Erica Miles (Director of KPMG New Zealand)

Erica Miles

Director of KPMG New Zealand

Erica leads KPMG’s Sustainable Value Practice in New Zealand. Erica is a passionate and experienced non-financial risk management professional, with over 25 years of experience. With a thorough understanding of the environmental and social issues facing an organisation, Erica provides practical and reasoned advice on better practice ESG governance, strategy, systems and culture to improve organisations’ performance through the successful management of their material environmental and social risks and opportunities.

Erica works across all elements of the ESG/Investment value chain, from ESG due diligence, stakeholder engagement, ESG risk identification and management, governance, strategy design and policy, EHS management systems, compliance and internal audit, through to reporting and assurance. Erica believes in working with clients to develop practical solutions that create long-term value for all stakeholders. Erica is also an independent assessor for RIAA’s responsible investment certification programme.

Simon O

Simon O'Connor

CEO of Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Simon operates at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability and has extensive international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant across finance, corporate and not for profit sectors.

Simon works with RIAA’s 240 member organisations with the goal of delivering on RIAA’s mission of promoting, advocating for, and supporting approaches to responsible investment that align capital with achieving a healthy and sustainable society, environment and economy.

Simon is active across the region and internationally in responsible investment and sustainable finance initiatives. He sits as Co-Chair of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative, working group member of the NZ Sustainable Finance Forum, a member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Australia Network Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the National Advisory Board on Impact Investing in New Zealand.

Cassandra Williams (Certification and Ratings Manager at Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

Cassandra Williams

Certification and Ratings Manager at Responsible Investment Association Australasia