Overview

We look forward to welcoming you to the first in-person Taskforce Plenary of 2024 held in London.

The programme will include the main Plenary Agenda, Working Group and Standing Committee meetings, as well as the Taskforce Member dinner hosted on the evening of Tuesday 9th July.

If you have not already confirmed your in-person or virtual attendance, please email [email protected] ASAP to confirm.

TNFD will cover the event hire and catering. Travel and accommodation costs for the event should be met by Taskforce member organisations.

For a visa support letter, please contact Amelie Gaude: [email protected]

Agenda

We will share a more detailed agenda shortly. In the meantime, please see below:

9th July8:30am – 17:30pm BST Plenary Meeting
9th July 18:30pm – 21:00pm BSTTaskforce Dinner
10th July 8:45am – 16:00pm BSTPlenary Meeting
*We recommend arriving in London on Monday 8th July.

The Venue

The main plenary meeting will be held at the The Royal Society.

6-9 Carlton House Terrace
St. James’s
London
SW1Y 5AG

The nearest London Underground stations are:

Guest speakers

During the in-person plenary, you will hear from the following speakers including several guest speakers from outside of the Secretariat. More to be announced soon.

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Tony Goldner

Executive Director, TNFD

Tony has significant experience working at the intersection of finance, sustainable development and diplomacy. Prior to joining the TNFD in September 2021, Tony was an adviser to government, financial sector and philanthropic leaders on a range of sustainable development challenges, including as a Senior Adviser with the World Bank Group.

As a Partner at the strategy consultancy Monitor Deloitte, Tony led the development of national reform strategies at both a country and city level and advised government leaders on the design of governance arrangements and performance management frameworks for mobilizing strategic investment capital and delivery of policy outcomes aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He was a senior member of Monitor Group’s global public sector advisory practice, has advised Fortune 500 US companies on their sustainability strategy and co-authored a seminal 2008 report on the investment behavior of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Earlier in his career, Tony worked in infrastructure development and corporate finance in Australia and began his career in the Australian foreign service including a diplomatic posting in East Africa as a representative to UNEP and UN Habitat.

He graduated as a Littauer Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has degrees from Monash University and Sydney University.

Based in Barcelona, Tony speaks English.

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Emily McKenzie

Technical Director, TNFD

Emily has significant experience on integrating nature in policy, finance, economics and decision-making. Prior to joining TNFD in November 2021, she led the analytical team that produced the global Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, based at the UK Economics and Finance Ministry.

Emily was previously seconded to the Capitals Coalition where she helped develop the Natural Capital Protocol in its Technical Group.

Emily worked for a decade in the WWF Global Science team, where she helped establish and lead the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University, helping decision-makers apply InVEST – leading ecosystem service modelling software. While at WWF, she supported The Coca Cola Company and Guggenheim Partners to consider dependencies and impacts on nature, and sustainability standards.

She helped design the Environmental Land Management scheme in England – a major national agricultural subsidy reform programme – based at the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Other previous roles included establishing environmental economics programmes at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow.

She holds Masters degrees in International Policy from Stanford University and Economics at the University of Cambridge.

Based in London, Emily speaks English, and basic Bislama, Fijian, German and French.

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David Craig

Co-Chair, TNFD

David has 30 years of experience in financial markets data, analytics and technology and is seen as a leading expert in the data and market infrastructure required to drive sustainable markets.

David Craig is the Co-Chair of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and Advisory Board member of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) launched by His Majesty King Charles III. He is a member of the IAPB (International Advisory Panel for Biodiversity Credits) leading the work on measurement and has led numerous projects and groups with TheCityUK and the World Economic Forum on global finance, innovation and technology.

David was the former founder and CEO of Refinitiv, one of the largest data and technology platform providers to financial markets operating in over 160 countries. Following the acquisition of Refinitiv by London Stock Exchange Group for $27B in 2021, he become head of LSEG’s Data and Analytics Division.

He was previously founder and CEO of the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business and head of strategy at Thomson Reuters and Reuters plc. Prior to these roles he spent 8 years as a partner at McKinsey focusing on technology and financial services clients, and was a software developer for American Management Systems.

David is a private investor in natural capital technology firms, Board Advisor and chairs the Triple Private Equity Investment Committee of. He is a director of the Green Finance Institute PMO, and is a Trustee at the Natural History Museum supporting Innovation and Data.

Travel & logistics

Below is a checklist to support your travel to London. If you require a visa support letter, please contact Amelie Gaude: [email protected].

  • Please check the UK Government website for more information regarding business travel to the UK.
  • Please arrive in London to start the plenary meeting at 8:30am BST on Tuesday 9th July.
  • The plenary will finish at 16:00pm BST on Wednesday 10th July. Please book appropriate return travel.