Speakers Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid Markus Schmid is a Professor of Finance at the University of St.Gallen and Managing Director of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance. Prior positions held include Associate Professor of Finance and Corporate Governance at the University of Mannheim and Visiting Professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His research interests are mainly in the areas empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and household finance. His research has been published in the leading academic journals, such as the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. Markus is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets and Portfolio Management and Co-Organizer of the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Financial Market Research. He is a member of several advisory boards. Dr. Eugenio Carnemolla Dr. Eugenio Carnemolla joined Vontobel Asset Management as a Quantitative Analyst in March 2020. As a member of the Equity Factor Investing Research team, he focuses on the development and testing of systematic investment strategies with a particular emphasis on ESG investing. Prior to joining Vontobel, Eugenio Carnemolla worked as researcher under the supervision of Prof. Amit Goyal at the University of Lausanne from 2013 until 2019. His research has focused on stock return predictability and climate change risks in finance. Eugenio Carnemolla has presented his papers at several academic and practitioners’ conferences. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Catania, a M.Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University, and a PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute and the University of Lausanne. Sasha Cisar Sasha Cisar is the Sustainability Manager of the Bank J. Safra Sarasin and is responsible for the Bank’s sustainability reporting and sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, he is a Senior Sustainability Analyst Real Estate at the Bank and has a mandate in the investment committee of the J. Safra Sarasin Investment Foundation – investment group Sustainable Real Estate Switzerland. Prior to joining the Bank in 2018, Sasha was scientific assistant at ETH Zürich from 2013 to 2018 and is currently doctoral candidate in the field of sustainable construction. He actively participates in several working groups on sustainable real estate and is part of the Expert Advisory Group for the sector development for financial institutions of the Science Based Targets Initiative. Sasha is a sustainability expert with more than 13 years of industry and research experience. He holds a BSc and MSc in architecture. Sergio Dias Sergio Dias is the Head of Key Account Management and a Member of the Global Leadership Team at RepRisk. He joined RepRisk in 2020 and is responsible for managing the team of key account managers in order to deliver high-quality services to clients globally. He and his team establish long-term relationships with key clients and develop mutual growth opportunities. Prior to joining RepRisk, Sergio worked as a Strategy & Origination Manager at Swiss Re, where he led several global growth initiatives and implemented market strategies around the world. Previously, he worked as a Client Manager and Business Originator at Rothschild Private Banking and Credit Suisse, working mainly with high-profile clients. Sergio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, and a professional football coaching certification – the UEFA A license. Ruben Feldman Ruben joined ZKB in June 2020 as Deputy Head of Swisscanto Invest's ESG Strategy and Business Development, spearheading the asset manager's commitments to the Paris Climate targets. Prior positions held include Head of Quantitative Research & Licensing at RobecoSAM and Global Head of Index Concepts at the index provider Stoxx, among others. Ruben holds a Bachelor in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin and a Master in Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley. Nico Frey Nico Frey is the Head of SDG Methodology at Radicant AG, Zürich, a digital platform for sustainable investments. Nico Frey works with a small team and together with the involvement of Radicant’s SDG experts (called evangelists) to build a data-based methodology that measures companies' contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a transparent and understandable way. Before joining Radicant, Nico held various ESG und sustainability functions in different organizations and sectors. Nico holds Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of St.Gallen. Keimpe Keuning Keimpe Keuning is an executive director at LGT Capital Partners where he is responsible for ESG and sustainability in Private Markets including Private Equity. He is a member of the firm’s ESG Committee and chairs the Private Markets ESG sub-committee. In his work activities he combines his investment experience with a strong client focus where discussions and solutions often revolve around portfolio insights, transparency and impact. Prior to joining LGT Capital Partners in 2018, Mr. Keuning was a portfolio manager for sustainable private equity at RobecoSAM in Zurich, a boutique investment firm focusing on sustainable and responsible investing. His main focus was on direct investments in climate technology companies. Before that he was with Robeco in Rotterdam where he was involved with a range of corporate development projects. Earlier in his career, he worked for Fortis Bank investment banking as an associate director corporate finance in Amsterdam. Mr. Keuning holds a Master’s Degree in Tax Law from Leiden University and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He is a Dutch national and is fluent in Dutch, English and German. Oliver Marchand Oliver Marchandis Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Research and Models at MSCI Inc., a worldwide provider of support tools and services for investment needs. Before joining MSCI, Oliver Marchand was Head of IT at Fisch Asset Management and founded Carbon Delta, a financial technology B2B service evaluating the ecological footprint and possible environmental impacts of companies. Carbon Delta received multiple awards including Europe’s Best Climate Venture 2016 award and the European Fintech Award 2017 for Risk, Intelligence and Security. When Carbon Delta was acquired by MSCI Inc. in October 2019, Oliver Marchand was appointed to his current position at MSCI. Oliver Marchand holds a PhD in Computer Science and Meteorology from ETH Zürich. Christoph Müller Christoph Müller is CEO and Chairman of Inrate and a specialist in investment policy and tactical asset allocation. He formerly chaired the investment committee of Nest and was partner of a dynamic asset allocation consultant. He specializes in the design and implementation of sustainable portfolios. He thus has more than 15 years of experience in the field of sustainable investment. Before taking on this task, he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of an investment foundation. Christoph Müller was responsible for the analysis of the international economy the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). Prior to this time he was a senior economist at HSBC Guyerzeller Bank AG. Christoph Müller studied economics at the University of Zurich, where he worked as an assistant and lecturer.