The key elements making up the entity that is the Carbon Tracker Initiative are as follows:
Jeremy Leggett, Chairman
Founder and chairman of SolarCentury – the UK’s largest solar solutions company and Solar Aid – an international charity; Member of the UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security; Founding director of the world’s first private equity fund for renewable energy, Bank Sarasin’s New Energies Invest, where he has been a non-executive board member for twelve years; a former oil company geologist and recognised expert on fossil fuel reserves (author of several books including Half Gone and the Carbon War); seven years as a Greenpeace environmental campaigner.
Mark Campanale, Founder & Director
Mark has twenty years experience in sustainable financial markets. Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment products at Jupiter Asset Management with the Ecology Funds; NPI with Global Care Funds; AMP Capital with the Sustainable Future Funds and Henderson Global Investors with the Industries of the Future Fund. Mark is a Founder Director of the UK Social Investment Forum (1990-present), he served on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development working group on capital markets leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit; was a Member of the Steering Committee of UNEP Financial Sector Initiative (1999-2003), and continues to advise a number of investment funds.
Cary Krosinsky, Founder and Director
Cary Krosinsky is vice president for Trucost. Cary is also co-editor of the book “Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long Term Performance,” with Nick Robins, HSBC’s Head of Climate Change. Cary was a member of the 70 person Expert Group in 2005 that created the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of the United Nations, which has since been committed to by $trillions worth of fund managers and asset owners, and he continues to participate in various UN initiatives. He has worked with the Los Angeles Times on stories regarding Warren Buffett, and has written and spoken publicly over time on issues including the union of the environment and institutional ownership on CNBC, in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere globally. Cary lectures on sustainability and investing at Columbia University Earth Institute.
Alice Chapple, Board Member
Alice Chapple is an economist and a specialist in impact investment and impact assessment. She established Impact Value, a business and investor advice organisation, in October 2012. Alice used to head up the financial services sector work at Forum for the Future, a not-for-profit adviser on sustainable development. Alice has worked on projects exploring the scope for innovative financial instruments, more effective valuation techniques, better risk assessment, and longer-term investment strategies. Before her time at Forum For the Future, Alice worked at development finance institution CDC in various roles, including financial analyst, fund manager, and social and environmental advisor. She also worked for Actis, the emerging markets private equity firm. Alice has an MA in economics from Cambridge University and is a chartered accountant.
James Leaton, Project Director
James has ten years sustainability experience across responsible investment, NGO policy and private sector consultancy. James was a senior policy advisor at WWF-UK focusing on the oil and gas sector and related finance. He co-ordinated the successful Sakhalin II campaign which prevented the oil and gas project receiving project finance. His strategic thinking initiated WWF’s work on the tarsands in Canada which was subsequently adopted as a campaign by the Co-operative Bank and other NGOs. James brings project management skills from his time as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Luke Sussams, Project Officer
Luke has a broad range of skills from across the environmental and NGO sector. Having spent time at Forum For the Future and 38 Degrees, Luke brings a wealth of communications and campaigning experience. Luke also brings climate change and environmental policy expertise having received the highest grade in the Environmental Technology MSc from Imperial College London.
Our advisory board consists of:
- Jemma Green
- Mark Fulton
- Ben Caldecott
- Alice Chapple
- Lois Guthrie
- James Stacey
- Catherine Howarth
- Tessa Tennant
The work of Carbon Tracker has been made possible by the vision and openness to innovation shown by the following organisations:
- The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- The Growald Family Fund
- The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
- The Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation
- The Tellus Mater Foundation
- The Ashden Trust
- Zennstrom Philanthropies
- Wallace Global Fund
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