ESG and sustainable finance: the growth of green bonds, social bonds and sustainability-linked loans - Deutsche Bank Trust & Agency Services
Moderator: Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor
Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, Principles for Responsible Investment
Rhys Petheram, Fund Manager, Head of Environmental Solutions, Jupiter Asset Management
Trisha Taneja, Head of ESG Advisory, Origination & Advisory, Debt Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank
Future-proof your corporate reporting: How to simplify multi channel publishing for all your multiple stakeholders - Workiva
Hamish Prince, Solutions Manager, Workiva
Ian Whitworth, Director of Product Management, Workiva
Jacqueline Whitworth, ESEF Product Marketing Manager, Workiva
The ESG language of global capital markets - Rivel
Claire Lavery, Executive Director, Europe & Asia, Rivel
David Bobker, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Governance and Sustainability, Rivel
Edward Packshaw, Director, Governance and Sustainability, Rivel
Leah Rozin, Associate Director, Governance & Sustainability, Rivel
Creating a Proactive ESG Communications Strategy - Black Sun
Anne Kirkeby, Investor and ESG Communications Director, Black Sun
Dan Cowley, Head of Digital Strategy, Black Sun
Leighton Barnish, Sustainability Communications Director, Black Sun
Re-imagining the CMD - BRR Media
Adam Kay, Experienced investor relations director
Hugo Fisher, Group Investor Relations Director, DS Smith
Julian Smith, Managing Director, BRR Media
Sarah Lawrence, Creative Director, BRR Media
Plenary session 1 - IR and the purpose-driven business
Moderator: Gary Leibowitz, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Unilever
Naina Dhingra, Partner, McKinsey
Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, Office for Statistics Regulation, UK Statistics Authority
Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser and board member of Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)
Plenary session 2 - Adjusting IR strategy to build corporate resilience
Moderator: Douglas Radcliffe, Group Investor Relations Director, Lloyds Banking Group
Holly Gillis, Head of Investor Relations, Go-Ahead
Jack Gorman, Head of Investor Relations, Greencore
Isabel Green, Head of Investor Relations, Rolls-Royce
Thomas Kudsk Larsen, Head of Investor Relations, AstraZeneca
Plenary Session 3 – Aligning purpose and the investor community response
Moderator: Paul Baker, Chairman of Corporate Broking, Morgan Stanley
Ben Yeoh, Senior Portfolio Manager, RBC Investment Management
Freddie Woolfe, Global Sustainable Equities, Jupiter Asset Management
Jessica Strine, Managing Partner and CEO, SGP
Plenary Session 4 – Climate risk – understanding the disclosure challenges
Moderator: Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, Accounting for Sustainability, A4S
Angela Broad, Senior Investor Relations Director, National Grid
Kate Cawley, Founder, Veris
Shivani Kak, Head of IR, Moody’s
David Walker, Interim Chief Financial Officer, British Land & Chair of the IR Society
Bernard Looney was appointed chief executive officer in February 2020. He previously ran bp’s Upstream business from April 2016 and has been a member of the company’s executive management team since November 2010. As chief executive, Upstream, Bernard was responsible for bp’s oil and gas exploration, development and production activities worldwide. The Upstream segment included some 17,000 people operating across almost 30 countries producing around 2.6 million barrels equivalent of oil and gas a day. In this role, Bernard oversaw improvements in both process and personal safety performances and production grew by 20%. There were also significant improvements in both gender and global diversity. Bernard initiated a group-wide dialogue on mental health in hope of ‘ending the stigma’ associated with the issue – a subject he remains passionate about today. He led access into new countries, high-graded the portfolio and created innovative new business models. Bernard also encouraged bp to lead on methane detection methods as well as driving sustainable emissions reductions of almost 3 million tonnes CO2 equivalent over two years. In earlier Upstream executive roles, he was responsible for all bp-operated oil and gas production worldwide and for all bp’s drilling and major project activity. He led the creation of central drilling and projects functions following the Deepwater Horizon accident. Bernard joined bp in 1991 as a drilling engineer and worked in operational roles in the North Sea, Vietnam and the Gulf of Mexico, including as drilling engineer on the discovery of the giant Thunder.
Anthony is Chairman of Preqin Holding Ltd since 2011 and Deputy Chairman of R G Carter Holdings since 2018. He was Chairman of RELX plc (2009 – 2021), the Court of the Bank of England 2014-18, Norwich Research Partners LLP 2013-2016, Whitbread Plc 2005-2014, Mölnlycke Health Care Ltd 2006-2007 and Bunzl PLC 1996-2009. A graduate in economics from Cambridge University with an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, he joined Boston Consulting Group in 1970 and became a Director in 1977. Having worked in Boston, Tokyo, Munich and London he became Managing Partner of BCG Ltd in London and a member of the Executive Committee of BCG Inc from 1981-1986. He joined Tootal Group plc in 1986 becoming Chief Executive in 1991. He was Chief Executive of Bunzl plc 1991-1996 subsequently becoming Chairman. Past non-executive directorships include Geest plc, NatWest Bank plc, Powergen plc, Marks and Spencer plc, SVG Capital plc and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust. In 2006 he was the winner of the Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Business Excellence at the National Business Awards. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and holds an honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of East Anglia.
Douglas currently heads up the Investor Relations team at Lloyds Banking Group having been a senior member of the team at Lloyds Bank and subsequently Lloyds Banking Group for the last seven years. During this time he has been involved in all the normal Investor Relations activities including the development of the investment proposition, briefing of institutional investors and the development and production of corporate results and announcements. In addition he has been integrally involved in all the corporate actions and transactions undertaken by the Group during this period including the acquisition of HBOS, the capital raisings and the various business disposals. Prior to joining the Investor Relations team Douglas held management positions within Group Strategy, Group Risk and Private Banking having initially joined Lloyds Bank on the graduate development programme.
Ed Humpherson was appointed as Director General for Regulation in October 2013 and took up post in January 2014. He is head of the Office for Statistics Regulation which provides independent regulation of all official statistics in the UK. The aim of OSR is to enhance public confidence in the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics produced by government. Prior to joining the Authority, Ed was a Board Member and Executive Leader for Economic Affairs at the National Audit Office, a post he held since July 2009. This role included responsibility for the overall strategic direction of NAO’s work on economic affairs. Ed Humpherson was educated at the University of Edinburgh. Ed is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Jack joined Greencore in May 2017. He established investor relations as a separate function at Greencore for the first time, working closely with the Group Executive team and the business to develop and communicate the equity story for the investment community
As well as developing and engaging IR strategies and communication for a multitude of capital market events, Jack has helped to develop and promote the Group’s ESG communication and engagement strategy launched in 2020, and he sits on the Group's Sustainability Steering Committee.
Prior to joining Greencore, Jack spent over 20 years as a sell-side equity analyst at Davy in Dublin, specialising in European food ingredients research. Jack holds a B.Comm from University College Dublin.
An experienced Investor Relations professional, Isabel Green has worked across multiple sectors and geographies over the last 20 years. Currently Head of Investor Relations at FTSE 100 listed Rolls-Royce PLC and with prior IR experience in Oil & Gas, Banking and Travel & Leisure, Isabel has a broad understanding of the numerous challenges that corporates and investors are grapping with in today’s market. Isabel also spent several years as a sellside analyst at UBS, covering mid-cap consumer companies where she developed a core competence building investment cases for a wide range of businesses and critiquing company narratives for the investor audience.