About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Robin Parker

Robin manages Nesta's work in Scotland on the Sustainable Future Mission, focused on making it easier for households to end their contribution to climate change.

He's always keen to talk to potential partners for Nesta, and find opportunities to develop new approaches that help cut emissions from burning gas and oil to heat homes in Scotland.

Robin's recent career has focussed on developing evidence and policy solutions on clean energy and climate change. He has worked as a civil servant in the Scottish Government, in the charity sector for WWF Scotland and in the private sector for Ramboll.

Outside of work, you'll probably find Robin either on one of his bicycles – maybe the gravel bike, maybe on a tandem. Or he'll be listening to a podcast – politics or comedy, or, ideally, political comedy!