Ben has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate affairs, branding, sustainability and reputation adviser and is used to working within an international environment, advising senior management on a broad range of strategic and operational issues. Ben ensured that sustainability and climate change considerations were embedded into the business model at Heathrow, while at Carlsberg he implemented a global stakeholder engagement programme which assessed, among other aspects, reputation and ESG. Ben has built up a broad range of industry experience, including power, mining, transport, FMCG, financial services and international development, and has lived and worked in South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Denmark.
Ben has previously held senior positions at CDC Group, Heathrow Airport and Carlsberg Group and has a BSc from London University.
After 20 years’ advising businesses on their capital markets’ responsibilities and having completed numerous financial transactions, Fergus started to focus on ESG, recognising that this was becoming an area of increasing source of risk and opportunity for organisations. Fergus has become a key commentator and adviser on ESG matters within the City and among financial institutions. His industry experience ranges from the consumer and retail sectors to banking, financial services, utilities and mining, advising organisations in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and North America. He has lived and worked in the UK, Africa and France.
Fergus was previously President of Kreab Gavin Anderson and has a BSc from Edinburgh University.
Climate Risk & TCFD
Anj is a global risk management professional with extensive expertise in managing physical, liability, supply chain and financial risks in global organisations, including those emanating from corporate governance. Anj has hands-on experience of implementing TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures), which included materiality assessment, scenario planning and forward looking medium to long-term strategic and financial impacts. Anj has previously worked with global organisations such as Aon, DHL and RSA Insurance Group in various strategic development and client management roles.
Anj has an MBA from Henley Business School and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA. Anj is currently pursuing a masters in Green Economy and Sustainable Finance.
Carbon Accounting & Strategy
Anu is a visionary climate action & sustainability expert who has an exhaustive understanding of the mechanism required to create real business value from socially and environmentally responsible business strategies. Anu has been involved in over 400 projects and has served as an advisor to international organizations in Europe, Asia & Africa, including the United Nations.
Sustainability Strategy & Reporting
Alex helps companies around the world achieve value and efficiencies from clear advice on sustainability strategy and reporting, materiality assessment, stakeholder engagement, and training. He has extensive experience in developing carbon strategies for clients and supporting on aspects of TCFD, such as science-based targets, materiality assessment or reporting. With over 25 years’ international experience, Alex has advised clients across the automotive, construction/built environment, digital infrastructure, maritime, agribusiness, mining & metals, paper & pulp, waste/circular economy, energy, food & beverage, transport, financial services and manufacturing sectors.
Alex previously worked for PwC, AEA Technology, DNV GL, Two Tomorrows, and ADAS and has a MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management.
Sustainable Supply Chains
Louise has more than 20 years’ experience working with organisations to integrate the principles of sustainability into management and strategy. Her work focuses on development of sustainable sourcing programmes for agricultural ingredients and supply chains, including strategy development, risk assessment and supplier engagement. She has worked with leading brands in the food and agriculture sector including Coca-Cola, Tate & Lyle plc, and APP Indonesia and with companies from other sectors including Johnson Matthey and Reckitt Benckiser. She was also technical advisor to development of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative’s FSA3.0 Verification Audit framework.
ESG Governance & Due Diligence
Emma has over 25 years’ expertise in corporate sustainability strategies, compliance and management systems, capacity training, sustainable finance and environmental, health, safety and social (EHSS) due diligence auditing. Emma has worked globally with industrial and commercial clients in a variety of sectors and has also been consultant to law firms, private equity firms and banks in the context of due diligence assignments.
Purpose & Culture
Cindy is a senior adviser to high-profile UK and multinational organisations, particularly those undergoing change or looking to achieve the next level of business performance. Her counsel helps leaders align their complex stakeholders needs, ensuring their purpose, strategy and culture are connected, and supported by their employees and key stakeholders.
Reporting & Regulation
Harry has a strategic understanding of the way in which stakeholder capitalism is shaping the future of corporate reporting and what this means for business. Among numerous assignments, he has helped the BSI repurpose their member engagement strategy and led on stakeholder engagement for the IIRC, the integrated reporting body. Previously, he has been Global Director of Brand and Corporate Reputation for the accountancy body ACCA.
Engagement, Measurement & Analysis
Madeleine advises senior management and Boards on stakeholder engagement, reputation management, and corporate narrative, and provides strategic advisory on communications issues including capital markets activity and crisis work. Madeleine’s experience includes in-depth stakeholder measurement programmes, stakeholder mapping, corporate profile raising, financial calendar management and transaction communications support across M&A, IPOs and fundraisings.
Madeleine, a Swedish national, has an International Business degree from the European Business School.
Employee & Stakeholder Engagement
Paul, a technology entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience, has developed an innovative technology platform which helps clients gauge and measure real-time sentiment, behaviour, engagement and culture across multistakeholder groups, providing real-time, continuous metrics, analysis and insights. The platform has been a valuable tool for companies building back better during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Lisa and her team generate original ideas to help clients communicate their stories clearly and memorably. Her work encompasses print and online communications and includes branding, presentations, moving image and dynamic, site-specific experiential design. With a track record of designing award-winning communications, the team specialises in brand positioning, investor relations, sustainability and internal communications.
Russell is currently Non-Executive Chairman, Hummingbird Resources, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Spectris and Independent Non-Executive Director of BDO LLP and Ricardo. He has previously held numerous senior advisory and non-executive directorship positions, including Aggreko, Heidrick & Struggles and numerous mining and mining-related businesses.
Russell spent over 20 years at ICI in various senior management roles before joining Anglo American where he became Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. He has broad international experience in business/strategy development, human resources, government relations and sustainable development.
Russell holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Durham.
Edward has held senior roles across diverse sectors including mining, oil and gas, communications, government and media. He specialises in reputation management and strategic communications; public policy and political risk; license to operate; strategy and governance and international economic development issues. He has extensive experience of working with governments, companies and civil society on the development of international best practices.
Among other responsibilities, Edward is currently Chairman of the Institute of Business Ethics; Principal Senior Adviser at Critical Resource Ltd; Board Member and Chair of the Programme Committee of Care International UK; and a Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management.
Edward was previously Senior Adviser to the World Gold Council and Executive Vice President, Anglo American, where he was responsible for communications, political risk, social development and the creation of and compliance with the Anglo American 'Good Citizenship' Business Principles. He was formerly Special Adviser to Rt Hon Douglas Hurd as Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary; Managing Director, Hill & Knowlton; and Executive Director, Corporate Communications for British Satellite Broadcasting
Edward graduated in Law at Oxford University.
As a senior adviser and a Director of Reputation Research at YouGov, Oliver has collaborated with members of the SIFA team for over five years. Oliver set up and continues to run YouGov's Reputation Research practice, providing international studies for governments, blue chips, and agencies, focusing on measuring and developing organisational reputation.
Previously Oliver set up a dotcom media business, and was a client-side researcher working with major media organisations including Channel 4, GCAP, mediaedge and The Guardian/Observer. Oliver has a Business Studies degree from Sheffield University and a post-graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.