Our Team

Our Team

Sam Gill

Sam Gill

Chief Executive Officer

After starting his career at Google, Sam led the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a not-for-profit research body to become the first and only organisation in the world to rank the world’s largest listed companies by their greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure. In 2014 he co-founded Engaged Tracking to commercialise the work of the EIO. Sam is author of Environmental Tracking 3.0 and serves on the Board of a human rights NGO. He also mentors several other young companies in the climate change sector. Sam holds a first class degree in French from the University of London Institute in Paris.

Joaquim de Lima

Joaquim de Lima

Adviser

Joaquim was Global Head of Quantitative Research at HSBC Global Banking and Markets, and oversaw the Green Revenues division within HSBC’s climate change index offering. His work includes the creation of the world’s first global macro quantitative climate framework, focused on identifying opportunities for climate-related investing. He was appointed to the research advisory panel whose role it was to oversee Mercer’s seminal work on ‘Climate Change Scenarios – Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation.’ He has advised a number of index compilers, as well as governments and sustainability assurers.

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris

CTO & Head of Research

Jonathan has over a decade’s worth of expertise in portfolio risk modelling. Before co-founding Engaged Tracking, he completed the development of a global multi-asset class portfolio risk model at Credit Suisse. He has worked at investment and trading houses across four continents. Jonathan holds an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University and a BSc (Honours) in Physics and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. He is currently completing an executive PhD in Finance at EDHEC Business School, the leading business school for index-related financial research.

Vijay Sumon

Vijay Sumon

SVP, Product Development

Vijay joined Engaged Tracking in May 2017. Previously, he was Global Head of Indexation Research at its Global Banking and Markets division. Here, he led and managed a global team developing analytics, research and thought leadership research content for multiple internal business and external client dissemination. At HSBC, he co-created, launched and marketed the HSBC Global Climate Change Index, the world’s first quantitative investment strategy designed to capture the transition to a lower carbon economy based on green revenues.

James Cameron

James Cameron

Chairman and Adviser

James is a partner at SystemiQ and Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute. He is also an adviser to the Climate Bonds Initiative and Carbon Tracker, and a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council. Previously, he was a non-executive director of Solarcentury and co-founder and chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC), which grew to be a thriving banking business employing 150 people with $1.5 billion under management. Whilst at CCC, James was named Leader of the Year 2013 at the BusinessGreen Leaders awards.

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel

COO & Product Manager

Ravi started his career at Virgin as a selected member of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, a leadership scheme for entrepreneurial talent. Ravi then moved to Pearson, the world’s largest education company, where he joined as an analyst for their venture capital arm, the Affordable Learning Fund. Here, he conducted due diligence on social impact investments in the developing world. Most recently, Ravi was a Product Manager at Arbor Education, a fast-growth B2B education software company. He was a product manager on several cutting edge web and mobile applications.

Bénédicte Seppey

Bénédicte Seppey

Head of Investor Engagement & Data Manager

Bénédicte is an environmental and sustainability expert, having worked for four years on sustainable mobility projects in Switzerland. She has also worked on carbon reduction incentive programmes within various NGOs. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in environmental engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Bénédicte currently works with investor clients across France and Switzerland. She also works with our data to create compelling visual insights for investors that are used throughout our reports, data analytics and portfolio footprinting services.

Pekka Piirainen

Pekka Piirainen

Investor Engagement Manager

Pekka is a climate and sustainability expert, having worked on both private and public climate change engagement. He has a broad range of experience in both the renewables sector and international climate negotiations, working on wind energy deployment at RenewableUK and representing UK youth at COP21 as a part of the UK Youth Climate Coalition. Before joining Engaged Tracking, Pekka headed the Environmental Investment Organisation’s climate campaign and completed his military service in the Finnish Defence Forces. He holds a degree in History from UCL, London.

Kasper Brandt

Kasper Brandt

Quantitative Analyst

Kasper has a passion for climate science and a background in data analysis, statistics, scientific research and ecology. At Engaged Tracking, Kasper runs data analysis on client portfolios and leads on index backtesting for client investment strategies. He also analyses the ET Carbon Rankings data to find new and compelling statistical insights e.g. the link between corporate emissions and corporate profitability. Kasper holds a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity and Statistics, as well as a Master’s in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Greg Fonai

Greg Fonai

Carbon Data Manager

Greg is a specialist in environmental economics and greenhouse gas emissions reporting. He is responsible for the compilation of the data for the ET Carbon Rankings each year, and works closely with our product team to ensure our analytics tools for investors and corporates are best-in-class. He leads our corporate engagement activities, where he responds to corporate queries and helps companies to improve their greenhouse gas emissions reporting and disclosure. Greg holds a Bachelor’s in Ecology and a Master’s in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.

Sebastian Hoeg

Sebastian Hoeg

Adviser & Co-Founder

Sebastian co-founded Engaged Tracking with Sam Gill and Jonathan Harris. He was an Executive Director at the company until 2016 and continues to serve as a Strategic Advisor and Board member for the Environmental Investment Organisation, the incubating think tank that gave rise to Engaged Tracking. Before setting up the company, Sebastian spent fours years as an investment banker between Paris and London. He is a non-executive director and investor in several start-up businesses, and also owns an IT consultancy firm. Sebastian holds a Double Honours degree in Political Science and French.

Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne

Senior Adviser

Chris Huhne is a director and adviser at a number of businesses in renewable energy and climate change. He is currently a Senior Adviser at Engaged Tracking. Formerly the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, as well as a member of the UK and European Parliaments, he was responsible for a UK political party’s first comprehensive zero-carbon change programme. Before politics, he was group managing director of the sovereign group at IBCA and Fitch Ratings. Chris holds a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson

Advisor

Jamie has over 20 years experience working in the financial information and index industry. He has held a variety of roles in operational build and support, acquisition and rights management, partnerships/collaboration and strategic business proposition ownership. Prior to joining Engaged Tracking, Jamie was based in New York, Toronto, and most recently Zurich as Head of Commercial Strategy & Business Development for Thomson Reuters Indices. At Engaged Tracking, Jamie provides strategic advice and helps to oversee our legal and contract discussions with clients.