How-To Playbooks developed by a global network of collaborating experts

Helping organisations bring together the right people, at the right time, with the right sustainability information.

Solutions through global collaboration

How-To Playbook are standardized, structured journeys through aggregated and summarized content.

The Playbooks are presented using a re-purposed Learning Management System.

The journey presented aligns with an approach to the implementation of an organization’s management system – Plan, Do, Check and Act.

These Playbooks are intended for every organisational role in any organization, no matter the type, industry or country.

Step 1: Content curation

Source and evaluate input content, and assign to the How-To Playbook Framework.

Step 2: AI application

Apply AI to summarize the input content and balance any resultant unintended bias.

Step 3: Consumable presentation

Edit the results creating supporting multi-media representations, review and publish.

Step 4: Crowdsourced Wiki evolution

Continually improve the Playbook through constant curation, to develop evolving international best practice.

Prototype How-To Playbook – preliminary consultation

Would you like to join our preliminary consultation on the Prototype Playbook?

Our Prototype How-To Playbook explores Integrated Thinking and Integrated Reporting.

This Prototype provides a “taste” and is not intended for alignment with the IFRS Integrated Reporting Framework.

Executive Education Online is sponsoring this preliminary consultation.

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Our Technical Committee is comprised of global sustainability experts

who recommend content and curate How-To Playbooks,

overseeing the development of global sustainability capacity building units.

Core Activities

  1. Establish global consensus on those sustainability matters of most importance to organisations. 
  2. Establish global consensus on the objectives for a How-To Playbook on each matter.
  3. Establish global consensus on the organisational programme, capabilities and required competencies.
  4. Source and curate content required for the How-To Playbook, and publish the content to the platform if applicable.

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Suitably skilled experts are encouraged to join.


The appointment of members will be based on the information provided using the criteria below.

Consideration will also be given to the needs of diverse stakeholders and perspectives emerging from contexts with mature sustainability practices.

Practice Groups

Practice Groups are created by the Technical Committee for specific areas of focus.

The role of the Convenor is to lead the work of the specific Practice Group(s) which includes planning and scheduling Practice group meetings, ensuring that the meetings are productive and achieve the intended objectives, engaging participants and building discussions to consensus, and recording the results of the discussion, in particular any decisions made.

Practice Group Convenors

Project Leaders

Project leaders lead specific projects within particular Practice Groups.

Technical Committee Members

The following are some of our expert committee members, in alphabetical order:

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Peadar Duffy

Global ESG Practice Lead at Archer Integrated Risk Management

Chair of the Technical Committee

Peadar Duffy is Archer’s Global ESG Practice Lead, and is responsible for leveraging his thought leadership in the organizational risk and governance domains to provide strategic direction and collaboration across Archer’s internal and external partners in the design and development of Archer’s ESG solutions. 

He currently represents Ireland on the ISO technical committees for Risk Management (TC 262) and the Governance of Organisations (TC 309) where he is involved in the development and revision of various guidelines, reports and technical specifications.

Most recently Mr. Duffy had been involved with other international experts in the development of the first global governance guideline which emphasizes organizational purpose and other ESG-sustainability principles underpinning performance and long-term viability. Mr. Duffy began his 25-year career in risk management spanning multiple industry sectors in Ireland, the US and Middle East following 15 years in the Irish military.

Peter Milsom

Member of the Technical Committee

Chair of the Practice Committee

Peter is passionate about sustainable and regenerative principles and practices and how they can drive positive change through projects, risk management, and benefits realization for organizations. 

With over 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, Peter has started and been a managing partner of five successful corporations, one of which went public. Peter has also earned over 50 professional qualifications and certifications, including the Canadian FCMC, which has given him extensive experience and expertise. Peter’s Government of Canada Secret clearance currently runs until 2030.

Peter is a best-selling co-author and has played key leadership and subject matter expert roles in developing international standards for risk management and project management:

  • Chair of the ESG Exchange Practices Committee
  • Chair for ISO TC258 Project, Programme, Portfolio Management Canadian Mirror Committee
  • Chair for ISO TC 262 Risk Management Canadian Mirror Committee
  • Convenor for TC262 Risk Management Working Group 8 (WG8) Vocabulary
  • Convenor for ISO 21502:2020 Guidance on Project Management
  • Secretary for ISO TC 262 Task Group 5 Study for the way forward in TC 262 Risk Management
  • Secretary for ISO TC 262 Task Group 1 Strategic Advisory Group
  • Secretary for ISO TC 262 Working Group 6 Guidance Handbook for ISO 31000:2018

Peter’s goal is to be an advocate for sustainability and regeneration in organizations, and he is committed to helping them adopt these principles and practices in a practical and effective way.

Axel Kravatzky

Member of the Technical Committee

Convenor of the Governance Practice Group

Dr Axel Kravatzky is the Managing Partner of Syntegra-ESG, advising and guiding leaders on how to develop, activate and amplify the power of their brand and people to positively impact society and the natural environment profitably. 

As the practice lead for Integrated Governance and Strategy, he has been working with Boards of Directors, Board Committees and Executives for over 20 years. His specialities are the financial, state-owned enterprise, utilities, and not-for-profit sectors.

Axel was the founding Chairman of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI) and lead the development of the first and only accredited Corporate Governance training programme in the Caribbean region. 

Axel is the Vice Chair of ISO/TC309 Governance of Organizations. He also serves as the convener and technical editor for ISO/TC309/WG1 where he co-led with Dr Victoria Hurth the development of the global benchmark on good organizational governance: ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organizations — Guidance. 

The committee consisted at the time of 77 countries and 24 liaison organizations and the standard was unanimously approved and published after a ballot of all 163 ISO member countries in September 2021.

Axel is currently also the project leader of ISO 37006 Indicators of effective organizational governance – Guidance.

Cathie Lewis

Member of the Technical Committee

Convenor of the Reporting Practice Group

Cathie is the Founder of Earth Energy (Pty) Ltd, an ESG, climate change and water governance consultancy and is one of the founding directors of Co-Go, Collaborative Governance Network for Water Security; board director of the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA) and member of its Technical Committee, member of the Working Group of the South African Integrated Reporting Committee, and was elected as a member of the KZN Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council constituted by the Premier’s Office.


Cathie’s fields of experience include general legal and commercial work, governance, legal compliance, company secretariat, integrated reporting, ethics, risk and opportunity governance, ESG, sustainability strategy, climate change and water governance. 


She is a co-author of Chapter 4: The Economics of Water: Values and Governance Perspectives of the Water Research Commission Report no. SP 153/21, November 2021 edited by Swatuk et al. Towards the Blue-Green City: Building Urban Water Resilience. She received the 2022 ESG High Achiever of the Year award from the South African Chamber of Commerce, UK.

Sorana Baciu

Member of the Technical Committee

Convenor of the Materiality Practice Group

Sorana Baciu is an independent director and international consultant with extensive knowledge in policy formulation, strategy development, change management, and corporate governance.


Sorana has over twenty years of experience in senior positions in the private and public sectors. As Managing Partner of Acgenio, a consulting firm, her expertise is regularly sought out by international institutions such as the World Bank and EBRD.


Since 2015 Sorana has served as a non-executive director on the boards of both public and private companies, such as Alpha Bank Romania, Idea Leasing, SNGN Romgaz SA, and IAR SA.


Sorana was State Secretary with the Ministry of Economy (2015-2016) and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister (2016-2017) and was responsible for the Industrial Policy, Competitiveness and Corporate Governance for SOEs. Sorana Baciu also headed the Inter-ministerial Committee for the accession of Romania to OECD (2016-2017).


In the last ten years, Sorana actively promoted corporate governance standards in both public and private businesses in Romania and the CEE region. Since September 2017, she has been the president of the Association of Independent Administrators in Romania, whose mission is to promote corporate governance for business excellence, and member of the Board of ecoDa (European Confederation of Directors Associations) since May 2019.

Victoria Puxley

Member of the Technical Committee

Convenor of the Legal Practice Group

Victoria Puxley is an English-qualified lawyer with extensive experience advising international businesses and start-ups on the triple challenge of increasing ESG regulation, litigation risk and the need to demonstrate best practice in sustainability through ESG integration.

Victoria holds a distinction in the Legal Practice Course from Kaplan Law School (London) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

She is a tutor on CISL’s Governance for a Sustainable Future course, and she is the Convenor for the Legal Practice Group at The ESG Exchange where she is working with international sustainability professionals to develop an anti-greenwashing playbook for international business. Victoria has worked for law firms in London, Nairobi, Hanoi and Shanghai.

Erin Casteel

Member of the Technical Committee

Convenor of the Sustainability Data Practice Group

Erin’s focus is optimising the governance and management of the organisation as a system, through creating and preserving value, improving outcomes and working effectively with a shared vision.

As a strategist and business architect, Erin has collaborated with organisations on optimisation to solve key business challenges, for different industry sectors including transportation, energy, telecommunications, managed services, financial services and government agencies. Erin also works with organisations on establishing, evolving and integrating the capabilities needed to be adaptive and resilient in our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Erin enjoys providing leadership and direction and the challenges of people management, with a history of building strong, hardworking and loyal teams. In every role Erin has emphasised the importance of mutual respect and collaboration to deliver both high quality results and a positive, engaged work environment.

Erin is a Lead Architect of ITIL® 4 and an author of the ITIL 4 Foundation book, which now incorporates Lean and Agile concepts and provides guidance on how organisations can manage their resources, practices and ecosystem to increase their agility and resilience, to not only survive but thrive in the digital age.

Erin is the editor of ISO/IEC 27013, part of the ISO family of Standards for Information Security management, which provides guidance on the integration of a management system for information security and service management. Since 2006 Erin has contributed to the development of ISO/IEC 20000, the International Standard for service management. Erin has been project editor for multiple parts of this standard and for many years, as Convener, Erin has led the group of international experts from more than 35 countries developing the ISO/IEC 20000 series.

Erin’s with organisations and her work development of international best practices are mutually reinforcing and allows her to deliver competitive advantages and to be at the forefront of industry innovations.

Ine-Lize Terblanche

Member of the Technical Committee

Convenor of the Tax Transparency Practice Group

Ine-Lize is the founding director of inFidi, a company that was inspired by her motivations to constantly develop her skills and grow professionally. inFidi provides specialised, yet cost effective support towards tax governance, tax risk management and greater tax transparency.


Ine-Lize assists organisations to establish a future ready tax function in the current global tax landscape by assisting them to know where they want to go – how they will get there and what the journey will look like. She is passionate about corporate reporting and transparency and has the view that truth builds trust.


Ine-Lize is also an executive director at OTB Group of Companies, and is responsible for OTB Enterprise Partners which is not only passionate about empowerment in South Africa and the rest of Africa, but also advocate and advise clients on various empowerment strategies pertaining to Enterprise and Supplier Development, SMME Partnership Alignments, B-BBEE Compliance and Governance, Empowerment, Equity and Partnership Structuring.


For the past 20 years Ine-Lize has been involved in advisory services across various industries in public and private sector. She believes in stakeholder capitalism – and that we all have a duty to strive towards long term value creation by taking into account the needs of all stakeholders.

David Krone

Member of the Technical Committee

David a sustainability consultant at Trialogue (Pty) Ltd, a consultancy that is focused on supporting better business through a range of services including Integrated Thinking and ESG Advisory.


David has contributed to the creation of Trialogue’s Purpose-led integrated thinking maturity model, which is a tool to help companies embed elements of sustainable business and bridge the gap between organizational purpose and management of sustainability. This framework focusses on processes within companies, enabling a measure of maturity against sub- and core principles that combine to reflect the extent of integrated thinking adoption.


