, capital and liquidity risk management and stress testing, enterprise risk management and governance and resolution planning. Prior to PWC, Kevin served as an officer within the Bank Supervision function at the Board of Governors in Washington DC and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY from 1988 to 2012 in a variety of capacities ranging from CCAR stress testing, liquidity risk management, credit risk derivatives, model risk management to regulatory capital and internal capital models.


Jay Cook
former Chief Risk Officer, International
Lloyds Banking Group


Jay Cook is speaking at ESG USA 2022

Candice Dial

Candice Dial
SVP, Director of ESG Investments
Rockefeller Capital Management 


Candice Dial is the Director of ESG Investments at Rockefeller. In her role, she is responsible for leading strategic ESG initiatives which includes working with the manager selection team to build the third-party manager platform, engaging in thought leadership activities, and supporting Client Advisors. Previously, Candice implemented a sustainable investing program at the Church Pension Group and managed a $1.2 billion sustainability portfolio oversaw the private market sustainable investing program for the Church Pension Group, a pension fund with assets exceeding $14 billion. Candice has spoken in multiple global sustainable investment conferences and featured and mentioned in various video and print publications.


Hervé Duteil
Chief Sustainability Officer
BNP Paribas, Americas (tbc)


Hervé Duteil created the first position of Chief Sustainability Officer for BNP Paribas in the Americas in 2014. In this role, he leads the Bank’s regional strategy for Sustainable Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Company Engagement, bringing in particular a strong focus on promoting client dialogue around sustainability topics and the development of tailored financing solutions or responsible investment products. In 2018, Euromoney selected him as one of the 10 “champions of global impact banking”.

Hervé has spent most of his career with BNP Paribas in New York. He specialized in trading derivatives and managing capital market activities, spanning across commodity, currency, fixed income and electronic markets. More recently, he led BNP Paribas’ efforts to close its first Social Impact Bond for the benefit of the State of Connecticut, followed by a second one with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Hervé served as a member on the CFTC’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee. He currently sits on SIFMA Sustainable Finance Task Force, WBCSD’s Sustainable Finance Policy task force as well as the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance Advisory Board.

Hervé holds a Master in Business Administration with distinction from the Harvard Business School, a Master of Science from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Paris. Formerly a professional concert musician, he received various certificates from the Juilliard School of Music in New York.


Alessia Falsarone
MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk
PineBridge Investments


Alessia Falsarone, SASB FSA, is a Managing Director with PineBridge Investments in New York, a global asset manager focused on high-conviction investing. She is responsible for the alignment of portfolio strategy and investment risk across the developed markets credit platform, including as head of sustainable investing. Prior to PineBridge, she held senior investment roles at AIG, Citigroup and Credit Suisse. Ms. Falsarone is a mentor in the Stanford IGNITE accelerator program and a Member of the Board of 1787fp, a digital platform focused on consumer finance. Ms. Falsarone is an alumna of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Aaron Franklin
Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Aaron Franklin is Head of Sustainable Finance for SMBC Americas Division. He joined SMBC in September 2020 and is based in our New York office.

Engaging with clients on sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance is a global priority for SMBC Group and Aaron’s team leads this initiative in the Americas.

Aaron supports clients with integrating sustainability strategy into their financings, including by structuring and executing green bonds, sustainability- linked loans, and related instruments. Aaron also supports the development and implementation of client-related ESG-focused policies and goals, such as targets to reduce SMBC Group’s financed emissions.

Aaron has more than eight years of experience in sustainable finance, previously serving as the Global Coordinator for Sustainable Capital Markets for a major international law firm, and more than 10 years in international finance. In
this prior role, Aaron was legal counsel to the underwriters in the first-ever sustainability-linked bond and served on the Advisory Council to the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee.

Aaron has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where he focused on international development, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He holds Series 63 and 79 FINRA licenses.


Ivan Frishberg
Chief Sustainability Officer
Amalgamated Bank


Ivan Frishberg is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Amalgamated Bank where he leads impact and shareholder engagement programs. As a commercial banker, Ivan has been instrumental in rallying bank sector commitments to combat climate change, including growing the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). Under Ivan’s leadership, Amalgamated has taken a l leadership role within (UNEP FI) in helping to develop guidance for how banks set targets to reduce financed emissions. Ivan is on the Steering Group of the NZBA and a member of and on the Advisory Panel for the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero.

