The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance is a group of leaders of major financial institutions and corporations from across the world. It is convened by the United Nations Secretary-General to deliver solutions that scale up private finance and investment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (see GISD Joint Statement).

The UN and the GISD Alliance recognize that achieving the SDGs requires moving trillions of dollars of capital toward sustainable development. The GISD Alliance is uniquely placed to unlock long-term investment in sustainable development for the countries and sectors most in need:

It is cross-cutting

GISD Alliance members represent actors from across the finance and investment value chain

It is comprehensive and holistic

The work of the GISD Alliance covers all 17 SDGs

It is solution-oriented

The GISD Alliance develops practical tools and products

GISD’s work is supported by a Strategy Group appointed by the CEOs and by United Nations system partners coordinated by UN DESA. GISD benefits from the generous support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). 

José Viñals

Group Chairman

GISD Co-Chair

José Viñals was appointed Group Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC in December 2016, after having joined as Chairman designate in October 2016. He was formerly the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he was responsible for the oversight and direction of the IMF’s monetary and financial sector work. Mr. Viñals began his career as an economist before spending 25 years at the Central Bank of Spain, where he rose to be the Deputy Governor.

Standard Chartered Description

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with a presence in 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. Its purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through its unique diversity, and its heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Chief Executive Officer

GISD Co-Chair

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani is owner and CEO of Sintesa Group, managing the group’s direction and its expansion strategy in Indonesia. In 2011, she championed the first business-led sustainability effort, Indonesia Business Council on Sustainable Development, where she currently serves as president. She also established Angel Investment Network Indonesia in 2014 and the Indonesia Business Coalition on Women Empowerment in 2017. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees of WWF International and is the Vice Chairwoman of Indonesia Employers’ Association and Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sintesa Description

Sintesa Group was founded as a family business in 1919 as NV Handelbouw Cultuur Maatschapiij Soen Lie, then formally established in 1999, with the transformation of the business to become more integrated and relevant. It focuses on property, energy, and industrial and consumer products. Sintesa Group exercises sustainable business practices in its operation and advocates extensively for sustainability. It is committed to attainment of the SDGs; for example, by becoming among the first Indonesian companies to be Economic Dividends for Gender Equality Certified and by developing clean and renewable energy.

Gu Shu


Gu Shu has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Bank of China since February 2021. Mr. Gu was previously the Senior Executive Vice President of ICBC. He took office as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Director and President of ICBC in 2016.

ABC Description

Agricultural Bank of China is a major integrated financial service provider, with 22,938 physical outlets in China that serve nearly 8 million corporate and 860 million retail customers. ABC takes a leading role in facilitating rural revitalization in China, with 55% of its outlets and 36% of its loan portfolio in rural areas. As a major commercial bank, ABC is dedicated to serving the real economy and promoting inclusive finance. Its business also includes investment banking, custody, asset management, financial leasing, and life insurance. ABC believes that green development is key and is fully committed to a green transition. In 2021, the Bank ranked No. 3 in The Banker’s “Top 1000 World Banks” list and No. 35 in Fortune’s Global 500 list.

Oliver Bäte

Chief Executive Officer

Oliver Bäte has been the Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE since May 2015. He joined in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer and was Chief Financial Officer between 2009 and 2012. Prior to joining Allianz, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he led the European insurance and asset management sector. 

Allianz Description

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 729 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers and an additional 1.5 trillion euros of third-party assets through its asset managers. Thanks to its systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in business processes and investment decisions, Allianz holds the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 

Valérie Baudson

Chief Executive Officer

Valérie Baudson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Amundi in May 2021. She is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole S.A. in charge of the asset management division and a member of the Executive Committee of Crédit Agricole SA. Before joining Amundi in 2007, Valérie was at Banque Indosuez and Crédit Agricole Chevreux. Valérie is also a member of the Board of Directors of CA Indosuez Wealth, a member of the Strategic Committee of the Association Française de la Gestion Financière (AFG) and President of Paris Europlace Investors' College, which recently published the report "Investing with Purpose and Responsibility".  

Amundi Description

Amundi, the leading European asset manager and ranking among the top 10 global players, offers its 100 million clients - retail, institutional, and corporate - a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets. With its six international investment hubs, financial and extra-financial research capabilities, and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages more than €2.0 trillion of assets.

