Episode 14: Mardi McBrien
As the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) draws closer, Indy sat down with Mardi McBrien, the Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), to hear her predictions for the conference, the considerations companies need to make to reach net zero, and how CAs can help save the planet.
Mardi has played a leading role in driving the integration of climate and environmental information into corporate reporting with the same rigour as financial information globally for almost a decade.
Prior to CDSB, Mardi has enjoyed an eclectic career which has seen her lead flagship environmental campaigns for WWF, working on the United Kingdom’s carbon market policy for their Department for Energy and Climate Change and public private partnership management for the UK timber supply chain.
Mardi is a member of the FRC Advisory Panel, a fellow of the RSA, and has participated in a number of industry related advisory boards and committees as part of her role at CDSB.
Originally qualifying as a forester and environmental scientist and an agricultural economist, her volunteer activities include being a trustee of one of the oldest environmental NGO’s in the world, the International Tree Foundation, and a founding Board member of WOCAN – Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management.