Louise Wilson is a co-founder and joint MD of Abundance which provides debt capital to infrastructure projects for different stages of their development, and regular capital and income to investors. With a strong focus on both the financial and societal contribution of the investments on its platform, Abundance lets individuals, both local and national, invest directly in specific projects of their choice from as little as £5. Abundance has launched fund-raisings for around 40 projects for a total of over £100m and was the first crowdfunding platform to offer both an ISA and a pension (SIPP) product.
Before Abundance, Louise was Head of Equity Capital Markets at UBS Investment Bank. Louise is on the Advisory Board of Imperial College’s Centre for Climate Finance & Investment. She has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Edinburgh.
Most of Abundance’s projects have been in the renewable energy and circular economy with its first social housing project in 2018 (the first in a national pipeline) funding the construction of 30 affordable and supported living homes in Liverpool.