Reporting 3.0 Steering Board
Peter Teuscher, Managing Partner, BSD Consulting
Peter has been working in the sustainability domain as an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. He founded trading company gebanallc, co-founded BSD Consulting and initiated information and collaborative platforms such as Social Management Systems SMS, Sustainability Compass and Reporting 3.0. As a Managing Partner of BSD Consulting he contributes his extensive experience in working with big multinational and smaller companies on strategy and sustainability management within a cross-cultural and international context. His main areas of work are strategy deployment and stakeholder engagement, sustainability communication and sustainable supply chain management. Peter has a Master’s degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and a Business Engineer’s degree.
Claudine Blamey, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Sainsbury’s
Claudine is Group Head of Corporate Responisibility and Sustainability, Sainsbury’s. She is also the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), the UK’s first professional body for everyone working in CR and sustainability. Before joining The Crown Estate, Claudine was Head of Sustainability at SEGRO and before that Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land. Her first CR role was as Environment Manager at Honda. Claudine has a Masters Degree in Environmental Management and Legislation from Brunel University and a BSc Honours Degree in Environmental Control from Greenwich University. Claudine was previously a Board member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Chair of its Policy and Communications Committee.
“I have no doubt that the way companies disclose information is changing. Reporting impact on all the capitals that an organisation relies on makes complete sense and I believe we will see more of this happening in the near future. Reporting 3.0 is providing the platform for this movement to take place faster and I am excited to be part of the steering board and play my part.”
Mairead Keighter, Reporting Program Manager, Shift
As an Reporting Program Managerwith Shift, Mairead manages the reporting program, overseeing the growth and application of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. Prior to joining Shift, Mairead worked for 19 years in the information and communications technology sector in Europe in both strategic and operational positions. For Microsoft, Mairead was Corporate Affairs Manager in the company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs division, focused on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Within this role Mairead coordinated across 28 subsidiaries to engage with governments and bring a consistent policy and corporate social responsibility strategy to life. She participated on behalf of Microsoft in multistakeholder initiatives on key topics linked to business and human rights. Prior to this role, Mairead worked in marketing for Microsoft, where her key responsibilities included developing and managing engagement programs, training initiatives and marketing campaigns in support of the large network of partners across the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region. Prior to Microsoft, Mairead worked in Business Development roles for Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq.
“Engaging in the Reporting 3.0 ecosystem provides a great opportunity to accelerate integration of human rights into the core of the broader reporting agenda, spurring the transition to a business climate that incentivizes and rewards enhanced human rights practice”
Brendan LeBlanc, Partner Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY
Brendan is a Partner in Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY, with more than 20 years of experience working with global public and private companies to provide financial and non-financial advisory, reporting and assurance services. He is a subject matter professional on corporate social responsibility metrics, reporting and assurance and led the first full sustainability assurance engagement in the US. Brendan brings extensive experience in implementing sustainability initiatives into internal balanced scorecards utilized to drive executive compensation. He also brings significant experience leading and coordinating several sustainability risk assessments, conflict minerals engagements and sustainable sourcing reviews, including working with some of the leading manufacturers on sustainable sourcing programs, values-led sourcing programs and numerous third-party certification schemes. Brendan serves as EY’s representative on the: • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Working Group • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Board, Education and Assurance Committees • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – North America Organizational Stakeholder Group • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Liaison Delegate • His participation with these organizations provides the opportunity to help set the direction and provides our clients with leading-edge perspective on the direction of these global trends.
“Reporting 3.0 plays a vital role in advancing the world of disclosure by envisioning the next necessary steps for reporting to actually fulfill its promise of spurring an economy that truly serves people, prosperity and planet. My particular interest, since I first heard about the Platform, has been in helping R3 activate evidence-based stakeholder advocacy that uses data from corporate reports to contextualize the sustainability of company performance.”
Sarah Grey, Reporting & Assurance Advisor, Global Sustainability, PwC
Sarah is Reporting & Assurance Advisor, Global Sustainability, PwC. She was instrumental in establishing PwC’s global Integrated Reporting Network and led thought leadership programmes, including World Watch magazine, the Hundred Group Briefing and Board Radar. From 2000 to 2005 she led the pan-European IFRS Transition market development programme. Sarah was previously the editor of the ICAEW’s Accountancy magazine (International Edition) and worked briefly in television and advertising after graduating from Manchester University with an honours degree in American Studies. Sarah loves theatre and founded a touring theatre company and performed with the National Youth Theatre in the 1980s, but these days she sticks to the audience.
