Wednesday, April 18th 2012
The aim of this workshop is to highlight new developments in financing biodiversity conservation through tapping private capital sources and to show the status quo of markets for biodiversity.
Annelisa Grigg, Director and Sustainability Advisor, Globalbalance (moderation)
Annelisa is an independent consultant specializing on corporate management of biodiversity and ecosystem services risks. She is project director of the Natural Value Initiative (NVI), an initiative aiming to raise awareness in the financial sector on the risks linked to corporate impacts and dependence and ecosystem services. Previously, Annelisa led international environmental NGO, Fauna & Flora International’s Environmental Markets team and was a manager within KPMG's Global Sustainability Services team.
Eva Maria Mayerhofer, Lead Environmental Specialist, Environment and Social Office, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank.
Lara Yacob, Senior Engagement Specialist Responsible Investing, Robeco
Lara Yacob is a Senior Engagement Specialist at Robeco. She is a seasoned professional field of environmental management and human rights. Lara currently works for Robeco as a senior engagement specialist on human rights and water management issues in the Responsible Investing division.
Yan Speranza, Executive Director, Fundación Moisés Bertoni
With a Masters in Business Administration from schools in the US and Japan, he is also a university professor and headed the Junior Achievement Program in Paraguay from 1995 to 2005. He is currently CEO of Fundación Moisés Bertoni. Yan was awarded the National Outstanding Youth Award 1998, and at the international level the "Individual Achievement Award 2002." He is a board member of ADEC, CIRD, Fundación Paraguaya, and Acción para el Desarrollo, among other civil society organizations.
Francis Vorhies, Executive Director, Earthmind
Francis (or Frank) is the Executive Director of Earthmind. He has over 20 years of international experience as a sustainability economist. In 2006, Frank followed his wife’s career back to Geneva, Switzerland, and set up Earthmind as a not-for-profit professional sustainability association.