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About Us

About Us

ESG Digital was founded to enable purpose-driven companies and organisations to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the wholesale shift in how value is defined, measured, and shared across the value chain.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of makers, problem solvers and digital innovators.  Above all else we are passionate collaborators for the greater good.  The people behind ESG Digital share the vision and values of our global, ESG leaning, investment community, and the companies we invest in.  The team, board members and wider community are taking a long view approach – what we are setting up now we expect to grow and prosper over the next 50 years and beyond.


Tim McSweeney

Co-Founder & CEO

Tim has over 35 years international business experience ranging from multi-nationals to small and medium-sized companies. In recent years, he has been active in the property investment market, as well as assisting businesses with management, consulting, and advisory roles. Previously, C.F.O. and co-founder for 7 years at eVent Medical Ltd. preceded by 10 years in various senior finance positions at Boston Scientific Corp. Tim holds a B.Comm.from UCC, and an M.B.A. from Boston College.


Brian Daly

Co-Founder & COO

Brian’s role is that of Programme Manager. Brian has 20 years experience within the Diageo Global Beer business, which included Leadership roles across Supply Chain, Operations, Brand Technical and Research. He started his own Coaching, Consulting and Project Management business in 2013, and has supported clients across Medical Devices, Software Development, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics as well as the Pharmacy sector.


Linda Dooley

Co-Founder & Team Co-Ordinator

Linda’s role on the project is that of Team Coordinator. Linda spent 19 years working with Bank of Ireland in a variety of roles across a wide range of disciplines including Credit Card Services, Computer Operations, IT Support, Asset Protection, Business Operations, Human Resource Management and Customer Service. Her particular fields of interest include community engagement and corporate social responsibility.


Dejan Mitrovic

Co-Founder & IT Operations

Dejan’s role on the project is that of IT Operations Liaison. Following a career of 16 years in TV/radio marketing, communications and PR Dejan went on to work for 10 years in Organisation, Planning and Training roles with local and national government agencies, especially in the start-up and SME sector. This led Dejan to the area of Information Technology and over the last 3 years he has held Lead roles in areas of Billing/Finance, Client Relationship Management and Customer Support.


Pascal B. Van Knijff

Co Founder & Strategy

Pascal has over two decades of experience in Europe and the U.S, as MD, Investor, (Digital) Marketing Director, Coach, Consultant, Trainer and International Speaker. Pascal successfully consulted and or held senior positions in the following niches; Software, Big Data, Technology, Fintech, Blockchain, Financial Services, Consumer goods, Health, Beauty & Leisure, Broadcast Media Fashion, Retail, Education and Not for Profit. Pascal is the founder & CEO of the Future of Trust and he currently serves CryptoDaily Chief Strategy Officer.

Blair Baker

Blair Baker

Co-Founder & Technology Partner

Blair Baker is a co-founder of 3RDGP Limited, a payments technology and digital enablement company specialising in financial technology including digital payments and blockchain. In the late 1990s, Mr Baker co-launched the world’s largest foreign exchange broker on Wall Street, a company that became traded on the NASDAQ exchange in New York with more than US$ 325 billion of monthly trading turnover. Additionally, he served as an Asian central banker for four years, reporting directly to the Governor of a SEACEN-member central bank.


Evan McSweeney

Co-Founder & Marketing

Evan is an experienced project manager and web designer with a proven track record in the financial services industry as well as in Real Estate and retail sectors. Evan has had various project management roles in the Real Estate sector in San Francisco and also worked as a Business Development Officer for City National Bank. Evan’s role is that of marketing, branding, web design and project management.  A strong creative professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in accounting and business from Trinity College Dublin.


Richard Pratt


Richard began his career in Musgraves Cork in 2011 before moving to Dublin to join the PWC FDI team. From there Richard moved to Bank of New York Mellon Dublin to work on a range of Private Equity Funds & CDO’s. Richard returned to Cork in 2016 to work with a boutique Investment office PFS Private which specialises in sourcing & funding opportunities across the transaction spectrum, initially property focused, his role now encompasses opportunities across a variety of sectors and companies from start-up through to established names.

Brian Semkiw

Brian Semkiw

Technology Partner

Brian currently serves as CEO of KarbonKleen, which he co-founded with Rui Mendes. In 1981 Brian co-founded Rand Worldwide and then in 2007 he and Rui co-founded Carta Worldwide, one of the most innovative Fintech companies in the world with such customers as MasterCard, Vodafone, TransferWise and ApplePay. More recently, Brian co-founded 3RDGP, the world’s first third generation processing payments company with emphasis on Blockchain and IOT payments processing solutions. Some of Brian’s accolades include 1996 Entrepreneurial Businessman of the year and Profit Magazines Repeated Winner of the fastest developing company award. Brian has an Engineering Degree from University of Toronto and serves as an Advisor on a number of Boards.


Rui Mendes

Technology Partner

Rui currently serves as CTO of KarbonKleen, which he co-founded with Brian Semkiw. He also co-founded and currently serves as CTO with 3RDGP, the world’s first third generation processing payments company with emphasis on Blockchain and IOT payments processing solutions. In 2007 he and Brian co-founded Carta Worldwide, one of the most innovative Fintech companies in the world. Prior to this Rui was the founder of NOVAData Information Systems and successfully designed and developed CRM and ERP solutions for corporations including Microsoft. He also developed Geographical Information Systems (GIS) solutions for major telecommunications firms under strategic partnership with Siemens AG.


Cal Evans

Legal Representative

Cal is the Managing Associate of Gresham International, a UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Litigation Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. Cal undertook advanced IT at a junior college and received the top AVCE recognition award before undertaking his undergraduate in Law. Cal passed law school in England specializing in business and corporate law. In 2015 Cal undertook his certificate in financial markets with Yale. Cal is considered one of the leading individuals on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Raise Compliance.

300+ Years of Collective

300+ Years of Collective Experience

Capital Markets / Corporate Finance / Engineering / Supply Chain / Paytech / Fintech  Project Management / Legal Regulatory / Customer Support


Our Mission at ESG Digital is to enable organisations maximise sustainable value creation through access to next-generation digital technologies and digital finance.

Empowering Communities through corporate social responsibility and digital innovation


Our Mission at ESG Digital is to enable organisations maximise sustainable value creation through access to next-generation digital technologies and digital finance.

Our Vision:  

Empowering Communities through corporate social responsibility and digital innovation

our Values


Our work is guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to ESG standards: 

Environmental: Enabling sustainability by positively stewarding our collective natural resources.

We offset global warming through carbon reduction technologies.

We broaden potable water access and smarter energy creation and storage.

Social: Creating broad global inclusion and wellness by connecting more stakeholders to the corporate value chain.

We engender smarter health and wellness through nanotechnologies.

We avail greater global access to networks through payment and banking technology.


Governance: Empowering responsible corporate management and compliance through data management and cybersecurity.

We deploy artificial intelligence to optimise data management and cybersecurity.

We enable data verifiability, transparency, and best practices through blockchain.