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Philipp Aeby, a Swiss citizen born in 1968, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RepRisk AG with effect from July 2010. Prior to this role he served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2008. He joined the company when the RepRisk service was launched in May 2006 and became a managing partner in January 2007.
From 2002 until April 2006, Philipp Aeby worked for Amgen International where he was a member of the Regional European Management Team based in Brussels and in charge of budgeting, planning, and sales and marketing operations for Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, the Nordics countries, and the UK. He also served as a member of the European Sales Leadership Council.
Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, he carried out a number of international assignments with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Prior to BCG, he worked as a Project Manager with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and as a Research Associate at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia.
Philipp Aeby holds a PhD in environmental physics from ETH Zurich and is author of the thriller "Kolumbianische Scheidung".

Roger Baumann, Director, COO/Sustainability: Mr. Baumann started his professional career in the Private Banking division of Credit Suisse in 2005. He joined Real Estate Asset Management in 2006 and assumed the responsibility for the development and launch of new investment vehicles for Swiss investors. In 2009, he launched the first sustainable real estate fund in Switzerland, CS REF Green Property. In addition, he developed the "greenproperty" sustainability label with Amstein & Walthert. Mr. Baumann also led the development and launch of CS REF Hospitality and the CS REF Global, the first CS Real Estate fund which invests abroad and is listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. Mr. Baumann also oversees the successful implementation of the CS Real Estate Asset Management sustainability strategy for more than 1000 properties. As of January 1, 2013 he assumed the global responsibility for product development and sustainability. He assumed his current position as COO, Real Estate Asset Management in April 2014 and continues to lead the sustainability team. Mr. Baumann holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from ETH Zurich, a Master of Business Administration Dual Degree from the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich and the State University in New York. He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Seb Beloe, DIC, CEnv
Partner, Head of Sustainability Research
Seb is Head of Sustainability Research and leads the integration of sustainability analysis within the investment process, as well as overseeing engagement activities.Previously, Seb was Head of SRI Research at Henderson Global Investors where he led on the identification and analysis of sustainability themes and company-level corporate responsibility analysis. Prior to Henderson, Seb was the Vice President of Research and Advocacy at SustainAbility. He has published several reports on sustainable business, and has been a member of numerous corporate advisory boards and awards panels.
Seb has two degrees in environmental science and technology, from the University of East Anglia and Imperial College and is a Chartered Environmentalist.


Lisa Beauvilain joined Impax Asset Management, an London-based environmental investment firm, as an Investment Manager in 2010. Impax invests globally in companies and projects within renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution control, waste management and water. Lisa is responsible for investment research of environmental policy and legislation, as well as the Environmental, Social and Governance-analysis (ESG) at Impax.

Prior to joining Impax, she worked in the environmental sector as an independent consultant focusing on environmental policy. Prior to that she worked for eight years at Goldman Sachs International as an Executive Director within the Investment Management Division managing assets of mainly Nordic foundations and small institutions. She is a Trustee at the International Institute of Environment and Development ("IIED"). Lisa holds a M.Sc. in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and a M.Sc. in Finance from the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. She is a Finnish national, fluent in Swedish, Finnish, English and French, domiciled in London.



Filippo Bettini, PIRELLI
Head of Group Sustainability & Risk Governance; Head of Group Reputation.
Degree in biomechanical engineering from Politecnico of Milan and Master in Business Administration from Bocconi University of Milan.
He entered Pirelli in 2008 to manage some of the non-core activities of the Group while actively cooperating in company portfolio reshaping. He covers current role since 2010.
From 2001 to 2008 he worked in Telecom Italia Group covering roles with increasing responsibility in innovation management until being appointed Chief Strategy Officer.
From 1985 to 2001 he worked in biomedical and biotechnology field both in multinational companies and academic research centers.
Board Member of CSR Europe, he sits in several European Commission working groups addressing sustainable mobility programs.


Claus Conzelmann is Vice President, Head of Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability at Nestlé, the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness group based in Vevey, Switzerland.
Claus has been driving Nestlé's performance in workplace health & safety since 2004. As part of the company's ambition to create shared value, he also leads the integration of environmental sustainability into all aspects of the business, from product development, sourcing, manufacturing to branding and marketing. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Project Board "Sustainability for Tomorrow's Consumer".
Joining Nestlé in 1991 he held various strategic and operational positions in Switzerland, Germany and Australia, incl. regulatory affairs, biotechnology policy, factory management, and operations improvement.
Claus has a Ph.D in molecular biology from Manchester University and had worked previously in the agro-biotech sector and as science journalist.

