Mark has a twenty-seven year career focused on sustainable financial markets
Mark has a twenty-seven year career focused on sustainable financial markets and is a co-founder of the responsible investment funds businesses at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989, NPI, AMP Capital, and Henderson Global Investors whose assets together now amount to some £3 billion.
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 was a Founder Director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum (UKSIF), 1990-2006. He is a member of the Advisory Council of ImpactBase.org and is the Hon Treasurer of The Rainforest Foundation. Mark has a BA in Politics & Economic History and an M.Sc in Agricultural Economics.
Mark is the Founder of The Social Stock Exchange, funded by Rockefeller Foundation and Halloran Philanthropies, with an investment round led by Big Society Capital. The Social Stock Exchange was winner of the Guardian’s ‘Finance for Good’ award in 2016. Mark is also the Founder of the award-winning Carbon Tracker Initiative and with Nick Robins, conceived its key ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis.
Mark is Senior Advisor to Consilium Capital, a boutique impact investment advisory firm FCA regulated from London, a Director of Indo-African Agricultural Capital, a boutique specialising in commercial agricultural in emerging economies.
Mark is a recognised speaker and consultant in sustainable investing. In the field of ‘impact investing’ he has lectured at SoCap San Francisco; Good Deals Conference; the European Foundation Centre Annual conference; through to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Most recently Mark has been an advisor to Armstrong Energy Global’s solar projects focused on India; Investing for Good’s Trade Impact Finance Notes; Insitor’s impact fund focused on SE Asia; Althelia Ecosphere’s Climate Fund; Moringa Partnership’s agricultural & forestry fund and Berkeley Energy’s renewable energy funds focused on SE Asia and Africa.