Sam GillSenior Advisor & Co-Founder
Sebastian HoegCFO & Co-Founder
Raj KaliaManaging Director, Origination
Greg FonaiHead of Data and GHG Reporting Expert
Kasper BrandtHead of Technical
Pekka PiirainenHead of Advisory
Constantine PretenterisSenior Analyst
Natalia FlormanAccounts and Operations Manager
Nick GaskellEngagement Manager
Chris HuhneSenior Advisor
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.
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.
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.
Raj is Managing Director at Engaged Tracking, overseeing all business activities. Raj has over 25 years of international experience in capital markets and asset management, gained from senior roles in global banks such as Deutsche Bank and WestLB, in New York, London and Frankfurt. His areas of expertise include structured finance, alternative investments, risk management, derivatives and financial technology.
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.
Kasper has a passion for climate science and a background in data analysis, statistics, scientific research and ecology. At Engaged Tracking, Kasper leads the Technical Team, who run 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.
Pekka is an experienced climate and investment professional with a broad range of experience from international climate negotiations, renewable energy, and finance. He has been responsible for the development of ET’s cutting-edge TCFD-aligned scenario analysis work, which enables investors to make asset allocation decisions in line with the latest climate science. Prior to joining Engaged Tracking, Pekka headed campaigns for the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), worked on onshore wind deployment at RenewableUK and represented the UK as a delegate at COP21 for the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC). He completed his military service in the Finnish Defence Forces and holds a First Class degree in History from University College London.
Constantine is an experienced economist skilled at recording, interpreting and analysing data. He is responsible for the technical development of ET’s products and services, while also acting as a technical resource in the engagement process with clients and strategic partners. Prior to joining Engaged Tracking, Constantine developed the TCFD-aligned Financial Services disclosure framework at CDP and also worked at the Carbon Trust as a Consultant. He holds a Master of Science – MSc focused in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Tom conducts data analysis for client portfolios, hosts technical discussions and develops bespoke products using ET’s leading global carbon dataset. Tom holds a First Class Master’s degree in Financial Technology and a joint Honour’s degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Tom partnered with ET for his MSc dissertation, where he explored the applications of machine learning in climate finance. Tom has developed a broad appreciation of global industry through international studies in Hong Kong and Dubai and via internships with Willis Towers Watson, London and Global Energy Group, Australia.
Natalia has worked at a number of Corporate Finance and Private Equity firms prior to joining Engaged Tracking, including Permira, where she worked with the Head of ESG. Whilst at Arup, Natalia developed an econometric model to forecast European electricity demand. She has a Master’s degree in International Development from King’s College London and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bristol University.
Nick has experience in both the sell-side and buy-side of the asset management industry, previously working for Blackfriars Asset Management and Natixis Investment Managers. At Engaged Tracking, Nick will be engaging with the financial sector in order to spread the companies message and high-quality services. With a passion for the environment Nick has been a part of a number of beach clean-ups while working as a Beach Lifeguard with the RNLI and with Surfers Against Sewage. Nick holds an IMC and completed a BSc Banking, Finance and Management degree at Loughborough University.
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.