Re:Pattern catalyses business transformation and business model innovation in service of positive social impact. By working across diverse networks and stakeholder ecosystems we can create new pathways for relationships, contracts and flows of sustainable finance. With deep roots in sustainable banking and investment and a broad network across a range of economic sectors, Re:Pattern is engaged in the development of authentically sustainable businesses, enterprises and projects around the world.

About Us

James Vaccaro, Director

James is a strategist and systems thinker with a background in sustainable finance. He acts a Special Advisor to Triodos Bank (having previously been Group Director of Strategy overseeing strategy development for the Triodos Group - Europe’s leading international sustainable banking and investment institution). 

As part of his strategy role, he designed and facilitated learning, development, strategy and innovation programs to accelerate progress in sustainability sectors across Europe.

James has over 20 years senior management experience in sustainable banking and investment. He advised on share offers and bond issues for leading charities and businesses, managed equity investments, and has been a non-executive director for a broad range of environmental and social businesses. James led many new initiatives and business ventures including setting up Triodos Bank's UK investment business comprising corporate finance and crowdfunding services, venture capital fund management and fund distribution. 

James has served as a member of several advisory groups on sustainable finance at UK, European and international level and is author of several reports and papers on sustainable finance and impact investing. He is a regular speaker at events and conferences on sustainable business and positive impact finance. James served on the Global Steering Committee for the UNEP Finance Initiative and was one of the founding developers of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking launched in 2019. James is a tutor with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership for their Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business. He is a senior fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab having previously served as the Chair of the board of trustees. James is a director of Regen and an advisor for a small number of NGOs in Europe including the Club of Rome.

Current Roles & Projects

  • Senior Advisor, Triodos Bank supporting advocacy on financial sector reform, innovation, strategic advice and facilitating learning and development.
  • Special Advisor to the Finance Impact Hub, Club of Rome
  • Senior Fellow, Finance Innovation Lab
  • Non-executive Director, Regen
  • Special Advisor, Finance Watch
  • Banking Committee Member, UNEP FI (Chairing the Civil Society Advisory Board for the UN Principles for Responsible Banking).
  • Special advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking for their 'Banking on net-zero’ program working together with Volans to explore how financial institutions can best support business leadership on climate action in the transition to a net-zero economy.
  • Programme Director, Zero East (in collaboration with Talik & Co) - supporting business community in the East of England with the leadership and organisational challenges associated with net-zero transition.

Contact Us

For all appointments please contact Lizzie Flower on +44 7866 627 246 

James Vaccaro

phone: +44 77545 30464