ESG SUMMIT
EUROPE 2024

1-2 Oct. 2024
Albéniz Theater
Madrid, SPAIN

ESG SUMMIT
EUROPE 2024

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John Elkington

World expert in Sustainability and founding partner and chairman at Volans.

John Elkington is an award winning world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. John is the founder and chief-pollinator of Volans, which works with leaders to make sense of the emergent future to unlock the potential of their organization.
Volans tackles some of the world’s most challenging problems, helping key actors move from the responsibility agenda through resilience to regeneration through strategic advisory work. John’s thought leadership is brought to bear in Volans Inquiries including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry and the Green Swans Observatory.
John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK and he was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008, In 2009 John was named 4th in an international survey Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.
John has addressed over 1,000 conferences globally and has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, the latest being Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.
In 2021, John won the World Sustainability Award.

María Lledó

Secretary General for the European Union at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

Career diplomat (July 1999-PRESENT):

  • December 2021-PRESENT. Secretary General for the European Union.
  • September 2021-December 2021. Director General for the European Single Market and other EU Common Policies.
  • August 2017-September 2021. Counsellor at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. In charge of Parliamentary Affairs and the Political and Security Committee.
  • September 2015-August 2017. Deputy General Director for Cultural Promotion Abroad at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
  • August 2012-September 2015. Deputy Consul General in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • April 2010-August 2012. Consul General in Algiers, Algeria.
  • November 2007-April 2010. Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy in London, United Kingdom.
  • June 2006-November 2007. Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for International Cooperation.
  • December 2004-June 2006. Advisory Member at the Spanish Foreign Minister´s Office
  • August 2004-December 2004. Technical Advisor at the Spanish Foreign Minister´s Office.
  • April 2000-August 2004. Embassy of Spain in Rabat, Morocco. First Secretary of the Spanish Embassy.
  • September 1999-April 2000. Head of Service for Coordination at the General Direction for Political Affairs and the United Nations.
  • July 1999-September 1999. Head of Service for Consular Action at the General Direction of Legal and Consular Affairs.

 

EDUCATION

Graduate in Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Graduate in Political Science at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Rodrigo Buenaventura

Chair of National Securities Market Commission (CNMV)

Rodrigo Buenaventura is serving as Chair of CNMV since 2020. He is also chairing the ESMA Markets Standing Committee and the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Task Force since December 2022. Additionally, he is Vice-Chair of the OECD’s Corporate Governance Committee. 

From 2017 to 2020 he was Director General for Markets at the CNMV, leading supervision and policy on secondary markets, primary markets, financial reporting, corporate governance and market abuse investigations. 

From 2011 to 2017 he was the first Head of Markets of the then newly-created ESMA. He was in charge of policy on post-trading, secondary markets, market data and market conduct (short selling and market abuse). During this period, he contributed to the build-up of the organisation and led the team that undertook the drafting and consultation of technical standards under many EU regulations enacted after the financial crisis: EMIR, MiFID II, CSDR, Short Selling, Market Abuse, Benchmarks and SFTR. 

From 2005 to 2011 he was, subsequently, Head of International and Head of Secondary Markets at CNMV. 

From 1993 to 2004 he developed a career as a financial consultant at a leading private Spanish consulting company (AFI). 

He graduated in Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 

Marcel Haag

Director of Horizontal Policies at the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Marcel Haag studied law at the universities of Freiburg, Bonn, Strasbourg and at the EUI in Florence and qualified as a judge in Düsseldorf. After a short stint in business, he joined the European Commission and worked in different Commission services. Until the summer of 2020 Mr Haag served as a Director for policy coordination in the Secretariat-General of the Commission.  He is currently Director for Horizontal policies at the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.

Álvaro López Barceló

Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy

Alvaro López Barceló was appointed Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy in August 2022. His work involves, among other tasks, Spain’s regulation of the banking sector, capital markets and payment systems; devising and executing the Kingdom of Spain’s funding programme; the promotion of the Spanish debt in Spain and in roadshows abroad; the supervision of the Treasury’s cash position and management; sustainable and digital finance; and the inspection and control of capital movements for the purposes of the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.

Before that, he held various positions at the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs including as Head of Funding and Debt Management, Head of Strategic Analysis and IMF/G20 Relations and as Deputy Head of Competition and Economic Regulation. He also worked at the European Commission in Brussels for three years in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. He has been a member of the Financial Services Committee of the European Union, the Financial Markets Committee of the OECD, the G20 Working Group on International Financial Architecture and a Member of the Management Board of ENISA, Spain’s National Innovation Company.

