Net Zero Finance 2022 Speakers

Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
UK Government
Associate Director - Sustainable Finance
Executive Vice Chairman, Global Corporate and Investment Banking
Bank of America
Head of Pension Investments and RI
Scottish Widows

At Scottish Widows, Maria is responsible for defining the investment offering across our pension business, covering workplace savings, individual and longstanding customer segments, and for incorporating ESG into the investment design. She has previously held senior DC investment roles at Mercer and JLT. She is a spokesperson on investment matters, a regular contributor to pension industry events and a professional awards judge. She also volunteers on the PMI Policy and Public Affairs Board, the CFA UK Pensions Expert Panel and the Taskforce on Pension Scheme Voting Implementation.

Executive Vice President and Global Head
State Street

Rick Lacaille Rick Lacaille Rick Lacaille is executive vice president and global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at State Street. In his current role, he provides enterprise leadership for our ESG program to ensure a well-coordinated and optimized approach to our ESG policies, products, initiatives and thought leadership. Prior to his current role, Rick was the global chief investment officer (CIO) at State Street Global Advisors from 2008 to April 2021. He was also the global head of Quantitative Active Equities and European CIO. Before joining State Street Global Advisors in 2000, he held various roles in Quantitative Fund Management and Research at Gartmore Investment Management, including the head of Quantitative Research and Structured Equities. Rick has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in operational research from Lancaster University and Master of Science degree in econometrics from London Guildhall University. Rick is a member of the MSCI Advisory Council, the FTSE Russell ESG Advisory and Sustainable Investment Committee and is Chair of the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Association. He is a writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences.

Director, ESG (Sustainability and Regional Development), Channels, SME & Mid Corporates
Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Sustainable Finance
TCFD Program Lead
UNEP- Finance Initiative

David Carlin leads the TCFD and climate risk program for UNEP- Finance Initiative. He currently is running a pilot for nearly 50 global banks and investors on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and climate governance. He is also a contributor to Forbes, where he writes about climate change and leadership. Prior to joining UNEP-FI, he worked as a senior manager in Risk and Public Policy for Oliver Wyman Consulting and in Model Risk Management for PNC Bank. His background is in quantitative modeling and decision science. He conducted research in financial decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College.

Founder & Executive Chairman
Carbon Tracker

Mark is the Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and conceived the ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis. He commissioned and was editor of Unburnable Carbon – Are the World’s Financial Markets Carrying a Carbon Bubble? In November 2011. More recently, Mark co-founded ‘Planet Tracker’ which focuses on agriculture, seafood, forestry, water and textiles. Mark is responsible for management strategy, board matters and developing their capital markets framework analysis. Their goal is to align capital markets with natural ecological limits to growth. Prior to forming these groups, Mark had twenty five years experience in sustainable financial markets working for major institutional asset management companies. Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment funds firstly at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989 with the Ecology Funds, NPI with Global Care, the AMP Capital Sustainable Future Funds, and Henderson Global Investor’s Industries of the Future Funds. Mark served on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development working group on capital markets leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit; was a Member of the Steering Committee of UNEP Financial Sector Initiative (1999-2003). Mark is a Founder Director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum (UKSIF), 1990-2006, a member of the Advisory Board of the New Venture Philanthropy’s ‘Conservation and Markets Initiatives’; is Hon Treasurer of The Rainforest Foundation UK and on the Development Board of the Ashden Awards. Mark is an advisor to Consilium Capital, to Faith Invest and serves on the Advisory Board of Tribe Impact Capital. Additionally, Mark is Visiting Lecturer at the Master’s Course of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Impact Investing Consultant
Fidelity International
Co-founder and CEO
Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative (CB), an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Working with Climate Bond Partners in the investment and finance community around the world, CBI develops standards and "taxonomies", advocates for policy and regulator measures supportive of green capital flows, and promotes rapid creation of investible green assets.

