Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 26.01.2011
PwC UK appoint specialist agriculture advisor to firm’s climate change team
PwC announce the appointment of David Langlands, as a specialist advisor on agriculture and food supply to the firm’s sustainability and climate change team.
Langlands will support the firm’s work with clients in the food and agriculture business sectors specifically examining the challenges posed by sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystem loss, land use and climate change.
Malcolm Preston, global leader of PwC’s climate change team said: "Concerns around the food and agricultural supply chain are issues business cannot afford to ignore. David’s appointment brings international industry expertise grounded in pragmatic financial training, and he’s a welcome addition to support our clients in this area."
Langlands brings a long track record of strategic planning in sustainable development, working with major multinational food manufacturers, and examining the potential for energy generation from foodstuffs. He has held a range of senior positions including finance director at an international consumer food goods manufacturer.
Langlands commented: "British companies can no longer consider themselves isolated from the global issues of food, energy and water security. Despite over 70% of the UK being agricultural land, we are still highly reliant on imports of food and other agricultural materials. Worldwide, governments are reappraising the value they place on their natural resources, giving UK businesses new responsibilities and a huge opportunity to get involved in the debate."
Langlands is a keen sportsman and has represented Great Britain as a track cyclist, winning a bronze medal at the 1998 World Master Track Championships.
PwC’s UK sustainability and climate change practice has trebled in size in two years, with almost 100 specialists across national and international climate policy, tax and regulation, international development, biodiversity, carbon markets and trading, supply chain, financing, reporting and assurance.