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Rodney Irwin

Chief Operating Officer at World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Rodney  Irwin

Rodney Irwin is the Chief Operating Officer at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva.  Rodney is the senior leadership team member who is responsible for the Redefining Value and Education program in addition to overseeing the WBCSD’s Enabling Functions.  Redefining Value is a cross cutting program of projects designed to advance the measurement and valuation of social and natural capital and to take sustainable development into the mainstream reporting of an organization.  He is the link between WBCSD members and standard / regulation setters and his team are leading projects in risk management, business decision making, governance, disclosure and assurance.  In addition Rodney is the course director of the WBCSD Leadership Program and the Women’s LEAP Program.  He is a lecturer at Yale School of Management where he teaches on the MBA for Executives, a Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University Management School UK and Professor of Accounting and Sustainability at Leuphana University Germany.

Rodney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a master’s degree in Management and a Doctorate where he researched comparative corporate governance and its interrelationship with ethical decision making and reporting at ISM Paris.  He has also completed the Masters in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University as a member of the inaugural cohort.  Professionally Rodney is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, and holds several other professional qualifications. Rodney is a Board Member of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and is a member of the Council of the IIRC.

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