Our Environment, Health & Safety research is designed for EHS professionals seeking to improve the effectiveness of their EHS information management strategies. We also serve the needs of C-level executives at EHS software
and services firms who need to keep track of the competitive environment, get insight into buyer preferences and make investment decisions on the basis of reliable data
Our ESG & Sustainability research improves the decisions of investors, tech providers, financial services firms and corporate leaders. We deliver on this mission by conducting in-depth research on the full range of services
and technologies required to succeed with ESG and sustainability strategies
Our Net Zero & Climate Risk research improves the decisions of investors, tech providers, financial services firms and corporate leaders. We deliver on this mission by conducting in-depth research on the full range of services
and technologies required to succeed with net zero strategies
Our Operational Excellence research is designed for operations, safety and asset reliability managers in large corporations seeking to improve the effectiveness of operational excellence programmes through the use of innovative
technologies. The research also serves the needs of C-level executives at vendors who need to keep track of the competitive environment, get insight into buyer preferences, identify acquisition opportunities and make product
investment decisions on the basis of reliable market data
Our Smart Building research supports executives looking to better understand the markets for software firms in the building IoT platforms, IWMS, CAFM, CMMS, and energy management segments; smart buildings technology vendors as
well as leaders of real estate services practices
Our team of experts have been analyzing the latest innovations for more than 10 years and are trusted to deliver impartial, evidence-based assessments of technologies that can give you the edge. It’s a rapidly evolving market
and they need the most thorough & up-to-date information available
We develop long-term partnerships with our clients to support growth, efficiency and resiliency in their businesses. Our engagements range from market and product strategy with technology vendors, digital strategy development and
execution with technology buyers and CDD with private equity
We recognize that all firms and individuals have an important role to play in reducing negative environmental impacts and specifically tackling climate change. You can find out more about our own approach to sustainable business
We’d love to hear from you.
Through our research we help corporate executives, investors, technology executives and services firm leaders to make robust, fact-based decisions. You can reach us by email, online form or requesting a briefing
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the United Kingdom. Verdantix won the Queen’s Award due to its sustained growth in international trade over the last three years –
including through the pandemic
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Dedicated to exploring the scale, shape and velocity of change in the business world as our economic system adapts to sustainability challenges and climate risk. Our podcast brings together leading change-makers for meaningful, in-depth debate.
Hosted by David Metcalfe CEO, Verdantix, the series is a must listen for sustainability leaders, investors and members of the C-Suite seeking to safely guide their businesses through a changing global landscape.
Each episode debates an aspect of the great transition to a resilient carbon-neutral economy through the lens of topical issues, major market trends and market dynamics.
The Voluntary Carbon Market: Are We At The Inflection Point?
At the UN COP 26 and COP 27 negotiations, an agreement was finally reached on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement which established market rules for international trading of some carbon credits. However, Article 6 is yet to be implemented. With demand low and a still-evolving marketplace, will an imperfect carbon market have a significant impact on reducing global emissions by 2050?
Reframing The Executive Mindset On Climate Strategy And Time
As global GHG emissions continue to rise it’s clear that the targets set by the Paris Agreement are now unachievable. Our latest episode discusses how corporate leaders are addressing the inevitable increase in short-term climate risk and the challenges posed by the requirement to accelerate the net zero transition.
Navigating The Tech Bear Market: Is There An ESG & Climate Tech Bubble?
Every week brings a new announcement of a climate or ESG tech firm raising more than $100 million from blue-chip investors whilst achieving unicorn status with fewer than 100 employees. Will these valuations continue, or will the sector be a victim of the broader tech bear market?
ESG Pragmatists vs Sustainability Idealists: What’s The Problem?
We’re joined by Evan Greenfield of S&P Global and Orlan Boston of EY, to discuss the relationship between risk-focused ESG metrics and the broader aims of sustainability practitioners. Are these approaches complementary or fundamentally at odds with each other? Will they converge in the period ahead, and if so, what language will they use to describe their aims?
Each episode debates an aspect of the great transition to a resilient carbon-neutral economy through the lens of topical issues, major market trends and market dynamics.
CEO and Founder
Redshaw Advisors Ltd and Net Zero Markets Ltd
Louis Redshaw is CEO and founder of Redshaw Advisors Ltd a company dedicated to making companies successful in environmental markets. Redshaw Advisors, established in 2014, brings together like-minded customer focussed professionals to inform, advise and train industry, governments and investors.
