Sustainable Investment Management

A merchant bank for sustainability

Sustainable Investment Management Ltd (SIM) is a new vehicle created to promote the investment, markets and trading of responsible commodities worldwide. It adopts a capital-light merchant bank model, coordinating integration of sources of finance, services and activities related to the investments it promotes.

The initial focus of SIM is to coordinate the development and operations of the Responsible Commodities Facility to support the production of responsible soy and corn in Brazil. SIM is a spinoff of BVRio Environmental Exchange, in partnership with partners and investors.

SIM Management Team

Pedro Moura Costa - Founder and CEO, UK

Over 25 years experience on forestry, climate and environment sector, co-founder and director of BVRio Environmental Exchange, co-founder and former President of EcoSecurities Group Plc., the world leader in greenhouse gas mitigation and carbon trading, listed in the London AIM stock exchange; author of >80 reports including IPCC reports recognized with 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; PhD from University of London.

Maurício Moura Costa - Founder and COO, Brazil

Over 25 years of experience in commercial and financial law, M&A, banking and finance, capital markets and general contracting. Co-founder and director of BVRio Environmental Exchange. Formerly, country director of EcoSecurities Group Plc. Brazil; managing partner of Castro Barros & Sobral (São Paulo) and Rodrigues & Moura Costa (Lisboa, Portugal). Doctor in Economic Law from Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Sorbonne), with many articles published in the subject of economic law.

Etienne Amic - CFO

Over 20 years experience in commodities trading, previously Head of European Energy of Mercuria Energy Group, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where held a number of senior roles in trading, sales and principal investments, Global Head of Commodities at Credit Agricole CIB, and a trader at TOTAL. Founder of EnAlgo, which develops energy trading technology, and Chairman of Vortexa, a leading oil data and analytics provider. Etienne holds a MSc. in Quantum Physics, a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Université Paris Jussieu, a MSc. in Financial Markets from Université Paris Dauphine and a MSc. in Mines Engineering from Paris.ParisTech.

Shaun Kinsbury - Senior Advisor

Former CEO of the UK Green Investment Bank, previously served as an Investment Partner at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading clean energy private equity firm where he was responsible for its European activities. He is a long time renewable energy investor and advisor having been a founding partner of Pulsar Energy Capital and an advisor to 3i on a number of renewable energy transaction opportunities in Europe.