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Climate Asset Management brings together a highly experienced, dedicated and diverse team of experts.

As a global team, we have access to extensive industry networks and insights across multiple geographies to assess, execute and optimise investment opportunities.

Together, we have the experience and drive to deliver innovative investment solutions that accelerate the transition to a net zero, climate resilient future.

Disclaimer: Experience relates to transactions undertaken whilst under employment at previous firms. Past performance and past experience are not a reliable indicator of future performance or opportunities and should not be relied upon to make predictions of actual performance.

Team

Alejandro Tobon-Amaya

Investment Associate

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Alejandro Tobon-Amaya
Investment Associate

Alejandro has four years of experience in investment banking, private equity, and investing. Alejandro started his career working in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets covering financial institutions in the US. He subsequently joined Citigroup, where he covered sectors such as telecom, infrastructure, and consumer and retail across Latin America. Most recently, he worked for an EdTech start-up based out of Beijing and Singapore. Alejandro holds a BBA in Finance and Investments from the City University of New York, Baruch College and an MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College London.

Alex Healey

Investment Manager

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Alex Healey
Investment Manager

Alex has eight years of experience in private equity, development finance, and investment banking. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Alex held impact-oriented investment roles at RRG Capital Management and Acumen, where he also supported the development and launch of new investment strategies focused to climate change adaptation and mitigation across the agriculture and energy sectors. Alex began his career as an investment banker in JP Morgan’s Power & Renewables coverage group.

Alex holds master’s degrees in Ecosystem Management and Business Administration from Yale University and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Amherst College.

Anabella Rodriguez

Investment Associate

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Anabella Rodriguez
Investment Associate

Anabella has five years of experience in real estate asset management and project finance. She started her career working in real estate private equity and has worked in several US geographies including Florida, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management as a Summer Associate, Anabella focused on several large scale mixed-use development projects at EDENS, a US-based retail REIT, dedicated a considerable amount of time on the firm’s sustainability strategy, and subsequently joined a London-based sustainability consultancy. Anabella holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Florida International University and is currently a candidate for the MSc in Climate Change, Management, and Finance from Imperial College Business School.

Anya Nelson

Investment Manager

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Anya Nelson
Investment Manager

Anya has ten years of experience in investment banking, equity capital markets, and impact investing. Anya joined the investment team in September 2020, having spent the previous three months at Pollination Group. Prior to joining Pollination and Climate Asset Management, Anya worked at Mustard Seed, a London based impact VC, where she was responsible for impact assessment and management. Previously she was Vice President at Macquarie Capital in Sydney and, before that, at Goldman Sachs. Anya holds an Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, with a focus on environmental and social impact.

Ben O'Donnell

Chief Investment Officer: Natural Capital Strategy

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Ben O'Donnell
Chief Investment Officer: Natural Capital Strategy

Ben has more than 20 years experience in funds management and investment banking, with deep agriculture experience across a range of industries. Previously, worked in agriculture funds management at Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets, with AUM of A$2.7 billion and led agriculture coverage within Macquarie Capital, advising on more than A$4 billion of transactions. In the 6 years prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Ben was a key contributor to more than doubling the AUM of the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Agriculture platform.

Bola Agbola

Product Operations Associate

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Bola Agbola
Product Operations Associate

Bola is a member of the operations team, responsible for management of Product Operations and Finance for the Natural Capital Strategy. He has over 14 years' experience working in the finance sector and is a qualified accountant.

Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Bola was Finance Manager at Verod Capital Management Limited, an Africa-focused Private Equity and Venture Capital Firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously he worked in Resilient Africa and KPMG.

Bola is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association (CAIA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He graduated in Economics (BSc) from Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Bru Gramona

Investment Analyst

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Bru Gramona
Investment Analyst

Bru has three years of private equity and investment banking experience, and is closely involved with his family business, a Spanish wine estate which has adopted organic and biodynamic agricultural practices. He started his career at CAPZA, investing in small- and mid-market companies through Private Equity, Private Debt, and Growth Capital strategies. Subsequently he joined the investment banking division of HSBC, working in M&A advisory for large-cap Private Equity clients across EMEA. Having held various roles in his family wine estate “Gramona”, Bru continues to be engaged attending board meetings.
Bru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master in Finance from ESADE Business School (Barcelona).