As a Managing Director at Barclays Capital Louis founded, and ran for 10 years, Barclays’ Environmental Markets division that, under his stewardship, became the world’s largest carbon business by traded volume. Louis has been a true ‘first mover’ in the carbon markets driving forward innovative and ground-breaking wholesale market and investor products designed to boost market liquidity.
Louis has served as a Director on the boards of the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA), a Director of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and a Director of Tricorona. He holds an MSc from Imperial College in Environmental Technology and Energy Policy.
CEO and Co-Founder
Tommy Ricketts is the CEO and co-founder of BeZero Carbon, a global ratings agency for the voluntary carbon market. BeZero was founded in 2020, its global team combines expertise within climate and earth science, financial research, data science, and public policy. Prior to founding BeZero Carbon, Tommy was a VP in Global Research at Bank of America and worked as a political strategist in London and Brussels.
Chair and founder
Chair and founder of Chapter Zero, a network of more than 2,300 UK board members, Julie Baddeley has served on the boards of major organisations in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. She is a director of FTSE 250 automotive supplier TI Fluid Systems plc, which is leading the transition to electric vehicles, Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, and non-executive director of marketing analytics consultants Ebiquity plc. She was previously Senior Independent Director of Greggs plc and Yorkshire Building Society, and Chair of global recruitment company Harvey Nash.
Julie leads a series of initiatives to help chairs and non-executive directors recognise the challenge of climate change to their businesses, and their business’ impacts on global warming. She sees delivering a zero-carbon economy as the biggest challenge for business in her lifetime. She is on the board of the Climate Governance Initiative, which has Chapters focused on climate action in business in 56 countries, and is a By-Fellow at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.
Head of Climate Risk and Resilience, Climate Risk and Resilience
Charlie brings over 25 years’ experience in the insurance market. Most of his career has been focused on financial institutions, designing risk transfer products across a wide range of disciplines. He is known for building new teams and capabilities with the aim of demonstrating how insurance can be used to help deal with the problems of tomorrow.
CEO & Co-Founder
Sweep cofounder and CEO Rachel Delacour is an award-wining repeat entrepreneur with a background in finance. In 2009, she cofounded BIME Analytics, a pioneering business intelligence SaaS which was acquired by US customer service company Zendesk six years later. Rachel worked there as General Manager until she decided to use her talent to help clean the climate mess with Sweep.
A leading female figure in European tech, Rachel was elected co-President of France Digitale in 2018 and her thought leadership has been featured in The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. An advocate for women in tech, she has backed several female-founded US and French startups.
Rob is a Managing Partner at ETF Partners since early 2010. ETF is the leading fund in Europe backing technology entrepreneurs focused on delivering sustainability through innovation. Prior to joining ETF Partners, Rob was a Managing Partner at Vertex, one of the oldest and most prestigious investment firms out of Asia, where he led its European and North American investment activities for 8 years. Before that, Rob was a Managing Director of JP Morgan (and Hambrecht & Quist), focusing on advising high-tech growth companies globally. Earlier in his career, Rob was a management consultant for Bain & Co. in San Francisco, where he focused on the telecommunications industry. He holds an AB and MBA from Harvard University.
David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles, he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-Level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and the impact of these on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including four leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fundraising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School.
Orlan is a senior partner and executive and catalyst, connector and convener deeply committed to bringing people and
organizations together for fundamental change and global impact. Currently serving as EY’s Americas Sustainability &
ESG Markets Leader, he is responsible for creating and leading the EY Sustainability & ESG practice, go-to-market
practices, services, solutions, and offerings. He chairs the EY Americas Sustainability & ESG Leadership Team and serves
on EY’s Global Sustainability Executive Committee, EY Americas Markets Leadership team, and EY’s Global Social Equity
Task Force. He has spent the past three decades serving in senior leadership and board roles in business, media, politics,
public service, nonprofits, and philanthropy as a senior partner and executive at EY and Deloitte, entrepreneur, venture capital investor, awardwinning
film producer, author, presidential appointee, public servant, philanthropist, and member of several boards. His consulting career spans
corporate and commercial strategy, governance, growth, innovation, digital, technology, human capital, talent, change management, operations,
transformation, M&A transaction, and sustainability/ESG advisory services for CEOs, C-Suite executives, and corporate board directors of Fortune
100 companies and private equity and venture capital firms in the healthcare, life sciences, consumer, and technology sectors. In addition, he
serves as EY’s Senior Advisory Partner for several major client accounts.
