Richard Flint BA(Hons), MSc
Richard was appointed Chief Executive of Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd in April 2010. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Yorkshire Water, previously carrying out a number of operational and change management roles within the business. He was previously a trustee of Wateraid (the global water and sanitation development charity). Richard is a trustee of Marie Curie, a member of the Business in the Community Water Taskforce, Chairman of the Business in the Community Advisory Board for Yorkshire and the Humber, and HRH Ambassador for Responsible Business for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Richard's career has had a heavy emphasis on leading change and improving business performance. More recently he has focused on preparing the Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water for the future and has just completed a three year divestment process of non-core businesses and a reorientation of the Company to more environmentally sustainable solutions. Richard is committed to finding ways to reduce and adapt to the effects of climate change.
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Frances oversees CDP’s climate change, water security and forests strategies as well as the disclosure platform, scoring systems, data and research. Having spent eight years in the private finance sector, primarily at Dresdner Kleinwort's Global Equities Division, Frances joined CDP in 2007 to manage and expand the supply chain program. Frances sits on the board of EIRIS Foundation and holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.
A passionate global leader in capital market reform - from corporate governance to reporting & measurement; to auditing; and sustainability. He has recently taken on the role of Chairman of the World Benchmarking Alliance which will help ensure that reform takes place through measurement.
Paul is well known and respected in business and in the accounting profession worldwide. Following an entrepreneurial career in the accountancy software industry, Paul has operated as a non‐executive chairman and director for companies in a variety of sectors.
His last full-time role was at the International Integrated Reporting Council where he helped create the mission and then led the team as CEO for five years from inception.
Paul’s highlights include being President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales; chairing The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board and being on the City Takeover Panel. In addition, Paul was a Board member of the UK regulator, the Financial Reporting Council; and chaired its Corporate Reporting Council which sets UK accounting standards
He has a variety of roles currently - from chairing Clear Insurance; to being a Board member of the Shift Project, which brings respect for human rights to business via the UN Guiding Principles; to chairing a major FRC project on the Future of Corporate Reporting.
Paul is an Ambassador for A4S and an Honorary Professor at Durham Business School.
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Renato Lulia Jacob is Chief Executive Officer of Itau BBA International plc in London. Prior to assuming this function in January 2016, Renato was an Executive Board Member of IBBAI and Head of Corporate Banking for Europe and Asia.
Before moving to Europe in 2010, Renato led the expansion of Itaú BBA in Latin America and set up the bank’s operations in Argentina, where he then served as Head of Corporate Banking and member of the Executive Committee.
Before joining Itaú BBA in Brazil as a senior banker, Renato held various roles in other financial institutions, both in Brazil and in the United States. He studied civil engineering at the University of São Paulo (USP) and completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton.
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Hilde Blomme joined Accountancy Europe in 2003 and has been Deputy CEO since 2011. Hilde provides regulatory and technical expertise in the areas of reporting, assurance, (sustainable) finance, tax and practice development and contributes to developing the Federation’s strategy as a Board member. Prior to this assignment, she spent nine years with PwC as an external auditor, consecutively in Brussels, New York and London dealing with both multinational and SME audit and assurance clients. Prior to joining PwC, she spent three years with local Belgian auditing firms serving SME clients. She started her professional career at Morgan Guaranty Trust in Brussels. She is qualified as a US Certified Public Accountant, Belgian Chartered Accountant, and member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is a member of the Reporting Lab@EFRAG Steering Group.
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Janice Lao: Director – Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels Limited, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels and other luxury real estate assets.
She is an environmental scientist and development economist, multi-awarded throughout her 15-year career, most recently listed in Forbes as one of the world’s top female sustainability leaders and is the 2019 Edie Sustainability Leader of the Year Awardee. Throughout her international career, she has worked for world-renowned international think tanks and blue-chip multinational conglomerates in the transport, energy, extractive, FMCG, property and hospitality sectors. Her work has been highlighted by global organisations such as Fortune’s Change the World list in 2017.
Her expertise lies in embedding sustainability into businesses– ranging from sustainability management, successful identification and implementation of projects using green bond, M&A, and equity financing structures, as well as advising board members/senior management.
She has a masters and a diploma in business from the University of Oxford.
