The IIF and State Street hosted a IIF Sustainable Finance Workshop entitled Crisis as Catalyst: Higher Stakes for Climate and ESG Investment. The workshop featured panel conversations on the quest for better disclosure, ESG investing in the time of COVID-19, and practitioner perspectives on ESG metrics, methodologies and data.


  • Jenn Bender, Senior Managing Director, Director of Research for the Global Equity Beta Solutions Team, State Street
  • Bob Eccles, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Janine Guillot, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • Patricia Hudson, Head of Executive Communications and Thought Leadership, State Street Corporation
  • Henrik Jeppesen, Head of Investor Outreach, Carbon Tracker
  • David King, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Stewardship, Fidelity
  • Giel Linthorst, Executive Director, PCAF
  • Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainability Finance, Lipper and I&A Insights, Refinitiv
  • Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair for Public Policy and Special Advisor to Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP
  • George Serafeim, Charles M. Williams Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Doug Sims, Senior Advisor for Green Finance and Director of the Center for Market Innovation, Natural Resources Defense Council