Nicola is a Partner in Chapman Tripp’s Dispute Resolution and Climate Risk practices based in Wellington. She has a significant focus on climate change risk and reporting and is recognised as a thought-leader in this area.
Nicola has particular expertise in climate related disclosure (CRD) reporting implementation, having advised New Zealand insurers, banks, fund managers and listed issuers on climate risk assessment, reporting and litigation risk. Nicola is also regularly approached to develop ESG policies, codes of conduct, and to advise on sustainability governance.
In the last three years, Nicola has co-authored New Zealand legal opinions on fiduciary duties and obligations on boards of directors, fund managers and trustees to consider climate and nature-related risk to businesses and investments, and guidance for company directors for management of climate risk.
Laura’s work focusses on nature-positive corporate strategy and policy, and opportunities in the natural capital and nature-based solutions space. Laura advises clients on nature-related risks and opportunities in line with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures guidance and is a member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia’s nature risk working group. Laura has deep expertise on carbon markets and is also a member of the World Economic Forum and Taskforce on Nature Markets working groups on voluntary biodiversity credit markets. Prior to joining Pollination, Laura was a climate and environmental lawyer at leading national and international law firms and she was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards in the Planning & Environment category in 2020-2022.
Guy Williams is a Director in Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice supporting a global network of clients to develop science-based solutions to existing and emerging biodiversity challenges. Guy brings a unique balance and perspective to the rapidly evolving natural capital agenda, gained from over twenty years field research in landscape ecology across Asia and the Pacific, academic skills in biodiversity, anthropology, and corporate sustainability, combined with his ongoing work advising business to better manage and effectively value nature. Guy serves on the membership of the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosure, the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and Species Survival Commission, and is an active supporter of the Science Based Targets Network. Guy maintains a deep and ongoing interest in community-led conservation, and the use of digital media to support effective conservation strategies.