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Chairman
Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder
Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

Michael Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and three-term mayor of New York City

Michael R. Bloomberg founded a start-up in 1981 focused on financial data, and after turning it into a global media company, he was elected mayor of New York City for three terms (2002-2013). Since leaving City Hall, he has resumed leadership of Bloomberg LP. Through his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bloomberg is involved in multiple climate efforts, including partnering with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign and supporting state efforts to transition to renewable energy sources. Bloomberg has been at the forefront of involving the financial community in climate change, serving as Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and co-founder of the Risky Business Project.

The bulk of Bloomberg’s climate change efforts are focused on cities. In 2014, Bloomberg was appointed to be the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and went on to create the Compact of Mayors (now the Global Covenant of Mayors). The Covenant, as well as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, of which Bloomberg is president, are both networks of cities committed to meeting ambitious climate-related goals and assessing their progress using common measurements.

Vice Chairs
Denise Pavarina
Denise Pavarina
Executive Director
Banco Bradesco

Ms. Pavarina holds a degree in Economics from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, a degree in Law from Universidade Paulista, and an MBA in Finance from Insper–Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.Ms. Pavarina started her career in 1985, and has since held several leading positions in investment banking and asset management. She was head of Banco Bradesco de Investimento (Investment Bank) for ten years.

Denise currently serves on the board of BM&F Bovespa, the Brazilian Stock Exchange Company; CNF (Brazilian Confederation of Financial Associations) and is the Chair of the board of Anbima (Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association). Denise has served on the boards of Alpargatas, Arcelor Brasil, Latasa (Reynolds Group) and Cielo.

Ms. Pavarina holds a degree in Economics from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, a degree in Law from Universidade Paulista, and an MBA in Finance from Insper–Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.

Vice Chairs
Graeme Pitkethly
Graeme Pitkethly
Chief Financial Officer
Unilever

Graeme joined Unilever in 2002 and was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Unilever UK and Ireland business. Prior to this he held a number of senior financial and commercial roles within Unilever, including Senior Vice President of Finance for Global Markets, Global Head of M&A, Head of Treasury, Pensions and Tax and Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Indonesia.

Graeme brings considerable internal and external experience to the role having spent the earlier part of his career in senior corporate finance roles in the telecommunications industry and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Graeme is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry from Strathclyde University.

Vice Chairs
Christian Thimann
Christian Thimann
Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability and Insurance Foresight   
AXA

Christian Thimann coordinates the AXA Group’s global strategy. He also oversees its corporate responsibility ambition and the work on policy issues relevant for insurers.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Bernstein Investment Managers, New York, and of AXA Investment Managers, Paris.

Until 2013, he worked at the European Central Bank as Director General and Adviser to ECB President Mario Draghi; from 2008 to 2011, he was Adviser to ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet. Before joining the ECB in 1998, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in the Asian and the European departments.

Christian Thimann is a graduate from the London School of Economics, holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich and is affiliated professor at the Paris School of Economics.

Vice Chairs
Yeo Lian Sim
Yeo Lian Sim
Special Adviser, Diversity
Singapore Exchange

Lian Sim is Special Adviser at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) after 10 years as head of regulation and risk management. As regulator, she had charge of listed companies, member brokers and trading surveillance for a fair, orderly and transparent market. Risk management responsibilities covered financial risk of clearing and settlement and oversight of enterprise risk.

Before joining the SGX, Lian Sim was for many years at the Monetary Authority of Singapore in various roles including managing foreign reserves, responsibility for exchange rate and monetary policy and regulating the capital market. She was also seconded to Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.

Lian Sim is a director of Shared Services for Charities Limited and has also served on the boards of various charitable organizations. She graduated with Honours from the University of Singapore and holds a Master degree from the London Business School. Lian Sim was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) at the Singapore National Day Honours in 1994.

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Matt Arnold
Matt Arnold
Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Matt is Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In that role he leads the firm’s client engagement on sustainability across all sectors globally. JPMorgan Chase helps clients navigate environmental and social risks, engages stakeholders and partners in advancing environmental and social progress, and structures targeted impact investment funds. The firm supports sustainable development through initiatives in global health, natural capital, the future of power, carbon asset risk and sustainable agriculture.

Matt was a Principal and leader of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC and a founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd, acquired by PwC in December 2008.

He was Chief Operating Officer and acting President of the World Resources Institute and a founder of the Management Institute for Environment and Business, which merged with the World Resources Institute in 1996.

Matt is a Trustee at The Nature Conservancy’s New York Chapter and the Frankfurt Zoological Society.

Matt holds an AB degree in Psychobiology from Harvard College, an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Bruno Bertocci
Bruno Bertocci
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investors
UBS Asset Management

Bruno is the Team Head of the Sustainable Equities team and is the lead Portfolio Manager of the Global Sustainable Equity Portfolio, the Global Sustainable Long Term Themes Equity Portfolio and the Global Sustainable Impact Equity Portfolio. He leads the cross-divisional sustainability marketing strategy effort and is a member of the USB Sustainability Council. He is based in Chicago.

Bruno has worked on the Sustainable Investors team and its distinctive approach and strategies since its transition from negative screening to positive screening at the end of 2007, becoming lead Portfolio Manager of the Global Sustainable Portfolio at the end of 2007.
Prior to joining UBS Asset Management in 1998, Bruno managed the global equity investment group at Stein Roe & Farnham.

Previously, his positions included regional portfolio manager and global equity portfolio manager at Rockefeller & Co. Before assuming these roles, Bruno was based in London, then Hong Kong, as manager of that firm’s foreign offices. Bruno began his career at T.Rowe Price Associates as a US equity analyst.

Bruno represents UBS on committees such as the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings, US SIF (Social Investment Forum), and the Metrics Committee for SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board).

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David Blood
David Blood
Senior Partner
Generation Investment Management

David Blood is co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management.  Previously, he spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as co-CEO and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 1999-2003.  David received a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.  He is on the Board of New Forests, SHINE, Dialight, Ashden, Social Finance UK and The Nature Conservancy, as well as a Life Trustee of Hamilton College.

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Stephanie Leaist
Stephanie Leaist
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Stephanie oversees all of CPPIB’s sustainable investing activities, including direct and collaborative engagements, proxy voting and the integration of environmental, social and governance factors across all of CPPIB’s investment activities.

In a prior role at CPPIB from 2002 to 2012, Stephanie was a Senior Principal in the Private Investments department. In that role, Stephanie was instrumental in building CPPIB’s private equity funds portfolio, developing its global private equity funds strategy and participating on numerous fund Advisory Boards.

Prior to joining CPPIB in 2002, Stephanie was principal of Ludwick & Leaist Inc., a corporate consulting firm. She also practised corporate/commercial and securities law with McCarthy Tétrault, and earned her Chartered Accountant designation with Coopers & Lybrand.

Stephanie holds her Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Toronto.

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Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Managing Director, Head of European Utilities Equity Research
Barclays

Mark Lewis is a Managing Director and Head of European Utilities and Climate-Change Re-search at Barclays. Previously, he was Chief Energy Economist at Kepler Cheuvreux (2014-15), and Managing Director and Global Head of Energy Research at Deutsche Bank, where he worked for 14 years. His research on power, gas, and emissions was ranked Number 1 by Energy Risk magazine in its 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 surveys.

Mark has nearly 20 years’ experience as a financial analyst covering energy and environmental, markets, and prior to that worked as an academic at London University.

Mark is a British and French Citizen and holds a BA (First-Class Hons) in Modern Languages and Economics from Sheffield University, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and an MA from London University. He is married with two children and is based in Paris.

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Eloy Lindeijer
Eloy Lindeijer
Chief Investment Management;
Member Executive Committee
PGGM

Eloy Lindeijer is member of PGGM’s Executive Committee and Chief of Investment Management. Prior to joining PGGM in 2011, Eloy was director of the Financial Markets division at De Nederlandsche Bank. During his career, he served in various roles at the central bank and committees of the European Central Bank and the Bank for International Settlements. He was a member of the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force.

Eloy studied Business at Nyenrode University and International Relations at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

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Ruixia Liu
Ruixia Liu
General Manager, Risk Department
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Ms. Ruixia Liu is currently the General Manager of Risk Management Department in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China(ICBC) group headquarter. Ms. Liu obtained Master Degree in Finance in Southwest University of Finance and Economics. Ms. Liu is the member of Expert Panel of Prudential Regulation in China Banking Regulatory Commission, titled for Special Allowance of the State Council, and  the Chief Senior Expert of Risk Management Program in Banking Association of China.

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Masaaki Nagamura
Masaaki Nagamura
Head, Corporate Social Responsibility
Tokio Marine Holdings

Masaaki Nagamura has been Division Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Planning Department at both Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., since August 2011.

He is an active member of The Geneva Association’s Extreme Events & Climate Risk (EE+CR) Project. His contribution to EE+CR includes the successful organization of “Insurance as contributors to problem solving and impact reduction,” a multi-stakeholder dialogue held as a public forum event at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, on 16 March, 2015.

He was at the forefront of launching the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), an offspring of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), back in June 2012. He co-chaired the Asian consultation meeting in Tokyo in November, 2011, which was critical for the new initiative to gain support from the Asian insurance market. He went on to become one of PSI’s first members of the Board, and served 2013 & 2014 terms.

Prior to assuming the current position, he was involved in international insurance regulatory issues, between 2004 and 2011, as Manager in charge of international issues at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire’s Corporate Planning Department. Between 1997 and 2004, he was stationed in Chicago, Illinois, as an insurance account executive serving commercial clients in the U.S. Midwest.

*** Masaaki Nagamura joined the Task Force right at the beginning in January 2016. He was a Task Force member until July 2017. ***

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Martin Skancke
Martin Skancke
Chair, Risk Committee Storebrand
and Chair
Principles for Responsible Investment

Martin was appointed PRI Association Board director Chair in April 2014. He developed and headed the Asset Management Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance. The department is responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund, with assets of over US$ 800 billion.

