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Martine Valcin

Martine Valcin

Global Manager, International Finance Corporation

Martine Valcin is the Global Manager, Corporate Governance / ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning in the Sustainability and Gender Solutions Department at International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, DC. In her role, she is responsible for global corporate governance investment risk management, the delivery of ESG advisory solutions, knowledge support to IFC staff and clients on best-in-class ESG risk management, and ESG-related technology and tools portfolio. She also leads ESG capacity-building initiatives globally over various issues such as artificial intelligence solutions for ESG data and analytical capacity, disclosure and transparency, sustainable finance, corporate governance for small-medium enterprises, and women in business leadership. She joined IFC in 2019 from Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP), where she held the role of Senior Director, Responsible Investment, inaugurating and leading the integration of ESG factors for PSP’s global public equities and bonds portfolio. Before joining PSP in 2016, Martine worked at Toronto Stock Exchange for fifteen years, where she held roles of increasing responsibilities. In her last role as Director, Listed Issuer Services, she led a multi-disciplinary team of professionals tasked with listing companies and reviewing Canada’s principal stock exchange corporate finance transactions.    Over the years, Martine has been a board member of not-for-profit organizations such as the Greater Montreal Foundation, Arion Baroque Orchestra, and Québec Cinéma. She has volunteered for a number of committees of the Greater Montreal United Way. Martine is a McGill University graduate and holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and an M.B.A (Finance) from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal.  Her complete profile is available on LinkedIn

Kay Hope

Kay Hope

Head of Global ESG Research for Fixed Income and Credit Analysis, Bank of America

Kay Hope is a director and leads BofA’s fixed income research effort Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues globally.  She is also a corporate credit analyst focusing on emerging market corporates across sectors, mainly in Russia, the CIS, Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel.  Her team ranked #1 for ESG when the category launched in the 2021 Institutional Investor Research Team survey, and she ranked #1 in EEMEA Corporate Debt as a team and/or individually in the 2016-2021 surveys. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Hope held emerging markets roles at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston.  She also spent several years at McKinsey & Company in Moscow, and a year in Almaty, Kazakhstan, working for an international aid organization.  She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a master’s degree in Soviet foreign policy from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a bachelor’s degree in Slavic literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She is based in London.

Julie Moret

Julie Moret

Head of Global Sustainability and Stewardship, Northern Trust Asset Management

Julie Moret, global head of sustainable investing and stewardship for Northern Trust Asset Management, guides the creation of long-term investment value for clients through environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management, effective engagement, and proxy voting. She oversees sustainable investing and global engagement policies, fosters research and product development agendas, and advances portfolio integration across asset classes. Julie leads a team of global ESG specialists skilled at applying NTAM’s expertise and insights — gained over three decades constructing sustainable investment solutions for many of the world’s most sophisticated and progressive investors — to deliver highly efficient sustainable solutions. In addition, she oversees the stewardship team as they identify long-term risks that may pose challenges to shareholder value. Previously, Julie held a variety of senior roles in investment management, most recently as the global head of ESG with Franklin Templeton Investments, where she leveraged 10 years of risk analytics experience to drive the buildout of a foundational data infrastructure platform and weave ESG considerations into the investment process. Julie also serves as an industry advocate on a range of ESG efforts, frequently speaking on related issues at industry and client conferences. Julie has contributed to a number of industry organizations focused on advancing sustainable investment principles and best practices, including: the Investor Advisory Group at the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board, the Investment Company Institute’s ESG Working Group, the Investment Association’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Committee and the European Securities and Market Authority’s Stewardship, Market Integrity and ESG Investment steering committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in international economics from Essex University in England.

Gina Sanchez

Gina Sanchez

Board Member and ESG Specialist, Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association (LACERA)

Ms. Sanchez is an appointed member of the Board of Investments and has a long career in investment management. She is the founder and CEO of Chantico Global, LLC, as well as a contributor and guest host for CNBC. She has more than 20 years of experience managing asset allocation mandates for mutual funds and foundations, and consulting with pension funds and family offices. Notable accomplishments include the following: Director of Equity and Asset Allocation, Roubini Global Economics; Director of Public Investments; Ford Foundation; Managing Director of Investments; The California Endowment; Vice President and Portfolio Manager, American Century Investment Management; Product Manager, Emerging Markets, Infinity Financial; Analyst, Emerging Markets Research, JP Morgan; Recipient, Institutional Investor’s 2009 Foundations and Endowments Rising Stars Award; Master’s degree in International Policy Studies, Stanford University; Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Harvard University

Chris Cote

Chris Cote

America's Lead, ESG and Climate Research, MSCI

Chris Cote is America's Lead for the ESG and Climate research team at MSCI. Prior to joining MSCI, he advised clients on global energy-market fundamentals and pricing developments as a senior analyst at ESAI Energy, a research and consulting firm. He previously served as a Rosenthal Fellow at the Bureau of Energy & Natural Resources at the U.S. Department of State and as a Fulbright Fellow in Brazil. Chris holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

Adam Aderton

Adam Aderton

Chief of the Enforcement Division's Asset Management Unit, The Securities and Exchange Commission

Adam S. Aderton is Co-Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit, a national specialized unit that focuses on misconduct involving investment advisers, investment companies, and private funds.  Mr. Aderton joined the SEC as an Enforcement staff attorney in 2008 and became an Assistant Director in 2013.  Before joining the SEC, Mr. Aderton served as a law clerk to Judge J. Frederick Motz of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and worked in the securities litigation and enforcement practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  Mr. Aderton received his undergraduate degree from Truman State University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia.

 Toru Shindo

Toru Shindo

Chief Investment Officer, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

Toru Shindo serves as Chief Investment Officer for the Office of Investment Management of United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.  With over 25 years of investments experience, Mr. Shindo is responsible for management of investments.  Prior to joining the UNJSPF in 2004, Mr. Shindo was a Director at Deutsche Trust Bank in Tokyo focused on active management of international equity for the public and private pension funds.  Mr. Shindo earned his BA in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and his MBA from New York University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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