Alan Brown (Chairman)
Alan Brown is Schroders Senior Adviser. A key part of his role is to support clients, especially those with sophisticated investment strategies. Alan joined Schroders in 2005 as the Group’s Chief Investment officer and a Director of Schroders plc. He was also a member of the Group Management Committee and Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee. In May 2012 Alan retired from the Board. Prior to joining Schroders Alan was at State Street Global Advisors from 1995, initially as Managing Director of the London office, and later as Group Chief Investment Officer, Vice Chairman of SSgA, and Executive Vice President of State Street Corporation. At the time of leaving, SSgA was managing over $1.5 trillion of assets. Alan spent 10 years with two Shearson Lehman subsidiaries. He joined Posthorn Global Asset Management in 1984 as Head of Fixed Income. In 1989 he helped establish a new joint venture with Nippon Life as Chief Investment Officer of PanAgora Asset Management. Alan’s investment career started in 1974 upon joining Morgan Grenfell as an equity analyst before moving to New York in 1977 to go through the JP Morgan Commercial Bank Management Program. He returned to London becoming an International Fixed Income Fund Manager, eventually moving up to Director of Investments responsible for all Fixed Income.
Jane Ambachtsheer is a Partner and Chair of Mercer’s Global Responsible Investment Business. She is responsible for overseeing the group’s strategy, developing intellectual capital across a range of responsible investment topics, and advising investors in Europe and North America. Jane was consultant to the United Nations through the development of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which are now been supported by more than 1000 signatories. Jane is a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and a member of the PRI Academic Working Group.
Jane continues to produce new research and has been the author or co-author on a number of important papers and reports, including Mercer’s Investing in a Time of Climate Change (2015). In 2011, Jane received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Social Investment Organisation. In 2014, she was named one of Canada’s ‘Clean 50’ leaders in the field of sustainable capitalism. Jane is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where she taught a graduate course on responsible investment from 2007 to 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and English literature with honours from York University and a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam
Jeremy Burke is the Director of Strategy at the UK Green Investment Bank. He was previously its finance director, where he was responsible for the finance function of the Green Investment Bank Group. Jeremy joined GIB from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where he led on strategic financial planning. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has worked in the private and public sector in Melbourne, New York and London. Jeremy is currently the chair of school governors at Grange Primary in Southwark and was previously involved with the Alternative Technology Association in Melbourne.
Jeremy is the co-founder of Disciple Media, a media technology firm providing clients with a two-way channel offering fans unprecedented levels of access/engagement and artists with new revenue streams/leading fan intelligence. Prior to Disciple Jeremy led the venture capital activity of GP Bullhound (a leading European technology-focused merchant bank), co-founded Berkeley Energy (a private equity firm focused upon renewable energy), and gained experience with Gartmore (fund management) and CSFB (mergers and acquisitions). He is a co-founder of CDP and founder Steering Committee member of the Ibiza Preservation Fund. Jeremy has an MBA from London Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kate is the CEO, Climate Change at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Prior to joining the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in 2009, she was Head of Policy at Climate Change Capital, advising asset managers and multinational energy companies. She has also advised policy- makers in a number of roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor for the United Kingdom’s G8 and EU presidencies in 2005 and as a Sherpa to the EU High-Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and Environment in 2007.
Kate was Head of the Climate Change Campaign for Friends of the Earth International and Convener of the Green Globe Network, an advisory group to the UK Foreign Office. In 2008, Kate was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She currently holds a number of board and advisory board positions, including for the European Climate Foundation, Influence Film and the Carbon Trust. Kate has a BSc. from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.
