Kate Campbell Communications, Community and ESG Reporting
Kate Campbell is Head of Communications, Community and ESG Reporting for Bravus, the Adani Group’s Australian mining, rail, solar energy and port business. Kate joined Adani in 2018.
Kate has worked in the resources industry for more than 20 years and is a director of the World Coal Association.
She previously worked for Shell, Santos and Glencore’s natural gas, coal and metals businesses. Kate is passionate about the benefits the resources industry brings to families and communities, and its role in improving people’s lives, particularly in the developing world, by providing critical energy and resources.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business Communication.
Roderick Cruz Managing Director | Chief Compliance Officer
Roderick Cruz is a Managing Director, head of compliance, and Senior Legal Counsel at RockCreek and is the Chief Compliance Officer of RockCreek (Canada) Adviser, Inc.
Before joining RockCreek, Roderick was the chief compliance officer at Perseus, LLC, a private equity adviser, where he concentrated on regulatory and compliance issues. Prior to this, he was in private practice, including as an associate at Dechert LLP, where he focused on private fund formation and counseling private fund advisers on compliance with, among other things, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, CFTC/NFA rules, AML, and privacy. While an associate in private practice, Roderick authored several articles on regulatory and compliance issues impacting private fund advisers and has been a panelist on regulatory developments.
Roderick holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Tufts University, a M.A. in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School. He was a member of the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law & Policy and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Corporate Law and in Legal Writing II.
Douglas launched Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC fifteen years ago. He advises clients on ESG/ sustainability-related compliance, risk, reporting and disclosures, and auditing. He is an author of COSO’s recently-published supplemental guidance linking the Internal Controls Integrated Framework to Sustainability Reporting. He was the senior environmental specialist on the Volkswagen Monitor Team. Doug supports climate-related risk assessment, GHG emissions inventories, ESG reporting and disclosures, internal audit (including second line) programs, and cross-functional teams. His 40+ years of experience includes six years at a Big 4 firm, nine years in industry, and a decade in environmental management consulting. Doug holds the FSA credential (SASB/ ISSB), CRMA (from the IIA), CPEA and Professional Enginer. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. See www.douglashileman.com.
Susan McNichols is a Project Consultant on the Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change team at WSP. With an educational background in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business with a focus on the value chain from the University of Cambridge, Susan supports WSP’s clients by providing strategic and analytical support. Specifically, she assists in the development of supply chain engagement strategies, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, GHG emissions reduction road mapping, client benchmarking, and strategic planning and goal development. Susan has experience in greenhouse gas accounting, specializing in scope 3, sustainable sourcing strategy development and implementation, product carbon footprint development, CDP, EcoVadis, strategic sourcing, and supply chain.
William Nelson is an Associate General Counsel at the Investment Adviser Association (IAA). For more than 85 years, the IAA has been advocating for advisers before Congress and U.S. and global regulators, promoting best practices and providing education and resources to empower investment advisers to serve their clients. The IAA’s member firms manage more than $35 trillion in assets for a wide variety of individual and institutional clients. Prior to joining the IAA, William served as Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer Advisors, one of the largest independent SEC-registered investment advisers in the US, where he served as the subject matter expert on all legal and regulatory compliance issues.
William previously served as Assistant General Counsel and Public Policy Counsel for CFP Board and has held multiple roles as an attorney with both the U.S. Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching securities law, previously taught at George Washington University Law School, currently serves as Co-Chair for the DC Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community, and serves as a member of the North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA’s) Senior Issues Advisory Committee.
William is regularly invited to speak at industry events, has been published in several scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, and his work has been cited in legal treatises and state and federal court decisions. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa, his JD with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his LLM from the George Washington University Law School.
Lindsey Rogerson a senior editor covering financial regulation at Thomson Reuters, based in London. She regularly reports on sustainability including efforts to enhance transparency and standardise data disclosure. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, in November 2017, she consulted on the impact of financial regulation for a number of private sector organisations. Lindsey is an expert in regulating in the interests of consumers. She served six years as a member of the UK Financial Services Authority’s Consumer Panel, latterly chairing its European Working Group and four years as a consumer representative on the Stakeholder group of the European Securities and Markets Authority. Lindsey is also an award-winning investment journalist. She has edited a number of investment publications as well as the financial section of Scotland’s national newspaper, The Scotsman.
Managing Director | Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
Steven Rothstein Managing Director | Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
Steven M. Rothstein is the founding Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets. Ceres Accelerator aims to transform the practices and policies that govern capital markets in order to accelerate reduction of the worst financial impacts of the climate crisis and other sustainability threats. Steven’s 40 years of experience will be critical to explore the most effective strategies for the Accelerator to focus on and move capital markets towards climate sustainability.
Steven has had a successful career starting, managing and growing several non-profit, social change and government organizations. After college he was one of the founding team of Citizens Energy Corporation, the world’s only non-profit oil company. This enterprise, and its related organizations, grew to provide tens of millions of service for low income and needy individuals through oil, natural gas, electricity, energy conservation, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy. After several years, Steven went on to manage a Massachusetts $300 million human service state agency’s programs and facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. He then started and ran Environmental Futures, a management and market consulting company serving a wide range of enterprises in the US and internationally seeking to grow their environmental work. He also ran the New England market for Constellation’s entry and expansion into this market as a successful electricity broker. His career also includes running the world renowned, Perkins School for the Blind, as well as Citizen Schools and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
He has worked at local, state, federal and international levels of government. Steven served on many non-profit and government boards. He has spoken and written extensively and worked with partners in the corporate, non-profit, government and philanthropy sectors.
