Richard Burrett is a Senior Advisor at Earth Security Group. He has spent over 30 years involved in international banking. In his 20 years with ABN AMRO he developed extensive experience of project and structured finance, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. In the role of Global Head of Project Finance he was instrumental in the creation of the Equator Principles, a market recognised standard for managing environmental and social risk issues in project financing. Later, as ABN AMRO’s Global Head of Sustainability, he chaired the group’s Sustainability Council and developed the bank’s strategy on climate change and the carbon markets. He is a Partner at Earth Capital Partners – a company specialising in providing advice on investments that address the challenges of sustainable development. He is a FMO nominated non-Exec Board Director of Union Bank of Nigeria and has been Co-Chair of the UNEP Financial Initiative. Richard is also a Board Member of Forest Trends – a Washington based not for profit organisation focused on market-based approached to conservation; and a fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.