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.
Chief Executive Officer, Allied Climate Partners
Ahmed joined ACP from the Asian Development Bank, where was Vice President from 2019 to 2023. During his time at ADB, Mr. Saeed helped spearhead creation of new, collaborative platforms to address climate and development challenges. He has previously served as Managing Director at JPMorganChase, President of Cerberus Capital Advisors (Middle East), and at the US Treasury both as a senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Middle East and Africa). In the late 1990’s, Ahmed helped led technology related businesses in the UK, US and Japan. He began his career as an international project finance lawyer at White & Case LLP.
Ahmed holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence with distinction from the University of Chicago Law School and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science) from McGill University. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the Advisory Board of Sustainable Energy for All, and a member of the International Energy Agency’s High-Level Committee on Coal Transition.
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.
Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Barclays
Daniel is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for the Corporate and Investment Bank at Barclays, and a member of the CIB Management Team.
Daniel is a member of the Sustainable Impact Capital Program Investment Committee, which is investing £500m in fast-growing, innovative and environmentally focused early-stage technology companies by 2027. Daniel has worked for over two decades with clients on advisory, financing and capital markets and has helped raise billions of dollars for sustainable infrastructure and social development. He has worked on many sustainable finance 'firsts' including the first sovereign blue bond, first climate transition bond for an airline, the first sustainable finance framework for a sovereign wealth fund and the first private equity subscription line with an embedded carbon offset ratchet.
Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express
Chief Sustainability Officer, Standard Chartered Bank
Marisa has been appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer for Standard Chartered Bank on 1 July 2022.
She further serves on the advisory boards of the Aspen Institute UK, the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, the FCA's Markets Practitioner Panel, and on several High-Level Working Groups (HLGs) sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the UN, including the UN Oceans Panel. Marisa's external activities also include charitable Advisory Board roles for Cash & Rocket, The Wharton School, and the UK charity, Room-to-Read. In 2022, Marisa was recognized by Sustainability Magazine as one of the Top 10 CSOs of a Global Corporation and in 2021 as one of 100 Global Visionary Leaders by Meaningful Business and EY. She has also been recognized by the BBC as one of the Most Powerful Women in Britian and by Fortune Magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in International Business.
Head Group Sustainability, Swiss Re Management Ltd
Dr. Nina Seega
Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Director of Sustainable Finance, Industry, and Diplomacy, Bezos Earth Fund
Earlier in his career, Paul was Director for Carbon Finance at Climate Change Capital's $1.2 billion carbon fund, where he structured the fund's largest investments. He was also co-founder and partner at Vertis Environmental Finance, a leading European environmental commodity brokerage. Paul holds a BA from Stanford and an MA from Harvard.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative
Dr. Stephen Howard
Vice Chairman, Sustainability, 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. Prior to IKEA, Steve was the Founder and CEO of The Climate Group.
Global Head of Sustainability, Credit Agricole CIB
Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer, MUFG
Tomohiro (Tomo) Ishikawa is the Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer at MUFG. Ishikawa is responsible for orchestrating MUFG's group-wide advocacy strategy on financial regulatory policies, including prudential requirements and climate change.He oversees recovery/resolution planning for the group, and government relations across the regions.
Until January 2017, Ishikawa headed the advocacy team on digital/technology policies within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Division at Deutsche Bank AG (based in London). Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in London, Ishikawa served as Deputy Director of Prudential Policy Office at Financial Services Agency of Japan, where he led the derivative reform implementation in Japan. He chaired a work stream under the Working Group on Margin Requirement, reporting to the BCBS & Board, with the mandate to harmonize margin rules across the regions.
Ishikawa started his professional career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker. After 12 years at Merrill Lynch (Tokyo and NY), he moved to RECOF Corporation (a Japanese M&A boutique), and then to Deutsche Bank (financial institutions coverage banker based in Tokyo). He has 15 years of experience as a "FIG" investment banker, prior to becoming a regulatory policy expert. Ishikawa graduated from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1996. He lived in Toronto, Canada, prior to studying economics at Keio.