Carl Atkin-House

Senior Investment Manager

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Carl Atkin-House
Senior Investment Manager

Carl has over 20 years of experience in farm management and agribusiness consultancy. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management as senior investment manager in November 2022, he co-founded and led a boutique global agribusiness investment consulting business for more than ten years, and before that was a partner in the agribusiness team at Bidwells. Carl holds a first-class honours degree in agriculture from Newcastle University and an MBA in business administration. His principal focus and area of expertise concerns the interplay of farm management operations, policy, technology and sustainability and how that interplay will drive change in the future.

Caroline van Tilborg

Senior Carbon Investment Manager

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Caroline van Tilborg
Senior Carbon Investment Manager

Caroline has over 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing carbon credit, natural capital and (agro-) forestry projects worldwide. In 2002, Caroline joined the World Banks’ Prototype Carbon Fund to design a new asset class in carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol and Marrakesh Accords. From there, she went on to head carbon procurement in Rabobank International and submitted the first carbon project to the CDM executive board for approval Caroline continued to work in the international climate and impact market both as funder and developer and has deep understanding of the associated complexities of structuring projects with multiple benefits. Caroline has a strong track record in execution.

Charan Mann

Compliance Manager

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Charan Mann
Compliance Manager

Charan has ten years of compliance experience across the financial services sector. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management in November 2021, Charan worked at Development Partners International LLP, where she had a strong focus on performing due diligence across emerging markets.

Dáire Brady

Investment Analyst

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Dáire Brady
Investment Analyst

Dáire has over two years’ experience in real asset and private markets investing. He holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College Business School, where he focused on private markets and alternative investments amongst other areas. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Dáire worked at Stafford Capital Partners, a global alternative asset management firm focused on real assets and private markets, where he worked across primaries, secondaries and co-investments in infrastructure, timberland, private equity and private debt. Previously, he worked in an ESG-focused private equity firm, as well as on a global farmland fund.

James Bullen

Senior Forestry Investment Manager

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James Bullen
Senior Forestry Investment Manager

James has more than 20 years forest operational management and investment experience in large scale, certified forestry projects in developed and emerging economies across the globe. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, James was national director of forestry operations with New Forests Asset Management based in San Francisco where his responsibility included direct oversight of 200,000 hectares of carbon offset projects and 120,000 hectares of sustainably managed forests across the United States.
James also has deep international experience through forestry operations and management roles in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

James brings a depth of knowledge including establishment, silviculture, harvesting, forest engineering, sustainability, carbon project development, and marketing across the forest products and ecosystem services value chain with emphasis on identification and evaluation of potential investments, asset operational and technical best practice.

James has a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Jason Kitts

Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary

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Jason Kitts
Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in international projects and commercial law. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management in February 2021, Jason was Managing Counsel, Legal & Compliance and Company Secretary for McDermott International group of companies, delivering legal and risk management throughout McDermott’s global project portfolio, including on several of the world’s largest energy joint ventures. Prior to that, Jason was Principal Counsel for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, responsible for establishing, negotiating and managing its jointly sponsored carbon credit funds with EIB procuring more than 20mn emission reductions for their sustainable investments in 16 countries.

Jason Parrish

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

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Jason Parrish
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in finance including 18 years’ experience in risk management. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management in October 2020, Jason held CRO and COO roles within HSBC Global Asset Management. He was also the lead on ESG policy development and oversight for the Risk function. Jason joined HSBC from Deloitte Consulting, where he worked on risk management and business process engagements with a range of blue-chip financial services firms. Before Deloitte Jason traded and risk managed interest rate and money market derivative instruments at AIG and JPMorgan Chase.

Jo-Anne Achary

Executive Assistant

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Jo-Anne Achary
Executive Assistant

Jo is an executive assistant to the Nature Based Carbon Strategy investment team as well as providing support to the broader company through operations, recruitment, travel and events. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Jo supported the Head of a newly formed European Middle Market fund at US based Private Equity firm H.I.G. Capital. Jo also has experience working in Infrastructure Investment and Real Estate Investment, where she was assistant to the founding partners and the office manager.