David has also helped companies with sustainability framework development, which integrates ESG material matters into a foundational organisation framework that underpins the strategy. Further he has supported companies with adoption of codes and standards, sustainability data consolidation, carbon footprinting and report writing. David has done a postgraduate in Sustainable Development with the Sustainability Institute at Stellenbosch University and has completed an in-depth course on carbon footprinting offered by the Sustainability Institute

Rajarshi Ray

Member of the Technical Committee

As a Chartered Environmentalist & registered GHG Accountant and with a background in operations management & strategy consulting, Ray specializes in ESG function focusing on carbon accounting, sustainability reporting, climate financing and net-zero target realization. His current role at SLB, involves ideating carbon management and transition energy products with precise consideration of the unique needs of hard-to-abate industries to facilitate the necessary changes towards a more sustainable, carbon-neutral future.


His core ideation of systemic solutioning lies in mapping interdependence of multiple industries and relating their circular macro-economic implications. He regards this not simply as a technological progression, but as an essential step towards nurturing a more environmentally conscious global society.


Beyond his engagement with SLB and The ESG Exchange, Ray is also involved as:

  • Alumni Champion Lead for Business School for Climate Leadership – University of Oxford
  • Founding Member – NXT Boardroom
  • Lead for Sustainability – Global Shapers community_London Hub (World Economic Forum)

Adam Wasserman

Member of the Technical Committee

Adam Wasserman is the founder and Executive Director of Finpublica ( – a non-profit devoted to convening finance leaders interested in environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) issues and implementing such initiatives inside and outside their organizations. He also leads Finpublica’s efforts to provide easily accessible, open-source ESG information and resources to help people get up to speed on key issues in a matter of minutes. 


Adam also is the managing member of August Way Law & Consulting PLLC (, a boutique law firm for financial services companies, executives, and professionals looking to achieve excellence and innovation while remaining compliant with their regulatory requirements.  He has more than 25 years of experience in the legal, finance, securities, and ESG spaces.  


Adam most recently served as the Head of Enforcement for the New York Stock Exchange, where he helped rebuild its market regulation program from the ground up.  Previously, he was a White Collar and Securities partner at Dechert LLP where, among other matters, he represented the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers in all litigations, investigations, and corporate governance matters arising from the largest bankruptcy in history.  Adam has been recognized by the Legal 500 for his  “experienced, sage counsel,” selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer, and named by Law360 earlier in his career as one of the country’s five White Collar “Rising Stars.”  He is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network and Finance Leaders Fellow and chairs the Board of Knology. 

Aga Manhoa

Member of the Technical Committee

Aga is an experienced technology and business leader; Aga’s main areas of expertise are within Regulatory Technology focused on global ESG reporting within the Financial Services.

Aga is the Founder and Managing Director of Primacy. The company has a patent-pending technology called OPTML that turns laws into data by making them machine-readable to create a digital workflow that is used by regulated companies to link their ESG obligations to data and AI to help them navigate the increasing demands of ESG reporting by producing evidence-based reporting.

Aga recently completed his studying at Cambridge University, Judge Business School’s FinTech and RegTech Innovation course. The programme is delivered to senior policymakers and regulators at central banks, security agencies and ministries of finance. Essential concepts covered include technologies and business models transforming the financial industry. The focus of the programme is on formulating evidence-based regulatory, supervisory and policy responses to the development of financial technology.

Aga currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) and initiative between Enterprise Singapore and the Economic Development Board Singapore. He was a serving board member of ACCESS (Singapore’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry) for two years.  Aga is also Principal Advisor for Ecosystem, where he undertakes regulatory technology innovation programs for senior executives in the financial services industry and advises organisations on product digitization and compliance by design principals.

Dr Ahmed Shawky Mohammed

Member of the Technical Committee

Dr Ahmed is the Founder and Managing Director of LevelUp Governance Ltd, bringing two decades of experience working for global consulting firms like PwC, Protiviti and EY. He is a member of the Global Committee of Research and Education Advisors of the Global Foundation for Internal Audit, where he contributes and leads on ESG, leadership, data analytics related Knowledge and thought leadership.


A Sloan Fellow of London Business School in Leadership and Strategy, Dr Ahmed holds a Doctor of Business focused on Mitigating Greenwashing from Durham University.


Dr Ahmed is passionate about promoting sustainable and ethical business practises by helping organisations reimagining business processes and controls to minimise unexpected surprises, make a meaningful difference, and long-term growth.

Alexandra Poe

Member of the Technical Committee

Alexandra is a member of the Advisory Board of Seeds Investor Holdings Inc., an ESG focused wealth tech company, and of the Global Advisory Council of Beyond the Billion, focused on driving capital from allocators to women-led growth companies. She recently launched a direct consulting practice, including serving as counsel or in fractional General Counsel and Cheif Sustainability Officer roles and currently serves as sustainability and finance strategy consultant Sostena Inc, a leader in ag supply chain
transformation. In 2022, she retired a long private practice career, most recently as a corporate partner and co-leader of the ESG practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. She has over 25 years of experience in investment management practice, focusing primarily
on alternative investment structures and strategies on behalf of general partners and institutional investors.
Alexandra also has considerable senior in-house experience, advising boards, family offices, public pension plans, and C-suite officers on matters of consequence, including expansion plans, significant investments, regulatory compliance, structure planning,
responses to examinations, investigations, and litigation, and a wide range of fiduciary duty issues. She is a co-Founder and Chair Emeritus of High Water Women Foundation and chaired the HWW Symposium: Investing for Impact, in 2013 and 2014. In 2022, she
published “How to ESG: A Resource Guide for Establishing an ESG Program for Your Company,” as editor-in-chief and a principal author. As former president of the Schroders US mutual funds board, she is qualified to serve on the audit committee and
as an audit committee financial expert on registered fund boards.

Aline Eibl

Member of the Technical Committee

Aline is an independent non-executive director, board advisor, venture capital MD, mentor and former CEO of an international business with 25+ years of experience creating value for privately held businesses across sectors.


Her work on boards spans overseeing and inspiring businesses through change and growth, spearheading the corporate culture, talent and ESG agenda and instituting robust governance mechanisms and value-adding decision-making processes.


She is an ESG strategy subject-matter expert (visiting lecturer, fellow, author, and speaker) with a profound understanding of integrating all aspects of ESG into business strategy, including sustainability, societal and governance aspects.

People are crucial. Therefore, she takes culture and talent stewardship, leading people, succession, nomination, remuneration and DEI, inspiring innovation and forward-thinking business models that create employers of choice, and drive retention and engagement. 


Aline co-authored a book about corporate governance, and she holds various degrees, including a Certification in Corporate Governance (IDP-C) from the International Directors Program of INSEAD, Fontainebleau, an MBA in Economics and Social Studies from Vienna University of Economics and Business, and a degree in industrial engineering.

Anette Ronnov

Member of the Technical Committee

Anette Ronnov is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Wallenius Wilhelmsen a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics.

She has decades of experience in the sustainability field, both as a consultant and executive. She was part of KPMG’s contribution to the World Economic Forum’s stakeholder capitalism metrics.

Anveshi Gutta

Member of the Technical Committee

A strong Subject Matter Expert on Sustainability, Mr. Anveshi Gutta, comes with 2 decades of industry experience across technology and consulting organizations, the last of which was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a Director for Smart Cities consulting. He has been a TEDx speaker, a keynote speaker and a member of standards definition committees. Today, he is the CEO of At Quest Sustainable Solutions, a niche services company that provides advisory, education, implementation and technology services.
He has authored whitepapers, blogs, editorials and guides on different subjects of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Education. These include guidance on regulatory compliance, ESG best practices, industry-specific ESG studies, Sustainability for SMEs etc. Through his organization, At Quest, he advocates for business enterprises to build a strong ESG and Culture approach (, preparing them for effective mindset shifts while building capacities and capabilities internally.

Aron Belinky

Member of the Technical Committee

Aron Belinky is a sustainability specialist, in corporate social responsibility, ESG, impact investing and sustainable production and consumption.

He is currently a researcher, teacher and professional speaker, being the leading partner of ABC Associados, his consulting company, which is technically responsible for initiatives such as ISE B3 and ICO2 B3 (the two main Brazilian Stock Exchange ESG Indexes); the Fashion Transparency Index-Brazil (for NGO Fashion Revolution) and researches such as The Perception of ESG by Brazilian SMEs (for Sebrae, the Brazilian Service for Entrepreneurship Development) and Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyles researches, for Instituto Akatu for Conscious Consumption, among others.

As an academic, Aron holds a PhD degree from EAESP/FGV, Brazil’s #1 business school, researching the assessment of corporate contributions to sustainable development and their alignment with the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. He holds an MSc from the same school, researching the interplay of consumption, citizenship, democracy and sustainability in contemporary Brazil. His bachelor training was in Public Administration at EAESP/FGV, and Geography at FFLCH/USP.

Active in the socio-environmental field since the 1980s, he combines experiences from business, NGO and academic backgrounds. His trajectory in Brazilian and international processes includes activities such as building the international social responsibility standard (ISO 26000), leading programs at the prestigious Center for Sustainability Studies of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGVces) and articulating sustainable development-related dialogues in the context of major United Nation’s conventions, most recently involving the negotiation and dissemination of 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Avhadali Matambela

Member of the Technical Committee

Avhadali Matambela is a Certified ESG Analyst with the European Federation of Financial Analysts Society.  She is a seasoned professional with experience in Risk Management, Audit, Compliance, ESG and Sustainability Reporting. She has worked in different industries ranging from Aviation, Petrochemical,

Logistics, Investments, Asset Management, Public and Private sector. She has served in different management roles engaging with different levels of external & internal stakeholders. Her ESG work varies from Due Diligence in Transactions, ESG Strategy development and advisory. She has also worked on an international assignment on Assurance of the ESG & Sustainability Reporting for one of the international ratings companies.


She holds a B. Com Accounting, PGDM specialising in Corporate Governance, MBA and is a Certified ESG Analyst from the EFFAS Academy.

Aylin Alagoz

Member of the Technical Committee

Aylin is the Secretary-General of Integrated Reporting Association Turkey (ERTA) and has been a Board Member of the Boğaziçi University Turkish National Committee on Solid Wastes (TNCSW) since 2015.


Aylin has extensive knowledge of environmental subjects including integrated waste management, circular economy, integrated reporting and ESG issues, climate change, zero waste, low carbon economy and sustainable cities through active involvement in international and national projects.


Aylin has also held membership on many professional bodies, such as:

  • Board Member of Turkish National Committee on Solid Wastes (TNCSW) (since 2015)
  • Advisory Board Member of Zero Waste Commission of Union of Municipalities of Turkey (since 2019)
  • Advisory Board Member of Yuvam Dünya Association (since 2020)
  • Member of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) (since 2019)
  • Member of “ISWA Climate Change and Waste Management Working Group “
  • Member of Chamber of Environmental Engineers of Turkey (since 2001)
  • Integrated Reporting Turkey Network (ERTA) (since 2015)
  • Turkish National Committee on Water Pollution Research and Control (since 2010)
  • Independent Woman Directors Network (since 2015)
  • Member of Working Group of Materials Marketplace, SKD
  • Congress Member of BJK Club (since 2010)
  • Member of “Kriton Curi Environmental Foundation”

Belinda Carreira

Member of the Technical Committee

Belinda Carreira is an executive with three decades of experience in Audit, Finance, Banking, Strategy Consulting and ESG/Sustainability. Specialist in developing sustainability strategies for global clients across all sectors.

Belinda founded #SustainableSA in 2019 which is a project now sponsored by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) that provides regular updates on South Africa’s status for achieving each SDG, education, highlights of key actions needed to be taken and relevant tips and tools for reporting.

Before co-founding SustainableDNA, Belinda set up and established the Sustainability Advisory business at Emergent Africa. Belinda won the SAICA Chairman’s Difference Makers Award for Sustainability in 2022.

Belinda has successfully developed sustainability strategies, ESG scorecards and dashboards, and written sustainability reports and training materials for several organisations globally. She has also written several articles, created many podcasts and webinars and frequently gives talks on the topic.

