Richard is Chief Executive of Trucost Plc, the leading provider of natural capital measurement and valuation. Trucost has been helping companies, investors, governments, academics and thought leaders to understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency for over 12 years.
Richard has advised various UN bodies and governments on environmental reporting and ecosystem services and has led groundbreaking projects including developing the world’s first Environmental Profit and Loss account for PUMA, valuing the environmental externalities of the world’s 3,000 largest companies for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and producing the UK Government’s Environmental Reporting Guidelines for Business.
Richard is also a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Biodiversity & Natural Capital, member of the Oxford University Smith School Stranded Asset Programme consultative panel, advisor to The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) coalition, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a regular public speaker on environmental matters.
Previously Richard held a number of senior positions as a strategy consultant with Mitchell Madison Group and began his career as a neuroscientist. Richard holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh.