Simon operates at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability and has over 15 years of international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant. Simon is the CEO of RIAA – an organisation that has 200+ investment organisation members who jointly manage over $5 trillion – where he works to elevate sustainability issues as core investment risks and opportunities, and shift capital to support a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous world. Prior to joining RIAA, he spent over five years at the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) as their Economic Adviser, leading debates on issues such as financing the transition to a low carbon economy, climate change policy and broader economic reform issues (taxation, green jobs, infrastructure, well being indicators & natural capital issues). He played an integral role in the establishment of Australia’s $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which continues to have a strong impact by investing in a low carbon future.
Simon is involved in a number of external committees and advisory groups including the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Australia Network Advisory Committee.