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About the speakers

   
 Alice Garton - ClientEarth Alice Garton, Company and Financial Project Leader, ClientEarth

Alice Garton is a senior corporate lawyer at Europe’s leading environmental law charity, ClientEarth. ClientEarth uses the law to protect the environment and assists citizens to hold decision-makers to account. Alice manages the new Company & Financial Project, which is one of the first projects in the world to use legal interventions based on corporate and finance law to accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon economy. Previously a corporate litigation lawyer in the UK and Australia, Alice has a double degree in Law and Politics from Charles Darwin University (in Australia) and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from University College London, graduating with first class honours in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

 Natasha Landell-Mills - speaker Natasha Landell-Mills, Head of Stewardship, Sarasin & Partners

Natasha is responsible for overseeing stewardship activities undertaken by the investment team with individual companies, and sustaining policy and positioning of stewardship issues internally and externally.

Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners, she spent over six years as the Senior Analyst leading ESG integration and several strands of policy work at the Universities Superannuation Scheme's investment management arm. Natasha has also worked with OTP Fund Management and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Before moving into finance, she spent a number of years working on sustainable development issues is Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Natasha has a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from University College London. She is also a CFA Charterholder.

 Subitha Subramaniam - speaker Subitha Subramaniam, Chief Economist, Sarasin & Partners

Subitha is the Chief Economist at Sarasin & Partners, responsible for analysing the macroeconomic backdrop that underpins strategic decisions on asset allocation, equity themes and opportunity sets.

Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners, Subitha worked at UBS in Zurich, Switzerland as a Senior Economist for Asia in Global Markets Research and then as a Macroeconomist for Asia in Sovereign Research. Other roles include Project Director at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector, Washington DC, USA and Research Assistant at the World Bank’s Middle East Department.

Subitha holds a BA in Economics – Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA – and a MA and Ph.D. in Economics – Duke University, Durham NC, USA.

 Robert Barrington - Executive Director of UK chapter of Transparency International

Robert Barrington, Executive Director of UK chapter of Transparency International

Robert Barrington is Executive Director of the UK chapter of Transparency International, the world’s leading anti-corruption organisation with chapters in over one hundred countries. He is an authority on global corruption, corporate bribery and corruption within the UK, and has worked in academia and in the City.

He joined Transparency International in 2008 and was appointed as Executive Director in 2013. He was previously Director of Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management, and CEO (Europe) of the environmental research group Earthwatch Institute. Recent publications and projects include ‘How to Bribe’, ‘Adequate Procedures – Guidance to the UK Bribery Act’ and ‘Corruption in the UK’.

Robert has a degree from Oxford University, a PhD from the European University Institute and has held fellowships at Oxford and the University of Sussex’s Centre for the Study of Corruption. He is also a member of the ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Committee and RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies.

 Professor Malcolm Chalmers - Royal United Services Institute

Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Professor Malcolm Chalmers became Deputy Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 30 November 2015. He is RUSI’s acting Research Director, and the Director of its Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme. His research focuses on UK defence, foreign and security policy. Before joining RUSI, Chalmers was a Senior Special Adviser in the FCO to Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw MP and Margaret Beckett MP.

 Henry Boucher - speaker image Henry Boucher, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Sarasin & Partners

Henry is responsible for helping set the overall investment strategy and priorities of the firm, and ensuring that it maintains sustainable business practices and an ethical corporate culture.

Henry has over 20 years of investment experience and joined Sarasin & Partners in March 2003. He is head of the institutional team and also the fund manager of the Sarasin Food and Agriculture Opportunities Fund. Previous roles include Divisional Director and Head of Pensions and Charities at Gerrard. Specialising in asset allocation and UK equity selection, he has managed a wide variety of funds, including pensions, life funds and charities.

Henry is chair of a large charity focused on poverty relief in London and is a Fellow of the Securities Institute.

 



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