Riding the energy transition – separating the truly sustainable projects and investments from greenwashing and waste
There are trillions of dollars chasing ESG investments and virtually every company is portraying itself as sustainable. However, when applying unbiased natural sciences, it becomes clear that, despite good intentions, some approaches are merely a wasteful draw on our planet’s precious limited resources, whereas others are more sustainable than they might initially appear.
The questions we will address in this panel discussion:
- How useful is the ESG framework to pick truly sustainable investment projects?
- What is a measurable way to help to cut through this?
- What are examples where this approach leads to radically different insights?
How would you embed this type of thinking in a practical way to day-to-day investment decision-making within companies to make themselves more sustainable over time?
Join us for this 1-hour panel talk full of insights from three seasoned leaders from the financial investment industry and large corporations to learn how to cut through the hype.
Gaby Glasener Cipollone (MBA 93D)
Gaby Glasener-Cipollone is a business transformation consultant and independent board advisor. Gaby is working with the INSEAD Community Impact Challenge to support the United Nations’ Climate Change’s ‘Race To Zero’ (RTZ) campaign, through which she has advised numerous organizations on becoming carbon neutral.
Gaby has worked for more than 20 years in business and digital transformation, having led multiple initiatives at Fortune 500 financial services companies, Big 4 consulting and PE firms. Gaby is also an entrepreneur, having owned and led digital start-ups from inception to exit.
Gaby is passionate about supporting businesses and expanding their horizons to tackle digital growth and promote sustainability/climate issues and societal impact. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Ph.D. with summa cum laude in Neurobiology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
Chris McNally is a Senior Managing Director for Evercore ISI and leads coverage of Global Automotive & Mobility equity research out of their London office.
Prior to joining Evercore in 2015, Chris gained more than two decades of global buy-side experience covering Industrials/Autos for buy-side firms such as SAC Capital, RWC Partners, Occitan Capital & Karsch Capital. Chris’s early-stage AutoTech research has played a pivotal role in the expansion of Evercore ISI’s global automotive research coverage into the new worlds of Electrification (Charging, Hydrogen), ADAS/Autonomous & Shared Mobility (Uber/Lyft co-coverage).
He earned a B.S in Business from Cornell University, an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and most recently joined the Advisory Board of the BioPhysical ECOnomics Institute in early 2022.
Patrick Kent is the lead portfolio manager for the US Opportunistic Equity strategies and head of the Small-Mid Cap Equity Research team at Newton Investment Management group.
Prior to Newton, Patrick was a portfolio manager at Wellington where he developed and co-managed the firm’s global impact investing strategy, which paired top-down thematic research with bottom-up stock selection and focused on positive social and environmental impact.
Jan-Pieter Oosterom (executive program M&A ‘09):
Jan-Pieter Oosterom (JP) is president of the Biophysical Economics Institute, a non-profit that seeks to enhance economic decision-making using natural science (www.bpeinstitute.org). He is also a board advisor for energy companies going through corporate transformations. He has 18 years of experience at Royal Dutch Shell plc in executive roles across its businesses in Europe, Asia and North America.
JP is passionate about finding ways to accelerate sustainable transformation at large corporations and about enhancing investment decision-making to better navigate the energy transition.
JP has extensive experience in corporate transformations and corporate investment decision-making through roles as finance director on executive leadership teams, transformation leader, head of planning and reporting, and senior manager of Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also a Fellow with CPA.