Stephen Russell, Senior Associate, World Resource Institute
Stephen leads the Corporate GHG Accounting Project at WRI, which seeks to develop (inter)nationally recognized best practices for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management for organizations. He is currently managing projects in Brazil and elsewhere to create GHG measurement tools for agribusiness. He has led the development of a GHG accounting protocol for the US public sector (subsequently adopted by US federal agencies under EO 13514) and various accounting protocols and tools for specific industrial sectors, including the Chinese coal-fired power sector and metals production. Stephen has also assisted the creation of the GHG Protocol Brazil Program, a voluntary, corporate GHG reporting program in Brazil. Stephen previously conducted academic research on ecology and population genetics. His research fields encompassed the spread of invasive species in the Caribbean and southern Africa, population demographic analysis, and speciation. Stephen spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher with the Max-Planck Research Society in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and a BSc. (Hons.) in Biology from the University of York (England).
Paul F.M. Hurks, RA Director International Affairs, NBA
Paul F.M. Hurks RA (1958) is a Dutch Chartered Accountant (RA), Director International Affairs at NBA Amsterdam (Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants) since 2007. Current capacity at NBA covers international accountancy relations, international accountancy education as member of the Common Content Steering Group (harmonizing European Accountancy Education), sustainability and integrated reporting and assurance, and PAO capacity building (long term projects/relationships with developing Professional Accountancy Organizations in collaboration with IFAC PAODC). For Sustainability Reporting and Integrated Reporting, the capacity includes providing facilities for discussion platforms and best practice development, both for reporting and assurance. Paul participates in (inter)national working relationships with IIRC (Business Network), Accountancy Europe, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, CSR-Netherlands, IUCN and True Price, Reporting 3.0 and the Community of Practice for IR-education in close collaboration with large audit firms, public sector, oversight, sustainability sector and the IAASB-Working Group. In former capacities Paul has been a practitioner in the Netherlands for 25 years for audit clients, partly with KPMG and partly as a founding partner of Omnyacc Accountants (a local medium-sized practice). Paul served furthermore in international and national capacities as quality control inspector (for auditing practice and accountancy education), lecturer and consultant in the field of audit and quality control and lecturer Financial Auditing & Assurance for postgraduate accountancy education at VU University Amsterdam and University Maastricht.
Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact
Laura started her career in 1993 as Finance Auditor in PWC Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1997, she joined Aguas Danone Argentina as Sales & Marketing Controller. She became Financial Controller in Villa Alpina (Groupe Danone) in 1999. In 2003 she moved to France as Sales & Marketing Controller for the World Wide Waters Division. In 2006 she accepted a position at Corporate level where she acted as Investors’ Relations Officer
She later became VP Finance Nature in 2009, in charge of developing and deploying the environmental reporting for the company, including the CO2 accounting system.
In March 2014, Laura was appointed Corporate Social Responsibility Director, and as of May 2016, she became Sustainability Integration Director, in charge of coordinating sustainability governance, animation and sustainability reporting at corporate level.
Since January 2018 Laura is seconded to the UN Global Compact where she serves as Senior Advisor on sustainability reporting issues.
Keith Ambachtsheer, Founder, KPA Advisory Services
Keith Ambachtsheer has been recognized as the globe’s number one knowledge broker in institutional investing and is known for his ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to pension design, governance, and investing issues. Since its 1985 inception, KPA Advisory Services has been a trusted incubator for new thinking in the field of pensions. CEM Benchmarking Inc., co-founded by Keith in 1991, has earned a reputation as the premier global benchmarking organization in the pensions and investments industry.
In addition to being closely connected to the business side of the pension and investments industry, Keith has strong ties to its related fields in academia. aiCIO named Keith one of the globe’s “10 Most Influential Academics in Institutional Investing”, and he has helped guide the discourse in the field through a variety of academic positions, including Founding Director (Emeritus), International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), University of Toronto.