This one-hour, expert-led webinar will delve into California’s sweeping climate measures that strike ahead of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s long-delayed announcement of its final ruling and what businesses can do to prepare.
The recently-approved California Climate Acts; the Climate-related Financial Risk Act (SB 261) and the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (SB 253), are part of a wider global regulatory movement driving rigorous climate and, increasingly, nature reporting from businesses – and they cannot be ignored.
The webinar, which follows the publication of our most recent Transition Risk Series discussion paper, ‘California Climate Acts: what you need to know’, will consider:
– The business impact and reach of the California Climate Acts
– How the California Climate Acts align with other global reporting requirements
– Steps that companies can take now to get ahead
Thursday 7th March, 8AM PT (4PM GMT)
Director, Programs and Advisory, Competent Boards
Ayman is an experienced and well-regarded sustainability leader in the corporate sector. He holds expertise in advising and managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks for business and leading on and integrating responsible business initiatives into company strategies and operations.
Before joining Competent Boards, Ayman served and led the Canadian chapter of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. He successfully connected Canadian companies and other organizations in a global movement dedicated to driving corporate sustainability using the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Assistant Vice President, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA
Dana Davis is an Assistant Vice President with WSP USA’s Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change (SECC) team bringing over 18 years of experience in relationship management, project management, and risk reduction problem-solving across all levels of public and private organizations. As a Project Management Professional (PMP) and consultant, she collaborates with clients and partners to initiate and execute projects and engage with a diverse group of stakeholders. Her technical areas of experience include environmental management; sustainability; climate risk and adaptation; Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) alignment; disaster planning and response; compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; and safety and health. She has a Masters from Duke University, and Bachelors of Art from the University of California at San Diego.
Climate Policy Lead, Risilience
Andy is Climate Policy Lead at Risilience, with a focus on the policy response to climate change and its impacts on transition risk.
Before joining Risilience, Andy was based in the Cabinet Office where he worked on the negotiation strategy for the UK’s Presidency of COP26. Prior to this, Andy worked in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on energy security and decarbonisation policy. Before entering the Civil Service, Andy worked in a range of environmental- and renewables- focussed roles, including consultancy, and in planning and development at Lightsource BP.
Andy holds an MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy from SOAS, University of London. He also holds a BA (Hons) in German and Dutch and an MA in Town and Regional Planning, both from the University of Sheffield.
General Counsel, Risilience
Eric is Risilience’s general counsel. Working remotely from the San Francisco Bay Area, he is responsible for the company’s global legal requirements. Eric joined Risilience after 15 years as a general counsel, including 10 years with Risk Management Solutions where, in addition to having led its legal services team, he also headed the company’s information security, regulatory teams and communications teams, and managed the company’s London and Zurich offices.
Prior to going in-house, Eric was a partner in the DC offices of the global law firm, McDermott, Will & Emery, where he acted both as a litigator and lead negotiator on a range of technology transactions.
Eric’s specialty is in technology transactions; however, he also has a broad range of experience in other disciplines, including corporate and employment law, privacy, information security, litigation, and regulatory practices.
An active mentor, Eric currently works with university students through the ScholarMatch programme
Eric is a member of the District of Columbia and California bar associations.