Disclosing Climate: From International Sustainability Standards to the Swiss Climate Scores
The transition to a low-carbon economy requires a common language under which corporates and financial institutions communicate and disclose climate-related issues. As companies engage on climate-aligned strategies, the need for standardization and comparability fostering decision-making becomes critical. This event sheds lights on the emergence of international sustainability standards and how they translate into Swiss initiatives and the Swiss Climate Scores.
Daniela StoffelState Secretary for International Finance, Federal Department of Finance (SIF)
Daniela Stoffel took up her role as State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) in March 2019. Daniela Stoffel entered the diplomatic service of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in 1998 where she held several roles including Head of Public Relations and Culture at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. and Head of Economic and Financial Affairs and Deputy Head of Mission at the Swiss Embassy in Berlin. She also previously worked at the OECD in Paris. Daniela Stoffel graduated from the University of Zurich with a degree in Philosophy, Economics and German Linguistics.
Margarita PirovskaGlobal Director of Policy, UN Principles for Responsible Investment
Hortense BioyGlobal Director of Sustainability Research, Morningstar
Christoph BaumannSL4SF Member; Envoy of the State Secretary for Sustainable Finance, State Secretariat for International Finance
Christoph Baumann is Envoy for Sustainable Finance at the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF). In this role, he leads the Swiss government's international and national sustainable finance activities. Mr Baumann is a SL4SF member.
Philippe Le GallSenior Engagement Specialist, Pictet
Ruben Feldman Panelist,Dep. Head of ESG Strategy & Business Development, Zürcher Kantonalbank Asset Management
Ruben Feldman joined ZKB in 2020, to support Asset Management's efforts in integrating sustainability into its full product range (Swisscanto Funds). Mr. Feldman is, among other things, responsible for the implementation of the climate strategy and has a long track record in sustainable finance. He holds a math degree from Trinity College and a Masters in Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Adrian SchatzmannCEO, Asset Management Association Switzerland (AMAS)
Adrian Schatzmann is the CEO of Asset Management Association Switzerland (AMAS) in Basel since January 2021. Additionally, he founded in 2016 Clear Minds Investment AG, a financial advisor company, and assumes today the role of Managing Partner. He also sits since 2016 on the Board of Directors as Managing Director at Straub-Egloff Immobilien AG. From 2017 to 2020, Mr. Schatzmann assumed two other roles, one at DIventures Management GmbH as Member of the Investment Committee and the other at SwissBanking as Strategic Advisor. At the begining of his career, Mr. Schatzmann spent 6 years at SBC Brinson as Fund Manager and later spent 15 years within UBS Wealth Management with different roles as Managing Director. Finally, Mr. Schatzmann graduated from the University of Saint Gallen with a degree in Economics.
Sabine DöbeliCEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance
Sabine Döbeli has led Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) for 7 years as CEO. Prior to joining SSF, she worked at Bank Vontobel as Head of Corporate Sustainability Management and at Zürcher Kantonalbank as Head of Sustainability Research. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on International Cooperation of the Swiss Federal Council, of the research advisory council of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and of the advisory councils of the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance (SDFA) and Stiftung Drittes Millenium. Ms. Döbeli has a Master of Advanced Studies in Business and Marketing from the University of Basel and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich.