Dr. Richard Mattison is Chief Executive Officer of Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the trans-formative solutions of tomorrow. Richard is an expert in sustainable finance and over the last 16 years he has advised various UN bodies, governments, financial intuitions, companies and NGOs on how to integrate climate change and natural capital analysis into their decision making.
He has led numerous ground-breaking projects including creating the first portfolio carbon risk assessment for Henderson and the UK Environment Agency, launching the first carbon efficient index with S&P Dow Jones Indices, leading the first global assessment of corporate environmental externalities for the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, and developing the world’s first Environmental Profit and Loss account for PUMA.
Richard is a member of the EU Sustainable Finance High Level Expert Group, the Global Advisory Council of the Oxford Smith School Stranded Assets Programme and the Luxflag eligibility committee. Previously, Richard was a strategy consultant and began his career as a neuroscientist. He holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh and is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.