The 2021 Cambridge Risk Summit will explore how companies are responding to the real and present threats of the climate crisis. How are they beginning to finance themselves differently as they seek to show that their activities are more environmentally sustainable? Big investors wield huge clout and are making ever more demands for investable companies to show ‘green’ credentials, commitment and credibility. Can financial innovation play a role?
Herman Bril is the incoming CEO of Arabesque Asset Management and the Former Director of the Office of Investment Management at the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.
With 25 years of experience in international financial institutions in multiple countries, Mr. Bril possesses broad level expertise encompassing asset management, pension funds, life insurance, investment banking, derivatives trading and treasury operations.
Harald Walkate is Head of Responsible Investment (ESG) at Natixis Investment Managers. His work in ESG has included working with portfolio managers and analysts to integrate ESG considerations into investments, active ownership, policy and organizational issues, and identifying positive impact investment opportunities within different asset classes, with a particular focus on blended finance.
These speakers will be joined by range of specialists and business managers, including senior executives, corporate advisors, financial and other experts to explore the rising climate dangers associated with today’s economic paradigms to ask if businesses keep up, if they can they be part of the solution, and if they might even lead the way.