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Catalysing Meaningful Change: Investing in ESG for Sustainable Development

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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is gaining traction as investors increasingly seek long term value and alignment with sustainability and climate-related objectives. The ESG efforts by the various private actors are consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but need to be leveraged further to achieve stronger outcomes.

Speakers

Senior Manager, Advisory KPMG IMPACT

Staci Scott

UNFCCC Global Ambassador & Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

Racquel Moses

Racquel has enabled leadership and organizations around the world to go beyond their current vision and stay on the cusp of what’s next.

As the newest UN Global Ambassador in the Race to Zero, Racquel has become a critical advisor for driving the shift to digital, process automation, and implementing key turnaround projects that heighten customer engagement and strengthen organizational performance.

Known for her ability to build coalitions, Racquel’s success in the public and private sectors has allowed her to drive important advancements on world-changing topics that require regional consensus, such as climate change, sustainability and building resilience.

CSO, Deputy Executive Director and Head of ESG at PKA

Dewi Dylander

Dewi Dylander As Deputy Executive Director in charge of ESG at PKA, Denmark’s third-largest pension fund with a green profile and 400bn DKK/54bn EUR AuM, Dewi Dylander has a strategic focus on optimizing the business through sustainable investments. Mrs. Dylander has significant experience within the field of climate change and sustainable growth and believes that integrating ESG factors is essential to investment performance. She has broad legal experience from the public and private sectors, with special expertise in financial legislation and EU law. Mrs. Dylander is a trained lawyer (L) from Kammeradvokaten, the Legal Adviser to the Danish Government. She worked for several years internationally, including as a diplomat at the Danish embassy in Paris, and as Denmark’s chief negotiator for the international climate negotiations. Prior to her position in PKA, Mrs. Dylander worked as Executive Legal Director in ATP, the Danish labour market supplementary pension fund.
CIO at Wincrest Capital, Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum

Barbara Ann Bernard

Founder & Chief Investment Officer of asset management firm, Wincrest Capital. Barbara Ann was named as one of the top 50 Women in Hedge Funds globally by Ernst & Young and the Hedge Fund Journal in 2019. She co-founded the Variant Perspectives: Women in Value Investing Conference and was honored as a Young Global Leader in 2018 by the World Economic Forum. Her passion for investing goes back to her days of growing up in The Bahamas where as a teenager she persuaded legendary value investor Sir John Templeton, a fellow Bahamian resident, to take her on board for the first of what would become a series of summer jobs at Templeton, instilling a fundamental value-oriented investment approach to the public markets. Later, working in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, followed by alternative asset management at Deutsche Bank, and as an investment analyst at Holowesko Partners, she acquired a robust grasp of private market valuation and the hedge fund industry. Today, she is the portfolio manager of the Wincrest Contraria Fund, which is a global long/short equity fund of niche, esoteric investment ideas based on bottom-up “Go-See & Verify” research. Barbara Ann is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World Colleges (“UWC”) in Hong Kong, Lakefield College School in Canada, and the London School of Economics, where she Chaired the LSE Business Society. She is currently a Director of the Lyford Cay Foundation and Chair of the UWC Bahamian National Committee.
Head of Investment Banking, Republic Financial Holdings Limited

Ray Klien

Ray is the Group Head of the Investment Banking for Republic Bank, the leading capital markets advisory in the Caribbean. In his role, Ray is responsible for mergers, acquisitions, and debt capital markets and structured finance. Previously, he was a Vice President at Citigroup’s Private Bank, where he structured alternative investment products for professional family offices.

Before Citi, Ray worked at Morgan Stanley, where he ran a $13 billion alternative investment platform for high net worth clients to invest in private equity and real estate opportunities. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University of New York.

Ray serves on the Board of Literacy Incorporated, a non-profit organization based in New York that promotes reading for children in low-income communities throughout New York City. He is also the current President of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of the Caribbean.

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