The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) announced today the appointment of Rebecca Mikula-Wright as Chief Executive Officer. Mikula-Wright will take on the new role following the decision earlier this year by Emma Herd to step down after six years as CEO.

IGCC is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand investors, representing over $2 trillion in assets under management, focused on the impact of climate change on investments, and the opportunities created by the net zero transition. IGCC is part of The Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC), a joint initiative of regional groups that collaborate on global carbon policy initiatives to deliver impactful climate outcomes, with other members including Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), Ceres, and Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

IGCC Chair Stephen Dunne said:

“Our industry is experiencing incredible momentum on climate change as more investment managers move to address climate risks and take advantage of the opportunities in the transition to net-zero emissions. We are fortunate to have someone of Rebecca’s calibre step in and lead the dual organizations during this time of enormous growth. In particular, Rebecca will bring to the table valuable insights from rapidly moving Asian economies that make up the bulk of our export markets and in which many Australian and New Zealand investors are increasingly active.”

Mikula-Wright has more than two decades of experience in climate change, sustainability, and investment banking in Hong Kong, Europe, and Australia. She has served as Executive Director of AIGCC since 2016, and will continue to lead AIGCC while taking on her new role.

Mikula-Wright said:

“IGCC is the kind of organization you dream of leading. It’s exciting to step into this role as we continue to accelerate investor action on climate change and investment practices for our future. I look forward to working with investors, companies and governments to achieve a resilient net zero emissions economy by 2050.

“I couldn’t be more honoured to have been chosen to lead this organisation, while I continue to remain dedicated to the AIGCC network and team.”