The rise of the Green Finance market follows from a combination of a global environmental awareness (as reflected in some of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals), regulatory emphasis in many parts of the world, and an emerging investment preference.
Banks have a significant responsibility in channelizing resources into companies and initiatives that comprise or qualify for “Green” credentials. In this webinar, senior Treasury technology professionals from PRMIA, HCLTech and Finastra will discuss and debate the role that bank treasurers have to play, the challenges they need to overcome, and the best practices that they can adopt in ensuring a balanced and optimum focus on Green Finance. The expert panel will touch upon interesting themes such as:
- The regulatory and market context of Green Finance
- Green Finance, as it applies to banking
- What role can Treasurers play in supporting a bank’s green credentials
- Challenges and best practices in Green Finance
Gerhard Mulder | CEO & Co-founder, Climate Risk Services
Gerhard’s career in climate finance spanned both the public and private sector, having worked in consulting in Washington DC, environmental markets on Wall Street, and for the Dutch government (Netherlands Enterprise Agency), Dutch banks (ABN AMRO and Rabobank) and a leading non-profit (IUCN) in the Netherlands. He co-founded Climate Risk Services together with Stephanie Gnissios to advise public and private sector organizations on climate risk after he completed his MBA at Oxford in 2018. He studied environmental economics and international affairs at Columbia University in New York, and Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam. Gerhard is married with three kids and in his free time likes to run.
Sanjay Sharma, Ph.D.| Founder and Chairman, GreenPoint Global
Sanjay is the Founder and Chairman of GreenPoint Global – a risk advisory, education, and technology services firm headquartered in New York. Founded in 2006, GreenPoint has grown to over 500 employees with a global footprint and production and management teams located in the US, India, and Israel.
During 2007-16 Sanjay was the Chief Risk Officer of Global Arbitrage and Trading Group and Managing Director in Fixed Income and Currencies Risk Management at RBC Capital Markets in New York. His career in the financial services industry spans over three decades during which he has held investment banking and risk management positions at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Moody’s, and Natixis. Sanjay is the author of ‘Risk Transparency’ (Risk Books, 2013), Data Privacy and GDPR Handbook (Wiley, 2019), and co-author of ‘The Fundamental Review of Trading Book (or FRTB) – Impact and Implementation’ (RiskBooks, 2018).
He holds a PhD in Finance and International Business from New York University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Marine Engineering. Sanjay acquired his appreciation for risk first-hand as a merchant marine officer at sea where he served for seven years and received
Marcus Cree | Managing Director and Co-Head of GreenPoint Financial Technology and Services
Marcus co-heads GreenPoint Financial Technology and Services and has conceptualized and directed design and management of its it risk management and treasury and capital markets platforms. These areas encompass lending (including CECL), sustainable finance, and LIBOR/RFR transition for enterprise systems.
Marcus has over two decades of experience in risk management, working on both the buy and sell sides of the financial services industry. He has worked on capital markets and lending risk technology projects in over 50 countries, bringing a unique perspective on the nuances across regulatory regimes around the world.
Before joining GreenPoint, Marcus was a member of the strategic leadership team for risk management at Finastra for several years. Prior to Finastra, Marcus was the US Head of Risk Solutions for FIS.
Marcus is a prolific conference speaker, thought leader, and author in risk management spanning market, credit, and liquidity risks. He regularly publishes pieces on sustainability and green finance.
Tanmoy Bhattacharjee | Associate Vice President, HCLTech Financial Services – Global Solutions, HCLTech
Tanmoy is an Associate Vice President in HCLTech Financial Services – Global Solutions. He is responsible for enabling HCLTech’s existing customer relationships and supporting new business acquisition by creating winning propositions aimed at customers' business and technology needs. He also ideates and creates futuristic technology offerings in response to market trends and directions, and builds go-to-market strategies for such offerings. These often take the form of proofs of concept (POC) or minimum viable products (MVP) that are co-created with customers. Tanmoy’s responsibilities include the identification of differentiated products and solutions from potential partners, curating those partnerships, and weaving partner solutions into HCLTech’s solution propositions and offerings.
Pradeep Vancheeswaran | Associate Vice President, Financial Services ,HCLTech
Pradeep Vancheeswaran is an Associate VP, Financial Services, at HCLTech Limited. He has been with HCLTech for the past 8 years. Currently based in London, he heads business development for HCLTech Financial Services in areas of cloud and digital services leveraging Fintech Platforms. Pradeep comes with 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. Prior to HCLTech, he has worked with TCS where he implemented Fintech products from the TCS BaNCS stable at various institutions including Banks, Sell Side Institutions, Asset Managers, Stock Exchanges and CCPs. Pradeep brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Financial Services domain and specifically in Treasury and Capital Markets area.