Ronald Wuijster

Chief Executive Officer, APG Asset Management

Ronald Wuijster is CEO of APG Asset Management and serves as an Executive Board Member of APG Group NV. He is responsible for the asset management portfolio, including advising on and implementing the investment policy of the pension funds serviced by APG. Mr. Wuijster has over 30 years of experience in the investment world, including two decades in executive and managing director roles. He has held a number of top positions at APG since 2006, including Chief Investment Officer. Before joining APG, he held managing directorships at Robeco in the areas of corporate strategy, development, and research.

APG Description

APG and its clients are committed to contribute to SDGs through its Sustainable Development Investments, with a target of 58 billion euros invested by 2020. APG has translated the SDGs into a taxonomy of investable opportunities. Through GISD, APG seeks to stimulate a stronger policy framework in support of more SDG-linked investment opportunities.

Amanda Blanc

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board of Aviva Plc on 2 January 2020, Amanda Blanc is the Group CEO. She started her career as a graduate at one of Aviva’s ancestor companies, Commercial Union. Since then she has held senior executive roles across the insurance industry. Amanda was previously CEO at AXA UK & Ireland, and CEO, EMEA & Global Banking Partnerships at Zurich Insurance Group. Amanda has also held executive leadership positions at Towergate Insurance Brokers, Groupama Insurance Company and Commercial Union. Amanda was previously a management consultant at Ernst & Young, working on transformational assignments.

AVIVA Description

Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 33 million customers, helping people save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life. Aviva is the UK’s leading insurer, serving one in every four households, and has strong businesses in selected markets in Europe, Asia and Canada. Aviva’s asset management business, Aviva Investors, manages over £331 billion in assets. Aviva aims to serve its customers well, building a business which is strong and sustainable, which people are proud to work for, and which makes a positive contribution to society.

Deanne Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Deanne Stewart joined First State Super as Chief Executive Officer in 2018 and has since led the launch of the Fund’s new brand, Aware Super. An experienced financial services industry leader, she is passionate in her belief that a strong culture and clearly defined purpose drives business success. Prior to joining Aware Super, Ms. Stewart was Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Australia, where she led her team to deliver faster, easier and a more caring insurance experience. Prior to MetLife, she held senior roles within BT Financial Group, as well as with Merrill Lynch Investment Management in New York and McKinsey and Company in London.

Aware Super Description

Aware Super is one of Australia’s largest industry funds providing superannuation, advice and retirement solutions to those who teach, nurse, care, respond and help others in our communities. The company has a diverse range of investment options and provides members with access to advice about their super and the investment options available to them, including over 220 qualified financial planners across 74 locations. The Fund is dedicated to its members and their communities, often investing its $91 billion directly in assets that create jobs and benefit communities.

Tarciana Paula Gomes Medeiros

Chief Executive Officer

Tarciana Medeiros has worked at Banco do Brasil for over 20 years and since January 2023 has been the Chief Executive Officer. She has held multiple positions across Banco do Brasil including in the Retail Business Office (SME and Individuals), the Loans Solutions for Individuals Office, and the Commercial Executive Superintendence of BB Seguros.

Tarciana has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and post-graduate degrees in Administration, Business and Marketing and in Leadership, Innovation and Management.

Banco do Brasil Description

Banco do Brasil is a Brazilian financial services company. Founded in 1808, it now counts 85,000 employees and focusses on solutions in banking, investment, fund management, insurance, payment methods, and other financial services.

Juan Carlos Mora Uribe

Chief Executive Officer

Juan Carlos Mora was appointed in 2016 as the CEO of Bancolombia. He started his career in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, later occupying senior positions such as Chief Risk Officer, Chief IT Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Corporate Vice President of Innovation and Digital Transformation. Mr. Mora has played a crucial role in the Group’s internationalization, envisioning and executing a strategy to build a leading regional financial group. He also led the transformation of Bancolombia’s Foundation to act as connector between rural communities and business opportunities.

Bancolombia Description

Bancolombia is a Colombia’s leading financial institution, providing a wide range of financial products and services to a diversified individual, corporate, and government customer base throughout Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean region. Bancolombia is a leading, trendsetting financial group that generates a superior experience for its clients, pride for its employees, and value for its shareholders, in a sustainable manner. Bancolombia has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2011 and is the second most sustainable bank in Latin America and the fourth worldwide.

