Shari Friedman

Managing Director, Climate and Sustainability, Eurasia Group  

Shari Friedman brings to the microphone experience in both the public and private spheres of green finance. As part of the US negotiating team for the Kyoto Protocol and an early player in renewable energy private equity funds, she brings a holistic view of what it takes to build climate markets.  |

Esohe Denise Odaro

Head of Investor Relations, Treasury, IFC 

Denise has been a central figure in the development of the sustainable bond market since IFC’s historic benchmark green bond in 2013. She was a founding member of the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee and subsequently chaired the Social Bonds Working Group from 2016-2020. For her efforts in promoting sustainable bonds, Denise was named “Personality of the Year” in 2020 by Environmental Finance Magazine. Presently, Denise is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Green, Social and Sustainability Linked Bond Principles, the most referenced framework globally for thematic bonds.  |