Founder and Executive Director, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Mark is the Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and conceived the ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis. He commissioned and was editor of ‘Unburnable Carbon, are markets carrying a carbon bubble’ report. Mark is responsible for management strategy, board matters and developing our capital markets framework analysis. Prior to forming Carbon Tracker, Mark had twenty five years experience in sustainable financial markets.
Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment fund at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989, NPI, AMP Capital, and Henderson Global Investors "Industries of the Future Fund". Mark 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 including Armstrong Energy. Mark was a Founder Director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum (UKSIF) and served on its board from 1990-2005. Currently he serves on the Development Board of Ashden, is a member of the Advisory Council of ImpactBase.org. In 2007, Mark founded "The Social Stock Exchange" with support from Rockefeller Foundation and Halloran Philanthropies. He is the Treasurer of The Rainforest Foundation UK , Senior Advisor to Consilium Capital and to Armstrong Energy Global Ltd. Mark has a BA in Politics & Economic History and an M.Sc in Agricultural Economics.