Head of the Environment and Climate Change team, Financing for Sustainable Development Division
OECD Development Co-operation Directorate

Jens Sedemund is Head of the Environment and Climate Change team, Financing for Sustainable Development Division, in OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, leading a team working on climate change, biodiversity, green finance and sustainable oceans in the context of development co-operation and finance. Prior to this, Jens was Senior Advisor on Development Finance, focusing on blended finance, climate-related development finance and green investment. From 2008 until 2016, he headed the office of the Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), working closely with the Chair on the political dimensions and on the agenda setting of the DAC’s work, and taking the lead on developing new initiatives. Earlier at OECD, he set up and led the engagement with emerging economies on international development, while also working on the development dimensions of trade. His experience before joining OECD include working in microfinance and on launching a B2B marketplace for international commodities trade. Jens holds Masters Degrees from Bonn University, Germany, and from Stanford University, USA.

Chief Executive Officer
The Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology and Sustainability
Chief Sustainability Officer
Earth Capital

Richard is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital and is also a member of the Investment Committee. Established in 2008, Earth Capital is a global private equity investment group managing $1.7bn which is deployed into sustainable technology businesses across the themes of energy, food and water. Richard has spent over 35 years in international banking. In his 20 years at ABN AMRO he worked in corporate and structured finance. As Global Head of Project Finance, he was involved in the creation of the Equator Principles, a market recognised standard for managing environmental and social risk issues. Latterly as Global Head of Sustainability, he chaired the group’s Sustainability Council. He is currently an Independent Non-Exec Director of Triodos Bank UK, a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security Group and a Dutch Development Bank (FMO) nominated non-Exec Board Director of Union Bank of Nigeria. He is former Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative. He is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and holds a BA and MBA from Durham University.

Head of Responsible Investment

Hilkka joined Aegon UK in 2021 to head up the newly established responsible investment team and to drive forward Aegon’s responsible investment proposition for the workplace and retail investment business. This includes progressing the integration of ESG factors into investment decision making. Hilkka has extensive experience in responsible investment, sustainability and policy issues, having worked at Principles for Responsible Investment, EY, the OECD, the United Nations, and most recently overseeing the integration of ESG into the investment strategy at IH International Advisors, part of the investment group Interogo Holding AG. Hilkka is a Finnish national based in London, and holds an MA Honours (First Class) in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.

VP & GM Private Capital Markets

Ryan leads Persefoni's Private Capital Markets team. Prior to Persefoni, he spent seven years at Malk Partners, a boutique management consultancy that works exclusively with alternative investment firms and their portfolio companies to create and protect value through environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and Impact management, where he finished as a Partner.

Global Head of Alternatives & External Manager Solutions

Andrew is responsible for managing the $20bn Alternatives capability at Schroders which includes covering natural capital and carbon, hedge funds, fixed income alternatives, commodities and hybrid public/private strategies. In addition, Andrew is head of external asset manager partnerships including responsibility for the business development of the Schroder GAIA platforms globally covering manager selection, product development, product management, sales and marketing. Andrew’s career commenced in 1998 in New Zealand in an alternative investment boutique (FMG) creating a number of real asset investment products linked to farmland, forestry, vineyards and property syndicates. Andrew joined Schroders in 2000. Andrew holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Degree in Business Studies from Massey University New Zealand.

Head of ESG Integration

Stephanie Chang is responsible for driving the integration of sustainability factors across the investment teams at Schroders and has successfully delivered on the firm’s goal of full integration across the firm’s managed assets in 2020. She continues to evolve the firm’s approach to ESG integration to ensure Schroders’ approach remains robust and market leading. She leads a team of 4 integration specialists who work closely with fund managers and analysts to identify efficient and value adding methods for integrating sustainability aspects into their investment processes. Stephanie is also responsible for the Schroders ESG Accreditation framework, a set of criteria and processes which ensures the right levels of controls and accountability are in place to provide the robustness required to support the firm’s ESG integration ambitions. Most recently, she has led the firm’s net zero commitments in alignment with the Science Based Targets Initiative and the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative. Schroders is the largest asset manager by AUM to have its targets formally validated by the SBTi. Prior to this, she was a senior consultant at PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change consulting practice focused on providing advisory and risk management services to financial sector clients. From 2004 to 2013, Stephanie worked at HSBC across the corporate banking and sustainability teams, including latterly as the deputy Global Head of Sustainability Risk.