Catherine Bohill

ESG Development and Impact Director at Telefonica

Catherine leads the ESG Development team at Telefonica.  Her remit includes Responsible business, Diversity & Inclusion and Stakeholder Engagement. Her priority is to attract ESG oriented capital – understanding investor demands, stretching commitments and raising awareness of Telefonica’s credentials.

Catherine has worked for Telefonica for over 20 years. Before joining the sustainability team, Catherine worked in M&A, B2B and Corporate Strategy, where she managed the Group’s spectrum auctions. Previously to Telefonica, Catherine worked for Daimler Chrysler in Germany and Holland and with the World Bank in Washington DC.

Catherine has a BA in European Business, a Diplom Betriebswirt (ESB Reutlingen FH) and a Masters in Finance from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Ana de Miguel Cabrera

General Director for Institutional Relations and Strategic - City Council of Madrid

Ana has a degree in Architecture from the ETSAM (Madrid School of Architecture, Polytechnic University), specialising in urban planning, and has completed the Public Management Leadership Programme at IESE Business School.

In 2004, she passed the competitive examination for the Corps of Architects for the Public Finance. Her first postings were in the General Directorate of Land Registry (Land Registry Management of Extremadura-Badajoz and Central Services) in the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In 2006, she joined the Directorate General for Historical Heritage of the Madrid Regional Government, where she held various posts, including Deputy Director-General of Protection & Conservation between 2009 and 2013.

She subsequently returned to the National Government as an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of State for the Environment and directed that office from July 2015 to February 2017.

From February 2017 to June 2019, she worked as an Assessment Advisor to the Land Registry General Directorate (Ministry of Finance). Since 2018, she has been an Inspector of Services with the National Government.

From June 2019 to May 2022, she was Director of the Office of the Mayor of Madrid. Since then, she has been the General Director of the Mayor’s Coordination Office and, currently, is the General Director for Institutional Relations and Strategic Projects within Madrid City Council.

Markus Müller

Chief Investment Officer ESG & Global Head of Chief Investment Office Deutsche Bank - Private Bank

Markus H.-P. Müller main research focus lie in the structural transformation of economies and societies as well as in the area of sustainability. Markus authored several books and articles on the transformation of society and economies. Markus is currently Global Head of the Chief Investment Office of the Private Bank, Deutsche Bank AG. In June 2022 he took over the role of Chief Investment Officer ESG in addition to his current function.

 

Markus began his career at Deutsche Bank in DB Research as executive assistant to the chief economist. During his studies at Münster University in Germany, he acquired broad international experience with focus on China, later working as an Economist at Allianz Life Insurance in Shanghai. Markus has held teaching posts in corporate finance and economics, being a visiting scholar at the Frankfurt School of Finance and the University of Bayreuth as well as at the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.  

 

In January 2019 Markus H.-P. Müller published his first book under the title „Neo-Ordoliberalismus – Zukunftsmodell für die Soziale Marktwirtschaft“ at Springer-Gabler. His recent book he published in May 2021 under the title “Deutschland und China zwischen Kooperation und Konkurrenz”. In 2023 he will publish his new book on India on its transformation to a post-industrial economy.

Jose Luis Blasco

Global Sustainability Director at Acciona

José Luis is the Global Sustainability Director at ACCIONA. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Instituto de Empresa. With over two decades of experience, he has excelled in managing, developing, and independently reviewing corporate responsibilities.

In 2019, José Luis joined ACCIONA, assuming the role of Global Sustainability Director. Additionally, he is a member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, representing the European Commission.

Throughout his extensive career, José Luis has held significant positions in various companies. He became a partner at KPMG in 2008 after joining the firm in 2003. Before that, he served as Director in the Central Department of Cruz Roja, Internal Auditor at the National Westminster Bank, and Director at the NatWest España, Teneo, and Entorno Foundations.

Beyond his professional endeavors, José Luis is also deeply involved in academia, sharing his expertise as a professor at different universities. His outstanding contributions to the field of sustainability have earned him international recognition. Furthermore, he serves as the director of the ESG financial analysts training program, focusing on corporate governance, social responsibility, and environmental matters at IEAF in Spain.

Ana Gascón

President of DIRSE and director of Sustainability strategy for packaging in Europe at the Coca-Cola Company

Ana is in charge of promoting Coca-Cola’s responsible business model, reinforcing the company’s environmental, social and good governance strategy. Prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2015, she worked for 15 years at Banco Popular, devoting the last 8 years to managing Corporate Responsibility projects and occupying the management of the department for the last three years.

 Ana holds a degree in Political Science and Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid. She was top of his promotion in the Higher Program in Corporate Responsibility Management at the Instituto de Empresa. She also has other postgraduate courses such as the Master in European Integration from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), the Master in European Union Law from the University of Alcalá de Henares and has also worked as a strategic consultant in different public and private entities.