Steven has a BA with Honors in Political Science from Williams College and an MBA from Northeastern University’s D’Amore - McKim School of Management. He also studied at Duke University’s, Institute of Public Policy. He and his wife, Susan, live in Somerville. They have two grown sons. He is currently on the Brady Campaign for Gun Safety Board and the Mass Civic Learning Coalition’s Steering Committee.
Aaron Rudd is a Vice President of Product Development within the ESG Practice at Broadridge Financial Solutions. He leads the product strategy for the firm’s ESG software and data products, helping to deliver solutions for corporations to benchmark, navigate and execute on their ESG programs.
For over two decades, Aaron has been delivering software, data, and service solutions to corporations globally. He has a multi-disciplinary background with specific experience in supply-chain management, risk management, compliance, health and safety, and sustainability. In 2016, he was recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a Provider Pro to Know and in 2017 helped lead a study with the National Safety Council on the Safety Benefits of Contractor Management programs.
International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation
Neil Stewart is the New York-based Director of Corporate Outreach for the IFRS Foundation, which houses the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the newly created International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the SASB Standards and the Integrated Reporting Framework. Neil joined SASB in 2020, bringing more than 25 years of experience in and around investor relations and corporate governance. Previously at Citigroup as VP IR Advisory on the ADR team, helping non-US issuers develop IR and ESG strategies, Neil is a board member of NIRI NY, the New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.
Reem Tanta Lead Advisor, ESG Strategy and Reporting
Reem Tanta is an ESG Lead Advisor with WSP and an ESG instructor with Mount Royal University. Her key areas of expertise include sustainability and ESG compliance, ESG materiality assessment, and ESG strategy development and reporting. Reem has 20+ years of experience in Canada and globally. During the last five years, Reem provided ESG strategic advisory and reporting services for mining corporation in the USA, Canada and Argentina and has provided similar services to the INGAA Foundation in the USA and multiple energy developers in Alberta and BC. For the 15 years prior, Reem provided socioeconomics and sustainability regulatory advisory services for mega ESIA projects in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She is a certified/licensed environmental professional by Eco-Canada (EP), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); and the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Framework (ENV SP).
Nakis Urfi was the Compliance Officer & ESG Leader at global digital health company, where he was responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of compliance activities related to the growth of Babylon's products and services, which include digital/AI health, telehealth, and value based care offerings. Additionally, Nakis led ESG strategy and efforts.
Nakis has worked in various capacities throughout his career including contracting as a federal regulator and consultant to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), compliance officer, privacy officer, and attorney.
The mission of Geert Vermeulen is to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. Geert is specialized in establishing and improving ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption, third party due diligence and whistleblowing programs in specific. In 2016 he founded ECMC: Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting. ECMC provides compliance training, consulting services and external ethics & compliance management. In 2020 Geert launched his second company called ‘The Integrity Coordinator’. This company is an independent, external coordinator of whistleblowing procedures.
Geert regularly speaks and writes on ethics and compliance. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University. When he won the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled ‘the compliance guru’.
Geert obtained most of his experience in-house as the Global Head of Compliance of Damco, the freight forwarding arm of the AP Moller Maersk Group, and Chief Compliance Officer of Aon EMA. At Aon, he was also a member of the corporate social responsibility committee of the Dutch organization. He served as one of the Directors of the Netherlands Compliance Institute and has been the President of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association, where he founded the expert group on Financial Economic Crime. He is also a member of the expert groups on Culture and Behavior and on ESG.
Hilary Wandall Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Dun & Bradstreet
Hilary Wandall is the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. She leads the company’s global compliance and ethics program and manages the regulatory legal teams responsible for corporate compliance, data and product compliance, and privacy and data protection.
Hilary has a multi-disciplinary background in law, ethics and compliance, biomedical science, strategy, and product development. She joined Dun & Bradstreet in 2021 after five years at the privacy solutions provider, TrustArc, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel. Prior to TrustArc, Hilary spent 22 years at the global pharmaceutical company, Merck, most recently as Associate Vice President, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer.
For nearly two decades, Hilary has been involved in various organizations across the privacy, legal, compliance and ethics communities, including the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Board of Directors, where she previously served as IAPP Board Chairman. Hilary also was Chair of the Board of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Privacy Experts Working Group, and an active industry participant in the implementation of the Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. She currently is a member of the Advisory Board of the Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics and serves on the Board of Trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Moravian University, where she is Chair of its Audit Committee.
Hilary received a law degree and MBA from Temple University, a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Moravian. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)/US and Europe and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certifications and a certificate in AI Ethics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also an IAPP Westin Emeritus Fellow, Fellow of Information Privacy and an Agile Certified Product Manager Product Owner.
Charles Waring is the leader of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance Services (“ESG”) practice and a Partner in the Assurance and Technology Control Services practice within the Audit Group. He has extensive experience as an audit professional specializing in internal controls, IT risk management, regulatory compliance, and Third-Party Assurance / SOC reports. Charles provides ESG reporting services including SEC readiness, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions reporting, and Carbon Accounting. He focuses on compliance and controls within organizations across multiple industries and sizes, and has experience relating to supporting external audits, delivering internal audits, assessing compliance functions, and performing risk assessments of consumer protection financial laws. He also has experience delivering regulatory compliance internal audits in accordance with CFPB exam requirements for financial services companies.