Sponsorship Opportunities

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Become an ESG & Climate Risk Summit sponsor

The ESG & Climate Risk Summit event gives you the chance to re-connect and forge new relationships with ESG risk management and investment strategy decision makers allocating risk management and trading budgets at top buy-side firms and investment banks in the UK and Europe. ​

The agenda has been steered by the Risk.net editorial team and our global advisory board and covers the most pressing issues facing ESG risk professionals, from climate risk modeling to alt data to impact investing. Taking place online, the event supports asset managers, hedge funds, life insurance firms, pension funds and investment banks as they seek to better analyze and improve how their business and their investments perform when it comes to impact-investment decision making.

Our delegates: industry and seniority breakdown

ESG audience breakdown




Senior attendees


Hours of content & benchmarking

Risk.net global reach

Risk.net's vast database spans across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. 


Americas - 23%

EMEA - 34%

APAC - 43%


contacts across the Risk.net database


delegates attended a Risk.net event over the past year


professionals follow topics on Risk.net


professionals subscribe to Risk.net newsletters

Net Zero

As the ESG trend continues to grow, more clients want assurance that their portfolios are not contributing to climate change.  As a result, banks, asset managers, and funds will want to consider: 

  • Carbon pollution by company 

  • Carbon pollution by sector 

  • Carbon offsets 

Carbon disclosure

With the growing demand for ESG data in order to become more net-zero, organizations are needed to participate in the climate movement.  It is important for companies to give information on their carbon pollution in three tiers: 

  • Scope 1 – direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 

  • Scope 2 – indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 

  • Scope 3 – indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the value chain of a company 

Scope 3 disclosure is the hardest to monitor and we will discuss how to improve all forms of disclosure. 

ESG data

 In addition to carbon disclosure data, there are other aspects of ESG that can inform investors on a company’s impact on the climate and their financial outlook.  This includes data such as: 

  • Board/leadership diversity 

  • Human rights 

  • Water stress levels 

Climate risk modeling

Whether we like it or not, climate change is already here.  What is important at this point is minimizing its impact and determining risk through scenario analysis.  Climate risk modeling will help determine impacts on company balance sheets from paying damages, losses, or reductions in future potential profits.  These are all impacted by growing: 

  • Extreme weather events 

  • Shortages impacting supply chain 

  • Sea level rise/flooding 

Impact Investing

Asset owners and investors are choosing to use their capital for the greater good.  Companies and individual investors can be influential by: 

  • Divesting from heavy polluters 

  • Investing in heavy polluters to influence company decisions from within 

  • Investing in climate solutions


USA is much more ahead of other global regions when it comes to imposing climate friendly regulations.  We will seek to explore what other regulations are expected in the future and how to stay compliant. 

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Piers Haben

Director of banking markets, innovation and consumers

European Banking Authority

Piers Haben is responsible for the EBA's work on banking markets, innovation and consumers. He leads teams that look at the reporting and loan management, financial technology and innovation, capital markets developments, payments systems and consumers. Until 2018, Piers was responsible for the EBA's risk infrastructure and stress testing work as well as supervisory convergence across the EU. Prior to joining the EBA, Piers worked for the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, where he held a number of roles related to prudential policy and supervision, including leading the FSA's policy work on stress testing and the supervisory review of firms under the second pillar of the Basel Accords. Piers Haben also has covered a number of positions of international relevance, in particular through his membership within the Basel Committee's Supervision and Implementation Group, his work in the Financial Stability Forum and his advisory role for the South African Reserve Bank.

Sven Gentner

Head of asset management unit, DG FISMA

EU Commission

Sven Gentner is head of the unit for Asset Management in the European Commission's directorate-general for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union.

Sven joined the European Commission in 2004 and has served in various positions in its Brussels headquarters and abroad. From 2004-2006 he was responsible for the coordination of the EU-US Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue, in 2006 he served as a member of the private office (cabinet) of Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, from 2007-2011 he was executive assistant to the director-general of Directorate General Internal Market and Services with special responsibility for financial services. In 2011 he was seconded to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa to advise the AUC on building an African internal market. From 2012 to 2013 he was head of the unit for human resources and planning in DG Internal Market and Services. From 2013 to 2015, Sven was a counsellor in the Economic and Financial Affairs Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He dealt with EU-US regulatory issues and TTIP negotiations in financial services. 

Sven holds masters degrees in economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the University of York, UK. 

Chris McHugh

Director, centre for sustainable finance

The London Institute of Finance and Banking

A former managing director at HSBC, Chris McHugh has a vast array of expertise having worked for Deutsche Bank, BAML and Credit Suisse. Having left his role at HSBC, Chris now works as a lecturer at the London Institute of Finance and Banking and as a visiting lecturer at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He teaches risk, banking, markets and derivatives for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Chris has an MA in engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from the London Business School.

Sally Bednar

Managing Director head of capital markets and ESG solutions group

Wells Fargo Securities

Sally has over 18 years of banking experience, predominately in public finance. She currently serves as the head of Wells Fargo Securities head of higher education and co-head of the education and nonprofit group and previously as co-head of the Morgan Stanley higher education group. Sally has served as a senior banker on over $25 billion of tax-exempt and taxable debt issuance for public and private institutions nationwide and internationally. Sally’s prominent senior managed public university clients include the University of Texas System, the California State University System among others . Her private university and college higher education experience includes senior managed bond issues for Stanford University, Princeton University, Harvard University, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University and Sally'’s not-for-profit experience includes bond issues for the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art among others. She recently headed Wells Fargo as the lead underwriter for the issue of Ford Foundation's  Social Bond in the U.S. taxable corporate bond market — effectively borrowing $1 billion , which is now seen as the ignition point for distributing badly needed cash to nonprofits during the pandemic. 

Mardi McBrien

Managing director

Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Krista Tukiainen

Head of research - Market Intelligence

Climate Bonds Initiative

Company profile

Invesco is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life.

We are committed to building long-term, strategic partnerships with official institutions, bringing the best of our investment expertise and capabilities from across our global organization.

We are privileged to manage $1.5 trillion in assets on behalf of clients worldwide (as of March 31st, 2022).

We have:

Specialized investment teams managing investments across a comprehensive range of asset classes, investment styles and geographies
Over 8,400 employees focused on client needs across the globe
Proximity to our clients with an on-the-ground presence in more than 20 countries


Company profile

Stand: 41

Legal & General are one of the UK’s leading financial services companies and have been insuring homes for over 90 years.

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You’ll also have the chance to win one of our famous brollies. We look forward to seeing you there.


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