October 18th, 2023 | 155 Bishopsgate | London




October 18th, 2023 | London


Meet Our

Industry-Leading Speakers

Confirmed Lineup
Richard Barker
Richard Barker

Board Member | IFRS (ISSB)

Richard Barker was appointed as a full-time member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in June 2022, effective 8 July 2022. Before joining the ISSB, he served as deputy dean and professor of accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK. In this capacity, he led Oxford Saïd’s sustainable business initiatives. He has published a wide range of academic research papers on accounting and sustainability disclosures. He has chaired the expert panel of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) and served as a member of several committees and bodies focused on corporate reporting in the UK and Europe, including the UK Corporate Reporting Council (UK accounting standard-setter), the Financial Reporting Advisory Board and the European Accounting Association’s Accounting Standards Committee.

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Harold Pauwels

Director Standards | Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Harold is a driving force behind the development of the GRI Global Sustainability Reporting Standards. With a passion for transparency, he has led the charge in enabling organizations to openly communicate their economic, environmental, and social impacts. Through a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach, he has pioneered a framework that not only highlights these impacts but also underscores his commitment to the reduction of carbon emissions.

James Chamberlayne

Director of Sustainable Finance Program | CDP

As Director of CDP’s Sustainable Finance Program, James works with global financial institutions, large corporates and supply chains to leverage innovative financing solutions to drive impactful environmental disclosure. Prior to this, James led the UK and Worldwide Supply Chain team at CDP, working with global organisations to engage their supply chains. James has a background in international development, working in India and Africa to measure, manage, and understand the synergies between social and environmental risks, with a particular focus on tropical agricultural value chains.

Yogesh Tikmani
Yogesh Tikmani

Director of Finance | PepsiCo

Yogesh is an accomplished ACCA member and Chartered Accountant with a distinguished track record, including winning the Global Prize in September 2020. A dedicated fintech enthusiast and robotics developer, I possess 14 years of extensive global experience across developed and emerging markets within multinational organizations. His expertise spans Controls, Financial Planning, Project Management, Shared Services, Commercial Operations, Internal Auditing (SOX & COSO), Financial Reporting (US GAAP), Hyperion, Financial Analysis, People Leadership, Business Strategy, Transformation, Statutory Compliance, and SAP – SD implementation.
Colin Seward

Chief Sustainability Office (CSO) - Technology and Data Lead | Cisco

Colin Seward is an IT Leader in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and global lead for the Cisco on Cisco Program, leading work around Sustainability in IT. As a member of the Cisco UK and Ireland Board Colin also advises on various industry forums. Colin joined Cisco in April 2000 and during his career at Cisco he has been the IT Service Owner for several different IT functions including Network Services, End User Computing, Communication and Collaboration, Cloud Productivity Applications and Application Development.
Helle Hommelgaard Herk-Hansen

Vice President Environment | Vattenfall

Helle has leadership experience since 2009 in: Strategic Planning and implementation, Change Management, Corporate Governance, Operational Excellence, Executive Advisory, Project Portfolio Steering and Project Management, Regulatory Analysis, and leading major corporate business initiatives whilst working with Sustainability, Environmental Management, Health and Safety, Supply chain ethics, Public Affairs and Risk Management in the Energy sector. Experienced in stakeholder management and European Union lobbying activities, Helle’s particular focus is on relations with politicians, NGOs, investors, customers, and peers. Helle holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, she acts as a strategic and environmental advisor in both national and international steering committees, project groups, and governmental initiatives.

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Geraldine Lin Bagger

Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Communication | DLF Seeds

Geraldine is an experienced sustainability professional with a strong background in sustainability business engagement, specifically focusing on water and climate agendas. With over 10 years of expertise in this field, she brings valuable insights to a wide variety of sustainability focussed subjects. Her academic education at Cambridge University further enhances a strong knowledge and ability to address pressing environmental challenges. She is  a impassioned about driving positive change and creating sustainable solutions, making a significant impact in the field of sustainability, and driving sustainable actions.

Victoria Cobos
Victoria Cobos

VP Operations | Deckers Brands

Victoria Cobos is a Supply Chain Leader with extensive experience in managing end to end value chains and transformation programs. Also, Victoria is proud of being recognized as a champion for equality, teamwork, innovation and talent development, proven by an international career in the CPG industry as a business partner to commercial functions, enabling profitable growth and leading network strategy, change programs, cash management and third party relationships.

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Oliver Hurrey

Ambassador and Board member | Sustainable Procurement Pledge

During my 25 years of global career in Innovation, R&D and ESG I discovered my purpose to grow brands through sustainable innovation. A strong combination of business and technical acumen enabled me to drive a positive impact for Lipton, Magnum, Hellmann’s, Tazo, Pukka and Knorr.
In charge of Sustainability and Science for a global leader in healthy beverages I commit to grow the world of wellbeing. The role allows me to unleash the power of science, nature and entrepreneurship. Our business pioneers innovative solutions in circular packaging, health benefits from plants and with best sommeliers deliver 100bln cups of delicious wellbeing annually. Combination of planet, health and community benefits lies at the heart of regenerative growth loops; the term I apply to promote net positive business model.

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Eliza Mahdavy-Turcat

CSR Director | Enedis

Eliza is the Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance Performance (ESG) at the EDF Group's Impact Department. My responsibilities include overseeing ESG data, current and future ESG reporting (NFRD and CSRD), and managing relations with non-financial rating agencies and socially responsible investors. I collaborate with the Finance Department to develop sustainable financing tools, such as green and social bonds, taxonomy, and impact credit lines.
Previously, she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Groupe Support Services (G2S), an EDF Group subsidiary, where she co-led finance and CSR efforts. During her time there, she established the subsidiary's Board of Directors, chaired the CSE and CHSCT, and implemented profit-sharing and social agreements, including those on remote work and employing senior employees on fixed-term contracts.and led transformations to ensure a fair and inclusive transition.
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Andrew Bolitho

Associate Director Net Zero Lead for Responsible Business | Mace

Andrew Bolitho is a seasoned expert with over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable energy and environmental policy. Throughout her illustrious career, she has played a pivotal role in shaping and negotiating UK energy policies, serving as a bridge between blue-chip clients and the UK Government. His relentless commitment to sustainability has been a driving force behind Mace’s efforts to transition towards a greener and more environmentally conscious future.