We’re a Sustainable Fintech Consultancy

We build cutting edge & impactful ESG software & data products for financial services & NGOs

What we do

We are drowning in data but are starved of context

We develop contextually rich, high performance software and data products to handle the messy and subjective nature of sustainable financial decision making. Whilst acting as useful summaries, ESG scores are no longer enough and to keep up organisations need solutions to understand the context & handle the deluge of ESG disclosures data now available.

We partner with visionaries to deliver solutions that help analysts reveal the hidden links to ESG issues typically obscured by complex supply chains, ownership structures and other factors. We develop knowledge intensive software products using Connected Data technologies, such as Knowledge Graphs which are used by thousands of users every day to make mission critical investment decisions.

If you are an Asset Manager, Asset Owner, Bank, Data Vendor, NGO or other institution making the financial system more sustainable with an idea for a project we would love to hear from you.

Use Cases

We are a London-based sustainable fintech consultancy specialising in applying AI, Data Science & Connected Data technologies to ESG challenges.

Portfolio Management

Innovative asset allocation & portfolio construction tools

Investment Research

Advanced research & knowledge-powered recommendation systems

Risk Management

Network-powered screening & risk analytics tools

ESG Investment

Solutions for Socially Responsible Investing & Environmental, Social & Governance approaches

Operational Platforms

Cutting edge platforms for Data collection, integration & analysis

Alternative Data

Less crowded, harder to analyse data sources

Clients, Partners & Projects

The Baltic Exchange logo

The Baltic Exchange

SEI logo


GCP logo


Trase Finance logo

Trase Finance

Refinitiv logo


Aquila Capital logo

Aquila Capital

WWF logo


McKinsey logo


Trase logo


OpenCorporates logo


Forest 500 logo

Forest 500

Orbitas logo


Climate Advisers Trust logo

Climate Advisers Trust

University of York logo

University of York

Natural History Museum logo

Natural History Museum

Lucida logo


UKSIF logo


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We’re a team of Connected Data & Financial Services experts based in London

Richard Eperon


Richard is the COO at Neural Alpha. Having spent a number of years at Unilever in various finance roles Richard specialized in private equity honing his skills in strategic financial management expertise in overseeing both the investment funds and corporate finance responsibilities at senior management committee level. Richard has been an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1997. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, sails occasionally and plays the guitar.

Ben Levett

Lead ESG Researcher

Ben gained a First Class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University before joining an economic consultancy startup. He has over two decades of experience in financial market economics and strategy since and now works as an ESG researcher. In his spare time, Ben likes running, swimming, cycling and walking in the South Downs.

James Roche

Forests & Supply Chains Lead

James has an extensive background in data science, simulation and modelling. He is a world class engineer who honed his skills working with Olympic and America's Cup teams. In the America's Cup, he lead software, performance analysis and simulation groups in developing the data architecture and software tools required to optimise race boat performance. As well as his technical and leadership experience he has a long-standing passion for sustainability. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, sailing and being outdoors.

Dominic Sayers

Interim CTO

Dominic is an experienced senior technology manager with a background in investment banking and fintech VC. He has worked in organizations of all sizes from running a large team in a global bank to getting his own startup off the ground with a headcount of 1. He specializes in scaling engineering teams, introducing structure and maturity of process to growing multidisciplinary teams. Dominic is an accredited ITIL Expert. Outside work he likes to watch cricket and drink tea.

James Phare


James founded Neural Alpha to bring Connected Data solutions to the financial sector with a particular focus on sustainable investing.  He has a track record of delivering innovative data solutions particularly within the financial sector having consulted extensively at many of the world's largest Investment Banks, Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds.  Prior to Consulting he was Head of Information Management at Man Group plc following roles at Thomson Reuters. James is the Event Director of Connected Data London and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics & Economic History from the University of York. Outside of work he enjoys running, cycling and is a keen Moth sailor competing internationally.

Ciaran Raymer

Product & Business Analyst

Ciaran is an experienced project manager with domain knowledge of sustainable development, socio-technical transitions and climate change impacts. He has led research projects examining the discourses of decarbonisation innovations in steel, meat/dairy, paper and plastic industries in response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and also specialises in entrepreneurship and product development, with extensive experience in start-ups. Ciaran holds a MSc. Sustainable Development (Complex Systems Profile) from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Outside of work he enjoys bouldering and cooking.

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Awards & Press

ESG Investing Awards 2022 logo

ESG Investing Awards 2022

Environmental Finance Impact Awards 22 logo

Environmental Finance Impact Awards 22

Financial Times logo

Financial Times

BBC News logo

BBC News

Responsible Investor logo

Responsible Investor

The Independent logo

The Independent


We’re always looking for passionate, impact and sustainability driven technologists, wanting to make a difference in the world. In particular we are interested in those with exposure to NoSQL, RDF, semantic technologies, graph databases, Linked Data & Knowledge Representation.

Current Openings

We're actively recruiting:

Where we are

Edinburgh House
170 Kennington Lane
Lambeth, London
SE11 5DP

Neural Alpha Ltd

Neural Alpha Ltd