Thursday, November 18, 3:30am - 4:30am (EST)
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What are the key points that NEDs should be considering? What are the implications of growing global awareness of ESG? What are the some of the things NEDs should be thinking about as governments start taking more steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Jonathan Farr is Senior Policy Analyst for Climate Change in WaterAid’s Global Policy Team – working on boosting finance for climate adaptation; long term threats to water security; community resilience; and thirsty cities.
Prior to joining WaterAid Jonathan was First Secretary for Climate Change at the British Embassy in Beijing working on Emissions Trading, Clean Transport, and the Low Carbon Economy. Jonathan has also covered the climate science, nuclear energy and renewable energy briefs as press spokesman at the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS), as well working in external communications for the Foreign Office, Department for International Development, and the Downing Street Press Office.
Emma joined Aviva in October 2021 as Director of Workplace Savings and Retirement business, with the accountability to deliver the best possible outcome for over 4 million customers/members and their £81bn of assets as they save for and access savings in later life. Emma is also the Chair of the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association; having previously chaired the PLSA’s Policy Board since 2018.
Before joining Aviva, Emma held the position Head of DC at Legal & General Investment Management, where Emma was primarily responsible for developing LGIM's DC business and Investment Strategy. Joining LGIM in 2014 from Mercer where she held the position of Partner and Head of Mercer Workplace Savings. Previous roles in Emma’s career include the Head of DC Sales at BlackRock and Head of DC Pensions at Threadneedle Investments.
All told, Emma has more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, graduating from Trinity College, Oxford, and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School via a Women in Management Scholarship from the Guardian.
Outside of work, Emma loves to visit the theatre, as her husband is a theatre producer. Her family gets to see a lot of shows!
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