Belinda is a qualified CA(SA); a Certified Climate Competent Board Advisor and has received the following Certificates from MIT:

  • Sustainability Strategies and Opportunities for Industry;
  • Life Cycle Assessment: Quantifying Environmental Impacts;
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Systems: Planning and Operations;
  • Circular Economy: Transition for Future Sustainability; and
  • Leadership & Innovation.

Bryan Robinson

Member of the Technical Committee

Bryan Robinson is the President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa. He is a senior lecturer of Business in Society and International Business at the Nelson Mandela University’s Business School in South Africa. He obtained his DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) from the Nelson Mandela University Business School.


He is currently active in research pertaining to corporate community engagement; the social license to operate; the ‘Just Transition’ and values-driven leadership. He has published several journal articles and conference papers and presented papers at numerous international conferences on business ethics-related topics. He has adapted the UNODC Education 4 Justice Initiative into a short learning programme for the Nelson Mandela University’s Unit for Positive organisations.

Dr Carol Adams

Professor of Accounting at DUBS;
Chair, GRI's Global Sustainability Standards Board;
Editor, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

Carol is currently Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s of Scotland’s (ICAS) Sustainability Panel and member of their Policy Leadership Board. She is a member, Public Finance International Advisory Panel, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). She was a member of the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability (2011-2021). 

Carol is currently a member of the Project Advisory Panel on Sustainability Reporting to the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Technical Advisory Group for the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative Taxonomy Project.

She is author of The Sustainable Development Goals, integrated thinking and the integrated report and the SDGD Recommendations.

Carol served as Technical Expert in the development of the UNDP SDG Impact Standards (2020-2021) and was also Project Advisor to the UK Government’s Implementation Taskforce on Impact Investing during this period. She is a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board’s Advisory Panel on Sustainability Reporting and immediate past Chair of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Stakeholder Council. 

She was member of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s Technical Working Group (2014-2021). She was a member of IIRC’s Capitals Collaboration Group, co-authored the Capitals Background Paper for <IR>.  She was on the project team developing the first AA1000 Framework and the writing team for the AA1000 Assurance Standard. 

She served as a AccountAbility Council Member (1998-2003), Standards Board Member (2011-2012) and Board Director (2001-2003).

Cornelie Crous

Member of the Technical Committee

Cornelie Crous worked at the University of the Free State for 17 years and specialised in Corporate Governance, Computer Applications, internal controls and Business Ethics. In 2018, Cornelie moved to the Business School and lectured Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Ethics and Governance from undergraduate to post-graduate level. 


Cornelie received the award for the best performer in Teaching and Learning and has been involved in the development of new curricula, modules and material for different types of educational modes (online, blended and face-to-face modes of delivery).

Cornelie completed her PhD in 2016 and specialised in the non-financial reporting of Higher Education Institutions based on the requirements of the Corporate Governance Reports in South Africa and global best practices. Cornelie’s current research focuses on non-financial reporting based on voluntary ESG disclosures and which subsections of ESG reporting yield the highest return/ financial performance to listed companies.

Coro Strandberg

Member of the Technical Committee

Coro Strandberg is an influential social purpose, sustainability and ESG strategist and thought leader. She has over 30 years experience working with boards, businesses, governments, and industry associations to create strategies and pursue business models to solve society’s problems and address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future.

She is a Cofounder and current Chair of the Canadian Purpose Economy Project, and a Cofounder of the United Way BC Social Purpose Institute. Coro has 25 years of experience as a Corporate Director and is currently a Director of BC Lottery Corporation where she chairs the Governance Committee. She is a faculty member for Governance Professionals of Canada and Director’s College, training governance professionals and directors on purpose and sustainability governance oversight respectively.

She is a member of the Canadian Standards Association’s sustainability advisory committee and a member of the Canadian Office of the Auditor General’s Commissioner of Environment and Sustainability’s advisory committee. She wrote the report on the State of Purpose Governance in Canada. Coro publishes her thought leadership on her website at and was named the top sustainability consultant in Canada in 2015 by Canada’s Clean50.

Daniel Cremin

Member of the Technical Committee

Daniel Cremin is the Executive Director, Head of Climate Alliances and Product Alignment within MSCI’s ESG and Climate product team. He works with climate initiatives and alliances to align MSCI’s products and services to help investors and corporates manage the urgent transition to a net-zero world. 

Daniel also leads MSCI’s involvement in the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and the Net Zero Financial Service Providers Alliance (NZFSPA). Previously, Daniel led MSCI’s ESG and climate marketing strategy globally.

Prior to joining MSCI, he served as the Head of Marketing and Communications at Climate Change Capital Limited, a UK-based sustainable asset management and advisory group. He also worked for Microsoft, QinetiQ and the UK Government.

Daniele Pernigotti

Member of the Technical Committee

Co-Convenor of the Decarbonisation Practice Group

Daniele is CEO of Aequilibria, environmental consultancy and training firm which was founded in 2002. The organisation specializes in carbon management.

Daniele has been active for over 20 years in the international standardization context. He coordinated the development of the standard on Carbon Footprint of Product (ISO 14067). was Chair of the Technical Commitee on Climate Change of CEN (TC 467). Chair of ISO/TC 207/SC2 on conformity assessment and of an ISO Working Group on Circular Economy.

Since 2006, Daniele has personally followed the UNFCCC negotiations.

Daniele is a Technical advisor on GHG schemes for Accredia, was Lead Assessor for Accredia, as well as for ANAB (USA), ONAC (Colombia) and was Technical Expert for RvA (Netherlands).

Daniele has significant experience with consultancy and trainings at an international level.

Danielle Duell

Member of the Technical Committee

Danielle Duell is a business leader, purpose-led strategist and entrepreneur. With an unwavering commitment to her economic philosophy of “for profit and the greater good,” she is determined to reshape the worldwide business landscape during her lifetime.
With a diverse and impactful career trajectory, Danielle has thrived as a trailblazing leader across many industries. Her journey began in the dynamic fashion sector before she co-founded the acclaimed Riverlife Mirrabooka Aboriginal Experiences and Riverlife Adventure and Function Centre.
Danielle earned her MBA at QUT, specialising in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and subsequently secured a prestigious scholarship for an Executive Education program at Harvard Business School. Fueled by her insights, she established Australian Harvard Women—a national community of over 180 women united by the common purpose of fostering feminine wisdom, impact, and opportunity.
From 2010 to 2014, Danielle spearheaded the award-winning Spicers Group as its inaugural CEO, a collective encompassing retreats, restaurants, day spas, cattle farms, nature refuges, and outdoor expeditions.
Since 2014, Danielle has been the driving force as the Founder and CEO of People With Purpose—a trailblazing Certified Social Enterprise and B Corporation. As a pioneer in purpose-led business methodologies, she and her adept team empower businesses to embrace sustainable competitiveness and profound impact through the development of purpose-led business models, strategies, operations and leaders.
Danielle also serves as the inaugural Industry Fellow of the Centre for Future Enterprise at the Queensland University of Technology, helping to bridge the gap between academia and industry to accelerate real-world adoption of purpose-driven business practices.

Darshini Watawala

Member of the Technical Committee

Darshini Watawala is a Director at Deloitte Partners Sri Lanka and Maldives and part of the ESG Assurance and Reporting team. Currently, at PwC Sri Lanka, she is an Associate Director of the ESG Assurance and Reporting team. She is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. 


She holds a Master of Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. Darshini has 20+ years of post-qualification experience in auditing, finance, hedge fund administration and corporate reporting.


As an independent consultant, she has had over four years of experience in providing consultations in ESG Reporting (including Integrated Reporting and GRI Reporting), to quoted public companies in Sri Lanka spanning various industries such as hospitality, healthcare, finance (banks, insurance, finance and leasing) and diversified conglomerates. 

Dave Collins

Member of the Technical Committee

Dave is a decarbonisation advisor and expert in climate change, decarbonisation technology, carbon and associated energy policy, with particular interests in understanding the transition to the net-zero carbon economy and the associated technological, policy and social disruptions; and how the world might look in 2050.


Dave has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and has spent the last 14 years consulting on climate changes responses and decarbonisation, scenario planning and  disruptive technology.

Dave has worked with many top listed companies and industry associations; he has contributed to the World Bank’s Report for Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition  on carbon pricing and complementary policies; is a member of South Africa’s international, interdisciplinary task team on decarbonising South Africa’s economy by 2050.

Dave is often called on to provide expert opinions, some examples include:

David Shandler

Member of the Technical Committee

David Shandler brings thirty-five years of experience to his role as an advisor and consultant in conflict management and stakeholder engagement, as well as social practice strategy formulation and management.  He has worked in the mining, oil and gas, transport, infrastructure development, urban development, as well as conservation and natural resource management fields.

He is a skilled and experienced conflict mediator, with a focus on conflicts in the fields of sustainability, development and environmental management.  He advises large-scale clients on conflict management strategies and interventions and has been drawn on as an independent mediator and facilitator in conflict situations. His work includes formulating, implementing and training clients in corporate conflict management standards and approaches.

He has worked in numerous countries in Africa, the Americas and Europe in his role as a director and partner in Shandler Consulting, Environmental Resources Management and Common Ground Consulting.

David Wray

Member of the Technical Committee

David is the President of the DFCG International Group, the French CFO Network. He holds a master’s degree and is a Chartered Accountant. He chairs an International CFO Alliance ESG Working Group, is a member of the EDM Council ESG Steering Committee, and is a Value Commissioner for the Capitals Coalition Value Commission project. He presided over the Anagen Board of Directors for two years, a Canadian social enterprise focusing on breaking the cycle of poverty.


David has held finance executive roles in the technology industry for 25 years. David is a transformation expert, specializing in organizational impact, change management, accounting governance digitization and large-scale transformation.


David has published several articles on digitization, sustainability, financial reporting, and finance transformation. He is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book The Power of Potential: A Straightforward Method for Mastering Skills from Personal to Professional.

Denis Mowbray

Member of the Technical Committee

Denis is a creative and strategic thinker, with broad general management, sales, and leadership experience. Denis’ specialist advisory practice works in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, covering governance, strategy, and risk. His specialist expertise is behavioural governance. Denis’ ground-breaking PhD research identified that the joint board and executive operating as a “Third Team” is the team that influences and affects organisational performance. While external factors, such as compliance and regulation, contribute to performance. It is an identified combination of behavioural characteristics and attributes of the Third Team, which allows the board to influence the executive, who impacts organisational performance. Importantly, these behavioural characteristics are unique to
each of the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Denis is a creative and strategic thinker, an accredited company director and chair, board advisor and educator with deep expertise in corporate governance, strategy, and effective board practice. Denis speaks and writes on topical board matters and undertakes governance research. A dynamic thinker, his insightful guidance has proved invaluable to the fortunes of a wide range of enterprises across five continents.

Duncan Watta

Member of the Technical Committee

Duncan has been the Chairman of the Board at the Institute of Directors, Kenya and the Chairman of the Strategy Committee as well as the Nominations Committee. During this tenure, he devoted a lot of time to building structures for director development to enhance better corporate governance within the East African region. Currently he is a member of a special Committee created by the Board of Africa Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) that is charged with the very critical mandate to help create local corporate governance secretariats for those countries that are yet to establish any such. 


Duncan possesses extensive operational and strategy development experience in Supply Chain Management and Information Technology management. Has been involved in several policy formulations for IT and Supply Chain management. He has worked in multi industries including – mobile telecoms, construction, tobacco as well as foods and personal care within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector. 


Duncan is also a founder of an agricultural processing business that practices environmental conservation through organic methods of food production. The aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle through organic food that is produced sustainably thereby conserving the environment.

Elif Özkul Gökmen

Member of the Technical Committee

Elif is the Founder of Sercom Sustainability Consulting, the first sustainability management consulting company in Türkiye, Sercom, and has been a member of the Corporate Governance Association since 2012. She is the trainer of the Corporate Sustainability Module of TKYD MYBoard Member Training and Mentorship Program in association with MYExecutive, designed for Board Members and candidate independent Board Members. She’s also a member of ERTA Integrated Reporting Association since 2022, and Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living and Corporate Responsibility Association of Türkiye since 2018. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association of Türkiye. 


