San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Finding it hard to keep up with the energy debate? Not sure what the risks and opportunities are of climate change and low carbon policies? Confused about COP 21?
Join us for a WISE London meeting on climate change and investment, together with Helene Winch and Meryam Omi who will help clarify, enlighten and challenge us.
We will gather around 18.30 to ensure everyone gets a nice drink before we kick off with the discussion at 18.45, wrapping up around 20.15.
We will email you details about the venue closer to the date.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Saskia, Jessica and Karin
Helene Winch is driving Low Carbon’s responsible investment strategy. Prior to Low Carbon, Helene was the Director of Policy and Research for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) where she was responsible for identifying and surmounting the barriers preventing financial markets from functioning more sustainably. Helene has 20 years’ investment experience including Head of Policy at BT Pension Scheme Management, where she developed the fund’s sustainable investment strategy, and managing commodity investments at ANZ Investment bank and Rabobank.
Meryam has overall responsibility for engaging on sustainability topics at LGIM. She is leading the project to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in the fundamental research of mainstream funds. She is also responsible for developing corporate governance policies in the Asia Pacific regions and for carrying out sector/theme specific engagements on sustainability topics, such as climate change, water and tax. Meryam joined LGIM in 2004 to manage teams of new business proposal writers and to carry out marketing and sales projects across a wide range of LGIM’s products and capabilities. After completing an MSc in environmental decision making in 2010, she joined the Corporate Governance team to lead the ESG engagement effort as LGIM signed up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and the UK Stewardship Code.
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WISE London, founded in 2015, is part of the global Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy (WISE) network - a community of women contributing to the ESG investment industry with the purpose of connecting, deepening relationships, learning and sharing expertise. The group's collective aspiration is to lead ESG investing into the mainstream and to do it with fun and camaraderie. WISE members commit to take the call -- ready and willing to support one another.
WISE was founded in February 2012 by Lori Choi (Veris Wealth Partners), Lily Scott (Morgan Stanley) and Eva Zlotnicka (Morgan Stanley) and is based in New York City, with local chapters in Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Toronto and London. As its core group activity, each chapter depends on members to host and organize monthly gatherings in homes, offices and sometimes public spaces; additional meetings are planned on an ad-hoc basis around specific interests and themes or to feature external speakers, such as mentors and industry leaders. WISE currently includes over 350 contributing members representing ESG catalysts across the investment ecosystem. This includes public and private asset managers, wealth managers, investment consultants, investors, analysts, data providers, NGOs, and more.