Vice President, Sustainable Futures
Courtney Elizabeth Stipe Holm is the Vice President of Sustainable Futures at Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The firm is a diverse organization of nearly 350,000 team members in more than 50 countries. Holm, who has 22 years of experience, is a respected global senior executive driven by her passion for helping international organizations to become more sustainable. She is also a noted public speaker who has delivered many speeches at summits and conferences worldwide, including COP 27 and 28, the World Climate Summit, University of Exeter, SAP Sapphire, Nyenrode University. Notably, Holm established Capgemini Invent’s UK sustainability offering. She also co-developed Capgemini’s Champion Network in collaboration with the University of Exeter, with 550 people trained in one year. Holm graduated from University of Wales with an MBA and from Saint Joseph's University with an undergraduate degree in English language and literature.
Boston Consulting Group
Managing Director & Senior Partner
David Young is Managing Director and a Senior Partner for Boston Consulting Group, where he leads the firm’s total societal impact, ESG, and sustainability strategy. Young is a Fellow of the BCG Henderson Institute (BHI), where he leads research on Sustainable Business Model Innovation and the agenda for BHI’s Center for Climate & Sustainability. He is a member of BCG’s Climate & Sustainability Practice and Social Impact Practice. He engages with governments, companies, and investors across industries and geographies on sustainability strategy, advantage, and innovation. Prior to rejoining BCG in 2016, Young served as the Global COO of World Vision International, accountable for its community development, humanitarian, microfinance, technical, and administrative operations enabled by 41,000 staff in over 80 nations, contributing to the well-being of 150 million of the world's most vulnerable children. Young co-chairs the executive committee for the UN's Connecting Business Initiative, which brings corporations into emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Young is a member of the boards of KickStart International and the World Humanitarian Forum. He earned a master’s in systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s in physics, mathematics, and religion from the University of Mount Union.
Global Climate Leader
Emma Cox is the Global Climate Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she drives the delivery of a client-focused global climate strategy. Previously, Cox led PwC UK’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice, with a team of over 100 U.K.-based sustainability and climate change experts advising public and private sector clients in the U.K. and internationally on sustainability, development, urbanization, and climate change-related issues. In her current role, Cox leads network-wide priorities for the development of leading-edge propositions, assets, and tools; climate upskilling of all PwC employees; and climate-related engagement in key platforms, including the WEF, WBCSD, SBTi, SMI, and UNFCCC COP. An engineer and accountant by training, her previous roles included setting up PwC’s structuring services practice, Head of People for the firm’s Advisory business, and UK’s Head of Purpose, where she had oversight of the internal UK corporate sustainability team, including implementation of the firm’s net zero pledge. Cox oversaw PwC's work with the WEF IBC on Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism and is the liaison delegate for PwC with the WBCSD. She is a Trustee of the UK’s PwC Foundation and was a founder member of PwC UK’s Diversity council.
Arthur D. Little
Hasan Shafi is a Partner with Arthur D. Little, working in its global Energy and Utilities practice. Shafi has 25+ years of professional experience across consulting and industry, with deep experience in energy, resources, chemicals and asset intensive industrial sectors. Shafi is a results oriented business leader, who shapes growth and value creation strategies, and delivers sustainable outcomes through large scale transformation and execution. In the sustainability space, Shafi has been supporting government ministries to help set their net zero ambition and worked with the likes of World Government Summit (in UAE) on reports related to net zero. Furthermore, internally within ADL, Shafi has been part of the team shaping ESG strategy and initiatives. Prior to joining ADL in the Middle East, Shafi was a Partner with Kearney and a Principal with Bain & Company in the Asia Pacific region (in particular Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia). Shafi was also a member of the executive team of a listed (ASX, NZX), global specialty chemicals company out of Australia. While Shafi is from Sydney, Australia, he has been working globally across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Shafi has a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey), MBAE from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of Newcastle (Australia).
