Simon Messenger is a Senior Advisor to the Value Reporting Foundation for their activities in Europe, and particularly in France where he drives the corporate, investor and regulatory engagement. He has over 15 years of technical and professional experience and is the founder and CEO of 1Planet Advisory, a sustainability consultancy. He has held a number of senior roles in the broader field of sustainability reporting and sustainable finance, having been Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and Director of the 2 Degrees Investing Initiative (2Dii). He currently also works as a technical advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme, and was previously Head of Consulting at the Energy Saving Trust and a sustainability consultant at PwC and Deloitte. Simon holds a Masters with Distinction in Ecological Economics and a First Class BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience, both from the University of Edinburgh.