Ivan also steered the way to make Amalgamated Bank the first U.S. bank to commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the first bank to set portfolio wide targets under the United Nations guidelines for target setting.

Frederico Galizia

Federico Galizia
Chief Risk Officer
Inter-American Development Bank


Federico Galizia is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of the Inter-American Development Bank, responsible for managing market, credit, socio-environmental, and operational risk, in accordance with the shareholders’ triple-A mandate. He is a founding member of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) CRO Forum, which coordinates the joint MDBs response to G20 initiatives.

Federico was previously Head of Risk and Portfolio Management at the European Investment Fund, Adviser to the President of the European Investment Bank and Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.


Ekaterina Grigoryeva
Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector)
World Bank


Ekaterina currently serves as global lead for design and implementation of environmental and social risk management systems in World Bank’s investments involving financial and private sector. She works with ministries of finance and economy, central banks, regional and national development banks, funds, special purpose vehicles, sustainable energy, transport, and water development entities and other types of the World Bank’s counterparts in nearly 20 countries to ensure full integration of environmental and social sustainability into commercial financial sector lending operations and public-private partnerships.

Jennifer Grzech

Jennifer Grzech
Director, Responsible Investing


Jennifer Grzech is a director and member of the responsible investing (RI) team at Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA. Nuveen’s responsible investing team oversees the firm’s holistic RI vision and unified framework across Nuveen and TIAA.

Jennifer’s responsibilities include developing Nuveen’s strategy of engagement with companies, policy-makers, regulators and industry organizations around important ESG issues and standards.

Jennifer received her M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and graduated with her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky.


Chandra Khandrika
Head of Internal Audit – Model Risk Management (Audit Director)


Currently, focused in the area intersecting Financial and Climate change related risks and opportunities. Currently focused on evolution of regulatory landscape, climate risk management including, stress testing, scenario analysis and data gathering. Low carbon economy transition, business model impacts from adaptation and mitigation approaches such as clean Technologies.

20 years industry experience in Risk and Control areas including – Independent pricing and valuation (IPV), Risk Management and Audit at Global Investment banks.

Heading audit function focusing on Model risks and enterprise stress testing.

Climate Risk Management, Regulatory and Disclosure trends, Stress testing, Strategies and approaches


Si-Yeon Kim
CRO, CCO & Executive Chair of ESG
American Express Global Business Travel (tbc)


Si-Yeon Kim is Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), overseeing Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and the Environmental, Social and Governance mission for the company.
Previously, Ms. Kim served as Chief Compliance Officer for One Equity Partners (OEP) and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC). OEP was JPMC’s private equity investment arm, where she oversaw all financial and bank regulatory matters for OEP and its portfolio companies. Before joining OEP, Ms. Kim was the General Counsel of Avon – Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, and prior to that, Assistant General Counsel at Avon Products, Inc.’s Global Corporate Headquarters in New York. She began her law career at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
Ms. Kim received her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, her A.M. from Harvard University in Russian Regional Studies, and her B.A. from Seoul National University in Russian Language and Literature.


Markus Lammer
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business
Credit Suisse


Markus Lammer is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business for Credit Suisse in the US. He launched the Ultra High Net Worth coverage platform in Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Markus is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Institutions and the Oil & Gas Groups.

Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Germany and Central Europe, and also the Head of the Board of Credit Suisse Germany. Markus received his Mag. Degree from University of Graz in Austria, and his LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.


Eivind Lorgen
Chair Emeritus – Investor Advisory Group
SASB Standards


Eivind Lorgen is the former CEO & President of Nordea Asset Management (NAM) and the former Head of the Manager Selection. He is a founding member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Investor Advisory Group (IAG) and the current Chair for SASB’s IAG. Board Chair, Board Member and senior expert advisor to corporate issuers, investment management funds and firms, non-profit organizations including leading business schools.

Prior to joining Nordea, he was an Executive Managing Director at Zurich Insurance Group.

Eivind is on the Reiman School of Finance Advisory Board for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He holds a BSBA from the University of Denver. His Master’s Diploma is issued by the Norwegian School of Economics. His Executive Management education is from IMD, Switzerland and The London Business School. Eivind is also an Adjunct Professor and has lectured at Daniels College of Business and Columbia Business School.

