Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell Founder of Equilibrium Futures

Andrew has spent the last sixteen years working with leaders on policy, supply chain risks, and innovative finance systems linked to sustainability. He is an international thought leader and communicator on natural capital, climate change and tropical forests.


He formed Equilibrium in 2016 to advise the financial sector, corporations and governments on new economic thinking that takes account of economic externalities and the impacts and dependencies of the economy on natural capital.


For over a decade, Andrew has been a pioneer in developing innovative credit lines for banks and landscape bonds for capital markets, primarily in Latin America and SE Asia.  He works with governments, companies and the financial sector to develop the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding natural capital that underpins water, food, energy, health and climate security, locally and globally.


He has forty years experience in conservation.  He is the Emeritus Rufford Fellow in Environmental Understanding at Oxford University and for seven years was a Research Fellow in its Zoology Department. In 2015 he received India’s Ashoka Trust Award for services to forest canopy science and for his successful efforts to include forests in the UN Climate regime.