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Richard Proudlove

Director, Corporate Engagement

Richard leads IGCC’s work to drive climate progress in the corporate sector, a crucial element of transitioning to a sustainable, low carbon economy. This includes facilitation of the Climate Action 100+ global investor engagement initiative within the Australia and New Zealand region. Richard sits on the initiative’s global steering committee.

He previously worked within KPMG’s Climate Change and Sustainability team, advising companies on their climate commitments and transition strategies. He also ran ClimateWorks Centre’s Net Zero Momentum Tracker, a research and engagement campaign scrutinising the climate commitments of Australia’s largest organisations across key sectors of the economy.

His involvement in climate change and decarbonisation developed from an earlier career providing engineering and technology services to asset intensive industries.

Richard studied engineering and manufacturing at both Durham University and the University of Cambridge in the UK, and has a Master of Environment (Climate Change) from the University of Melbourne.

The Australian State of Net Zero Investment Report – 2024

Report | Investor Group on Climate Change | 30 May 2024

The most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of net zero investment practices in Australia.


Submission: Climate Active reforms increase rigour of voluntary climate action

11 December 2023

IGCC welcomes the objectives of proposed reforms to the Climate Active program, which aim to set a credible benchmark for voluntary climate action.
Illustration with a nature background behind the climate action 100 logo.

Companies’ Climate Ambition Contrasted By Lack Of Detailed Action Plans

18 October 2023

Climate Action 100+, the world’s largest investor engagement initiative on climate change, has released the latest round of company assessments against its newly updated Net Zero Company Benchmark, drawing on distinct analytical methodologies and datasets from public and self-disclosed data from companies.