Tiedemann Advisors Speaker Series

Addressing Climate Change
in a Post-Pandemic World
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is rightly focused on protecting lives and livelihoods. Yet can we simultaneously strive to avoid the next impending crisis posed by climate change? The answer is yes! But we cannot wait.

Important as it is to repair the economic damage from the pandemic, a swift return to business as usual could be environmentally harmful. Any recovery plan from this crisis must include greater environmental resilience focused on the economic and employment opportunities associated with investing in climate-resilient infrastructure and the transition to a lower-carbon future.

In this webinar, Erik Christoffersen will sit down with Dickon Pinner, the global leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice, to better understand the challenges and choices ahead, and what paths we must pursue to achieve a successful recovery. 

Speaker Biographies

Dickon Pinner rounddarkDickon Pinner
Senior Partner and Global Leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice

Dickon Pinner is the global leader of McKinsey's Sustainability Practice and Clean Technologies group, helping clients build capabilities, tools, and processes to understand their exposure to climate risk and formulate effective responses. He advises major industrial companies, start-ups, investors, and policy makers on the development of effective mitigation and adaptation strategies, addressing both risks and investment opportunities. He Dickon supports clients with challenges related to the energy transition, the future of mobility, the circular economy, sustainability investing and financing, biosystems and land use, carbon economics, and resource productivity.

Dickon is a prolific author, most recently of a set of articles addressing physical and transition risks and their impact on capital markets. He is also a frequent speaker at major business and public-policy events, having presented new research and thinking at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, the 2019 Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony and Aspen Ideas Festival, among many others.

He holds a BA and a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright scholar.


Erik ChristoffersenErik Christoffersen
Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors

Erik has direct responsibility for managing client relationships overseeing all wealth and investment-related matters. Erik is also a senior member of the firm’s business development strategy team.

Erik’s relationship with wealth management began as a client back in 2002. His experience as a client with four different firms over the past 15+ years provides him a unique perspective on the wealth management industry. Erik joined Tiedemann when the firm merged with Presidio Capital Advisors. At Presidio, where he was first a client, he led the firm’s Silicon Valley team, advising entrepreneurs and tech leaders with their investments.

Erik has spent the majority of his career working in leadership positions with technology companies innovating new ways of doing business. He has over 25 years of experience in strategy, fund raising, sales and business development with several technology companies including IBM and numerous Silicon Valley start-ups. Erik was also a management consultant to Symmetrix and Nextera, and gained general management experience with companies in the health and fitness industry. Erik also served as the Executive Director for the non-profit, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, where he led the Mint Project, a $100 million renovation of the Old United States Mint.

Certifications and memberships include:

  • Board member, CUPP Computing (cyber security)
  • Board member, Summer Search
  • Former Board Chair, Uformia (3D printing)
  • Former Board member, Technology for America - T4A.org
  • Former Board Chair, Scandinavian School in San Francisco
  • Former Executive Director, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

Erik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is an active investor in real estate, cyber security, wearables, clean tech, medical devices and other technology (software and service) start-ups. Erik lives in San Francisco with his wife Alissa and their two children.