AIGCC Secretariat

Secretariat


Rebecca Mikula-Wright

Director, AIGCC

Rebecca has been working as a consultant with the Investor Group on Climate Change since 2012 as Project Director.

Rebecca supported the reestablishment of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change in 2016, and has continued to manage the AIGCC secretariat and the group’s ongoing stream of work. She has led various projects for IGCC such as the IGCC 2015 Summit, Trustee Training on Climate Change, Low Carbon Investment Registry and sector reports on risks and opportunities of climate change.

Rebecca was previously the General Manager of ASrIA (Asia RI Association) after working at Nomura in Equity Research and BlackRock in Hong Kong. She was a senior credit analyst with Exxon Mobil in Prague and started her career in derivatives with JP Morgan. Rebecca has served several years on the voluntary board of The Orangutan Project, that works on direct orangutan and habitat conservation in Indonesia. Rebecca holds a BA (Asian Studies, Japanese) and is part way through an MBA.


Valerie Kwan

Manager, Climate Action 100+

Valerie is the Manager for Climate Action 100+ and oversees AIGCC’s portfolio of companies in Asia under the initiative and facilitates the investor engagement and related activities. Prior to joining AIGCC, she was a Manager in EY, Climate Change and Sustainability Services in Hong Kong and has advised clients on sustainability and risk management strategies.

Valerie’s career in sustainability started in 2013 when she worked as an ESG advisor and conducted environmental and social due diligence for private equity clients. Prior to that she works as a public affairs and public relations consultant in Hong Kong. Valerie holds a MSSc in Business and Community from the University of Bath and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.


Shin Furuno

Project Manager

Shin manages AIGCC’s projects in the Asia region, including engagement with investors, companies, regulators and policymakers with a focus on Japan. Previous to joining AIGCC, Shin led the Asia finance strategy for 350.org and setup the 350 Japan office leading engagement with Japanese financial institutions on their alignment with the Paris Agreement.

Previously Shin was an Assistant Director at the Australian Government Department of Environment where he managed multi-country climate change adaptation initiatives in small-island countries. Shin has also consulted for the United Nations Development Programme, GIZ and Remote Sensing Technology Centre of Japan as a climate change specialist.

Shin holds a Master of Climate Change from the Australian National University and Bachelor of Social Science/Arts from the University of Queensland, Australia.


Tom Arup

Director, Strategic Communications

Tom is a communications and advocacy specialist with over a decade of experience working in media and non-government organisations to stamp climate change on the national agenda. Most recently, Tom spent three years at the Australian Conservation Foundation developing the organisation’s investigative program, building its multimedia production capacity and leading its media relations. Previously he was a senior reporter and editor at The Age covering environmental issues and federal politics, and has also worked as a senior media manager with Save the Children Australia.

Tom recently completed a Master of International Law and International Relations at the University of NSW, and has qualifications in public policy, management and media production.

Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is currently a project within the Investor Group on Climate Change Australia/New Zealand (IGCC). AIGCC operates under the structure and governance of IGCC and therefore works closely with the IGCC Secretariat in numerous aspects of the organisation.

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