Learn from the world’s leading experts in sustainable finance

WeESG has built a worldwide network of leading practitioners and academics who are both accomplished communicators and renowned authorities in their fields. Thus participants in WeESG programmes – from graduates to CEOs – gain insights from experts who are at the forefront of the latest thinking, developments and best practices in this rapidly evolving sector.

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Some of the sustainable finance experts we regularly work with

Responsible Investment, Financial Education

An experienced specialist in responsible investment working with asset owners and managers. A member of S&P’s Global Sustainable Finance Scientific Council and UK’s Prosperity Fund Green Finance Committee. An academic adviser to the CFA’s ESG Investing Certification.   

Insurance, green finance, fintech, resilience financing

A sustainable finance and insurance expert who advised over 30 of the world’s largest insurers, reinsurers, and investors on the risks and opportunities they face from climate change. Over 15 years’ experience working with the corporate sector, public sector and not for profits.    

Sustainable banking, fintech and product innovation

Led the Banking Environment Initiative and is now a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Specializing in client coverage, risk management, and product innovation. Co-author of the CFA ESG Investing certification.

Regulatory Supervision and Climate Risk

A former deputy head of the Prudential Regulation Authority and executive director for supervisory risk and regulatory operations at the Bank of England. Also a leading figure in the European Commission’s high level expert group on sustainable finance.

Sustainable Investment Banking

Former leader of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at the University Cambridge, where he developed frameworks helping banks engage net zero. He steered the Banking Environment Initiative. A former head of UK debt capital markets at Credit Suisse.

Climate Stress Test and Prudential Regulation

A trading director for HSBC Global Markets who worked with teams globally to align the banks’ capital requirements with Basel 3. She has an executive MBA from HEC Paris specialising in the energy transition and an MSc in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique.

Trade Finance, Renewables and Fintech

A former senior economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit covering nine African countries and 25 commodity classes. He has written extensively on sustainable trade finance and the intersection between ESG and fintech.

Sustainable Bonds

A former banker with over 30 years in the industry. She drove the development of sustainable capital markets and led the growth in sustainable bonds at BNP Paribas. Regularly collaborates with the Green Finance Institute, Impact Investing Institute, and the Grantham Research Institute. 

Biodiversity and Net Zero Methodologies

A climate and biodiversity expert who worked at Kepler Cheuvreux and Trucost. Supports financial institutions with ESG analysis, integration, and investment strategies. A scientific advisor for the Euronext Low Carbon 100 index and an expert fellow at the Institut Louis Bachelier.  

Decarbonisation and Transition Pathways

A sustainability strategist specialising in carbon accounting, decarbonisation and the TCFD. Over 25 years working with emerging markets in financial services, chemicals, natural resources and healthcare. Current focus on assessing the risks & opportunities climate change present business. 

Sustainable Investment

A professional with experience in financial planning, private equity, corporate treasury and management reporting, applies a multidimensional lens to the area of Sustainable Finance. Founder of a green fintech start-up working with impact funds on carbon footprint measurement.   

Sustainable Infrastructure and Renewable

A risk expert across financial markets. Led Aviva Investors UK infrastructure debt investment platform to a top three position. Board member of the Investment Researchers in Infrastructure Society and Advisory Board member of EDHEC’s Infrastructure & Private Assets Programme.  

Sustainable Insurance

A former Senior Actuary at Allianz and CVP & Actuary at New York Life Insurance. Over 15 years experience in the insurance industry and the international development sector. A Board member of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) focusing on international growth and societal purpose.  

Climate, Nature, and Transition Finance

A finance professional with experience across Oceania, UK, and South Africa. Passionate about capital playing a critical role in enabling the transition to more resilient communities and economies.  Led the WEF and OECD’s  Sustainable Development Investment Partnership in ASEAN.  

Central Banks and Sustainable Finance Regulation

A corporate governance professional with 20 years’ experience in risk management, control, compliance and valuation, in public and private sectors. Currently at Banco Central do Brasil. Co-founder and member of BRASFI, the Brazilian Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment.

Pension Funds, Australasia, Governance

Over 16 years in leading sustainable finance programmes across APAC and Europe. A deep understanding of pension funds and Australasian markets. Advises investors and companies on ESG risk & impact, stewardship strategies, ESG due diligence and responsible investment governance. 

Fintech, Policy and Regulation

A former Fintech specialist to the UK Government, supporting the FinTech strategy for international trade and investment. An authority in policy, public affairs, and regulatory assistance, supporting UK FinTechs expanding across Europe, North America, and MENA.    

Sustainable Investment and Culture

Aligns corporate culture with sustainable value creation, working with investment managers to create a fairer and equal society. A member of the BSI’s Strategic Advisory Group for Sustainable Finance and an author of a British standard on Responsible Investment Management.  

Climate and International Law

A qualified lawyer in New York and Brazil with two decades of experience advising corporations, NGOs, and governmental entities on sustainability and regulation. A Law Professor on ESG and Climate Law. An Officer of the Brazilian Bar and Board Member of State and City climate and environmental councils.

Climate Finance and Sustainability Reporting

A former technical advisor to the UNEP Finance Initiative and current senior advisor to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Formally the Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, focusing on the TCFD.

Sustainability Leadership

A pioneer in leadership development, acting as the African Director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for over a decade. An experienced facilitator of innovative processes and strategic dialogues, a mentor, working for multinational and governments.   

Sustainable Finance

A strategist and systems thinker with twenty five years of senior management experience in sustainable finance. Currently Executive Director of the Climate Safe Lending Network, a multi-stakeholder collaboration accelerating the climate alignment of the banking sector.  

ESG Frameworks and Responsible Investment

The founder of The Stewardship Centre, chair of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia and a director of US-based think tank The Shareholder Commons. She has advised leading global financial institutions on responsible investment.

Net Zero Transition and Decarbonisation

A Senior Advisor Industry for a CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses. Led climate change initiatives at a major oil company, inspiring climate investments of $15 billion. Before this, was the founding chair of a billion-dollar energy transition venture fund.

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