Justin Adams has spent more than 20 years championing innovation and sustainability in the private and public sector. He joined The Nature Conservancy as Global Managing Director for Lands in April 2014. In this role, his focus is on integrated landscape strategies to achieve high-impact conservation and development outcomes on a large scale. He leads a broad team of Conservancy experts, working on global development and environmental challenges, including sustainable agriculture, forests and climate change, siting and mitigation, and indigenous and communal conservation. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Justin worked as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank and to the Duke of Westminster’s new agricultural fund, Wheatsheaf Investments. He also built a boutique advisory business working with NGOs and companies on sustainable agriculture and energy issues. Prior to that, Justin was a senior executive at BP for 10 years where he helped to build its $8 billion renewables division, Alternative Energy. Justin is an Honorary Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and is also completing a role as Chairman of Mendel Plant Sciences. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Bath, in the UK.
Michael Alexander | Visiting Business Fellow
Michael is global head of environment for Diageo with a focus on strategy and communications. His principle responsibility is to drive the company's environmental strategy and associated communications, stakeholder engagement and reputational programme. This applies to the full value chain but with an emphasis on supply chain and operations. Key to success is understanding the evolving and complex environmental agenda and industry best practice - and sharing and applying this across the business. He joined Diageo in 2007 prior to which he was with Ericsson. A graduate of the universities of Edinburgh and London, Michael is a member of the Institute of Economic Development and the Chartered Institute for Public Relations.
Jane Ambachtsheer | Honorary Research Associate
Jane Ambachtsheer is a Partner and Chair of Mercer’s Global Responsible Investment Business, which she established in 2004. Alongside working with investors in Europe and North America, Jane is responsible for overseeing the group’s strategy and developing intellectual capital across a range of topics – including climate change. Jane is a Trustee of CDP, a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and a member of the PRI Academic Working Group.
Jane is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Economics and English literature from York University and a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam. She currently lives in Paris with her husband and two daughters.
Mike Barry | Visiting Business Fellow
Mike is Director of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer. He was part of the small team that in 2007 developed and delivered the company's groundbreaking Plan A, a 100 point, 5 year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues. Reporting to the CEO, Mike is responsible for delivering M&S' aspiration to be the world's most sustainable retailer. His job is to work with the M&S leadership team to integrate sustainability into the heart of the business across its global retail channels and supply chains. This includes developing the business case; coaching/mentoring colleagues; changing business processes; customer and stakeholder engagement; and business model innovation. He is Chair of the World Environment Center, joint chair of the Consumer Goods Forum's Sustainability group, a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership and sits on BiTC's Environment Leadership Team.
Jeremy Bentham | Visiting Business Fellow
Jeremy has been in the energy business for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Oxford University where he read physics. He joined Shell in 1980 following post-graduate experience at the California Institute of Technology. He also holds a masters degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow from 1990 to 1991. Following experience in both research and technology process design, Jeremy worked in the areas of manufacturing economics, industry analysis and commercial information technology. He then held line management positions coordinating commercial and production activities at a number of refinery facilities. Subsequently he became manager of corporate strategy analysis within the Corporate Centre of the Shell Group, and then led a strategic project for Shell's Exploration and Production Business. Since January 2006 he has been responsible for Shell's Global Business Environment team, which is best known for developing forward-looking scenarios to support strategic thinking and direction-setting.
Jamie Butterworth - Visiting Business Fellow
Jamie Butterworth is CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a not for profit organisation with the aim of accelerating the transition to a circular economy. He reports to the Foundation's board of trustees and is responsible for overseeing the Foundation's three key areas of focus; business, education and communication. He has worked for the Foundation since its initial conception and launch along with Ellen MacArthur. Before working with Ellen and the team at the Foundation, Jamie managed a global distribution and support channel network for the leading marine electronics manufactured B&G/Navico, living in France & Italy and before returning to the UK.
Prof Najat El Mekkaoui de Freitas
Prof Najat El Mekkaoui is a professor in economy at Paris Dauphine University. Her researches are mainly on ageing, social protection, pension and households behaviors. She coordinates projects on pension reforms, development, savings and ageing in France, Portugal and Morocco. She collaborated with the World Bank concerning a project on the systems of retirement in Morocco and in the MENA region. She published and took part in the publication of several works, chapters or papers in her research fields, in particular social protection, retirement, pension and saving. Each year she also coordinates an International Workshop on Pension, Insurance and Saving which takes place at Paris Dauphine University. She is a member of the national council of human rights in Morocco since 2011.
Prof J Doyne Farmer
Prof J Doyne Farmer is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Smith School. He co-directs the programme on complexity economics, which is part of the INET Oxford research institute. He has broad interests in complex systems, and has done research in dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology. His main interest is in developing quantitative theories for social evolution, in particular for financial markets (which provide an accurate record of decision making in a complex environment) and the evolution of technologies (whose performance through time provides a quantitative record of one component of progress).
Dr John Feddersen
Dr John Feddersen is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School and a Fellow at at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is director and CEO of Aurora Energy Research, which he founded in March 2013 with Cameron Hepburn and Cosmina Dorobantu. John’s primary academic work applies International Trade Theory to energy and environmental issues. Graduating from the University of Melbourne with a first class honours degree in Economics and Mathematics, John proceeded to Oxford to complete the M.Phil. (distinction and George Webb Medley Thesis Prize) and D.Phil. in Economics on a Rhodes Scholarship.
While at Oxford, he spent two years as a Lecturer in Economics at Harris Manchester College, and advised on economic policy within the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. John began my business career with Deutsche Bank and the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and South East Asia.
Prof Allan Fels
Prof Allan Fels AO is a Visiting Professor at the Smith School. He was Dean of ANZSOG from July 2003 until January 2014. Prior to this, he was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from 1995 until 2003. Professor Fels was also Chairman of the former Trade Practices Commission (TPC) from 1991 until 1995 and Chairman of the Prices Surveillance Authority from 1989 until 1992.
He was Prices Commissioner, Victoria from 1982 until 1991 and has served on numerous other government bodies. In March 2011, he was appointed by the Victorian Government to head an inquiry into reform of the state's taxi industry.
Professor Fels has degrees in economics and law from the University of Western Australia (UWA), and a PhD in Economics from Duke University. After leaving Duke, he was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, where his Duke PhD thesis was published as The British Prices and Incomes Board
by Cambridge University Press. He received an Honorary doctorate in Economics at UWA in 2006.
Dr Maurizio Fiaschetti
Dr. Maurizio Fiaschetti academic interests are applied econometrics, economics of consumption and savings and behavioural economics. His research has been mainly focused on the determinants of a we-thinking approach to the optimization processes and on the heterogeneity of well-being expenditure preferences, both from an empirical and theoretical point of view. Most recently his research interests have focused on the determinants of long term savings with particular regard to the pension funds industry.
Dr Dorothee Franzen
Dorothee has been in economics and pensions research for three decades. Her work is focused on pension regulation and governance as well as pension investment and risk management. Dorothee worked with the OECD on an international project on the impact of regulation on pension funds’ investment strategies. She also helped MetallRente, Germany’s largest pension scheme, to better understand the savings behaviour of their members and improve their governance. Each year, she coordinates the ‘Allianz-Oxford Pensions Conference’, which takes place at the University of Oxford. Dorothee has published various papers and articles on pension issues.
Previously, Dorothee was head of pensions research at Allianz Global Investors. She managed a broad research programme and helped to develop the company’s strategic pension policy. Prior to joining Allianz Group, Dorothee held senior roles at HypoVereinsbank in economic research and strategic planning.
Dorothee holds a ‘Diplom’ in economics from the University of Munich. She received her DPhil in economic geography from the University of Oxford in 2013.
Claire Hanratty - Honorary Research Associate
Claire was CEO and Managing Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation from 2011 to March 2016 when she moved to England. By leveraging the financial and technical resources of the Foundation’s network she sought to catalyse and fund science that will support the Foundation’s vision of ‘a resilient reef’. She is particularly enthusiastic about bringing the power of business and science together to generate outcomes including new sources of capital, market-based mechanisms such as bonds and technology applied to benefit the environment. Claire joined the Foundation in 2008 as General Manager, running the operational aspects of the organisation including financial management, investor/donor relationships, and the management of research investments. She also convened the Foundation’s network to develop its first research portfolio for investment - ‘A resilient reef successfully adapting to climate change’. Prior to joining the Foundation, she spent eight years with Rio Tinto in senior management roles facilitating innovation and improvement across technology, shared services, procurement and operational teams in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Claire began her career in finance with BP, working in accounting, treasury and corporate finance in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe. She holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (First Class Honours) from Victoria University in Wellington. Claire is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Claire has recently come to the UK to join her fiancé who is studying at Oxford.
