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A list of speakers slated to speak at the 2012 Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions.
Jane Ambachtsheer

Jane Ambachtsheer

Partner and Global Head of Responsible Investment, Mercer Investments

ane Ambachtsheer is a Partner at Mercer Investments and leads the Global Responsible Investment business, which she established in 2004. Jane advises a range of investors in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific on integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process. Jane played an instrumental role in the development of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) as the consultant to the United Nations responsible for coordinating the development of the Principles.

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Rosina M. Bierbaum

Rosina M. Bierbaum

Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Michigan

Dr. Rosina Bierbaum is a Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Michigan with appointments in both the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and the School of Public Health. Her experience extends from climate science into foreign relations and international development. She chairs the Scientific and Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, is a lead author of the U.S. National Climate Assessment, and an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank.

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Kathy Calvin

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Kathy Calvin is President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. She is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all levels and in all sectors.

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Lisa Carnoy

Lisa Carnoy

Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of American, Merrill Lynch

Lisa Carnoy is head of Global Capital Markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and is a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Operating Committee. In this role, she leads 700 Capital Markets professionals across Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Origination of Corporate Derivatives and FX across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Emerging Markets.

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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli was elected to a full four-year term as New York State Comptroller in November 2010. Since first taking the position in February 2007, DiNapoli has transformed the way his office does business, instilling reforms to make government more effective, efficient and ethical. He has pushed for increased transparency and accountability in government, and identified billions of dollars in waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.

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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes

Chief Executive Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

ack Ehnes is the Chief Executive Officer of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the second largest public pension fund in the nation, which serves more than 850,000 members and benefit recipients with an operating budget of approximately $163 million and 900 employees.

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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, and reappointed for a second three year term in July 2013.

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Mark Fulton

Mark Fulton

Senior Fellow, Ceres

Mark Fulton has had 35 years experience in financial markets spanning three continents in London, New York and Sydney. As a recognized economist and market strategist at leading financial institutions including Citigroup, Salomon Bros and County Natwest, he has researched international economies, currencies, fixed income and equity markets.

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Jeremy Leggett

Jeremy Leggett

Founder and Chairman, SolarCentury

Jeremy Leggett is the founder and chairman of SolarCentury, an international solar solutions company, and Solar Aid, an African solar lighting charity.

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Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich

Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich is the Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information on clean energy to investors, energy companies and governments.

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Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

President, Ceres and Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.

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Donald MacDonald

Donald MacDonald

Trustee Director, BT Pension Scheme and Chairman, The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

Donald MacDonald is a member nominated Director of the Trustee Board of the BT Pension Scheme and Chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), a European based investor forum for collaboration on climate change.

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Rob McCord

Rob McCord

Pennsylvania State Treasurer

A respected business leader and entrepreneur, Rob McCord took office as the 45th Treasurer of Pennsylvania on January 20, 2009. Today, as chief executive of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, Treasurer McCord helps invest more than $80 billion per year, and he oversees a broad variety of operations designed to improve the economic security of Pennsylvanians. He has helped generate billions of dollars in improved returns for Pennsylvania’s investment funds, pension funds and 529 college savings program.

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Denise L. Nappier

Denise L. Nappier

Connecticut State Treasurer

Denise L. Nappier is the first African-American woman elected to serve as a State Treasurer in the United States, and the first African-American woman elected to statewide office in Connecticut. Elected in 1998, and re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010, Ms. Nappier is also the only woman to be elected Treasurer in Connecticut history. As Connecticut’s chief elected financial officer, she oversees $50 billion in state assets, including the $23.8 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. Treasurer Nappier serves on several boards, including the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, the first state-established green bank created to invest in clean energy and energy efficiency projects.

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Robert C. Orr

Robert C. Orr

Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning

Dr. Robert C. Orr has served as Assistant Secretary-General in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General since 2004 and is the principal advisor and leader of the Secretary-General’s initiatives on climate change, energy, global health, food security and public-private partnerships.

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Frank Pegan

Frank Pegan

Chief Executive Officer and Director, Catholic Super

Mr. Frank Pegan has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Catholic Super since August 2001. Since this time he has been involved with implementing a number of strategic and organizational changes covering investment management, member services, financial services, employer services and risk management. One of his key roles is to strengthen the Catholic Super service culture by providing the best possible outcomes to members across all areas of the business.

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Cecilia Reyes

Cecilia Reyes

Group Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Insurance Group

Cecilia Reyes has over 20 years’ experience in the international financial markets. Ms. Reyes worked from 1990 until 1995 for Credit Suisse in Zurich in various roles in Credit Suisse Asset Management, Global Treasury and Securities Trading. In 1995, she started working with ING Barings in London and in 1997, she became a Director and Head of Trading Risk Analytics. She moved to Amsterdam in 2000 as Head of Risk Analytics for ING Asset Management to develop risk management methods for the asset management operation.

