Introducing the TNFD Framework Beta Release v0.1

The webinar introduces the first iteration (v0.1) of the beta version of the TNFD Recommendations, marking the framework’s prototype and the start of feedback and testing.

The webinar marks the launch of the first iteration (v0.1) of the beta version of the TNFD Recommendations. It offers a comprehensive overview of the foundations for understanding nature, the components of the beta framework, the disclosure recommendations and the LEAP approach. The webinar also includes the release package, the structure of the first draft of the TNFD Recommendations and two Q&A sections with the audience. 

Key focus areas of this webinar

  • Overview of the first iteration (v.01) 
  • Foundations for understanding nature  
  • Components of the beta framework 
  • Disclosure recommendations 
  • The LEAP approach 

Hosted by

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.

Guests

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema is Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Elizabeth is a biodiversity leader and lawyer with over two decades of experience working in the development and environment sectors, with a track record of negotiating next-generation policies and enabling instruments for planet, people and prosperity. Prior to her current role, she was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) where she led the negotiations of the Global Biodiversity Framework adopted in 2022. Elizabeth’s work as Director of the Law Division at UNEP focused on the development, implementation and enforcement of

David Craig is Co-Chair of the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). David has 30 years leadership experience in financial markets data and technology and is seen as a world expert in the technology and market infrastructure required to drive effective and sustainable global markets. 

David was the founder and CEO of Refinitiv, one of the largest data and technology platform providers to financial markets. David spearheaded the creation of Refinitiv, spinning out of Thomson Reuters with Blackstone Partners. Following the acquisition of Refinitiv by London Stock Exchange (LSEG) for $27B in 2021, he led 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. He spent 8 years as a partner at McKinsey focusing on technology and financial services clients following a career in software development.

Alongside his role as TNFD Co-Chair, David is also leading the measurement stream for the International Panel of Biodiversity Credits and advisory Board member of the SMI (Sustainable Markets Initiative) founded and co-chaired by King Charles III. He chairs the Investment Committee for Triple Private Equity, and is an investor in early-stage natural capital technology companies.

Judson Berkey UBS e1632921135747

Judson Berkey
Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, UBS, UBS

Jessica McDougall BlackRock e1632920969460

Jessica McDougall
Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

Bas Ruter Rabobank e1632921093689

Bas Ruter
Director, Sustainability & Climate, Rabobank

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.