- Director of International Programmes & Strategy
Director of International Programmes & Strategy
Jim is a Co-founder of The Climate Group and has worked on sustainability strategy and policy since 1997. At The Climate Group he was Chief Operating Officer for seven years, overseeing finance, fundraising, governance and operations to grow the organization from three to one hundred staff across seven countries. Most recently he has been on secondment as founding CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition, and now as representative of the Climate Mobilization Fund, overseeing grant making to We Mean Business and the Here Now Campaign. He helped to establish the HSBC Climate Partnership on climate and cities, and The Climate Group's programmes on off-grid energy, electric vehicles and LED lighting. He spent 18 months living in Beijing in 2010-2012 during which time he was co-author of a review of China's 12th Five Year Plan. He has served as a member of the final jury for the Netherlands Postcode Lottery Green Challenge since 2008, awarding US$1 million to green entrepreneurs each year. He is an advisory board member at Chinese NGO Thirst4Water and the UN Global Compact Caring4Climate Action Hub, and a member of the policy panel for the Katerva Awards.
Jim holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and competed in rowing at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. He is based in Research Triangle, North Carolina.