Julia Azevedo

Client Portfolio Manager

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Julia Azevedo
Client Portfolio Manager

Julia has over ten years' experience in the agriculture, inputs, micronutrients, logistics and sustainable energy sectors. She leads client portfolio management and business development for our Natural Capital Strategy.
Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Julia served as an investment professional at AMERRA Capital Management LLC in New York, where she spent seven years focusing on private debt and equity in Latin America, as well as liaising investors and clients. Before that, Julia was part of SLC Agricola’s Investor Relations department, one of the largest listed agricultural companies in the world and of Clinton Global Initiative’s Food Systems and Market-Based Approaches initiatives. Julia holds a Master of International Finance from Columbia University.

Leo Murphy

Impact Manager

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Leo Murphy
Impact Manager

Leo has over 8 years’ experience in environmental management. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management in May 2022, Leo worked for Fauna & Flora International as the technical specialist for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) supporting companies to identify and implement NbS to contribute to net-zero and nature positive goals. Leo’s previous work at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre focussed on assessing impacts and dependencies on natural capital, including the development of the ENCORE tool and the Land-use Finance Impact Hub. Leo has previously worked as an environmental consultant in South East Asia and is currently a member of the IUCN Commission’s Impact Mitigation and Ecological Compensation thematic group.

Manon Mura

Client Portfolio Manager

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Manon Mura
Client Portfolio Manager

Manon has 10 years of experience in multinational innovation strategies, with a focus on sustainable growth, climate change and nature-based solutions. Prior to Climate Asset Management she was a Sustainability Integration Manager at Danone, where she spent 6 years on low carbon transition before joining Hermès International as a Sustainability Program Leader on climate risk analysis and corporate biodiversity footprint. Manon has a double MSc background in engineering and business, and has recently completed her MBA at INSEAD to apply her unique set of skills to asset management, and tailoring natural capital investment solutions to investors’ strategic needs. 

Maria Gonzalez Senac

Investment Associate

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Maria Gonzalez Senac
Investment Associate

Maria has four years of experience in investment banking and development finance. She started her career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs’ Natural Resources team. Subsequently, she joined the Global Energy and Mining teams of the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where she spent the last three years. In both roles, Maria has worked on large-scale projects and corporate finance transactions in the infrastructure sector in developed and emerging economies. Maria holds a double degree in Business Administration and International Relations from ICADE and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Finance at London Business School.

Martin Berg

Chief Executive Officer

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Martin Berg
Chief Executive Officer

Martin has more than two decades' experience in conceptualising and leading carbon credit, carbon finance and other environmental investments in the private and public sectors. Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2023, having served as Chief Investment Officer for the Nature Based Carbon Strategy since the firm's inception. Before joining Climate Asset Management, Martin was a Partner at Pollination and part of the team finalising the joint venture partnership with HSBC. Martin's previous experience includes leadership roles on climate and environmental investment products at the European Investment Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In his early career, Martin worked for the OECD and UNFCCC. Martin holds an M.A. from the University of Bonn and an MPA from Columbia University.

Megan Reilly Cayten

Senior Investment Manager

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Megan Reilly Cayten
Senior Investment Manager

Megan has 20 years of experience in real asset development (AES Corporation), project finance (Citi) and investment management (Alinda Capital Partners) on five continents. She previously served as Senior Adviser to Javelin Capital on renewable energy projects in Latin America, and as blue carbon lead for Oceans 2050, a foundation created by Alexandra Cousteau. Megan’s environmental NGO experience includes the WWF-US National Council, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (nature based carbon projects) and the National Environmental Education Foundation (Board Chair). She also founded and ran an impact-focused retail business and advised investors on climate and impact.

