Rodney Irwin is the Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva. In this role, Rodney is responsible for a program of projects designed to advance the measurement and valuation of ESG impacts and dependencies on business. The objective is to mainstream ESG considerations at investor grade levels of accuracy into business decision making by taking ESG into the mainstream corporate reporting thus improving investor capital allocations. He is the link between WBCSD members and standard / regulation setters and he is leading projects in enterprise risk management, assurance, materiality, integrated and mandatory reporting. In addition, he is the course director of WBCSD’s Leadership Program and leads WBCSD work on education and manages the relationship with WBCSD’s education partners.
He holds a 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. Rodney has also completed the Masters in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University as a member of the inaugural cohort in 2012.
Professionally Rodney is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a Certified Fraud examiner, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and a Specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management UK. Rodney sits on The Council of the IIRC, is a Board Member of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and sits on the Sustainability Council of several global businesses. Rodney is an honorary Professor in the Sustainability Faculty of Leuphana University, Luneberg, Germany; an honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University Management School and an Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management.