The Asset Owners Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit global organisation whose objective is to protect retirement savings and other long term investments from the risks posed by climate change by improving disclosure and industry best practice.
Founder & CEO
Julian founded AODP recognising that the large Asset Owners are the only stakeholder group truly incentivised to manage climate risk, and yet weren’t. He is a seasoned business executive with extensive experience in strategy and change consulting combined with several CEO and director roles.
Julian has managed companies and projects in many diverse industries including investment, finance, manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, distribution, retail, telecoms, IT, tourism, transportation, commercial property, and media. Julian is a stakeholder council member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Chair of the GRI Investor Working Group.
Leanne believes financial risk and reward are powerful drivers of change.
By communicating these familiar concepts, the capital and influence of the largest institutional investors can be harnessed and redirected to support the transition to the low carbon economy. She has 25 years international experience across a variety of industries. In her most recent roles at both Lloyds Bank and RBS Leanne helped the businesses recover from the global financial crisis of 2008, de-risking their balance sheets and reshaping the organisations. Prior to moving into financial services, she spent 6 years at McKinsey & Company in New York and Sydney. She holds a BComm, majoring in Finance and Economics, from Macquarie University and is a CPA qualified accountant.
Communications and Development Manager
Josh is focused communicating the complexities of climate risk simply. He manages communications, social media, fundraising and participates in strategy and campaigning projects of AODP.
In his spare time, Josh is completing a Bachelor of Commerce/Law degree at Monash University.
Raj believes that convincing investors and the intermediaries who decide where they put their money is critical if entire industries are to participate in the low-carbon economy.
He runs campaigns for AODP, applying pressure at different points of the global investment chain.
Before joining the AODP, Raj worked as a freelance writer and consultant on sustainability, corporate responsibility and investment. He was previously a senior communications officer and a programme director at UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) between 2012-2014. Previous roles include a stint as a Senior ESG Analyst in Italy, and work for a cleantech communications consultancy in London.