John Buttle

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John Buttle "is the Managing Director of Protiviti in Sydney, an international firm of independent risk consultants, where he leads the Environment and Sustainable Development Practice and also specialises in Financial Services.

"John is currently a member on the boards of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World and also a member of the steering committee of the Business Leaders' Forum for Sustainable Development. He was also involved in the development of St James Ethics Centre’s Corporate Responsibility Index.

"John has been involved in the area of climate change for many years and has been an active participant in global and local forums. He is a member of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Policy Forum and was a founding member of the Council of Management of the International Emissions Trading Association. He is also a founding member of the Climate Investment Partnership (Geneva).

"He has conducted professional engagements advising on the implications of emissions trading for some of Australia’s largest mining companies and institutional investors, and designed the audit protocol for the worldwide audit of the greenhouse gas emissions of a major oil company.

"John was a former member of Triple Bottom Line Issues Group of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the NSW Salinity Taskforce and the Carbon Trading Advisory Group of the Sydney Futures Exchange. In addition, he was the Deputy Chairman on the board of the Co-operative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting." [1]

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  1. John Buttle, companydirectors, accessed September 22, 2008.