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Roland Rich

Roland Rich

Executive Head, United Nations Democracy Fund and Officer-in-Charge, United Nations Office for Partnerships

Dr. Roland Rich, an Australian national, assumed his position as Executive Head of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) in 2007.

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Nick Robins

Nick Robins

Head, HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence

Nick Robins is Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC in London. Since joining HSBC, Nick has co-authored research on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. In the Thomson Extel awards for European investment research, Nick was ranked as #1 analyst for integrated climate change in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Beyond HSBC, Nick is a member of GE’s Corporate Citizenship Panel, as well as the Guardian newspaper’s Sustainable Business panel.

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Robert E. Rubin

Robert E. Rubin

Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Robert E. Rubin served as our nation’s 70th Secretary of the Treasury from January 10, 1995 until July 2, 1999. He joined the Clinton Administration in 1993, serving in the White House as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as the first Director of the National Economic Council. He joined Goldman, Sachs & Company in 1966 and served as Co-Chairman from 1990 to 1992. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Rubin served as a member of the Board of Directors at Citigroup and as a senior advisor to the company. In 2010, he joined Centerview Partners as counselor of the firm. He is Chairman of the Board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s leading community development support organization. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center and is a member of the Harvard Corporation. In June 2007, he was named Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Senior Portfolio Manager, Director of Global Governance, California Public Employees’ Retirement System

Anne Simpson is the Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Global Governance at CalPERS. It is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $270 billion in global assets. The governance program includes CalPERS Focus List of shareholder engagement with companies, global proxy voting, legal and regulatory reform agenda and CalPERS actively managed corporate governance investment strategy. She is leading CalPERS sustainability project to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) across the total fund.

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J. Eric Smith

J. Eric Smith

President & CEO, Swiss Re Americas

J. Eric Smith is President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas, and a member of Swiss Re's Executive Committee. He joined the company in June 2011. As a leading global reinsurer with 150 years of experience, Swiss Re mitigates large-scale risks, both natural and man-made, in order to enable resilience within societies. Annual revenues exceed 33B U.S.

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Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer

President, NextGen Climate Action

Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate. He is also the President of NextGen Climate Action, an organization that acts politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity. Before retiring from the private sector, Tom founded and was the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management. He also was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Hellman & Friedman.

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Scott M. Stringer

Scott M. Stringer

New York City Comptroller

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has dedicated himself throughout his public service career to building a strong middle class for the City--focusing on New York's fiscal health and issues that matter to working people, including affordable housing, budget reform, school overcrowding and public safety.

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Richard L. Trumka

Richard L. Trumka

President, AFL-CIO

Under Richard L. Trumka’s leadership, the AFL-CIO Capital Stewardship Program has promoted corporate governance reform, investment manager accountability, pro-worker investment strategies, international pension fund cooperation and trustee education and support. Trumka has been a key part of White House economic initiatives, starting in 1993, when President Clinton established the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform and nominated Trumka to be a member of the commission.

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Timothy E. Wirth

Timothy E. Wirth

Vice Chairman, United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund

Timothy E. Wirth is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund.

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Summit attendees include:

