The Advisory Council was created to guide Global Footprint Network’s Finance for Change Initiative.
Charles has served in a number of CEO roles across the financial services sector with a strong focus on sustainable business practice and organization development. His most recent roles were as the Director General of UNEP FI and as the CEO of Sovereign (New Zealand’s largest life and health insurance business). He now serves on a number of boards related to finance and the environment.
Ben Caldecott is the Founder and Director of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is concurrently an Adviser to The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Ben specialises in environment, energy, and sustainability issues and works at the intersection between finance, government, civil society, and academe, having held senior roles in each domain.
Darius specializes in climate finance and investment in sustainable development. He is a senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute, where he focuses on finance for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and is also a member of Climate Bonds Initiative’s recently formed advisory team.
John is the Founder and President of Capital Institute; a non-partisan think-tank working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance. Jon is also the Owner and Principal of Level 3 Capital Advisor’s LLC whose investments are focused on sustainable, regenerative land use, food and water issues. John writes the “Future of Finance” blog which is widely syndicated on platforms such as The Guardian and The Huffington Post.
Anthony has been CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative since February 2014. Previously he was a partner and Global Head of the Sustainability & Climate Finance Practice at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Formerly he was General Counsel to the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund. Anthony specialised in climate change and clean energy law as well as international environmental law. He has been heavily involved in designing carbon markets in the UK, EU, Australia and Asia. Anthony holds a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry & Physics and a LLM in Environmental Law. He writes and speaks widely on climate risk and the financial sector.
Moritz is the Global Chief Rating Officer of Sovereign Ratings at S&P Global. In this role he focuses on coordinating global analytics and leading research and market outreach for S&P sovereign ratings. Prior to joining S&P, Moritz was a Country Economist with the Inter-American Development Bank, working with governments in Latin American in the design and implementation of economic policy reforms.
Richard is the Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics which has provided rigorous, accessible and relevant independent economic analysis to support strategic planners and policy-makers in business and government since 1978. Richard specializes in the application of economic modelling to policy analysis, policy evaluation and forecasting, for government and private sector clients.