She has served over 35 large companies and conglomerates in over 15 sectors, wrote over 60 sustainability and integrated reports and is still providing advisory and corporate reporting services (sustainability, integrated, UNGC), helping companies to improve their and their suppliers’ ESG performance rated on platforms like Refinitiv, MSCI, S&P and EcoVadis.


Elif served as GRI’s Contracted Quality Consultant in Türkiye from 2010 to 2015 and has been the Project Coordinator of Selecting the Best Green Economy Projects of Türkiye, presented at the Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference in 2012. ,

Elizabeth Akiboye

Member of the Technical Committee

Elizabeth is a sustainability professional with experience in consulting and advising clients on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control from the University of Ibadan. Currently an ESG Manager at AfriKairos GmbH, she designs ESG strategy projects and manages implementation teams. With a passion for technology and sustainability, she explores opportunities to leverage technology for promoting sustainability and is associated with Onyen Corporation, a global sustainability reporting software company. She also has an interest in the circular economy and actively engages in activities to extend resource life.

Elizabeth is a PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and a Sustainability Excellence Associate at the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. She serves as an examiner on “Sustainable Banking Practices” at the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. She volunteers with SustyVibes and has completed the Leadership Program in Sustainable Waste Management at the Lagos Business School.

Elke Schrader

Member of the Technical Committee

Originally from Peru, Elke Schrader has over a decade of sustainability experience, including working on the UN’s Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project, sustainable forest management and carbon credits programme in the Amazon, and ESG compliance and reporting for mining companies and development for local communities. She has an MA in Development studies from the IDS at the University of Sussex and has been guiding Positive Luxury companies to develop ESG strategies and improve on their sustainability journey.

Frederik Otto

Member of the Technical Committee

Frederik Otto is the Founder and Executive Director of The Sustainability Board (TSB), an independent think tank that aims to advance sustainable practices in leadership and governance.


Frederik has been a leader in consulting multinational companies on organisation and human capital strategy for over 15 years, with a more recent focus on sustainability and ESG. Since 2019, in partnership with a contributor network of board directors, chairs, advisors, and academics, Frederik and team have undertaken extensive research on businesses’ sustainability strategy and governance.



Besides running TSB, Frederik is also the Advisory Lead and Head of Client ESG for a Global Fortune 500 company that is the world’s leading provider of human capital solutions. Frederik hosts the ‘Leadership Conversations by TSB’ podcast, where he interviews movers and shakers in sustainable leadership. He further is a member of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism and a fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar. Frederik has also published multiple reports on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and regularly writes articles for various sustainability, leadership, and governance resources.

Geoffrey Odundo

Member of the Technical Committee

Geoffrey Odundo is the Chief Executive of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc (NSE) a position he has held for the last seven (7) years. He is an accomplished Investment Banker and has been in the financial services sector for the last 30 years holding senior roles in Asset Management, Corporate Finance and Securities Trading.

Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Kingdom Securities Limited and Chief Manger, Merchant and Investment Banking at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya Group.

He is also a Director of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation Limited; NSE Clear Limited and a Trustee of the NSE Fidelity Funds. He is the Vice Chairman of the REITs Association of Kenya (RAK) and a past Director of the Association of Stock Exchanges of Africa (ASEA).

He is a Council Member of the Institute of Certified Financial Analysts (ICIFA), a member of the Working Committee of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and a member of the Central Bank of Kenya’s Consolidated Fund for Debt Management (CFDDM) Committee.

He holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Management and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics and is an Advanced Management Program (AMP) graduate from Strathmore/IESE (Spain) Business School.

Glenn Frommer

Member of the Technical Committee

Glenn is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement, having worked in the field for more than 30 years in the USA, China, Europe, and Australia. Prior to founding ESG Matters in 2013, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than 22 years where he embedded sustainability through an integrated Enterprise Risk Management and stakeholder engagement approach, publishing China’s and the transport sector’s first sustainability report and climate change policy.

Glenn holds a PhD in Aerospace Sciences from Stanford University, is a Fellow and member of several international and local professional bodies, a Fulbright Fellow, and a published author. Glenn is also the Honorary Chair of the UITP Sustainable Development Commission, having started the Working Group in 2001. He sits on the Standards Board for AccountAbility 1000, is an advisor to UBQ Materials, advises MNEs and PE Funds on reporting and governance, teaches, and participates in a number of international start-up ventures.

Goze Dogu

Member of the Technical Committee

Goze Dogu is a Technical Specialist at the FCA, focusing on sustainable finance and environmental, social and governance (ESG). As a member of FCA’s core ESG policy and advisor team, Goze maintains ESG subject matter expertise especially on social matters. She leads and contributes to ESG-related policy proposals and provides expert ESG input to other FCA policy work, helping to deliver FCA’s ESG policy priorities, often in collaboration with other regulators (domestically and internationally), government departments and industry stakeholders. 

Prior to joining the FCA, Goze spent a long career in ESG risk advisory and consulting, working extensively in assessing impact and ESG risks as well as compliance of complex investment projects and acting as a lead specialist in undertaking appraisals for new investments and supervision for portfolio projects in a multitude of geographies and sectors.

Ian J. Saunders

Member of the Technical Committee

Ian has spent much of his life working in Africa, the Middle/Near East, and Central Asia, often during periods of crisis and conflict. Over the past thirty years, he has held positions of responsibility in the following fields: private business, government, international conflict security, strategic rural stabilization and development, disaster management, cultural and political liaison, wildlife conservation and environmental education.


Ian Saunders recently moved from Kenya, East Africa to the UK after several decades living in the African bush bordering the Tsavo National Park. He is a former member of British Army, holds an (Hons) Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of East London (UK) and undertook postgraduate studies at the African College of Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania.

Ihsan Zakri

Member of the Technical Committee

Ihsan Zakri serves as a Regional Head of the Middle East and Africa at AACSB International. Ihsan works with both the Executive vice president/Chief Officer of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Chief Accreditation officer to develop and implement integrated accreditation and member service and engagement initiatives in the EMEA region. He has been with AACSB since 2016 and played an important role in engaging schools in the region within AACSB’s Business Education Alliance, and in his role as accreditation liaison, he has supported the success of the 32 accredited schools, as well over 30 schools in the Middle East and Africa currently in the accreditation process. 


Ihsan has an international background in higher education, program and Institutional accreditation and business and program development. He gained extensive experience in accreditation and EU-funded projects before joining AACSB. Ihsan has earned a Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration on the Middle East from Lund University, Sweden, and served as a faculty member at the University of Amsterdam before joining AACSB.

Jenitha John

Member of the Technical Committee

Jenitha John is the past Chair of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors (2020-21). She is an experienced executive with more than 28 years of corporate experience in diverse industries traversing the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Being a Chartered accountant, a Chartered Director, a Certified Internal Auditor (with the coveted Quality in Internal Audit leadership certificate) and a Harvard Alumni bears testimony to her being fully versed on issues facing the corporate world and through her experiences, she developed much insight on corporate governance, strategic, financial and operational matters faced by organizations.

She is an experienced Chief Audit Executive and has held various financial and audit related roles at large companies in corporate South Africa. Before becoming Chairman of The IIA Global Board, her volunteer roles included serving as the Global Board’s Senior Vice Chair (2019- 20), as well as serving on the IPPF Relook Task Force, Committee of Research and Education Advisors, Financial Services Guidance Committee, and on the Global Board’s Executive Committee as 2018-19 Vice Chairman-Professional Certifications, and 2017-18 Vice Chairman-Professional Practices. She also led the global task force on the updated Three Lines Model (formerly Three Lines of Defense).

Recognized as “South Africa’s Internal Auditor of the Year” in 2014, Jenitha has addressed conferences around the globe on a wide array of topics, such as internal audit’s role in governance, combined assurance, women in leadership, the impact of AI and robotics on industries, emerging issues in the financial services industry, ESG and Sustainability Assurance. In addition, Jenitha actively participates in mentoring circles, panel discussions, and networking sessions throughout the world, and strongly believes in developing young minds. She has served on professional body governance committees, produced papers on various industry/governance topics. She has also delivered lectures at South African business schools on Board Leadership programs and trained aspirant CIA’s for the CIA exams.

Jeremy Osborn

Member of the Technical Committee

Dr Jeremy Osborn FCMA, CGMA, CPA (Aust.) is AICPA & CIMA’s Global Head of Sustainability, supporting the accountancy profession through AICPA & CIMA’s members, students and engaged professionals in 196 countries and territories to embed sustainability into their organizations and then measure and communicate the value this is creating for their investors and other stakeholders.


Before joining the Association, Jeremy worked for the Value Reporting Foundation (since consolidated into the IFRS Foundation) and the International Integrated Reporting Council, working with a wide variety of stakeholders and organizations to support the scaling and global adoption of sustainability accounting, integrated reporting and integrated thinking. Jeremy has also worked for EY, Accounting for Sustainability (founded by HM King Charles III), Accenture and Unilever, advising organizations across a wide range of sectors on how to integrate sustainability into their business model, operations and value chain, and then measure and communicate the multi-capital value which this creates.


Jeremy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, holds a D.Phil. on the history of the East India Company and graduated with First Class honours in Modern History from Oxford University.

Jeroen Bolluijt

Member of the Technical Committee

Jeroen is a passionate sustainability advocate and adept leader who has led the Forbes Council Sustainability group and provided strategic sustainability consulting for top-tier companies like ERM, Aurecon, and Accounting for Nature.

Jeroen is the co-founder of Brooke, a fast-growing digital transformation consultancy through a strategic relationship with IT platform provider Salesforce. In collaboration with Oxford University and the United Nations Data Forum, they started Huber Social, a leader in impact measurement.

In his role as a project manager, he excelled at translating ideas into actionable plans, ensuring successful execution. He has managed complex business transformation programs for Australian banks and has been the co-author of several project management standards.

Jeroen is affiliated with organisations such as the EU’s Net-Zero Data Public Utility risk committee, Carbon13 (a European climate change accelerator), Climate Salad (an Australian climate start-up network) and his recent position as the Director of the Radical Collaboration Institute allows him to forge collaborative relationships across sectors.

John Bottega

Member of the Technical Committee

John Bottega is the President of the EDM Council, a non-profit professional trade association, focused on elevating the practice of data management through best practices, data standards, research and education. He is a senior data management strategist and executive with over 40 years of experience in the finance industry. 


Over his career, John has held various roles in supporting an organization’s data strategy and data implementation objectives.  In 2006, John became one of the first Chief Data Officers in finance with his appointment as CDO at Citibank.  He went on to hold the role of CDO in both the public and private sectors, serving as CDO for Bank of America and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


As the former Chief Data Officer at Bank of America, John was responsible for driving the enterprise data management strategy. He is a former member of the US Department of the Treasury, Financial Research Advisory Committee to the Office of Financial Research; a current member of the Data Coalition Financial Transparency Act Task Force; Data Coalition Open Data Standards Task Force; CPA-Canada Data Governance Committee; WatersTechnology Advisory Board member; member of the Advisory Board of NewVantage Partners, and member of the Board of Directors of ACTUS, a non-profit association focused on the improvement of systemic risk monitoring and financial market transparency.

Dr John Shideler

Member of the Technical Committee

Co-Convenor of the Decarbonisation Practice Group

John Shideler is an environmental expert focused on decarbonizing the world economy. He helps clients to manage and report greenhouse gas emissions, quantify the carbon footprint of products, and verify greenhouse gas statements. He applies these skills especially in the areas of environmental finance (“greening” financial sector products) and in promoting the transition to sustainable transport fuels. He helps clients “manage sustainably” through implementation of environmental and occupational health and safety management systems.

