Sustainable Development

Richard Burrett, Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital and SET3.  Member of Investment Committee.

Richard has spent over 30 years working in international banking and finance.  He joined AMRO Bank in 1988, becoming Managing Director and Global Head of Project Finance in 2001.  In this role he was instrumental in the development of the Equator Principles, creating a market recognised standard for the management of environmental and social risk within project financing.  He started to work directly on ABN AMRO's award-winning sustainability agenda in 2004, becoming Global Head of Sustainability before leaving the Bank in May 2008.  He was Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) from 2010 to 2012 working with 200 institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors to bring about systemic change in finance to support a sustainable world.  He is the FMO (Dutch Development Bank) nominated non-exec Director of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC and a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security Group.  He is a Fellow of the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Board Member of Forest Trends, a Washington-based organisation promoting market-based approaches to forest conservation.