Events / Financial Services Group: Sustainability-shaping a better future

Financial Services Group: Sustainability-shaping a better future

November 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Financial Services Group
Sustainability: How the finance industry can and is shaping a better future
Tuesday 19 November


This event is sponsored by ING


Whilst the radical groups Gilets Jaune and Extinction Rebellion may dominate the sustainability headlines, the finance industry has been helping build a more sustainable future. From climate bonds to sustainable investing, opportunities are arising as new policies and governance shape the future. And as financial institutions increasingly integrate sustainability into mainstream activities, the financial community can be a force for good. Hear from our panel of experts about recent trends and opportunities in sustainable finance, and how you can get involved or lead this transformation – as they did!


Joost Bergsma (MBA 95J) is the founding partner and CEO of Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest fund managers, focusing exclusively on investment in clean energy infrastructure. Joost will talk about all aspects of the value chain and about building his own business.


Sandra Carlisle has worked in the industry since 1986 and is Head of Responsible Investment Specialists at HSBC in London. Previously, Sandra was head of responsible investment at Newton Investment Management and before this spent several years at F&C Investments and Citi, where she set up and ran the sustainable and responsible investment team in global markets and the European equity sales team. Prior to Citi, she was at Deutsche Bank in Paris and London, and worked for JPMorgan Chase in London and New York. Sandra is a board member of the Principles for Responsible Investment and a visiting business fellow at the Oxford Smith School for the Environment.


Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilise debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and 50 organisations involved in its development and governance; advising the EU; and working with China’s central bank on how to grow green bonds in China. Sean is Consultant (Green Bonds) to the United Nations Secretary General, and a member of national and international advisory councils on sustainability opportunities and low carbon initiatives.


Nino Tronchetti Provera (MBA 95J) is the founder and Managing Partner of Ambienta, a leading European private equity firm focused on industrial growth, investing in companies driven by environmental trends. Ambienta manages €1.2bn, the world’s largest capital pool for this strategy. Previously, Nino was at McKinsey & Co, where he established the environmental business practice. In 1997, Nino founded Cam Tecnologie to develop clean technologies before moving to Telecom Italia. Nino is part of the Mid Market Council at Invest Europe, is Chairman of the Ambienta Foundation and a member of the San Patrignano Foundation board.


Moderator: Michael Dryden (MBA 95J), ING


8-10 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA
Nearest tube: Moorgate
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés