Who we are

The Emerging Technologies Sustainability Taskforce comprises leaders with extensive experience in technology, corporate reporting, and sustainability measurement analysis across various industries.

We have collectively and individually contributed thought leadership and research, as well as practical advice, in support of the UK audit profession, global financial reporting standards, and sector-specific sustainability guidance. Our expertise is already sought after by prominent bodies like the World Economic Forum, United Nations, OECD, Global Blockchain Business Council, Crypto UK, and The Crypto Climate Accord, among others.

Founding Members

Cathy Mulligan

(Previously WG1 lead for the WEF CISA, Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College and Founder of SSDC)
Cathy is an academic and expert in the application and measurement of digital technologies to the creation of sustainable development. Cathy has worked as a Fellow of the World Economic Forum (WEF) for 5 years. She was also a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, which was one of only 10 such panels convened in the history of the UN. Cathy has advised multiple governments around digital technologies for sustainable development and has worked as an academic at various universities globally.

She co-founded the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Development, the world’s first academic centre on blockchain and DLT. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College Business School, has written 7 books and multiple papers on digital technologies. She is the Founder of the Sustainable Society Digital Collective. She also held prominent corporate positions, including CTO for a consulting company with a technical team of 14,000 across North and West Europe.

Suzanne Morsfield

PhD CPA (Lukka)
Suzanne is a corporate reporting expert and a former professor and academic researcher. She is currently the Global Head of Accounting Solutions for Lukka, a global software and data company serving institutions and governments engaged with crypto assets, and has held positions at major investment banks, leading universities, a Big 4 audit firm, and an international accounting standard-setter.

Suzanne co-chairs or participates in Web3 and other emerging technology industry working groups related to accounting, tax, valuation, and sustainability reporting issues. She is a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Level II candidate. Suzanne has served on committees for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the IFRS Foundation, and co-authored reports sponsored by the World Economic Forum Crypto Sustainability Coalition’s Working Group on Energy Usage, Alternative Investment Management Association, and Columbia Business School’s Center for Excellence in Equity and Security Analysis.

Kirsteen Harrison

PIEMA, MCIWM (Not Sustainable, Zumo)
Kirsteen is an established specialist in the development of net zero strategies. With an overarching interest in the role of organisational culture in enabling effective climate action, Kirsteen works with leaders to facilitate the mindset shift required for businesses to thrive in a net zero future. Kirsteen has developed a particular interest in blockchains and cryptocurrencies, both as part of the problem, and as part of the solution, and is Environmental Adviser to the Board at Zumo, and a freelance consultant.

Having gained a Distinction in her Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College some 20 years ago, Kirsteen has since worked with organisations of all types and sizes and works collaboratively to tackle sector-wide issues. She has extensive experience in environmental legislation and standards, both from the perspective of a company being audited and as an auditor.

She co-founded Not Sustainable in 2022 to address head-on the fact that incremental change is not enough. Not Sustainable uses commercial and sustainability expertise to show leaders how profit and purpose work hand-in-hand to create innovation, growth, and opportunity.

Amélie Arras

Amelie is a marketing and communications leader that has focused on emerging technologies such as Fintech, blockchain and web3. She leads on the marketing and communication efforts for the ETST. She has developed and launched and managed governance processes for greenwashing to ensure communications about sustainability remain authentic and compliant.

At Zumo, she’s responsible for identifying and harnessing the latest industry trends and ensuring that the company’s proposition fits with customers’ needs. She is part of Zumo’s net zero committee, and is championing the communication of the decarbonising crypto initiatives.

Amelie was the first woman to travel around the world paying only with Bitcoin, demonstrating first-hand the real-life opportunity and challenges of the emerging technology.
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