He served as Global Client Service Partner for the Johnson & Johnson account for 7 years as EY’s senior advisor to the J&J Chairman & CEO,
Board, and Executive Committee responsible for the global EY and J&J relationship and building one of the most successful and innovative
accounts at EY. He served as EY’s Global Accounts Excellence & Innovation Leader in a Chief Commercial and Customer Innovation Officer
capacity leading EY’s global commercial and accounts excellence and innovation initiatives for its largest and most important client account portfolio
representing over $13B in annual revenues. He served as Founding Chair of the Global Accounts Innovation Advisory Board and member of EY’s
Global Markets Leadership Team and Global Accounts Committee. He held various senior Healthcare leadership roles as member of EY’s Global
Health Sciences Executive Board, EY Americas Strategy & Transactions Life Sciences Leader and EY Global Healthcare and Life Sciences
Innovation Leader. He served as East Region G360 Markets Leader representing and leading EY’s largest accounts in the region and member of
EY’s East Region Leadership Team responsible. Prior to joining EY in 2012, he held various firm, management, and account leadership roles at
Deloitte Consulting including as Senior Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, and US Life Sciences M&A Leader.
He is both an entrepreneur having started technology and real estate ventures and an intrapreneur having founded a number of successful
practices, alliances, and service offerings with EY and previously Deloitte. He served on the Big Think Advisory Board and currently serves as an
advisor to Max Ventures, a NYC based technology and e-commerce VC firm, and is an active angel investor. He has a long history in ESG and
Sustainability efforts across the public and private sectors and in public private partnerships. Partnering with J&J over the years he oversaw an EY
team that supported EY’s and J&J’s participation and efforts with the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism in 2018, served as the Executive
Sponsor for EY’s multimillion-dollar pro bono program supporting the global development and distribution efforts of J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine, and
orchestrated several creative and successful strategic ESG, sustainability, health equity, and innovation and tech ecosystem partnerships. In 2020,
Goldman Sachs appointed him to the Launch With GS Advisory Board, their $1B+ groundbreaking social impact venture fund and accelerator
exclusively investing in women, black, and latinx tech founders and VC fund managers. In 2014, he received a Presidential Appointment by
President Barack Obama as the fourth Obama White House Political Appointee to the Global Board of Governors of the United Service
Organizations, Inc. (USO). He is a member of the Partnership for New York City, the Partnership Innovation Council, and the Partnership Fund’s
Healthcare Advisory Board. He is also a David Rockefeller Fellow and member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Young Presidents’
Orlan is a passionate social entrepreneur having launched various award-winning social change and impact ventures in publishing, documentary
and feature filmmaking, civil rights, and philanthropy. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Trevor Project, the world’s leading suicide
prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth and was a member of the NYC LGBTQ Center’s Board of Directors. He was
named to the OUTstanding and Financial Times list of the 2016 Top 100 LGBT Leaders. In 2013 he produced HBO’s critically acclaimed The Out
List documentary film and book and is currently producing his latest epic feature film, Firebird. He was a co-author of I Am Ecowarrior, a book
featuring editorial portraits and interviews with global luminaries in the environmental sustainability movement. In 2020, Orlan co-authored the
feature article, The Strategic Side Gig, published in Harvard Business Review Magazine and in 2021 was published in HBR’s 10 Must Reads On
Career Resilience book.
He holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business and has completed a variety of
executive education programs at Harvard Business School, University of Oxford, INSEAD, and London Business School.
Evan was formerly Senior Managing Director, Global Head of ESG at S&P Global, where he oversaw ESG strategy, M&A and operations. Evan led ESG investments and acquisitions at S&P Global, culminating in the acquisition of SAM . He has two decades of experience in the financial services vertical, with significant time focused on ESG investing in alternative markets, and has spent over a decade as a private equity investor across the globe.
Evan is a passionate member of the ESG movement and believes that capital markets can play a critical role in advancing sustainability.