Climate Transition Catalysts

Our team

Girish Narula is Urgentem’s CEO. He has a track record of driving success and innovation in risk analytics, portfolio management and strategic business planning across different geographies including India, US, UK and Africa. His outlook is entrepreneurial, and technology driven with a B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Executive training in Artificial Intelligence from MIT Sloan and an MBA from the University of Oxford.  

Girish_WS.jpeg
Girish Narula
CEO

Girish Narula is Urgentem’s CEO. He has a track record of driving success and innovation in risk analytics, portfolio management and strategic business planning across different geographies including India, US, UK and Africa.

His outlook is entrepreneurial, and technology driven with a B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Executive training in Artificial Intelligence from MIT Sloan and an MBA from the University of Oxford.  

Kasper leads the climate risk technology and research teams in data analysis for client portfolios and delivering client investment strategies. He has a passion for climate science and a background in data analysis, statistics, scientific research and ecology. Kasper holds a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity and Statistics and a Master’s in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Kasper_WS.JPG
Kasper Brandt
Product Development

Kasper leads the climate risk technology and research teams in data analysis for client portfolios and delivering client investment strategies. He has a passion for climate science and a background in data analysis, statistics, scientific research and ecology.

Kasper holds a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity and Statistics and a Master’s in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Constantine leads Urgentem’s advisory work stream and acts as a technical resource in the engagement process with clients and strategic partners.  An economist by training, he is passionate about advisory projects that empower investors to identify and manage climate-related financial risks and generate new sustainable investment opportunities. Constantine developed the TCFD-aligned Financial Services disclosure framework at CDP and worked at the Carbon Trust as a Consultant. He holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from LSE and is a committed marine conservationist.

Constantine_WS.jpeg
Constantine Pretenteris
Climate Solutions

Constantine leads Urgentem’s climate solutions work stream and acts as a technical resource in the engagement process with clients and strategic partners. An economist by training, he is passionate about advisory projects that empower investors to identify and manage climate-related financial risks and generate new sustainable investment opportunities. Constantine developed the TCFD-aligned Financial Services disclosure framework at CDP and worked at the Carbon Trust as a Consultant. He holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from LSE.

ginni.jpeg
Ginevra Berti-Mei
Product Development

As a technical developer, Ginevra contributes to building Urgetem’s Element6 platform. Passionate about exploring ways in which data and tech can be used to drive social and environmental change, she is committed to having a net positive environmental impact.

 

Ginevra holds an MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy from King’s College London, an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians University.

Ginevra develops climate risk analytics models in Python to enhance and maintain Urgentem’s Element6 platform. She is passionate about exploring ways in which data and tech can be used to drive social and environmental change.

Ginevra holds an MSc in Climate Change Science & Policy from King’s College London, an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians University.

Constantine leads Urgentem’s advisory work stream and acts as a technical resource in the engagement process with clients and strategic partners.  An economist by training, he is passionate about advisory projects that empower investors to identify and manage climate-related financial risks and generate new sustainable investment opportunities. Constantine developed the TCFD-aligned Financial Services disclosure framework at CDP and worked at the Carbon Trust as a Consultant. He holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from LSE and is a committed marine conservationist.

ian2.jpeg
Ian Stannard               
Marketing & Business Development

Ian Stannard is Head of Marketing & Engagement at Urgentem with extensive experience developing and producing macro research and data products for global financial market participants. Ian has a passion for generating actionable ideas and working closely with asset owners/managers, central banks and multinational corporates around the world. 

 

Ian developed his analytical and data skills at top tier investment banks and institutions, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Chase Manhattan Bank and MNI Market News and is a regular media commentator on developments in the financial markets.

20220309_114112.jpeg
Phil Roussel
Marketing & Business Development

Tom conducts data analysis for client portfolios, hosts technical discussions and develops bespoke products using Urgentem’s global carbon data set. Tom holds a First Class Master’s degree in Financial Technology and a joint Honour’s degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde. For his MSc dissertation, he explored the applications of machine learning to climate finance. He is currently developing Urgentem’s advanced suite of portfolio carbon risk management metrics and climate risk platform.

