Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, City Hive
Chair of the Report Review Panel 2020 report, panel member 2017-2019 reports
Mandy is an advocate for transparency and inclusion, having co-founded City Hive to be a network for change in how financial industries address diversity in their own operations and the businesses they invest in. She liaises with global reporting and standard-setting bodies to raise standards of disclosure on non-financial factors and to integrate them more closely with financial considerations.
Previously, as Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability at the PRI, Mandy held investors in more than 50 countries to account in requiring reporting on their use of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision making. And as Associate Director at the Maplecroft consultancy, she led research projects for multi-sector clients in developed and emerging markets, advising on risk management and sustainability issues.
Senior Director, Oil and Gas Program, Ceres
Panel member 2017-2020 reports
Andrew Logan is a director with Ceres, a coalition of non-governmental organisations and institutional investors representing more than $23 trillion in assets. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.
Since joining Ceres in 2002, Logan has worked with investors to engage the oil and gas sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, carbon asset risk, biodiversity and water.
Logan has a background in corporate strategy from his work with Bain & Company, a leading management consultancy.
Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Future Innovation Center
Panel member 2017-2020 reports
Wu Changhua has been a China sustainability policy and partnership specialist for 25 years. She now leads China and Asia strategy for the Office of Jeremy Rifkin in Maryland, USA, with a particular focus on smart and clean cities. A social entrepreneur, Changhua specialises in clean technology innovation and talent development.
Wu Changhua formerly led The Climate Group’s operations and strategic development in the Chinese-speaking world. Prior to this, she was China CEO of ENSR and Director of China Studies at the World Resources Institute. She holds two graduate degrees, one in law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the other in environmental policy from the University of Maryland.
Formerly Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestlé
Panel member 2019-2020 reports
Hilary is a senior global public affairs professional with expertise in creating shared value.
In her previous role at Nestlé’s global headquarters, Hilary was the Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement. She was a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board Technical Working Group. She was also a board director at the International Cocoa Initiative.
Hilary has extensive experience in global public affairs including advocacy, policy setting, supply chain, sustainability and reporting.
CEO, Pillar Two
Panel Member 2020 report
Vanessa is a recognised global corporate sustainability expert. Originally an anti-trust lawyer, she was a Legal Advisor to the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights. This included being part of the core team drafting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Vanessa has also worked with businesses from multiple sectors and advised other key global business and human rights initiatives including the Institute for Human Rights and Business, where she is a research fellow. Vanessa managed implementation of Rio Tinto’s human rights programme for 7 years. In 2018 she founded Pillar Two, an advisory firm helping business to manage their human rights risks.
Vanessa holds various expert advisory roles including as a Board Member of the Global Compact Network Australia and Chair of its Human Rights workstream and Modern Slavery Community of Practice, as well as a member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure updating the GRI’s human rights reporting standards. She has been appointed to several Australian government advisory groups including the Governance and Advisory Board to the Australian National Contact Point.
Vanessa’s qualifications include a Master of Laws from Harvard University.
Founding Director, Human Rights and Business Initiative, University of California, Berkeley, Chair of the Report Review Panel 2017-2019 reports
Co-Founder and Principal, Article One
Faris Natour is an internationally recognised expert, with more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of business and human rights. Natour leads the Human Rights and Business Initiative at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, driving research and collaboration and teaching business and human rights in the MBA and undergraduate business programmes.
In 2015, Natour co-founded Article One, a business and human rights consultancy advising corporate and institutional clients on how to embed human rights in business and institutional operations. Before this, he spent 10 years at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in San Francisco, California, where he led BSR's global human rights practice as managing director.
Natour has an LL.M. in International Law from George Washington University Law School, Washington DC, and a law degree from Universität Regensburg, Germany.