Christopher Greenwald is Head of the Sustainability Investing Research team. Previously, he headed the Sustainability Application and Operations team, overseeing RobecoSAM’s data collection and the calculation processes related to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
Prior to joining RobecoSAM, Christopher was Head of ESG Content Strategy for ASSET4 / Thomson Reuters where he oversaw the integration of ESG Content for Thomson Reuters.
Christopher Greenwald holds an MBA from HEC Lausanne as well as a Certificate in Financial Asset Management Engineering from the Swiss Finance Institute.  He also holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and has previously taught at the University of Chicago.


Dr. Urs Jaisli studied law at the Universities of Basel and Lausanne. In 1985 he passed the bar exam in the Swiss canton of Baselland, and in 1989 he earned a doctorate in law from the University of Basel for a thesis on "Risk Management after SCHWEIZERHALLE".
Since March 1990 Dr. Jaisli has worked in the Legal Department of the Roche Group in Basel, where he is currently responsible for the areas of Legal Compliance and Corporate Responsibility. Dr. Jaisli is co-editor of the Basel Commentary on the Swiss Federal Law on Medical Products and Medical Devices, published in August 2006.

Dr. Erika Meins is head of the research area "Sustainable Real Estate" at the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich. She studied political science and economics at the Universities of Bern and Geneva and received her doctorate from the University of Zurich in political science.

From 1998 to 2002 she worked at the Center for International Studies at the ETH Zurich on a project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Tokyo on the regulation of environmental and health risks. She led the Labor Market Observatory for ten Swiss cantons from 2002 to 2005. Since 2005 she manages interdisciplinary projects at CCRS with a focus on the economic sustainability of real estate and on assessing sustainability in real estate and corporations. Apart from her research work she's active as a lecturer (e.g. University of Zurich, various universities of applied sciences).


Philipp Mettler is a Senior Sustainable Investment Analyst at J. Safra Sarasin. In his role he is responsible for the integrated financial and sustainability assessment of cyclical consumer stocks. He is also involved in projects to refine different analysis processes.
Previously, Mr. Mettler was Head of Research at Alnua Investment Manager (focusing on Frontier Markets). Before that, he worked several years as a researcher at SAM Sustainable Asset Management and as a portfolio manager at Swiss Life Asset Management and at UBS. Mr. Mettler also held the position of a treasurer at a mid-sized Swiss company. Philipp Mettler is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Corporate Finance. Furthermore, he holds a degree from University of Applied Sciences in Zurich.

Anthony Miller is an Economic Affairs Officer with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Dr. Miller is a specialist on issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance, with special emphasis on how these issues impact developing countries. He served as an expert in the ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility where, as a member of the integrated drafting task force, he was responsible for drafting significant portions of the ISO 26000 standard. He is one of the principal organizers of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, named by Forbes magazine as one of the "world's best sustainability ideas". He was the author of the CSR section of UNCTAD's 2011 World Investment Report, and lead author of a 2011 interagency paper to the G20 "Promoting standards for responsible investment in value chains". He provides policy advice on corporate governance disclosure and CSR to a number of international and national bodies. His ongoing work includes research projects on corporate governance disclosure in emerging markets, the CSR practices of transnational corporations, CSR impacts on global value chains, and the responsible investment practices of institutional investors.
Prior to joining UNCTAD, Dr. Miller was a consultant with the International Labour Organization and the High Commission for Human Rights. Before going into public sector work, he was an executive at Robert Bosch GmbH with postings in India, Singapore and China. He holds a B.A. from Trent University, Canada, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University, England. He lectures annually on CSR at the Cambridge University Centre of Development Studies, and is a frequent guest lecturer at a number of other universities.

