Dr. Charles Ehrhart

Global Head Climate Risk, Resilience & Adaptation, Partner

KPMG in New Zealand

Dr Ehrhart has nearly 30 years of professional experience working within governments, the UN, civil society and the private sector for sustainable development. For the past twenty years, Charles has focused on the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. Charles co-leads KPMG New Zealand's climate change, decarbonisation, ESG and sustainability services. He also serves as KPMG's Global Head of Climate Risk, Resilience and Adaptation, responsible for enabling and coordinating the efforts of over 23,000 professionals dedicated to accelerating climate action around the world. His areas of expertise include climate governance, climate-related risk, and strategic response. Charles is especially passionate about enabling this generation of corporate directors and officers to create an historic inflection point - redirecting the global economy towards a just and sustainable future.

  • National Markets
  • Ph.D. and MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University

  • B.A. in Political Science and Development Economics, Fordham University

  • Certificate in Participatory Methods for Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation, Penn State University