Martin Moloney

Secretary General of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Martin Moloney joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in September 2021 as Secretary General.

Prior to joining IOSCO, Martin was Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and before that he worked as a Special Adviser on Risk and Regulation to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), where he served for 16 years, previously heading up the Markets Policy, Markets Supervision, and Legal and Finance Divisions respectively. Prior to joining the CBI, Martin worked for brief periods in the Department of Justice and the Irish Competition Authority, and spent ten years working in the Irish Department of Finance in positions of responsibility in relation to both national and semi-State debt management and the sale of State banks. Martin spent his early career working in Industry at Barclays Bank and the Bank of Ireland in London.

Martin has an LLM in Business Law and a Masters qualification in Economic Policy, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has Postgraduate Diplomas in Arbitration, Regulatory Management and has completed professional examinations of the Chartered Institutes of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Julia Devos

Head of Global Community of New Champions, World Economic Forum

Julia is the head of the global community of the New Champions at the World Economic Forum. This group gathers innovative & forward-looking mid-size companies, mindful of their impact on society and aspiring in building a better future.

Julia is a French national who started her career working for Major Events. Her first role was with Atos, a French IT company sponsor of the Olympic Games. She was responsible for their marketing and communications programs during the Athens, Torino and Beijing Olympic Games. In 2009 she switched career and assumed a leadership role in a media buying company where she steered the company towards regional development and growth by leveraging her deep understanding of the Asian market.

Julia’s journey with the World Economic Forum began in 2017, when she managed Asian Strategic Partners from Beijing. Now, at the helm of the New Champions community, she guides mid-size companies that care about their impact on society and the world. These companies aren’t just focused on profit – they’re working to create a better future for everyone.

Julia’s personal life reflects her global perspective. She’s lived in Italy, Greece, China (for 15 years), and now Switzerland, adapting to each culture with ease. Married to an entrepreneur, she’s raising three sons in Geneva, passing on her values of innovation and excellence.

Olivier Woeffray

Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence at World Economic Forum

Olivier Woeffray serves as the Practice Lead for Strategic Intelligence at the World Economic Forum. With over ten years of experience bridging the gap between the private and public sectors, he specializes in deciphering intricate and emerging matters by harnessing strategic foresight, expert networks, and systems thinking.

Olivier has researched and written about future preparedness with leading academic partners from around the world. He regularly designs and facilitate workshops for companies and coalitions of organizations from across sectors.

Olivier is passionate about the power of collective intelligence and collective action to drive change within and across organizations.

Ángel Agudo

Board Director & SVP of Product at Clarity AI

Ángel is currently the SVP of Product and a Member of the Board at Clarity AI.  He joined the company in 2017, when it was founded, as the Head of Research. Clarity AI, which is headquartered in New York, has since grown to more than 200 employees and has received funding from SoftBank, BlackRock and Deutsche Börse, in addition to other leading venture capital firms. Clarity AI has won several industry awards including special recognition from the World Economic Forum in 2020 as a Tech Pioneer.

Prior to his current role at Clarity AI, Ángel helped develop disruptive methodologies for impact measurement, including the first quantitative methodology – to measure the impact of companies – as aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) framework.  

Before joining the corporate world, Ángel worked in academia. For more than 10 years, he was active in research, contributing to dozens of conferences, books and publications and serving as a visiting fellow at the Harvard University Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. He also served as the youngest professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). He received a degree in Telecommunication Engineering and Business Administration, MSc in Innovation Management, and PhD in Economics from UPM. Most recently, Angel completed post-graduate programs in Entrepreneurship at Harvard and MIT Sloan School of Management.

Concha Iglesias​

Partner at Deloitte Spain and Sustainability & Climate Leader

Concha is a Partner at Deloitte Spain with more than 20 years of experience in professional services. Since 2020, she is leader of the “Sustainability & Climate” Practice for Deloitte Spain.

She has developed a large part of her professional career at the Firm since she joined Deloitte in 2000, having been promoted to partner in 2013. In 2016 she was appointed national leader of Deloitte’s Media and Technology Industry in Spain, in 2018 responsible for Risk services Strategy of the Firm (Corporate Governance, Strategic Risk, Brand & Reputation Risk, Crisis Management, Sustainability, Risk Sensing). Since 2019 Concha is the Partner responsible for Sustainability & Climate services for the Firm in Spain.

