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Centre for Sustainable Finance

Nick Villiers, Director of Sustainable Finance

Nick Villiers 200Nick leads the Centre for Sustainable Finance, which helps financial institutions play a leading role in building a more sustainable economy. Prior to joining CISL in September 2019, Nick spent 18 years in investment banking working in Debt Capital Markets, primarily advising financial institutions on balance sheet structure, capital raising and post-crisis regulations.

 

 

 


 

Dr Nina Seega, Research Director for Sustainable Finance

Nina SeegaDr Nina Seega is a Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is an expert in the use of risk management tools to address environmental sources of risk in the financial sector. Since 2016 she has co-led the CISL team serving as Knowledge Partner for the risk analysis track of the G20 Green Finance Study Group. Previously, Nina was the Head of the London Traded Products Desk for Dresdner Kleinwort, where she was responsible for credit risk management of traded products.

 


 

Dr Jake Reynolds,  Executive Director, Sustainable Economy

Jake Reynolds

Jake is Executive Director, Sustainable Economy, at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy. Jake is responsible for CISL’s research, including the pioneering Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. He also acts as a senior advisor to CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance which develops practical thought leadership through long-running collaborations with the investment, banking and insurance industries and financial policymakers. As architect of CISL’s 10-year vision and plan, Rewiring the Economy, his team seeks original solutions for delivery by leaders in business, government and finance.


The team

Lucy  Auden , Senior Programme Manager

Lucy Auden , Senior Programme Manager

  • Lucy Auden joined the Centre for Sustainable Finance in April 2020 as Senior Programme Manager for the Investment Leadership Group (ILG). Prior to joining CISL, Lucy was Head of ESG for real estate fund manager, Savills Investment Management, where she spent 8 years building the company's responsible investment and CSR approach.

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Rachel  Austin, Project Manager

Rachel Austin, Project Manager

  • Rachel joined CISL’s Sustainable Finance Team in October 2017 primarily to support the ClimateWise platform.

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Dr Bronwyn  Claire, Senior Programme Manager

Dr Bronwyn Claire, Senior Programme Manager

  • Dr Bronwyn Claire is Senior Programme Manager for ClimateWise at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She joins CISL from KPMG, where she spent 7 years working with insurance companies and banks in Australia and Hong Kong to improve risk management and internal controls.

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Jasminka  Enderle, Project Manager

Jasminka Enderle, Project Manager

  • Jasminka Enderle joined CISL in 2018 as Project Manager in the Centre for Sustainable Finance. She has led on several projects; the ILG report, “In search of impact – Measuring the full value of capital” which aimed to create transparency of investments impact to enable consumer choice in financial decision-making process and the “Bank 2030” project, which helped banks understand how to accelerate the financing of the low carbon economy, published in January 2020.

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Meng-Lian (Lily)  Li, Project Manager

Meng-Lian (Lily) Li, Project Manager

  • Meng-Lian joined the Centre for Sustainable Finance in January 2020 as Project Manager for ClimateWise. She is primary in charge of the Transition Risk Framework.

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Anna  Lowe, Project Co-ordinator

Anna Lowe, Project Co-ordinator

  • Anna joined CISL in March 2019 as a Project Co-ordinator in the Sustainable Finance team.

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Thom Marx, Project Co-ordinator

Thom Marx, Project Co-ordinator

  • Thom joined CISL's Sustainable Finance Team in November 2019, primarily to support the ClimateWise platform.

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Dr  Judith  Plummer Braeckman, Senior Research Associate

Dr Judith Plummer Braeckman, Senior Research Associate

  • For the majority of her career, Judith has worked on large infrastructure and engineering projects in developing countries with the aim of bringing sustainable improvements in living standards and reductions in poverty. Judith's principal area of expertise is in the structuring, financing and economic development of infrastructure utilities and projects. She was jointly responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for re-engagement of the World Bank in the construction of large water infrastructure.

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Annabel  Ross, Senior Programme Manager

Annabel Ross, Senior Programme Manager

  • Annabel Ross joined the Centre for Sustainable Finance to run the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) in December 2019.

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Grant  Rudgley , Project Manager, Sustainable Finance

Grant Rudgley , Project Manager, Sustainable Finance

  • Grant Rudgley joined the Sustainable Finance team in September 2018 from accountants Price Bailey, where his team provided Strategy and Corporate Finance advice to innovative SMEs that would culminate in the placement of growth capital. As Lead Analyst, he led the Research and Insight function and, separately, specialised in Global Transfer Pricing advisory.

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