Advisors

 

 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

 

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.

Trustees

 

 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.

 

 Ben Goldsmith

 

Ben is a founder of the WHEB Group, one of Europe’s leading specialist ‘sustainability’ investment businesses. WHEB manages in excess of €300 million across private equity, listed equities and renewable energy infrastructure. Ben is also actively involved in environmental philanthropy through the JMG Foundation, which funds campaigning and advocacy work on several key environmental issues. In 2003, Ben co-founded the UK Environmental Funders' Network, which brings together more than 80 grant-making organizations with a combined annual budget of more than €80 million. .

 

 Chris Page

 

Chris Page leads Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors New York-based Donor Services Team, managing philanthropic programs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. Previously a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, he served in its Rural Poverty and Economic Development divisions for seven years. He was a co-founder and chair of the Foundation’s Affinity Group on Development Finance, a research and grantmaking collaborative comprised of representatives from 11 countries. Prior to joining Ford, Chris led the nonprofit Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont between 1978 and 1992. He is chairman of the board of Community Resource Group, Inc. (Fayetteville AR), a nonprofit organization that helps poor communities in seven states of the mid-South to develop safe drinking water, adequate housing, rural transportation systems and consumer finance services. Chris also serves on the boards of the Northland Institute (Minneapolis, MN) and CFED, formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development, (Washington, D.C.). Chris holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development.

 

 James Cameron

 

In addition to his role at CCC, James is the Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and a member of HM Treasury's Infrastructure UK advisory council. He also serves as a member of GE's ecomagination board, is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability and their Advisory Board of the Global Competitiveness Index. He served as a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group (2010 - 2012), and was also a member of Pepsico UK's advisory board (2010-2012). James is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council and was a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission, and is a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group. James has held academic positions at Cambridge, London, Bruges, Sydney and Yale. He was educated at Windlesham House, Stowe School, University of Western Australia, University College London (LLB), Queens’ College, Cambridge (LLM), and Inner Temple (called to the Bar 1987).

 

 Jeremy Smith

 

Jeremy is a Partner at Berkeley Energy, a private equity firm focused upon renewable energy projects and project developers in the emerging markets. He has worked in the investment and clean energy arena since 2000. Prior to Berkeley Mr. Smith gained experience with Tersus Energy (clean energy project development and investment), Conduit Ventures (clean energy venture capital), and Gartmore (fund management). He started his career with Credit Suisse First Boston in the International Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Jeremy is also a Co-Founder of CDP, has an MBA from London Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 Takejiro Sueyoshi

 

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).

 

 Tessa Tennant

 

Tessa is President of The Ice Organisation Ltd, a rewards programme for sustainable living. She co-founded the UK's first equity investment fund for sustainable development in 1988. She returns to CDP as a trustee after having been its first Chair and co-founder. Tessa is 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.

 

 Martin Wise

 

Mr. Wise is CEO and co-founder of Relationship Capital Partners, Inc, where he advises clients on how to leverage their Relationship Capital and realize the value of their human networks. Mr. Wise is also Chairman of King Worldwide, the leading global Financial Communications and Stakeholder Management firm. Mr. Wise 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, Head of Investor Relations and Director of European Operations.Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wise worked for six years in Technology and Corporate Treasury at Esso Petroleum in London. Mr. Wise 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 Chairman of Family Promise, a non-profit organization mobilizing 125,000 volunteers in 39 states across the U.S. to help low income families achieve lasting independence by providing safe shelter, meals and support services to homeless families.

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