Mardi McBrien

Mardi McBrien

Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Mardi McBrien is the Managing Director at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). For over a decade she has played a leading role in driving the integration of climate and environmental information into corporate reporting with the same rigour as financial information, globally. Prior to CDSB, Mardi has enjoyed an eclectic career which has seen her lead flagship environmental campaigns for WWF to working on the United Kingdom’s carbon market policy for their Department for Energy and Climate Change and public private partnership management for the UK timber supply chain, amongst other challenging roles. Mardi is a member of the UK Financial Reporting Council Advisory Panel, a fellow of the RSA, and has participated in a number of industry related advisory boards and committees as part of her role at CDSB, including the IFRS Foundation Technical Readiness Working Group for the new International Sustainability Standards Board, GRI Stakeholder Council, Corporate Reporting Dialogue, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) and the IIRC Council. Originally qualifying as a forester and environmental scientist (Melbourne University) and agricultural economist (SOAS), she volunteered as a trustee of one of the oldest environmental NGO’s in the world, the International Tree Foundation, and a founding Board member of WOCAN – Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. In her spare time Mardi enjoys collecting and drinking gin, open water swimming and exploring new places with her young daughters.