John is active in international standards development. He is Chair of Subcommittee 4 on Environmental Performance Evaluation in ISO Technical Committee 207 (Environmental Management). In this subcommittee he is convenor of a working group developing international standards for green bonds and green loans. He has served as a US expert to ISO TC207 Subcommittee 7 on Greenhouse Gas Management and has received five times an “Outstanding Achievement in Standards Development Award” for his work on ISO 14064, ISO 14065, ISO 14066, and ISO 14069. He is a member of the Climate Change Coordination Task Force, a group that reports directly to ISO’s Technical Management Board.

John has represented ISO at three “Conference of the Parties” meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He spoke on standards developments at the COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark (December 2015), COP24 in Katowice, Poland (December 2018) and at the COP25 in Madrid, Spain (December 2019). To hear his remarks from the COP24 where he spoke on the development of ISO 14030, a standard in four parts on green debt instruments (bonds and loans), click HERE.

John is accredited by the California Air Resources Board as a greenhouse gas lead verifier. He also serves as a Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels lead auditor. He is an associate member of the American Bar Association and the Risk Management Association.

John earned his PhD degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author with Jean Hetzel of Le grand livre de la stratégie bas carbone (La Plaine Saint-Denis, France: AFNOR, 2019), five other books, and several articles for journals and reviews.

Jonathan Ha

Member of the Technical Committee

An entrepreneur and business strategist at the intersection of Finance, Technology, and Sustainability, Jonathan Ha is the CEO and Founder of Seneca ESG. Seneca ESG is a business intelligence company delivering solutions for corporate sustainability assessment, reporting, and integration with financial services.

Jonathan was also the Founder and CEO of Red Pulse, which was a market intelligence platform providing timely, relevant, and actionable insights on China markets.

Jonathon Hanks

Member of the Technical Committee

Co-founder and Director of Incite, a leading South African-based consultancy, Jonathon has 30 years of advisory and advocacy experience in corporate sustainability strategy and disclosure in more than 30 countries, mainly in emerging markets.   In addition to working with leading companies across a range of sectors, he has consulted with global organisations such as the CDP, GRI, IIRC, ISO, UNCTAD and UN Global Compact.  

Jonathon has played an active role in driving corporate accountability in South Africa and globally: he was instrumental in bringing the CDP to South Africa; convened the three-year GRI/IIRC Corporate Leadership Group on integrated reporting; served on technical advisory groups to the IIRC; and was the ISO representative on the global Corporate Reporting Dialogue.  From 2006-2010 Jonathon chaired the multi-stakeholder negotiations on the text of ISO 26000, securing consensus on the international standard on social responsibility. Recently, he led the consultant team developing the JSE’s Sustainability and Climate Disclosure Guidance, and he is currently advising the Botswana Stock Exchange.  Jonathon is an Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and a visiting lecturer on various MBA programmes, teaching on business and sustainable development issues since 2002.

Karen McWilliams

Member of the Technical Committee

Karen McWilliams is the Business Reform Leader in the Advocacy and Professional Standing team at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). She is responsible for shaping and influencing business reform issues of relevance to Chartered Accountants, including insolvency, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, corporations law, climate change and sustainability matters. With over 20 years of experience in a variety of business and advisory roles, she started her career in the specialist field of audit and has held positions with Worley Parsons, Ernst and Young, and Deloitte in London.


Karen represents CA ANZ on the ASX Corporate Governance Council, the AASB/AuASB Sustainability Reporting Advisory Panel, the Advisory Board of the Deakin Centre for Integrated Reporting and the G100 Sustainability Steering Group. Karen is co-chair of the GAA Sustainability working group and the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Accounting Bodies Network. She is also a technical adviser to CA ANZ’s representative on IFAC’s Professional Accountants in Business Advisory Group and represents CA ANZ on the ISSB Technical Reference Group and Chartered Accountants Worldwide Sustainability Working Group. Karen is also a non-executive director on the UN Global Compact Network Australia Board.

Kevin O’Neill

Member of the Technical Committee

Kevin O’Neill is a senior manager on Benchmark ESG’s Strategic Product Management team. Kevin oversees the development of Benchmark’s ESG and sustainability product portfolio, including Scope 3 accounting, net zero planning, and climate risk tools. 


He has an MBA specializing in Green Energy and Sustainable Business from the Università di Bologna in Italy. Prior to joining Benchmark, Kevin was part of a startup that used AI technology to provide companies insights into how they were being measured by analysts, investors, and rating agencies.

Langton Mabhanga

Member of the Technical Committee

Langton Mabhanga launched his career in Corporate Management and Leadership in 2000 while at Cargill, a diverse multinational headquartered in the USA. He is Chairman of the Board Corporate Strategy Committee for RTG and he was a Councilor and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the City of Kadoma where he led the creation and modelling of a Social Housing SBU, a scheme of 8 000 houses in 2013 – 2018. Langton sits on the Board of Directors for Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe and Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), both listed on The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. 


Langton was identified as a young leader who became the youngest Board member who got exposed to the International Youth Leadership Development Program in Hong Kong in 1997, Canada in 2000, Nottingham in 2002, USAID Private Sector Strategies for Social Sector Success program – A Course on NGO Sustainability at Zambia Lusaka University in 2003. Other YMCA Strategy engagements were in South Africa, Togo, Ghana and Germany.


Apart from several Electrical Power Engineering qualifications, Langton holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Intelligence, a Master’s Degree in Business and Economic Intelligence from Mt. Carmel Institute and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Technology IIC Cambodia. He has been listed for International Certification as Senior Business Strategy Professional with The Strategy Institute (USA). 

Lebogang Senne

Member of the Technical Committee

Lebogang Senne is a Technical Director at the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA). She is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and holds a MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS). Lebogang represents PAFA on the International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters (IFASS) and is a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the International Financial Reporting for Not-for-Profit Organisations (IFR4NPO). She is co-secretariat for the Africa Integrated Reporting Council (AIRC) which is the vehicle through which PAFA and the World Bank, as co-convenors, seek to promote and support the implementation of integrated thinking (IT) and reporting (IR) in Africa.



In addition to her role at PAFA, she serves as an independent audit committee member of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and is the Deputy Chairperson of the Financial Reporting Standards Council in South Africa. She is also a member of the SAICA Initial Professional Development (IPD) committee, which bears the overall responsibility for all aspects related to the qualification process of both CAs(SA) and AGAs(SA).

Lee Swan

Member of the Technical Committee

Lee Swan is an experienced sustainability advisor with over 18 years of experience across a wide array of industries and topic areas. She holds master’s degree from the University of Reading, a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute, and a number of other sustainability and business credentials.  Lee has experience in a variety of sectors including investment management, manufacturing, energy, mining, industrial chemicals, construction, aviation, real estate and infrastructure.

Liezel Burger

Member of the Technical Committee

Liezel Burger is a passionate advocate for global sustainability and operational excellence, driven by her belief in the power of creative collaboration to address today’s complex challenges of people, planet and profit. With a diverse background spanning strategic advisory, operations management, sustainability consulting and human resources, Liezel brings a unique blend of practical experience and deep expertise to her work.

As freelance strategic advisor in ESG, Liezel specializes in providing holistic client solutions in strategic ESG advisory and implementation. Her hands-on experience in developing climate behaviour change products and sustainability software solutions underscores her commitment to driving meaningful environmental and social impact.

With extensive experience as an Implementation Consultant with international consultancies, Liezel has led projects focused on operations and risk management, business improvement, and performance enhancement across various sectors. Her operations experience equipped her with invaluable insights into managing multifaceted operational functions with a focus on service delivery excellence and leadership.

Equipped with qualifications in Business Leadership, Organization Development, and Clinical Psychology, Liezel offers a unique perspective on leadership in sustainability.

Liezel actively contributes to the global discourse on sustainability and climate action, leveraging her expertise to empower individuals and organizations to embrace a future of resilience and prosperity for all.

Loise Wangui

Member of the Technical Committee

Loise Wangui is a certified sustainability professional with a legal and finance background and 15 years of experience. She is an expert in capital markets, climate adaptation finance, ESG integration and sustainability reporting. Loise is passionate about helping companies address the shift in the assessment of corporate performance to one that includes both financial and non-financial performance; through identification, measurement, integration, and reporting of ESG performance in a manner that addresses stakeholder needs and builds long-term value.


Before founding Protos Capital, Loise was the Chief Officer, Regulatory Affairs and ESG lead at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, where she championed various initiatives to drive sustainable investments and encourage sustainable business practices. These include developing the first ESG Disclosure Guidelines for listed companies in Kenya, and the Listing Rules and Issuer Guide for Green Bonds.  

Loise holds a Masters in Law (LL.M) in Public Finance and Financial Services Law from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the same university. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a GRI-certified sustainability professional, a certified company secretary and a certified expert in climate adaptation finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Louisa Durkin

Member of the Technical Committee

Louisa Durkin has a technical background in molecular biodiversity and has worked in facets of technical sustainability. Her consulting work has spanned from blockchain to international security and biodiversity. She currently works convening technical experts on underlying digital infrastructure for climate and biodiversity with the Open Earth Foundation.

Lyndsey Zhang

Member of the Technical Committee

Lyndsey Zhang is a practitioner turned academic. Lyndsey is currently working on her Ph.D. with a dissertation titled Board Directors’ Perception of Sustainability. Lyndsey’s research focuses on corporate governance, board directors’ behavior and perception, corporate sustainability, and ESG evaluation systems. 

Before her academic research, Lyndsey had extensive corporate experience as a CFO, VP of strategy, board director, and management consultant. She is the author of Understanding Chinese Corporate Governance: A Practical Guidance for Working with Chinese Partners

Lyndsey’s research intends to develop knowledge to help practitioners work on performance evaluation, improvement, and problem-solving, focusing on corporate sustainability.

Lynn Johannson

Member of the Technical Committee

Lynn has long recognized that sustainability is the single largest challenge to the collective creativity and intellectual spirit that humans have ever faced. 

With a career spanning more than 30 years as President of E2 Management Corporation, she has earned her reputation as an author, educator, mediator, tribunal judge, systems thinker, innovator, TV producer, collaborator, catalyst, and navigator for change. Her career started in technical issues, designing policies and procedures for wetlands at wastewater treatment sites, reviewing potential landfill sites, and assessing recycling programs. She helped write the original mediation process for environmental conflicts in the province of Ontario, which led to her position as a tribunal judge on environmental matters for the province’s Fire Commission. She was hired as the Recycling Director for Canada for the glass container industry, during which time she served as Vice Chair of an industry team to establish an organization dedicated to funding the development of the curbside Blue Box Program. As a result of her work, she was invited to participate in writing and negotiating international standards for environmental management systems, and guidance documents on related matters, such as green finance, including greenwashing. She has held leadership positions nationally and internationally for ISO TC 207.  Lynn also developed curricula on various environmental issues for several universities and colleges as well as delivering corporate programmes on Environmental Management Systems.

Lynn is the Catalyst for “Are You Climate Ready?” (AYCR). The insight on the platform helps people address personal climate readiness, enabling ‘positive spillover’ into their organizations. AYCR also provides insight to organizations on how to leverage the objective evidence from their Environmental Management System to address initiatives such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). AYCR also connects members to innovation and collaboration.

Marie-Josée Privyk

Member of the Technical Committee

Marie-Josée is an ESG Advisor for Fincomm Services, who previously held positions, such as the Chief ESG Innovation Officer at Novisto Inc, a next-generation ESG data management software platform empowering companies to better manage and create value from their ESG data, reporting, and management. Marie-Josee draws on nearly 30 years of experience in capital markets, namely as a sell-side Financial Analyst and Head of research, as Director of Investor Relations for a publicly listed company, and as ESG Advisor to companies and investors.


Marie-Josée is a member of the Enterprise Data Management Council’s ESG Steering Committee as well as the Capitals Coalition’s Digitalization of Sustainability Data (DSD)-Lab project. She also participates in the CCLI’s Canadian Climate Governance Experts Initiative.

