About | Mentor | Craig Blundell

Craig Blundell

Business focused analytics professional with a career spanning multiple industries including extensive experience in the finance and energy sectors.



Committed to delivering high quality analysis, research and insights using a range of quantitative/analytical methods and tools. Passionate about ESG, sustainable finance, and the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Craig is a Carbon and Energy Consultant at Pangolin Associates. Craig’s career covers multiple industries however most of his experience has been in the finance and energy sectors.

Within the energy sector Craig has had experience working across oil and gas exploration, public sector policy, vertically integrated energy utilities and renewable energy financing. In the finance sector most of Craig’s experience has been in risk management for several of Australia’s largest banks.

Craig is a member of several professional associations related to climate and sustainability including the Carbon Market Institute (CMI), the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), and the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE).

Craig holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from Monash University, a Master of Commerce degree majoring in Finance from the University of Sydney, a Master of Applied Science degree majoring in Environmental Management from the University of NSW, and a First-Class Honours in Applied Mathematics from Monash University.

Craig’s core interests include climate change mitigation through a business-led transition to a net zero carbon economy, sustainable finance and ESG.


A research and learning agenda for the impact of financial inclusion

There is consistent evidence of financial services contributing to improved well-being, yet the influence of contextual factors is largely unknown. The theory of change framework identifies several knowledge gaps that funders/researchers can address to develop a more accurate prediction of when financial inclusion policy will generate positive wellbeing outcomes.

From ‘why’ to ‘why not’: sustainable investing as the new normal

25 October 2017
This guide is based on more than 100 interviews with institutional investors at a range of investment funds, about their experiences with sustainable investing. This guide offers insights on how to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with the investment process to help investors capitalise on sustainable investing.

Getting physical: scenario analysis for assessing climate-related risks

1 April 2019
There has been a gap between understanding climate change and the implications it has for finance and the broader economy. This paper provides insight into scenario analysis - using data and climate science to provide more transparency on their financial risks in the medium and long term.

Investing for impact: Operating principles for impact management

The report describes nine principles for managing and measuring investments that seek to achieve a positive social or environmental impact. The principles may be implemented through different impact management systems and are designed to be fit for purpose for a range of institutions and funds.

Transition risks and market failure: a theoretical discourse on why financial models and economic agents may misprice risk related to the transition to a low-carbon economy

18 June 2016
The paper has a theoretical focus and looks at the risks associated with transitioning to a low-carbon economy. It looks to highlight externalities that may not be factored into risk models. It concludes in favour of a case of policy intervention and more sophisticated modelling to counter potential market failures.

How to report on the SDGs: What good looks like and why it matters

Corporate action towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be fundamental to achieve necessary progress. This report aims to guide corporations on how and why to report on the SDGs and gives an overview of current progress based on the top 250 global companies.

Net zero investment framework: Implementation guide

This report provides a practical framework for investors seeking to implement net zero commitments. It builds on the draft Net Zero Investment Framework published in 2020 by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, broadening to a global perspective.


Unlocking Australia's sustainable finance potential

Recommendations on actions by Australian Government and finance sector for unlocking the potential of sustainable finance in Australia. The basis of these recommendations are the European Union's Action Plan on sustainable finance that was adopted by the European Commission in March 2018 and the likelihood of their success in Australia.