Ana Botin

Group Executive Chairman

Appointed Executive Chairman of Banco Santander in September 2014, Ana Botin has led Santander to meet its 3-year targets set in 2015, including delivering double digit growth in earnings per share in 2018. Today, Santander is one of the most profitable and efficient banks in its peer group, serving over 140 million customers across Europe and the Americas. Ms. Botin is the founder and Chair of both Fundacion CyD, which supports Spanish universities’ contribution to economic and social development, and Empieza por Educar, which trains talented graduates to become teachers.

Banco Santander Description

Banco Santander is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in Europe and the Americas and is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. At the end of 2018, Banco Santander had 981 billion euros in customer funds (deposits and mutual funds), 144 million customers, 13,000 branches and 200,000 employees. In 2019 Santander was ranked third in the world among banks in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Brian Moynihan

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of every size, and institutional investors across the United States and around the world. Mr. Moynihan is chairman of the World Economic Forum International Business Council, and serves on the Financial Services Forum, the Bank Policy Institute (chair), the Business Roundtable, the Clearing House, the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable (co-chair), the Business Council and the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.

Bank of America Description

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world.

Charles Emond

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Emond is responsible for the strategic direction of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the global growth of the organization. Prior to this, he held the position of Executive Vice-President, Québec, Private Equity and Strategic Planning at CDPQ, which he joined in February 2019. In that role he was responsible for managing the Québec and Private Equity (Québec and International) portfolios, as well as CDPQ’s global strategic planning, in collaboration with the Executive Committee. He sits on CDPQ Infra’s Board of Directors.

CDPQ Description

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As of June 2019, it held CA326.7 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt.

Marcie Frost

Chief Executive Officer

Marcie Frost joined CalPERS as its Chief Executive Officer in 2016, the second woman to head the nation’s largest public pension fund. Prior to joining CalPERS, Ms. Frost was the executive director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and served on the Washington State Investment Board. She also represents the United States on the International Centre for Pension Management Board of Directors. At CalPERS, her focus is on long-term sustainability, improving the plan’s funded status, and ensuring the system’s 1.9 million members have financial security in retirement.

CalPERS Description

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is America’s largest public pension fund, administering a defined benefit retirement system for more than 1.9 million California public sector workers and their families. It also runs America’s second largest health system. CalPERS has a team of 2,800 professionals that manage a global investment portfolio of more than $400 billion. It is focused on maximizing long-term investment returns to meet the fund’s fiduciary responsibility to members and leverage the fund’s global strength to drive sustainable markets.

Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad

Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad is the Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, a leading ASEAN universal bank. He is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of CIMB Bank Berhad. Previously, he founded and served as CEO of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government-linked private equity firm, and President and Group CEO of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, the leading asset management company in Malaysia.

CIMB Description

CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups, a world leader in Islamic finance with presence in 16 countries worldwide and Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider by assets. It offers consumer banking, commercial banking, investment banking, Islamic banking and asset management products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is present in all 10 ASEAN nations as well as China, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, the US and UK. CIMB Group has the most extensive retail branch network in ASEAN, while the investment banking arm is one of the largest Asia Pacific-based investment banks.

Jane Fraser

Chief Executive Officer

Jane Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi. She is the first female CEO in the firm’s history. Before becoming CEO in February 2021, she was President of Citi and CEO of the Global Consumer Bank. Prior to this role, she was CEO of Citi Latin America from 2015-2019 and CEO of U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking and CitiMortgage from 2013-2015. She has also held the roles of CEO of Citi’s Global Private Bank and of Global Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for Citi.

Citigroup Description

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun

Chief Executive Officer

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun is an Executive board member of Holmarcom and CEO of its largest industrial and distribution branch, Les Eaux Minérales d'Oulmès, a leading Casablanca Stock exchange company. She is currently member of several national and international boards, including Bank Al-Maghrib (Morocco’s Central Bank), Al Akhawayn University, Suez Group, and Renault-Nissan Group. She is an active member of many trade chambers and charitable associations.

Eaux Minérales d'Oulmès Description

Holmarcom Holding is one of the largest industrial and financial groups in Morocco as well as one of the most influential in Africa. It operates in several industrial, commercial and service fields such as banking, insurance, airlines, distribution and logistics, real estate, and bottling through its subsidiary Les Eaux Minérales d'Oulmès. LEMO is also bottler of Suntory group in Morocco. It is a company of 2000 employees producing 32 SKUs with 60% market share and a net turnover of around 200 million USD.

