About the panel
The SFAP comprises a diverse group of senior sustainability experts from financial institutions, academia, and other stakeholders from across the world, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the sustainability agenda.
Dr. Celine Herweijer
Chief Sustainability Officer, HSBC
Dr Celine Herweijer joined HSBC as Group Chief Sustainability Officer in July 2021. She is a member of the Group Executive Committee and responsible for the Group’s sustainability strategy and execution, including the commitment to finance the transition to net zero.
Celine co-chairs the We Mean Business Coalition in NED capacity, and held advisory board and task force roles including for the UN, WEF and EU. She was a Partner at PwC as global innovation and sustainability leader. A climate scientist and NASA Fellow by training, Celine holds a PhD, MPhil and Masters in Climate Modelling and Policy from Columbia University, New York.
Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Jane Ambachtsheer has been the Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) since September 2018. She leads the firm’s approach to sustainable investing and its Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting on ESG factors.
Jane is also responsible for BNPP AM’s Corporate Social Responsibility approach, ensuring the firm’s day-to-day activities reflect the high standards it expects from companies. Previously, Jane spent 18 years with global investment consultancy Mercer, where she was Partner and founder of the firm’s Responsible Investment business.
Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express
Jeremy Nixon is the Global CEO of Ocean Network Express (ONE), which is headquartered in Singapore. ONE has three principal shareholders (K Line, MOL, NYK). ONE has a turnover of circa. USD 25 Bn and is active in 120 countries, employing over 10,000 staff and deploying a fleet of more than 250 container vessels.
In 2017 he transferred from NYK Line to set up and launch ONE as a new company. He has been the Global CEO of ONE since its inception and is also Co-Chairman of the World Shipping Council (WSC), the global trade association for the container shipping industry.
Head Group Sustainability, Swiss Re Management Ltd
Martin Weymann heads the Group Sustainability team at Swiss Re which integrates environmental, social and governance aspects into business practices and shapes strategic sustainability initiatives.
Martin is a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD). Before, he was Senior Risk Officer for Latin America based in Sao Paulo, with responsibility to enhance Risk Management. From 2011 to 2014, he was a secondee at the Institute of International Finance in Washington DC. Previously, he worked in Risk Management, Underwriting, Asset Management and Sustainability at Swiss Re. Martin holds an MSc in environmental sciences from ETH Zurich.
Dr. Nina Seega
Research Director for Sustainable Finance, Centre for Sustainable Finance, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Dr Nina Seega is the Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Having spent 20 years in the City of London and with Cambridge University, Nina is an expert in bringing people, nature and climate to the heart of the financial system.
Her remit reaches across banks, investment managers, asset owners, insurance companies and financial regulators. Nina is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board on Sustainable Finance at the British Standards Institute, the Sustainable Finance Scientific Council at S&P Ratings, and the Board of Directors at the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance.
Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
Paul Bodnar, Managing Director, joined BlackRock in April 2021 and is Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock.
Paul's team drives BlackRock's leadership in sustainable investing through the development of cutting-edge climate and sustainability research and integration of these insights throughout BlackRock's suite of investment solutions and Aladdin. Previously, he served as Chief Strategy Officer at RMI, a global non-profit working to accelerate the clean energy transition. During the Obama Administration, Paul served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the National Security Council.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action.
A key area of work has been the development of a global market for thematic bonds - green, social sustainable - now with an estimate US$3tn outstanding. Projects include market definition (taxonomies; data provision to green bond indices and investors; green bond certification); market development programs on six continents; and government support projects. Sean is a member of the EU’s Platform on Sustainable Finance, sovereign green bond advisory committees in France and the UK, and is a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.
Dr. Stephen Howard
Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek
Dr Steve Howard has been with Temasek as the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) since January 2021, with primary responsibility for leading key sustainability-related initiatives and developing a holistic framework to drive the sustainability agenda in Temasek.
Prior to Temasek, Steve was advising a range of businesses and financial institutions on transformational approaches to sustainability. He was CSO at IKEA Group from 2011-2017, and the Founder and CEO of the Climate Group. He is also Founding Chair of We Mean Business and a member of the LeapFrog’s Global Leadership Council.
Global Head of Sustainability, Credit Agricole CIB
Tanguy Claquin oversees the Sustainable Investment Banking team providing financial advisory to all the bank’s clients for transactions targeting both financial objectives and positive social & environmental impacts in all asset classes, and the Climate & Sustainability Strategy team.
Tanguy co-drafted the Green Bond Principles (GBP) in 2013. Since then, he is member of GBP ExCom and co-chair (2018-2022). He is a member of the European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.
Prof. Wang Yao
Director General, International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics
Professor Wang Yao is the Director General of International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), the Beijing based research institute under the Central University of Finance and Economics.
She also serves as the Deputy Secretary General of Green Finance Committee (GFC) of China Society for Finance and Banking, as well as Expert Advisor of the Green Securities Committee (GSC) of the Securities Association of China. Wang Yao has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, and has been a pioneer in promoting development of green finance in China since 2009.