I understand that the landscape of risks and opportunities is vastly different today to what it was even just a few years ago. Businesses are already being disrupted by the impacts of climate change and the transition to a net zero emissions world. Looking ahead, risks and liabilities abound over short, medium and long term time horizons. I help clients navigate this dynamic risk landscape and heightened regulatory and investor expectations on climate change.
Based in London, I am a member of MinterEllison's market-leading Climate Risk Governance team. We are unique in approaching climate and environmental issues squarely through an economic and commercial lens. As an Australian-qualified lawyer, I provide climate and environmental-related risk management and disclosure advice to corporations across a diverse range of sectors and federal, State and local government entities. I help companies implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and integrate climate risks assumptions into the financial statements.
While I have a laser focus on risk and liability, I also help clients to be part of the solution to these complex global challenges, by aligning business models with the goals of the Paris Agreement or to progress the UN Sustainable Development Goals. I am passionate about the role of lawyers to address these challenges and am a member of the Steering Committee of The Chancery Lane Project, a solutions-focused pro bono collaboration among the global legal profession to re-wire contracts and laws to tackle climate change.
As the part time Executive Director of the non-profit Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative, I lead a collaboration between civil society, academia and corporate lawyers. Since its launch by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in 2015, the CCLI has been at the forefront of legal research and stakeholder engagement globally on the intersection of financial risks arising from climate change and biodiversity and the legal implications under companies and securities laws.
With degrees in law, finance and philosophy from Oxford University, Monash University and the Australian National University, I bring an inter-disciplinary skill-set to complex systems challenges. I am a core team member of the Oxford University Sustainable Law Programme and a member of the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. I teach executive education on climate risk and climate liability at Oxford University and am regularly invited to speak at conferences and events internationally