Oliver Crouch

Investment Manager

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Oliver Crouch
Investment Manager

Oliver has over 15 years of experience in the voluntary carbon markets. Before joining Climate Asset Management, Oliver managed a multi-million-tonne carbon credit portfolio for Natural Capital Partners. Oliver is experienced in originating projects verified under the leading carbon standards: VCS, Gold Standard, ACR, CAR and across the full range of nature-based methodologies: REDD, Afforestation/Reforestation, Grasslands, Improved Forest Management and Sustainable Agricultural Land Management. Oliver has led the development of new emission reduction projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia under the VCS and Gold Standard from validation through to credit issuance and the extension of crediting periods.

Oliver Johnson

Head of ESG

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Oliver Johnson
Head of ESG

Oliver has over 12 years’ experience in ESG assessment and management. Prior to joining Pollination in March 2021, Oliver led the development and implementation of leading ESG management frameworks at ARCH Emerging Markets Partners, a private equity firm, and at eleQtra, an infrastructure developer. Oliver’s prior experience includes leading ESG assessments for DAR Group, an engineering firm and working at the European Investment Bank developing and implementing the Bank’s Climate Action Strategy.

Parisa Rahnama

Investment Manager

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Parisa Rahnama
Investment Manager

Parisa has ten years of experience across corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and debt capital markets. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management in March 2021, Parisa worked at Monaco Resources Group as an investment analyst sourcing, analysing and executing large-scale acquisitions in the infrastructure, industrial and commodities sectors.
Parisa previously co-founded a UK food and agriculture fintech platform. In 2020, she spent a year in South Africa where she researched climate change investment opportunities, biodiversity and nature conservation.
Parisa is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School.

Parit Shah

Senior Product Development Manager

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Parit Shah
Senior Product Development Manager

Parit manages the product development and structuring of investment solutions at Climate Asset Management. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services including 13 years of experience in structuring, implementing, and managing asset management solutions. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management in May 2021, Parit was a Director at Commerzbank AG, responsible for the product development and portfolio management of structured solutions through a broad range of collective investment vehicles. During his time at Commerzbank AG he helped grow the asset management business from €1bn to €15bn AUM, before it was successfully sold to Lyxor Asset Management in 2019 where he continued this role. Parit holds a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College, London and a MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School.

Peggie Lau

Associate

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Peggie Lau
Associate

Peggie is a member of the operations team, responsible for management of Product Operations and Finance. She has over six years' experience in private equity and fund administration in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Peggie was Manager, Fund Service in Vistra Group Management (Asia) Limited. She has previously worked in Ally Bridge Group and 3H Health Investment Management Limited. Peggie is a Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and studied B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration and Accounts at the University of Sunderland.

Phoebe Scott

Investment Associate

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Phoebe Scott
Investment Associate

Phoebe has four years of experience in investment banking, equity capital markets, and investing. She holds an MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College Business School, where she focused on climate finance, climate change governance and adaptation to climate change amongst other areas. Prior to her masters, Phoebe worked in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank, concentrating on Equity Capital Markets transactions across EMEA in a variety of sectors.

Samantha Jarrett

Executive Assistant

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Samantha Jarrett
Executive Assistant

Samantha has over 10 years experience in support functions across private equity, real estate and fintech. Samantha is executive assistant to the CEO at Climate Asset Management and provides support to the Natural Capital Strategy investment team, and the broader company through project management, operations, recruitment, travel and events. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Samantha was EA to the CEO at a commercial real estate firm with a focus on sustainable developments, recycled and natural materials and environmental performance. Samantha spent eight years at French private equity house Ardian working with the legal, compliance and risk support teams as well as the buyout, fund of funds, infrastructure and private debt investment teams.

Sarah Gledhill

Chief Operating Officer

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Sarah Gledhill
Chief Operating Officer

Sarah has over 25 years’ experience within Finance, Risk and Operations, the last two decades within Investment Management. Sarah was appointed COO in January 2024, following over 17 years at InfraRed Capital Partners, where she held leadership roles for Finance, Risk, Technology, Operations and Sustainability, and where she established a Portfolio Impact Strategy across a portfolio of 200+ infrastructure assets, going beyond contractual requirements and creating better futures for surrounding communities. Earlier in her career Sarah worked at HSBC Asset Management and Ernst and Young and holds a FCA from ICAEW and a Geography degree from the University of Birmingham.

