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Beyond the numbers

Russell Picot talks about the importance of an organisation's resilience to climate risk.

Russell Picot, former group chief accounting officer of HSBC, talks Russell Picot, Former HSBC group chief accounting officerto Nigel Sleigh-Johnson and Sally Baker about the importance of an organisation’s resilience to climate risk.

On the same day that Our Planet, Netflix’s nature documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough, premiered in London and HRH The Prince of Wales spoke of the importance of implementing solutions to combat the dangers of climate change, we had the opportunity to sit down with Russell Picot, a keen advocate of sustainability and climate-related reporting. Having been part of the group that helped establish Accounting for Sustainability and more recently as a special adviser to the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Russell is at the forefront of efforts to promote understanding of the importance of this emerging area of reporting.