I have indeed tried to share and deepen my knowledge of the concepts underlying the Principles through my recent experiences as a student at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, as well as an intern with the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia. In particular, at university I have analysed all the main issues concerned with the current Energy and Utilities sectors, both from a “brown” and a “green” point of view, and I have specialised in the biofuels, clean energy and green infrastructure sectors. Moreover, while in Jakarta, I drafted a green bond financing scheme for local projects in Borneo. Currently, I am the national coordinator of the Push Your Parents Italia campaign, the main divestment campaign in the country, and I am interning with Sustainable Value Investors, conducting a research on ESG and their impacts on fossil fuel-related companies' stock performance.
Alessandro Panerai is a student enrolled in the Master in International Economic Policy at Sciences Po Paris. After having obtained a Bachelor in Economics and Management from Bocconi University, and a MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, he is now specializing in the analysis of the most pressing issues affecting the energy and sustainability sectors.
He has worked in Nicaragua, Lebanon and Indonesia, where he has recently completed an internship at the United Nation Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia, where he has contributed to the organization of the COP20 and the New York Climate Week. While in Jakarta, he also drafted a green bond financing scheme for reforestation projects in Borneo. He has also helped in the redaction of the new version of the OECD's “Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework. The Case of Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure” policy paper, focusing on the clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency sectors.
He is currently the national coordinator of the Italian branch of the Push Your Parents divestment campaign, leading a small team of Italian students with the aim of spreading awareness over the risks caused by climate change, and, indirectly, to convince Italian institutional investors to divest from fossil-fuel linked securities and stranded assets.
1) Green Bonds, their evolution and their future potential. Given the fact that the NSFM proved instrumental to the creation of the Climate Bonds Initiative, I would like to profit from members' expertise on this sector and to collaborate to dedicated research activities, if possible.
2) Institutional Investors and their impact on green infrastructure financing. To help aligning the needs of long-term investors and those of developed and developing countries, willing to improve their infrastructure, is of the paramount importance. I would then be extremely interested in all the work conducted by the Network about the fiscal and financial policies and regulations which could be put in place.