Managing Partner, SLM Partners
Paul is co-founder and Managing Partner of SLM Partners, an investment management firm that uses financial capital to scale up ecological farming and forestry systems. He leads the development of new investment strategies within the firm. He is a principal for the SLM Australia Livestock Fund, which has acquired 1 million acres of land in Australia for grassfed beef cattle production. He plays the same role for the firm’s new Irish forestry fund, the SLM Silva Fund. He is also helping to develop new investment strategies focused on organic farming in the USA.
Previously, Paul was Vice-President at Climate Change Capital Ltd, where he led a team developing a strategy for a global farmland fund, and, before that, an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in New York. He has also acted as an advisor on sustainable agriculture to the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation and The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. In 2013 he published a book on the global food system titled Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food. He has also authored white papers on the investment cases for ecological farming and continuous cover forestry. He is a frequent speaker on sustainable agriculture, food security and impact investing. Originally from Ireland, Paul holds a PhD from Cambridge University and a BA from University College Dublin.