Phil is a Business Development Executive and leads the sales team, working with clients and partners across all industries to align with the climate transition.As a problem-solver, he has a proven track record of building lasting relationships and finding the optimal solution.

Phil has a BSc Hons in Marketing and Management from Newcastle University, and has previously worked for Morningstar and a financial regulator.

Constantine leads Urgentem’s advisory work stream and acts as a technical resource in the engagement process with clients and strategic partners.  An economist by training, he is passionate about advisory projects that empower investors to identify and manage climate-related financial risks and generate new sustainable investment opportunities. Constantine developed the TCFD-aligned Financial Services disclosure framework at CDP and worked at the Carbon Trust as a Consultant. He holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from LSE and is a committed marine conservationist.

adela.jpeg
Adela Piontek
Corporate Engagement

Adela is a senior carbon data analyst at Urgentem, currently in charge of developing the Green Revenues data project.

 

She holds a First Class Honours degree in Economics from Adam Smith Business School at Glasgow Uni, and a Masters in Global and Managerial Economics.

 

Having worked in the European Parliament, she's well-versed not only in European public policy, but also in the EU's institutional processes. Economist by training and researcher by passion, she combines her sustainability-oriented ambitions with diverse data experience.

Stephen Square.JPG
Stephen Fitzpatrick
Culture and Wellbeing

Stephen leads Urgentem's Communications, Culture, and Well-being activities. He is our brand guardian, the go-to person for media relations and the designer of our Culture and Well-being Program which addresses the human challenges of our work in a rapid and profoundly changing world. He was Group Interactive Strategist at Saatchi and Saatchi and has led digital innovation and communication projects for Greenpeace, WWF, and Oxfam in addition to MindfulMoney.co.uk, an award-winning social news and networking venture sponsored by leading asset managers in the UK.

Stephen leads Urgentem's Culture, and Well-being activities. He is our brand guardian, the go-to person for media relations and the designer of our Culture and Well-being Program which addresses the human challenges of our work in a rapid and profoundly changing world.

He was Group Interactive Strategist at Saatchi and Saatchi and has led digital innovation and communication projects for Greenpeace, WWF, and Oxfam in addition to MindfulMoney.co.uk, an award-winning social news and networking venture sponsored by leading asset managers in the UK.

PXL_20200919_111946903.png
Daria Babets
Product Development

Daria is an experienced backend developer, who is working on different backend components of our Element6 platform. She is committed to finding optimal solutions even for complex issues. Daria has extensive experience in Python language and its "ecosystem". She has a degree in System Analysis.

Daria is also interested in civic-environmental responsibility.

Daria is an experienced backend developer, who is working on different backend components of our Element6 platform. She is committed to finding optimal solutions even for complex issues. Daria has extensive experience in Python language and its "ecosystem". She has a degree in System Analysis.

Daria is also interested in civic-environmental responsibility.

DSC01369_edited.jpg
Shashank Manjunath
Marketing & Business Development

As a technical developer, Ginevra contributes to building Urgetem’s Element6 platform. Passionate about exploring ways in which data and tech can be used to drive social and environmental change, she is committed to having a net positive environmental impact.

 

Ginevra holds an MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy from King’s College London, an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians University.

Shashank is a Strategic Marketing & Business Development Associate, responsible for creating thought-provoking content and marketing campaigns. His focus also includes digital media management and developing Urgentem’s events and media strategy.

 

Shashank leads Urgentem’s Data Journalism College program, creating insightful, research driven infographics on a wide range of sustainability and climate issues.

 

He holds a First Class MA in Geography as well as a MSc in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics from the University of St Andrews.

joe.jpeg
Joe Beviss
Climate Solutions

Daria is an experienced backend developer, who is working on different backend components of our Element6 platform. She is committed to finding optimal solutions even for complex issues. Daria has extensive experience in Python language and its "ecosystem". She has a degree in System Analysis.

Daria is also interested in civic-environmental responsibility.