Managing Director
IFRS Foundation
Head of Climate Change
Phoenix Group

Tim is Head of Climate Change at Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. He has almost 20 years’ experience working on climate, energy and industrial policy for the UK government, most recently as Director responsible for the UK government’s decarbonisation strategy. He is also Senior Fellow for Net Zero at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

Head of Net Zero Innovation

Leo Johnson heads up PwC’s Disruption & Innovation practice and is Head of Net Zero Innovation. He is the Co-lead author of the PwC 2021 State of Climate Tech report and the PwC Net Zero Future 50. He is the Chairman of the PwC UK Advisory Council, Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s FutureProofing and Hacking Capitalism, and Visiting Business Fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & Environment.

CEO and Founder
Resilience Capital Ventures LLC

Gillian Marcelle, PhD leads Resilience Capital Ventures LLC, a boutique capital advisory practice specializing in blended finance. She has a proven track record in attracting investment to underserved markets and designing architectures that facilitate partnerships. Dr Marcelle developed the Triple B Framework to improve flows of capital and its allocation; this provides a platform for engaging in the finance and investment world, where her contributions and perspectives on diversity, inclusion, accountability and alignment with the SDGs are becoming influential. Her experience includes staff roles with the International Finance Corporation, equity capital markets at JP Morgan Chase and M&A with British Telecom. Dr Marcelle currently serves as on the Advisory Board of New Majority Capital, Marketspace USA and was previously a non-Executive Director with South African fintech Tafari Capital. In her academic roles, she was a tenured Associate Professor at Wits Business School in Johannesburg and has held research and teaching positions in the US, UK, and the Caribbean. She is a published research scholar and maintains academic networks; in the US, with MIT and Penn State; in Europe with SPRU, University of Sussex; across the African continent and the Caribbean. Dr Marcelle developed the Triple B Framework to improve flows of capital and its allocation; this provides a platform for engaging in the finance and investment world, where her contributions and perspectives on diversity, inclusion, accountability and alignment with the SDGs are becoming influential. International public service includes appointments with the United Nations and the World Economic Forum.

Senior Manager, Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence

Tom Tayler is a Senior Manager in the Aviva Investors Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence. His work focusses on market reform and sharing expertise and best practice on sustainable finance through the Aviva Investors ESG Academy. He is currently part-time seconded to the UN High Level Climate Champions Finance Team ahead of COP26. Tom supports Aviva Investors work regarding sustainable finance with a particular focus on market and regulatory reform, including contributing to the work of the COP26 High Level Climate Champions, the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, the UK Green Market Taskforce, the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owners’ Alliance, and the UN Global Investors for Sustainable Development. Tom has also worked with policymakers on key reforms including the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, the DWP reform of pension trustees’ fiduciary duty, and the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Network. He is a member of the reference group for the UN PRI/UNEP Legal Framework for Impact project and is a qualified solicitor, holding an MA (Oxon) in Jurisprudence from the Queen’s College Oxford. He has worked at Aviva Investors for 6 years, and previously worked at Allen & Overy LLP, the Department of the Treasury Solicitor, Beachcroft LLP and the University of Law.

Co-Founder, Managing Partner & CEO,
Sustainable Ventures
Executive Director
Climate Safe Lending Network

James is a strategist and systems thinker with a background in sustainable finance. He runs the strategy consultancy, RePattern – part of NOW Partners. He is a Special Advisor to Triodos Bank (previously Director of Strategy and MD of the UK Investment Business), and Executive Director for the Climate Safe Lending Network. James has served as a member of several advisory groups on sustainable finance at UK, European and international level including the Global Steering Committee for the UNEP Finance Initiative, where he was one of the founding developers of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. James is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Senior Fellow (and previous Chair) of the Finance Innovation Lab, a director of Regen and an advisor for a small number of NGOs in Europe including the Club of Rome and Finance Watch.

