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Patricia Voorhees and Ian Robertson
Patricia Voorhees is a Director in The Alta Group and chair of the ELFA’s Climate Financing Working Group, formed in 2022 to determine the size of the market and provide education, best practices and government advocacy. She has more than 25 years of experience in equipment finance and is a frequent conference speaker, guest lecturer and author. Recent publication topics have included ESG, climate finance, circular economy models and current equipment-finance funding dynamics.

Ian Robertson is a co-owner of Invigors EMEA, a part of The Alta Group. Formerly Global Head of Asset Management and Remarketing at DLL, Ian is expert in both vendor finance and direct leasing. Robertson is regularly called on by clients to help develop their energy transition strategies as well as to help them address the newer risk categories that come along with some of the equipment classes. An expert in equipment management and as a service business model design, Robertson also consults regularly on Circular business model design and lifecycle management and equipment data exploitation. Robertson is a regular speaker at major Industry events and was part of the organizing team at the recent Leasing Life Sustainability Summit in Paris.

Posts by this Author:

In this final installment of a three-part series by The Alta Group on climate equipment finance, we examine ways in which the industry is already well-positioned to lead equipment users toward more sustainable practices by leaning into circular economies and “as-a-service” models. Read Full Article

Industry Insights
September 25, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

In part two of a three-part series by The Alta Group on climate equipment finance, we cover market-entry strategy, areas of risk and emerging tax incentives. Read Full Article

Industry Insights
August 15, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

In part one of a three-part series, The Alta Group provides unique insights into the opportunities for the equipment finance industry in climate equipment finance. Read Full Article

Industry Trends
June 21, 2023 @ 05:00 AM