Global Lead Partner United Nations. Senior Partner Sustainability
Jacques is a senior partner at Deloitte with more than 30 years' experience in advising Global clients. Currently he serves as the Global Lead Partner for the United Nations system and selected (international) clients. In this role, Jacques is privileged to focus on SDG impact, Climate and Sustainability and Technology solutions (AI and innovation). Jacques is also a proud founding member of the Chapter Zero Netherlands initiative. In his role, Jacques is a senior advisor and supports organizations in their transformation to become more responsible businesses. His focus areas are governance, strategy and risk management for clients with a specific focus on International Development, Climate & Sustainability and Sustainability Technology. With more than 30 years in professional services at Deloitte, Jacques has broad experience in advisory roles in the fields of Digital & Innovation, Financial & Operational Risk Management and delivery of strategic and operational advice. During his distinguished career in professional services he advised clients in Government & Public Sector, Financial Services, Technology, Media, Telecom, Industrial Products and Services and Automotive. Next to that Jacques was the Project Advisor to the World Economic Forum on their ‘Risk & Responsibility in a Hyper connected World’ initiative for several years.
UK Sustainability and Climate Change Partner
Katherine Lampen established Deloitte’s UK Sustainability and Climate Change Services team. She has over 25 years’ experience advising clients on navigating the complex transition to a more sustainable world. Lampen has been instrumental in the design and development of Deloitte’s capability to serve clients in this space advising clients across all industries on sustainability strategy, operational transformation, compliance, reporting and assurance. She leads a number of high-profile engagements supporting companies to set their direction and pace in relation to sustainability. Lampen has more recently spearheaded the development of Deloitte’s European Sustainable Finance practice, supporting financial services clients to respond to the ever-changing sustainability regulatory landscape and need for capital reallocation to address the planet’s sustainability challenges. Recent highlights include the end-to-end transformation of a global asset manager to meet net zero ambition, scenario analysis and target setting for a global bank and sustainability and product innovation strategy for a global insurer. Lampen has a Masters in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics.
Senior Managing Director
Chris LeWand is a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Corporate Finance Segment; the Global Power, Renewables, and Energy Transition (PRET) Leader; and a member of FTI Capital Advisors. LeWand is recognized as a Global Leader in Who's Who Legal's Energy Expert ranking and was also named to the A Word About Wind List of Top 100 Most Influential in the North America Power Industry. LeWand has assisted on well over 100 power and renewables projects, including many of the industry's seminal events. He has served on boards, acted as a board advisor, and taken roles as interim management such as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, and Private Equity Fund Managing Director for multibillion-dollar enterprises. The result is fiduciary, consulting, and advisory services which come from the perspective of someone who knows what it means to be held accountable for critical decisions, has the rigor required to generate the greatest likelihood of success, and knows the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards. LeWand began his career in the audit and management consulting practices at Arthur Andersen and PwC. He earned an MBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a bachelor of science in business administration from Villanova University.
Senior Managing Director
Bob Hirth is a Senior Managing Director of Protiviti, a global business consulting firm that operates in more than 25 countries. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of global internal audit and a member of the firm’s six-person executive management team for the first ten years of Protiviti’s development. Notably, Hirth was appointed to the standard setting board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) upon its formation in 2017 and served as Co-Vice Chair of the board until August 2022 – when SASB was acquired by the IFRS Foundation. He also chaired SASB’s Technology and Communications sector committee. Among his awards, he is a 2021 NACD Directorship 100 Governance Professional honoree. During his career, Hirth has worked on assignments and made presentations in over 20 countries, serving more than 75 organizations. He has worked closely with board members, C-suite executives, university professors, finance and accounting personnel – as well as public accounting firm partners and employees. Hirth started his career in public accounting and became a global equity partner at Arthur Andersen in 1988. In 2013, Hirth was inducted into The American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. Hirth graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a concentration in accounting.
Global Sustainability Lead
Richard Forrest is the Global Sustainability Lead for Kearney, where he helps clients navigate the biggest challenge of their time, which is also the biggest opportunity. He has more than 25 years of experience across the energy and chemicals sectors globally, and he is a longstanding advocate of energy transition. Forrest has successfully led numerous high-profile initiatives for leading companies, in particular driving high-impact global transformation, large-scale mergers, and distinctive strategy. He led Kearney’s global energy practice for six years, with a focus on helping clients address energy transition. During this time, he established the Energy Transition Institute within the firm and created a technology start-up (EV8) to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. He is now Chairman of the Board of both the A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute and EV8 Technologies. Prior to Kearney, Forrest worked as a senior engineer for KBR and as an engineer for Bechtel Corporation. He served as a global board member at Kearney for six years on all committees, and he is currently the M&A Chair on the firm’s global leadership team. He earned an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and a master’s in chemical engineering from the University of Nottingham.