Sisa Sibanda

Head of HR

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Sisa Sibanda
Head of HR

Sisa has over 15 years’ experience in HR across the legal and financial sectors. She is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the firm, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, organisational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.

Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Sisa was HR Director at private equity firm, Castlelake with responsibility for leading HR for Europe and Asia. Sisa holds a MA in human resource management from London Metropolitan University and a BSc in Psychology from University College London. Sisa is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Tom Coton

Product Operations Manager

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Tom Coton
Product Operations Manager

Tom is a member of the operations team, responsible for management of Product Operations and Finance. His primary responsibility is the Natural Capital Fund and affiliated products and strategies. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management Tom was Chief of Staff at Private Equity manager, Terra Firma. He also has significant experience managing the Private Equity department at a fund administrator, Langham Hall and as a financial auditor with Kingston Smith. Tom is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant (ACA) and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at Durham University.

Theodore Dunay

Compliance Manager

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Theodore Dunay
Compliance Manager

Theo has approaching 10 years' experience working in compliance. He started his career in the compliance department at BNP Paribas London before moving to the Control Room at Societe Generale. Subsequently, he joined CVC Capital Partners before taking a role as Compliance Manager at Systematica Investments, a quantitative hedge fund. Theo holds a degree in Politics from Durham University and a Batchelor of Laws from the University of Law.

Twinkle Malhan

Investment Associate

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Twinkle Malhan
Investment Associate

Twinkle has five years of experience, working at the intersection of impact and finance. Early in her career, she worked as a Consultant to the Chief Minister (Head of a State Government in India) and supported the Strategy team at Omidyar Network India, an impact-focused venture capital firm set up by Pierre Omidyar- the founder of eBay. She went on to work with a Canadian Fund-of-Funds investor and conducted due diligence on its investments in South-East Asia and Latin America. As Winner of the Turner-MIINT at The Wharton School (U-Penn), she led a seed investment into an Indian health-tech company through the Wharton ESG Initiative and Bridges Impact Ventures. Twinkle holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce and is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Oxford.

Varnika Chawla

Legal Manager

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Varnika Chawla
Legal Manager

Varnika is a dual qualified solicitor in India and England & Wales and has seven years of experience in private equity structuring, carbon markets and commercial law. Prior to joining Climate Asset Management, Varnika was a member of the ESG & Impact practice and the Tax practice at Kirkland & Ellis’ London office. In her role, Varnika was responsible for structuring and negotiating on behalf of, among others, a $10 billion impact investment platform with an extensive portfolio of growth-stage companies around the world focused on developing clean molecules and carbon markets and solutions. Varnika trained at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and prior to that, was a Judicial Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of India. Varnika read liberal arts and law and holds double honours (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)) and university gold medals from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Viviana Lujan Gallegos

Acting Head of Nature Based Carbon Strategy

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Viviana Lujan Gallegos
Acting Head of Nature Based Carbon Strategy

Viviana joined Climate Asset Management in 2021, bringing over 15 years’ environmental finance, legal and consulting experience. With extensive experience in public-private approaches for climate & conservation finance, ecosystem services applications and biodiversity management, Viviana was previously a partner at Wolfs Company, where she developed the conservation finance practice and acted as legal consultant at the Green Climate Fund. She has held senior associate roles at two major international law firms, advising on climate change, carbon finance and trading under the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol, the EU ETS, and voluntary standards. Viviana is a Kinship Conservation Fellow (2015).

Yiota Michou

Investment Manager

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Yiota Michou
Investment Manager

Yiota has over 10 years experience in investment management, private equity, M&A advisory, finance and business development, with recent engagement in climate change management and impact. Prior to Climate Asset Management, Yiota was an Investment Manager at the Wellcome Trust, UK's largest charitable foundation with AUM of £29 billion, where she spent around 6 years building strong experience in direct private investments. Previously, Yiota worked at Rothschild & Co, covering M&A and Strategic Advisory processes across EMEA and held placements at GE and Citi among others. Yiota is a CFA Charter holder and, most recently, studied Climate Change Management with a focus on agriculture and land use, and set up a social impact enterprise in Greece.

