The Coalition Organisers:
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean focuses on promoting investment priorities for climate and green bonds, how governments can take advantage of the green bonds market and the development of international collaborations. He chairs the Climate Bond Standards Board (members represent $34 trillion of assets under management). Sean is also a member of the German International Aid Ministry’s TRANSfer Expert Group on “Using Climate Financing to Leverage Sustainable Transport”; of the Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance; the Finance Advisory Board of the European Wind Energy Association, Mercer’s Sustainability Opportunities Fund Advisory Panel and the Advisory Council for the Corporate Knights Capital Advisory Council. An accomplished international speaker, Sean has, over the past year, spoken climate bonds and green bonds at conferences and meetings on six continents. His background is in stakeholder communications, social change strategy and issues marketing.
Nick Robins, Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry
Nick Robins is co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. He has over 20 years’ experience in the policy, research and financial dimensions of sustainable development. Before joining UNEP, he was Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC in London from 2007 to 2014, where he produced investment research on issues such as clean tech growth, climate vulnerability, green stimulus and stranded assets. Prior to HSBC, Nick was first head of SRI research and then head of SRI funds at Henderson Global Investors.
Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research, PRI
Nathan joined the PRI in July 2015. He is responsible for work on more sustainable financial markets and the PRI Academy. Nathan previously led the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) as CEO for six years, and spent two and a half years as Head of ESG Research at Regnan. He has also worked as a senior consultant for Arthur Andersen, as a market analyst at German-based telecommunications company Krone and as a corporate governance policy advisor to Senator Penny Wong of Australia.
Eugene Zhuchenko, Executive Director, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association
Eugene Zhuchenko has more than 15 years of infrastructure experience. Prior to his appointment to LTIIA, he managed an infrastructure portfolio at APG Asset Management, led M&A projects at Dubai Ports World and APM Terminals and provided transport and energy advisory services at Tebodin Consultants & Engineers and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Eugene has been a board member in several private equity infrastructure companies in Europe and North America. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Shaun Tarbuck, CEO, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF)
Shaun joined ICMIF in 1995 as Vice-President, Membership and Finance and was appointed Chief Executive in 2005. He has overseen the growth of the organisation from 70 members in 1995 to 230 members in 70 countries today. Shaun has established working relationships with key global policymakers in areas as diverse as climate change; disaster risk resilience; poverty alleviation; economic growth; and regulation/legislation. This includes regular contact with the G20 and B20 (where he is a member of the B20 Financial Regulation taskforce); the United Nations, including speaking at the UN General Assembly; the UNISDR where he spoke at the WCDRR Conference on integrating risk into the financial system; the UNDP; the IMF; the World Bank; the OECD; and the more insurance specific arenas of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
Kajetan Czyz, Project Manager, GIIC
Kajetan heads the Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP) and Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition (GIIC) work-streams at the Climate Bonds Initiative. He has a background in financial risk modelling, index design, corporate and policy engagement and is an expert in the energy sector transition. He brings a decade of financial sector experience, ranging from work with stock exchanges (WSE), index providers (FTSE, S&P), banks (RBS, Triodos) and asset management firms (BMO Global Asset Management). Prior to joining CBI, he headed BMO’s work on climate change, including stakeholder engagement, low-carbon fund design and portfolio risk analysis.