LONDON, December 11 – Mark Lewis will be stepping down at the end of the year to take on a new role in January at BNP Paribas Asset Management as their new Head of Climate Change.  Importantly, he will be staying on Carbon Tracker’s Advisory Board headed by founder and executive director, Mark Campanale.

We are sorry to see Mark leave, but we fully understand and support his decision to follow through on this exciting approach by a leading international bank. BNP Paribas is one of the progressive banks taking a stand on the links between fossil fuels and climate change. His new role will undoubtedly provide some interesting opportunities to collaborate on in the messaging to mainstream investors, and around our own important CA100+ work.

We are delighted that Mark Fulton has accepted the role as Chair of Carbon Tracker’s Research Council, coordinating all aspects of the research programme. Mark Fulton was the lead architect of our ‘cost curve’ analysis we kicked off in 2013. Mark will apply his extensive experience as a former Head of Research (Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Salomon Bros and County NatWest) to coordinate our work both internally and externally across our network, helping to coral synergies and partnerships.

Meena Raju will also be joining us from the European Climate Foundation as a research project manager, helping to coordinate Carbon Tracker’s research programme and dialogue with our funder network.

We have recognised that the head of research role has to be a management role not a writing role and this is where Mark has a solid track record leading international research teams.

Notes to editors

Mark Fulton has 35 years’ experience in financial markets spanning three continents in London, New York and Sydney. As a recognized economist and market strategist at leading financial institutions including Citigroup, Salomon Bros and County NatWest, he has researched international economies, currencies, fixed income and equity markets. Mark has also held corporate strategy, finance and management roles.

Currently, Mark is Founding Partner Energy Transition Advisers: a Research Advisor to the Carbon Tracker Initiative; a Senior Fellow at CERES; Advisor to 2 Degree Investing Initiative and the Climate Bond Initiative. Mark has a BA in Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University.

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