We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


Richard Hewston

Global Content Lead, Environment and Climate Change, Verisk Maplecroft

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Richard leads the development of Verisk Maplecroft’s environmental risk research. He is responsible for producing robust national and subnational datasets to help quantify environmental, climate change and natural hazard risks. He works closely with multinational companies and government agencies to deliver bespoke data-driven solutions that support their strategic and operational needs.

Prior to joining our team, Richard worked in academia, developing and interpreting future climate projections, communicating the risk posed by climate change to stakeholders across a range of sectors, and helping inform climate change adaptation strategies.


PhD Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

BSc Environmental Sciences (First Class), University of East Anglia & University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill