"James's 20 year career has been in mergers & acquisitions, finance, corporate strategy and management consulting, with a focus towards environment / sustainability commercial risk and opportunity. James is currently a Partner at the sustainable infrastructure and private equity asset manager, Earth Capital Partners LLP (ECP), which focuses on investment in renewable energy, clean technology and forestry. Prior to ECP, James was Global Head of Sustainable Business at Standard Chartered plc (FTSE15 international bank), responsible for the sustainable business strategy, including the launch of new products and revenue lines; environment / sustainability risk management (credit & reputation / brand); and Government relations. Previously, James was Head of KPMG's UK Sustainability Consulting Practice and earlier, KPMG's Environment Transaction Services (M&A), where he led a business advising a range of corporate, public sector, private equity and IPO clients. James began his career as an environmental engineer in 1992, working at RPS plc and Parkman Ltd. James is an adviser to the CEO-led soft commodity collaboration between the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) and Consumer Goods Forum (CGF); Non-Executive Board member of Gold Standard (carbon credit issuance and standards body); member of the BBC's independent Sustainability Advisory Board and the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance (UKSIF) Leadership Committee."
Resources and articles
- Institute for Sustainability Leadership Fellows, organizational web page, accessed May 8, 2014.