Penny Shepherd MBE is the Chief Executive of UKSIF. She is a member of the Board for Actuarial Standards and Professional Oversight Board's Stakeholder Interests Working Group and an adviser to London Remade, the capital's recycling organisation, and to London 21, its community-based network for sustainable development. She is also a trustee of Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, her local community association in Central London. From 2001-2005, she was the first Chief Executive of the London Sustainability Exchange, the cross-sectoral sustainable development organisation initiated by the Corporation of London's Bridge House Trust to help make London the most sustainable world city. Whilst there, she was a member of the Environmental Advisory Group for London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. From 2002-2007, she was a member of the Mayor of London's London Sustainable Development Commission. Her leadership in socially responsible investment was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2000 with an MBE.
Annelisa Grigg is Director of Fauna & Flora International's (FFI) Environmental Markets Team. Her main focus is on leading FFI's work with the finance sector and on emerging markets for ecosystem services. The former focuses on building understanding within the finance sector of the potential investment risks and opportunities associated with company dependence and impact on biodiversity. A key part of this programme is collaboration with Morley, Insight Investment, F&C Asset Management, VicSuper and Banco Real to develop a tool for investors to evaluate investment risk in this area. Alongside this, Annelisa is overseeing FFI's work to develop sustainable income streams linked to the reduction of emissions from deforestation through a global collaboration with Australian investor Macquarie Group. Annelisa is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative work stream on biodiversity and ecosystem services and has advised companies such as British American Tobacco, Lafarge and Anglo American on their impacts on biodiversity and actions to reduce them.
Professor Stuart Haszeldine is a Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh. His research tackles fossil energy extraction, climate change, and geological storage of CO2. He leads the UK's largest single centre university research group for CO2 storage, funded by Scottish government, an industry consortium and the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage. He is also topic leader for the Carbon Management theme of the UK Energy Research Centre, and is co-leader of the academic UK Carbon Capture and Storage Consortium, and a 2008 industry-university study of Scottish CCS opportunities. He was a technical advisor to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on CCS in 2006, member of the International Risk Governance Council study of CCS Regulation in 2007, and is currently (2007-10) a member of the ACCAT committee advising UK Government (BERR) on Carbon Abatement Technologies.
Professor Vivian Moses holds two degrees in biochemistry and microbiology from Cambridge and London. He has done research for some twenty years at UCL, Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley. He then became Professor of Microbiology at Queen Mary College, London. Now he is a visiting Professor of Biotechnology at King's College London and Chairman of CropGen, an information service for agricultural biotechnology.
Julie Hudson CFA heads the SRI and Sustainability team in equity research for UBS Investment Bank, where she is a Managing Director. The team has published a significant body of work on climate change, water, and other environmental issues, in the context of financial markets. Julie's 20 years of market experience (of which almost 15 with UBS) encompass global sector strategy, Japan, Asia, equities, funds, and equity derivatives. She is an active supporter of UBS's Diversity initiatives, as a member of the All Bar None Board, and Co-Chair of the City Women's Club, a networking organisation for senior women sponsored by All Bar None. Her interest in environmental issues has seen her join three Earthwatch expeditions, one in the Gobi, and two at the Arctic's Edge. She holds a BA from Oxford University, an MBA from City University Business School (now CASS), an MSc in financial economics from London University, and an MSc in economic regulation and competition from City University. Publication: The Social Responsibility of the Investment Profession. Research Foundation of CFA Institute. August 2006.
Mark Campanale, Director of Four Elements Capital, has over eighteen years experience in sustainable financial markets. Mark's areas of knowledge are in the finance of clean tech companies, sustainable asset management and ecosystems services, principally forests. Recruited as one of the City's first sustainable investment analysts in 1989, Mark is a co-founder of the sustainable investment businesses firstly at Jupiter Asset Management with the Ecology Funds (1989-1994); NPI with Global Care Funds (1994-1999); AMP Capital with the Sustainable Future Funds (2000-2001) and Henderson Global Investors with the Industries of the Future Fund (1999-2006). Mark is a Founder Director of the UK Social Investment Forum (1990-present), he served on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development working group on capital markets leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit; was a Member of the Steering Committee of UNEP Financial Sector Initiative (1999-2003), serves as Hon Treasurer, The Rainforest Foundation (UK) (2004-present), Advisor to Halloran Philanthropies; and is a Director of The Carbon Assets Fund, for Carbon Capital Markets (2006-present). Mark's recent assignments include raising capital for forestry and clean tech private equity funds.
Daniel Carter joined Conduit Ventures in 2003 and brings experience in financing and building companies in the energy technology area. He has been working with companies in the fuel cell, hydrogen, wind, PV solar, solar thermal and fossil power generation areas since 1998. With 9 years financial sector experience prior to Conduit, Daniel worked with Citigroup in Europe where he was a founding member of the European Power Technology group. Daniel worked on several prominent transactions such as the $1.3 billion asset de-merger of EHN from Iberdrola, the acquisition of a joint venture between Gamesa and Vestas by Gamesa, the initial public offering of REpower Systems AG, and a joint venture between Hoechst, Honda, and Plug Power, TXU Australia's acquisition of Optima Energy as well as several fuel cell and solar power equity offerings. Daniel has also worked for the Heller Financial Corporation (now GE Capital). For the past five years at Conduit, Daniel has been working as an investment Principal and has deal sourcing, evaluation, investment negotiation, investment management, and fund-raising responsibilities. He works with the portfolio and has represented Conduit Ventures on the boards of CMR Fuel Cells plc and Polyfuel Inc., both of which achieved a listing on the London Stock Exchange AIM market. Daniel has a B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has also studied at the Universität Wien in Vienna and Universität Mannheim in Mannheim. He completed an MBA at Columbia Business School and London Business School.