Habiba Al Mar’ashi Al Hashimi

Co-Founder and Chairperson

Habiba Al Mar’ashi Al Hashimi is a pioneer of environmental campaigning and social responsibility. She is the founder of Emirates Environmental Group and Arabia CSR Network, both of which she continues to head. She is one of the founders of the Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) and serves as a Board Member, Vice Chair and Treasurer to the Council. She has also served on the board of UN Global Compact, UNEP’s Major Groups Facilitating Committee, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council, and the Membership Committee of the World Green Building Council.

Emirates Environmental Group Description

Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is an environmental business council established in 1991, accredited by the United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Convention to Combatting Desertification. It is the world’s first environmental entity of its kind to be ISO 14001 certified in 2001. EEG operates nationally, regionally and internationally with the aim of effectively implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) through effective partnerships and collaborations with different sectors and societies.

Flavio Cattaneo

Chief Executive Officer

Flavio Cattaneo has been CEO of Enel since May 12th, 2023 and vice chair of Endesa S.A. since June 20th, 2023. He also currently holds the position of non-executive vice president of NTV-Italo, and member of the board of directors of Assicurazioni Generali.

He previously worked with NTV-Italo, Telecom Italia, Terna, RAI - Italian Radio and Television broadcasting, Fiera Milano, and AEM Milan (now A2A).

Enel Description

Enel S.p.A. is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power and renewables markets. At global level, it is the largest renewable private player, the foremost electricity distribution network player by number of grid customers served and the biggest retail operator by customer base. People are the heart of the Group's energy, with more than 65,000 employees operating in 29 countries and the work is based on the core values of Trust, Responsibility, Innovation and Proactivity. Sustainability is at the center of Enel's business model and its strategy.

Salil Parekh

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Salil Parekh, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, sets and evolves the strategic direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution. Salil has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry with a strong track record of driving digital transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds and managing successful acquisitions. 

Infosys Description

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, enabling clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, Infosys enables and empowers businesses with an AI-powered core and agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. The company’s always-on learning agenda drives continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from their innovation ecosystem.

Ruth Leas

Chief Executive Officer

Ruth Leas is Chief Executive Officer of Investec Bank plc which includes the Investec Group's businesses in the UK and Europe, Channel Islands, United States and India. Ruth is also a member of the Investec Group DLC Executive Committee. Throughout her career with Investec since 1998, Ruth has occupied roles developing the business. After building a strong foundation in banking, including derivative structuring and sales, Ruth moved from Johannesburg to London in 2002 and was appointed Co-Head US Principal Finance in 2004, focusing on credit derivatives and structured credit. After 10 years in client-facing roles, Ruth gained deep knowledge and experience from various roles including Credit, Head of Investor Relations in the UK and Chief Risk Officer, and was appointed as CEO in 2019. Ruth is focused on driving belonging, diversity and inclusion at Investec and in the financial services industry. Ruth is passionate about education and mentoring young people from all backgrounds and is involved with various organisations Investec supports, helping students gain skills, confidence and insights into a career in finance. Ruth is a non-executive director of Rathbones Group plc and also sits on the Cambridge Judge Business School Advisory Board.

Investec Bank Description

Investec partners with private, institutional, and corporate clients, offering international banking, investments, and wealth management services in two principal markets, South Africa and the UK. The Group was established in 1974 and currently has 7,400+ employees. Investec has a dual listed company structure with primary listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.

Leila Fourie

Chief Executive Officer

Leila Fourie is the CEO of Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Limited. She has 20 years of experience in consulting, investment banking, retail banking and capital markets. She has held senior executive positions and directorships of global portfolios, local boards & U.S. boards. Her executive experience includes Accenture, Standard Bank, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Australian Payments Network and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. 

JSE Description

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa has operated as a marketplace for the trading of financial products for 132 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets.  The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation, is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges, and holds the chairmanship of the Association of Futures Markets.  The JSE offers an electronic, efficient, secure market with excellent regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management.

Shemara Wikramanayake

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Shemara Wikramanayake has been Macquarie Group's Managing Director and CEO since late 2018. Shemara joined Macquarie in 1987 and in her time at Macquarie has worked in six countries and across several business lines and has also served as Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation. As Head of Macquarie Asset Management for 10 years before her appointment as CEO, Shemara led a team of 1,600 staff in 24 markets. Macquarie Asset Management grew to become a world-leading manager of infrastructure and real assets and a top 50 global public securities manager. In 2018, Shemara was appointed a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a World Bank-led initiative to accelerate climate adaptation action and create concrete solutions which enhance resilience. In 2019, Shemara was appointed by the UN's Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, to the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative which seeks a six-fold increase in climate mitigation investment from the private sector.

