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Our mission

Accelerate symbiosis between finance and the biosphere.
 

Our innovation

Enhancing markets with non-market solutions.

The Global Returns Fund is the first portfolio of diverse, effective and scalable not-for-profits tackling climate change, curated by experts. These organisations regenerate the planet beyond the capacity of sustainable investing or carbon offsets, making all investments less risky.
 

Our vision

A world where every financial strategy regenerates the biosphere.

We’ve made it easy to embed the Global Returns Fund into every asset allocation strategy, sustainable investment fund and corporate sustainability policy. And our charitable status means we work with you at absolutely no cost.

While supporting not-for-profits does not generate financial returns, it does regenerate the planet beyond the capacity of sustainable investing or carbon offsets. It thereby delivers Global Returns that make traditional investments less risky. 

It creates a symbiotic relationship between the economy and the environment.

Yan Swiderski Executive Trustee & Co Founder

Yan has had a long career in international finance. He has worked in Singapore, New York and London specialising in sovereign debt and currency markets. In 2002 he founded an investment management business, Finisterre Capital LLP. Here he was managing global portfolios investing in over 50 countries, primarily in developing markets. He retired from finance in 2014 to run an organic farm. Yan has a Law degree from Cambridge University, and also speaks Spanish and French.

Yan Swiderski Executive Trustee & Co Founder
Jasper Judd Executive Trustee & Co Founder

Jasper is a Cambridge graduate and Chartered Accountant. He is currently a non-executive director of two public companies: JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust PLC and Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC. Previously, he worked as finance director of a range of businesses. Most recently, he was a senior executive of the large Australian multinational, Brambles Limited, where he was Group Head of Strategy.

Jasper Judd Executive Trustee & Co Founder
Camilla Swiderska Executive Trustee

Camilla has worked for not-for-profits which campaign to protect the environment. She worked at Greenpeace UK in the wildlife unit including the whale, fisheries and habitat campaigns. Later at Greenpeace International she researched and documented the international trade in toxic technologies. Camilla later worked for Campaign for Better Transport and also at CPRE. Camilla has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a BA in Geography.

Camilla Swiderska Executive Trustee
Jo Bacon Non-Executive Trustee

Jo has been the Managing Partner of Allies and Morrison LLP, an internationally renowned firm of architects and urbanists, for more than ten years while continuing to be involved actively in projects from urban masterplans to construction stage delivery. In 2015, she was shortlisted for Architects Journal WIA Woman Architect of the Year and has since led the publication of the RIBA Gender Pay Gap report for the architectural profession. In 2018, she was elected to Chair the RIBA Awards Group and RIBA Vice President International. Jo is currently a Trustee and Board Member of the RIBA and a Trustee of the Architectural Association Foundation.

Jo Bacon Non-Executive Trustee
Mike Jennings Non-Executive Trustee

Mike’s career of over 30 years has been spent in investment management, as a global equity manager and Chief Investment Officer.  He has spent the last 7 years at TT International where he was Investment Director responsible for liaison with sovereign wealth funds and institutional clients around the world. He was responsible for the introduction of ESG integration across all investment strategies at TT and was Chair of the ESG Committee. He is currently a Senior Investment consultant to TT.

Mike Jennings Non-Executive Trustee
Jack Chellman Head of Strategy and Communications

With a background in journalism and social advocacy, Jack transitioned to environmental work out of concern for issues of intersectional climate justice. A Marshall Scholar, Jack holds an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge. He also earned an MSc with distinction in Media, Power and Public Affairs from Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Jack Chellman Head of Strategy and Communications
Olly Tapper Development Manager

Olly moved into environmental work out of concern for the immediate, everyday impacts of climate change for individuals in the Global South. Having studied Geography at the University of Cambridge, Olly took a particular interest in Political Ecology and the intersection between climate change, global development, and agricultural practices.

Olly Tapper Development Manager
Jonnie Barrow Communications Manager

Jonnie graduated with a BA in English Literature from Oxford University. His study of literature, along with his involvement in student journalism and outreach work, highlighted the power of stories to change our behaviours effectively, which is vital to ensure we tackle the urgent needs of the Climate Crisis. His professional background before joining the Global Returns Project included education, data analytics and client services.

Jonnie Barrow Communications Manager