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Mr. Henshaw holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in General Engineering from University of Leicester, England, 1981 and a MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School, England, 1988. He is a seasoned Business and Sustainability professional with more than 27 years of global experience in Sustainability strategy for a low carbon marketplace working in a diverse international space. Mr. Henshaw brings along vast expertise in driving sustainability development for leading MNC Organizations and fortune 500 Companies. Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group as Chief Sustainability Officer, he worked in India for the Vedanta Group. His earlier assignments include working as CSO with Cemex SA. Mexico and senior management posts at Transredes SA (Shell) in Bolivia.
He has developed a pragmatic Sustainable Business Model that has allowed business leaders to clearly focus on building sustainable businesses by; building better, more capable management systems that can be verified using information technology systems to increase assurance bandwidth and, on developing a sustainable business strategy that assesses current best practice with the needs of the global trends to identify areas for transformational investment.
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Delphine is the Centre’s Senior Research Fellow. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, she was Associate Professor in Management Control and Sustainability Accounting at Toulouse Business School, France from 2013 to 2018. She earned her PhD from HEC Paris. Before joining academia she worked as a management controller in GE Healthcare, Danone and Syngenta, in Paris, USA and Asia. Delphine speaks four languages and has lived in China, Japan, USA, UK, Canada and Germany.
She researches accounting for sustainable development and, in particular, topics around carbon, biodiversity and water. She is particularly interested in sustainability accounting innovations that inform the development of new approaches, practice, methods and tools. Her work has been published in leading accounting journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal. She is a member of CSEAR (Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research) and on the scientific committee of EMAN Europe (Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network). Her research has been recognised with a number of prestigious prizes.
She is passionate about linking research to teaching and practice and has developed several courses in CSR and sustainability accounting, case studies and modules linked to her specific research interests. She is also passionate about developing research and teaching that have an impact on society. Delphine interacts with accounting organisations and firms to help develop a shared interest into accounting for sustainable development, including through training, reporting and directly participating in standardization processes. Her work includes public and business engagement and dissemination of her research through prominent online media platforms, such as The Conversation.
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Tjeerd Krumpelman is Global head of Business Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO. With more than 18 years of experience in the banking sector he started as a private banker, investment advisor and later on as Head of Investment teams. The last five years he has been working within ABN AMRO’s Corporate Strategy & Sustainability department. He heads up a team that is responsible for Sustainability within ABN AMRO's strategy, integrated thinking & reporting and engagement.
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Anita McBain is Head of Responsible Investment and ESG at M&G Investments and works closely with the investment teams across equities and fixed income leading on ESG company engagement and sustainability research. Prior to joining M&G, Anita was Head of Sustainability for an investment fund that raised capital to mitigate climate change, address commodity driven deforestation and deliver societal and environmental impacts in line with the UN SDG framework.
Anita has worked as an investment analyst at Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and European Credit Management. She has lived and worked in Singapore, is a graduate of City University, holds an MBA from Edinburgh University and postgraduate studies in sustainability from Cambridge University (CISL).
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Dr Gavin Milligan has over 20 years’ experience in food including a decade specialising in sustainability. He is ESG Director at William Jackson Food Group, a Director of Sedex, chaired the FoodWasteNet Management Committee and sits on advisory boards in industry and academia. He represents the UK Food Sector KTN on the European Food Technology Platform and runs his own sustainability consultancy, Green Knight Sustainability Consulting Ltd, supporting agri-food and other businesses.
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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.
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For the last 6 years I am working at Corporate level towards sustainability agenda of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, one of the world’s leading bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company’s brands. Currently I am responsible for sustainability policy & reporting, including Integrated Annual Report, CSR benchmarking and rating reports, such as DJSI, CDP, FTSE4Good, MSCI, Sustainalytics etc. Coca-Cola Hellenic is among the industry leaders at DJSI World index (being among the top 3 in the last 6 years), having CDP A score for Climate in the last 3 years, AAA rating at MSCI ESG and highest in beverage industry score at FTSE100 ESG. Prior to that I was leading the Environmental sustainability agenda, being a member of Technical and Supply Chain team, combined with a regional role in driving Quality and Health & Safety. With my passion and energy, Coca-Cola Hellenic was among the first companies globally with approved science-based carbon reduction targets, with internal carbon price for decision making purposes, with true cost of water and overall recognition programme for employees related to environmental performance. At the end of 2016 I was elected as the first woman to chair the Coca-Cola System Global Environmental Council.
Prior to Hellenic, I spent 10 years in different roles in production, R&D and industrial performance within Nestle.
