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The climate finance conundrum: Balancing net-zero ambitions and energy security

Tuesday October 18, 2022 (10:30am - 11:50am EST)

Isobel Edwards and Luanne Sieh and Joanna Messing and Justin Guay

Tuesday October 18, 2022 (10:30am - 11:50am EST)

What are the sustainable investing dilemmas and decision-making considerations faced by regulators and investors in managing the twin challenge of energy security and climate justice? How do we ensure there is energy security for all while keeping high-emission assets at bay?

Speakers: Isobel Edwards, Luanne Sieh, Joanna Messing

Moderator: Justin Guay

Isobel Edwards

Isobel Edwards is a Green Bond Analyst at NN Investment Partners’ green bond strategy in The Hague. She is responsible for assessing the green credentials of green bonds and green bond issuers as well as aligning the NN IP green bond assessment methodology with the EU Taxonomy and latest scientific guidance.

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Luanne Sieh

Luanne Sieh is the head of Group Sustainability at CIMB Group, a leading ASEAN-focused bank, where she is responsible for transforming CIMB into a shaper of sustainable finance and responsible banking practices in Asia. She also chairs the CEO Action Network Working Group.

Sieh holds extensive experience in sustainability, strategy and transformation, and change management. She has been involved in financial services and consulting, alongside serving as a founding member of a startup company.

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Joanna Messing

Joanna Messing joined Growald Climate Fund, a high-impact venture philanthropy fund focused on driving rapid transition to a clean energy future, as the founding Executive Director in 2007. She brings over 20 years of experience in venture philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and business planning to the field of strategic climate philanthropy.

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Justin Guay

Justin Guay is the Director for Global Climate Strategy at The Sunrise Project. He has a decade of experience in nonprofit advocacy and foundation strategy development.

Prior to joining Sunrise, he managed grant-making and strategy development for global coal campaigns at the ClimateWorks Foundation and Packard Foundation.

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