Thu, 17 May 2018
Investor relations & corporate affairs professionals, Sustainability & CSR professionals, C-level executives, Legal directors and company secretaries, Non-executive directors
Following the release of the recommendations from the G20 Financial Stability Board’s Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) last year, many organisations are now looking to align their disclosures with this guidance and better understand their climate change risks and opportunities.
This has led to a shift in expectations around corporate reporting, with a number of major investors, ratings agencies and regulators asking businesses to step up and show how their future plans will help them to succeed in a low carbon economy. Many companies are still uncertain as to how they should best respond to this emerging trend.
In this webinar we explore the topic of how to best understand climate change risk and opportunity, looking at how to maximise the business opportunity from compliance with the TCFD recommendations. Alongside Carbon Trust experts, we will be joined by Jaime Gornsztejn from Hermes EOS, an institution that provides stewardship advice on assets worth more than £336 billion for some of the world’s leading pension funds, who will give a perspective on investor expectations for reporting and how information will be used.
The webinar covers:
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Dominic Burbridge, Associate Director, The Carbon Trust
Dominic has over 15 years’ experience working in business management and strategy, low carbon, resource efficiency and renewable energy consulting. He sits on the management team of the Carbon Trust’s Business Services practice with responsibility for project leadership, business development and client management. Dominic acts as a senior adviser to a number of large corporates across the construction, building materials, hospitality & leisure, catering equipment and retail sectors. He holds a BEng Hons in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon.
Ben Peel, Consultant, The Carbon Trust
Ben works as part of the Advisory team at Carbon Trust, delivering consultancy work covering both ongoing carbon management and long term strategy planning. He is an expert in science-based target setting and has worked with companies in the commercial property, insurance, telecoms and retail sectors to deliver these targets. Ben has previous experience working in corporate finance, which has been used to assess the financial opportunity and risk to companies from a low carbon economic transition. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Jaime Gornsztejn, Director, Hermes EOS
Jaime Gornsztejn is responsible for corporate engagements in Latin America and Russia and focuses on the mining, oil and gas, technology and utilities sectors. Prior to joining Hermes EOS, he worked for the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), where he held executive positions in Brazil and the UK as banker in its Telecommunications Department, as portfolio manager in its Venture Capital Division and as a project finance manager at the Renewable Energy Department. More recently, as managing director of BNDES UK, he was responsible for setting up the bank's subsidiary in London.
Jaime has also held executive positions as portfolio manager at Nortel Networks UK and as an adviser to private finance initiative projects at KPMG Corporate Finance UK. Jaime holds a BSc in Electronics Engineering from IME, the Military Institute of Engineering in Rio de Janeiro, an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from PUC-Rio, the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School in London. He is also chair of the board of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and serves on the Senior Advisory Council of the Brazil Institute at King’s College London.
For more information on background to the TCFD recommendations, a recording is also available of a webinar hosted by the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England & Wales with Russel Picot, Special Advisor to the Task Force and the former Group Chief Accounting Officer at HSBC. This can be accessed here: icaew.com/tcfdwebina