ESG Forum 2024 | Speaker list

Dr Erin Young

Project Co-Lead and Research Fellow

Alan Turing Institute

Dr. Erin Young, a Research Fellow and Project Co-Lead at The Alan Turing Institute, has a rich background in interdisciplinary R&D projects, with a PhD from Oxford. She has held roles at the UN, Kantar/WPP, Thomson Reuters, and Stanford University. Erin, an Oxford MSc and Cambridge BA graduate, is dedicated to generating responsible AI impact, forg...

Ronan Carr

Lead Analytical Officer

BeZero Carbon

Ronan oversees BeZero Carbon’s analytical output, including all methodologies and frameworks. He led the creation of the market’s first ex ante rating methodology. Prior to BeZero Carbon, Ronan had 20 years’ experience in macro research and investment strategy (across equities, emerging markets, cross asset), at Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. ...

Will Day

Fellow / Sustainability Advisor

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Until March 2023, Will was Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK. In this role he worked with senior staff at Board and Executive team level of global and large national companies, and with governments to help them better understand and identify the strategic risks and opportunities that accompany the rapidly evolving global context. In addition he is a...

Caitlin Taylor

Managing Consultant


Caitlin is a Managing Consultant at ERM specializing in GHG accounting, target setting and decarbonization. Caitlin has a strong track record of delivering comprehensive GHG inventories and supporting organisations in addressing key sustainability challenges.

James Bone



James is a Partner at ERM based in London working with private market investors and their portfolio companies to navigate a range of sustainability related topics and create value. With HG he developed the iCI guidance on GHG emissions accounting in the Software Sector.

Charlotte Mills

Employee Experience and HR Operations Manager

FE fundinfo

As HR Operations and Employee Experience Manager, Charlotte works with HR teams and leaders across the business to deliver projects supporting organisational change, growth and employee engagement. In the last 3 years Charlotte has focused on coordinating and driving FE fundinfo’s ESG agenda and more recently has established FE fundinfo’s ESG commi...

Caroline Lofgren

Chief Sustainability Officer


Caroline heads up the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) team at Hg and covers ESG topics across the firm and portfolio. Caroline is part of Hg’s Portfolio team and is working actively with Hg’s businesses to reduce risk, share best practice and improve ESG performance. She is also responsible for Hg’s ESG reporting to clients and other exter...

Andrew Land



Andrew is a Partner in the Saturn fund and chairs the Hg Realisation Committee, with responsibility for managing exit activity across all the Hg funds. He also leads the Firm’s investing activity in the insurance sector. Andrew joined the private equity industry in 1999 with DLJ after completing his MBA at INSEAD. Over the last 25 years, he has inv...

Sophie De Kok

Data & Analytics, Member of Portfolio Data Team


Sophie is a member of the Portfolio Team specializing in Data & Analytics. She joined Hg after spending three years working at Kearney as an Analytics consultant on a wide range of projects. Originally from the Netherlands, Sophie holds an MSc in Business Analytics from University College London and a BSc Econometrics & Operations Research from the...

Tim Harrison

Data & AI


Tim joined Hg from Oliver Wyman Labs where he worked on a range of analytics, coding and Data Science projects primarily in Finance and Credit Risk. He also previously worked at Applied Predicted Technologies (APT), a SaaS company providing software for large consumer facing businesses for systematic initiative testing and analytics, which was acqu...

Michael Batstone

ESG Climate Lead


Michael specialises in corporate environmental sustainability and joined the IFS Global Sustainability Team in 2023. Prior to that he spent two years advising a range of clients on environmental and decarbonisation strategy, and four years working in management consulting and data analytics. He holds a BSc and MSci in Biology from the University of...

Elena Aubell



Elena worked in HR from 2005 on after completing her studies in economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Focusing on talent acquisition, development, and retention as well as executive development and advisory, she worked at well-known companies such as Rocket Internet SE and Amazon before starting at LucaNet in 2017. As COO, she targe...

Joe Cruttwell

Europe GM


Joe Cruttwell is the European General Manager at Patch, a platform accelerating climate solutions. Patch technology enhances efficiency and transparency in carbon credit transactions, aiding corporates in achieving sustainability goals through high-integrity projects. Prior to Patch, Joe played a pivotal role in expanding Stripe's team in Europe an...

Oliver Howley


Proskauer Rose LLP

Oliver Howley is a partner at Proskauer Rose, a leading global law firm and Hg’s AI legal services provider. Oliver is a trusted advisor to a number of Proskauer Rose’s largest clients. He is a multi-specialist who provides valued input on the IP, tech and data aspects of commercial strategies and transactions, with a particular focus on the devel...

Boris Gamazaychikov

Senior Manager of Emissions Reduction


Boris Gamazaychikov, Senior Manager of Emissions Reduction at Salesforce, focuses on implementing carbon reduction strategies and advancing sustainable AI. He collaborates extensively with stakeholders to accelerate climate action, offering resources and tools. Prior to Salesforce, Boris consulted on decarbonization strategies for global clients an...

Brent Mittelstadt

Director of Research and Associate Professor

University of Oxford

Professor Brent Mittelstadt is an Associate Professor and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He leads the Governance of Emerging Technologies (GET) research programme which works across ethics, law, and emerging information technologies. He is a prominent data ethicist and philosopher specializing in AI eth...