The Persefoni Sustainability Advisory Board

Our global team is driven to positively impact the health of the planet through technology, so you can manage your carbon and step into the climate disclosure era with confidence.

World-Class Advisory Team

The SAB advises Persefoni’s Board of Directors and executive team on creating best-in-class solutions that help enterprises and investors manage their carbon accounting, management, disclosure, internal education, and ultimately, decarbonization efforts.

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Persefoni’s expanded SAB will help us accelerate our mission of developing real-time carbon management solutions that provide our clients with clarity to meet their decarbonization goals.
Kentaro Kawamori
CEO & Co-founder, Persefoni
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Sustainability Advisory Board Members

Meet the team of leading industry experts helping shape the ESG and climate disclosure space.
Allison Binns
Persefoni
US

Allison Binns

Co-Chair
Allison is the Managing Director for ESG & Sustainable Investing Strategy at Angelo Gordon, based out of NY. She began her current role after her position as the Executive Director for Global Sustainability Research at Morgan Stanley. From 2011-2018, Allison worked for Chevron in a number of senior corporate advisory roles that focused on environmental, social, governance (ESG), and geopolitical issues.
Robert Eccles
Persefoni
US

Robert Eccles

Founding Chair and Chair Emeritus
Bob is a leading authority on corporate purpose and the integration of ESG factors in resource allocation decisions by companies and investors. Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Bob is also Chair of KKR's Sustainability Expert Advisory Council and a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group and the non-profit Impact Management Project.
Allison Herren Lee
Persefoni
US

Allison Herren Lee

Co-Chair
Allison Herren Lee was appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She was sworn into office on July 8, 2019 and served as Acting Chair of the Commission in 2021. With more than two decades of experience in securities law, Commissioner Lee has held various roles at the SEC, taught financial regulation and corporate law internationally, and served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. She has also been involved with the American Bar Association and a USAID project in Armenia. Before her government service, Lee was a partner at Sherman & Howard LLC and earned her Business degree from the University of Colorado and JD from the University of Denver College of Law.
Jane Diplock
Persefoni
APAC

Jane Diplock

Strategic Advisor
Jane Diplock is an experienced company director and an expert thought leader on governance, strategy, sustainability reporting, standard-setting, and regulation. She is a Chair and Member of multiple Boards in Singapore, Australia, and Abu Dhabi. Previously, Jane was Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Chairman of the New Zealand Securities Commission.
Kerstin Lopatta
Persefoni
DE

Kerstin Lopatta

Strategic Advisor
Since 2022, Kerstin Lopatta has served as Vice Chair of the Sustainability Reporting Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and Special Liaison to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). While at EFRAG, Professor Lopatta has been responsible for the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Professor Lopatta is professor of Financial Accounting, Auditing and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg and adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. She is also affiliated with City University of Hong Kong as a visiting professor. She received her doctoral degree from Goethe University Frankfurt. Professor Lopatta has extensive experience in sustainability reporting and financial accounting in practice and research. She is a member of the Sustainability Reporting Technical Committee of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (ASCG) and has chaired the ASCG working group on Climate Reporting. She also serves as a member of the Sustainable Finance Council of the German Ministry of Finance and as an academic observer of the Platform on Sustainable Finance. She has been involved in developing, improving and implementing a variety of disclosure standards in different areas of sustainability reporting, including co-reviewing the adaptation of the German Sustainability Code to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the EU Taxonomy. During her career, Professor Lopatta completed several international research stays including at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Copenhagen Business School. In her research, she investigates empirically the effects of environmental, social, and governance factors on business and society. She also covers corporate governance topics such as board structure and diversity. Professor Lopatta is a member of the supervisory board and of the audit committee at Freenet AG and a member of the supervisory board and chairwomen of the audit committee at EQS Group AG. Before embarking on her academic career, Professor Lopatta worked as an audit assistant for Deloitte.
Kristina Wyatt
Persefoni
US

Kristina Wyatt

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Sustainability Officer
Kristina is Deputy General Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer at Persefoni. She joins Persefoni from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, where she served as Senior Counsel for Climate & ESG to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, and led the team drafting the Climate Disclosure Proposal. Prior to joining the SEC, Kristina served as Senior Counsel and Director of Sustainability at the global law firm Latham & Watkins. She holds an MBA in Sustainability from Yale University, a JD from the University of Colorado, and a BA from Duke University.
Olivia Albrecht
Persefoni
US

Olivia Albrecht

Strategic Advisor
Olivia Albrecht is the Chief Executive Officer at Aspiration. She joined Aspiration as its Chief Sustainability Officer, leading its carbon markets business with responsibility for the firm’s ESG investing efforts, including ESG integration across their investment platform and business strategy. Prior to joining TCW in 2021, Olivia spent ten years at PIMCO and has also worked in private equity at Cerberus Capital Management, and held positions at Lockheed Martin, Mubadala Development Corporation, and within the U.S. Department of Defense.
Paul Dickinson
Persefoni
UK

Paul Dickinson

Senior Advisor
Paul Dickinson is the Founding Chair of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). He has served as a member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. In addition, Paul is also the Chair of the Trustees of the NGO ShareAction, Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation, advisor to the NGO Influence Map, trustee of the grant making Friends Provident Foundation, and author of Beautiful Corporations.
Rakhi Kumar
Persefoni
US

Rakhi Kumar

Strategic Advisor
Rakhi Kumar is a Senior Vice President at Liberty Mutual, where she leads efforts to integrate sustainability across the global enterprise. She chairs Liberty’s Climate Council, a working group that oversees and coordinates efforts to transition the business to a low carbon economy. Rakhi is guiding the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) at Liberty.
Tokutaro Nakai
Persefoni

Tokutaro Nakai

Strategic Advisor
Tokutaro Nakai joined the Ministry of Finance Japan in 1985 serving as the Chief of the Budget Bureau. then from 1999 to 2002, took a secondment to the Toyama Prefectural Government, contributing to the advancement of Japan Sea Studies while holding positions such as Director of the Department of Living Environment. In 2002, Tokutaro played the role of Chief of the Public Relations Office at the Ministry of Finance Japan, and in 2004, embarked on a new path as a professor at the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo. In 2009, he was appointed to Planning Officer at the Ministry of Finance's Financial Bureau, followed by the position of Director of the Budget Bureau in 2010. After being transferred to the Ministry of the Environment in July 2011, held various roles including General Affairs Division Manager at the Environmental Policy Bureau, Deputy Director-General of the Minister's Secretariat (Environmental Policy Bureau), and Director General for Environmental Policy, to name a few. After serving a diverse career, he assumed the role of Deputy Minister of Environment, retiring in July 2022. Post-retirement, Tokutaro is taking on advisory roles for private companies with a desire to actively contribute to decarbonization.