About Orbitas

About Orbitas

Orbitas is a center of excellence that examines climate transition risks for capital providers financing tropical commodities.

Orbitas believes all capital providers need to understand how climate transitions will affect the future of tropical commodities and adjust their financing strategies to this new reality.

Climate transitions – the efforts undertaken to tackle climate change (directly or indirectly) through policies, commitments and changing consumer preferences – will disrupt the status quo for tropical commodity production.

Capital providers need to see how these shifts will affect their portfolios, but the complexity of tropical commodities makes this difficult. A combination of cutting-edge economic modelling and traditional financial analysis means that Orbitas can shed light on the risks and opportunities for tropical commodity capital providers.

Orbitas is an initiative established by Climate Advisers Trust (CAT). Orbitas is grateful to the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) for their generous financial support.

How Orbitas Makes
Climate Transitions Visible

Focus on Overlooked
Industries

Orbitas is dedicated to tropical commodities, which are impacted by climate transitions but have not yet received sufficient attention from capital providers.

Translate Economic Models into Financial Risks

Orbitas uses innovative modeling approaches to understand what climate transitions mean for tropical commodities.

Capital providers can then see how these transitions could impair investments, through changes in key financial metrics.

Engage With
Capital Providers

Orbitas will work with financial institutions to highlight their current risks, help them develop tools for integrating scenario analysis for tropical commodities into their internal processes and support the development of financing structures that support sustainable alternatives.

The Orbitas Team

Orbitas has a dedicated team of experts that lead its analysis and outreach to capital providers.

Slide Mark Kenber Mark is the Managing Director of Orbitas and CEO of Climate Advisers UK. An economist with twenty-five years' experience working on climate change, his previous roles include CEO of Mongoose Energy and international nonprofit The Climate Group, senior policy officer at WWF, climate change advisor to the Ecuadorian government and lecturer at the Catholic University in Quito. He is currently Chair of Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop, the Reneum Advisory Council, the RE100 Advisory Committee and the BP Carbon Advisory Panel and a board member of Community Energy England and Verra.

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Slide Anthony Mansell Anthony is Deputy Director of Orbitas. Anthony is currently Senior Director for Policy and Research at Climate Advisers Trust. Anthony was previously International Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), one of the world’s leading environmental policy think tanks. At C2ES, Anthony specialized in international carbon markets and climate finance. From 2011 to 2014, Anthony was Policy Advisor for the International Emissions Trading Association, representing over 150 companies to promote the use of carbon markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions cost-efficiently.

Anthony Mansell DEPUTY DIRECTOR
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Slide Ameer Azim Ameer is the Chief Financial Economist of Orbitas. Ameer is currently Financial Economist for Climate Advisers Trust. Ameer’s interest and experience in sustainable finance began over a decade ago when the field was still in its infancy. Prior to joining Climate Advisers, Ameer worked for Silver Leaf Partners, a regional boutique investment bank in New York City. He co-developed their impact investment platform, before joining the investment banking team executing private debt and equity transactions for lower middle-market companies within the sustainability space.

Ameer Azim CHIEF FINANCIAL ECONOMIST 03 / 03

Orbitas is proud to work with expert organizations for its economic and financial analysis