30 year sustainable investment track record in venture capital, growth capital and infrastructure
Stephen was co-founder of the private client business Hargreaves Lansdown, which he set up with Peter Hargreaves in 1981. It is the UK’s largest independent private client brokerage, and is listed on the FTSE100. He resigned as an executive director in August 2010 to pursue his many other interests, including Earth Capital UK.
Gordon has 31 years’ private equity investment and fund management experience. Gordon has invested in 41 sustainable investments including water, recycling and eco-friendly building materials and brand packaging.
Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable and clean technology, including 16 years’ private equity. Jim has invested in 33 sustainable private equity investments since 2002, including Renewable power and heat, energy and resource efficiency, and waste treatment.
Nick has over 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, energy and sustainable technology investment. Nick has invested in 22 sustainable private equity investments, including AD, waste, recycling and biomass.
Richard has a background in industrial management, private equity transactions and financial advisory services. He worked at IBIS Asset Management, L.E.K Consulting, Visteon and Ford Motor Company. He is a Chartered Engineer, and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Irina has a venture capital background, focused on early stage Fintech investments. Before that she was an Associate at MSCI doing company and industry research. She has worked in Brussels, Madrid and London. Irina has a BA in International Relations from the University of St. Petersburg, an MS in Finance and an MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid.
Richard has over 30 years’ City experience in investment banking, project finance and sustainability, and was also Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (2009-2012).
Neil has 33 years experience as a trader, broker, consultant and risk manager, at James Capel, Hoare Govett, Lloyds, HSBC, Credit Suisse and Earth Capital Partners.
Phil is a qualified accountant and has over 25 years’ experience of managing fast growing and changing businesses in both financial and operational senior management.
Kathryn is a qualified accountant and has 15 years’ experience including Private Equity, Venture Capital and Media.
Gehane has 30 years’ experience in investment and asset management, project management and financial services.
We are signatories to the Women In Finance Charter and an equal opportunities employer.
Under the WIF Charter our initial target is to have one or more women in a senior management role (i.e. on the Investment Committee, Board or Senior Investment Team) within 3 months of the second close of the Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund (i.e. a close following the anchor investment from the Nobel Sustainability Fund). This is expected to be by July 2019.
We will select subsequent targets once at that level.
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