40th Annual Monetary & Trade Conference | Session II: Climate Change and Capital Markets

VIDEO November 30, 2022

Speaker / Author

Michael Cosack

Principal, ImpactWise

Michael Cosack has spent most of his professional career advising the trustees on the investment and fiduciary responsibilities regarding their institutional funds.  As an entrepreneur, he has built several organizations, including one of the largest independent investment consulting firms in the Greater Philadelphia region, stewarding over $3.5 billion of combined assets. The firm was eventually purchased by a national independent financial advisory firm. Mr. Cosack has a deep passion and commitment to raising the awareness and impact of sustainable investing.  He is a Principal of ImpactWise LLC, Research Liaison of Sustainable Research & Analysis LLC, Chair of the CFA Society of ... Read More

Mark Hays

Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing, Glenmede

Mark Hays is Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing. In this role, he provides strategic leadership of Glenmede’s sustainable and impact investing efforts. Mark and his team are responsible for the development of new investment capabilities, the creation and delivery of innovative thought leadership, and the deepening of relationships with clients and industry partners. Previously, Mr. Hays served as Vice President of Sustainable Investing for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, he developed an enhanced ESG integration framework and led its implementation for more than 25 investment teams, while helping to create and launch three sustainable investment strategies. Before this ... Read More

Klaus Oppermann

Senior Economist, World Bank Climate Change Group

Klaus Oppermann is a senior economist with the World Bank Climate Change Group. He is an expert on international climate finance and carbon markets with more than 20 years of working experience. He is one of the co-authors of the World Bank report ‘Transformative Climate Finance: A new approach for climate finance to achieve low-carbon resilient development in developing countries’. Klaus holds a Phd in economics from Frankfurt University. ... Read More

Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM

CEO, Responsible Alpha

Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM, Certified Ecologist, is CEO, Responsible Alpha, a global consultancy which enables institutions on their transition to a low-carbon, sustainable, and equitable future. He is a former investment research manager and commercial banker with over 15 years' experience as an award-winning research manager (2014, 2015, 2020, and 2021). He is a member of various Fortune 500, scientific, and financial technical committees including the S&P Sustainable Finance Scientific Council, and is former President, Board, 2 Degrees Investing Initiative U.S. He has published over 70 thematic investment reports covering many themes including sovereign debt, gender, ... Read More

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More