Julie Hudson | Visiting Business Fellow
Julie Hudson, CFA, is a Managing Director at UBS, where she heads up (having also founded) the Global SRI & Sustainability team, established by UBS within its Equity Research division in 2004. The team launched major UBS publications on SRI in 2005, water in 2006, climate change in 2007, corporate governance in 2008, and ESG (environmental social and governance) "integration" in 2010. The arguments in support of Responsible Investing are presented in a monograph entitled The Social Responsibility of the Investment Profession
(Research Foundation of CFA Institute, August 2006). A further publication co-authored with UBS economist Paul Donovan is From Red to Green? How the Financial Credit Crunch Could bankrupt the Environment
During her seventeen year career with UBS, Julie has been involved in a number of diversity-related initiatives including All Bar None, UBS’s women’s business network, as well as representing UBS on the board of the City Women’s Club, a network for senior City women sponsored by UBS.
Leo Johnson | Visiting Business Fellow
Leo Johnson is a Partner in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team, and Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd, now a part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Group. Leo’s specialisation is making business sense of sustainability, identifying environmental and social megatrends and the risks and opportunities for business leaders. Leo has hosted the BBC World Show “Down to Business” helping scale up BBC World Challenges ground-breaking small businesses, including Green Gold in the Colombian jungle and biogas from waste in Kenya. He has commented and written guest columns for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, the Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal.
Dr Janelle Knox-Hayes
A native of the Four Corners region of Colorado, Dr Knox-Hayes received her BA (Summa Cum Laude) in International Affairs, Ecology, and Japanese Language and Civilizations from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004 and her MSc (with Distinction) and DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2006 and 2009 respectively. Before starting graduate school, Janelle worked as an energy analyst for the United State Government Accountability Office. While in graduate school, she also worked as an energy analyst for New Energy Finance. In 2009, Janelle took up her current position as an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr Roland Kupers
Dr Roland Kupers is an independent consultant on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.A theoretical physicist by university training, Roland spent the first 11 years of his career with AT&T in the Netherlands and in Italy, holding different business management positions. His last assignment there was as Regional Managing Director for Northern Europe. After AT&T, Roland spent a sabbatical year looking at new developments in understanding the dynamics of organizations, as well as publishing and lecturing on the topic of complex systems.
In 1999 he joined Royal Dutch Shell in various senior executive functions, including Vice President for Sustainable Development and Vice President Global LNG. He was closely involved with strategy and scenario planning.
Peter Lacy | Visiting Business Fellow
Peter Lacy leads Accenture’s Sustainability Services business in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America which he has built since joining the organisation in 2007. Peter is a senior executive partner based in London and is also a member of Accenture’s Global Markets and Strategy Practice leadership teams. He has worked for over a decade with the CEOs and top management of a range of Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, European Union and public sector organizations on sustainability and climate change strategy and execution. Peter has been a member of stakeholder panels and advised boards for companies such as GSK, BP, Coca-Cola, Exxon, Vodafone, Unilever, GE and Motorola and government bodies like the UN, the EU Commission and the UK government.
Prof Othmar M. Lehner
Prof Othmar M. Lehner is a professor of Finance and Risk at the University of Upper Austria and a long-term visiting academic in social finance and entrepreneurship at the SAID Business School of the University of Oxford. His research interests are social and sustainable finance; more specifically the motivations and the interplay of the different players in the field, and moreover the impact of public policy and accounting instruments on its formation. In this he works as advisor for public authorities and financial intermediaries in the UK and the Commonwealth. Dr. Lehner also serves as associate editor of the Routledge Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment and of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. His latest project is the editorship of the T&F Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance, forthcoming in 2015.
Dr Rob Metcalfe
Dr Rob Metcalfe focuses on applied microeconomics, with particular reference to behavioural economics and environmental economics. Some of the work he is currently carrying out is valuing non-market goods by differing measures of utility, determining the impact of experience on people’s preferences, and examining the role of monetary and non-monetary incentives on energy and environmental behaviours. He is also interested in the role of field experiments in regulation and evaluation.Rob received first-class undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Wales Swansea and London School of Economics respectively, and received a PhD in Economics from Imperial College London. He has also worked as an economist in the Government Economic Service. He joined the Smith School in November 2009.