Martin served as Director General to the Norwegian Prime Minister and head of the Domestic Policy Department between 2002 and 2006. In this role, he was chief advisor to the Prime Minister of Norway on economic policy issues. Prior to this he worked for more than a decade on macroeconomic policy issues, including serving as Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Finance and head of the Section for Monetary Policy and Public Finances. Martin has also worked at the Oslo office of McKinsey & Co, advising Norwegian and international companies on business strategy issues. He served as Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Public & Institutional Investors Industry Agenda Council throughout 2010 and 2011 and was the Norwegian representative in the drafting of the Santiago Principles for Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and in the International Forum of SWFs.

In 2014 Martin chaired the Expert Group appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance to assess the Government Pension Fund Global’s (GPFG) use of exclusion and ownership strategies in coal and petroleum companies.

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Andreas Spiegel
Andreas Spiegel
Head of Group Sustainability
Swiss Re

Andreas Spiegel acts as Head of Group Sustainability. The unit drives efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities into Swiss Re’s business practices and operations, it manages reputational risks associated to sensitive business transactions and it manages the dialogue with Swiss Re’s public stakeholders like governments, UN organizations, associations, long-term investors, NGOs and the public.

In his former role as Senior Climate Change Advisor for Swiss Re he was responsible for the coordination of Swiss Re’s climate change activities at Group level, including responsibilities in climate research, business development and advocacy. In 2009/10 he was a member of the official Swiss Federal climate delegation to the UN climate negotiations and represented Swiss Re on the topic in various external organizations (UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group, Climate Group, Climate Wise, Geneva Association, Economiesuisse – largest umbrella organization representing the Swiss economy, Swiss Insurance Association).

Andreas holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland (ETH), with a main subject in environmental micro-biology and energy technology. In his previous roles as consultant for Accenture and as climate change expert for UBS he gained a comprehensive insight into the environmental risk landscape of financial institutions.

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Steve Waygood
Steve Waygood
Chief Responsible Investment Officer
Aviva Investors

Steve leads Aviva Investors’ Global Responsible Investment team. This team is responsible for integrating environmental social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across all asset classes and regions of the c£250bn of assets under management.

Steve founded the Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative as well as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition, which is aiming to catalyze a UN Convention promoting enhanced corporate transparency and integrated reporting. His work became a case study in the Harvard Business School MBA in 2012.

Steve received the Leadership in Sustainability award from the Corporation of London in 2013, and he became an Ambassador for the International Integrated Reporting Council. He was a member of the UK Government delegation to the UN Rio+20 meeting in 2012, and a member of the European Commission’s expert groups on corporate governance and corporate responsibility. In 2011 he received the Yale Rising Star in Corporate Governance Award, and he was among the Financial News Top 100 Rising Stars in 2009.

Steve was on the board of the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance association (UKSIF) from 2003 to 2010, serving as its Chairman from 2006. He was also part of the expert group that wrote the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

Steve is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst institute, has a degree in Economics and a PhD in sustainable finance. He is a faculty member at the International Corporate Governance Network as well as the Cambridge University Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

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Deborah Winshel
Deborah Winshel
Managing Director, Global Head of Impact Investing
BlackRock

Deborah Winshel, Managing Director, serves as Global Head of Impact Investing. She is responsible for leading the firm’s impact efforts, including the current $200 billion in assets under management tied to social and environmental strategies. BlackRock Impact was launched in 2015 to meet the growing demand – and greater opportunity – to bring together social or environmental impact with financial results. Additionally, Deborah oversees BlackRock’s Global Corporate Philanthropy with a mission to “Build Access to Better Futures for Underserved Individuals and Communities” by leveraging BlackRock’s passion for innovation, rigor, and technology to create meaningful social impact.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Winshel was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty- fighting organization. Known for its rigorous, metrics-based approach to fighting poverty, Robin Hood has invested over $1.5 billion since 1988 in hundreds of the most effective programs that help lift and keep children, families, and adults out of poverty.

Ms. Winshel was previously the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Ms. Winshel spent more than a dozen years working in New York and London for JP Morgan’s Investment Bank, including as a Managing Director advising key corporate clients on a variety of financial, capital markets and strategic issues.

In 2013, she was selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” and was honored with the Harvard Business School Women’s Association of Greater New York’s 2014 “Women Who Inspire Us” award. Deborah is a founding board member of the Immigrant Justice Corps, and a member of the Economics Club of New York.

Ms. Winshel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three sons.

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Koushik Chatterjee
Koushik Chatterjee
Group Executive Director, Finance and Corporate
Tata Steel Limited

Mr. Koushik Chatterjee joined Tata Steel in 1995. During his stint in the Company, he worked in the areas of Corporate Finance and Planning. Mr. Chatterjee was appointed the Vice President (Finance) in August 2004. During his tenure, Mr. Chatterjee has led the first overseas acquisition of the Company – NatSteel Asia in South East Asia. He subsequently led the acquisition of Millennium Steel (now Tata Steel Thailand) in Thailand followed by the acquisition of Corus Group in 2006-07, the Country’s largest acquisition of that time.