Head of Capital Markets
Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Kerry leads A4S’s Capital Markets programme to accelerate awareness and action towards a global sustainable financial system. This includes running – and growing – our Asset Owners Network for pension fund chairs and supporting their commitments to embed sustainability into their strategy, decision making processes and engagement across the investment chain. Kerry has a strong background in implementing initiatives and projects and maximizing impact. Having worked on numerous sustainability initiatives of HRH The Prince of Wales, she joined A4S in 2017 where she initially drove support for and adoption across a global CFO community of the recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). She has developed strong relationships within capital markets and works with A4S’s Executive Chair to lead A4S’s capital markets programme.

Make My Money Matter

Tony Burdon has worked in international development for most of his life, spending over fifteen years living and working in Africa and Asia. His first job was as a VSO volunteer water engineer working for the Government of Malawi. He worked for ten years in Oxfam, first as a humanitarian engineer, working in war and drought affected countries, then leading Oxfam’s work in Uganda and the humanitarian response to the Rwandan genocide, and finally as a policy advisor working on international financial institutions and debt relief, including representing Oxfam on the Board of Jubilee 2000, the successful debt relief campaign. He then joined the UK civil service, working first in Treasury’s International Poverty Reduction Team, and in the Commission for Africa, before moving to the Department for International Development. He led DFID’s economic work in Nepal and Nigeria, and then as a senior civil servant led the Economic Growth, Private Sector and International Financial Institutions Departments. A considerable part of that time was concentrated on the mobilisation of private sector investment into developing countries, with a focus on impact, tackling the climate emergency, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Asia Director
Group CEO
Brompton Bicycle
Co-Head of Policy and Markets
UK Debt Management Office
Climate Policy Radar

Michal is an international climate policy and governance expert with background in law, finance, and multinational project management. Before founding Climate Policy Radar, she spent a decade at the Grantham Research Institute, LSE, where she led the work on the Institute’s structured datasets and tools, building evidence-based decision-making tools for national legislation and policy and low-carbon investment. She is a fellow of the UNFCCC Resilience Frontiers and a founding member of the Climate Tech Council Founders forum. Michal is also a member of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability and of the Camda Community for credible climate action. She was previously the team lead at the Transition Pathway Initiative, and an advisor to Climate Action 100+, an investor coalition with over $55 trillion AUM. Michal is a speaker on climate policy and action with diverse audiences, with regular appearances on national and international media. Michal holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Her research explored the global diffusion of climate change policies, and the contribution of global networks to advancement of policies. She also has an MA (cum laude) in Energy Policy and Management from the University of Haifa, and an LLB in Law as well as an MBA, specialising in finance, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Senior Technical Advisor
Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Kathryn leads on a range of technical activities across the A4S communities, including the Accounting Bodies Network and the CFO Leadership Network. She develops a range of A4S content that is published on our website and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical content within the Academy programme. She manages the A4S Expert Panel which provides senior finance and sustainability expertise to support A4S’s mission and aims on a global scale. Kathryn has over 10 years consulting and assurance experience in finance and sustainability, having worked for KPMG where she was a Senior Manager in the Climate Change and Sustainability team. During her time at KPMG, she set up the sustainability team in Hong Kong, working with a range of organisations on embedding sustainability in their business models both within Hong Kong and across mainland China. She is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and holds a Master’s degree in Business Strategy and Environment and a Bachelor degree in Economics with German.

Assistant Treasurer – Risk and Sustainable Finance
Anglian Water

Ian currently works at Anglian Water as the Assistant Treasurer for Risk and Sustainable Finance focusing on long-term planning, financial risk management and the sustainable finance programme at Anglian Water. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainable finance, future debt issuance will be 100% sustainable and will help finance the journey to Net Zero 2030. The interrelationship between sustainability and financial risk are becoming an increasing focus especially as it relates to both financial KPIs and sustainability KPIs. Ian is a Charter Financial Analyst, a certified Financial Risk Manager and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Finance at London Business School. He has also achieved the certificate in Sustainability and Climate Risk from the Global Association of Risk Profiles.