Eivind served 16 months in the Norwegian Royal Air Force and played varsity soccer for University of Denver. He lives in Harlem, Manhattan with his family.

Nora Lovell Marchant

Nora Lovell Marchant
Vice President, Sustainability
American Express Global Business Travel


Vice President of Global Sustainability for American Express Global Business Travel, providing subject matter expertise and spearheading sustainability strategy with respect to internal targets and external products and services.
Previously, Nora was a litigator at Schulte, Roth & Zabel, with a specialty in environmental law. Headline cases included representing the country of Mexico in a lawsuit against British Petroleum in connection with the natural resource damages and economic devastation resulting from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nora served as a law clerk for the Natural Resources Defense Council within the Climate Program, writing NRDC’s comment in response to the EPA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act.
Nora also served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, Criminal Division, Major Frauds Section, Environmental Crimes Unit, prosecuting a high-profile asbestos case against a major utility company before a jury.
Nora has a B.S. (Environmental Science) from Cornell University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

James Norman

James Norman
Managing Director, Sustainability and Impact
Goldman Sachs


James is a managing director within Goldman Sachs Asset Management
(GSAM) focused on working with clients on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and equity strategy, implementing customized solutions leveraging GSAM’s full suite of ESG and equity capabilities. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2019.
Prior to joining the firm, James was a founding partner and president at QS Investors, an equity and asset allocation boutique. At QS Investors, he worked globally with institutional asset owners and large retail platforms on implementing investment solutions to meet their investment needs and managing the equity portfolio management team. Prior to that, James served as a managing director at Deutsche Asset Management in the Quantitative Strategies Group.
James earned an AB in Economics from Vassar College and an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University

Olga Puntus

Olga Puntus
SVP, Environmental and Social Risk Management Lead
Wells Fargo

As Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) team, I lead Wells Fargo’s efforts to understand customers’ E&S impact and performance, and manages E&S risks across the enterprise. ESRM team also engages with key external stakeholders to understand their perspectives about the industries Wells Fargo supports, and identify solutions to pressing and emerging E&S issues.
The ESRM function provides lines-of-business the clarity and tools they need to make informed decisions when growing relationships in sensitive industries. The ESRM approach also helps the corporation more effectively manage business and reputational risk to Wells Fargo, while at the same time allowing it to deeper understand customers’ operations and long-term viability, and protect people, communities and the environment.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, I spent 14 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducting global E&S risk management, due diligence, supervision, and audit in the infrastructure, apparel, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and health and education sectors. At IFC, I worked in a number of regions, including Europe, Central Asia, Northern Africa, Middle East, Central and Southern Americas. I hold an MS in Environmental Science and Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York; Masters of Law from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany; and the equivalent of a JD from Belarusian State University in the Republic of Belarus. I am fluent in English, Russian, German, and Spanish. I am a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner. For fun I travel the world and practice circus arts.Rob Haven is First Vice President & Vendor Management Director for Renasant Bank, a $17 billion regional bank in the southeastern US.  He is responsible for third party risk and vendor monitoring.
He has a M.A. in Business Administration, is married, with two grown children, and two sophisticated cats.  Highlights of his 40+ years of financial and community leadership include:
• Managing for Toyota and a Toyota/General Motors joint venture in Finance, HR and General Affairs
• Credit Union CEO serving sponsor companies, including Clorox, Gap, Oakland Athletics and Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
• Senior VP, Treasurer, and Trustee for a community bank
• Hospital Treasurer
• Rotary Club President
• Leading largest Toyota contingent to support National Public Lands Day

Deniz Senturk
SVP, Head of Analytics and Chief Risk Officer, Global Treasury,
State Street Corporation


As Head of Analytics and Chief Risk Officer, supporting Global Treasury, at State Street Corporation Deniz is focused on providing quantitative solutions consisting of Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence (data analytics, reporting) for corporate functions and business lines across the bank. In parallel, she is also responsible for risk oversight of Treasury’s activities, which includes managing the investment portfolio, asset-liability risk, liquidity risk, funding and liability pricing, and capital structure, in her role as CRO for Treasury


Clinton van der Spuy
former Head of Risk Management Financial Markets Americas


Clinton is a leader with a deep understanding and a broad knowledge of the climate risk and sustainability issues facing financial institutions and their clients. He provides advisory services on sustainability related issues, and most recently served as Rabobank’s Head of Risk Management Financial Markets Americas and as a Board Member at Rabo Securities.

