John Cusack heads Maplecroft’s Financial Services Risk Management team in Bath in the UK, where he leads the continued expansion of Maplecroft’s ESG, climate, company and sustainability risk services and tools to investors, fund managers, insurers and financial institutions. Specifically, John helps clients to minimise their global ESG risk exposure, to identify promising investment opportunities, and to screen asset portfolios to evaluate compliance with internal/external ESG guidelines and standards. He has served in senior executive and advisory leadership roles with multinationals, investment managers, risk management firms, ESG rating agencies, and clean tech startup companies. Previously he founded and led Gifford Park Associates, a sustainability management consulting firm, and was CEO/Co-founder of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, a sustainability rating metrics and investment research house. He also served as Chief Sustainability Officer of Light Green Advisors working on CalSTRS’ large-cap equities sustainability mandate investment portfolio and led the New York office of the Marsh Environmental Risk Management Consulting practice. Earlier in his career he started and managed clean technology subsidiaries of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB)in Europe and North America, and advised ABB's venture capital subsidiary on emerging energy and environmental technologies. He has an MBA from NYU Stern School, and a masters in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering, both from Manhattan College. He also has taught courses since 2006 in sustainable finance in two business schools at the MBA and undergraduate finance major levels.