Using technology to simplify ESG
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.
Seb Kirk CFA
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.
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.
The Meaning Behind GaiaLens
In Greek mythology, Gaia was the goddess of the Earth. In the 1970s, James Lovelock proposed the "Gaia Hypothesis", which describes how living and non-living components of the earth function as a single, complex and self-regulating system that helps maintain and perpetuate conditions for life on earth.
To us, "GaiaLens" means "world view" and reflects our desire to distil complex yet interdependent signals into accurate, truthful and absolute meaning. We want to equip investors with this meaning, providing them with the tools to make transparent assessments and decisions that will serve to create a better and more prosperous future.
With over $50 trillion invested in ESG assets globally, GaiaLens gives investors standardisation and consistency of analysis, and with it, the power to change the way funds invest and companies behave. GaiaLens’ core belief is that economic value creation can and should be combined with environmental stewardship, social inclusion, and sound governance. We are building the future with this belief in mind. For investors, corporations and the billions of individuals on our planet.