Persefoni Expands Sustainability Advisory Board

Professor Kerstin Lopatta from the University of Hamburg has been appointed to climate management and accounting platform Persefoni’s Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB). Following her prior roles at the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Sustainability Reporting Board, Lopatta will draw on her experience in sustainability reporting and financial accounting in research to inform Persefoni’s solutions for customers impacted by EU disclosure regulations, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). “The EU remains at the forefront of the regulatory climate disclosure movement, and it is vital that Persefoni software enables our customers around the globe to seamlessly comply with the CSRD and operate in the region with confidence,” said Kentaro Kawamori, CEO and Co-Founder of Persefoni. She will further advise on best-in-class climate disclosure standards, regulatory shifts, and the real-time integration of sustainability reporting into corporate and investment management. Kawamori said: “Professor Lopatta will play a key role for us in this regard. Her time with EFRAG and expertise in sustainability reporting and financial accounting, combined with both her research and practical experience, will be invaluable.” Lopatta joins the SAB alongside former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Acting Chair and Commissioner Allison Herren Lee and Robert Eccles, a Professor at the University of Oxford and founding Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Lopatta is also an adjunct Professior at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg, and a visiting Professor at City University in Hong Kong.  

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