Her extensive experience as a Sustainability and Climate leader draws on making an impact that matters around business transformation. She has helped leading companies successfully navigate constantly across evolving landscapes (Sustainability and climate strategy, supply chain transformation, reporting strategy) for a wide variety of sectors. Due to her role in this practice, Concha has been appointed among the Top 25 Consultants and Leaders in Sustainability 2022 by The Consulting Report.

Concha holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Oviedo and a PDD from IESE. He has been a member of the ROAC since 2009. Business Sustainability Management, from University of Cambridge – Institute for sustainability Leadership and : Circular economy and transition to the future of sustainability from MIT.

She actively collaborates with Prodis, a foundation dedicated to the social integration of people with disabilities, demonstrating her commitment to social causes. Also, she is patron of Fundación Deloitte, a Firm’s initiative whose purpose is to reinforce Deloitte’s commitment to education, training and sustainable development through links to social, cultural, educational and welfare entities and institutions that amplify society’s capacity for sustainable transformation, improve social conditions of target groups, generate opportunities and reduce inequalities

Antoni Ballabriga

Global Head of Responsible Business Sustainability

Co-chair of the Global Steering Committee at UNEP FI (United Nations Environmental Program for Financial Institutions).

Member of the Steering Group at the Net Zero Banking Alliance.

Chair of the Sustainable Finance Expert Group at EBF (European Banking Federation).

Member of the EU Commission High-Level Expert Group on Scaling up Sustainable Finance in Low and Middle Income Countries.

Member of the Finance Industry Advisory Board of the Energy International Agency.

Member of the High Level Group on Policy Innovation in Financing Sustainability Transition

Member of the Board at the Spanish Green Growth Group.

Professor at ESADE Business School. Former President of DIRSE, Spanish Association of CSR Professionals and Former President of SpainSIF, Forum for Sustainable Investment in Spain.

Antoni holds a Degree in Business Sciences and MBA from ESADE Business School.

He studied at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and is First Mover Fellow at The Aspen Institute.

Susan Guerrero

General Counsel at Lar Spain

Susana Guerrero is the General Counsel of Lar España and Vice-secretary to the Board of Directors of the Company. She joined Lar España in November 2014.

She is currently also Deputy Director of the Center for Corporate Governance at ESADE and responsible for its Opinion and Public Debate area.

Previously she worked for 10 years as a corporate and M&A lawyer at Uría Menéndez, leading M&A deals and handling the Secretary of the Board in many companies from different sectors.

Susana studied law at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has a master’s degree in business law from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

Juan Aguiriano​

Group Head of Sustainability, Technology Ventures at Kerry Group

Juan Aguiriano is a corporate sustainability pioneer with over 30 years’ experience leading businesses and working at C-suite level at some of the world’s biggest food, chemical and fibers companies to provide strategic guidance in helping develop and implement innovative strategies to transform businesses and operations towards triple-bottom line sustainability.


Currently leading the sustainability strategy at the Kerry Group, a world leader in Taste and Nutrition, Juan is focused on creating significant, positive impact on the environment and society, by driving businesses’ sustainability leadership.


Expert in corporate strategies for sustainability, risk management, business innovations and organizational change, as well as stakeholder engagement and communications, Juan has worked with executives in some of the world’s top 500 corporations, to transform the way they do business, and ensure they are incorporating societal and environmental criteria in their values, behaviors, strategies and business decision making.

Lisa Hehenberger

Director Center for Social Impact at Esade

Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is director of the Esade Center for Social Impact and a professor in the Strategy and General Management Department. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and impact investment. She is responsible for launching Esade’s Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship Initiative dedicated to both academic and practitioner research, including a mapping study of impact investing in Spain. She is also a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business and the OECD’s Social Impact Investment Expert Group.

Dr. Hehenberger’s research focuses on applying organisational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and impact investment. She has published numerous articles in prestigious academic journals and practitioner-oriented publications, as well as in numerous publications issued by the EVPA Knowledge Centre.

Jon Armentia

Corporate Director & CFO at Lar España

Mr. Jon Armentia is the Corporate Director & CFO of the Company. He joined Lar España in 2014.

Mr. Jon Armentia was appointed CFO of Grupo Lar in 2006, covering the area of retail properties. Previously he worked in Deloitte (formerly Arthur Andersen) for four years.

Mr. Jon Armentia has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Administration from Universidad de Navarra and a General Management Program (PDG) from IESE and has over 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and audit, in which he has participated in several Committees and Boards of Directors.

Recognized in June 2019 as one the 100 Best CFOs of the decade by KPMG and Actualidad Económica.

Co-author of the book “Tratado de la SOCIMI” (“Treaty of the REIT”) (2018).

Participation as an instructor in several training courses related to real estate, financial and listed companies.