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CMSF 2020 Investment

 

2019 saw carbon emissions from fossil fuels hit a record high. 2020 began with the country ravaged by bushfires. Recognising the need for cleaner energy solutions around the world, our panel will examine the opportunities, risks and challenges facing the environment and communities, and discuss how super funds can make a difference.

 

Speakers

Andrew Howard, Head of Sustainable Research, Schroders (UK)

Andrew is responsible for thought leadership and ESG integration at Schroders, with oversight of ESG analysts and our engagement process.

Andrew joined Schroders from Didas Research, an independent research firm he founded in 2013 focused on identifying companies well placed to sustain long-term earnings growth and equity market outperformance. The research approach at Didas was driven by the belief that in the long run, stock market outperformance, profitability and competitive advantage are intrinsically linked to companies’ abilities to adapt to changing social and environmental pressures.

Prior to this he spent six years at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Head of GS SUSTAIN Research, leading the team’s integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with industrial, competitive and financial analysis.

Andrew also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co in New York where he advised financial institutions and was involved in the firms’ Business in Society work with Global Witness, a development-focused NGO.

Previously he was Head of European Mining Research at Deutsche Bank where he led a team of four London-based analysts and worked with global colleagues to create a global sector research product.

Andrew was voted #1 Pan European mining analyst in the 2002 Extel Survey and #1 European Metals analyst in the 1998 Extel survey.

Andrew started his investment career in 1997 as an Analyst covering the Steel & Mining sectors at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Econ) Economics from the London School of Economics
  • MBA, Insead

Industry involvement:

  • Member of the FCA & PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum working group
  • Senior Advisor to Critical Resource
  • Advisory Panel of Future-Fit Business initiative


Jasmin Jenkins, Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Jasmin Jenkins is a Director in the Investment team at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and is responsible for developing investment strategies for external institutional capital. This includes co-investment, structured finance and discretionary mandates across all CEFC investment platforms. Jasmin previously worked at Macquarie Bank where she held senior positions in global equities, real assets and liquid alternatives, covering product development and distribution. Jasmin has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst.


Richie Merzian, Director - Climate & Energy Program, The Australia Institute

Richie Merzian is the Director of the Climate & Energy Program at The Australia Institute. Previously, Richie worked at the Department of Climate Change and the Department of Foreign Affairs for almost a decade and was involved in both domestic and international climate and energy agendas.

He was Australia's lead negotiator on adaptation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and helped coordinate the Green Climate Fund Board during Australia’s tenure as Chair. Richie also has degrees in Law and Economics from Sydney University.


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