Richard Burrett
Richard Burrett
Chief Sustainability Officer
Earth Capital

Richard is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital and is also a member of the Investment Committee. Established in 2008, Earth Capital is a global private equity investment group managing $1.7bn which is deployed into sustainable technology businesses across the themes of energy, food and water. Richard has spent over 35 years in international banking. In his 20 years at ABN AMRO he worked in corporate and structured finance. As Global Head of Project Finance, he was involved in the creation of the Equator Principles, a market recognised standard for managing environmental and social risk issues. Latterly as Global Head of Sustainability, he chaired the group’s Sustainability Council. He is currently an Independent Non-Exec Director of Triodos Bank UK, a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security Group and a Dutch Development Bank (FMO) nominated non-Exec Board Director of Union Bank of Nigeria. He is former Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative. He is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and holds a BA and MBA from Durham University.