Louis Redshaw is founder and CEO of Plannet Zero’s parent company Redshaw Advisors. He established and led the Environmental Markets team at Barclays Bank plc for ten years, centred on client needs and involving short and long-term transactions internationally.
In 2006 Louis created, and perhaps more importantly, shared with the global trading community, standardised trading documentation that allowed the secondary Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) market to trade transparently. Louis later repeated the initiative in the US by standardising terms that led to the first trades in California Carbon Allowances. He continues to promote transparency as he leads Redshaw Advisors.
Louis has fought hard to protect the integrity of carbon markets, most notably with his prominent stance on VAT fraud, carbon credit theft and the mis-selling of Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) as investments to vulnerable individuals. Louis assumed a leadership role in educating peer financial companies and various authorities including the European Commission, UK Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the problems and potential solutions. In relation to VAT fraud and mis-selling of VERs, Louis has appeared in court as an expert witness for the prosecution side of both civil and criminal cases.