S&P Global Sustainable1
Richard Mattison is President of S&P Global Sustainable1. Launched in April 2021, S&P Global Sustainable1 is a new centralized group representing S&P Global's integrated sustainability offerings and is comprised of a dedicated team that provides comprehensive views on sustainability, including key ESG and climate topics. Sustainable1 brings together S&P Global's resources and full product suite of benchmarking, analytics, evaluations, and indices, housing over 700 billion ESG and climate data points and a research universe of circa 11,500 companies. This provides customers with a 360-degree view to help achieve their sustainability goals. Richard is an expert in sustainable finance and over the last 20 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, the Global Advisory Council of the Oxford Smith School Stranded Assets Programme and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. 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.