BloombergNEF Panelist Richard Brooks, Climate Finance Director, available for interview

April 18, 2022

BloombergNEF Panelist Richard Brooks, Climate Finance Director, available for interview.

At this year’s BloombergNEF (BNEF) Summit,’s Climate Finance Program Director Richard Brooks will speak on a panel alongside Goldman Sachs and Citibank, CalSTRS, and investment managers. In addition to the panel, Richard is available for one-to-one interviews and discussion throughout the Summit’s events, including speaking to: banks and institutional investors’ fossil fuel financing; pension funds role in climate finance; Russia and energy security; technical and policy analysis; global climate finance trends and the evolution of global movement to end fossil fuel finance.

WHAT: BNEF Summit Panel: “How to Decarbonize Your Portfolio,” and media availability

WHO: Richard Brooks,, Climate Finance Program Director speaking alongside:

  • “Moderator” Mallory Rutigliano, Analyst, Green and Sustainable Finance, BloombergNEF

  • Lila Preston, Partner & Head of Growth Equity Strategy, Generation Investment Management

  • Brian Rice, Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS

  • Elree Winnett Seelig, Managing Director and Global Head of ESG, Citi Markets

  • Vikrum Vora, Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst, Goldman Sachs

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday April 19, 2022, 5.20 pm – 6.20 pm ET in-person in the Grand Ballroom on the Mezzanine Floor.

Interviews can also be arranged outside this space by contacting

WHY: In the face of stakeholder pressure and scientific assessments, investors are shifting away from carbon-intensive assets to decarbonize their portfolios. Strategies for reducing financed emissions will play a major role in hitting net-zero targets. Divestment has become a central option of decarbonizing portfolios, and Richard has helped blaze the trail for institutional investors living up to their climate commitments. is a leading climate finance organization running targeted campaigns to hold financial institutions accountable for continued fossil fuel finance, and build a just transition to a regenerative economy. coordinates the Climate Safe Pensions Network, and manages, tracking over 1500 institutions representing more than $40 trillion in assets committed to divest to date.


Contact: Lindsay Meiman,, +1 (917) 970-2281