Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Assessments and CCUS
15 April 2021
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has gone from an aspirational activity to a mainstream, essential aspect of commercial behavior in recent years. Climate change is now synonymous with the “E” in the acronym, making a corporation’s exposure to climate-related risks central to ESG. But what does this mean for carbon capture and storage? In this webinar, expert speakers and panelists address this important question.
Juho Lipponen, Coordinator, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative
Juho is Coordinator of the Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative. The Initiative Member governments have joined together to accelerate CCUS. Juho works closely with the co-chairs and all 12 Initiative Members and is responsible for the day-to-day running of all the activities of the Initiative. Prior to this, between 2010 and 2018, Juho was Head of Carbon Capture and Storage Unit at the International Energy Agency, and acting Head of Energy Technology Policy Division. Before joining the IEA, Juho held several positions at Eurelectric in Brussels. Juho holds a M. Sc in political science, economics and constitutional law from University of Turku, Finland. He is based in Paris, France.
Ian Havercroft, Principal Consultant – Policy, Legal and Regulatory, Global CCS Institute
Ian is the Principal Consultant – Policy, Legal and Regulatory at the Global CCS Institute, and is based in Melbourne, Australia. Ian leads the Institute’s work programme and consultancy activities across the policy, legal and regulatory sectors. Ian was previously an academic at University College London’s Faculty of Laws, where he was a Senior Research Fellow in environmental law. He co-founded and managed the UCL Carbon Capture Legal Programme between 2007 and 2010 and has published widely on the topic of CCS law and regulation. In addition to undertaking contracted research for governments and industry, he has also acted as an expert reviewer and adviser to several organisations on CCS policy and legislation, including the International Energy Agency and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. Ian holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Melbourne University’s Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL).
Fiona Wild, Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP
Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in multinational oil and gas and resources companies. Born in Liverpool, UK, she holds a degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. Fiona joined BHP in 2010 as Senior Manager, Environment and was appointed to the role of Vice President, Environment and Climate Change in February 2013. In April 2016, Fiona was appointed to a new role as Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change. Fiona led the development of BHP’s Climate Change Portfolio Analysis report, an industry-leading analysis that describes the impact of both an orderly and rapid transition to a low carbon future on the valuation of the company’s portfolio. Fiona holds several Board positions, including Director of IETA, represented BHP at the International Council of Mining and Metals and is Deputy Chair of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. In December 2015, she was appointed to the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, reporting to the G20. The Task Force released its recommendations in June 2017 (www.fsb-tcfd.org).
Mark Sisouw de Zilwa, Managing Director, Energy, ING
Mark Sisouw de Zilwa, Managing Director, Energy – Head Technical team, has worked at ING Bank for 20 years and is heading the Energy technical team supporting ING’s conventional and renewable energy financing globally. Mark has worked over 34 years in the energy industry and worked internationally for Shell and Stork/Jacobs before joining ING bank. Mark has led ING’s Energy Transition Scenario Planning (2017-2019), which is an important risk management tool within ING and his team is currently actively supporting the project financing initiatives on new technology projects in the fields of CCUS, hydrogen, electricity storage, floating solar, and recycling technologies. Mark holds a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University in The Netherlands.
Eduardo Famini Silva, Director, Natural Resources and Energy, HSBC
Eduardo has over 15 years of experience in the energy sector across roles in strategy consulting, FP&A and investment banking. Eduardo holds a Master in Business Administration from London Business School. Having joined HSBC in 2012, Eduardo has supported HSBC’s energy clients on transformational transactions across mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt raisings, and project financing. As part of his role, Eduardo has advised on numerous energy transition related themes, including in areas such as CCUS, renewable and biofuels, circular economy solutions and hydrogen. Most recently, Eduardo has represented HSBC in the CCUS workstream within the Sustainable Markets Initiative, a cross-industry energy transition project sponsored by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.