Joe is a Senior Climate Solutions Consultant, helping financial institutions understand and utilise carbon data and analytics. His particular focus is helping companies align to TCFD, meet regulatory challenges and set targets to align to a low carbon world.

 

Prior to working with Urgentem, he worked closely with corporates to set science-based targets, sustainability strategies and conduct carbon footprints, life cycle assessments and verification.

 

He holds a First Class MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, as well as a BA in Geography from the University of Exeter.

alex.jpeg
Alex Jones
Corporate Engagement

As a technical developer, Ginevra contributes to building Urgetem’s Element6 platform. Passionate about exploring ways in which data and tech can be used to drive social and environmental change, she is committed to having a net positive environmental impact.

 

Ginevra holds an MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy from King’s College London, an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians University.

As a Senior Carbon Data Analyst, Alex is responsible for data collection and quality assurance of corporate’s emissions data.

He also leads Urgentem’s corporate engagement campaigns and the output data project.

Alex holds a BSc in Environment, Economics & Ecology from the University of York. For his BSc dissertation, Alex explored FTSE 100 companies emission targets and is passionate about business’ non-financial disclosure and their role in the transition to a low carbon economy.

isaac.jpeg
Isaac Woodman 
Marketing & Business Development

Daria is an experienced backend developer, who is working on different backend components of our Element6 platform. She is committed to finding optimal solutions even for complex issues. Daria has extensive experience in Python language and its "ecosystem". She has a degree in System Analysis.

Daria is also interested in civic-environmental responsibility.

Isaac is a Business Development Analyst within the Climate Solutions team to aid clients in the understanding of climate data, managing accounts and researching developments in the climate-finance space.

 

A climate modeller by training, he has a deep knowledge of climate related data as well as a motivation for  sustainable finance. He holds a Bsc in Geography with applied geocomputation and spatial analysis and an Msc in Climate Change: Science, Environment and Policy from King's College London. He is interested in sustainable food sourcing.

raakel.jpeg
Raakel Laitinen
Marketing & Business Development

As a technical developer, Ginevra contributes to building Urgetem’s Element6 platform. Passionate about exploring ways in which data and tech can be used to drive social and environmental change, she is committed to having a net positive environmental impact.

 

Ginevra holds an MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy from King’s College London, an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians University.

Raakel is a Business Development Analyst at Urgentem, engaging and establishing contact with prospective clients as well as coordinating campaigns with the business development team.

 

With previous experience as a carbon data analyst, she has a good understanding of climate and environment related data. In addition, she is part of the Diversity and Inclusion team.

 

She holds an MSc in Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School.

DSC01300.jpeg
Harish Krishnamoorty
Product Development

Daria is an experienced backend developer, who is working on different backend components of our Element6 platform. She is committed to finding optimal solutions even for complex issues. Daria has extensive experience in Python language and its "ecosystem". She has a degree in System Analysis.

Daria is also interested in civic-environmental responsibility.

Hari is a Data Analyst & Programmer responsible for the development and enhancement of the Element6 platform.

Previously, Hari was a successful algorithmic trader specialising in developing alpha strategies in the European derivatives market.  He has extensive experience in quantitative modelling and statistical analysis of financial data.

He is passionate about exploring the use of climate data for investment decision making and alpha generation. Hari holds a First Class MSc in Finance and Investment, and a BSc in Genetics from Queen Mary University of London.

matthew.jpeg
Matthew Barker
Product Development

As a technical developer, Ginevra contributes to building Urgetem’s Element6 platform. Passionate about exploring ways in which data and tech can be used to drive social and environmental change, she is committed to having a net positive environmental impact.

 

Ginevra holds an MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy from King’s College London, an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians University.

Matt is a mathematician whose research has focussed on game theory and its application to business decisions in innovation, with a particular focus on green innovations. Through his research, he has developed a deep understanding of economics, network analysis, dynamic game theory, among other fields of mathematics from an applications perspective.

As a Climate Modelling Analyst at Urgentem, Matt develops new methodologies and analytics from their inception to prototyping, he is also interested in continuing collaboration and building partnerships through academic and corporate links to positively impact Urgentem's business