Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, City Hive
Chair of the Report Review Panel 2020-2021 reports, 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.
Formerly Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestlé
Panel member 2019-2021 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 2020-2021 reports
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.
Sustainability and climate change specialist
Panel member 2021 report
Dr Renard Siew has served as a Climate Change Advisor with CENT-GPS and was the Co-Chair of the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Working Committee as well as UNEP-FI’s Collective Commitment on Climate Action. In 2020, he was appointed an SDG Champion-Climate Action by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He was accepted into the Forbes Fellowship Programme and attended the inaugural UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019. Renard is part of the facilitation team at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL). He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Sustainability for UNITAR and Visiting Professor of the Swiss School of Management.
Prior to this, he was involved in the implementation of the sustainability agenda for a number of public-listed corporations and was a researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). Renard is a graduate of The University of Cambridge and UNSW. He has served as a working group member for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and is a Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (SuRe) Stakeholder Council member.
Elizabeth M White
Elizabeth M White,
Sustainability and Development Impact Lead, International Finance Corporation
Panel member 2021 report
Elizabeth is an international development expert working with the public and private sector in how to identify, measure and achieve environmental and social sustainability objectives. Her current focus is on unlocking business investment and de-risking markets in a way that leaves the environment and society better off, and economically sustainable. She leads the integration of climate change, environmental and social sustainability into IFC’s impact investing framework including measuring development impact of investments at the project and market level.
Previously, Elizabeth was the Principle Strategist for ESG risk management and advisory solutions in emerging markets, and global program manager for the Natural Capital Program which facilitated the development of the Natural Capital Protocol. She also held positions at the World Bank, leading country strategy development, working with governments on national economic growth and sustainability strategies, and bringing results-based measurement and management to WBG operations. Elizabeth sits of several boards where she advocates to increase the visibility and value of nature as part of public policy, academic curriculum, and business decisions.