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New Managing Director joins CDSB

Jane Stevensen joined the CDSB Secretariat as Managing Director during Mardi McBrien’s maternity leave.

Jane is a highly experienced and respected Corporate Advisor in sustainability and sustainable business practice, and an expert in developing and managing sustainability programmes and partnerships for business, industry, and not-for-profits. She was Director of the Sustainability Advisory team for Grant Thornton LLP before joining CDSB in June 2015. Jane is a Natural Resources sector expert, and chairs the CDP Oil & Gas Advisory Group, part of the CDP Climate Change Mitigation Programme.  She is also a Mentor for Inspiring Women at Inspiring the Future, and a trustee of TCV, The Conservation Volunteers.

Following the publication of the expanded CDSB Framework, Jane will be focusing on supporting its adoption as well as developing the enabling conditions for increasing its implementation across industries and sectors.

“This is such an exciting time to join CDSB. Having just launched the new Framework for reporting environmental information and natural capital, and with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December focusing the world’s media on the environment, how businesses report on their performance is more critical than ever before.”