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Lisa Beauvilain, Director, Head of Sustainability and ESG, Impax Asset Management, London Lisa joined Impax Asset Management, a specialist investment manager within resource efficiency and environmental markets, in 2010. Impax invests globally in companies and projects within energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable food, water and waste management. Lisa is responsible for sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis, including investment research related to environmental policy at Impax. Prior to joining Impax, she worked as an independent consultant focusing on environmental policy. Prior to that, she worked for eight years at Goldman Sachs in London as an Executive Director within the Investment Management Division. Since 2011 she is a Trustee at the London-based think-tank International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED). Lisa holds a M.Sc. in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc. in Finance from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.


Josiane Fanguinovény is Head of Corporate Governance. Prior to this, Josiane spent eight years at Governance for Owners (GO), where she provided governance analysis to the GO European Focus Fund and led engagements on behalf of asset managers and pension funds. Her previous experience include a role of Associate Director at Hermes, corporate governance work for Friends Ivory & Sime (FIS), now F&C, as well as a number of legal, investor relations and project management related roles in Paris, at Elf, the oil company, and others. Josiane speaks French, English, German and Serbo-Croat


Neil Goldsmith co-founded Evolva in 2004. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and CEO since its foundation. Mr Goldsmith has a 27-year entrepreneurial track record in building successful biotech companies. He was a co-founder of Topotarget A/S (listed on the Copenhagen exchange, since 2014 as Onxeo) and Personal Chemistry AB (now called Biotage AB, listed on the Stockholm exchange). Prior to that, Mr Goldsmith was Chief Executive Officer of Auda Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Phytera, Inc.), GX Biosystems and PNA Diagnostics (acquired by Boehringer Mannheim). Previously, he was Vice-President Business Development for Pharmacia Biosensor (later BIAcore AB) and a Board member of Quadrant Healthcare. Mr Goldsmith started his career in biotech at Scientific Generics in Cambridge, UK, after a short spell in consumer marketing. From 1981 to 1984, he attended Balliol College, University of Oxford, receiving a fist class honours degree in Zoology, and is a graduate of the New Enterprise programme at the Scottish Enterprise Foundation, University of Stirling.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutzwiller was born on March 14, 1961 in Bellinzona/Switzerland. He grew up in Ghana and Italy. He is married and father of three adult children. Since 1988 he is a management consultant. From 1985 to 1994 research activities at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) for an academic career. Doctoral Thesis: 1988. Habilitation Thesis: 1993. Professor: 2001.
He is co-founder, until 2006 CEO and until 2007 chairman of the board of directors of The Information Management Group (IMG). In over 18 years he and his leadership team organi- cally developed the university start-up to a true international management and IT consulting house with over 700 professionals in West, Central and Eastern Europe, the US, Japan and China. He took his entrepreneurial exit in 2007 in the context of the sale of IMG to S&T Group PLC, Vienna in order to facilitate a more powerful global consulting and service or- ganization with presence in over 30 countries and a workforce of over 3’000 employees.
In 2006 Gutzwiller returned to HSG as director of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law at the University of St. Gallen where he set up and runs an entrepre- neurs school for technology entrepreneurs (Henri B. Meier Unternehmerschule).
Since 2006 he is partner of gwpartner AG - Gutzwiller Wachsmann Partner, a management consulting boutique specialized in mechanics and psychology of transformational growth.

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In 1996, while obtaining a master in finance from the University of St. Gallen, Dominique Habegger started his career at Sustainable Asset Management (RobeccoSAM).

In 1998, Lombard Odier hires him to set up a methodology to integrate “extra-financial” risks in the investment process. With the help of a dedicated team of specialists, this strategy was adopted by prominent institutional investors. Drawing on his experience, Dominique Habegger wrote in 2003 the white paper for ASSET4 (Thomson Reuters) before successfully setting up the company within the co-founding team. By contributing to expand Ethos’ business activities between 2008 and 2013, he further had the chance to better understand the needs and constraints of pension funds.

Today, Dominique Habegger is head of institutional asset management and responsible for the Guilé Engagement Funds at de Pury Pictet Turrettini. He rejoined Melchior de Muralt, his colleague from Lombard Odier and pioneer of sustainable finance. Together, they strive to demonstrate that it is possible to reconcile responsibility with profitability.


Martin Halle is a policy analyst at Global Footprint Network, based in Geneva. He notably coordinates and leads the ERISC project of research to improve the quantification of environmental risks and promote their inclusion in investment decisions and risk assessments. Prior to joining Global Footprint Network, Martin has worked for several years in international organisations on issues relating to economic and social development policies, political economy, and international trade. He has also worked in the private banking sector. Martin holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

 


Jacqueline Oh is Associate Director of Contrast Capital AG. Jacqueline held various positions at Credit Suisse AG before moving to Julius Baer Bank Ltd. At both firms, she was responsible for setting up a Sustainable Investment framework across all asset classes to position and market Sustainable Investments globally. Prior to this, she was a project manager in the Corporate Development team for Credit Suisse Group where she focused on leveraging Sustainable Investment opportunities across Investment Banking, Asset Management and Private Banking. Jacqueline has also gained international experience, having worked at Credit Suisse Hong Kong in Private Banking Business Development.
Jacqueline holds a master's degree in Management and Economics from the University of Zurich, as well as a diploma of advanced studies in Renewable Energy Management from the University of St. Gallen.


