Panel Livestream

The Journey to Net Zero: Deep-dive into the Net-Zero Alliances

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 From 14:00 to 15:30 (CET) Centre International des Conférences Genève - Room D

Convened by PRI and UNEP FI, Asset Owner Alliance, Asset Managers Initiative, Insurance Alliance, and Banking Alliance have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

What do these commitments entail and how can institutions deliver on them? During this session, we will hear directly from industry leaders who are driving the transition.


Eric Usher Panelist,

Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Eric Usher has been the Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) since 2015. Mr. Usher is also a member of the governing boards of Principles for Responsible Investment, Principles for Sustainable Insurance, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, and the impact fund REPP Africa. Previously, he worked on the establishment of the Green Climate Fund and led efforts to create its Private Sector Facility. He has been an editor of the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report published annually with Bloomberg and was the lead author for finance of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources. Earlier in his career, Mr. Usher was General Manager of a solar rural electrification company based in Morocco. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University (Canada) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Shelagh Whitley

Chief Sustainability Officer, PRI

Sagarika Chatterjee

Finance Lead, Climate Action Champions, GFANZ Secretariat

Mark Carney

Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, UN

Remco Fisher

Climate Lead, UNEP FI

Eniko Horvath

Acting Director, Climate & Environment, PRI

Hayley Robinson

Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich Insurance

Claudia Bolli

Head of Responsible Investing, Swiss Re

Hamid Amoura

Head of Responsible Investment, Mirabaud

Judson Berkey

Chief Sustainability Office, UBS

Judson Berkey is an experienced manager in global regulatory driven change programs for large financial services firms. Additional experience in emerging legal and regulatory issues.