Trustee - Appointed to the Board July 2019
Sarah Chapman was the CEO and co-founder of Faro Energy, a clean energy finance firm that invests in distributed solar projects in emerging markets, primarily Brazil. Faro aims to accelerate the deployment of clean energy by demonstrating and scaling new funding solutions and business models. Faro Energy was sold in early 2020.
Sarah's career to date has focused on building businesses and organisations that align positive climate impact with profit. Prior to co-founding Faro, Sarah was the start-up Chief of Staff for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a global coalition of world leaders, CEOs, heads of global institutions and researchers which launched the New Climate Economy report in 2014. Previously Sarah worked in commercial and strategic roles in the UK and then Australia for Climate Bridge, a carbon finance company which developed over 3GW renewable energy projects in China. Sarah started her career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she specialised in climate finance and clean technology.
Sarah holds a BA and MMath in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. She was shortlisted for Business Green entrepreneur of the year in 2015, and was selected as one of Management Today's "35 Women under 35" in 2015.