With the announcement of the new Tata Steel Group post the acquisition of Corus, Mr. Chatterjee was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer in January 2008. He was inducted into the Board of the Company as a full time Director in 2012. He has been responsible for Group Financial Reporting, Investor Relations, Financing Strategy including debt and equity raising, Corporate M&A, Risk Management and Compliance, Taxation Strategy and planning and co-ordination of statutory and management reporting.
He is on the Board of Tata Steel Limited and its Group companies, in India and abroad and has been recently appointed as Executive Director for Tata Steel Europe Limited.

Mr. Chatterjee was declared one of India’s best CFOs by Business Today Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and by CNBC in 2007. In March 2012, he has been awarded the Best Performing CFO in the Metals Sector by CNBC TV18. He was declared India’s “Best Executive” for 2009 by Asia Money Magazine. He is also a frequent speaker in various conferences in India and abroad including the McKinsey Global CFO Forum 2008, Economist Conferences, London Business School and CII organized conferences. He is a member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee on Capital Markets of SEBI and was a member of the Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee of SEBI, which drafted the new Takeover Code of India.  He is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Global Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, Switzerland and ‘B20 Task Force’ to advise G20 countries on Trade & Investments under the Chairmanship of China.

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Liliana Franco
Liliana Franco
Director, Accounting Organization and Methods
Air Liquide Group

Liliana Franco is the Director Accounting Organization and Methods at Air Liquide Group. Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Air Liquide’s revenues amounted to € 15.4 billion in 2014, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales.

Ms. Franco is a member of the International Standards Commission of the ANC. The ANC is the French accounting standards setter. Besides this main objective, the ANC aims at providing France with an institution able to mobilise the wide variety of expertise in order to take part in international debates, and most particularly those relative to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

She has served as President of the ANC’s task force on the accounting of Energy saving certificates and as a Member of the ANC’s task force on the accounting of GHG emission rights.

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Udo Hartmann
Udo Hartmann
Senior Manager, Group Environmental Protection & Energy Management
Daimler

He joined Daimler in 1987 after finishing his university education in Mainz (Germany), and Boulder (USA) with a Ph.D in physics. He worked in the areas of artificial intelligence, mobile communications and since 1992 in the environmental department. In 1994 he was appointed as head of corporate environmental department. Since 2015 he is head of corporate environmental protection and energy management at Daimler.

Today’s responsibilities at Daimler include the coordination of the group wide environmental and energy management issues including the respective reporting.

He also chairs the environmental committee of the association of the German automotive manufacturers and Co-Chairs the environmental and energy committee of the industry association of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

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Neil Hawkins
Neil Hawkins
Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
The Dow Chemical Company

Dr. Neil C. Hawkins currently serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President for Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) for The Dow Chemical Company, where he is in his 27th year of service. Hawkins is a global leader in the private sector in sustainable business practices, EH&S management, and public policy platforms for global sustainable development. Hawkins was the Dow executive leading the development of Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, which have the potential to redefine the role of business in sustainable development. During his tenure, he has been the architect of many groundbreaking collaborations, including the Dow/Nature Conservancy Collaboration on valuing nature in business decisions, which won the 2013 Harvard Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership, as well as the innovative Dow Sustainability Graduate Fellows Program at the University of Michigan.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); a member of the International Olympics Committee Sustainability and Legacy Commission; chairman of WBCSD’s Green and Natural Infrastructure committee; and a member of the Committee on Global Policy and Government Affairs of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), through which he also co-authored the “Green Book,” or Sustainability and the U.S. EPA. He was appointed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the first business representative to the High Level Group of the GEO-6 global environment assessment and is a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Michigan Chapter, the Erb Family Foundation, and the World Environment Center.

Hawkins was honored with the Corporate Eco Forum’s 2012 C.K. Prahalad Award for sustainability leadership by an individual, and has been named by The Guardian as one of the top 30 most influential sustainability voices in America on social media.

During his Dow career, Hawkins has served in many roles, including EH&S and Sustainability leadership at the business, site and enterprise levels; R&D; Public and Government Affairs; and Operations.  He holds doctoral and master’s degrees from the Harvard University School of Public Health, as well as an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech.  He and his family are very active in advocacy for individuals with disabilities and are strong supporters of community and professional theatre. Hawkins has two daughters and resides in Midland, Michigan.

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Thomas Kusterer
Thomas Kusterer
Chief Financial Officer
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Thomas Kusterer currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. In this role he is responsible for Accounting, Controlling, Risk Management, Treasury, Financial Asset Management, M&A and EnBW’s trading activities.

Prior to that Thomas assumed various accounting and corporate finance roles at KPMG in Berlin, Mannheim and New York. From 2009 to 2011 he was the Chief Financial Officer of EDF Energy in London.

He is a founding member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), London.

Thomas holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a German Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant.

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Giuseppe Ricci
Giuseppe Ricci
Chief Refining & Marketing Officer
Eni

Giuseppe Ricci has worked for Eni since December 1985, mainly in the fields of oil downstreaming and complex refineries. Mr. Ricci spent 10 years working in technology and planning at the Eni Sannazzaro refinery near Milan and then the Milazzo refinery S.p.A. in Sicily (a joint venture between Eni and Kuwait Petroleum).

