Professor Carol Adams is professor of accounting in the Business School at Durham University. She is an internationally renowned author on integrated reporting, social and environmental accounting and sustainability reporting. She is also founding editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal and writes on her website at www.drcaroladams.net. Carol has been involved in various global corporate reporting initiatives and is currently a member of the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability, among other committees and working groups. She has a financial audit background and holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in international corporate reporting from the University of Glasgow. Carol has held senior management positions in universities, and is an experienced non-executive director.
Noelle Ahlberg Kleiterp, MBA, IDP-C, has worked for 25 years across three continents with companies including GE, KPMG, Andersen Consulting and Atradius. Noelle owns a sole proprietorship in Singapore and serves as a board member on a non-profit organisation in Singapore.
Simon Airey is a partner in DLA Piper's corporate crime and investigations team. Simon practised as a barrister for 12 years before joining DLA Piper and has experience of a broad range of regulatory, criminal and civil litigation. He specialises in global investigations, financial and regulatory crime, bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax and fraud inquiries, dawn raids and corporate compliance.
Habit Al-Shaer is a lecturer in accounting and finance at Newcastle University Business School, where her research interests include social and environmental accounting, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and quantitive research methods. She has published articles on audit committees and environmental disclosures; corporate governance monitoring and its effects on environmental responsibility; and analysts and their interest in corporate social responsibility disclosure.
Liri Andersson is the founder of This Fluid World, a boutique business and marketing consultancy that enables global organisations to understand, navigate and commercially exploit a changing business and marketing environment. Since its inception in 2009, This Fluid World has acted as an advisor of many global brands such as Nestlé, General Mills, Nespresso, Crédit Agricole, IKEA, Danone, and Bacardi. Liri is a guest lecturer at INSEAD’s Executive Programme, and presenter at the 2015 Global Business Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi.
Susanne is associate professor in Accounting and Finance at Lund University, Sweden. She has been conducting research within the fields of accounting and finance for more than 20 years. Her main interests are corporate communication between management teams and stock-market actors, sustainability reporting, corporate social responsibility, and valuation.
Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey is an expert in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour. He has taught leadership topics at the London School of Economics Department of Management, where he was awarded his PhD, and has since gone on to launch Resource Groups Company and host the Resource Groups Podcast.
Xavier Baeten is professor of management practices at Vlerick Business School. Xavier obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University in 1991 and a Master in Tax Legislation and Accountancy from Vlerick Business School in 1992. In 2006 he established the Executive Remuneration Research Centre. Today he heads up the Vlerick Reward Centre, which has long-term collaborations with more than 40 firms that participate regularly in the centre’s workshops and take part in its research. Xavier is an independent member of various remuneration committees and teaches the course on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility in the MBAs.
Dr Katharina Balazs is associate professor of leadership at the European School of Management (ESCP Europe) in Paris, France, and executive coach with the INSEAD Global Leadership Center in France and Singapore. Katharina’s expertise is in leadership communication, power and influence, women leaders, high-performance teams and board dynamics, and organisational change.
Catherine Banat is responsible for servicing RBC GAM's (Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management) impact investing clients. She has dedicated her career to the financial services industry and has held senior-level positions at various firms.
Dr. Roger M. Barker is head of corporate governance at the Institute of Directors, and managing director of Barker and Associates, a corporate governance advisory firm. He is a UK member of the European Economic and Social Committee (the EU advisory body), senior advisor to the board of the European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa) and chairman of the ecoDa Education Programme for European Directors. Dr. Barker is honorary associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and a visiting lecturer at Saïd Business School, Oxford, and Cass Business School, London. He is also the holder of a doctorate from Oxford University and the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness, including: "Corporate Governance and Investment Management: The Promises and Limitations of the New Financial Economy" (Edward Elgar, 2017). A former investment banker, Dr. Barker spent almost 15 years in a variety of equity research and senior management roles at UBS and Bank Vontobel.