34 years of investment banking and capital markets experience. Goldman Sachs Partner and retired Executive Vice President of The Nature Conservancy.
PROF. CALLUM ROBERTS
Callum Michael Roberts is Europe’s leading marine conservation biologist, oceanographer, author, research scholar at the University of Exeter, England.
DR. ENRIC SALA
A National Geographic explorer-in-residence actively engaged in exploration, research, communications to advance ocean conservation. He created the Pristine Seas Project to identify, study, and protect the last wild places in the ocean, and also wrote the book, Pristine Seas: Journeys to the Ocean's Last Wild Places, in 2015.
Over 25 years of experience working for international non-governmental organisations on environmental issues around the world with a particular focus on protecting marine biodiversity and building resilience to climate change.
Founder of Global Ocean Trust. Immensely knowledgeable about ocean conservation and management financing, including blue carbon. He developed Blue Natural Capital and innovative finance solutions to ocean and coastal governance challenges.
17 years of environmental and infrastructure markets experience, first as a director of Noble Environmental Solutions and later as Head of Asia Environmental Financial Products at Macquarie Bank. MSc. in Marine & Atmospheric Biogeochemistry
20 years of strategic experience in the areas of ocean policy and science, environment, sustainability and development.
Amanda focuses on maximizing impact with funds, corporations, policymakers and entrepreneurs. She co-developed the Impact Management Project to make it easier to talk about, measure and manage impact.
DR. SYLVIA ALICE EARLE
An American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998.
Mark is the Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the ‘Planet Tracker’, focused on oceans/seafood, water, textiles, land use change and plastics. Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment funds and is a member of the Advisory Council of ImpactBase.org; a member of the Advisory Board of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s ‘Conservation and Markets Initiatives’.
DR. BEN CALDECOTT
Founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. Previously worked as the Research Director for Environment and Energy at the think tank Policy Exchange, as a Vice President at investment bank Climate Change Capital, as Head of Government Advisory at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Award-winning filmmaker, television presenter, news correspondent and entrepreneur. He is the global evangelist for the Plastic Oceans Foundation, a charity dedicated to ending humanity's single-use plastic addiction within a generation.
45 years of investment experience. Founder, former CEO & Chairman of Gottex Group which managed in 2008 $16bn of Alternative investments.
Clare Brook joined BLUE as CFO in 2014 and then became CEO in March 2015. Prior to that she was a pioneer of environmental investing, managing sustainable investment funds at Jupiter, NPI and Henderson. She established the sustainable investment division of Aviva in 2000 and co-founded WHEB Asset Management in 2008
LEO VAN DEN THILLART
Managing Partner at Brookfield responsible for Private Funds. Brookfield is a $350bn Investment group.
Principal advisor to the Premier of Alberta. Prior to working for the Canadian Government, he was the Global Head of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Commonwealth Bank. He also was the head of GLG (Europe / Asia) from 2003 to 2015.
Founder and CEO of the World Ocean Council. Extensive leadership experience in addressing international ocean, coastal and island challenges of sustainable development, conservation, science and stewardship
PROF. STEPHANE VOISIN
Stephane is the Head of the Green & Sustainable Finance Program - The Green DataLab - The Climate Chain at the Institut Louis Bachelier. He is developing data intelligence solutions to support the Paris Climate Accord and drive green finance.
DR. JAN DAUMAN
40 years experience in international business, corporate finance, emerging markets and ESG. Co-founder/CEO of InterMatrix consultancy with subsidiaries/affiliates in 15 countries and working with Fortune 500 MNCs. Pioneer in ESG and its incorporation into every aspect of company operations. Degrees in engineering (Imperial College), business (Yale). PhD in economics,
with thesis on ESG management.
Sustainable finance professional. Responsible for the Valuing Plastics report for UNEP - the world’s first quantification of the impact of plastic on oceans. As part of the Kepler Cheuvreux ESG team (2015-2017), she was ranked #2 in SRI(2017 Extel review). She holds a degree in International Development Studies from McGill Univ. and an MSc in Mgmt. from Imperial College Ldn.
PROF. CHARLES SHEPPARD
Coral reef scientist who has worked in dozens of countries worldwide on a broad variety of conservation projects. Also Editor of Marine Pollution Bulletin, handling thousands of studies of ocean damage and restoration.
PROF. ELLEN PIKITCH
Wide ranging and creative thinker in the fields of fisheries and marine conservation. Has wide geographic experience, including China.
DR. ALBERT TACON
40 years of professional experience in aquaculture research and development, including 14 years of in-house experience with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
PROF. RICHARD THOMPSON
Expert on ocean plastic pollution and one of the key people who first raised the alarm about microplastics.