Dr. Richard Mattison

Dr. Richard Mattison

President of S&P Global Sustainable1 and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global Trucost, S&P Global

Dr. Richard Mattison is President of S&P Global Sustainable1 and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global Trucost. 

S&P Global Sustainable1 is the single source of intelligence on sustainability. Our comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with in-depth ESG intelligence provides financial institutions, corporations and governments with an unmatched level of clarity and confidence. 

S&P Global Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, water, pollution and natural resource constraints, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to environmental factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow. 

Richard is an expert in sustainable finance and over 22 years he has advised various UN bodies,  governments, financial intuitions, companies and NGOs on how to integrate ESG, climate change and natural capital analysis into their decision-making. Richard was a member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, providing key recommendations for Europe’s ground-breaking  Sustainable Finance Action Plan. 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 Chair of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance Data Council, a member of the Global  Advisory Council of the Oxford Smith School Stranded Assets Programme, the Scottish Forum on  Natural Capital, the TNFD Forum and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. He is an Advisory  Board Member for IUCN Finance for Nature initiative and the Capitals Coalition. 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.

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