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An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up

we are currently pulling together the speaker list for 2017. If you would like to be part of the research or join the speaking list, please put forward your suggestions to ed.long@ethicalcorp.com


Tim Mohin

Tim Mohin

Chief Executive, GRI

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Timothy J. Mohin is the Chief Executive of GRI, developer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards. A veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, Tim is responsible for leading GRI in achieving its vision of creating a future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision making process.  

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tim was Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is also a former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and former member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative’s steering committee.

Previously, Tim founded and led Apple’s Supplier Responsibility program. He also led Intel’s environmental and sustainability functions. Tim started his career with the US government. With the Environmental Protection Agency, he led the development of the toxics provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments. Later, Tim was senior legislative staff for the Chairman of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Tim earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Richard Howitt

Richard Howitt

CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council

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Richard Howitt is Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council. As such he is spearheading the adoption of Integrated Reporting globally and is a major thought-leader in international debates on good corporate governance, shifting investment to the long-term and inclusive capitalism.

Richard travels extensively internationally to meet with the over 1,500 global businesses who are adopting Integrated Reporting as well as with advocates of Integrated Reporting in policy and investor communities. He is a member of the B20 group of international business leaders who dialogue with G20 governments. Richard has spoken widely on issues of financial stability, sustainable development and capital market reform as part of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, the UNCTAD Expert Group on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting and at other international fora.

Richard has been involved in the evolution of Integrated Reporting from the outset, as a member of HRH The Prince of Wales Annual Forum on Accounting for Sustainability, and was at the original meeting of the Forum which led to the setting up of the IIRC in 2009.  He subsequently served as an Ambassador for the IIRC representing it at international meetings including the Rio +20 UN Summit for Sustainable Development before taking over as Chief Executive Officer in November 2016, succeeding the IIRC’s first Chief Executive, Paul Druckman.

Prior to being appointed to the IIRC, Richard served as an elected Member of the European Parliament for over twenty years and was rapporteur on corporate responsibility. In this capacity, he was key architect of the EU’s non-financial information directive, one of the biggest transformations in corporate disclosure anywhere in the world.

Michael Goebbels

Michael Goebbels

Director Corporate Responsibility, Strategy & Reporting
Metro AG

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  • 47 years, married, two kids
  • Studied economic mathematics at University Ulm, thesis about Eco-Controlling
  • 20 years of experience in retail/wholesale as well as in Controlling/Finance
  • Since 2008 at METRO GROUP
  • Since January 2015 as Director Corporate Responsibility in charge of strategy & reporting and our own operations’ footprint
  • Sound knowledge of Controlling and Sustainability
Kate Bowyer

Kate Bowyer

CFO
Crown Estate

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Kate joined The Crown Estate in October 2016 as Chief Financial Officer.

Kate joined from FTSE 100 intu properties plc where she had been Director of Finance. She had previously managed intu’s investor relations after joining in 2000 as Group Financial Controller. Kate qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1995, working in their Canadian and corporate finance practices.

Liz Barber

Liz Barber

Group Director of Finance
Yorkshire Water

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Liz Barber, Group Director for Finance, Regulation and Markets – Kelda Group (owners of Yorkshire Water). Joined 2010. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ernst & Young 1987-2010. 2001 Partner, 2006 Head of Audit for the North of England and Leader of Water Utilities.

Liz is a member and co-chair of the Price of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability group and she is currently supporting the Natural Capital Coalition Board.

She is a member of the Council of Leeds University and Leeds University Strategy and Investment Committee.

She is a non-executive and Audit Committee chair of KCOM plc.

Liz is married with two children, a son aged 17 and a daughter aged 15.

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

CEO and co-founder, CDP

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Paul Simpson is the CEO and co-founder of CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. 

Founded in 2000, CDP is a non-profit organization which created and operates the global disclosure platform for companies, cities, states and regions to measure, manage and share vital data on their environmental performance. Voted number one climate research provider by investors, CDP works with 827 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion and 89 purchasing organizations with a combined annual spend of over US$2.7 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.

Paul sits on the board of We Mean Business, and is a council member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Stranded Assets Advisory Council for the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Prior to CDP, Paul worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Ltd, the International Society for Ecology & Culture and is a former director of the Social Venture Network. He was previously on the Board of EIRIS, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability at the World Economic Forum and a High Level Panel Member for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Policy Dialogue.

Paul holds a BSc in Business and Finance from City University, London and an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath (with distinction).

Mark Gough

Mark Gough

Executive Director
Natural Capital Coalition

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Mark Gough is the Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition, and led the collaboration that delivered the Natural Capital Protocol, a standardized global framework for including natural capital in decision making. Mark previously worked for The Crown Estate, helping to develop its integrated vision and approach to value measurement. Prior to this he was the Global Environmental Manager for the information company, Reed Elsevier. Mark is a Director of the Aldersgate Group, which brings together business, politics and civil society to drive action for a sustainable economy, and has sat on a number of national and international committees, including the Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and the Board of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.

Sandra Schoonhoven

Sandra Schoonhoven

Head Sustainability Programmes, Global Sustainability
ING

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Declan Guerin

Declan Guerin

CFO, Rolls Royce

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Declan joined Rolls-Royce in 2015 as CFO for the Marine business. In this role Declan leads the Marine Finance function and is responsible for strategic planning, compliance and governance, budgeting, reporting and IT. His team is focused on business issues, performance measures and value-added analysis. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Declan was CFO for MacGregor at Cargotec Corporation from 2007. In addition to Cargotec Declan has extensive financial and commercial experience gained over the last 25 years in large global organizations including Caterpillar, Chevron, DHL Deutsche Post and EMI.

Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Global Sustainability Director
AkzoNobel

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Caroline Hill

Caroline Hill

Head of Sustainability
Land Securities

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Caroline joined Land Securities in April 2015, where she is delivering the company’s ambition for industry leadership on sustainability. She is responsible for both setting strategy and delivery. Her work is focused on creating jobs and opportunities, efficient use of natural resources and sustainable design and innovation. Recent achievements include moving the company to 100% renewable electricity provision and setting new science-based carbon and energy reduction targets. Prior to joining Land Securities, Caroline was COO of PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team where she worked with a number of clients to develop leading sustainability programmes.

Richard Batten

Richard Batten

Global CSR Director
JLL

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Richard is the Global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for JLL, with additional responsibility for Sustainability. He has spent the last 35 years working in the real estate business. His work initially focussed on advising investor clients on commercial properties, sales and acquisitions. This developed into advising on government privatisations, funding provision of finance, acting as LPA receiver and advising commercial and residential companies moving from private to listed status or vice versa.

Richard became Joint Senior Partner of King Sturge in 2005 and led the company into the merger with JLL in 2011. He has subsequently been Chairman of the UK business, and in 2012 a Member of the EMEA Management Board with responsibility for CEE, the Middle East and Africa together with the industrial sector and sustainability. He took up his current role in January of this year.

Richard is a keen family man and a triathlete, gardener and choral singer.

Claudine Blamey

Claudine Blamey

Head of Sustainability
Crown Estate

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Claudine Blamey is Head of Sustainability and Stewardship at The Crown Estate. She is also the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS).

Claudine was Head of Sustainability at SEGRO and before that Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land.

Claudine is a Board member of BITC and was previously a Board member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Chair of its Policy and Communications Committee.

Helle Bank Jorgensen

Helle Bank Jorgensen

President
Global Compact Canada

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George Cobb

George Cobb

Group Sustainability Accountant
SSE

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George is a sustainability professional and currently holds the position of Group Sustainability Accountant at SSE Group, a FTSE 35 company based in the UK.  His primary role is advising executive management on best value capital expenditure decisions which seek to balance a wide range of key stakeholder views.  Prior to joining SSE, George qualified as a Charted Accountant in 2010 having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Academically, George graduated from the University of Dundee having completed a BAcc, an MA and a PhD, with his postgraduate research having been published in international accounting journals. Outside his work commitments George is the Chair of the ICAS Sustainability Advisory Panel and Vice Chair of the Capital Expenditure work stream for The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard

Group Policy Director
Co-op

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After a 20 year career in the Civil Service with the Home Office, HM Customs and Excise and HM Revenue and Customs, Paul joined the Co-op in 2016 as Group Policy Director. Paul is responsible for establishing and delivering the Co-op’s position on a range of ethical and sustainability issues leading campaigns on those that matter most to the Co-op and its members.

While in Government Paul operated in a number of strategic, operations and transformation roles, the last ten years as a Director. From 2000 he led the development and implementation of strategies to tackle multi-billion losses from a range of organised criminal attacks on the UKL Exchequer including cigarette smuggling, VAT fraud, alcohol fraud, tobacco smuggling and road fuels fraud. From 2008, as Operations Director, he was accountable for the delivery of tax credits and Child benefit leading 6,500 people in HMRC.

Gavin Milligan

Dr. Gavin Milligan

Group Sustainability Director
William Jackson Food Group

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Dr. Gavin Milligan holds a PhD from the University of London and worked for 9 years in the chemical industry before moving to the food sector. He has worked for a number of businesses ranging from SMEs to blue chip corporates in supply chain, operations and commercial roles and is currently Group Sustainability Director for the William Jackson Food Group where he is responsible for the company’s social and environmental programmes. He is a Member Director of Sedex, sits on the Management Committee of FoodWasteNet and the consumer sustainable lifestyles engagement working group at IGD, is a member of the Food Sector KTN, a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s agriculture sector group, chairs the Agri-food member interest group at Campden BRI and sits on the Industrial Advisory Board at Sheffield Hallam University’s centre for excellence in food engineering. He is also a former member of the FDF’s sustainability steering group and WRAP’s Product Sustainability Forum.

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Head of Sustainability
Anglian Water

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Andy Brown is Head of Sustainability at Anglian Water and is responsible for working with the board to oversee the delivery of their sustainability strategy “Love Every Drop”; putting water at the heart of a whole new way of living. He also has direct responsibility for the teams delivering community education, customer engagement, public affairs and employee engagement & volunteering programmes.

Having worked in sustainability for the past 20 years he has led in the areas of natural environment, climate change adaptation and now sustainability. He is currently a member of BITC’s national Water Taskforce, Circular Economy Taskforce and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team. He is also an external advisor on Tarmac’s Sustainability Panel and is a Trustee of the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

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Philips Lighting

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Peter Harris

Peter Harris

Director of Sustainability Europe, UPS

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  • Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
  • 2 years as a volunteer agricultural engineer with Voluntary Service Overseas in Indonesia, developing better ways of storing rice
  • 4 years with London Transport
  • 27 years with UPS including:
    • 6 as UK Automotive Director
    • 2 as UK Industrial Engineering Director
    • 5 on assignment to Corporate Compliance developing and implementing a system to manage regulatory compliance outside the U.S.
    • 7 (to date) as Sustainability Director for Europe
  • Also a non-executive director for Coperforma, a small company providing non-emergency passenger transport services to the UK’s public health service.
  • Married with two children and two classic cars!

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