Team

Thomas is Research Director and Co-Founder of InfluenceMap, where he has led the development of InfluenceMap's analysis of corporate lobbying and the FinanceMap. He has worked internationally in Canada and Germany and has a degree in Politics and an MSc in International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London. Thomas is on Forbes' 2018 30 under 30 list, and is a board member of climate-data provider Asset Resolution.

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 specialised in climate change science and impacts. Her dissertation modeled changing flood risk to the River Thames following the construction of a large Environmental Agency project.

Laurie joined InfluenceMap in October 2019. He holds a BA in History from the University of Durham, where he specialised in late medieval European history. Prior to InfluenceMap, Laurie worked for KPMG and is a part-qualified accountant.

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.