Research Director for Sustainable Finance
Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL)

Dr Nina Seega is the Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She leads a broad portfolio of engagements across a variety of sustainable finance themes, including nature-related finance. Nina has worked with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) on the financial impact of disruptive energy transition, collaborated with the South African National Treasury and Banco de Mexico on embedding environmental scenarios into financial risk frameworks, and was the knowledge partner for the G20 Green Finance Study Group in 2016 and 2017. Previously, Nina was the Head of the London Traded Products Desk for Dresdner Kleinwort. In addition to her role at University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Nina is an academic visitor at the Bank of England, as well as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board on Sustainable Finance at the British Standards Institute, the Sustainable Finance Scientific Council at S&P Ratings, and the Board of Directors at the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance. Nina holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Campaign Director
Make My Money Matter

David is Campaign Director at Make My Money Matter, a new campaign launched by filmmaker Richard Curtis aiming to help people across the world align their finances with their values. Prior to that, David has experience at leading global NGOs and campaigning organisations, including the ONE Campaign, Educate Girls India and The Prince’s Trust, alongside roles at international consulting firms Accenture and Bridgespan. David is a Board member of The Cares Family, which works to address issues of loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly in the UK, and was co-Founder of Future First, an organisation committed to building Alumni Networks for State School Students.

Chief of Science
Natural Capital Research
Group Executive Project Preparation
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Head of Banking Environment Initiative
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Annabel Ross works at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) leading the Banking Environment Initiative. The group brings together global banks and academics to progress sustainable banking practice through horizon-scanning applied research. Recent themes include client engagement, SME climate finance, deforestation and nature-related financial risks. Prior to joining CISL, Annabel worked in investment banking, where she managed corporate relationships across lending, capital markets and transaction banking. Annabel is an econometrician by background and her early career focused on the natural resources sector. Since then, she has lived and worked in Spain, Brazil, Nepal and Colombia, running her own business designing social impact sports campaigns with NGOs and companies.

Chief Sustainability Officer
Ninety One

Nazmeera is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Ninety One. In this role, she oversees our firm-wide initiatives, including our commercial imperatives, investment integration, and our inhabit and advocacy work. Prior to this she was Head of SA Investments, where she worked across our public and private strategies in Africa. Before that she was co-Head of SA & Africa Fixed Income. Nazmeera has covered the macro-economy in South Africa and other emerging markets since 2000. She is passionate about making financial markets work to support development. Her remit has included the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, which provides debt financing for infrastructure projects across Africa. She joined the firm in 2013 from Macquarie First South where she was Head of Macro Strategy. She began her career as an economist at Merrill Lynch in South Africa and London. Nazmeera graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science degree and is a CFA® Charterholder.

Deputy Director – Net Zero Finance
We Mean Business Coalition

Dr. Jane Thostrup Jagd is Deputy Director at We Mean Business Coalition, Net Zero Finance and is also member at Nasdaq Sustainable Financing - Nordic Advisory Board. Jane has for many years worked both in large, listed companies like A.P. Moller-Maersk and Ørsted and in academia to ensure better and more reliable financial and non-financial information to investors - and better ways for the investors to work with the data

Climate Advisers UK

Mark Kenber is the CEO of Climate Advisers UK and the Managing Director of Orbitas. Mark has worked on environment, climate and energy issues for over two decades, in government, NGOs and the private sector. Until June 2018 he was Chief Executive of Mongoose Energy Ltd, the UK’s largest developer and manager of community energy projects, before which he had spent twelve years at internationally-renowned NGO, The Climate Group, including six as its Chief Executive. With a background in development and environmental economics, Mark has worked across various areas of environmental and climate policy, with a particular focus on the use of economic instruments in the pursuit of sustainable development. His career to date has included spells with Fundacion Natura in Quito, as climate change advisor to the Ecuadorian government, at WWF International’s climate change programme and as lecturer at both the Catholic University in Quito and the Institute of Development Studies in the UK. Highlights of his career include: founding the CDM Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard; overseeing the establishment of the RE100 and EP100 platforms; being a co-founder of the We Mean Business Coalition; leading the Breaking the Climate Deadlock project with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair; designing the Ecuadorian National Climate Change Office; designing Ecuador’s first economic instruments for industrial pollution control and establishing the country’s first environmental economics programme at the Catholic University in Quito. He is currently a board member of Community Energy England, Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop and Verra, and Chair of the Reneum Advisory Council and the BP Carbon Advisory Panel. He lives in Brighton with his wife Gioconda and daughter Natasha, is a season ticket holder at Brighton and Hove Albion, active in local politics and an avid walker and concert and theatre-goer.