Marie-Josée holds a B.Com. in finance from McGill University and a certificate in Applied Communications from Université de Montréal. She is a CFA charter holder and holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB, now part of IFRS Foundation), the CFA Institute’s Certificate in ESG Investing, and the Responsible Investment Professional Certification (RIPC) designation from the Canadian Responsible Investment Association. She has also completed the Advanced Responsible Investment Analysis course from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s PRI Academy.

Mark Hodge

Member of the Technical Committee

Mark Hodge is the Vice President of Shift. As Vice President, Mark helps shape Shift’s strategy and oversees a range of collaborations with companies, governments, investors, and civil society. Mark co-led Shift’s Valuing Respect Project, which focused on developing better ways to evaluate business respect for human rights. He now leads Shift’s “S in ESG” work within which he focuses on how companies, investors and standard setters design and apply robust indicators and metrics. 

Mark has extensive insight into how businesses implement the UN Guiding Principles in practice, with a recent focus on their implementation in the context of emerging digital technologies such as AI, facial recognition, cloud computing and social media. He has served as Senior Advisor to the UN Human Rights Business, Human Rights and Technology (B-Tech) project to develop guidelines and recommendations for companies, States and investors about how to embed respect for human rights into the business of technology.

Matthew le Cordeur

Member of the Technical Committee

Matthew le Cordeur is head of ESG advisory at Trialogue. Matthew provides sustainability advisory solutions – based on Trialogue’s integrated thinking framework – to corporate clients in South Africa and abroad. He previously ran Trialogue’s integrated reporting and sustainability reporting division, and was a member of the Integrated Reporting Committee of SA’s working group. His focus on sustainability came after he consolidated expertise as a finance journalist and editor with skills and knowledge gained through an MBA, which was geared towards social innovation and corporate sustainability management.

Michael Gillenwater

Member of the Technical Committee

Dr. Gillenwater is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Dean of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, a non-profit organization with the unique mission to train and professionalize a global community of experts for measuring, verifying, and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Michael is a thought leader on GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV), carbon offsets, additionality, green power, international capacity building, and environmental accounting. He has dedicated his career to professional and international development, focusing on the infrastructure needed to produce highly credible environmental information that can serve as the basis of effective climate policies. Beyond guiding the Institute’s strategy and programming, Michael also directs its research program and curriculum development.


He is a four time lead author for the IPCC and contributor to its 2007 Nobel Peace Price. He has been engaged in the work of the UNFCCC process for 25 years, including the training of compliance experts for the Kyoto Protocol. He has been a core advisor and contributing author to the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Michael was lead author of the official U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for its first 7 years. He also served on the U.S. negotiating team to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties.


Michael founded and serves as a co-Editor in Chief for the peer reviewed journal Carbon Management published by Tyler & Francis. He is also an active research scholar on GHG accounting and climate policy topics, having been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and quoted by the media. Dr. Gillenwater completed his PhD at the Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy Program at Princeton University, where his research was on the economics of renewable energy and emission markets and design of environmental commodities. He has three master’s degrees: i) environmental engineering, ii) technology policy, both from MIT, and iii) evolutionary systems from the University of Sussex where he was a Fulbright scholar. His bachelors is in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Michael Parkinson

Member of the Technical Committee

Michael Parkinson has worked for Australian Government, ACT Government, and Northern Territory Government organisations as an employee and a consultant. He held 3 Chief Audit Executive roles in Australian Government agencies over a period of 15 years. Over 19 years as a Director at a ‘Big 4’ firm, he provided internal audit services to a range of organisations. His career included 5 months advising the Royal Thai Government on the establishment of modern Internal Audit capability.  He is currently an independent member of a number of Audit Committees.


He served on the Standards Australia OB–007 Risk Management Committee for 8 years and was its chair from 2012 to 2016. This committee is responsible for a range of guidance handbooks for risk management. Michael was head of the Australian delegate to ISO committee TC 262 (Risk Management).  Michael also participated in PC 271 developing the Compliance Management System standard. Michael served as International Vice-President of ISACA for 4 years 1994–2001 and served for 2 years on the IS Auditing Standards Board 1992–1993.


Michael is a Past President (Board Chair) of the IIA–Australia and served on the Board of Directors for 7 years. During that time he served on the IIA–Australia’s Audit Committee for 3 years.  He served on the IIA–Global International Internal Auditing Standards Board for six years.

Milton Segal

Member of the Technical Committee

Milton Segal is a Chartered Accountant and is the Executive Director of Standards at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). In this role, Milton bears responsibility for the entire suite of technical areas within the institute, such as Audit and Assurance, Corporate Reporting, Ethics, Public Sector, Enabling Competencies, and Taxation. He is also the acting Senior Executive in Corporate Reporting and Audit and Assurance at the SAICA.

Milton also held extensive roles at Wits University holding 10 years of lecturing experience in Financial Accounting. He has previously acted as the Head of Division for Financial Accounting. 

Milton has also acted as the Financial Manager at MIP, was a Financial Analyst at Citigroup and holds a Master of Commerce (Taxation) from Wits University.

Mumbi Wachira

Member of the Technical Committee

Dr. Mumbi Maria Wachira is a full-time Accounting Lecturer at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Nairobi and Associate Director of the Doctoral Academy at Strathmore University. She obtained both her Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Master of Commerce (MCom) degrees at Strathmore University, and her PhD at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Her teaching and research areas are in Sustainability Reporting, Creating Shared Value, Financial Reporting, Corporate Fraud, and Sustainable Finance. 

In addition to teaching and research, Dr Wachira has also been involved in the training and consulting of SMEs operating within Nairobi in collaboration with various companies. Currently, she is involved in developing and facilitating customized programs for organizations seeking to embed sustainability strategies into their core business operations.  Dr. Wachira is the Vice Chair for UN-PRME Chapter Africa. She is a member of the Shared Value Africa Initiative Council of 8 and is also actively involved in the B Academics Global Engagement Committee.

Nada Naufal

Member of the Technical Committee

For more than 24 years, Nada has had extensive experience in Marketing Communications, Project Management and Corporate Sustainability. She is a seasoned communicator, researcher, storyteller and leader whose career spans the United States, Middle East and Africa with a multicultural sensitivity and adaptability.

Nada has a particular interest in ethics, environmental and social responsibility. She serves as the chapter secretary for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in the Middle East and is involved in driving thought leadership on responsible and sustainable management education. She continues to focus on her interest in advancing awareness and finding preferred actionable steps of execution for sustainability and business using a cross-disciplinary approach.

Nada brings a clear understanding of the real-world challenges and opportunities facing companies as they address social and environmental issues in a way that helps them align sustainability with business success. She supports and advocates for the convergence of sustainability and its impact on the future of corporate governance.

Nishantha Hewavithana

Member of the Technical Committee

Nishantha Hewavithana is the

Noa Rataj-Mongelous

Member of the Technical Committee

Noa Rataj-Mongelous is a sustainability research analyst at Positive Luxury. She works across the organisation, helping companies embed and structure sustainability into their operations, as well as ensuring the Positive Luxury Framework remains aligned with evolving ESG requirements. Noa has previously offered pro-bono legal assistance in Mumbai, India and taught English to migrants and refugees in the UK as a volunteer. She speaks French and Arabic, and holds degrees in Geography (Human/Environmental) from the University of Oxford, Law from City, University of London, and a MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, where she specialised in International Human Rights Law and Women and Human Rights.

Osama El Meligy

Member of the Technical Committee

Osama El Meligy is the Chairman and CEO of TOTAL Consulting Egypt and is a Management Systems and Good Governance consultant, and owner of Total Quality Company, with more than 40 years of international experience in the field of standards and management systems consulting.

Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in establishing national and regional quality infrastructure organizations. He advised more than 400 organizations from different sectors in their strategy, structure, management, and operations to improve their performance and sustainably grow by adopting standards and finding new and better ways of doing business. El Meligy founded the Egyptian Society for Quality and is the Former Secretary General of the Society. He held many prestigious leadership positions in ISO technical committees, such as Convener of ISO / TMB / ATMG “Arabic Translation Management Group”, Convener of ISO TC 176 / SC3 Study Group on Time, Speed and Agility, ISO TC 176/ SC2 that developed ISO 9000 series, ISO /TC 207 Environment Management, and ISO/TMB/WGSR that developed ISO 26000 Social Responsibility.

He presented several Workshops for UNIDO on Good Governance, and is responsible for developing the UNIDO e-learning course on “Good Governance in QI Institutions”. He is also a Member of the World Quality Council (Mexico and Latin America) and wrote the first Arabic book on Environmental Management and translated several books and publications on Quality into Arabic.

Owen Skae

Member of the Technical Committee

Associate Professor Owen Skae, is the Director of Rhodes Business School, at Rhodes University. An acknowledged expert in corporate governance and ethical leadership, he has written widely about and is frequently called upon to comment on matters about it, especially in the realm of the public sector.


He served as the President of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) from 2014 to 2016 and is a former Non-Executive Director of the PWC Business School. He currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of GBS Mutual Bank, is a Non-Executive Director of the Good Governance Academy, and is a member of the Institute of Directors South Africa.


He is the Chair of the Makhanda Circle of Unity, a collaborative forum established for the fulfilment of an inclusive and purposeful approach to the socio-economic development of Makhanda and its surrounds, which aims to bring together all relevant and interested voices, communities and stakeholders in a spirit of problem-solving, partnership and civic participation.


Before being appointed Director of Rhodes Business School, he worked for the Geneva-based, International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, its main goal is to help developing countries achieve sustainable human development through exports. In this former capacity, he advised numerous countries on priorities for raising overall levels of competitiveness and assisting in the formulation of national and sector export strategies.

Patrice Lasserre

Member of the Technical Committee

Patrice Lasserre has been a Chartered Director for over 8 years and served on the Board of various organisations for more than thirty years, providing him extensive knowledge and experience in Corporate Governance and in the functioning of Boards of Directors. Patrice spent over forty years in diverse corporations, in Europe and in South Africa, driving the strategy and implementation of beneficial and sustained transformation.


His formal education and vast business experience are combined with a passion for mentoring and learning. In 2010, he established Board Whisperer, a private practice focusing on making younger leaders board-ready, forming professional Boards and assessing innovatively the performance of Governing Bodies.

Perrin Carey

Member of the Technical Committee

Perrin is founder and CEO of CoSteer. He had an extensive corporate career and is a highly experienced, professionally qualified Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) with a Post-Grad in Corporate Governance.


He is lead researcher at CoSteer and presents regularly as part of the Good Governance Research forum on complex organisational systems and culture. He is a qualified teacher, seasoned conference speaker and is passionate about changing the narrative surrounding governance, risk and compliance and their integration with organisational culture.

Peter Vuong

Member of the Technical Committee

Dr Peter Vuong is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University, where he has worked for the past 15 years. His teaching portfolio is diverse across many business subjects, but in recent years he has focused on teaching accounting and financial planning at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Peter holds a PhD in Banking and Finance from Monash University. His research interests include Corporate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Socially Responsible Investing, Financial Crises and Contagion, and Personal Finance. Peter was previously the Course Director for the Bachelor of Commerce and currently is the Director of Education at Deakin’s Integrated Reporting Centre.

Rachael Johnson

Member of the Technical Committee

Rachael Johnson is ACCA’s Global Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance for Policy and Insights. She has over two decades of experience analysing and writing about a wide range of risk and governance topics from risk modelling and scenario analysis to responsible investing and due diligence.

At ACCA, Rachael produces related research, thought leadership, and continuous learning for members and partners around the world. As the secretariat of ACCA’s Global Forum for Governance, Risk and Performance, she also advocates and provides comments for consultations on risk and governance matters, including ESG. In 2021, she set up ACCA’s Forum for Chief Risk Officers and Heads of Risk, which meets virtually every month.