Takejiro graduated from Tokyo University with a B.A. in Economics, he joined Mitsubishi Bank (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in 1967 and worked for the bank until 1998. He is Special Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment in the Asia Pacific region. During his years with Nikko Asset Management as Deputy President, he was appointed as a member of the UNEP FI Steering Committee. Since his retirement in 2002, he had been committed to inviting the UNEP FI Roundtable to Japan. The UNEP FI Tokyo Global Roundtable conference in 2003 ended successfully. In addition to the involvement in the UNEP FI activities, he is giving many educational speeches about environmental problems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) in various government councils, seminars, universities and TV programs. He is advisor to mayors of local governments and outside director of corporations in Japan. He is a member of the Council for Japan’s Prime Minister on Climate Change Policy. His publications include “Yugai rensa (Chain of Harmfulness)” (Gentosha) and “Saishin CSR jijyou (Today’s CSR)” (Taibundo).
Martin is CEO of Relationship Capital Partners, Inc., providing global corporations with technology solutions to leverage their client data and relationship networks. He is also former Chairman of DF King Worldwide, a global Financial Communications and Stakeholder Management firm. Martin gained extensive leadership experience during a 20-year career with Merrill Lynch in London and New York. His experiences included Senior Vice President, Head of Global Client Coverage; Chairman, Merrill Lynch Foundation, Head of Global Strategy & Planning, and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Martin worked in Technology and Corporate Treasury at Esso Petroleum in London. Martin earned an MBA (with distinction) from London Business School and a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Southampton. He is a Director of the American Friends of London Business School and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK). He is also Vice Chairman (former Chairman) of Family Promise, a non-profit organization mobilizing 160,000 volunteers in 41 states across the U.S. to help homeless families achieve lasting independence by providing them with safe shelter, meals and support services.
Lord Adair Turner
Adair Turner has combined careers in business, public policy and academia. He became Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority as the financial crisis broke in September 2008, and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and at the Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt. The Institute for New Economic Thinking is a global economic research foundation committed to the development of real world solutions to the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
Prior to 2008 Lord Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank (2006-2008); Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006); and from 1995-1999, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. He was with McKinsey & Co. from 1982 to 1995.
Adair became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was appointed Chair of the Climate Change Committee in 2008, stepping down in 2012; he also chaired the Pensions Commission from 2003 to 2006, and the Low Pay Commission from 2002 to 2006.
He is the author of 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy' (Macmillan, 2001), and ‘Economics after the Crisis, (MIT Press, 2012), and holds Visiting Professorships at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University. He is a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee at the British Museum.
Lord Turner studied History and Economics at Caius College, Cambridge.
Neil Morisetti is the Director of Strategy at UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Department, a role he took on in January 2014 following 10 months as the Foreign Secretary’s Interim Special Representative for Climate Change.
Prior to joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he spent 37 years in the Royal Navy, during which time he commanded ships ranging in size from the patrol boat HMS CYGNET, in Northern Ireland, to the aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE, operating globally but principally in the Middle East. As a Rear Admiral, he was Commander UK Maritime Forces before commanding the Joint Services Command and Staff College, where he was responsible for the post graduate education of officers from sixty nations.
His final appointment in the Royal Navy was as the UK government’s Climate and Energy Security Envoy, working for the MOD, FCO and DECC to address the security implications of a changing climate and the impact on resource availability.
A graduate of the University of East Anglia, he has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences and is an Honorary Professor at UCL STEaPP.
A Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and a Freeman of the City of London, Neil lives in Dorset, where his wife Jennifer runs their farm.
Tessa served as a trustee of CDP from 2010 to 2015, having been one of the organization’s co-founders. Tessa is President of The Ice Organisation Ltd and Trustee Chair of the Global Cool Foundation. She was also first Chair and co-founder of The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) based in Hong Kong and of the UK Social Investment Forum. She was a Board member of the Calvert Social Funds, Washington DC 1993-2009. Tessa has previously served on environmental advisory panels for the UK Government, The UN Environment Programme and HRH the Prince of Wales. In 2003 Tessa received the Sustainability Leadership Award by SAM/SPG of Switzerland and in 2004 was joint winner of the City of Goteborg International Environmental Leadership Prize. She is also a Fellow of the Schumacher Society.