Finance-sector Manager
Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi)

Nate Aden is a Senior Associate with the World Resources Institute’s Business Center, as well as the WRI Climate Program. Nate leads interdisciplinary research focused on industrial sector transformation, methods to align company and financial institution GHG targets with ambitious climate scenarios, and components of country-level GHG-GDP divergence. Within the Science Based Targets initiative, Nate leads the financial and chemicals sector projects. Nate has more than 15 years of experience working on industry, trade, energy, and climate in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and reports, including "Technologies and policies to decarbonize global industry: Review and assessment of mitigation drivers through 2070". He works with financial institutions, industry associations, and other stakeholders to help them set Science-Based Targets for GHG emissions reduction. His research on country low-carbon transformation has been written up in the New York Times and he is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences. Nate holds a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. In his free time, Nate enjoys rock climbing, biking, and swimming in lakes.

Head of Accounting, Audit and Disclosure
Carbon Tracker

In November 2020 Barbara Davidson joined Carbon Tracker’s Regulatory Team as a Senior Analyst leading research on accounting, auditing and disclosures. Prior to this Barbara worked as an independent consultant on a climate accounting initiative sponsored by the PRI. Barbara has obtained over 20 years of advisory, accounting, relationship and stakeholder management experience from working in the US, France, Hong Kong and the UK. She formerly headed the investor engagement team at the International Accounting Standards Board, where she founded and implemented their Investors in Financial Reporting programme and secured significant relationships in the global investment community. Barbara’s experience in accounting policy, transaction advisory and audit roles comes from working at international organisations including Morgan Stanley, Nomura, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte. Her background has provided her with significant insight into the financial reporting requirements of the investment community, including, but not limited to, environmental policy and climate-related risks. Barbara is a member of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s Climate Accounting Standards sub-group and writes regularly on accounting and climate issues for the ACCA’s Accounting and Business Magazine. She is a US Certified Public Accountant with an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc in Accounting from Binghamton University.

Founder Director
Global Director of System Change Programmes
Forum for the Future

Caroline leads global programmes at Forum for the Future, focused on accelerating the transition to a just and sustainable future. Forum’s programmes, straddling Europe, US, South Asia and APAC offices, catalyse system change to make food systems and value chains sustainable, and limit global heating within 1.5 degrees. A socio-economist by training, Caroline’s career has focused on innovation in international development. Her diverse professional roles have been around how we create a more inclusive and sustainable economic system, how change is accelerated, and what counts as genuine impact. In the last decade, she worked with a wide range of challenge funds, impact investors, corporates and social enterprises, developing inclusive and sustainable business models. At Oxfam GB, she led innovative programming to transform economic systems, focusing on women's economic empowerment, reform of agribusiness value chains and climate resilience. In previous roles, she lived in Tunisia and Namibia, worked with communities and governments, led policy research at the Overseas Development Institute, and grew her own consulting company focused on inclusive business models. Caroline is a member of the Expert Review Committee for the Financial Sector Benchmark of World Benchmarking Alliance, member of the Evaluation Committee of the Dutch development bank, FMO, Chair of the Editorial Committee for the Inclusive Business Hub, and has sat on a range of working groups and boards. She presents regularly at international conferences, has over 100 publications to her name aside from numerous blogs and webinars.

Finance and Fossil Fuels Reporter
Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Josephine Moulds works for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, looking into banks, financial institutions and climate change. She has been a financial journalist for over 15 years, working in-house at the Guardian and the Telegraph and freelancing extensively for the Times. She has written about companies suing governments for taking climate action, traders shorting climate risk, and conducted an investigation into the UK’s energy from waste scandal.

Deputy Editor
Senior Reporter