Advisers and Consultants

Ben Thompson

Marketing and Communications Consultant

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Ben Thompson
Marketing and Communications Consultant

Ben is a marketing and corporate communications consultant with 30+ years of experience combining brand management and integrated communications implementation with a strong focus on sustainability and ESG.
Ben's career has spanned agency and in-house roles on both sides of the Atlantic, latterly specialising in the asset management, corporate and b2b sectors. Now based in the UK and working with Climate Asset Management since late 2021, Ben was previously CMO of Foresight Group, the specialist renewable energy infrastructure and private equity asset manager, which listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange in early 2021. Ben holds a BA in Music from Durham University.

Christof Kutscher

Senior Adviser and Former Executive Chair

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Christof Kutscher
Senior Adviser and Former Executive Chair

Christof brings 31 years of experience in the asset management industry. He currently serves as a board member of Carmignac Gestion and as Chairman of Bergos Private Bank. From 2014 to 2019, Christof was Global Chairman of AXA Investment Managers. Prior to this, he was Head of EMEA & Asia Pacific for UBS Global Asset Management, and member of the UBS Group Managing Board. Other roles include co-Head Asset Allocation UBS Brinson, CIO at LGT Capital Management, Head of Research & Equity Portfolio Management at BilAM, and Global Head Investment Consulting at Swiss Bank Corporation.

Dominic Diggins

Technology Consultant

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Dominic Diggins
Technology Consultant

Dominic is responsible for managing the technology solutions at Climate Asset Management with particular focus on the evolution of the Target Operating Model and Data Strategy.

Dominic has over 20 years' experience in Financial Services working across Asset Management & Private Equity, leading on enterprise programmes of work to deliver business transformation and digital enablement.

Jiacheng (Jack) Chen

Quantitative Researcher

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Jiacheng (Jack) Chen
Quantitative Researcher

Jiacheng has over 3 years' experience in equity analysis, portfolio management, and quantitative modeling. He is now a Ph.D. candidate, with a research interest in climate finance.

Before joining Climate Asset Management, Jiacheng was at the Singularity Group, an investment company based in Zurich, building experience in quantitative equity strategy. He also accumulated some experience with derivatives and trading in the top-tier fund management and securities companies in China.

Jiacheng holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Beijing Normal University and a joint MSc in quantitative finance from ETH Zurich and University of Zurich. He is a CFA charter holder and holds an FRM certificate.

Board and Independent Investment Committee Members

Diana Callebaut

Board Member

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Diana Callebaut
Board Member

Diana has over 20 years' global investment and asset management, corporate finance, business leadership and management experience, including building and reshaping investment platforms. Diana is Managing Director, Global Head of Investments at Pollination, with responsibility for oversight and implementation of the firm's investment model.

Diana has held leadership roles at TCorp, Cbus and KPMG, lived or worked in Africa, the UK, UAE, Russia, Japan Europe and Australia, has led transactions and asset management activities across multiple asset classes and sectors and held non-executive director appointments on various Boards.

Diana has a Masters of Business Administration (Cambridge University), is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management (First Class, University of Cape Town), Bachelor of Business (University of Technology, Sydney) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2019 Diana won the Money Management and Super Review Investment Professional of the Year award.

Erin Leonard

Board Member

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Erin Leonard
Board Member

Erin was recently appointed Head of Sustainability for HSBC Asset Management and is responsible for the delivery of our sustainability business and product strategy, and the transition to sustainable investing across all parts of our business. She joined HSBC in 2010 and has worked in a number of roles, including Interim Head of Institutional Client Business, Global Head of Fixed Income Product and EMEA Head of Product Development.

She has also led strategic business initiatives including the development of a UK Master Trust business and Asset Management’s firm-wide Responsible Investment Initiative. Erin currently serves as Chair of the HSBC Global Liquidity Funds Board and as Director of Climate Asset Management and RadiantESG Asset Management. She has over 25 years of asset management industry experience, with Fixed Income portfolio management and business management roles for Wells Fargo Asset Management, Aegon Asset Management, Lehman Brothers and Neuberger Berman.

