Using technology to simplify ESG

Company Profile

GaiaLens is a FinTech group launched in 2021 that provides a data-driven, transparent, and real-time ESG analytics platform to institutional investors. We achieve this by combining cutting-edge technologies and the latest thinking in ESG investing.

 

We are a group drawn from finance professionals, technologists, and academics who believe that economic value creation can and should be combined with environmental stewardship, social inclusion, and sound governance.​

Leadership

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Seb Kirk CFA
Co-Founder

Seb worked as a financial analyst at a boutique corporate finance firm for 5 years, where he specialised in facilitating transactions in the sustainable and ethical food production industry.

Seb holds a MSc (Distinction) in Data Science from City, University of London, and a BSc (Hons) degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Newcastle. Seb is a CFA Charterholder and a
member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

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Gordon Tveito-Duncan
Co-Founder

Gordon is an experienced financial analyst having worked as an Equity Research Analyst at an investment bank covering the Technology sector. He also has experience as a Data Science consultant.

 

Gordon holds a MSc (Distinction) in Data Science from City, University of London, and a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.

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The Meaning Behind GaiaLens

Gaia means Earth, where Gaia was the Greek goddess of the Earth. In the 1970s, Jame Lovelock proposed the "Gaia Hypothesis", which describes how the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions so as to be suitable for life. In this way, Earth can be regarded as a single organism.

To us, "GaiaLens" means "world view" and reflects our desire to take a holistic approach to our work whilst appreciating the complexity and interdependency of the systems that we are trying to measure.