Macquarie Description

Macquarie is a global financial services group operating in 33 markets in asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment. Macquarie has over 18,000 employees globally and manages over $A774 billion of assets.

Jose Minaya

Chief Executive Officer

Jose Minaya is Chief Executive Officer of Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA. He is responsible for Nuveen’s strategy, distribution and operations and oversees the company’s investment affiliates. Minaya joined TIAA in 2004 after holding roles at AIG, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan. In 2015, he became the leader of Nuveen’s Real Assets business, where he was responsible for developing the firm’s investment capabilities in real estate, agriculture, timber, infrastructure, energy and alternative credit. He was tapped to lead all of Nuveen’s Global Investments organization in 2016, added the CIO role in 2018 and was named President of Nuveen in June of 2019.

Nuveen Description

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of 30 June 2019 and operations in 23 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. 

Funso Doherty

CEO and Managing Director

Funso Doherty is the Managing Director and CEO of Pensions Alliance Limited (PAL Pensions). He is an accomplished professional with a distinguished record spanning more than 25 years. He was previously Managing Director/CIO of ValuAlliance Asset Management Ltd, (formerly SIM Capital Alliance) where he led the Asset Management (Non-Private Equity) business of the African Capital Alliance (ACA) Group.

PAL Pensions Description

Pensions Alliance Limited was licensed in 2005 by the National Pension Commission to undertake pension fund administration in Nigeria in line with the Pension Reform Act. The company is owned by FSDH Holding Company, a majority shareholder, and African Alliance Insurance Plc, and currently has assets under management in excess of US$1 billion. PAL operates out of 43 branches across Nigeria, serving over 450,000 clients with about 300 employees. The company seeks to be the leading pension fund administrator in Nigeria, creating value for all stakeholders and ensuring that clients “Retire with a Smile”.

Emmanuel Roman

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO and managing director, Emmanuel Roman serves on PIMCO’s Executive Committee and has executive oversight of client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Prior to joining PIMCO, Mr. Roman was CEO at Man Group PLC, one of the world’s largest publicly traded alternative asset managers. He has served as a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd. as well as a trustee of the Paris Review of Books, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Tate Foundation and the University of Chicago.

PIMCO Description

PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With its launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the nearly 50 years since, PIMCO has continued to bring innovation and expertise to its partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today, it has offices across the globe and 2,700 professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment.

Peter Ndegwa

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Ndegwa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Safaricom PLC. Peter joined Safaricom on April 1st, 2020. He is an experienced leader with a wealth of experience in General Management, Commercial and Business Strategy, and Sales and Finance Operations, having spent over 25 years in various roles within the financial services and fast-moving consumer goods sectors in Africa and Europe. Prior to Safaricom, Peter was responsible for Diageo PLC operations in 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Safaricom Description

Safaricom PLC is a leading mobile communications company in Africa and pioneer of MPESA, one of the world’s most developed mobile financial service and financial inclusion platforms. Safaricom’s purpose is to ‘Transform Lives’, driving the business to deliver purpose before profit and to create value for society. In 2016, Safaricom integrated nine of the 17 SDGs into its corporate strategy. Through its network, products and services and its current subscriber base of 31 million, Safaricom aims to stimulate growth and generate value for the company, society and economy.

Niklas Ekvall

Chief Executive Officer

Niklas Ekvall is the CEO of AP4, a Swedish public pension fund. AP4 pioneered portfolio decarbonization in 2012 and co-founded the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) in 2014.

Niklas's previous positions include Head of Treasury at Nordea Bank, Head of Asset Management at Nordea, Carnegie and AP3. He holds a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics where he has also been adjunct professor and lecturer.

AP4/SISD Description

The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) was founded in 1974 to manage part of Sweden's public pension capital. They are one of five buffer funds in the Swedish public pension system and their mission is to manage part of the pension system's buffer capital. Their fund capital includes listed shares, both global and Swedish, constituting more than half of the assets. They also invest in Swedish and global fixed income investments as well as real assets. 

AP4's three guiding principles are:

  • Work with a long-term perspective
  • Integrate sustainability
  • Take responsibility
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