At Rabobank North America, Clinton established and led a climate risk integration working group focused on implementing the bank’s global climate program locally while attending to all relevant stakeholder needs and local business and regulatory considerations. In this capacity, Clinton was also an active member of the Institute of International Bankers climate risk working group.

Clinton’s climate, capital markets and risk management experience provides him with a unique perspective on climate risk as a financial risk, enabling him to execute practical, creative, solutions to complex problems when he engages with senior level clients, regulators and internal stakeholders. By combining client advocacy, training and product structuring, he helps to drive sustainability finance forward as a tool to help address the most pressing climate risk issues facing the sector.

His more than 20 years of global financial services market experience spans debt capital markets, commodities, derivatives and money market instruments, and it includes senior-level experience with risk frameworks covering credit, liquidity and market risk.

Clinton currently provides advisory and training services for issues related to climate finance and carbon markets.



Interactive panel discussions are designed to include attendees by running a live Q&A throughout the session


Hear industry experts provide detailed insights on a range of ESG risk issues, challenges and opportunities


Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions.


Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.

July 11, 2022

The future of sustainability linked instruments and financing opportunities for change

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
July 7, 2022

Setting short term targets to build towards an agile long term net zero target strategy

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
July 7, 2022

Presentation: Atul Vashistha, Supply Wisdom

July 7, 2022

Presentation: Varun Kumar Singh, Union Bank of India UK

July 7, 2022

Interview: Varun Kumar Singh, Union Bank of India UK

June 29, 2022

Interview: Juergen Wienes, Airbus Bank GmbH

June 29, 2022

Presentation: Alessia Falsarone, PineBridge Investments

June 29, 2022

Presentation: Roderick Powell, Ameris Bank

June 10, 2022

Presentation: Transition planning: transforming complex ESG data into reliable quantifiable data

June 10, 2022

Data collection and identification techniques to integrate into strategy

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Presentation: The evolution of non-financial risk practices in financial services and the future of the generalist

June 10, 2022

Presentation: Søren Agergaard Andersen from Nordea Asset Management

ESG state-of-play: Banks compliance and automated reporting trends

CeFPro®, in partnership with Workiva, conducted an extensive research project to better understand the state of play of ESG across financial services. Using the knowledge and insight of 130+ industry professionals, this report seeks to identify where financial institutions truly stand with ESG reporting and whether they are keeping pace with the influx of ESG changes by leveraging technology. The findings of this report aim to provide a benchmark for financial institutions as to progress and develop automation, reporting, data, and investment decision making.


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Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. For more information on what we can offer, please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007 ext. 207 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

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Can I present at the ESG USA Congress?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the ESG USA Congress. For further information on this please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Congress is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Congress, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from the sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Congress*. We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our App during the Congress.

* Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events, the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Congress, such as:

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the ESG USA Congress?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of ESG USA Congress and our wider risk professionals community. At the event we can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Congress. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact / +1 888 677 7007

Are media partnerships available for the ESG USA Congress?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Congress website
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Congress
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact or call +1 888 677 7007.

What can I do if I can't attend the event due to Covid-19?

If you are unable to attend the Congress due to national/Covid restrictions, CeFPro would be more than happy to offer you a refund, credit note or the option to transfer the ticket to a colleague who is able to attend.

Are CPE Credits available?

Yes, CPE Credits are available for the ESG USA Congress.

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October 18-19, 2022


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Registrations before July 29


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Registrations before August 26


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Representing an information/service provider (E.g. Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)

October 18-19, 2022


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Registrations before July 29


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Registrations before August 26


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PLEASE NOTE: To qualify for the preferential ‘early bird’ rates, registration must be received by the close of the ‘early bird’ working day, and payment can be made at the time of registering, or up to a week after registration is made an invoice sent. CeFPro reserves the right to increase rates should payment be delayed significantly. For Group Rates to be valid, the whole group must register at the same time, though names can be changed at any time up to the event at no additional cost. Should a delegate register at a rate that is inaccurate, CeFPro reserves the right to issue an additional invoice for the outstanding amount.




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