With over 20 years of experience in ESG finance, sustainability, and impact, Michael is a senior advisor and thought leader to funds, companies, investors and governments around the world. He is Chairman of the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association, a consortium of leading institutional investors with AUM of over £10 trillion, and sits on the advisory boards for funds in the EU, US, Canada and Asia. Michael is also the former CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the largest sustainability standard in the world. Previously, Michael has also served as vice chair of the Natural Capital Coalition, CEO of Carbonetworks, and is adjunct professor of Sustainable Finance for Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, Canada. Throughout his career, Michael has worked with the White House, the UN, the World Economic Forum, and many other organizations in his mission to improve the state of the world through sustainable finance.