About Respira

Carbon financing

Respira International is an impact-driven carbon finance business. Our high-quality carbon credits allow corporations and financial institutions to mitigate their environmental impact.

Acting as principal, Respira creates innovative solutions to secure long-term guaranteed contracts with carbon projects globally, in turn enabling buyers to progressively achieve emissions reductions targets.

Importantly this unlocks capital to invest in the creation and acceleration of carbon removal and reduction projects, many of which generate additional benefits to ecosystems and communities.

Solutions

Respira’s proposition creates win-win solutions for both carbon credit buyers and project developers.

Respira provides solutions to corporates and asset managers who are mitigating their carbon emissions as part of a broader climate strategy.

As an institutional counterparty, Respira provides carbon buyers with access to diversified projects, the certainty of future supply and price, and alleviation of reputational risk.

For project developers, acting as principal, we provide long-term underwritten contracts. Our contracts ensure transparent, equitable revenue shares flow back to project developers and communities creating alignment and connectivity.

Using carbon credits to offset should not come at the expense of reducing one’s own emissions but are a vital stepping-stone towards the decarbonisation of the global economy as low-carbon and carbon-reduction technology is developed and deployed at a greater scale.

The Solution

Team

Our multi-disciplinary team of business leaders combines capital markets solutions and structuring expertise with sector specialists who have deep knowledge of carbon markets and conservation projects.

Robin Bowie

Robin Bowie

Co-founder and Director
Founded Dexion Capital and developed it into a leading alternative investment bank; acquired by Fidante Partners in 2015.
Ana Haurie

Ana Haurie

Co-founder and CEO
30 years’ finance experience, including as CEO of Dexion Capital, driving the growth and establishment of a leading boutique investment bank.
Will Close-Brooks

Will Close-Brooks

Director, Business Development
15 years’ experience in environmental markets, including carbon financing and trading activities with EcoSecurities and Gazprom Marketing & Trading.
Alison Fleming

Alison Fleming

Director Sales, Respira Middle East
30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, focused on asset raising and client relationships, with UBS, Lehman Brothers and Credit Lyonnais.
Jake Goedhuis

Jake Goedhuis

Sales Manager
Sales manager with 11 years’ experience in the energy industry. Speaks Russian, Spanish and French, completed CFA level 1 and has run the New York marathon.
Ed Hewitt

Ed Hewitt

Director Natural Climate Solutions
Over 10 years’ experience in environmental finance. Founded the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst with leading environmental NGO, The Nature Conservancy. Previously with BP Alternative Energy working on CCS and renewables.
Gordon Rowan

Gordon Rowan

Director of Structured and Sustainable Finance
20 years’ experience in structured finance and insurance and has worked across origination, restructuring, and portfolio management, predominantly at insurer Ambac Assurance UK, where he was also a member of Investment Committee. He started his career at Deloitte in London.

Hiba Larsson

COO Respira Middle East
15 years’ experience in finance focusing on agricultural investments, including UBS and New Hope Group. NED of OneFarm, a vertical farming business.
Josh Schaefer

Josh Schaefer

Portfolio Director
10 years’ experience in carbon finance focusing on REDD+ projects with Permian Global; formerly a Financial Services and Economic consultant at Charles River Associates.
Chris Villiers

Chris Villiers

Director of Portfolio Management
20 years’ experience in finance including carbon markets. Previously Head of Portfolio Management at EcoSecurities; venture capital and energy investment at Guinness Asset Management.
Roberto Cengarle

Roberto Cengarle

Head of Corporate Client Relations
Over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, covering different roles in investment banking, asset management, private equity and real estate, with BZW, UBS, Socgen, Citigroup and Serone Capital Management.

Jen Stebbing

Communications Advisor
20 years’ experience in communications with a recent focus on climate and nature. Previously Business for Nature, the Independent and Evening Standard, Royal Household and Mirova Natural Capital.
Stuart Clenaghan

Stuart Clenaghan

Advisor
Experienced investor in sustainable forestry; Trustee of Botanic Gardens Conservation International; former investment banker with Lehman Brothers and UBS.
Joel Krueger

Joel Krueger

Advisor
Advisor to Aon Chief Investment Officer related to insurance investment practice. Formerly, Regional Investment Officer for Prudential plc’s Life Insurance businesses in Asia.