Infrastructure Investment Frontiers is  organised by FenElpi Partners, a boutique consultancy established in 2017 to work with investors, governments and communities to deliver sustainable solutions for complex challenges requiring creative capital and dynamic policy options.

 


Paul Clements-Hunt has been central to break-through developments in responsible investment over the last 25 years. While Head of the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative(UNEP FI) his team conceived and delivered the Principles for Responsible Investment (2006), the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (2011); and the Natural Capital Declaration (2012). Paul was a PRI Board member for six years and with his UNEP FI team created the term ESG, ensuring that social issues were central to responsible investment. Paul established The Blended Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on delivering health, wealth, education and environmental impacts for offthe grid communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011-2012, he supported Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his work on financial stability and sustainability for the UNSG and continues to regularly consult to the UN Secretary General’s office. Paul is director of FenElpi Partners Ltd.

Valborg Lie is a Responsible Investment (RI) specialist with 14 years’ experience working at policy, strategy and implementation levels for or with asset owners such as pension funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds. From 2005 to 2013 Valborg was Head of RI with the Asset Management Team at the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, which oversees the management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. Valborg now runs Borg Consulting, facilitating dialogue and providing training in RI practices and ESG integration along the investment chain. In 2017 she coordinated a research project that maps RI best practices globally and included interviews with 18 pension funds across 13 markets, alongside 11 industry experts. Valborg is a member of Liontrust’s Sustainable Advisory Committee and a Director of FenElpi Partners.

Gordon Noble was formerly the Director of Investments and Economy at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and worked for the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment in its initial stages. He was responsible for founding the Responsible Investment Academy with the Responsible Investment Association Australasia, an online training platform that is now the PRI Academy. Gordon’s roles have included Managing Director for Inflection Point Capital Management, a boutique sustainable investment fund, various roles in the labour movement in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He is director of FenElpi Partners Ltd.

 

Michael Marais is a green finance professional with experience in project management, capital raising, administration and client relationship management. Michael has organised many successful investor events including putting together the Johannesburg-Bangkok Blueprint that served as a Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) publication on Climate Day in Paris at CoP21. After obtaining degrees in Genetics, Wildlife Management, and Conservation Biology, Michael began his career in the South African Marine Environmental sector, where he worked for nearly 4 years on projects such as Ballast Water Treatment, an offshorecoal facility, and various environmental economics projects.