Erin is a CFA Charterholder, past-President of the CFA Society NC and holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Hugh Killen

Independent Chair of the Board

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Hugh Killen
Independent Chair of the Board

Hugh Killen was appointed Chair of Climate Asset Management Limited’s board in June 2023. He brings a lifelong passion for agriculture, with a deep understanding of sustainable finance and its application to large-scale agribusiness. Hugh has more than 30 years’ experience having been a senior executive at Westpac and State Street before joining AACo in 2017. Appointed MD and CEO in 2018, he led the development of AACo Sustainability Framework, a first for the beef industry, focusing on Re-imagining Agriculture, Valuing Nature and Thriving Communities. He completed a comprehensive transformation and successful turnaround of the business, delivering its strongest financial results in the company’s history, before standing down in 2022. He has worked in Australia the UK and North America, where he attended Harvard Business School. Hugh is a Non-Executive Director of Impact Ag Partners.

Martijn Wilder

Board Member

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Martijn Wilder
Board Member

Martijn is a founding partner of Pollination and a leading expert in climate law, policy and finance. Martijn was head of Baker & McKenzie’s global climate law and finance practice for 20 years and has played a key role with Australia’s clean energy finance institutions including as Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and former Board Member of CEFC. He helped establish and later Chair the Federal Government’s Low Carbon Australia finance body.

With a background in economics and law, Martijn is focused on developing innovative polices, ideas and investments that enable our economies to rapidly transition to net zero. Over the years he has worked extensively on working with clients climate strategies, TCFD and climate investments.

Martijn is currently President of WWF-Australia and Chair of NSW Climate Change Council and the Pollination Foundation. He is Adjunct Professor of International Climate Change Law at Australian National University, a Director of the Climate Council, and a Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

Martin Berg

CEO and Board Member

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Martin Berg
CEO and Board Member

Martin has more than two decades' experience in conceptualising and leading carbon credit, carbon finance and other environmental investments in the private and public sectors. Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2023, having served as Chief Investment Officer for the Nature Based Carbon Strategy since the firm's inception. Before joining Climate Asset Management, Martin was a Partner at Pollination and part of the team finalising the joint venture partnership with HSBC. Martin's previous experience includes leadership roles on climate and environmental investment products at the European Investment Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In his early career, Martin worked for the OECD and UNFCCC. Martin holds an M.A. from the University of Bonn and an MPA from Columbia University.

Remi Bourrette

Board Member

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Remi Bourrette
Board Member

Remi has over 25 years of experience in financial services in the UK, France and the US. He leads HSBC Asset Management Venture Investments. Prior to that he worked in the Capital Markets division of HSBC where he headed Analytics and oversaw Innovation and Strategic Investments.

In 2014, Remi created HSBC’s corporate Venture Capital arm which he subsequently led. Before that, he was Head of Business Development for HSBC Global Banking and Markets, in that role he started investing in financial services technology in 2009. He was previously Head of Investment Solutions for HSBC Asset Management.

Remi graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de L’administration Economique (ENSAE) and University Paris 7, in Applied Mathematics and Finance.

Andrea Abrahams

Independent Chair of NBCF Investment Committee

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Andrea Abrahams
Independent Chair of NBCF Investment Committee

Andrea is managing director of Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM) at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) where she manages the VCM policy and advocacy, the ICROA Accreditation Programme, and supports the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM). She has recently been appointed as an independent chair of the Investment Committee for Climate Asset Management’s Nature Based Carbon Fund.​

Further, Andrea works as an independent advisor to support companies with their net zero strategies. Pro bono work includes mentorship for the Creative Destruction Lab (Oxford University chapter), a start-up accelerator. ​

Previously Andrea worked for bp as the Director Energy Transition where she played a central role in developing and driving bp’s net zero ambition. This included supporting the Downstream executive and bp main board in defining decarbonising pathways to achieve net zero, understanding climate risks, reporting (ESG) and implementing targets. Driving the energy transition, Andrea established cross-business governance, performance management and GHG measurement processes. ​

As head of bp Target Neutral, Andrea led a world-class voluntary carbon market programme developing carbon reduction and offsetting programmes for bp and its customers. Working with NGOs and industry associations, her team developed many industry firsts including offsetting programmes for the London Olympics & Paralympics and FIFA Brazil World cup.​

Previously Andrea was instrumental in setting up bp’s Strategic Partnering business establishing 20 global strategic collaborations with many of the world’s largest corporations.

