Nik has over 17 years experience helping businesses better understand and drive value from their carbon, climate change and sustainability initiatives. A true pioneer in sustainability, he started working in the area of social & environmental sustainability for the insurance industry back in 1999.
At Paia, Nik is helping deliver ESG assessment and reporting services to corporate clients as well develop Paia’sclimate change services offering including implementation of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.
Key areas of expertise:
•Development of sustainability programs in businesses & across supply chains
•Assessment of the physical, social & financial risks of climate change to companies across a broad range of sectors
•Helping large multi nationals quantify and successfully reduce their carbon emissions
•Support climate finance initiatives for renewable projects in the developing world
•Sustainability, assurance, Sustainable Development Goals, Environment Social Governance, auditing, GRI, AA1000, climate change, climate risk, climate finance, carbon, carbon footprint, renewable energy, ISO14064, ISO14001, Green Buildings.
Selected project experience:
-Implementation of Sustainable Finance Initiative principles in Nations Trust Bank, Sri Lanka
-Supported climate finance assessments of renewable projects for the World Bank,
-Assessment of climate mitigation program across global supply chain for Coca Cola
-Environmental, Social and Governance audits for Nestle Global
-Assurance of CSR key performance indicators for AstraZeneca, UK
-Due diligence on carbon trading & green bonds investment for capital markets for Aon
-Assessment of financial risks of climate change for The Association of British Insurers
•Bachelor of Science (BSc), Psychology, University of Southampton
•Master of Science (MSc), Environmental Science,
University of East Anglia