- International Programmes & Strategy Director
Jim is a Co-founder of The Climate Group and has worked for 16 years on green strategy and policy, formerly at Environmental Resources Management and URS Corporation in London. He has spoken at events including Climate Week NYC, the Climate Leaders Summit and TED Global and and has worked on on The Climate Group’s electric vehicles, LED lighting, smart technology and off-grid energy programmes. He was a co-author of The Climate Group’s review of China’s 12th Five Year Plan commissioned by HSBC and spent 18 months living in Beijing in 2010-2012. 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 a member of the UK Government's Catalyst UK business leaders' network.
Jim holds a Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and competed in rowing at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Jim is also currently the CEO of the Secretariat for We Mean Business, a coalition of organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. These businesses recognize that the transition to a low carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.
For more information, visit: WeMeanBusinessCoalition.org/