Secretariat

The NCFA Secretariat is comprised of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Global Canopy Programme.

 

UNEP FI is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with over 200 financial institutions who are Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organizations, to develop and promote linkages between sustainability and financial performance. Through peer-to-peer networks, research and training, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.

 

Global Canopy is an innovative, entrepreneurial non-profit organization. We work on the market forces driving deforestation. We focus on the corporate supply chains that are cutting forests them down, and the big finance behind funding forest destruction.

Our work brings unprecedented transparency to the complex global supply chains that run from farms in forest regions to consumers worldwide, and to the trillions of dollars in investment and lending that power them.

Anders Nordheim, UNEP FI Programme Coordinator for Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Water, works on strategy, implementation and outreach in the NCD Secretariat.

He was previously Head of Policy and Research at Eurosif, responsible for a number of policy initiatives and research reports including the European SRI Study 2012. He has experience in financial, environmental, social and corporate governance analysis with RiskMetrics Group and MSCI, where he analysed corporate information to write research reports on publicly traded companies and engaged with companies. He also has experience from private wealth management.

Anders has a Master’s degree in Applied Economics, with specializations in natural resource economics and applied international trade.

Lisa Petrovic, Senior Project Manager has spent 15 years working in the environmental field, focused on sustainable finance and responsible investment. An early stint as an energy analyst in London sparked her interest in climate change and renewable energy, and led her to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, London. Since leaving the UK for Switzerland, she has spent most of her career with UNEP.

Lisa first led the climate change program at the Geneva-based UNEP Finance Initiative, and then later oversaw the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, one of the most successful private sector initiatives at COP 21 in Paris. She has also worked on various project for the World Wildlife Fund in Canada, specifically looking at the risks posed by investment in the Canadian oil sands. 

She speaks English, French, German and Croatian.