Mark Kenber, Managing Director, Orbitas
Mark has worked on environment, climate and energy issues for over two decades, in government, NGOs and the private sector. He is currently Managing Director of Orbitas, an initiative that aims to make investors and financiers aware of climate change and climate response risks to investments in tropical soft commodity production. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive of Mongoose Energy Ltd, the UK’s largest developer and manager of community energy projects, and spent 12 years at internationally renowned NGO, The Climate Group, including six as its Chief Executive.
Mark has worked across various areas of environmental and climate policy, with a particular focus on the use of economic instruments in the pursuit of sustainable development. His career has included spells at Fundación Natura in Quito, as climate change advisor to the Ecuadorian government, at WWF, supporting its international climate change programme, and as a lecturer at both the Catholic University in Quito and the Institute of Development Studies in the UK.
Mark is currently a board member of Community Energy England and Verra, and Chair of the Reneum Advisory Council and Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop. His previous board memberships include the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Climate Policy Journal, the BP Carbon Advisory Panel and the Zurich Insurance Climate Advisory Board.