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Gergely is Head of Sustainability and Environment in MOL Group, the Hungarian oil and gas company. He is responsible for sustainability reporting externally and to internal governance bodies and also for global actions in the field of sustainability and environment protection. He has been working for MOL Group since 2013 in various managerial positions. Before he joined to MOL he had worked in the sustainability and environmental advisory function of Deloitte.
Daniel joined the CHRB in 2017 as the Programme Director, responsible for day-to-day management of the CHRB and creating publicly available benchmarks on corporate human rights performance. Prior to this he was a social-performance consultant, working in the extractives and renewables spaces. He has a wealth of practical experience; implementing social performance management systems, providing guidance on social and human rights risk management, conducting research and performance assessments, and advising on approaches to responsible-security management that draws on his MSc in International Development, Security & Conflict. Daniel has worked in developing countries as well as conflict and post-conflict environments and brings extensive leadership and management experience to support the CHRB.
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Ms Goncharova joined Polymetal in 2010 in the corporate finance and investor relations team. Prior to this, she held a business development role at GiproShakht Severstal from 2008 to 2009.
Ms Goncharova is a graduate of St. Peterburg’s Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and holds a Master’s in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility from Bocconi University, Milan.
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Ulrika Hasselgren leads the work of ESG integration and active ownership across Danske Bank’s investment processes, products, and advisory. Ulrika joined Danske Bank on 1 February 2018 from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) where she was Global Head of RI strategies and ESG integration. Prior to ISS, Ulrika co-founded Stockholm-based Ethix SRI Advisors in 1999, where she worked closely with asset owners and managers, advising on sustainable investment strategies. Prior to that, she spent 3 years with Solving-Bohlin & Stromberg and 12 years with McKinsey & Company. Hasselgren has been a guest lecturer on Sustainable Investment and Business Ethics at Stockholm University School of Business 2002-2017, board member of Eurosif 2010-1016, founding board member of Dansif 2008, chair of The Luxembourg Fund Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG) ESG Label Eligibility Committee 2014-2017, and is a frequent speaker at international investor conferences.
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Vanessa Wright was appointed VP Global Sustainability and Responsibility for Pernod Ricard Headquarters on 1 August 2017.
Before joining the HQ, she held the position of Global Communications Director for Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët. She joined MMPJ in January 2014, creating a new Communications department, including Corporate, Brand Public Relations, Events and Sponsorship, Internal Communications and Brand Homes and Education.
Prior to MMPJ, she spent 17 years in a number of Communications roles in the UK for Pernod Ricard, including Global Communications Director for Chivas Brothers.
Before joining Pernod Ricard, she worked for a number of luxury and food & drink consultancies and also spent 5 years as a Senior Press Officer for The National Farmers Union.
Vanessa has been awarded The Cambridge Institute Business Sustainability Management Certification. She is a Master of the Keepers of the Quaich, a Liveryman for the Worshipful Company of Distillers and is a past Chairman of The Benevolent, the industry charity.
She is an experienced scuba diver and has a passion for protection of the sea and environment.
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Christopher is Chief Sustainability Officer at UBQ Materials. He has been part of the company’s journey from the beginning, developing the innovative waste conversion technology and producing our sustainable bio-based materials. Christopher has a background in entrepreneurship, finance, strategy, business development, PR and communications with a dedicated passion to leverage sustainable business-driven change. His current focus is on UBQ’s sustainability strategy, value propositions, governance, communication, as well as third party due diligence and certifications. As Sustainability is at the heart of UBQ’s DNA, the value proposition is centered around Purpose, Proof, and Positioning working closely with international bodies and environmental organizations. Our approach stems from a holistic and systemic perspective to develop a path to become a truly ‘target technology’, committed to introducing the most ‘circular materials’ in the marketplace. Only by unlocking new opportunities to reuse finite resources infinitely and economically rather than rely on a linear economy based on fossil-based alternatives, can we showcase the true value of ‘waste’.
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Jukka Ahonen has extensive experience in managing communications function both in the European and Nordic setting. At the Nordic Investment Bank he has the key responsibility for the external and internal communications. Reporting directly to the President he also works as a Secretary to the Executive Committee and has been heavily involved in strategy preparations for the Bank. Before NIB he worked for many years at the European Central Bank as a Senior Press Officer and Secretary to the External Communications Committee. He started his career as a financial journalist in Finland.