Additionally, she is a member of Accountancy Europe’s (AcE) Corporate Governance Policy Group and serves on the Business at OECD (Biac) Corporate Governance Committee.

Ramani Hariharan

Member of the Technical Committee

Co-Convenor of the Materiality Practice Group

Ramani Hariharan is a certified Non-Executive Director and is passionate about integrating talent, technology and tenaciousness to solve complex business & societal problems. His experience and capabilities are related to creating value through the development of and investment in capital assets. Ramani is adept at forming collaborative partnerships and joint ventures among diverse shareholders and stakeholders; he has utilized this experience to develop asset-based solutions for the decarbonisation of industries and is currently working in the sustainable agriculture space.

Ramani has worked in the energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors across the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and currently in Europe (UK, France and Western Europe). His critical thinking and problem-solving skills are rooted in his engineering education. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, a Master of Science (M.S) in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) license from Ontario, Canada. He has completed an executive AI Program with Oxford University, U.K.

Reinushini Chandrasegaram

Member of the Technical Committee

Reinushini Chandrasegaram is the Chair of Professional Development of the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD) and CEO of RC Compliance Consultancy, a boutique compliance advisory firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with international reach. 

As Chair of Professional Development of MACD, she facilitates programs for Directors as a speaker, moderator and panellist at conferences and events organised by MACD and other professional bodies. She is a Policy Committee Member of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI). 

Reinushini is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO), with an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK. She is a Certified Integrity Officer (CeIO), certified by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and an appointed facilitator for the Securities Industry Development Corporation, the training and development arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia. She is an alumnus of the International Anti-Corruption Association (IACA), Austria

Robin Gilbert-Jones

Member of the Technical Committee

Robin Gilbert-Jones is one of the co-founders of Vukani Impact Collective, an Impact Advisory Cooperative leveraging the values of co-creation and original thinking to collectively transition to a collaborative and regenerative global economy. Drawing on his experience in software product development, Robin co-designed Vukani’s flagship tool, the ESG Tracker, which empowers clients and partners to manage ESG risk and maximise positive impact across their operations. 

Robin has 12 years of experience as a research and stakeholder engagement consultant, with a particular focus on the developing world. Robin is skilled in data analysis and interpretation, research design, and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. He was formerly a Senior Research Analyst with Canadian research consultancy, GlobeScan, working across the sustainability, reputation, brand and stakeholder engagement teams. He holds an MA in Global and Comparative Politics, from the Queen Mary University of London.

As an independent consultant, he has mentored companies in integrating research techniques into their work to develop robust and evidence-based strategies. Robin has also worked as a consultant for the international tourism sector focusing on impact-based development methodologies and regenerative systems.

Rosemary Amato

Member of the Technical Committee

Rosemary Amato trained as a management accountant earning the CMA and CPA qualifications and raised to the rank of Vice President Controller for a large US Retailer after having also worked in manufacturing and distribution companies.


She then moved to a Big 4 where she earned her CISA and spent 20+ years in their Risk Advisory practice eventually becoming a Managing Global Director with responsibilities for the implementation of their first global reporting system which included digital delivery via a data visualization tool.


She is the owner of Romarat Consultancy which provides services to companies such as a boutique internal audit consulting firm in Malta, a large bank in the Netherlands, and a global Medical Devices company.


Rosemary has been a  board member of the Global Board of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), chairing the Performance Oversight and Audit Committee. She was the president of the Atlanta Chapter and helped co-found the Amsterdam Chapter.  Currently, she sits on the Technology Solutions Practice Committee as well as the Committee on Academic Relations, and the Sustainable Business Management Global Task Force.


She has also taught two classes of MBA students at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is one of the 28 co-authors of a new book: Ready for Female Leadership: The Future is NOW! 

Russell Price

Member of the Technical Committee

Russell is a renowned expert in Risk & Resilience with nearly 30 years of experience. He has played a key role in developing numerous standards with organizations like BSI and ISO, covering areas such as Risk, Resilience, Business Continuity, Legal Risk Management, Cyber Risk and Resilience, Travel Risk Management, and Compliance. He has chaired important committees, including the BSI Risk Committee for over 7 years and currently chairs the ISO Risk Management Committee.


Russell’s work goes beyond standards development. He is actively involved in various Risk & Resilience projects, ensuring they promote good practices and drive real-world performance improvements. His user-focused approach makes standards practical and effective.


Russell’s expertise is widely recognized, and he has contributed to national initiatives promoting risk, resilience, and security planning. He received the prestigious “BSI Leadership Excellence Award” in 2018 for his outstanding contributions.


As a sought-after speaker at international conferences and in the media, Russell advocates for the value of Risk Management, Security, and Business Continuity. His experience spans government agencies, regulators, public sector organizations, and a diverse portfolio of industry clients.


Russell focuses on helping organizations demystify Risk & Resilience Management and develop practical approaches to drive performance. He provides pro bono consulting services to charities, NGOs, and SMEs, demonstrating his commitment to supporting organizations in need.

Sarah Lokman

Member of the Technical Committee

Sarah Lokman is the Head of Sustainability at Greenomy, a role she has held from the company’s inception when she and Alexander worked together to craft a vision for Greenomy and train a diverse and experienced team. Her responsibilities include leadership and steering of the Sustainability Team, which houses the company’s Regulatory Watch, the Greenomy Academy, and its Global Outreach initiative. Sarah is a specialist in EU sustainable finance legislation and holds expertise in the EU Taxonomy, CSRD, and SFDR.
Prior to Greenomy, Sarah held several positions as a Risk and Actuarial Consultant in the financial services industry across Europe, and is a subject-matter expert on implementing financial and non-financial risk regulations. Sarah served major names in this industry (a.o. BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole S.A, HSBC UK & France, TSB, Belfius, AXA, ING NL & BE) in large-scale compliance and regulatory projects. Sarah demonstrates leadership skills by heading cross-disciplinary teams to improve capacity and generate value for industry stakeholders while maintaining high professional standards.

Sazini Mojapelo

Member of the Technical Committee

Sazini Mojapelo is currently the Chairperson of the Board of the Southern Africa Trust and is on the board of Save the Children South Africa and the National Business Initiative as the Chairperson of the Finance and Risk committee. She has an extensive understanding and experience in the management of not-for-profit governance and organizational systems that drive sustainable growth.

She is an accomplished and highly qualified sustainability professional having worked in Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank Group as the Managing Executive responsible for Corporate Citizenship, sustainability, and community Investments. In this role, she was also the CEO of the Absa Foundation Trust and Managing director of the ABSA Africa Foundation special purpose vehicles set up to drive investments and partnerships.  She successfully led the Bank’s social investment strategies for multiple countries on the continent, collaborating with the UK, Americas, and Asia Pacific, managing a budget of over R2.1 billion during her tenure.

Sazini holds substantial expertise in developing impact strategies linked to ESG, creating shared value, employee engagement programmes, social inclusion and justice, stakeholder engagement and management. Highly competent at interacting with internal and external stakeholders and an expert in maximizing stakeholder relations, which has resulted in an overall improvement in performance and productivity. In addition to the 18 year’s experience, Sazini is a Harvard business school alumni having obtained a business leadership qualification and has a master’s degree in development studies, an Honors degree in Social Transformations and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Industrial Psychology.

Sean Lyons

Member of the Technical Committee

Sean Lyons is internationally recognised as an author, pioneer, and thought leader in the value preservation and corporate defence space. His influential book Corporate Defense and the Value-Preservation Imperative: Bulletproof Your Corporate Defense Program has been critically acclaimed by a host of distinguished corporate commentators. As the architect of the cross-functional discipline of corporate defence management (CDM) he is widely regarded as the foremost authority in this emerging field. Sean is acknowledged as the pioneer responsible for proposing the umbrella term “Corporate Defence” to represent an organisation’s collective programme for self-defence, and also for being the first person to propose the extended “Five Lines of Defence” oversight model. He has spoken as a subject matter expert on value preservation at lectures, seminars, and conferences in Europe, North America, and Asia. With over three decades experience in this area, he is a firm advocate of the requirement for value preservation to play a more prominent role in corporate purpose and corporate strategy.      

Senem Tanju

Member of the Technical Committee

As a managing partner at Sachi Consultancy, Senem provides specialized leadership and guidance to help organizations integrate sustainability into their entire lives. With over 19 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Senem has developed and led global sustainability approaches focused on ESG planning, reporting, and auditing, as well as HSE and quality management systems. Senem is a GRI certified sustainability professional and a legally approved safety expert trainer with NEBOSH and A class certifications.


Senem is passionate about creating sustainability roadmaps that empower organizations to design their tomorrow for today and for the future. She has extensive experience in performing and providing HSE risk assessments, working on HSE projects, and establishing HSEQA management systems and documentation. She has also enriched her skills and knowledge by obtaining environmental consultant certification from the Ministry of Environment and ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 45001 auditor qualifications. 

Sheena Mudgal

Member of the Technical Committee

Sheena Mudgal is a qualified Chartered Accountant who completed her studies at the University of the Witwatersrand and her articles at Barloworld Limited. In 2016, she joined the Group Sustainability team at Barloworld Limited where she got exposure to an array of non-financial reporting (including GRI, Integrated Reporting, CDP completions and other non-financial indices). Sheena also played an instrumental role in the implementation of multiple non-financial reporting systems within the Group.


Sheena then joined Massmart as the Integrated Reporting Specialist in March 2019 and was promoted to the Integrated Reporting Senior Manager. She is responsible for the publication of the Integrated Annual Report, as well as interim and year-end results presentations and press releases.

Sifiso Skenjana

Member of the Technical Committee

Sifiso Skenjana is the founder and managing director of ESG Analytics – a sustainability research and advisory business. He is also currently the business show host of PowerBusiness on Power987. Sifiso is a development economist, policy advisor, radio broadcaster and strategist having also previously held positions as the Chief Economist and Executive Head of Research and Strategic Advisory at IQbusiness, with broad experience in management consulting, asset and investment management and research and economic advisory experience across various sectors and sub-industries having also worked at Monitor Deloitte, Nedbank and Stanlib. 


He has been a keynote speaker at various international conferences including for the Zambia Institute of Marketing and Malawi Marketing Institute. He recently returned from Turkey, Istanbul an invitee for a global residency programme dealing with SDG, Sustainability and Cross-Sectoral Programme Design


He has 13 years of industry experience and is an international and frequent speaker at various seminars and conferences as a subject matter expert/thought leader on the micro and macro economy and broader economic development topics. He has also recently served on the Ministerial Task Team for a Post-COVID economic recovery stream for the Department of Telecommunications and Digital Technologies. He is a columnist for various business and economic publications and is also a regular commentator on various TV and Radio platforms

Sonia Zugel

Member of the Technical Committee

Sonia Zugel, Founder and CEO of ESG Playbook, a cloud-based technology solutions platform for ESG and sustainability reporting. ESG Playbook has 9 reporting modules including ESG Report Builder, Carbon Reporter, Benchmarking for Topics Reported, Materiality Matrix, Supply Chain Reporter, Portfolio Management, EU Taxonomy, and SFDR Reporters as well as a goals module. Zugel keeps up with all the major ESG reporting frameworks and regulations.


Sonia also serves on the board of ZAIS Group Holdings, an alternative credit manager with ~$6 billion in Assets under Management. Previously, Ms. Zugel was the owner and manager of Ramanessin, LLC, where she competed for Ireland and trained a string of high-bred horses in international dressage.

Prior Sonia was Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Claire’s Stores, an international public retail accessory company with ~$1 billion in revenues (2015). Sonia holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts from Chadwick University.

Srobon Banerjee

Member of the Technical Committee

Srobon is a Board Member and Senior Vice President of Operations at Grand View Research Inc (GVR). He is an accomplished ESG professional with over 15 years of experience in leading global cross-functional ESG teams, including ratings, data and sustainability consulting. He also pioneered multiple innovative ESG solutions catering for the global investment community, corporates and tech firms. 

