Robert Tacon
Boundes Sustainability Limited

Robert has extensive banking experience covering corporate relationship management, finance and credit risk. He has hands on experience of developing and implementing policy and procedures for sustainable lending in Standard Chartered Bank, a multi-national bank operating in the Emerging Markets and for the Bank’s adoption of the Equator Principles. Robert has developed Environmental and Social Risk eLearning programmes and run workshops on the subject across the Bank’s wide network. He was both Treasurer (2005/7) and Chair (2008/9) of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEPFI).

Robert develops and delivers credit risk and sustainability training. He is involved in the development of sustainable policy and procedure and people development in the sustainability field. Robert has facilitated on Executive Development programmes for Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and the London Business School and on workshops run on behalf of UNEPFI, WWF and Standard Chartered Bank amongst others.

Knowledge Areas and Expertise: Emerging Markets; Financial Sector; Environmental and Social Risk Management including E&S Management Systems and policy and procedure; Enterprise Risk Management including Credit Risk Management; Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards; SME Lending; Sustainability Reporting; Human Rights.

Skills: Strategy Development; Policy and Procedure Development; Training (face-to-face, online and workshop facilitation); Speaking and Moderation; Advising; Relationship Management.

SFA projects: OECD Human Rights Project, Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, WWF Workshops on the launch of their “Environmental, Social and Governance Integration for Banks: A Guide to Starting Implementation”, Development of policy and procedure for the implementation of the Equator Principles in a major Australian Bank.

Languages: English, Netherlands (basic), Afrikaans (South African)

Regional Experience: Asia (China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India); Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe); Middle East (UAE and Oman); UK/Europe (UK, Turkey, Russia), USA

Education: B.Comm Accountancy and Economics, University of Natal, South Africa
Institute of Bankers Diploma, South Africa

Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset, UK