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Mark Kenber has worked on climate change for over 20 years. During that time he led the creation of the CDM Gold Standard, a tool for channeling carbon market investments into sustainable clean energy projects, and participated in the European Climate Change Programme working group responsible for the design of the EU ETS. Mark currently sits on the Climate Change Advisory Council at Zurich Insurance, BP’s target-neutral Assurance and Advisory Panel; the Climate Policy Editorial Advisory Board; and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Steering Committee.
Adam joined the international energy company, Mainstream Renewable Power, in November 2008, after the acquisition of Airtricity where he was UK Chief Executive. He currently chairs the UK’s Offshore Wind Programme Board, and in 2014 he became the founding Chairman of the Seastar Industrial Alliance, a network of the Northern Seas offshore wind sector. He is a former Chairman of Renewable UK (previously the BWEA), and a former Vice-President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Prior to joining Airtricity Adam was Director of Public Policy at UK law firm McGrigors.
Pedro Faria is the Technical Director at CDP. He oversees the development of CDP’s information request, disclosure platform, scoring systems and data. He is a member of the Climate Disclosure Working Group and leads their XBRL efforts in the area of climate change reporting. Pedro has a deep understanding of the technical, accounting and reporting aspects of energy and carbon emissions.
Ms. Elizabeth Press is Deputy Director of the Innovation and Technology Centre at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as well as Adviser to the Director-General on sustainable development, climate change and related political matters and the main author of IRENA’s programmatic documents legislated by the Council and the Assembly. Prior to joining IRENA, Ms. Press had some 18 years of international experience, mainly with the United Nations, in the field of development, humanitarian assistance, rule of law and political affairs.
Alex Perera is the Director of Renewable Energy Initiatives at the World Resources Institute. He has led successful collaboration projects with multinationals in the manufacturing, retail, and technology sectors to scale use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prior to joining WRI in 2007, Alex has over ten years of experience in energy policy, finance, and the private sector.
Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges. His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including Boeing, HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever. Andrew’s first book, Green to Gold, was the top-selling green business title of the last decade and was included in Inc. Magazine’s all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own. His speeches for audiences around the world, and his new book The Big Pivot, lay out a practical and optimistic roadmap for how companies can thrive in a hotter, scarcer, more open world.
Jon Williams leads the finance sector team within the PwC Sustainability and Climate Change practice. He has extensive experience in understanding business opportunities and challenges associated with pursuing low carbon solutions. Prior to joining PwC, Jon was the Head of Group Sustainable Development at HSBC. Jon chairs the Carbon Markets & Investors Association Low Carbon Technology Working Group and currently sits on the UN Environment Programme-Finance Initiative Climate Change Working Group.