26.09.2018, (IBB Conference Centre)

Introductory Remarks by Co-Organizers: Global Sustain, FNG, IBF

1st Impulse Speech by Michael Spanos & Yannis Salavopoulos, Global Sustain Group

1st Panel: ESG/SRI Market Trends & Investment Strategies with Q&A

      1. Ciaran McCale, Arabesque Asset Management
      2. Niels Meinefeld, RMA Asset Management
      3. Marius Cara, European Investment Bank
      4. Christian Pech, IBB

2nd Impulse Speech by Angela McClellan

Short Coffee Break

2nd Panel: Sustainable Finance Initiatives with Q&A

      1. Yvonne Zwick, German Council for Sustainable Development
      2. Gesa Vögele, Corporate Responsibility Interface Center
      3. Joanna Radeke, ESMT

3rd Panel: Connecting ESG/SRI with sustainable brands

      1. Antony Andrews, BP (Group Policy, ESG Relationship Lead)
      2. Sören Stöber, Trucost (S&P Global)
      3. Martina McPherson (ESG Lead), IHS Towers

Networking Reception with Buffet



Marius Cara, Deputy Head of Investor Relations, European Investment Bank

Marius Cara is the Deputy Head of Investor Relations and Marketing Division at EIB. His main responsibilities include marketing of the EIB Climate Awareness Bonds (CAB), on-going liaison with investors, rating agencies and credit analysts and general market communication on EIB developments. In the field of green bonds, Marius is actively following the work of the Green Bond Principles and other relevant research, providing input to the EIB communication on the subject and explaining the EIB green bond strategy at conferences and events. Marius joined the EIB in 2006 as Advisor to the Audit Committee and moved to Capital markets in 2011.

Antony Andrews, Group Policy (ESG Relations), BP Global

Antony AndrewsAntony is Environmental and social policy adviser for BP. In this role, he provides guidance to the group on E&S issues and leads the engagement programme with BP’s socially responsible investors.Antony has spent the majority of his 11 years at BP in the Upstream, working as an environmental adviser for a number of businesses. He has a BSc in Biochemistry and MSc in Environmental Engineering.

Sören Stöber, Director Business Development, Trucost (S&P Global Group)

Soeren Stoeber_Trucost, S&P Dow Jones IndicesSören is Director of Business Development ESG & Sustainability for Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.

Ciaran McCale, Head of Media & Communication, Arabesque Asset Management

Ciaran McCaleA highly committed, results-driven communications professional with a proven track record and 10 years’ experience in delivering high impact corporate and consumer communications programmes in fast-changing business environments. An industry multi-specialist who is widely networked across the highest levels of the international media sector. Formerly a director at one of the UK’s fastest growing agencies.

Nils Meinefeld, Head of ESG & Portfolio Manager, RMA Asset Management

Nils Meinefeld_RMA Asset Management“I am an investment professional who has been managing equity portfolios for more than a decade. Ever since I started working in investment management I have been looking for solutions that make our investments more sustainable – ideally having a positive impact on people and planet alike.  I like working with and investing in people and companies that see the challenges of tomorrow as long-term opportunities rather than as threats. “

Martina Macpherson, Senior ESG & Risk Manager, IHS Towers & President, Network of Sustainable Financial Markets

MARTINA MACPHERSONMartina is President at the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets – and a founder of SI Partners Ltd., an ESG content, research, and analytics firm that provides insights and analysis to stakeholders across the investment value chain.Martina is a multi-lingual writer, lecturer and presenter on sustainable investment, risk management and green finance themes and contributes regularly to industry and academic publications.

Volker Weber, President, Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG) / (TBC)

Volker Weber, President, Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG)Mr. Volker Weber has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FNG – Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V. since September 2007, based in Berlin. Until March 2016, he was CFO at MAMA Sustainable Incubation AG and from September 2008 to November 2009 at the consulting firm Erfinderdienst in Hamburg. As a sustainability expert at the Directorate of Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG, he was responsible for the international orientation in the field of market development from July 2002 to August 2008. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked as a senior executive at DekaBank in Frankfurt a. M. and for the WestLB Group.

Angela McClellan, Managing Director, Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG)

Angela McClellan, Managing Director, Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG)Angela McClellan is managing director of the Forum for Sustainable Investment e.V. for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (FNG) since June 2018.Since 2006, she has worked at Transparency International in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Anti-Corruption in Business, Anti-Money Laundering, and Banking Integrity. She was responsible for advising the international network, strategy development, and representation in international fora (including UN Global Compact, G20, World Economic Forum).

Gesa Vögele, Member of the Management at Corporate Responsibility Interface Center (CRIC) e.V 

Gesa Voegele_CRICGesa Vögele is a member of the management at CRIC (Corporate Responsibility Interface Center) e.V., a non-profit organization that promotes ethics and sustainability in investing.Before that, she worked almost eight years for Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen, the Sustainable Investment Forum in German-speaking Europe. Prior to this, she was an editor in a publishing house where she was responsible for a monthly magazine dealing with education.

Yvonne Zwick, Director, Sustainability Code / German Council for Sustainable Development

Yvonne Zwick, Director, Sustainability Code_German Council for Sustainable DevelopmentThe Dipl. Theol. Yvonne Zwick, née Scherer, studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg Catholic theology with a focus on Christian Sociology and moral theology. Yvonne Zwick is Scientific Advisor at the office of the German Council for Sustainable Development, a position she has held since 2004. In this role, she is responsible for issues related to sustainable consumption and lifestyles, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable finance.

Christian Pech, Director Banks, Credit, Funds, Investment Bank Berlin (IBB)

Pech-Christian-150x150Christian is head of loans/ banks/fund management in the Investment Bank Berlin. After a bank apprenticeship and studying business administration at the University of Siegen, he worked, from 1993 until 1997, for the Weber bank and then until 1999 for Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse corporate customers. From 1999 until 2004 he was responsible in the gbb Beteiligungs AG, a subsidiary of KfW as an officer in the guarantee and investment business. 

Reinhard Oldenburg, Board Member (Treasurer), International Bankers Forum

Reinhard Oldenburg, Board Member (Treasurer), International Bankers ForumReinhard Oldenburg, a trained and studied banker by profession held assignments for 25 yrs in various German banks domestically and abroad. He was responsible for the mid-size corporates sector.Since 2009 he is not only CFO of International Bankers Forum in but also founding partner in a management strategy consultancy in Frankfurt and engaged in start-up investments in Berlin.

Joanna Radeke, Manager, Center for Sustainable Business, European School of Management & Technology (ESMT Berlin)

Joanna Radeke, Manager, Center for Sustainable Business, European School of Management & TechnologyJoanna Radeke is the manager of the Center for Sustainable Business at ESMT Berlin, a business school. She leads the Sustainable Business Roundtable, a peer-to-peer learning platform of international companies interested in advancing their sustainability activities.She conducts research and publishes on topics such as sustainability and the fourth industrial revolution, sustainable innovation, corporate governance, sustainability in real estate.

Michael Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group

1V7A8060Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of Global Sustain Group, an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); an AHC Group Senior Associate; and a member of the secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Network and of the Advisory Board of the CEO Clubs in Greece.


Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH (MD, CCG GmbH) & Guest Lecturer, SRH Berlin University

yannissalavopoulosYannis Salavopoulos (MBA, MSc), is Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH & Group Head International Affairs.He is also Visiting Lecturer for Public Affairs at SRH Berlin University and Senior Advisor for Public Affairs/Policy & Strategy for various companies. Yannis entered Global Sustain after a successful career in Economic Diplomacy, representing, for over a decade, Greece in Germany and earlier in the United Arab Emirates