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Prof Dr Hakan Lucius is Head of Corporate Responsibility at the EIB, the European Union’s bank, covering sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement dimensions of the institution. The EIB evaluates all the investment projects it finances with regard to their sustainability credentials. Dr Lucius possesses more than 20 years of sustainability experience. In his career he has structured multiple billions of euros of investments, through both, loans and equity, was quoted by the Financial Times and by Reuters, has led multinational teams and negotiated with governments, corporate and civil society organizations, alike. Academically, he received a Ph.D. with distinctions in industrial economics, an MBA from INSEAD, France, and an MSc in Engineering from Vienna Technical University, where he graduated as the youngest student of his faculty.
Hakan Lucius is Professor of Finance in parallel to his professional career at the EIB, and specializes in sustainable finance. He has developed a masters class in sustainable finance, which he teaches at SciencesPo in France, the Frankfurt School of Finance in Germany and the Welch College of Business in Luxembourg. He has lectured in Europe and the US and is an international speaker, having presented in conferences in over 16 countries globally. He was awarded Best Lecturer, Master of Development Finance, by Frankfurt School and by the by Welch MBA, Luxembourg and has published articles in multiple languages.
Dr Lucius is a member of the European Commission’s Ecolabel expert group for sustainable finance, serves on the European Investment Bank’s Pension Board, co-chairs the Digital Funding FinTech working group of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, is on their environmental fund label and the ESG fund label eligibility committees, and a member of the EIB Institute’s Knowledge Committee.
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Robert Sroka PhD is the ESG Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Abris Capital Partners. He is responsible for developing and overseeing a comprehensive responsible investment policy and all ESG areas. Previously, Manager at EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services and EY Business Integrity and Corporate Compliance practice in Warsaw.
He has 12 years of experience working on business ethics, ESG and sustainable development projects. Between 2009-2014, he headed the Working Group on Responsible Investing in the Prime Minister’s CSR Advisory Team. Between 2016 – 2018 he also chaired the Ethics and Responsible Business Standards Working Group operating within the Sustainable Development and CSR Advisory Board – a subsidiary body to the Minister of Economic Development in Poland.
Initiator, author and co-author of several research projects and reports, among others: “ESG Analysis of Listed Companies in Poland” and “Guidelines for investors on the scope of responsible investing”.
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Since 2004 Hendrik-Jan has been Investment Team Manager of the Sustainable Equity Investments, Lead Portfolio Manager of Sustainable Equity Strategies (global and European funds, segregated mandates), Chair of the NN IP Proxy Voting Committee and Member of the NN IP ESG Board. Before that he has been acting at NN as Manager at the NN IP Institutional Business Development department, responsible for institutional client acquisition in The Netherlands, as well as Portfolio Manager at the NN IP Global Equity team from 2001-2003, responsible for development and construction of international equity model portfolios and coverage of the global Health Care sector, and Portfolio Manager at the NN IP European Equity team from 1998-2001. From 1997-1998 he was a sector focused corporate analyst at NatWest Securities. From 1992 to 1997 he worked for at I.R.I.S. (Institute for Research and Investment Services, joint venture of Rabobank and Robeco). In 1990 he entered the financial industry at Swiss Bank Corp as a strategist and corporate analyst. Hendrik-Jan has a MSc in Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam in 1990, is Mifid II compliant and DSI registered.
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Hilde works to integrate sustainability into the core of businesses, with a great passion for materiality. She has been engaged in sustainability for ten years, and is now strategic advisor in DNB. Her work includes group strategy development, stakeholder management and sustainability reporting. Previously she has worked with sustainability verification and advisory in EY, as a research assistant at BI Norwegian School of Management and with communication and brand management. She holds a BA Communication from Edith Cowan University and a MSc in Strategic Marketing Management from BI Norwegian School of Management.
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As Director of Corporate & Stakeholder Engagement, Sabine is responsible for all global corporate engagement, as well as raising awareness and building relationships between GRI and key partner organizations and stakeholders. This includes the GRI GOLD Community Program, GRI’s core network of supporters, made up of over 600 organizations in more than 60 countries. The Corporate & Stakeholder Engagement department, brings together a worldwide network of companies and organizations committed to GRI’s mission to empower decision makers everywhere through its sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.
Sabine is from the Netherlands and worked for over 15 years in the international apparel and textiles industry. This work motivated Sabine to contribute to a world where creating financial value, goes hand-in-hand with safeguarding the environment and societies.
GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. GRI produces the world’s most trusted and widely used sustainability reporting standards. GRI’s vision is a thriving global community that lifts humanity and enhances the resources on which all life depends.
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