|Date joined:||22 October, 2009|
Earth Capital Ltd (‘EC’) specialises in sustainable investments that address the challenges of the energy-water-food nexus. EC’s institutional investment platform and processes support funds with attractive investment risk-return characteristics and with low correlation to both traditional and alternative investments. EC manages the Nobel Sustainability Fund®, a global growth equity fund.
EC is led by Gordon Power, Co-Founder and CIO, former Founder of ProVen Private Equity (now re-named Beringea). The Chief Sustainability Officer is Richard Burrett former Global Head of Project Finance and Global Head of Sustainability at ABN AMRO. The Chair of ECP’s Investment Committee is Rufus Warner, who was previously CEO of Close Investments. Our Chief Risk Officer is Neil Brown, former Global Head of Risk for Credit Suisse and HSBC asset management businesses.
Earth Capital & Sustainability
Sustainable Development – ‘meeting the needs of today without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’ (Brundtland Report 1987) – is at the heart of the EC investment model. Responding to increasing investor demand for transparent disclosure of the sustainable development (environment, social and governance (ESG) issues) impact of investments, EC has developed the Earth DividendTM – an annual reported measure of the impact of EC investments on SD. The Earth DividendTM reports SD impact for five separate categories of ESG issues; each category comprises six ESG performance indicator ‘tests’, addressing either the asset’s operation, its supply chain or the product/output it produces. The Earth DividendTM is subject to rigorous assurance, including an annual independent external assurance audit and public opinion statement, provided by a specialist sustainability assurance provider.