2 Degrees Investing
350.org
A.M. Best Company
ABB Technology Ventures
African Development Bank
AGF Management Limited
AIG Investments
Allen & Company Investment Advisors
Amalgamated Bank LongView Funds
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Anthos
ArcFinance
Ardsley Partners
Arjuna Capital
As You Sow
Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia
AV Advisors
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays
Barr Foundation
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Bayern LB
Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
BlackRock, Inc.
Bloomberg LP
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg News
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Blue Moon Fund
Blue Star Capital, LLC
Boston Common Asset Management, LLC
Boston Globe
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Brown Advisory
Brown-Forman Corporation
BT Pension Scheme
California Public Employees' Retirement System
California State Teachers' Retirement System
California State Treasurer's Office
Callan Associates
Calvert Investments
Cambridge Associates
Capital Dynamics
Carbon Disclosure Project
Carbon Tracker
Catholic Super
CCLA Investment Management
CES Global
Churchgate Capital Management
Citi
CJSC Mezhregionsouzenergo
ClearBridge Investments
Climate Advisers
Climate Bonds Initiative
Climate Central
Climate Change Capital
Climate Desk
Climate Policy Institute
COFRA Holding AG
Columbia University
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthrophy
Con Edison
Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer
Cornerstone Capital Inc.
Council of Institutional Investors
Council on Foreign Relations
Crayna Capital, LLC
Davis Bateson Group
DBL Investors
Debtwire
DendriFund, Inc.
Denny Family Partners
Department of Energy
Designing Sustainability
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Börse AG
Domini Social Investments LLC
Domini Social Investments LLC
Earth Experience LLC
EcoEnergyFinance
Edelmann
Educational Foundation of America
EKO Asset Management Partners
Empirical Asset Management
Enel
Energy Transition Advisors
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Resources Management
ERAFP
Ernst & Young
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations
Farallon Capital Management/ NextGen Climate Action  
Fast Company
Fenton
First Affirmative Financial Network
Fitch Ratings
Fortune
Fossil Free Indexes LLC
Fourth Factor Advisors
Fried Frank
Friends Fiduciary Corporation
FTSE International Ltd
General Motors
Generation Foundation
Generation Investment Management LLP
Geo-Investors
GISR
Glass Lewis & Co.
Global Impact Investing Network
Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
Goldman Sachs
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Green America
Green Century Capital Management
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Inftrastructure
HRH The Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit
HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence
Humanity United
Impact Infrastructure, LLC
Impax Asset Management, LLC
Inflection Point Capital Management
InsideClimate News
Institutional Investor
Inter Press Service
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
International Finance Corporation
Investor Group on Climate Change, Australia / New Zealand
Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd
JCM Capital- Infrastructure Group
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jones Lang LaSalle
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kepos Capital
Laborers' International Union of North America
Lazard Asset Managment
Legg Mason
Legg Mason Investment Counsel
M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc
Mandate Pipeline
Manulife
MaRS Discovery District
Maryland State Retirement System
Maryland State Treasury
McClatchy Newspapers
McGuireWoods LLP
Meister Consultants Group
Mercer Investment Consulting, Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
MIT
Moody's Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Mosaic
MSCI Inc.
Munich Re Asset Management
NASDAQ OMX
Nathan Cummings Foundation
National Wildlife Federation
Natixis AM - Mirova
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nature Means Business
Nephila Advisors
Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
New Economy Coalition
New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
New York City Comptroller
New York State Common Retirement Fund
New York State Comptroller
New York Times
Next Generation
Nordea
Norton Rose Fulbright & CTI
NYC DCAS Energy Management
Octopi Waters Pty Ltd
Office of Robert E. Rubin
Office of the New York City Comptroller
Organisation for Economic Co-operatrion and Development
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation
Parnassus Investments
Partnership for Strong Communities
Pax World Management LLC
Pegasus Capital Advisors
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
PensionDanmark
Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
Permian Global
PGGM Investments
Point Innovate
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Principles for Responsible Investment
Prudential Financial
Prudential Fixed Income
Prudential Investment Management
Putnam Foundation
REinsurance Association of America
Responsible Endowments Coalition
Responsible Investor
Reuters
RMS
RobecoSAM
Rockefeller & Co., Inc.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
Rutgers University
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Sarah Cleveland Consulting
Saunders Hotel Group
Scarab Funds
Scherman Foundation
Sea Change Foundation
SEB Investment Management
Second Nature
Service Employees International Union
Seward & Kissel LLP
Sierra Club
Sisters of St. Dominic, Caldwell NJ and Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
SNL Energy
SocialFunds.com
Solar Century
Sonen Capital
Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center
State of Connecticut
State of New York
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
State Street Global Advisors
State Treasurer of Connecticut
State Treasurer of Pennsylvania
State Treasurer of Vermont
Strategy International
Summit Global Management
Suncor
SustainabiliTank.info
Sustainable Energy for All
Sustainable Financial Markets Network
Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Sustainalytics
Swiss Re Americas
TckTckTck
TD Bank Group
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association- College Retirement Equites Fund
Temple University
TerraMarCo, LLC
TerraVerde Capital Management
The B Team
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation
The Financial Times
The Great Explorers
The Ground_Up Project
The Hartford
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Sierra Club Foundation
The World Bank
The World Bank Treasurer
Townsend Group
Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
Trillium Asset Management
Triple Pundit
Trucost
U.S. Department of Energy
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
UBS Investment Bank
ULI Greenprint
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church Funds
United Church of Christ - Pension Boards
United Nations
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Foundation
United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change
United Nations Global Compacy
United Nations Office for Partnerships
United Press International
Universities Superannualtion Scheme
University of Michigan
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
Veris Wealth Partners
Walden Asset Management
Wallace Global Fund
Water Asset Management
Wildlife Conservation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Willis
WIM/CRI
Winslow Foundation
Winston Eco-Strategies
Wolfensohn & Co.
Zevin Asset Management
Zurich Global Investment Management
Zurich Insurance Group