Adam is an expert on the commodity sector’s transition to a net-zero economy. He is the CEO and co-founder of CarbonChain, providing automated, asset-level carbon accounting for extractive and agricultural commodity supply chains.
Adam’s career spans nearly two decades across supply chain management, extractive commodities, and technology start-ups. He was the senior program manager for 8 countries in Amazon’s European supply chain from 2016 to 2019, and he worked at Rio Tinto for 12 years, increasing productivity of several ore supply chains. Adam holds an MBA from London Business School and an honors degree from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
At CarbonChain, he helps some of the world’s biggest and most impact-minded commodity companies, traders, financiers and logistics firms accelerate their net-zero journey. Founded in 2019, CarbonChain’s granular, time-sensitive carbon footprinting fills a critical data gap, enabling the energy and natural resources sectors to take action on carbon emissions, risks, and opportunities.
Georgina is the Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer for the LME Group, incorporating the LME and LME Clear, where she plays a central role in all aspects of the LME's operations and strategic initiatives. She is also responsible for leading the LME’s work on sustainability, incorporating LME responsible sourcing – delivering an industry-wide programme in partnership with the OECD to ensure globally accepted standards for the sourcing of metals are embedded for production of LME-listed metals.
Georgina has worked at the LME since September 2012, initially in research and analytics. She began her career at Euromoney Institutional Investor and has a doctorate in psychology.
Ms. Schoeters leads Glencore’s responsible sourcing programme for metals and minerals, which includes designing and implementing Glencore’s global supply chain due diligence program for metals and minerals covering social, ethical and environmental issues.
She is an environmental engineer with more than 25 year experience in the metals and mining industry. Before joining Glencore she held various roles at Rio Tinto, European Copper Association and Eurometaux, responsible for product stewardship, chemical management and regulatory affairs.
Dr James McQuilken is the Senior Manager of Pact's Mines to Markets programme, leading a team of global mining, sustainable development, and livelihoods experts.
As a social scientist and international development expert specialized in artisanal and small-scale mining, James has over 10 years of project and people management experience providing leadership, management, and technical expertise for a range of public and private sector partners in mining, responsible mineral sourcing, modern slavery, economic growth, market systems development, and health.
James has published 17 peer-reviewed publications on these subjects and holds a PhD in Management, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, MSc in Environment and Development, GIIDAE Institute University of Reading, and BSc in Geography, University of Southampton.
Jane Nelson is the founding Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution.
She has served on a variety of boards, commissions and advisory councils in the private and nonprofit sectors and for international organizations such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations Development Programme, World Bank Group and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality, on the Boards of Newmont and Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, as an Emeritus Director of the World Environment Centre, and on advisory councils for Bank of America, Abbott, ExxonMobil, Griffith Foods, APCO Worldwide and WEF’s Stewardship Board for the future of food systems and its Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption.
Jane has co-authored six books and more than 100 other publications on the role of business and multi-stakeholder partnerships in supporting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development.
Jeremy Grant is a freelance writer and editor, combining 28 years in global journalism.
at the Financial Times and Reuters with experience producing top flight content and thought leadership at the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
At the FT, he specialised in market structures, starting in 1998 with coverage of the early days of electronic trading in Europe (Matif in Paris, Liffe in London), followed by a three-year (2002-05) assignment in Chicago covering the city’s futures and options exchanges and the advent of electronic trading in the US.
As US Financial Regulation Correspondent in Washington, DC (2005-08), Jeremy initiated FT coverage of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), adding this to a beat focused on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and regulation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and hedge funds.
Returning to FT headquarters London in 2008, Jeremy created and launched “FT Trading Room”, a vertical editorial offering on FT.com focused on trading, exchanges, clearing and market structure regulation, while building out the FT’s coverage of exchanges and market structures globally.
In his final overseas assignment, in Singapore (2012-15), Jeremy covered market structure developments in Southeast Asia, including at SGX, the Singapore exchange.
From 2017 to 2020 Jeremy worked in a London-based, director-level editorial role at PwC’s strategy consulting house, known as Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co), working with partners and marketing teams to develop some of the firm’s flagship content, both as project editor and writer. He also produced articles for PwC’s flagship thought leadership journal, strategy+business.
Now based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jeremy has carried out work on a freelance capacity including content for the Khalifa Review on the future of UK fintech; a report on central bank digital currency policy published by the Digital Monetary Institute of OMFIF, the London-based central bank think-tank; and editorial projects in sustainable finance and environmental, social and governance (ESG).
Nicole Hanson is a sustainability professional working as the Responsible Sourcing Manager for the LME Group. She works with LME-listed metal producers to embed globally accepted sustainability standards into their supply chains. In addition, she is developing the future responsible sourcing strategy at the Exchange.
Nicole studied at the Colorado School of Mines as a mechanical and humanitarian engineer, previously working in sustainable development at the International Copper Association.
Head of ESG for KPMG’s Corporate clients and TCFD member
Simon leads KPMG’s Climate Risk & Strategy Services, and is Head of ESG for KPMG’s Corporate clients. Simon is a member of the TCFD. He has over 15 years’ of experience supporting global Boards across the corporate and financial services sectors.
Simon’s experience of supporting a large variety of large, complex listed companies enables him to bring a strategic, critical and innovative lens to his clients’ issues – bringing practical solutions to help executive and non-executive teams move their strategic thinking forward in respect of climate change, and wider ESG matters.
Simon is a chartered accountant (ACA), and is also a trustee of Mental Health Innovations.