Irina Frolova

Independent Chair of NCF Investment Committee

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Irina Frolova
Independent Chair of NCF Investment Committee

Irina brings over 20 years of international experience in investment management, project and corporate finance. She is independent chair of the Natural Capital Fund investment committee. Most recently Irina worked at PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment manager, where she was a longstanding member of the investment committee of the PGGM Infrastructure Fund. She also led asset management and, most recently, headed up the infrastructure team. Irina is a recognised expert and adviser in private markets, responsible investing and governance with non-executive board positions at GlobalVia - global mobility and concession business, HZPC - global market leader in seed potato trading and Stockholm Exergi - Stockholm’s energy company providing heating, cooling, electricity and waste management. Irina is a CFA charterholder since 2005 and is certified in corporate governance (IDP-C) at INSEAD.

HSBC & Pollination

A partnership delivering scale and impact.

As a joint venture of HSBC Asset Management and Pollination, Climate Asset Management benefits from a unique combination of market access, insights and credibility provided by its shareholders and their group of companies. It is anticipated that this will provide benefits in accessing and analysing deal flow, understanding and anticipating regulatory change in natural capital markets and unlocking built-up demand for natural capital investment on a global scale.

HSBC Asset Management

With the ambition to be a leader in responsible investment, HSBC Asset Management is driving the transition to a more sustainable economy for the long-term benefit of investors and society.

HSBC Asset Management, the investment management business of the HSBC Group, is a core solutions and specialist Emerging Markets, Asia and alternatives focused asset manager with a focus on client centricity, investment excellence and sustainable investing.

Through an international network of offices in 25 countries and territories, HSBC Asset Management connects retail and private clients, intermediaries, corporates and institutions with investment opportunities around the world, delivering global capabilities with local market insight.

HSBC Asset Management is committed to ensuring the stability and sustainable growth of capital markets for its clients through active stewardship, incorporating ESG factors in its investment processes, and the continuous development of innovative and impactful solutions that create long-term value.

The company’s strong track record in ESG dates back to the launch of its first Socially Responsible Fund in 2001. With its long-standing heritage in Asia, extensive international network, and on-the-ground expertise, HSBC Asset Management is actively accelerating the global transition to a more sustainable world, aiming to drive positive change together with its clients.

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Pollination

Pollination is a global climate change advisory and investment firm dedicated to accelerating the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future.

Launched in 2019, the organization has a presence in 13 countries across The Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific.

The Pollination team includes global leaders in finance, technology, business, law and policy. Harnessing the team’s diverse expertise, Pollination helps government, business, and public and private capital to navigate the climate transition, designing and investing in breakthrough ideas that deliver financial returns.

It brings together the unique combination of ideas, skills, technology, relationships, and the right, purpose-built business model needed to transition the economy, deliver investment opportunities and drive capital flows. Unbound by legacy, it is nimble and able to move quickly to unlock opportunity.

Pollination is a Founding Member of the Imperial College and Royal Institute Centre for Climate Change Innovation.

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Our values

Passion

Our passion is in helping our clients achieve their objectives and using our collective energy and expertise to help solve the big issues of the day including inequality, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Integrity

We do the right thing and hold ourselves accountable. We measure our success by the trust we earn from our stakeholders in delivering desired results and avoiding undesired outcomes.

Ambition

We are optimistic and driven. We aspire to the highest quality standards in everything we do, seeking to improve and to evolve continually as we deliver on our purpose.

Inclusiveness

We prioritise diversity, equality and inclusion. We collaborate widely, connecting diversity of thought with technological innovation to create breakthrough ideas and foster systemic change.

Careers

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Please get in touch if you think you could be part of our dynamic team.

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