Mr. Ricci then spent time as a technology manager at the Rome headquarters of Eni and was responsible for optimizing refining performance, technology improvement, energy conservation and process development.

In 2004 he moved to the Gela refinery S.p.A. in Sicily as refinery manager and then CEO.

In April 2008 he went back to Eni headquarters in Rome as operations coordinator for Eni’s refineries and logistics network in Italy and abroad.

In 2010 he became Director of Industrial Logistics for Eni refining & marketing.

Prior to his role as Chief Renfining & Marketing Officer, Mr. Ricci held the position of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Executive Vice President.

Mr. Ricci also serves as a member of the board of GALP (Portuguese Petroleum Company), Chairman of Raffineria di Gela S.p.A., and CEO of Milazzo refinery S.p.A. (RAM).

Giuseppe Ricci earned his degree in chemical engineering at Politecnico Turin, Italy.

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Fiona Wild
Fiona Wild
Vice President, Climate Change and Sustainability
BHP Billiton

Fiona joined BHP Billiton in 2010 as Senior Manager, Environment and was successfully appointed to the role of Vice President, Climate Change and Sustainability in February 2013. In this role, she is accountable for developing and maintaining the framework that enables BHP Billiton to deliver excellence in environmental performance. She advises the Board and senior management on emerging environmental and climate change trends and represents BHP Billiton in engagements with both national and international stakeholders, including NGOs, academics, industry associations, governments and investors.

She leads the implementation of BHP Billiton’s climate change strategy, including activities in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, portfolio evaluation, stakeholder engagement and low emissions technology. For example, in 2015, she led the development of BHP Billiton’s Climate Change Portfolio Analysis report. This industry-leading analysis describes the impact of both an orderly and a rapid transition to a low carbon future on the valuation of the company’s portfolio.

Fiona also holds several Board positions, including as a Director of IETA, which aims to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing greenhouse gases at lowest cost, and CO2CRC, one of the world’s leading collaborative research organisations focused on CCS.

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Jane Ambachtsheer
Jane Ambachtsheer
Partner, Chair – Responsible Investment
Mercer

Jane Ambachtsheer is a Partner and Chair of Mercer’s Global Responsible Investment Business. She is responsible for overseeing the group’s strategy, developing intellectual capital across a range of responsible investment topics, and advising investors in Europe and North America.

Jane was consultant to the United Nations through the development of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which are now supported by more than 1300 signatories. She is a Trustee of CDP and a member of the Academic Working Group of the PRI. Jane is the author or co-author on a number of industry-leading papers and reports, including Mercer’s Investing in a Time of Climate Change (2015).

Jane is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where she taught a graduate course on responsible investment from 2007 to 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and English literature with honours from York University and a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam. In 2011, Jane received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Social Investment Organisation. Jane currently lives in Paris with her husband and two daughters.

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Wim Bartels
Wim Bartels
Partner, Corporate Reporting
KPMG

Wim started his career at KPMG Audit, where he was involved in financial audit for almost 5 years in various sectors.

After a short period at an independent consultancy he started with KPMG Forensic & Integrity Services. He was involved in (financial) forensic investigations, litigation support and integrity consulting. Although he mainly provided services to large companies, he also built experience in smaller-sized organizations and government.

Wim was appointed partner of KPMG the Netherlands in 2001. As partner of KPMG Sustainability, the Netherlands, he is responsible for all sustainability assurance engagements of KPMG Sustainability. In this role he delivers assurance services to approximately 40 multinational companies, amongst these are Philips, DSM, Heineken, ING, KLM, Carlsberg, SABIC, Maersk, Statoil and BASF.

Wim also has taken on the role of Head of KPMG’s Global Head of Sustainability Reporting & Assurance Services. In that capacity, he drives KPMG’s services, business development as well as thought leadership for sustainability disclosures.

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Richard Cantor
Richard Cantor
Chief Risk Officer, Moody's Corporation;
Chief Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Corporation

Richard Cantor serves as Chief Risk Officer for Moody’s Corporation (MCO) and Chief Credit Officer for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS). Mr. Cantor was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2009, and in this role he leads MCO’s global risk management function. As Chief Credit Officer for MIS, a position he has held since 2008, Mr. Cantor heads MIS’s Credit Strategy and Standards Group, which is responsible for the rating agency’s global credit strategy and thematic research, the quality and consistency of its ratings across regions and sectors, and the methodologies applied in the determination of ratings. Mr. Cantor was appointed by the U.S. State Department to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council in 2015.

