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Adrian Barnes

Head of Green Analytics - Green Investment Group

Adrian Barnes has been part of Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) since joining the UK Green Investment Bank in 2013, acquired by Macquarie to form GIG in 2017.

Adrian is responsible for the implementation of GIG's robust green assessment, monitoring and reporting approach. In this role he oversees GIG's evaluation of all global green investment activity, whilst also advising across Macquarie Group and third party clients on transition and impact investing strategies, and on structuring green investment funds and instruments.

He represents GIG on standardisation initiatives for technical green assessment - in this capacity he is the UK expert contributing to the ISO 14030 standard on green bonds and loans, sits on BSI's Sustainable Finance Strategic Advisory Group, and is a member of the IFI Working Group on Greenhouse Gas Accounting.

Adrian's background is in environmental consultancy, having joined GIG in 2013 following a secondment from WSP Environment & Energy, where he had led Environmental Impact Assessment and construction environmental management for offshore wind and grid infrastructure projects. Prior to this, Adrian was a consultant with Jacobs Engineering, working on environmental assessment and management of large scale infrastructure projects in a range of sectors.

Adrian is a Chartered Environmentalist and Fellow of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment.

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