Interactive discussion Livestream

Peace Finance – The Case of Renewable Energy

Thursday, October 5, 2023 From 11:30 to 12:30 (CET) Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room C
Climate & Energy Emerging Markets & Impact Investing Social

Whilst global instability is a defining feature of our time, conflict risks remain overlooked by investors. We explore what peace finance is and the practical steps investors and companies can take to address conflict risks by looking at the renewable energy sector and its impact in fragile and conflict-affected settings.


Johannes Schreuder

Business Engagement Lead - PeaceNexus

Johannes leads PeaceNexus' private sector engagement, encouraging companies and investors to better assess and improve their impact in conflict affected countries. His responsibilities include the oversight of the foundation's investment portfolio and engaging portfolio companies. Johannes joined PeaceNexus with experience in both the private and public sector. Previously, at the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, he worked on identifying innovative financing options for peacebuilding and managing a US $30 million portfolio of Peacebuilding Fund investments in Liberia, South Sudan and the Philippines. Before that, he worked as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and as investment officer for Oikocredit.

Dominique Habegger

Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer - de Pury Pictet Turrettini

At de Pury Pictet Turrettini since 2013, Dominique conceived the Buy & Care® investment strategy and broadened it to the Firm’s main asset classes as its Chief Sustainability Officer. Dominique Habegger started his career at SAM in 1996 and has since contributed to many innovations in sustainable finance. In particular, he initiated the first ESG integration methodology at Lombard Odier in 1998 before co-founding ASSET4 in 2003, the first ESG web database. He has been a member of the Board of SFG since 2014 and member of the Board of Swiss Sustainable Finance since 2019.

Kristen Petillon

Director of Business Development - Kube Energy

Kristen heads business development at Kube Energy, managing partnerships, supporting business development and project implementation. Previously, Kristen worked for the UN for over 10 years, specializing in political affairs, diplomacy and humanitarian coordination. He was posted in DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Somalia and served at the UN HQ in New York before joining Kube. He is passionate about bridging the intersection between environment, innovation and the private sector to boost socio-economic development in fragile settings. Kristen holds a Masters in International Law and Humanitarian Affairs from the University of Aix-en-Provence and a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Sherbooke.

Amna Mahmood

Policy Economist - International Growth Centre

Amna Mahmood is a Policy Economist at the International Growth Centre (IGC) where she works on issues of energy poverty in fragile and conflict settings. Previously, she was the Country Economist Pakistan for IGC working on environmental challenges and climate finance. She has worked on poverty alleviation, poverty graduation, and targeting and has provided research support on a capacity development program on public procurement. She had the opportunity to work at the UNHQ during the General Assembly session that saw the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. She holds a MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Josie Lianna Kaye

CEO and Founder - Trustworks Global

Since 2013, Josie has been responsible for leading all TrustWorks’ programmes, fostering unconventional partnerships and complex collaboration to resolve challenges in diverse locations globally. With over 18 years of experience working with public and private sector actors in fragile settings, Josie’s expertise lies in supporting businesses and investors to operate in ways that are conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting. Josie holds a PhD from the University of Oxford on the role of licit and illicit business actors in the dynamics of conflict and peace.