Climate-Related Financial Reporting Conference

Frameworks, Risks, Implementation and Opportunities

2-3 April 2019

St John’s College, Cambridge, UK

The Climate-Related Financial Reporting Conference will discuss frameworks, risks, implementation issues and opportunities associated with climate-related financial reporting.

Topics are designed for financial officers, risk officers, strategic managers, enterprise risk managers, investors, regulators, insurers, accountants, auditors and accounting academics who are interested in understanding the development progress and potential impact of near- and longer-term initiatives to report the implications of global climate change on potential financial performance, the implications of firms’ decisions on global climate change, and the degree of firms’ interactions with and dependencies upon stocks of natural capital.

CFRA Conference.

The conference includes a dinner in the Hall at St John’s College, with a keynote speech by Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the IASB.

Keynote speaker

Hans Hoogervorst
Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)

Speakers and moderators

Charles Allison
Partner, Energy and Climate Services, ERM

Hannah Armitage
Project Manager, Financial Reporting Lab at the Financial Reporting Council

Matthew Arnold
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, JP Morgan Chase

Ed Baker
Senior Policy Advisor, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Nick Blyth
Policy & Practice Lead, IEMA

Dr Katherine Bolt
Senior Economist, RSPB
Natural Capital Hub Co-Manager, Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Emily Booth
MBA Candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professor Hui Chen
Professor of Accounting, University of Zurich

Dr Jenny Chu
Deputy Director, Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability

Simon Connell
Head, Sustainability Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank

Ian Dickie
Director, eftec

Alison Dundjerovic
Technical Manager and Financial Reporting Thought Leadership, ICAEW

John Firth
CEO and Co-founder, Acclimatise Group

Ulrik Fugmann
Partner, Sustainable Solutions

Jeff Hales
Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Vanessa Havard-Williams
Partner, Global Head of Environment, Linklaters LLP

Professor Alan Jagolinzer
Professor of Financial Accounting
Director, Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability

Paul Jefferiss
Head of Policy, BP

Douglas Johnston
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, EY

Professor Bjorn Jorgensen
Professor of Accounting & Financial Management, London School of Economics

Jean-Baptiste Juery
Founder, Clean-Transition Project

Ani Kavookjian
Sustainable Business & Finance, Bloomberg

Conor Kehoe
Senior Partner Emeritus, Special Advisor, McKinsey

Mike Knight
Senior Advisor, Carbon Tracker

Professor Philipp Krüger
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Geneva
Junior Chair, Swiss Finance Institute

Natasha Landell-Mills
Head of Stewardship, Sarasin & Partners

Manuel Lewin
Head of Risk Strategy and Reporting, Group Risk Management, Zurich Insurance Company

Youri Lie
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Martin Lok
Deputy Director, Natural Capital Coalition

Dr Thomas Maddox
Natural Capital Hub Co-Manager, Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Genevieve Marjoribanks
Head of Department, Financial Conduct Authority

Mardi McBrien
Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Dr Matt McCarten
Spatial Finance Lead, University of Oxford Smith School

Troy Mortimer
Director, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment, KPMG UK

Gerhard Mulder
Finance Lead, Climate Adaptation Services

Miroslav Petkov
Director, Head of Financial Services Environmental and Climate Risk Research, S&P Global Ratings

Russell Picot
Chair of Trustee board of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Fund
Director of LifeSight
Senior Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Paul Pritchard
Adviser on Sustainability

Corinne Raux
Chief Executive, The Environmental and Social Agency for Financiers

Professor Stefan Reichelstein
Endowed Chair in Business Administration, University of Mannheim Business School

Delaney Reynolds
Climate-scientist-activist and marine biology student, University of Miami

Gordon Rogers
Head of Sustainability, Yorkshire Water

Greg Rogers
Specialist in Climate Strategy & Disclosure
Partner, Eratosthenes
Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School

Zsuzsanna Schiff
Manager Audit and Reporting, Financial Services Faculty, ICAEW

Robert Schuwerk
Executive Director, North America, Carbon Tracker

Dr Nina Seega
Research Director for Sustainable Finance, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Helen Slinger
Executive Director, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Richard Spencer
Head of Sustainability, ICAEW

Amanda Swaffield
Director, Deloitte UK National Accounting and Audit

Jakob Thomae
Managing Director, 2° Investing Initiative

Felix van Veldhoven
Consultant, Climate Adaptation Services

Chris White
Principal Environmental Economist, AECOM

Michael Wilkins
Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings
TCFD member

Jon Williams
Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC

Dr Michael Willis
Director, Cambridge Master of Accounting Programme

The Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability are partnering with ICAEW, the University of Zurich Accounting Faculty and the Centre for Sustainable Finance at the Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge.

CISL Sustainable finance logo.
ICAEW logo.


> Directions to St John’s College

Hotels within walking distance of St John’s College

> The Varsity (3 mins walk)

> DoubleTree by Hilton (11 mins walk)

> Hotel du Vin (13 mins walk)


The closest airports to Cambridge are:

  • London Stansted Airport (40 mins by car)
  • London Luton Airport (1 hour 5 mins by car)
  • London Heathrow Airport (1 hour 30 mins by car)
  • London Gatwick Airport (1 hours 45 mins by car)

There are direct trains between Cambridge and both Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport (though the former are more frequent). The train between Cambridge and Luton Airport involves changing at London King’s Cross/St Pancras train station. If arriving at Heathrow Airport, get on the Underground and take the Piccadilly line to London King’s Cross train station to catch a train to Cambridge. There’s a taxi rank outside Cambridge station, with the journey into the centre of town taking about 10 minutes.

Alternatively National Express have coaches making regular trips from all four London airports to central Cambridge, or you can book a taxi or minibus online from a company such as Jewels Airport Transfers.