SCB Group

Appointment of Board Adviser

January 08, 2020

SCB Group, the world-leading, low carbon commodity brokerage, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carlota Garcia-Manas as a Board Adviser on issues relating to ESG. Ms. Garcia-Manas is currently Senior Responsible Investment Analyst at Royal London Asset Management (“RLAM”) and will begin working with SCB in an advisory capacity in the new year.

Ms. Garcia-Manas has a strong global network around investment stewardship and ESG research innovation, and has worked in the Environmental Research sector for over 15 years. During her tenure as Senior Analyst at the Church of England National Investing Bodies, she was a Board member of the Church Investor Group. She has been European Lead for the CA100+ Oil and Gas and currently coordinates the Utilities Sector. Carlota also acts as an advisor to the Stakeholder Panel for IPIECA, the global oil & gas industry association, the PRI Global ESG Engagement, Corporate Tax and TCFD Advisory Committees and was a founding member of the Transition Pathway Initiative (“TPI”) and sits at its Technical Advisory Group.

In her role at SCB, Ms. Garcia-Manas will be advising the Company on matters of Corporate Governance and Sustainability, with particular emphasis on ESG regulatory matters and market trends.

Carlota Garcia-Manas, commented:

“I am very pleased to be working with SCB, a company whose progress I have followed for some time. SCB’s mission to promote a low carbon future aligns very closely with my own principles. I have a high regard for the management team and look forward to helping with their low carbon and sustainable growth ambitions in the future."

Kevin McGeeney, CEO of SCB, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Ms. Garcia-Manas to SCB in an advisory capacity. She will bring extremely valuable insight to our Board and management team. With the extensive experience she has gained from her current position at RLAM and previous advisory roles, Carlota will guide SCB towards long-term growth and excellence in corporate governance.

For further information, please contact:

Pauline Tainton, Marketing Officer, SCB    + 41 22 365 5310

Camarco, Financial PR    +44 20 3757 4995

Billy Clegg, Jennifer Renwick, Monique Perks 

Notes to Editors:

SCB Group is a world-leading commodity brokerage with a mission to promote the adoption of a low carbon future. Its method is to assist buyers and sellers close trades in environmental products. In this context, SCB has over the last 13 years arranged transactions that have abated 300 million MT of CO2 through activities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

SCB operates in high growth markets and for over ten years has been the world’s largest biofuel broker, holding leading positions in physical and derivative markets including Biodiesel; Ethanol; Waste; Methanol; Carbon; Agriculture; Battery materials; LNG and Energy Derivatives. SCB is the market leader in its core markets.

SCB has a stable, diverse, aligned management team and strong Board, has a positive, progressive business culture and is profitable, with positive cash flow. SCB is a high growth business delivering 15% CAGR over the last ten years with a clear future growth strategy. By 2024 SCB aims to have doubled the size of its business - revenue, staff numbers and CO2 impact.

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