Live: Thursday 7 April, 14:00 (London)

Luxembourg for Finance and OMFIF are launching the ‘Forging the path to international standards in sustainable finance’ report. The report examines the alignment of international markets and sustainability standards, which provide some of the greatest challenges, risks and opportunities for the financial sector. In this on-the-record virtual launch, panellists discuss convergence versus divergence in international standards, regulation and investments. Topics include the role of public and private actors, taxonomies, disclosure and reporting frameworks, and developments in sustainable assets, capital and financial products.

14:00-15:30 (London)
09:00-10:30 (New York)

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Sonia Boulad, Member of Secretariat, Financial Stability Board

Sonia Boulad is member of the Financial Stability Board Secretariat. Prior to joining the FSB, Boulad worked at the Bank of England and for Moody’s as a credit analyst on debt capital instruments issued by financial institutions and corporates. She has also worked for a London-based consultancy advising central banks and finance ministries on their crisis management arrangements.

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 Alexander Fiedler, Sustainability Reporting, Analytics and Performance Management, BASF

Alex Fiedler is EU taxonomy project lead at BASF. Previously, Fiedler held various roles in corporate finance.

Emma McGarthy, Head, Sustainability Policy Institute, OMFIF

Emma McGarthy is head of the Sustainable Policy Institute. She is responsible for researching trends, developing relationships and programming meetings for the Sustainable Policy Institute. Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked for several years as a conference producer, developing and running international conferences in the tech, legal and finance sectors, leading on content, research and building key industry relationships. Before this, she was a team leader for a local community development project based in Kenya. McGarthy has a MSc in International Development from the University of Amsterdam, and a BSc in History and American Studies from Sussex University.

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Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency (Japan)

Satoshi Ikeda is chief sustainable finance officer at Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA). In this capacity, Ikeda represents JFSA for the Network for Greening the Financial System. He also serves as co-chair of the work stream on environmental, social and governance data and ratings of the International Organization of Securities’ sustainability taskforce, co-chair of the work stream on climate disclosures of the Financial Stability Board and vice-chair of the Impact Investing Roundtable co-organised by the Global Steering Group’s National Advisory Board of Japan and JFSA.

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Sujit Kapadia, Head of the Market Based Finance Division, DG Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability, European Central Bank

Sujit Kapadia is head of the market-based finance division, directorate general macroprudential policy and financial stability, European Central Bank. Prior to joining the ECB in 2017, Kapadia spent 12 years at the Bank of England. As head of research from 2014 onwards, he developed and delivered the BoE’s One Bank Research Agenda and was the founding editor of the BoE’s staff blog, Bank Underground. In previous roles, he led on developing the macroprudential policy framework for the BoE’s Financial Policy Committee and was briefly seconded to the Reserve Bank of India.

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Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance

Nicolas Mackel is chief executive officer of Luxembourg for Finance. Mackel is a career diplomat and worked as a legal clerk at the European Court of Justice before joining Luxembourg’s ministry of foreign affairs in 1999. He was also posted at Luxembourg’s permanent representation to the EU in 2002 and was deputy chief of mission at Luxembourg’s embassy in Washington DC in 2007. He was made consul general for Luxembourg’s representation in Shanghai in 2011, where he also served as executive director of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office.

Taylor Pearce, Economist Economic and Monetary Policy Institute, OMFIF

Taylor Pearce is economist in OMFIF’s Economic and Monetary Policy Institute. She contributes to a range of research, reports and commentaries on monetary and macroeconomic themes. Pearce joined OMFIF with a background primarily in the public sector. She participated in the International Parliamentary Scholarship programme at the German parliament, during which she interned for the chairman of the EU affairs committee. She also interned at the US Mission to the UN in New York, working on social issues and economic affairs. Taylor holds a BA in international relations from Brown University and an MSc in international political economy from the London School of Economics, where she specialised in Eastern European economic development. She is fluent in German.

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.


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