Louis Redshaw

Founding Partner

Louis has been actively involved in the European carbon markets since before their inception in 2005. While Managing Director responsible for Environmental Markets at Barclays Capital he created the largest carbon business by volume, globally. Louis has been a true ‘first mover’ in the carbon markets driving forward innovative and ground breaking products. He created, and more importantly shared with the whole trading community, standardised trading documentation that allowed the secondary Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) market to start and later repeated the initiative in the US by standardising terms that led to the first trades in California Carbon Allowances (CCAs). Both standards were subsequently adopted by exchanges active in carbon trading.  Louis commissioned the creation of the Barclays Global Carbon Index that tracked global emission credit prices and its associated NYSE listed iPath Exchange Traded Note.  In 2009 he initiated a CER portfolio acquisition process that culminated in the purchase of Tricorona in 2010, a publicly listed company that was the 3rd largest CDM project developer at the time.  He has been a Director of the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA), a Director of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) for 4 years and a Director of Tricorona.

Louis has a passion for emissions trading and actively promotes the efficiency of markets to deliver carbon emissions reductions. His mission is to help companies of all types to understand the increasingly complex world of carbon risk management and show them how they can manage those risks. He is regularly invited to give his views on this fast evolving business by presenting at conferences, writing articles and contributing to workshops. He has twice given evidence to the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee as an expert in carbon trading.

Louis has fought hard to protect the integrity of the carbon markets – most notably with his stance on VAT fraud and carbon credit theft in 2009/10.  Here he personally assumed a leadership role in educating his financial peer companies and various authorities including the European Commission, UK Treasury, the FCA and HMRC, on the problems and the potential solutions.

Louis holds an MSc from Imperial College in Environmental Technology and Energy Policy.



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