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Adam Black
Head of ESG & Sustainability at Coller Capital


Adam has been an ESG specialist for over 25 years (10 years in private equity).  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (FIEMA), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a Chartered Member of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health).  He holds a BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science, MA in Environmental Law and a higher-degree in Occupational Health and Safety. 

Adam has experience in most aspects of ESG implementation and management, including as a trainer and coach, incident investigation and crisis management, and safety culture.  He has delivered ESG risk mitigation and value creation programmes across most industry sectors in over 50 countries worldwide.    

As a member of Coller Capital’s Investment Team, Adam has responsibility for integrating ESG within all investment decision-making and management processes, working across all funds with underlying GPs and fund-of-fund managers and on occasion their portfolio companies.  Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2016 he an ESG Operating Partner and Head of Sustainability at Doughty Hanson.

Agenda Sessions

  • Emphasising the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’