Rachel Alembakis (Editor at The Sustainability Report)

Rachel Alembakis

Editor at The Sustainability Report

Rachel Alembakis is the editor of The Sustainability Report, a publication she founded nine years ago. The Sustainability Report is a weekly digital publication that provides unique, in-depth writing covers how investible Australian companies manage disclose and communicate their ESG risks and
opportunities, and how Australian institutional asset owners and asset managers are using ESG risk/reward analysis to mitigate risk. The magazine is now part of the Rainmaker Group.

Edward Franks (Partner, Fund Manager at Pengana Capital (UK))

Edward Franks

Partner, Fund Manager at Pengana Capital (UK)

Ted is the Fund Manager for the Pengana WHEB Sustainable Impact Fund and helped to found WHEB Asset Management in 2009.
Before joining WHEB, Ted was a sector specialist in the renewable energy and utilities sectors at Dresdner Kleinwort and KPMG. Over seven years Ted advised on projects involving over €15bn of investment. Amongst numerous renewables transactions and engagements, Ted advised both of the two largest European renewable energy generators on their European expansion strategy, and on one of the most successful ever disposals of a UK water utility.
Ted is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Accountant, and won the Helen Somerville Prize during qualification. Ted has a degree in Philosophy and Economics from Bristol University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Bristol Legal Institute.

Helena Fung (Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific at FTSE Russell)

Helena Fung

Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific at FTSE Russell

As Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, Helena is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, and data services across the Asia Pacific region. A core part of her role is client engagement on a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions. Working with research and leadership teams, she has a responsibility for developing FTSE Russell’s Asia Pacific Sustainable Investment product strategy and expansion.
Helena relocated to Hong Kong in 2014 from London - a key hub for ESG investments, where she worked for the responsible investment arm of Hermes Investment Management as global head of client relations, enabling pension funds and asset managers to integrate sustainability criteria into passive and active portfolios. Before joining FTSE Russell, Helena worked for a family office in Asia where her responsibilities as an investment specialist included ESG integration, equity analysis and philanthropy. She has been working as an expert in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2008, including providing advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds and family office clients, drafting responsible investment policies and integrating sustainability policies into both active and passive portfolios.