E52 Richard Kelly

Forests, Funds, and Future Growth

11th July 2024 | 52 minutes

Richard Kelly is a Managing Director at Foresight Group, where he co-leads the natural capital and forestry investment team. He is a co-founder and co-lead fund manager of Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc (FSF), the London Stock Exchange’s first listed investment company focused on UK natural capital and forestry. Richard has successfully overseen the origination and deployment of £0.3 billion into a significant portfolio of natural capital investments, including a pioneering 10 million tree planting programme, which accounts for a third of the total tree planting in the UK last year. Renowned as an expert and leading voice on voluntary carbon credits, Richard has been with Foresight Group for over 9 years. Before joining Foresight, he spent 8 years at Accenture PLC as a strategy and M&A advisor, providing strategic guidance to FTSE clients across various sectors.

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