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Ingrid Holmes (Associate Director of Hermes Investment)

Ingrid Holmes

Associate Director of Hermes Investment

Ingrid Holmes is an Associate Director at Hermes Investment Management and leads Hermes’ policy and advocacy work. She has over 13 years experience in environmental policy and sustainable finance issues with a long-standing interest in climate change. She has held roles in Government, Parliament and asset management, amongst others as director at the sustainable development think tank E3G; as low carbon asset manager Climate Change Capital; an energy and environment adviser in the UK Parliament and in several other Governmental departments. She is part of the EU High Level Expert Group, whose recommendations formed the basis of the EU’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.

Michael Schmidt (Member of the Board of Directors at Deka Investment GmbH)

Michael Schmidt

Member of the Board of Directors at Deka Investment GmbH

Michael Schmidt is member of the board of executive directors of Deka Investment, one of Germany’s largest financial institutions with almost €283 billion assets under management. Amongst various responsibilities Michael is also in charge of all activities related to sustainable investments and corporate governance. Michael was a board member at Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH and head of the equity portfolio management. Prior to that, he was an equity fund manager for 14 years in the asset management division of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London where he held various analyst and management positions. Michael completed a banking apprenticeship, holds a master degree in business administration and is a CFA Charterholder. He is on the board of the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA e.V.), he is a member of the sustainability advisory council of Deutsche Post DHL and a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance of the EU Commission.

Lisa Wade (Director, Product & Channel Development of National Australia Bank)

Lisa Wade

Director, Product & Channel Development of National Australia Bank

Lisa is currently a Director at National Australia Bank in Product and channel development, the originators of the Low Carbon Shared Portfolio concept.

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry including co-founding Australia's first Clean Energy Equity Fund in 2007 and Change Investment Management in 2009. As a proven pioneer of the socially responsible and impact investment industry, she has established a reputation for driving superior investment returns from the economic opportunity of the transition to a low carbon economy, and is Co-founder of Impact 2080 an Impact Investment advisory business specialising in scaling and bringing impact investment solutions to market.

Lisa is also an ambassador for Earth Hour and Al Gore's Climate Reality Leaders initiative as well as a Mentor for AYP.

Lisa passionately believes investors should no longer have to compromise their values for their investments.

Lisa has multiple years experience managing an international portfolio from Australia at both the Clean Energy Fund and the ESCOR Group. During her career Lisa has been a Director at Citigroup where she specialised in arbitrage and derivatives. Lisa is an experienced trader with an in-depth understanding of pricing and investing in financial products. In her most recent role as head of Community Assets at Bendigo Bank Lisa specialised in developing financial structures to facilitate the acceleration of impact investment.

Nicolette Boele (Executive Manager Policy, Research & Certification at Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

Nicolette Boele

Executive Manager Policy, Research & Certification at Responsible Investment Association Australasia

At RIAA Nicolette leads the organisation’s policy and research agendas and is a member of the PRI’s Global Policy Reference Group. She also oversees the administration of the industry’s Responsible Investment Certification Program – that now covers more than 150 responsible and ethical investment and retirement savings products as well as financial advisers and financial planning groups.

Nicolette joins RIAA after 25 years delivering engagements, collaborations and accountability solutions for and with Australian and international companies, governments, unions and NGOs. She has worked at the Australian Conservation Foundation and Investor Group on Climate Change and has held executive roles at The Climate Institute, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Banarra and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority.

Nicolette is lead judge for NSW’s GREEN GLOBE Awards and Banksia Foundation’s Award for Circular Economy. She is also an interim Board member on Brand Ethics, an internationally reaching research institute promoting ethical shopping choices by providing labour, environmental and animal rights ratings on over 1,000 consumer brands.

Chris Lee (Climate KIC Australia)

Chris Lee

Climate KIC Australia

His career has spanned central banking, academic research, and founding a publishing business.
Most recently he was manager of impacts and adaptation at NSW Government.