Environmental Lawyer and Legal Counsel Claire Smith
ESI Monitor is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Smith to the board as a non-executive director. Claire has over 20 years’ experience in environmental law and is a committed sustainability advocate. After graduating from Cardiff University Wales and Amiens University France in English and French law, Claire worked in London, Birmingham and Cardiff advising on environmental law during the emergence of carbon trading, sustainability standards and green leases. Claire has been at the sharp end of significant environmental projects and seen the best and worst that the world has to offer in terms of carbon off-setting and reforestation projects.
After moving to Guernsey, Claire was a Senior Associate at law firm Ogier’s, before taking up the role of legal Counsel at Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited who are current holders of the ESI Monitor Silver accreditation for their environmental business operations.
Marc Laine the founder of ESI Monitor said “we are so lucky to have Claire’s passion, knowledge and experience in environmental law. This experience will be invaluable as we develop our accreditation standards, our new advisory team and develop new and innovative ways to help businesses and individuals prosper and live more sustainably.
Claire said “I am fully committed to making the world a better place to handover to the next generation. Benchmarked Environmental performance is becoming the key success differentiator between those businesses that say the right things and those that disclose their action and also do the right things.”