UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Panel Discussion: Risk, Sustainability and Green Finance

14 November 2023, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

View of the Gherkin across the city of London

Join us for a lively panel discussion on the relationship between risk, sustainability and green finance, as part of the UCL IRDR monthly events series.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Sian Rees-Jones – UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Roberts 106,
Roberts Building, UCL
Torrington Place

What do sustainability and risk management mean in the context of the private and particularly the financial sector and where is it going? What do risk officers do and what career opportunities are there for those interested in either risk management or sustainability within the private sector? 

Join us for a lively panel event and Q&A with:

  • Dr Susannah Fisher, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (Panel Chair)
  • Neil Brown, Managing Director of Notewell Associates - Sustainability, Derivatives and Risk Management consultancy
  • Jessica Marker, Generation Investment Management


Neil Brown, Managing Director of Notewell Associates

Neil Brown is Managing Director of Notewell Associates, a Sustainability, Derivatives and Risk Management consultancy. From 2008 to 2022 he was variously COO, CEO, CRO and Investment Committee Chair at Earth Capital, part of Earth Capital Holdings, a PE group deploying capital into sustainability themes of energy, food, and water with c$1.7bn AUM. 

Jessica Marker,  Generation Investment Management 

Jessica Marker leads climate and sustainability engagement with investee companies at Generation Investment Management. Previously, Jessica worked for Columbia Threadneedle Investments as a senior analyst in responsible investment. 

Chair: Susannah Fisher, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Susannah Fisher is a Principal Research Fellow at IRDR working on climate finance. She has worked with philanthropic foundations, multilateral climate funds, bilateral donors and research institutes to support investments in adapting to the impacts of climate change. In previous roles, she led research across the European innovation agency for climate change and worked with national governments in South Asia and East Africa on climate risk management.