Meet Our Speaker

Karin Ireton

Karin is a corporate sustainable development professional and non executive director. Her focus is integrating sustainable development and the management of climate related risks into business practice, sustainable finance and climate risk management. 

Recent work has included the National Treasury Paper on Financing a Sustainable Economy; developing guidance for the World Bank on Management and Disclosure of Climate-related risks for State Owned Enterprises, as well as work on Responsible Banking for UNEPFI.  

She is a non executive director on the Exxaro Resources Limited Board and its Social and Ethics Committee, a Trustee of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and chair of the Social and Ethics Committee and serves on the Camco Clean Energy Sustainable Business Committee. 

A past chair of the IoD’s Sustainable Development Forum, she now serves on its Social and Ethics Forum,  She has worked with the JSE, GRI and the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa on developing better disclosure on sustainability issues. She works closely with the IFC, World Bank and UNEPFI on issues of climate change and the financing of the transformation to a greener economy.