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Richard Burrett Fellow

Richard Burrett, Fellow

Richard Burrett is Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital, a sustainability focused investment group. He is an independent non-exec director of Triodos Bank UK (a leader in sustainable banking), a FMO (Dutch Development Bank) nominated non-exec Director of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC and a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security group.


Richard is a Fellow of CISL (where he has worked with a range of international companies at Board and Senior Executive level as well as tutoring on the MST) and a Board Member of Forest Trends, a Washington-based organisation promoting market-based approaches to forest conservation. Richard has had over 35 years working in international banking and finance. At ABN AMRO he was involved in the development of the Equator Principles, creating a market recognised standard for the management of environmental and social risk within project financing before becoming Global Head of Sustainability. He was Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) from 2010 to 2012 working with banks, insurers, and investors to bring about systemic change in finance to support a sustainable world. He holds a BA in Modern Languages and MBA, both from Durham University. His work and research interests are focussed on sustainable finance and investment approaches to business.