Mark’s passion is to see capital markets change to work within nature’s ecological limits to growth and with this goal, he founded two philanthropically funded research initiatives www.carbontracker.org which helped launch the global fossil fuel divestment movement and the other, www.fish-tracker.org which studies fisheries companies. He also believes passionately that capital markets can be a force for good and is the founder of the Social Stock Exchange, which supports investment into high social impact enterprises covering affordable housing, health and clean energy.
Mark’s values are aligned with Tribe Theme 1: Environment & Ecology, particularly life on land, climate action and life below water. Having gained a Masters in Agricultural Economics, specialising in environmental cost accounting techniques, Mark’s career path took him first into rural development projects in East Africa, before moving to become one of the UK’s first specialist equity analysts specialising in sustainability at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989. From there he went onto similar roles at Henderson Global Investors and AMP Capital as co founder of their sustainability funds businesses.