Mr. Cantor joined Moody’s in 1997 as Vice President for the Finance Guarantor Ratings Group at MIS. In 2001, he became Managing Director of MIS’s Credit Policy
Research Group. Prior to joining Moody’s, Mr. Cantor held a variety of positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, including in the Capital Markets Group and
the Discount Window, and was an adjunct professor at New York University’s and Columbia University’s business schools. He has also taught Economics at UCLA
and The Ohio State University. Mr. Cantor has published numerous articles in academic journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of International
Economics, International Economic Review, European Financial Management, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economica, Journal of Credit Risk, the Journal of
Fixed Income, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Mr. Cantor holds BA degrees in English and Economics from Tufts University and a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

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Eric Dugelay
Eric Dugelay
Global Leader, Sustainability Services
Deloitte

Eric Dugelay, a partner with Deloitte since 2001, is Deloitte’s Global Leader for Sustainability Services. He was the Europe, Middle East & Africa Sustainability services leader during the years 2007-2013 and has been France Sustainability Services leader between 2001 and 2012. He was in charge of Risk management, Internal Audit and Internal Control Services for Deloitte France and North Africa between 2001 and 2010. He was a member of Deloitte Global China Services Group in charge of the China Desk of Deloitte France and North Africa between 2004 and 2011.

Since 2014, Eric is seconded for 20% of his time at the WBCSD as a Director. Since 2015, Eric is also a member of the Board of Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Eric brings 15 years of experience in sustainability assurance and reporting.

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Diane Larsen
Diane Larsen
Audit Partner, Global Professional Practice
EY

Diane is Audit Partner, Global Professional Practice at EY. She is an audit partner with more than 29 years’ experience serving a variety of publically traded and private held organizations across a variety of industries including: manufacturing, service and oil & gas sectors. She has extensive knowledge in financial accounting and reporting, SEC reporting and registration filings, SOX 404 compliance and mergers and acquisitions. At EY, she has also held a number of non-client serving roles, ranging from roles focused on audit quality to roles focus on market growth.

She was involved in the U.S. deployment of the firm’s climate change and sustainability services practice. She is a licensed CPA In Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a member of the AICPA.

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Michael Wilkins
Michael Wilkins
Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental & Climate Risk Research
Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings

Michael Wilkins is a Managing Director of the Infrastructure Finance Ratings group of Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings based in London where he has global responsibility for the firm’s infrastructure and environmental finance research. Michael’s experience at Standard & Poor’s includes seven years as Head of Infrastructure Finance Ratings, the analytical group within Standard & Poor’s which covers utilities, project finance, PPPs and transportation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Michael was also co-head of the Corporate Securitisation group. He joined Standard & Poor’s in London in January 1994 and has also worked in the Melbourne and Hong Kong offices. Michael’s expertise encompasses the European power, water, environmental, transportation and social infrastructure sectors.

Previously, Michael worked for Water UK, the trade body representing the UK water industry. He also worked for four years as a journalist on various UK daily regional newspapers and global business publications. Michael is a frequent guest lecturer at the London Business School MBA programme, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, MFin programme and Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment as well as at UCL and King’s College, London. He is a non-executive director on the board of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). He is also a member of the Climate Markets & Investment Association, the UK Government’s Capital Markets Climate Initiative; the advisory council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Green Growth Action Alliance, the Smith School Stranded Assets Programme and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree within Modern Languages at Bristol University. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School and additionally has a Certificate of Carbon Finance & Analytics from the London Business School.

Other Experts
Jon Williams
Jon Williams
Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change
PwC

Jon co-leads the corporate team within PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice, offering market-leading strategy and implementation, risk management and reporting solutions to companies. He has a particular focus on issues relating to climate change, biodiversity, water and poverty alleviation. His clients include financial institutions in both developed and developing economies, and companies in the retail, consumer goods, healthcare, energy and mining sectors.

Prior to joining PwC, Jon worked for HSBC for 21 years, with a variety of banking roles in Europe and Asia, most recently as Head of Group Sustainable Development. Jon developed and implemented HSBC’s sustainability risk strategy and their sustainable business strategy, with a focus on lending and investments related to climate change, forestry and microfinance.

Jon, acts as an Expert Adviser to a major European Bank and the UK Green Investment Bank. He also was a green finance working group co-chair for the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) and Project Adviser to the World Economic Forum Energy Access Partnership. He previously chaired the Equator Principles, the global benchmark for banks to manage social and environmental issues in project finance, and chaired the Climate Principles, a framework for the finance sector to respond to climate change.

Special Advisor
Russell Picot
Russell Picot
Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, LifeSight;
Board Chair of HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme Trustee;
Former Group Chief Accounting Officer, HSBC
HSBC

Russell Picot is the former Group Chief Accounting Officer at HSBC. He joined HSBC in 1993 and was appointed a Group General Manager in 2003. He has a strong personal interest in Sustainability issues and spearheaded the involvement of the Finance function of HSBC with the group’s sustainability programmes as part of their professional development. He is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and prior to this worked extensively to establish the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project.
He is a director of LifeSight, the Willis Towers Watson UK DC MasterTrust where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to this, he was a director of HSBC ‘s UK Pension Scheme Trustee for almost 15 years during which time he chaired the Audit and Risk Committee and latterly the Asset and Liability Committee.
Russell was one of the co-chairs for the FSB’s Enhanced Disclosure Task Force which was formed in May 2012 and published its report in October that year. The EDTF published annual updates including its most recent report covering the Impact of Expected Credit Loss Approaches on Bank Risk Disclosures.
Russell is a Fellow of the Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales and holds a MA in Mathematics from St.John’s College, Cambridge.

