For 25 years Paul has been central to break-through developments in responsible investment and sustainable finance. In 2011-2012, he supported Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his work on financial stability and sustainability for the UNSG. While Head of www.unepfi.org from 2000-2012 his team conceived and delivered: the Principles for Responsible Investment (2005); the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (2011); and the Natural Capital Declaration (2012). In 2017 the PRI is backed by 1600 investors (AuM USD 62 trillion). Paul was a UNPRI Board member for six years.
Paul’s career has spanned business, the UN, and the media. He has been embedded in global policy discussions around climate change, biodiversity, and human rights since the early 1990s. After leaving the UN in 2012, he established The Blended Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on deals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Paul established one of the first environmental strategy and technology consultancies for Southeast Asia while based in Bangkok (1991-1998). During this period he worked to promote greater environmental & social disclosure on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) . In 1994 Paul took his business inside the world’s largest testing, inspection and verification group, the Swiss multinational SGS. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Senior Energy and Environment Policy Manager for the Paris-based global business organisation, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).In the mid-1980s he was a UK-based journalist specialising in environmental business issues.