Global Head of Sustainable Finance Business & Innovation
Susan Gray is Global Head of Sustainable Finance Business and Innovation, responsible for S&P Global Rating’s ESG and sustainable finance business strategy and initiatives.
Susan joined S&P Global in 2015 to lead S&P’s new Global Infrastructure Practice. Susan’s role expanded to Global Corporates, Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance in 2017, where she led a team of 540 analysts providing credit opinions on around 5000 companies and $15t of debt. In this role, Susan led the development of S&P’s Green Evaluation and ESG Evaluation sustainability assessments.
Susan has 20 years global investment banking experience with Macquarie Capital in America, Asia and Australia focused on infrastructure, M&A, investment, financing and capital raising. As Head of Infrastructure Sponsor Coverage and Head of Airports for the Americas, she led growth of Macquarie’s third party advisory business with institutional investors. She established Macquarie’s infrastructure business in Indonesia and led major transport and airport transactions in Australia. Previously, Susan was a senior policy advisor to an Australian Federal Government Cabinet Minister on trade and industry policy.
She has been based in New York for the last 14 years. Susan graduated from the University of Sydney with Honors in Economics and a Law degree. Susan has been an active not for profit Director of publicly owned authorities and cultural institutions for almost 20 years, and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow.
Daryl Brewster is the CEO of CECP, where he spearheads a network of over 200 Fortune 500 CEOs driving business purpose and sustainable value. He has authored numerous articles and spoken on the benefits of the power of integrated long-term plans to improve CEO investor engagement and long-term value creation.
Brewster has 30 years of executive experience in the United States and abroad, including as a CEO, officer, and director for several leading public companies, and as the head of five multi billion dollar global business units. He has served as the turnaround CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.; president of Kraft's $6 billion North American Snacks, Confections, Cereal, and Pet portfolio; president of the $1.6 billion Planters Specialty Products Company; and managing director of Campbell's $300 million UK/European operations.
In addition, Brewster served on the board of E*Trade Financial Holding Company and Krispy Kreme Inc. and currently serves on the boards of Freshpet Inc. and several privately held growth companies and nonprofit organizations, including the New Jersey Chapter of NACD, the National Organization on Disability, and MANA Nutrition.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia (UVA), where he was named one of 200 notable alumni for UVA's 200th anniversary, Brewster has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President & Head of Investor Intelligence, Alliance Advisors
George Rubis joined Alliance Advisors in 2020 as Vice President and head of Investor Intelligence. George spent over fifteen years as a Portfolio Manager and sector head for various hedge funds investing in utilities, MLPs, E&Ps, refiners, industrials, logistics, and alternative energy companies.
As a portfolio manager George was solely responsible for managing all aspects of a diverse equity, credit, and derivatives portfolio. However, through the years George witnessed and navigated the changes between companies seeking access to capital markets and investors rebalancing investment decisions from mainly financial, into ones impacted by executive pay, corporate governance, environmental and social concerns.
George began his career as a research sell-side analyst at Bankers Trust Corporation working on the aerospace & defense team. George holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Georgetown University and an MBA degree from Columbia University.