IFR ESG Capital Markets Roundtable 2021: Participants

IFR ESG Capital Markets Roundtable 2021
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Dominika Rosolowska
Dominika Rosolowska is a sustainability funding officer at the European Investment Bank. The team develops Climate Awareness Bonds and Sustainability Awareness Bonds under the framework of the EU Taxonomy Regulation, together with the bank’s project experts. Rosolowska is responsible for issuance of CABs and SABs across all currencies. She has worked at the EIB since 2010 and was previously a funding officer for Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Frank Richter
Frank Richter is head of investor relations at NRW.Bank, responsible for broadening and maintaining the investor base, and he is passionate about sustainability themes. He established a green bond programme in 2012 followed by a social bond programme in 2020, which are aligned with the highest market standards. Green bonds follow the Green Bond Principles and the EU Green Bond Standard, while social bonds are issued in compliance with the Social Bond Principles. Prior to joining in 2003, Richter was a fund manager at WestAM and an economist at WestLB.
Ralf Berninger
Ralf Berninger is head of investor relations and sustainability at French government agency SFIL, which he joined in 2013. He started his career as a fixed income syndicate manager at WestLB and held positions as senior DCM originator at DZ Bank and Calyon (now Credit Agricole CIB) before joining Dexia Group in 2007 as head of origination. He is a CFA charter holder.
Christa Clapp
Cicero Shades of Green
Christa Clapp is a co-founder of Cicero Shades of Green, a global leader in green ratings for bonds and other financial products, and a subsidiary of climate research institute Cicero. She also leads the climate finance work at Cicero, focusing on climate risk for investors. Clapp has 20 years of experience in climate policy and economic analysis, holding previous positions at the OECD and the US Environmental Protection Agency, where she received a National Honor Award Gold Medal for exceptional service. She is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report for the chapter on finance and investment.
Alban de Faÿ
Alban de Faÿ is head of fixed income SRI processes at Amundi Asset Management, a position he has held since 2015. He manages Amundi’s SRI credit and green bond portfolio. He previously worked at IDEAM, which he joined in 2003 as an SRI fixed income portfolio manager, moving to Amundi in 2008 in the same role. Faÿ has represented Amundi on the executive committee of the Green Bond Principles and the Social Bond Principles since 2017.
Tessa Walsh
Tessa Walsh is the Green/ESG financing editor for IFR at Refinitiv and is responsible for covering the rapidly developing sector and producing a daily ESG briefing. She made the move to sustainable finance after many years covering international debt capital markets and was previously global loan editor for LPC at Thomson Reuters.
Keith Mullin
KM Capital Markets (moderator)
Keith Mullin is founder and director of KM Capital Markets, a media and thought leadership consultancy, and adviser for banking, global capital markets, ESG finance, regulation, and related topics. Before setting up KM Capital Markets in 2018, Mullin spent more than 30 years in specialist banking media and related fields, latterly in thought leadership in the capital markets insights group of Thomson Reuters, now Refinitiv. He was previously editor-in-chief of the company’s capital markets publishing group, which includes IFR.

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