Team

Dylan is Executive Director and Co-Founder of InfluenceMap. Prior to this, Dylan established a market-leading environmental consultancy in Tokyo which is now ERM Japan. Dylan grew and led a 50-person team engaging in a wide variety of corporate and technical advisory work in Japan and Asia covering environmental audits, land remediation, corporate sustainability and climate strategies. Dylan grew up in Japan and is currently living in London. He holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a PhD in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from Kings College London.

Eden joined InfluenceMap in 2019 after spending six months in Australia working in ethical finance and climate policy advocacy. She holds a BSc in Geography from the University of Bristol and specialized in climate change science and impacts. At InfluenceMap, Eden project manages FinanceMap's assessments of financial institutions on climate and leads on the qualitative analysis of financial institutions' climate policies, governance and company stewardship.

Daan joined InfluenceMap in 2020 after completing the Global MSc in Management at LSE, where he wrote his thesis on carbon taxation’s effect on renewable energy usage in the UK. Before moving to London, Daan earned his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven in Belgium. He also has experience in the climate space through work and internships in the sustainable finance and renewable energy fields. As an Analyst on FinanceMap, Daan is responsible for managing all FinanceMap data systems and processes, as well as conducting analysis on the financial sector’s alignment with global climate targets.

Rebecca joined InfluenceMap in June 2019. Prior to this, she completed a master’s degree in Physics at the University of Oxford, specialising in the Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans. At InfluenceMap, Rebecca is an analyst in the lobbying and corporate influence team, assessing the engagement of the finance and corporate sectors on sustainable finance policies.

Jake leads InfluenceMap’s data analysis across multiple streams of work. This includes InfluenceMap’s ongoing research into how social media advertising influences the climate debate, as well as analysis of how the Federal Reserve conducted their corporate bond buying COVID-19 relief scheme. Jake has also developed tools to help automate aspects of InfluenceMap’s research process, such as the data gathering for our ongoing analysis of lobbying and corporate influence. Before joining InfluenceMap, Jake completed an integrated master’s course in Physics at the University of Sussex.

On receiving a BA in Economic and Social History from the University of Hull in 1999, Chris has built a business that creates bespoke online systems to help organizations in business and the 3rd sector. Since joining in 2014, he has acted as System Architect and Lead Developer for projects across InfluenceMap. He maintains the integrity of InfluenceMap data and its presentation.

Advisory Group

Andreas is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD) and serves on the schools’ management team as Vice Principal for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Prof. Hoepner is serving on the European Union’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance as one of three independent members (i.e. appointed in personal capacity instead of representing a legal entity). In his TEG role, he co-invented ‘EU Climate Transition Investing’ by aligning investment strategies across asset classes with the IPCC’s 1.5°C trajectory (with no or limited overshoot). In August 2019, he was furthermore commissioned by the EU’s Joint Research Centre to draft a report scoping out further options for the development of the EU Ecolabel.

Yasmine is an analyst in LGIM’s Investment Stewardship team, where she is focused on ESG integration and managing climate-related stewardship engagements. She is involved in both engagement execution and leads on development of methodology and assessment criteria, across sectors. Yasmine joined LGIM from a communications consulting firm specialised in sustainable finance, where she worked with both investors and corporates on ESG impact measurement and reporting. Yasmine graduated from UCL and holds an MSc in global governance & ethics.

Simon is a passionate sustainability and climate finance specialist with 15 years of professional and academic experience. He has held a number of senior roles in the field, and currently serves as CEO of 1Planet Advisory, a sustainability reporting and sustainable finance consultancy that he founded. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Previously, Simon was the Director in Paris for 2 Degrees Investing Initiative (the leading global think tank on climate-related metrics in financial markets), Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, Head of Consulting at the UK's Energy Saving Trust, and a Sustainability Manager at Deloitte & PwC.