Energy Transition: Green and Just
As renewable energy sources can create new human rights challenges, the financial sector will need to address climate and human rights concerns in parallel. This panel discussion explores how to assess and draft transition plans that achieve the dual goals of both environmental sustainability and social justice to inform financial institutions.
Dorothée Baumann-PaulyDirector - Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights
Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is a Professor at the Geneva University's School of Economics and Management as well as the Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, inaugurated in 2019 by the University of Geneva (UniGE) - the first human rights center at a business school in Europe. Since 2013, she is the Research Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. As a specialist in business ethics and with extensive practical experience in implementing human rights in multipartite contexts, Ms. Baumann-Pauly has authored numerous publications at the intersection of business ethics, corporate responsibility, private governance mechanisms, and human rights. Over the past decade, she has taught on various human rights-related subjects both in the United States and in Europe.
Christian LeitzHead Corporate Responsibility - UBS
Suzanne SpearsFounder and Principal - Paxus LLP
In addition to being a lawyer, with a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, Ms. Spears is a political and social scientist by background, with a master’s from Colombia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s in International Relations from Tufts University.
Melchior de MuraltManaging Partner - Pury Pictet Turrettini
Melchior de Muralt joined de Pury Pictet Turrettini in 2001 as Managing partner. Member of the executive committee, he is in charge of institutional clientele. He co-founded Blue Orchard Finance, serves as the chairman of Cadmos shareholder engagement funds and is also a member of the assembly of the ICRC. Previously, Mr. de Muralt was responsible for the Swiss institutional clientele at Lombard Odier. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Lausanne
Marie-Laure SchaufelbergerHead of ESG and Stewardship - Pictet
Marie-Laure Schaufelberger is Head of ESG and Stewardship for the Pictet Group where she drives corporate strategy for the Pictet Group’s Responsible Vision across investments and its own assets. She is also President of Sustainable Finance Geneva. Ms. Schaufelberger began her career at Pictet in 2007 in the media relations and public affairs team where she was also responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. In 2014, she joined Pictet Asset Management’s Thematic Equities team as a Product Specialist, covering business development and client portfolio management across several environmental and social thematic impact strategies. Ms. Schaufelberger holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Geneva Graduate Institute and is a CFA charter holder.