CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, AXA
Sylvain Vanston is in charge of integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk factors into the AXA Group’s product development, risk management, and investment processes, as well as generate new policy developments. He also handles relationship with analysts and rating agencies and oversees the Group’s ESG reporting strategy as well as its environmental footprint targets. The overall objective of these sustainability initiatives is to contribute to AXA’s growth, profitability, risk management, brand image and human capital development. Sylvain’s academic background is in International Relations (Sciences Po Paris, London School ofEconomics, Kent University). He started his career in Public Relations(Fleishman-Hillard), then business finance (bfinance)and SRI analysis (Vigeo-Eiris). He then joined the AXA Group’s Strategy, Sustainability and Public Affairs team in 2006.