Andrew W. Mitchell - Founder, Equilibrium Futures
Andrew has spent the last sixteen years working with leaders on policy, supply chain risks, and innovative finance systems linked to sustainability. He is an international thought leader and communicator on natural capital, climate change and tropical forests.
He formed Equilibrium in 2016 to advise the financial sector, corporations and governments on new economic thinking that takes account of economic externalities and the impacts and dependencies of the economy on natural capital.
For over a decade, Andrew has been a pioneer in developing innovative credit lines for banks and landscape bonds for capital markets, primarily in Latin America and SE Asia. He works with governments, companies and the financial sector to develop the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding natural capital that underpins water, food, energy, health and climate security, locally and globally.
He has forty years experience in conservation. He is the Emeritus Rufford Fellow in Environmental Understanding at Oxford University and for seven years was a Research Fellow in its Zoology Department. In 2015 he received India's Ashoka Trust Award for services to forest canopy science and for his successful efforts to include forests in the UN Climate regime.
Since founding the think tank Global Canopy Programme at Oxford in 2001, he has focussed on the inclusion of forests in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, reducing the impact of global supply chains on natural capital and on designing innovative public-private finance instruments, such as green bonds, for climate smart agriculture.
Since 2012 his focus has been on catalysing a transformation within the financial sector towards greater understanding of its impacts and dependencies on natural capital and realising opportunities for green growth.
In 2019, Andrew established Equilibrium Futures in Jersey in the Channel Islands, where he was born. This is now the centre of operations for all the activities of the company worldwide.
Amy Williams, Executive Assistant
Amy has over 20 years experience as an Executive Assistant and during this time has worked with a range of organisations from start-ups to AIM listed companies. Her passion is working with environmental, social and ethical businesses and she provides Equilibrium Futures with administration and marketing support.
Equilibrium Futures associate network comprises a wide range of experts from the UK and around the world that specialise in all aspects of natural capital. This allows us to tailor the team specifically to your needs. Click to find out more.