Adrian has spent the last 15 years at the forefront of sustainability and ESG, driving commercial innovation in the private sector and international institutions.
As the practice lead for sustainability and ESG at Finsbury Glover Hering, he works with clients worldwide to help them: understand the complex ESG landscape and their performance relative to peers; develop commercially-focused sustainable business strategies that are aligned to their purpose; and get the message to key stakeholders with integrated campaigns.
Adrian previously worked with LSEG’s Capital Markets business, where he led a strategic initiative to define and scale-up its Sustainable Finance offering, including the development of ESG engagement tools for listed companies; the ‘Green Economy Mark’ equity classification for companies and funds; and the Sustainable Bond Market.
As CEO of international certification body Gold Standard, Adrian led the development of robust governance for carbon markets and impact finance that supported the deployment of millions of dollars into clean technologies, sustainable land-use and UN Sustainable Development Goals in over 50 countries.
After leading PR and marketing for its trading businesses, Adrian established and then led ABN AMRO’s Environmental Markets business in 2006, bringing together the bank’s full suite of green products into one of the world’s first integrated sustainable finance offerings. He subsequently supported renewable energy and cleantech clients as a Director in The Royal Bank of Scotland’s corporate finance team.