What we do
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 enters into long-term, large volume off-take 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 around the world, many of which generate additional benefits to ecosystems and communities.
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.
Founded Dexion Capital and developed it into a leading alternative investment bank; acquired by Fidante Partners in 2015.
30 years’ finance experience, including as CEO of Dexion Capital, driving the growth and establishment of a leading boutique investment bank.
15 years’ experience in carbon finance and sustainable investment, combining legal, commercial and trading activities with ecosecurities, LO3 Energy and Investing For Good.
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.
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.
15 years’ experience in finance focusing on agricultural investments, including UBS and New Hope Group. NED of OneFarm, a vertical farming business.
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.
10 years’ experience in carbon finance focusing on REDD+ projects with Permian Global; formerly a Financial Services and Economic consultant at Charles River Associates.
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.
20 years’ experience in finance including carbon markets. Previously Head of Portfolio Management at EcoSecurities; venture capital and energy investment at Guinness Asset Management.
Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience in financial and commercial management roles, starting with PwC before moving into the energy industry.
Over 20 years' experience advising in relation to commodities and the broader energy sector; previously a partner at Orrick and consistently recognised by legal directories as a market leading advisor.
Over 15 years in the climate sector including with the International Emissions Trading Association, EEA Fund Management and the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.
Jon brings a track record of building and launching new digital businesses and transforming existing ones having held CTO roles in both fast-paced start-ups and more traditional banks.
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.
Advisor to Aon Chief Investment Officer related to insurance investment practice. Formerly, Regional Investment Officer for Prudential plc’s Life Insurance businesses in Asia.
Over 30 years finance experience including 24 years as a tax partner at KPMG. Now works as an independent business consultant and is a NED of several companies including Zim Integrated Shipping Services Limited.