Dale Hardcastle

Global Head, Carbon Markets & Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center
Bain & Company

Dale Hardcastle is the Global Head of Carbon Markets. He leads Bain’s efforts around carbon market and nature-based solutions as well as Bain’s sustainability and decarbonisation business in Southeast Asia.

Dale is co-director of Bain’s Global Sustainability Innovation Center (GSIC) in Singapore, an ESG-focused centre established to help companies accelerate the time to impact in their sustainability strategies and path to a low-carbon economy.

He also leads Bain’s efforts to connect capital and scale carbon markets through innovative approaches for corporates, investors and resource holders and work with leading conservation organisations and sovereign and institutional investors.

This work to enable corporate climate action is backstopped by two decades of experience working across leading global energy and natural resource companies, food systems, mobility, private equity and technology players.  He has led scale transformation efforts – including those to address the energy transition, corporate venturing, de-carbonisation, sustainability, and the venture innovation.

Dale has also worked with multiple strategic associations in ASEAN, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and globally with the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development on sustainability efforts.

Prior to joining Bain & Company, Dale spent nearly a decade helping found and build Schlumberger's management consulting business in Asia.