Investment consultant Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Tony Rooke to the new role of director of climate risk transition in the organisation’s Climate and Resilience Hub.
Said to have over 22 years of experience in climate change and sustainability advice and strategy, Rooke will oversee the firm’s client-guidance on climate transition risk disclosure, management and opportunities.
He joins from CDP, formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project, where he was global director for disclosure.
Rooke’s appointment comes as many government’s announce net-zero carbon targets to align with the Paris Agreement, and financial regulators and investors demanding more climate disclosures.
Also on Tuesday, a group of investors representing $20 trillion (€1 trillion) of assets called on companies to commit to reducing their emissions in a move coordinated by CDP.
Rooke said: “The low carbon transition is a huge opportunity for all to invest in and adapt business models with the financial services sector at the heart of making this transition happen.”
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