Melvyn Solomon spent most of his professional life as a successful headhunter for City institutions in London where he built up an extensive network of senior bankers and managers from the world of finance. In 2006 he was introduced to timberland projects where he became interested in the newly emerging green economy. He travelled extensively attending environmental conferences and befriending numerous businesses with few, if any, connections to the UK. He recognised a gap in this market and in 2009 set up Carbon Assets which acts as a vehicle for introducing foreign companies involved in forestry, cleantech and renewable energy to UK businesses that are also committed to climate change. He is an avid networker and has consulted for many UK institutions seeking to diversify their portfolios towards greener opportunities and often speaks at conferences around the world.