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Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Fiona Reynolds is CEO of the PRI, a UN-supported organisation which aims to create a sustainable global financial system.

Keith Skeoch

CEO, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Keith is the CEO of Aberdeen Standard Investments

Alison Rose

Chief Executive, NatWest Group

Alison is Chief Executive of The NatWest Group, having worked at NatWest for more than 27 years since joining as a graduate.

Dame Susan Rice

Chair, Banking Standards Boards

Dame Susan Rice is the Chair of the UK's Banking Standards Board

Hiro Mizuno

Board Member, Tesla & Former CIO, GPIF

Hiro Mizuno is a member of the board of Tesla, and former Executive Managing Director and CIO of Japan's GPIF

Eric Usher


Eric is the head of UNEP FI, the United Nation Environment Programme, Finance Initiative

Anne Simpson

Interim Managing Investment Director (Board Governance & Sustainability), CalPERS

Anne is the Interim Managing Director (Board Governance & Sustainability) at CalPERS, the California Public Employees' Retirement System.

Professor Heather McGregor

Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Heather is the Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University.

David Pitt-Watson

David Pitt-Watson


David is a leading thinker & practitioner in responsible investment.

Michael Moe

CEO & Co-Founder, GSV

Michael Moe is co-founder & CEO of GSV, and an authority on growth investing.

Chris Stark

CEO, Committee on Climate Change (CCC)

Chris Stark is the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the UK's independent authority on tackling climate change

John Kay

Author & Economist

John Kay is an economist whose career has spanned the academic world, business and finance, and public affairs.

Peter Blom

CEO, Triodos Bank N.V.

Peter is the CEO of Triodos Bank N.V.

Omar Shaikh

Managing Director, Global Ethical Finance Initiative

Omar is the Managing Director of the Global Ethical Finance Initiative

Kaisie Rayner

Sustainable Investment Lead, Scottish Widows

Kaisie is the Sustainable Investment Lead at Scottish Widows, and Commissioner of the Edinburgh Climate Commission.

Simon Thompson

Chief Executive, Chartered Banker Institute

Simon is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute

Rafe Haneef

Chief Executive Officer, Group Transaction Banking at CIMB

Rafe Haneef has been CEO of Group Transaction Banking at CIMB, and has 20 years experience across law, banking and asset management.

Charles Haresnape

CEO, Gatehouse Bank

Charles Haresnape is the CEO of Gatehouse Bank, a Shariah-compliant UK challenger bank.

Jamison Ervin

Manager, Nature for Development

For nearly 30 years, Jamison’s career has focused on the intersection of nature and development. She has worked with UNDP since before 2009.

George Hay

Associate Editor - Breakingviews, Thomson Reuters

George Hay covers commodities, the Middle East and general financial policy issues for Breakingviews

James Talbot

Director (International Department), Bank of England

James has been Director of the International Department at the Bank of England since 2016.

Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas

Chief Executive, Green Finance Institute

Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas was awarded an OBE for services to green banking and is chief executive of the Green Finance Institute.

Richard Curtis

Filmmaker & Co-founder, Make My Money Matter

Love Actually and Bridget Jones director Richard Curties recently founded the Make My Money Matter campaign to democratise pensions.

Dr Bandar Hajjar

President, IsDB Group

Dr Bandar has driven the IsDB towards significant reform, making the organisation more globally facing.

David Hickey

Portfolio Manager & ESG Lead, Lothian Pension Fund

David manages Lothian’s European Equity portfolio, and leads the Fund's work on responsible investment.

James Anderson

Partner, Baillie Gifford

James has been the Manager and then Joint Manager of Baillie Gifford's Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust since 2000.

Michele Giddens

Co-CEO and Founding Partner, Bridges Fund Management

Michele co-founded Bridges in 2002 and plays a key role in the growth of the impact investing movement in the UK.

Saker Nusseibeh

CEO (International), Federated Hermes

Saker is CEO of the international business of Federated Hermes, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO.

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 will explore how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

Following discussions with event partners, we will be holding Ethical Finance 2020 as a virtual summit, for safety reasons. We will continue to make every effort to ensure that Ethical Finance 2020 provides speakers and delegates with a platform to share ideas, network, and drive finance for positive change. In light of the change of format, we will now hold the summit over 4 days from 5th-8th October.

Summit Themes

  • Inclusive growth and driving financial inclusion
  • Rethinking capitalism
  • System change
  • Leadership
  • COVID-19 recovery

DAYS 1 & 2: Green and Sustainable Finance Principles to Practice – Banking on Change

  • Banking Leaders 2021 Outlook
  • Climate Finance – the moral imperative for achieving net zero
  • Principles for Responsible Banking
  • Real Leadership during crisis/change
  • Redefining Purpose & Thinking Beyond GDP

DAYS 3 & 4: From Greenwash to Greentrust – Investing for Our Future

  • Investment Leaders 2021 Outlook
  • How investors cope with radical uncertainty and the implications for investing with impact
  • Greenwashing – time to name and shame?
  • Becoming an ESG-oriented asset owner
  • The Health of Nations

EF2019 Keynotes

EF2019 Keynotes

Join over 1,000 delegates from around the world to network, share, co-develop and shape a financial system that delivers social, economic or environmental impact.

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Strategic Partners

Scottish Government





Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

There are an exciting range of sponsorship opportunities available to work with GEFI for Ethical Finance 2020 and other events throughout the year. We are happy to work with you to tailor sponsorship packages to suit your marketing objectives and budget. For Sponsorship and Supporter opportunities please contact sponsor@globalethicalfinance.org.

For Media Partnership opportunities please contact Events@globalethicalfinance.org.


Ethical Finance 2020 will be attended by over 1,000 senior representatives from 300+ companies and organisations from across the globe. As well as asset owners, banks and asset managers, the conference will be attended by governments, regulators, multi-lateral agencies, academics and representatives from a wide range of organisations engaged in the ethical finance sector. In light of our move to a virtual summit, we have decided to offer free access for all attendees in order to facilitate the delivery of genuine impact.

Please note that some digital content may also be offered on a paid-for or membership basis. Attendees can request refunds for any paid add-ons up to 30 days before the event start date.

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