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David Pitt-Watson

David Pitt-Watson

Job title
Leader & Fellow
Current employer
Climate Accounting Project & Cambridge University, Judge Business School

David Pitt-Watson is a leading practitioner, campaigner and thinker in the field of responsible investment. Co-founder, and former CEO of Hermes Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service, he chaired the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative in the run up to the Paris Climate Conference. He was senior non-executive at KPMG, a director of ICGN, Treasurer of Oxfam. He is a visiting fellow at Cambridge University.  His books have been translated into five languages.

He leads the Climate Accounting Group sponsored by the Principles for Responsible Investment, which aims to ensure that current accounting practice recognises the need to incorporate climate risks. 

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