Dr. Tobias Reichmuth is CEO of SUSI Partners AG, a Swiss investment advisor, which he co-founded in 2009. Today, the company invests, through its affiliate Sustainable Sarl (LUX), in sustainable energy infrastructure projects (renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage), thus financing measures for advancing the energy transition. Investments have a low market-correlation and generate stable returns for institutional investors.
Dr. Reichmuth is publisher of the standard work "Financing of the energy transition in Switzerland" and is regularly invited to give speeches at universities and expert conferences. Between 2004 and 2006, Tobias worked for The Boston Consulting Group as a Strategy Consultant.

Antti Savilaakso is Director of Responsible Investment & Governance at Nordea. Antti has previously worked with ESG analysis and corporate engagement at Responsible Research in Singapore, Dexia Asset Management in Brussels and ABN AMRO Asset Management in Amsterdam.

Antti has studied investment implications of corporate responsibility and sustainable development extensively and globally.


Having spent his professional career in the UK where he gained 15 years of consulting and corporate experience in governance and executive remuneration, David Shammai joined APG Asset Management in Amsterdam in 2013. Previously David was a senior consultant with Hewitt and then with KPMG, where he advised a number of FTSE companies and remuneration committees across a broad range of sectors.
During 2009 – 2011, David was with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, where as Head of Executive Reward Policy he was at the forefront of some of the changes to the reward policies and remuneration committee processes introduced at that time.
David is now a Senior Governance Specialist with APG Asset Management, Netherlands' largest asset owner and one of the world's largest pension funds with 355 billion euros (March 2014) of assets, of which 80 percent managed in house. In this role David is involved in various aspects of APG's capital markets governance agenda including voting, formulation of policy, company engagement, as well as in progressing the activity of integration of governance within the investment process.

Ingeborg Schumacher works at the Center of Excellence for Foundation at Bank J. Safra Sarasin and is an expert in Mission-Related Investing and sustainable investment strategies of foundations.
She has a broad International Network in Responsible Investing (fund and service providers). During her time as an independent service provider she has also developed strategies on Responsible Investing, including best-in-class analysis of funds, development of services and advisory.
She has 12 years of investment experience in Asset Management and was a founding member of a team for environmental and social company screening within UBS. Furthermore, she is an internationally respected expert for Socially Responsible Investments, member in different national and international expert panels and investment councils. In addition, she is a member of the board of the German Social Investment Forum (Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen). She has a PHD in Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen.

A Colombian born, Victoria Velasquez has been working in Investor Relations at Repsol since 2009. Despite engaging on ESG issues since the beginning, she started a formal program to address responsible investors engagement in 2013.

Now the division holds a complete responsible investor communication program and has already carried forward CEO ESG specific roadshows, sustainability day events and IR level ESG roadshows. Repsol has been the first Spanish company to publish a Responsible Investor Engagement Report for the 2013 period. Prior to her position in Investor Relations, she worked in the Oil & Gas industry in different positions and in different countries for 15 years.


Jörg Watter, Swiss citizen and born 1960 specialized after his Master degree in Architecture at the ETH Zurich in sustainable construction and real estate development. After working for several years in Australia and Germany, he founded in 1994 his own Office, Oikos & Partner in Thalwil, Switzerland. Involved in the whole process of constructing new apartments and office buildings, retrofitting's and renovations, he expanded at the same time his knowledge with studies on environmental life cycle assessments, as well as Building Biologist and Feng Shui consultant. Today his main activity is to develop real estate areas and he works as sustainable consultant for communities and cities in the field of housing for elder people and the implementation of new dwelling forms which include all generations. Jörg Watter is since 2007 President of des Swiss association of Building Biologist SIB and Co - President of "KISS – Zeit bleibt wertvoll", a society who supports and introduces non-monetary neighborhood work with time credits all over Switzerland.

Patrick Wirth, a Swiss ciziten born in 1975, was appointed Managing Director for GES Switzerland in 2009. He is servicing the markets in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg supporting asset owners and managers develop and implement integrated investment strategies with ESG considerations. GES, founded 1992 in Stockholm, is an owner advocate adding proven value to €750 billion of investments worldwide by assessing and engaging with clients' portfolio companies.

Prior to joining GES, he was Head of Research at Zurich based asset manager Care Group, co-responsible for launching the first responsible fund of funds in the German speaking market and member of the investment committee.

Patrick holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich, as well as a postgraduate diploma as Swiss Fund Office FA/IAF. He is also member of the two working groups "FNG Dialog" and "Institutional Investors" within the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (regional Sustainable Investment Forum).