Chief Climate Scientist, Climate Enterprise
Stephen Ambrose has been a meteorologist, physical scientist, and program manager in his federal and private sector career. He has directed teams and groups in the development of science and technology research, data management, and applications in Earth Science. After 35 years of Civil Service work related to meteorology, climatology, and applications at NOAA, at the Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service as Director of the National Wetlands Inventory Center, and at NASA Headquarters, he retired in 2014 from Federal Service. From 2014, he worked in private industry as Program Manager and Director supporting NOAA, NASA – and the EPA missions in operations, research and development. Ambrose currently leads the growth of the SAIC Climate Enterprise program office, supporting federal, industry, state, and local customers as well as utilizing SAIC’s deep experience in science and technology for solutions to benefit society. Most recently, under Ambrose ’s leadership, SAIC received a 3 year NASA grant to study the impact of Artificial Intuition to better understand wildfire risk. He received a B.S. in General Physical Sciences from the University of Maryland. Later, Ambrose did his graduate studies in geography and climatology at the University of Maryland, Geography Department.
Vice President and Global Head of Domain & Consulting
Susan Kenniston is the Vice President and Global Head of Domain & Consulting of Wipro, an organization that extends across over 60 countries, backed by a workforce of 250,000 employees and strategic business partners. Kenniston has 30+ years of industry and consulting experience building and delivering global solutions. She is recognized as a Sustainability/ESG thought leader in the industry given her decade of experience building, leading, and delivering sustainability solutions across industries and integrated with capabilities. Kenniston began her career in 1990. She brings to the table her vast experience in Strategy & Operations, Data & Analytics, Supply Chain and Enterprise Architecture. This is based on her years working in Telecom, High Tech, Footwear and Apparel and Consulting. Kenniston earned her MBA MIS at University of Colorado and her BA in Env Sciences at University of Denver.
Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services
Thibaut Millet is a Partner in the Climate Change and Sustainability practice at EY. With a 20+ year legacy in sustainability and ESG services, EY combines deep technical skills across a breadth of business issues to help businesses create value for sustainability as well as help sustainability create value for business. Working in this way ensures we help protect and create value for business, people, society and the world as a whole and build a better, more sustainable working world. Millet has over 23 years of management consulting experience and was a pioneer in integrating sustainability considerations in business strategy. He started to help clients develop and implement sustainability transformation programs back in 2005. Since then, he has been a trusted advisor to leading clients in a wide variety of sectors, such as: Power & utilities, Manufacturing, Mining & Metals, Transportation, Financial Services including Pension funds and large Asset owners, as well as Consumer products & Retail. Millet led EY’s Climate Change & Sustainability services team for many years, building it into one of the largest and most successful teams of dedicated sustainability practitioners in Canada. Millet graduated from McGill University with an MBA and from Ecole des Mines (France) with an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering.
Americas Chief Sustainability Officer
Velislava Ivanova is an expert in sustainability with over twenty-five years of wide international experience in developing and implementing sustainability strategies and programs for large multinational corporations from a variety of sectors including energy, manufacturing, retail, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Ivanova has guided a wide range of client organizations on embedding sustainability across their value chains and products. Ivanova has a proven track record in working successfully with senior executives in large and complex organizations to set sustainability ambition and goals and improve business performance. Ivanova’s work has given her the opportunity to manage complex environmental programs for private, IFI, and governmental clients. As a leader, Ivanova has positively transformed the long-term value strategies of businesses based in the USA, Canada, Bulgaria, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania, and Belgium. She has successfully led professional practices and teams in several leading global consulting companies. Ivanova is committed to being an inclusive leader, fostering a collaborative environment to develop diverse talent, innovative ESG solutions, and supporting the transition to a low-carbon and circular economy.
Global Sustainability Leader
Will Jackson-Moore leads PwC's Global Sustainability team and is based out of London. This represents all of the firm's sustainability related client services across the network. He is responsible for their investment into their sustainability teams, technology, alliances and methodologies. At PwC, the organization's purpose revolves around building trust in society and addressing significant issues. The network comprises firms across 152 countries, boasting a workforce of nearly 328,000 individuals who are dedicated to providing excellence in assurance, advisory, and tax services. In his prior role as Global Private Equity and Sovereign Investment Funds Leader, Jackson-Moore supported large PE and Sovereign & pension funds on their deals, ESG and net zero strategies. In previous roles he has worked with Global PE and Corporate clients on their largest and most complex M&A projects. He was also Managing Partner for PwC in the Middle East Region based in the UAE.