As societal and investor pressures establish new standards to demonstrate the GHG intensity of energy products this expert panel will take the opportunity to highlight experiences of using the voluntary carbon market to offer low-carbon products to customers. Get an insight from experts from the upstream and midstream roles of natural resource transit, storage and production.
Julia has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Pecs in Hungary and finished a course to become a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. She started her career working in London in the energy sector for 8 years at various banks and consultancies is sales and trading roles and later on acted as the Head of Sales for the Hungarian Power and Gas exchange for more than 6 years. She joined First Climate 2 years ago and as part of the international sales team, she is working in business development and client management with large international energy and commodities costumers, to help with their sustainability strategy, carbon credit and renewable energy sourcing.
Sustainability & Impact Investment Leader
Michael Blanding is the global Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment for Berge Bulk, one of the world’s leading independent dry bulk ship owners with a fleet of 85 vessels.
Michael drives the company’s ESG strategy. Under Michael’s leadership, the Berge Bulk has made bold commitments to become carbon neutral by 2025 and to reduce plastic waste by 25% by the end of 2021.
Prior to joining the shipping industry, Michael spent six years as the Director of Sustainability for Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he set up the sustainability function in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Having grown up in Asia, Michael speaks fluent Mandarin as well as basic Tagalog, Bahasa, and Cantonese. Outside the office, Michael is a love-struck husband, a rough-housing dad to three boys, a professional emcee, an aspiring soul singer, and a part-time Chinese TV personality.
Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd.
Gergely Dukai-Nagy graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He specializes in accounting and taxation. He began his professonal career at PWC Hungary in 2000 as an assistant in the Audit and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) business. He joined to Shell Gas (LPG) Hungary team in 2001 as Chief Accountant. Between 2004 and 2016 he held various management and consulting positions at Shell Hungary. From 2014 to 2016 he was taxation and accounting consultant at Hungarian Gas Storage, from 2016 to 2018 he was the head of accounting, from 2018 to 2020 he was the head of finance and accounting, and from 2020 he is the deputy CEO of the company.
He has more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic energy companies mainly in finance, accounting, taxation and management.