Mr Neil Eckert

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Advisor to IDEAcarbon


Mr Eckert joined the IDEAcarbon Advisory Board in June 2011. Mr Neil Eckert was Chief Executive of Climate Exchange Plc, an AIM listed company, which owned the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) until sale to ICE in July 2010. Neil is Chairman of Trading Emissions plc, an AIM listed company, which is one of the world's leading funds investing in emission reduction permits. Mr Eckert is Chairman of Design Technology and Innovation Limited, a patenting and intellectual property company.

Until April 2005, Mr Eckert was Chief Executive of Brit Insurance Holdings PLC, which is a UK and International insurance and reinsurance company. Mr Eckert founded the company in 1995 as an Investment Trust listed on the London Stock Exchange. In the early 1990's he was a reinsurance broker and main board Director of Benfield Group plc.

Key contributions and insights

  • Mr Eckert joined the IDEAcarbon Advisory Board in June 2011, advising on developing strategic relationships and corporate finance to scale the platform's use globally.
  • Commenting on his appointment, Mr Eckert said, "Having used and tested IDEAcarbon's analytical products and ratings, I believe these products are vital to transform the scale of energy efficiency, carbon and renewable finance to levels which can help China, India and the West meet their stated goals. From my work at the Climate Exchange and in insurance, I recognise IDEAcarbon's CARBONrisk platform as one which contains rigour to institutional standards on which the private sector and multilateral agencies have been waiting to move climate finance towards the mainstream of finance.” To read the full Press Release click here.