Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 08.10.2009
PwC adds to Sustainability & Climate Change practice
Malcolm Preston, currently leader of the firms’ UK sustainability and climate change practice, will expand his role to become global leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability and Climate Change network. 800 dedicated practioners work across Asia, Australia, Europe, Americas and Africa. Preston has a 25 year track record with the firm, and has led the UK practice for almost a year.
Dr Celine Herweijer, director, will lead PwC’s risk modelling and adaptation services, working with both public and private sector clients to identify the threats and opportunities arising from climate change. Dr Herweijer has extensive expertise in climate modelling and risk management. Prior to joining the firm, she was the Director and Principal Scientist at the world’s largest insurance risk modelling firm, and worked with the United Nations in New York as a lead climate analyst in the Water and Energy Branch. She is an advisor to the G-20 Taskforce on Low Carbon Economic Prosperity and the World Economic Forum.
Ian Powell, chairman and senior partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP said: “Climate change is a long term issue for business, where short termism just won’t pay, and these appointments reflect our ambition in the market, and the demand from our clients for pragmatic advice and expertise to make sense of climate change.
“Less than 100 days to Copenhagen climate change summit, business is waking up to the fact that climate change is too important to be left to policy makers and government alone, and PwC is in a unique position to make a difference.”
PwC has been appointed by CERES, America’s largest coalition of investors and environmental groups, to work with the organisation and Water Asset Management LLP to conduct the first study of the impacts of water scarcity and climate change on US municipal bonds.
In 2009, the firm acquired Sustainable Finance Limited, an international advisory firm founded by Leo Johnson and Matt Arnold specialising in working with financial services clients advising on the mega trends of climate change and carbon emissions.