Richard Mattison

Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

Richard Mattison

Richard Mattison is Managing Director and CEO of Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.

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 PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh and is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.