Centuries of economic progress and industrialization have raised concerns over the ecosystem and whether current business models are sustainable. We need structural changes and a new economic paradigm built on different values to secure our own existence as well as the environment we depend on.
Join Jo Paisley, President, GARP Risk Institute as she discusses the transition from industrial growth society to life sustaining society with Joanna Wis, environmental activist, climate policy expert, and Head of Market Development at Ørsted Poland, and Jack Cox, Director of independent asset manager Forza Asset Management. Among the topics they’ll discuss are:
May 25, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Director, Forza Asset Management
Head of Market Development, Ørsted Poland
President, GARP Risk Institute
Director for Risk Management and Valuation Foresight Group Luxembourg S.A.
Mariusz Krogulewski, FRM
Risk Management Officer European Investment Bank
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Jack Cox began his professional career as an investment advisor at a local bank more than 25 years ago. He decided to combine his skills and expertise with entrepreneurship a few years later.
As director of independent asset manager Forza Asset Management, Jack considers it one of his responsibilities to closely monitor financial, economic, social, and political trends and evaluate their financial sustainability.
Jack views our financial system as far from sustainable and pondered how we might leave our planet to future generations in a healthy and responsible manner. This year he collaborated with Joanna to launch the Golden Share for Planet Earth initiative, which attempts to shift investors' and corporations' perspectives away from the growth paradigm and toward the life-sustaining society paradigm.
Joanna Wis-Bielewicz is a journalist and climate policy expert who has been professionally engaged in environmental protection for nearly 20 years. Her focus is on water stewardship, biodiversity protection, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Joanna worked for leading non-governmental organizations and think tanks including WWF and Right to Play in Ethiopia. She led the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in Central and Eastern Europe, provided advice to businesses and investors on potential climate change mitigation strategies, and worked with local governments across Europe to implement local climate action plans while employed by Adelphi Research, the largest sustainability think-to-do-tank in Europe.
Joanna is currently the Head of Market Development at Ørsted Poland — the world's leading offshore wind investor and most sustainable energy company — and supports its market growth activities in Poland. Joanna teamed up with Jack Cox in 2023 to launch the Golden Share for Planet Earth initiative.
Jo Paisley’s career began at the Bank of England where she worked in various economist roles, ran the Statistics Division and spent the last part of her career in Supervision. Her last role was as a Director of the Supervisory Risk Specialist Division within the Prudential Regulation Authority. This area provided deep technical risk expertise to front line supervisors across all risk disciplines, covering banking and insurance. She was also heavily involved in the design and execution of the UK’s first concurrent stress test in 2014.
She left the Bank in 2015 and joined HSBC as their Global Head of Stress Testing, where she was responsible for ensuring that they met all their regulatory stress testing requirements around the world. She has also worked as an independent stress testing consultant, advising firms on how to get the most value out of stress testing. Jo studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, before completing her MPhil in Economics at Nuffield College, Oxford.