Practical Implications of the TNFD Framework for Businesses

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 From 10:00 to 11:00 (CET) Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room E
Nature Transparency & Accountability

The TNFD framework aims to serve as a risk management and disclosure framework for financial institutions and companies to incorporate nature-related risks and opportunities into their strategic planning, risk management and asset allocation decisions. This workshop will discuss lessons learned from early adopters and the journey ahead.


Emily McKenzie

Technical Director - TNFD

Emily McKenzie is the Technical Director at the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) since 2021. She has worked for 20 years integrating nature in policy, finance, economics and decision-making. More recently, she led the analytical team that produced the independent and global Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, based at HM Treasury in the UK. Previously, Ms. McKenzie was seconded to the Capitals Coalition Technical Group where she helped to develop the Natural Capital Protocol. She also worked for a decade in the WWF Global Science team, where she helped establish and lead the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University. Ms. McKenzie also contributed to 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. Other previous roles include working with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission. Ms. McKenzie holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a second Master's degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.

Mary Wenzel

Managing Director, Corporate Engagement - The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Mary Wenzel is Managing Director of Corporate Engagement at The Nature Conservancy. Prior to joining TNC, Mary was EVP and head of sustainability and ESG integration at Wells Fargo. She led the development of the company’s climate commitment that set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, including in its financed emissions, by 2050 and deployment of $500 billion in sustainable finance by 2030. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mary worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as a program manager for the Energy STAR and methane reduction programs at the U.S. EPA in Washington, DC.

Marianne Haahr moderator,

Lead, Support on Specific Guidance - TNFD

Marianne Haahr currently works with TNFD as lead support on specific guidance for the agriculture, fishing and aquaculture sectors. She is also the Nature-related Finance Lead at Global Canopy, where she leads TNFD engagements via pilot testing of the TNFD framework and sector guidance development. Prior to these roles, Ms. Haahr served as Executive Director of the Green Digital Finance Alliance, a not-for-profit foundation working on scaling green finance with digital technologies, co-founded by UNEP. There, she developed publications on tokenised green bonds, alongside other topics, and developed data supply maps for financial service institutions. She has served on the TNFD Informal Technical Expert Group and she has developed input papers to the G-20 Sustainable Finance Working Group on sustainable digital finance and to the UN SG’s Task Force for fintech and SDGs. Ms. Haahr holds an MSc from Copenhagen University.    

James d'Ath

Technical Lead for Data & Analytics - TNFD

James d’Ath has a wide range of experience working across financial markets and sustainability. In 2015, he founded a sustainable finance advisory business. His current roles include Technical Lead for Data & Analytics at TNFD, Co-Chair of the Nature-related Data Catalyst, Finance Sector Engagement Specialist for Global Canopy, Senior Consultant for World Economic Forum and ESG Director for Edison Group.

Nathalie Borgeaud

Finance Lead - TNFD

Nathalie Borgeaud has significant experience in the financial industry, with a longstanding focus on sustainability. Prior to joining TNFD in February 2022, Nathalie Borgeaud worked for a start-up, now a Moody’s subsidiary, promoting data on physical climate risk and nature loss among European financial institutions. Before that, she worked as senior co-director for Corporate Social Responsibility at BNP Paribas CIB. She designed and implemented a sustainable development strategy, which included monitoring Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and developing green financial product offerings. She built her finance career negotiating large complex financings for corporate clients with BNP Paribas and JPMorgan Chase for about twelve years. Initially based in New York with Citi, she originated project finance, bonds and equity issues for large industrial projects key to the development of emerging countries. Nathalie Borgeaud is an ingénieur of the French Grande Ecole Mines-ParisTech. She also holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a landscape architect degree from Ecole du Paysage de Versailles. Based in Paris, she speaks French, English, and Italian.

Julian Hill-Landolt

Senior Director, Nature Action - WBCSD

Julian Hill-Landolt is the Senior Director, Nature Action since June 2023. Before that, he held various roles in WBCSD, including leading Vision 2050. He has spent the first 10 years of his career in the technology sector. Julian Hill-Landolt holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and an LLB in Law from University College London.

Nadine McCormick

Senior Manager - WBCSD

Nadine McCornick is a sustainability professional with more than 15 years of experience in helping business understand and take action on nature and biodiversity. She joined WBCSD in March 2020 as manager of the Nature Action project.
Prior to that, Nadine McCornick worked with IUCN for 15 years on a range of controversial topics from GMOs and biofuels to fracking and mining.

Sarah Price

Sustainability Director - Sappi

Sarah Price is Director Sustainability for Sappi Europe, where she leads a dedicated team focused on embedding & enhancing sustainability throughout the company. Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions. Sarah Price is passionate about people and trees and the potential to utilize forests to solve our global challenges. She has worked in the forest sector for 25 years and possesses a Masters of Forest Science from Yale University and a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia.

Renata Pollini

Head of Nature - Holcim

Since November 2020, Renata Pollini is the Head of Nature at Holcim. In her current role, she is leading the development and deployment of Holcim Nature strategy globally. Prior to this, Ms. Pollini worked 10 years for Syngenta in various global, in-country operational and strategic positions. She led the sustainability function in Brazil. Ms. Pollini was born and raised in Brazil. She holds a Bachelor in Biology from the Federal University of São Carlos, a Master in Sustainable Development from University of Basel and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen.

Alison Bewick

Global Head of Group Risk Management - Nestlé

Since 2015, Alison Bewick has been Head of Group Risk Management at Nestlé. Ms. Bewick has more than 20 years of financial and commercial experience with global corporations in various sectors including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and media. She has held senior finance roles across the full value chain, from research and development, procurement, production, business development, marketing and sales.

Romie Goedicke

Co-Head Nature - UNEP FI

Romie Goedicke Co-Heads the nature thematic at the UNEP Finance Initiative. She also leads the work on nature-related risk and disclosure, and manages the work on mainstreaming and capacity building. In this way, she supports the work on alignment of financial flows with the goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity framework. Prior to joining UNEP FI  in 2021, Ms. Goedicke led the work of the financial and business engagement sector at IUCN Netherlands. She is an experienced senior program manager, with a demonstrated history in managing programs on nature and finance in Asia and Africa. She is passionate about nature and committed to the role that innovation and collaboration can play in creating shared solutions for nature and finance.

Luke Blower

Senior Manager, Capital & Valuation - WBCSD

Luke leads efforts seeking to develop and advance corporate reporting and capital market engagement at WBCSD. He has created a range of collaborative platforms, guidance and tools on the integration of sustainability-related issues in risk management and disclosure (TCFD & TNFD) across sectors. He is now shaping the development of investor relations, valuation and finance workstreams. He is the co-author of WBCSD’s Vision 2050, and various reports on performance, multi-capital accounting, disclosure and risk. He is a member of the Capitals Coalition Advisory Panel, the ISSB Technical Reference Working Group and the IFRS Sustainability Alliance Integrated Thinking & Strategy Group.