Alan Willis, a Chartered Accountant, has since 1991 been an independent researcher, writer, and advisor on sustainability and its implications for performance measurement, business reporting, assurance, governance, and investors. Alan represented the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) on the founding Steering Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative from 1997 to 2002. He is currently a member of the Working Group of the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Steering Committee of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings, the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Integrated Business Reporting Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network. Alan has lead or co-authored numerous CICA research and guidance publications about accounting for and reporting on sustainable development, environmental performance, and climate change. He is a member of Sustainability Advisory Board of CPA Canada (successor organization to CICA).