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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Martin Parker is both a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Engineer (Civil) with a background in infrastructure finance. He focuses on sustainability and ESG in infrastructure and recently has been involved in a major initiative to decarbonise the UK housing stock. He is a graduate of the MSt Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) offered at CISL and holds a PhD from the Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Development.


Martin Parker has a background in infrastructure finance and was a director of international financial institute Assured Guaranty until 2019 working across the globe on social infrastructure and transport projects. These increasingly included renewable energy projects in the form of major solar installations in Peru and Spain.

Since leaving Assured Guaranty he moved into sustainability and ESG consulting in the infrastructure finance sector with commissions including ESG rating and review of two global portfolios of infrastructure transactions for a Global infrastructure Debt Fund involving the investigation of governance policies, environmental practices and social initiatives including human rights and labour practices. He also drafted an ESG policy for a newly formed Impact Fund involving establishing the funds approach to ESG in its investment criteria, its investment guidelines and the ESG requirements of its investee companies.

He has recently been instrumental in the development of PNZ Carbon, a carbon credit project developer that operates in the decarbonisation of the UK housing sector and is currently appointed as its Technical Lead. PNZ Carbon initially operated in the social housing sector but has now expanded to include owner occupier households. It has a collaboration with the Housing Association Charitable Trust (HACT) that issues certificated and quantified social value associated with tenant wellbeing to the buyers of the carbon credits adding an additional dimension to the offsetting process.

Technical Lead at PNZ Carbon
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership