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Paul Simpson OBE

Paul Simpson OBE

Partner, Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change, ERM

Paul recently joined the global environmental consultancy ERM as a Partner for Climate Change and Sustainability, with a focus on accelerating the transition to a Net Zero and nature positive economy.

Paul pioneered climate and environmental disclosure globally having co-founded CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) in 2001 and spent 12 years as the CEO until 2022. CDP runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Paul received an OBE for services to tackling climate change, in the 2022 Queens Jubilee Honours List.

Paul initiated the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2014 which sets the gold standard for corporate emissions reductions in line with climate science. He has held board positions with SBTi, We Mean Business, The Investor Agenda and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (now part of the International Sustainability Standards Board).

Paul is an advisor to Watershed the enterprise climate platform and EdenTree the responsible and sustainable investment manager with C £4bn under management.


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