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Implications of climate transition / CO2 reduction on the capital markets

Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022, 12:00 - 12:40 UHR

Seminarraum 2 (mit Videoaufnahme und -Konferenz)

English

Referent(en): John Bates, Fong Yee Chan, Thomas Leys, Fabio Pellizzari


How can investors benefit from climate transition / CO2 reduction? What types of instruments are there and how do they differentiate? What are the challenges? How measurable are the results?

John Bates

John Bates

Managing Director, Head of EM Corporate Research, Emerging Markets Fixed Income PineBridge Investmen

Mr. Bates is a Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets (EM) Corporate Research for the EM Fixed Income team and serves as Co-chair of the ESG Investment Committee. He is also an EM Corporates portfolio manager and is responsible for providing analysis and trade recommendations on corporates and financials in the Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East and Africa regions. Before joining PineBridge in 2012, Mr. Bates held a variety of credit-focused roles within emerging markets, notably as a senior analyst on the sell-side research teams at ABN AMRO, West LB, and Renaissance Capital. He received a Bachelor of Arts in German from University College London and a postgraduate diploma in finance from London South Bank University.

Fong Yee Chan

Fong Yee Chan

Head of ESG Strategy for Europe, Vanguard

Fong Yee is Head of ESG Strategy for Europe where she works across the business in support of Vanguard's ESG strategy, including product strategy, client support, ESG regulations, and communications. 
 
She joins from FTSE Russell where she was responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment index and data products in EMEA. Before joining FTSE Russell, Fong Yee was ESG director at eFront leading its private equity ESG solution and also worked at the PRI, heading up the organization’s private equity and asset owner programs. Finally, Fong Yee is on the Board of Directors at the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association. 

Thomas Leys

Thomas Leys

Investment Manager, Fixed Income Research, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Thomas is an Investment Manager on the European Credit Team and European Research Lead for the Climate Transition Bond Fund. He joined abrdn in 2013 on the graduate scheme. 
Since then, his roles have focused primarily on credit research, covering real estate and structured finance, among other sectors, in both public and private debt. 
Thomas graduated from the University of Manchester where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Finance Law. He is a CFA Charterholder.
 

Fabio Pellizzari

Fabio Pellizzari

Member of Senior Management, Head ESG Strategy & Business Development, Swisscanto Invest by ZKB

Fabio Pellizzari joined asset management unit at Zürcher Kantonalbank in June 2020. As a Head of ESG Strategy & Business Development he responsible for the sustainability strategy and its implementation across all asset classes under the brand «Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank». Before joining Zürcher Kantonalbank, he worked at RobecoSAM from 2008 to 2020, where he was most recently Head of Product Management, Quantitative Research and ESG Country Research. Prior to that, he worked in various functions at Julius Baer and Swiss Bank Corporation. Fabio Pellizzari holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich with a focus on technology and innovation management.

Sylviane Chassot

Sylviane Chassot

Editor, Finanz und Wirtschaft

Sylviane Chassot has been reporting for “Finanz und Wirtschaft” since May 2019. She previously worked in the economic department of the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”. She holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Lausanne and a PhD in International Affairs and Political Economy from the University of St.Gallen. During her PhD, she analyzed investment decision making of venture capitalists, institutional and strategic energy investors as well as residential customers’ use of energy. At “Finanz und Wirtschaft” she focuses on energy companies and sustainable finance, with a particular focus on CO2 markets. 

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