Secretariat
Mary Schapiro
Mary Schapiro
Special Advisor to the Chair,
Former Chair
U.S. SEC

Ms. Schapiro’s service as the 29th SEC chairman culminated decades of regulatory leadership. She was the first woman to serve as SEC chairman, and the only person to have served as chairman of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

During four years as chairman, Ms. Schapiro presided over one of the busiest rule-making agendas in the SEC’s history, during which the agency also executed a comprehensive restructuring program to improve protections for investors. Upon her departure, President Obama praised her leadership, saying the SEC became stronger and the financial system “safer and better able to serve the American people — thanks in large part to Mary’s hard work.”

Before becoming SEC chairman, Ms. Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; a commissioner of the SEC; and general counsel and senior vice president of the Futures Industry Association. She began her career at the CFTC, serving first as a trial attorney and later as counsel and executive assistant to the chairman.
Ms. Schapiro serves on the boards of Promontory Interfinancial Network, General Electric Co., and London Stock Exchange Group. She is also a member of the governing board of the Center for Audit Quality.

Secretariat
Curtis Ravenel
Curtis Ravenel
Global Head, Sustainable Business & Finance
Bloomberg

As Global Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives – a Chairman’s Office effort and the result of his 2006 Bloomberg Global Leadership Forum proposal. The program aggressively integrates sustainability considerations into all firm operations and leverages the Bloomberg Professional Service to evaluate sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities for its 315,000 customers.

Curtis has worked for Bloomberg in multiple roles. He was the Financial Controller for Asia managing accounting, tax, treasury and audit services for 23 legal entities with combined annual revenues exceeding $1 billion USD. This was preceded by various roles in the Capital Planning and Financial Analysis Groups.

Prior to his work with Bloomberg, L.P., Curtis co-managed a small real estate development group, founded a micro-brewery and worked with the Recycling Advisory Council in Washington, DC conducting Full Cost Accounting and Life Cycle Analysis work.
He currently serves as a board member at US SIF, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, and at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). He serves as an advisor to the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) and the USA Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. Curtis was awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship with the Partnership for New York City in 2011. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in History from Davidson College.

Secretariat
Didem Nisanci
Didem Nisanci
Managing Director
Promontory Financial Group

Didem served for four years as the chief of staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that role she was the lead adviser to Chairman Mary Schapiro on all issues involving the SEC, including policy, legislative, strategy, and communication matters. During her tenure as chief of staff, Didem also served as the SEC deputy to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and primary liaison with the Treasury Department, the White House, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other financial regulators.

Prior to the SEC, she was the lead adviser to Treasury Secretary Nominee Timothy Geithner after having been staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment. She managed all aspects of the subcommittee, including the development and implementation of its legislative and oversight agenda during the financial crisis. Earlier in her career, Didem served as legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and held positions within the Department of the Treasury Office of Legislative Affairs & Public Liaison and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Legislative Affairs.

About the Task Force

“Increasing transparency makes markets more efficient, and economies more stable and resilient.”
—Michael R. Bloomberg, Chair

Task Force Overview

Hear from our Task Force members and find out what the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures is, what it’s trying to achieve and why it’s important.

Our Mission

The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.

The Task Force will consider the physical, liability and transition risks associated with climate change and what constitutes effective financial disclosures across industries.

The work and recommendations of the Task Force will help companies understand what financial markets want from disclosure in order to measure and respond to climate change risks, and encourage firms to align their disclosures with investors’ needs.

Milestones 2015

September 29
Speech by Mark Carney: Breaking the tragedy of the horizon – climate change and financial stability

November 9
Proposal for a disclosure task force on climate-related risks

December 4
Press release announcing establishment of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Milestones 2016

January 21
FSB announced membership of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

February 28
Chair’s letter to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

March 31
Meeting of the Financial Stability Board in Tokyo on 30-31 March

May 20
FSB named additional members of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

December 14
TCFD announced Recommendations report release and 60-day public consultation period

FAQs

What is the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures?

  • The TCFD seeks to develop recommendations for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures that are consistent, comparable, reliable, clear, and efficient, and provide decision-useful information to lenders, insurers, and investors.
  • The TCFD’s 32 members were chosen by the FSB to include both users and preparers of disclosures from across the G20’s constituency covering a broad range of economic sectors and financial markets.

Why is this important?

  • Better access to data will enhance how climate-related risks are assessed, priced, and managed. Companies can more effectively measure and evaluate their own risks and those of their suppliers and competitors. Investors will make better informed decisions on where and how they want to allocate their capital. Lenders, insurers and underwriters will be better able to evaluate their risks and exposures over the short, medium, and long-term.
  • Though great work has been done by NGOs in this space, as an industry-led initiative, the TCFD represents an opportunity to bring climate-related financial reporting to a mainstream audience.
  • The TCFD engages extensively with key stakeholders to ensure that it builds on existing work and produces recommendations that can be used by the private sector, globally.

What progress has the Task Force made?

