Confirmed Speakers 6.11.17
Annette Andersson Portfolio Manager & ESG Investment Specialist, Investment Management SEB
Anette Andersson is an ESG Investment Specialist at SEB Investment Management. She has more than 25 years of experience from the financial markets. Since 2006 she has been working with sustainable investments and stakeholder dialogs. Between 2006 and 2015 she managed ethical/sustainable equity funds at SEB and also managed the church of Sweden’s equity-portfolio. From 2015 she has focused on integration of sustainability in investment processes and she regularly lectures as Swedish Universities and Business Schools
Marie-Bénédicte Beaudoin Manager Client Relations OEKOM research AG
Marie-Bénédicte Beaudoin is Manager Clients Relations at oekom research and is based in the Paris office. Her main task and focus fields are the development of new and support of existing clients primarily in France, Belgium and French speaking Switzerland and as well as in Europe.
Marie-Bénédicte Beaudoin has been with oekom research since March 2016 and has 7 years experience in the sustainability field in various sectors. Prior to oekom research she worked for an international organisation in Brussels (IUCN), a trade association focusing on sustainable supply chain in Paris (The Consumer Goods Forum) and in the global sustainability department of a business travel company (CWT).
Marie-Bénédicte Beaudoin holds a Master Degree in Business Administration as well as M.SC Sustainable Development Management.
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Sam Block ESG Research MSCI
Sam Block leads MSCI's ESG Ratings of the global Materials Sector and is a senior contributor to its methodology development. He has also authored several investment advisory reports on ESG topics such as social license to operate, health and safety, labor and technology in South African mines, and most recently on income inequality.
Prior to joining MSCI in 2009, Sam worked as an engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and earned a MS in Environmental Management and Planning from the Whiting Engineering School at Johns Hopkins University.
Jo Confino Executive Editor, Impact & Innovation The Huffington Post
Jo Confino is executive editor, Impact & Innovation and Editorial Director of What’s Working, at the HuffPost.
He develops long-term editorial projects that are based on social, environmental and economic justice and is a member of the senior leadership team.
Previously he was an executive editor of the Guardian and chairman and editorial director of the Guardian Sustainable Business website. During his 23 years at the Guardian, he set up and managed a unique multi-stakeholder development project in the Ugandan village of Katine, and helped create the Guardian global development website.
Jo also created and managed the sustainability vision and strategy for the Guardian and its parent company Guardian Media Group.
As a journalist for the past 35 years, he has worked on regional and national newspapers and websites, with an emphasis on business and finance, including three years as Wall Street correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
He has completed an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath and is also a qualified executive coach and a trained facilitator. Jo chairs and facilitates major conferences around the world as well as more intimate workshops and events.
Jo is an associate of Leaders’ Quest, a social enterprise that works with leaders to create a more equitable and sustainable world, and a facilitator at the Singularity University.
He is an advisory board member of Parallax Press, a nonprofit publisher, founded and inspired by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, that publishes books on mindfulness in daily life and is a trustee of two charities; Theatre for a Change, whose purpose is the empowerment of women and girls, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health, and Chance for Change, which supports young people in the UK. Malawi and Nepal, whose lives and potential are challenged by being homeless, unemployed or in conflict with the law
Anat Gabriel CEO Unilever Israel
Israeli and US citizen, born in London, UK. General manager and Chairman of Unilever Israel as of March 2013. Anat joined Unilever in 2003. Previous senior roles include: Foodsolutions Managing Director, Marketing Director of Global Food and HPC Categories and Customer Development Director. Prior to her work in Unilever, Anat worked in various senior roles in the pharmaceutical industry.
Anat graduated from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) with a Bachelor of Science of Biology degree and holds a MBA in Finance and Marketing from Tel Aviv University .
Ulrika Hasselgren Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and ESG Integration (Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS
Ulrika Hasselgren, ISS
Managing Director and Global Head of RI Strategy at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
Prior to joining ISS, Hasselgren was CEO and co-founder of Stockholm-based Ethix SRI Advisors, which was acquired by ISS in September 2015.
Hasselgren has advised institutional investors and asset managers in sustainable and responsible investment since 1999. In 2000, she collaborated with Sweden’s national pension fund AP7 in creating its policy for responsible investment, including the development of an innovative screening methodology. With a background in communications and management consulting industry, Hasselgren spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company and three years with Solving International. She has been a guest lecturer on responsible investment at Stockholm University School of Business since 2002 and a frequent speaker at institutional investor conferences and seminars, globally. Hasselgren is chair of the Luxflag ESG label eligibility committee in Luxembourg.
Heather Lang Director, Advisory Services Sustainalytics
As the European team lead for client servicing at Sustainalytics, Heather provides strategic support to clients in integrating ESG research into their investment processes. Prior to relocating to Amsterdam in 2015, Heather worked at Sustainalytics’ Toronto office since 2004, holding director positions on both the research and institutional relations teams. She sat on the executive committee of the board of directors for Canada’s Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and the steering committee of the Social Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) for many years. Heather represents Sustainalytics at global conferences and speaks regularly on a variety of responsible investment topics.
Heather has an undergraduate degree from McGill University, a master’s degree from Carleton University and a bachelor of education from the University of Toronto.
DR. Renana Peres Marketing Department School of Business Administration The Hebrew University
Dr. Renana Peres is an associate professor of marketing at the Jerusalem School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She earned her BSc. And MSc in Physics, and is currently dealing with applying mathematical models in social sciences. Her research deals with the growth of brands in a competitive environment, especially from the perspective of social network interactions.
Dr. Peres served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, and is currently a visiting scholar at NYU. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and International Journal of Research in Marketing.
Dr. Peres is the Founding CEO of Persay Ltd, an Israeli high-tech firm focusing on development and implementation of algorithms for voice –based recognition.
Adi Regev CD Director Unilever
CD Director as of May 2015 Adi started his career in Strauss, where he took various management
roles in Sales and Marketing departments. In 2002 Adi joined Unilever Brand Development Center in
Rome as European Out Of Home Channels Director. In 2006 Adi left Unilever to take up Senior
Management roles in Fishman Group. His latest assignment in Fishman Group was the General
Manager role in Toys R Us, the biggest toys retail company in Israel. Adi is a bachelor graduated from
the Open University in Social Science and holds an MBA from Ben-Gurion University.
Prof. Eyal Shimoni CTO Strauss Group
Prof. Eyal Shimoni is one of Israel’s top food engineering & technology experts, with vast academic and industrial experience.
He serves as the CTO of Strauss Group as of 2010.
He is in charge of the Technological strategy for the group, as well identifying, evaluating, and developing innovative technologies with Alpha-Strauss, the Food Tech Community. Currently he is also a board member of the newly established FoodTech incubator in Israel, by Strauss.
He is a world renowned researcher in food science and technology, with global network in these fields.
Eyal is a proud Technion graduate (BSc, MSc, DSc), with a post doc in the university of Minnesota. He was a research professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering of the Technion 2000-2013, performing many studies and projects with industrial partners, as well as basic research, mostly in food biophysics and food nano-science. Over the years he consulted to numerous companies, and led various tech transfer projects.