Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices
Dr. Richard Mattison is Managing Director and CEO of Trucost, a division of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost’s global environmental impact data enables investors and companies to integrate climate change and environmental analysis into their capital allocation processes. For investors, Trucost’s quantitative and comprehensive environmental data is fed into mainstream investment decision making processes enabling risk management, portfolio carbon footprinting, sector and stock level analysis and the simulation of climate change strategies across asset classes. For companies, Trucost provides analytical frameworks that allow companies to stress test their business models for climate risks, measure and manage water and pollution risks and analyze their dependency on natural capital.
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 and the Global Advisory Council of the Oxford Smith School Stranded Assets Programme. 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