  • After holding two plenary meetings, one in London and one in Singapore respectively, the Task Force presented its Phase I Report to the Financial Stability Board during the FSB’s March 31, 2016 plenary meeting in Tokyo. The FSB “welcomed” the Task Force’s Phase I Report. The G20 “received” the Phase I report “and looks forward to considering the final report and recommendations in early 2017.”
  • The Phase I report was posted on April 1, 2016 on the Task Force’s website and was open for a public consultation period until May 31, 2016. The report has five main components:
    1. A review of existing climate-related disclosure initiatives
    2. The scope and high-level objectives of the Task Force
    3. Fundamental principles for effective disclosure
    4. Plans for stakeholder outreach and public consultation
    5. Plans for moving forward in Phase II.

The Task Force held its subsequent plenary meetings in Washington, D.C. (May), New York (July), Paris (September) and London (October).

The results of the Task Force have been published in its Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures report that has been released on December 14, 2016.

 

Chairman
Michael R. Bloomberg

CHAIR

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder

Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

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“Increasing transparency makes markets more efficient, and economies more stable and resilient.”
Vice Chairs
Denise Pavarina

VICE CHAIR

Denise Pavarina

Executive Director

Banco Bradesco

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Graeme Pitkethly

VICE CHAIR

Graeme Pitkethly

Chief Financial Officer

Unilever

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Christian Thimann

VICE CHAIR

Christian Thimann

Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability and Insurance Foresight   

AXA

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Yeo Lian Sim

VICE CHAIR

Yeo Lian Sim

Special Adviser, Diversity

Singapore Exchange

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Data Users
Matt Arnold

DATA USER

Matt Arnold

Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Bruno Bertocci

DATA USER

Bruno Bertocci

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investors

UBS Asset Management

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David Blood

DATA USER

David Blood

Senior Partner

Generation Investment Management

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Stephanie Leaist

DATA USER

Stephanie Leaist

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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Mark Lewis

DATA USER

Mark Lewis

Managing Director, Head of European Utilities Equity Research

Barclays

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Eloy Lindeijer

DATA USER

Eloy Lindeijer

Chief Investment Management;
Member Executive Committee

PGGM

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Ruixia Liu

DATA USER

Ruixia Liu

General Manager, Risk Department

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

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Masaaki Nagamura

DATA USER

Masaaki Nagamura

Head, Corporate Social Responsibility

Tokio Marine Holdings

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Martin Skancke

DATA USER

Martin Skancke

Chair, Risk Committee Storebrand
and Chair

Principles for Responsible Investment

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Andreas Spiegel

DATA USER

Andreas Spiegel

Head of Group Sustainability

Swiss Re

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Steve Waygood

DATA USER

Steve Waygood

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Aviva Investors

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Deborah Winshel

DATA USER

Deborah Winshel

Managing Director, Global Head of Impact Investing

BlackRock

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Data Preparers
Koushik Chatterjee

DATA PREPARER

Koushik Chatterjee

Group Executive Director, Finance and Corporate

Tata Steel Limited

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Liliana Franco

DATA PREPARER

Liliana Franco

Director, Accounting Organization and Methods

Air Liquide Group

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Udo Hartmann

DATA PREPARER

Udo Hartmann

Senior Manager, Group Environmental Protection & Energy Management

Daimler

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Neil Hawkins

DATA PREPARER

Neil Hawkins

Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

The Dow Chemical Company

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Thomas Kusterer

DATA PREPARER

Thomas Kusterer

Chief Financial Officer

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

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Giuseppe Ricci

DATA PREPARER

Giuseppe Ricci

Chief Refining & Marketing Officer

Eni

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Fiona Wild

DATA PREPARER

Fiona Wild

Vice President, Climate Change and Sustainability

BHP Billiton

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Other Experts
Jane Ambachtsheer

OTHER EXPERT

Jane Ambachtsheer

Partner, Chair – Responsible Investment

Mercer

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Wim Bartels

OTHER EXPERT

Wim Bartels

Partner, Corporate Reporting

KPMG

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Richard Cantor

OTHER EXPERT

Richard Cantor

Chief Risk Officer, Moody's Corporation;
Chief Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Corporation

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Eric Dugelay

OTHER EXPERT

Eric Dugelay

Global Leader, Sustainability Services

Deloitte

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Diane Larsen

OTHER EXPERT

Diane Larsen

Audit Partner, Global Professional Practice

EY

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Michael Wilkins

OTHER EXPERT

Michael Wilkins

Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental & Climate Risk Research

Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings

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Jon Williams

OTHER EXPERT

Jon Williams

Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change

PwC

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Special Advisor
Russell Picot

SPECIAL ADVISOR

Russell Picot

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, LifeSight;
Board Chair of HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme Trustee;
Former Group Chief Accounting Officer, HSBC

HSBC

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Secretariat
Mary Schapiro

SECRETARIAT

Mary Schapiro

Special Advisor to the Chair,
Former Chair

U.S. SEC

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Curtis Ravenel

SECRETARIAT

Curtis Ravenel

Global Head, Sustainable Business & Finance

Bloomberg

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Didem Nisanci

SECRETARIAT

Didem Nisanci

Managing Director

Promontory Financial Group

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