Director of GHG Protocol Initiative, World Resources Institute
Pankaj Bhatia is the director of the GHG Protocol Initiative workstream within WRI’s Climate, Energy, and Pollution Program (CEP). He is a leading expert on GHG Protocol Standards and tools, particularly in the area of corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting.
Mr. Bhatia’s work responsibilities include: overseeing the development of GHG Protocol product life cycle and supply chain inventory accounting standards; establishing GHG Protocol partnerships and programs in collaboration with businesses and governments in key developing countries; and providing advisory services in the design of emissions registries in the U.S. and internationally. From 1998 to 2000, he was vice president of Tata Energy & Resources Institute, a not-for-profit research organization based in Arlington, Virginia and affiliated to The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India.
Honorary Vice President, International Emissions Trading Association
Previously, as international climate change Director for the UK Government, he oversaw the UK’s role in the international negotiations, in the G8 (especially as Prime Minister's special representative during the UK G8 Presidency in 2005) and in other forums. Henry has been closely associated with the development of greenhouse gastrading in the UK and Europe from its earliest days. He previously had responsibilities for all aspects of climate change and sustainable energy in the UK as well as air quality and industrial pollution control. Before that, he was an international corporate finance executive at a major investment bank.
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a non-profit business organization of major companies and the leading voice of this community on emissions trading, whose goal is to ensure that the objectives of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and, ultimately, climate protection, are met.
Dr Rodney Irwin
Managing Director, Redefining Value & Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Rodney Irwin is responsible for a portfolio of projects designed to advance corporate reporting taking sustainable development into the mainstream reporting of an organization. He is the link between WBCSD members and standard / regulation setters and he is leading projects in risk management, taxation, mandatory reporting and is developing education programs designed for senior finance staff.
Rodney is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a Certified Fraud examiner, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and a Specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and a member of the IIRC’s Working Group.
Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA
Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk
Mindy S. Lubber is President of Ceres, a nonprofit organization that leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity.
Mindy also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of over 100 institutional investors managing $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.
Executive Director, The Climate Registry
David is a proven senior executive with experience as COO, CEO and Director on several corporate Boards. As Executive Director of The Climate Registry, David is responsible for providing strategic direction; liaising with state and provincial Board members; and overseeing The Registry’s program, services and staff. He also serves as co-director of the Northern California chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs.
In his previous position, David oversaw U.S. business development for a leading carbon management organization, and prior to that was an entrepreneur in the high tech sector, founding and/or leading innovative internet start-ups. David has an MBA from Oxford University and is based in San Francisco.
Acting CEO, The Climate Group
Damian is Acting Chief Executive Officer at The Climate Group and a member of the senior management team. Previously, he was Director of Strategy & Planning Coordination. He joined The Climate Group in 2008.
Over the last five years Damian has led the organization’s international climate policy work, covering a range of issues including the UN climate negotiations, international aviation emissions, climate finance and tracking policy in the US, India and China.
Prior to joining The Climate Group, Damian was a foreign policy analyst for New Zealand’s diplomatic service, dealing with international multilateral trade and climate negotiations.
He holds a degree in applied science and a masters in international relations.
Richard Samans (Chairman)
Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum
Richard M. "Rick" Samans is Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, overseeing the Forum’s policy and public-private partnership initiatives as well as its relations with international organizations, governments, NGOs, unions and other non-business constituencies. In addition to helping to shape the global-issues content of Forum summits, he played an important role in developing the organization’s portfolio of multi stakeholder projects, which now engage over 300 Forum member companies in action- or policy-oriented work with experts from official, civil society, academic and other institutions. Mr Samans was also the founding Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute.
Chief Executive Officer, CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)
Paul has been at the forefront of CDP's expansion since its inception in 2000 and has led CDP from a climate specific focus into other environmental areas. He previously worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Ltd, the International Society for Ecology & Culture and is a former director of the Social Venture Network. Paul sits on the advisory panel of Guardian Sustainable Business and the Global Stranded Assets Advisory Council for the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.
As Technical Working Group Chair, Gordon is an observer on the Board.
Gordon Wilson is Senior Manager at PwC's, a multinational professional services network headquartered in London. Prior to joining the Performance Assurance team, which specialises in assurance over non financial information, he worked for KPMG in their Sustainability Services team and within the Retail, Consumer and Industrial Markets audit practices. Gordon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and had a role as Project Consultant for HRH The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project during 2008 and 2009. He advises and provides assurance to a broad range of large multinational corporates over their management and reporting of environmental and social metrics as well as running PwC's Building Public Trust Awards for Sustainability Reporting.