Roberto Lampl has over 20 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining Alquity, he was at Baring Asset Management as Head of Latin America Equities and in 2011 became head of Global Emerging Market equity funds. In the past he has managed Latin American & Emerging Markets funds at ABN Amro, FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Corporation), and ING Investment Management, and has worked interchangeably between the US and Europe.


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.

Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas is Founder and CEO of ESG Analytics, a provider of products and services to support the integration non-financial data into investment decisions. Before ESG Analytics, Rina was responsible for Global Business Development activities at Adveq Management AG, a private equity fund-of-funds with $5 billion AUM. She holds certificates in Innovating for Sustainability and Driving Corporate Performance from Harvard Business School. Rina is a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum and recently led the YGL Impact Lab, an intensive three-day workshop. Rina is spearheading an YGL initiative to educate and incentivize financial analysts to use ESG data as part of their investment strategy. She sits on the New Innovators Council of the World Resources Institute, is Co-Founder of the Sustainability Young Business Leaders in LatAm, a member of the Private Equity working group of the UN-PRI as well the Finance Working Group of SASB. In 2014 Newsweek named her among 13 Women to Bet On. This fall she will teach a course focused on responsible investment for Columbia University’s Sustainability Management graduate program.


Julia Kochetygova, director at S&P Dow Jones Indices, is responsible for sustainability indices, including the development of methodologies for new indices. For the last three years, Julia has been focusing on designing the methodologies for the global S&P ESG Indices, S&P ESG Sovereign Bond Indices, S&P Green Bond Indices and S&P Global Carbon Efficient Indices. Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices, Julia worked for the Russian MDM Bank in the corporate and investment block, where she was responsible for their business strategy, and before that was a head of corporate relations division at the same bank. Prior to working at MDM Bank, Julia was a director of corporate governance services at S&P Ratings, where she was responsible for analytical supervision and business development of this analytical service. Before joining S&P in 2000, Julia occupied a number of senior executive and analytical positions with SKATE Information and Consulting Agency, taught at the Higher School of Economics and carried out research work and the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Julia holds a PhD in economics from The Russian Academy of Sciences and a master’s degree in economics from Plekhanov State Institute of National Economy in Moscow; also graduated from the World Bank School of Market Economy and INSEAD executive education program. Management graduate program.


Dr. Jan Amrit Poser Head of Research of Bank Sarasin & Co ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland. Born in Bonn, Germany. Attended high school in Bonn and Geneva. After studying economics in St. Gall, Switzerland, and Freiburg, Germany, he moved to the ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. After completing his PhD in 1998, he joined the Russia Division of the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Returning to Switzerland in 1999 he worked in the Country Risk Department of one of Switzerland’s large banks, where he was responsible for Russia and Eastern Europe. Jan Amrit Poser joined Bank Sarasin in 2001 as a foreign exchange strategist. He became Chief Economist in 2004. From 2008 until 2013 Jan Poser was responsible for the Research department. In 2013 he became Head of Asset Management and Sustainability of Bank J. Safra Sarasin. Jan Poser is a renowned commentator of economic and financial market developments in the media.


Winfried Ruigrok (NL) is a Professor of International Management and the Dean of theExecutive School of Management, Technology & Law (ES-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland). The Executive School is the University of St.Gallenís platform for all post-experience and executive education activities, incl. MBA, Executive MBA, open enrolment, and in-house custom programmes. In December 2014 the University of St.Gallen was ranked the no. 6 European Business School by the Financial Times. Winfriedís research is in the areas of international strategy, corporate governance, top management teams and boards, diversity management, and case study research. His papers have been published in leading scholarly and popular outlets. He has served as a consultant or executive education provider with numerous domestic and multinational companies and organisations. Winfried studied and obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). He previously held positions within and outside academia in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK.


Christopher Greenwald is Head of the Sustainability Investing Research team, which is responsible for the integration of sustainability at RobecoSAM and at Robeco. Previously, he headed the Sustainability Application and Operations team, overseeing RobecoSAMís data collection process for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Prior to joining RobecoSAM, Christopher was Head of ESG Content Strategy for ASSET4 / Thomson Reuters where he managed the research department and was responsible for the integration of ESG at Thomson Reuters. Christopher 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


Matthias Weber joined ifund services AG (Zurich) in 2006 as a partner and a member of the executive committee responsible for manager selection and asset management.
He has been a financial analyst since 1995 and fund analyst since 1998. At Bank Leu he was a macro analyst and a portfolio manager for bond strategies, then headed the consulting for UHNWI and pension funds. He was responsible for the development of the Leu Prima Cat Bond Fund, as well as for the alternative investments team. From 2003 until 2006, Matthias Weber was deputy CIO and managing director responsible for investment research & consulting.
Matthias Weber completed his business degree in Operations Research at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He holds a degree as financial analyst and asset manager (AZEK / CEFA) and graduated from the University of Geneva and from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, with an MBA/EMBA in International Wealth Management.