Martin is co-founder and Chair of the Future-Fit Foundation.
Martin is Chair of the Future-Fit Foundation, which he co-founded with Dr. Geoff Kendall in 2013. His principal focus is working with large-scale pension funds and asset owners to incorporate Future-Fit metrics into their investment decisions, encouraging the creation of more sustainable portfolios.
Prior to this, Martin spent 7 years as Sales Director of Social Finance Limited, where he focused primarily on developing the investor base for social impact investments and structuring products to link capital with demand. This included a period serving as a member of the Asset Allocation Working Group for the G7 Social Investment Task Force. He previously spent over 12 years in international investment banking working on structured finance products for UBS Warburg, JPMorgan and HSBC.
Martin has a passion for international development and poverty relief and is engaged in a range of trustee, investment committee and advisory roles. He holds a double-Masters in Engineering from Queens’ College, Cambridge University.
Martin Rich is tagged in 5 stories.
Finance & Investment /
As a reformed banker, I tend to be alert whenever I hear folks talking about investment and investors. Over the past few Sustainable Brands events, I’ve noticed, however, that the language can sometimes be a bit muddled around this topic. Investors are often lumped into one homogenous bunch, whose needs and duties are not really understood. The differences between the types of investment product and the accompanying financial risk-reward can be confused. - 4 years ago
Product, Service & Design Innovation /
I’ve yet to meet a corporate CSO or sustainability team member who told me that they really look forward to filling in their annual sustainability questionnaires. In fact, the opposite is almost unanimously true.
It’s not that questionnaires don’t have their place per se; they absolutely do. But it seems like every new framework comes with yet another set of (different) questions, requiring participants to input sensitive company information into a ‘black box’ mechanism in order to get a single number or rating in return. - 5 years ago