Srobon assisted a few of the renowned global ESG firms in institutionalizing offshore data centres across the world and has been a key member in driving awareness among Indian private companies towards sustainability reporting.

His current role includes developing and institutionalizing GVR’s Astra-ESG product line, and supporting multidimensional clientele across various ESG functions, including climate tech support, materiality assessment, thematic studies, and portfolio management, among others. He also manages the Good Governance initiative within GVR, including maintenance of policies and standards, global certifications, compliance and corporate sustainability reporting. 

Before his current role, Srobon worked with GlobalData Plc in setting up their ESG alternative data product line. He also worked with SG Analytics in India to build their sustainability service business line. Srobon also was part of Solaron, which was acquired by Sustainalytics.

Stephanie Bertels

Member of the Technical Committee

Stephanie Bertels is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability and the VanDusen Professor of Sustainability at SFU’s Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada.  


She also founded and leads the Embedding Project, a global public-benefit research project collaborating with leading global companies across a range of sectors to develop practical tools that help them embed sustainability into their decision-making. Stephanie regularly supports companies, executives, and boards helping them to deepen their understanding of sustainability and take credible action as they embed sustainability into their decision-making.

Tariro Mudzamiri

Member of the Technical Committee

Tariro Mudzamiri is an ESG and Impact Analyst with over 10 years of experience in various sectors of the broader sustainability industry. Drawing on the IFC Operating Principles of Impact Management he is currently specializing in impact assurance and verification working primarily with impact investors.

Tariro’s professional background is in investment management where he worked as an analyst ensuring the integration of ESG standards in the investment process and everyday business practices. He has also worked as a social impact consultant and gained particular experience in financial inclusion and the development of sustainability strategies for several JSE-listed financial services providers. He has also carried out extensive research on human rights for private equity fund clients.

Tariro is also a freelance writer on ESG issues and his work has appeared in various publications, including The Huffington Post, Moneyweb, and Business Day. Tariro holds an MA in Journalism and Media Studies and a BCom (Hons) in Economics, both obtained from Rhodes University, South Africa.

Tim Siegenbeek van Heukelom

Member of the Technical Committee

Tim Siegenbeek van Heukelom is Chief Impact Officer at Socialsuite. As the domain-expert on ESG and sustainability he guides and oversees the development of Socialsuite’s ESG and sustainability measurement and reporting platform.
Since 2020, Tim has led the development and growth of Socialsuite’s ESG software. He designed the company’s ESG-starter solution to help small caps identify, focus, and report on the most significant and urgent sustainability issues relevant to their business and stakeholders.
Sustainability and social impact have always been central to Tim’s career, from his first job at the World Legal Forum, to serving as strategy and sustainability consultant for top-tier resource companies. He brings over a decade of sustainability experience driving ESG strategy, programs, and reporting for organisations in public, private, and social sectors across Europe, North America, Africa, and Oceania.
He holds two law degrees (LLB, LLM) from Utrecht University, a degree in peace and conflict studies (MA) and a doctorate in food security (PhD) from the University of Sydney.
Tim holds several sustainability accreditations and certifications and serves on multiple sustainability and climate-related advisory and technical groups. He is co-founder and chair of For Wild Places; a not-for-profit pioneering the use of sports activism to protect wild places under threat.

Tom Birmingham

Member of the Technical Committee

Tom Birmingham is a dynamic governance, risk & compliance thought leader experienced in developing and implementing integrated risk management systems for several national and international utility and energy companies. With a successful 30-year career in the energy sector, Tom is currently focused on the energy transition, including standing up risk-based, data-driven, sustainability and climate action programs.

Prior to his retirement from the private sector, Tom was Emera Inc.’s Vice President, Corporate Compliance, where he took a leadership role in designing and implementing Emera’s new integrated corporate compliance risk management system. This position included board-level line-of-sight for its 10 operating affiliates located in Atlantic Canada, New England, Florida, New Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Tom is currently principle at TRB Consulting, Inc., and lends his reputation and expertise in several capacities. Examples include as a consultant and community organizer in the energy, environment, and land use sectors. Among his official duties, Tom consults with energy companies to address emerging reputational and compliance risk driven by climate change. He also Chairs his local Energy Advisory Committee as well as Sustainability and Climate Action Planning Committee, and is Commissioner on his local Conservation Commission.

Tom is LPEC Certified, Co-Chairs the Committee of Chief Risk Officers’ Energy Transition Working Group and is a founding member of the Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable. He has also been a long-term member of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and the Open Compliance and Ethics Group.

Tina Mavraki

Member of the Technical Committee

Tina Mavraki is a Chartered Director with the UK Institute of Directors with global multifaceted governance and ESG experience. She is a seasoned non-executive board director of energy and metals conglomerate Mytilineos SA. She serves on the Audit & Risk, Remuneration & Nominations, and (until recently) Sustainability Committees, pioneering strategic ESG initiatives.

Tina has deep ESG expertise, currently advising UK policymakers on climate governance through the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. She produced for the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development an ESG governance manual for banks and private equity funds, respectively. She runs strategic ESG, fraud prevention and business development initiatives for the US$ 8.5 billion US commercial lending fund White Oak Global Advisors. She has produced the ESG strategy, policy and execution frameworks of smaller asset managers. She possesses climate adaptation expertise, as co-author of Moody’s e-learning course “Climate Risk Fundamentals”.

Tina has had a senior 24-year executive career in global capital markets with Morgan Stanley and Citi, in investment management with Barak Fund Management and Gemcorp Capital, and physical supply chains with Noble Group. Tina has advised the State of Maharashtra, India, on renewable policy and solar tariffs. She holds a BA and MA in Philosophy Politics & Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Finance from the London Business School. She is a CFA charter holder.

Tobias Maximilian Wildner

Member of the Technical Committee

Tobias Maximilian Wildner started his career as an Investment Banker and Risk Advisor for Goldman Sachs in London and New York and successfully established several companies and built his investment portfolio mainly within the global renewable energy sector.


Besides his investment activities, Tobias currently provides his expertise and knowledge within Sustainable Finance & Regulation to the Value Balancing Alliance (VBA), the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) as well as the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).


Mr Wildner is a Chartered Banker and holds several academic degrees and qualifications from leading German and UK universities within Business Administration, Banking & International Finance as well as International Law and Ecology.

Tracy Gordon

Member of the Technical Committee

Tracy Gordon is one of the leaders of the Deloitte UK Centre for Corporate Governance and specialises in corporate governance matters. She regularly presents to clients on the latest governance and corporate reporting developments at the Deloitte Academy in London plus one-to-one with client boards and audit committees.

Tracy is the author of Deloitte UK’s series of governance publications and also undertakes benchmarking exercises for many companies keen to meet current standards for best practice and bespoke training for board members new to the UK governance framework or needing a refresher on the requirements.

Tracy was one of the lead authors for the recent Deloitte Insight article ‘Tectonic shifts: How ESG is changing business, moving markets, and driving regulation’ and was also involved in Deloitte’s Global research piece ‘The Audit Committee Frontier: Addressing climate change’.

She is also the executive officer for the UK Audit Committee Chairs’ Independent Forum.

Travis Miller

Member of the Technical Committee

Travis wrote the book on building corporate Supply Chain Compliance Laws and Regulations for the American Bar Association.


Travis has implemented software enabled supply chain risk management programs for over 600 of the largest global durable goods manufacturers. With this background, he is recognized as one of the foremost geopolitical experts focused on international trade, supply chain compliance, and ESG risk mitigation.


His career has been focused on expanding global sales, SaaS licensing, private equity investment, public company filings, patents, data governance/privacy, and supply chain management.


His specific regulatory specialties include:

  • securities transactions;
  • bringing international solutions to the US, commercial contracting;
  • cyber security/privacy law (NIST/GDPR);
  • global trade management; ESG disclosures, product laws (RoHS/REACH/TSCA/Conflict Minerals); 
  • corporate social responsibility/corporate ethics.

Tula Dlamini

Member of the Technical Committee

Tula is a social, politics and policy analyst, researcher, and strategic stakeholder relations professional, with extensive broadcast journalism, technical operations, production, and transmission. He has held several senior television broadcasting management and journalism positions, served as a tenured senior university journalism lecturer and unit coordinator. He holds a senior manager position in group stakeholder relations and public affairs at one of the top four financial institutions in South Africa. His academic and professional qualifications range from post graduate studies in Journalism and Media Studies, Advanced Professional Television Technical Operations, Management and Leadership. Tula has published in reputable journals and academic reviews. He is enthusiastic about examining the business and environmental impacts on society and the integration of strategic stakeholder engagement, environmental and governance policy. In short, Tula is committed to social transformation and sustainability.

Victoria Hurth

Member of the Technical Committee

Victoria is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a Visiting Fellow of The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. She has a Master’s in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa and a PhD in Sustainable Business Strategy from Exeter University, UK.


Victoria was the Technical Author for the first national standard in Purpose-Driven Organisations (PAS 808:2022) and co-led the 5-year development of the first global ISO standard in Governance of Organizations (ISO 37000:2021) for which was awarded ISO Excellence and BSi Creativity in Standards awards. She also co-led the 1 year ISO ad-hoc group scoping standards on Indicators for Governance (TC309/AHG5). Victoria is a regular UNCTAD review panel member for ISAR Honors and was a member of the UNCTAD/UNEP Task Force developing a methodology for SDG indicator 12.6.1 and a member of WBCSD’s working group on Governance.  She is the academic lead for Common Ground Research Network’s Climate Change theme and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Scientist’s Warning Foundation.  She co-designed, and is the Head Tutor of CISL’s 8-week online course ‘Sustainable Marketing, Media and Creative’


Victoria has over 20 years of experience in marketing, management and sustainability, having previously worked for 3M and Accenture with companies including Marks and Spencer, Cancer Research, and J Sainsbury and developing theory as an Associate Professor of Sustainable Business and Marketing. She is currently employed as Non-Executive Director at the Soil Association Certification Ltd previously for family hardware retail chain FTB Lawson Ltd. Victoria is a Chartered Manager and Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has published research papers and thought pieces in journals including Nature Climate Change, Energy Policy, The New Scientist and Sustainable Development and was co-editor with Iain Stewart and Stephen Sterling of a Frontier’s special issue on Re-purposing Universities for Sustainable Human Progress. 

Wendy Van Rensburg

Member of the Technical Committee

Wendy van Rensburg is a seasoned corporate sustainability professional with 14 years experience in designing and implementing large scale social and environmental portfolios. Prior to her appointment as ESG Officer for EIMS Africa she was a Senior Sustainability Specialist at The Shoprite Group.

Wendy is passionate about creating shared value for business and communities – previous projects demonstrate her appetite and capacity in realising triple bottom line return on investment within the context of the circular economy. She has an immense amount of experience in embedding goals and ensuring alignment of ESG outcomes with growth objectives of a business.

Wendy holds a BA (Value & Policy Studies) and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and she is a professional musician. These two worlds collide and bring both a structured and creative approach to ESG strategy development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

William Frater

Member of the Technical Committee

Advisory Committee Co-ordinator

William is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s African Leadership Initiative (a network of business, development and government leaders in East, West and Southern Africa, which are all chapters of the Aspen Institute). He has a Professional Governance Practitioner certification from Govern for Impact and has completed his RE1 and RE5 FSCA Regulatory examinations. 


William’s interests are orientated towards the ethical use of institutional funds through responsible ownership and the extension of their investment universe to sectors of the economy that can offer capital preservation and returns, while generating employment and improved social and environmental welfare. His preference is for bottom-up approaches that empower and enable people to contribute to improving their own lives and those in their community.


As a generalist, William understands that there are many approaches, dynamics and issues that need to be understood to enable this to take place. His understanding of governance, investment, business management, legal systems, planning, community issues, labour, environmental issues, eco-system services, institutional structures, politics and development assists him in formulating his views.

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