Dr Pedro Moura Costa
Dr Pedro Moura Costa is the co-founder and President of BVRio Institute and of BVRio Environmental Exchange. BVRio is an organisation aimed at promoting market mechanisms to facilitate compliance with environmental laws. Formerly, he was the co-founder and President of EcoSecurities Group Plc, a company specialised in carbon trading and clean energy investment, listed in the London Stock Exchange. Dr Moura Costa was a visiting scholar in University of Oxford and has published widely on the subject of greenhouse gas mitigation and carbon trading including as a Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that were recognised with a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Prof Theodosios Palaskas
Theodosios B Palaskas is a Professor of Economic Analysis, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Studies at Panteion University of Athens, and scientific associate of Athens Academy. He is also the Senior Advisor to the Metron Fund. Previous academic appointment has been at the University of Oxford - Institute of Economics and Statistics, International Development Center, and at St Peter's College. Prof. Palaskas directed for five years the Greek Foundation for Economic and Industrial Studies and he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Democracy Konstantinos Karamanlis. He is the author of numerous papers and books. His most recent published work is: The Role of Hedge Funds in Economic Crisis
(Academy of Athens Press, 2012)
Dr Cécile Renouard
Dr Cécile Renouard has been working at ESSEC since 2008. She leads a program on the societal performance of multinational corporations in developing countries and more specifically on oil companies in Nigeria. She is currently setting up, at ESSEC Irene, a Research Program "Companies and Development in Emerging Countries", whose aim is threefold: defining key societal performance indicators (capturing the empowerment of local communities as well as their socio-economic development); following up new models of partnerships between companies and different stakeholders; facilitating the pooling of research and initiatives carried out by companies and opening up areas for discussion and sharing with development agencies, NGOs and various public and private actors.
Nick Robins is Co-Director, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System at UNEP. Before joining UNEP, Nick was Head of climate change centre of excellence at HSBC. At HSBC Nick co-authored research on long-term energy prospects (Energy in 2050, March 2011), the investment opportunities in low-carbon growth through to 2020 (Sizing the climate economy, September 2010), and the links between climate change and fiscal stimulus (Building a green recovery, May 2009). In the 2010 and 2011 Thomson Extel awards for Pan-European investment research Nick was ranked #1 analyst for climate change.
Dr Daniel Tulloch
Dr Daniel Tulloch is a senior adviser in the retail and network markets team for the Electricity Authority, New Zealand. The objective of the Authority is to promote competition in, reliable supply by, and efficient operation of the electricity industry for the long-term benefit of consumers. Daniel is also a former Research Associate on the Sustainable Finance Programme, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He specialises in finance, energy and environmental policy.
Daniel completed his PhD in finance at the University of Otago, New Zealand. The thesis examined the impact of risk factors and regulatory changes on the return profile of European energy utilities. In particular, focusing on the impact of privatisation, liberalisation, and environmental policy. Beyond his thesis, he also contributed to numerous papers regarding carbon, energy policy, sector restructuring, empirical finance and econometrics. He also holds an MSc (with distinction) in International Accounting and Financial Management from the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Daniel regularly presents at energy and finance conferences in Europe and New Zealand, has reviewed for various energy journals, and has lecturing and tutoring experience across a wide range of papers.
Daniel has been ranked as an Outstanding Reviewer (2015) for Energy Policy, been awarded Best PhD Presentation (2014) from OERC Symposium, awarded the Alan MacGregor Prize (2014) from the Department of Accountancy & Finance (Otago), and been nominated for an Inclusiveness in Teaching Award (2013). Daniel has also been awarded numerous scholarships and seed grants during his postgraduate studies.
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Dr Michael Viehs
Dr Michael Viehs is with the Equity Ownership Services team of Hermes Investment Management (Hermes EOS). Michael is responsible for intelligent proxy voting in Germany, corporate engagements on environmental, social, and governance issues with a focus on industrials, and for conducting research on sustainability and responsible investing. Before his appointment at Hermes EOS, Michael was Research Director at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He is a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Oxford and a research affiliate with the European Centre for Corporate Engagement. Michael's research on sustainability and ESG got featured in several newspapers and magazines such as Forbes Magazine and Financial Times. His academic work on corporate governance and shareholder engagement is published in 'Corporate Governance: An International Review'
and 'Annals in Social Responsibility'
. Michael holds a BSc in International Business Economics, an MSc in International Business and a PhD in Finance from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Andy Wales - Visiting Business Fellow
Andy Wales is Senior Vice President Sustainable Development for SABMiller plc, one of the world's largest brewers. He leads the group's approach to prioritising economic, social and environmental issues within the group's strategies and business plans, including risks such as water scarcity and opportunities such as promoting local economic growth through smallholder farming. He also leads stakeholder engagement. Previously Andy held Corporate Responsibility Director roles at the environmental services group Severn Trent, and textiles firm Interface, Inc.
Kate Wylie - Visiting Business Fellow
Kate Wylie is the Global Sustainability Director for the food multi-national Mars. She leads the development and deployment of its sustainable supply chain strategy, including setting targets and driving the organisational change. In addition, Kate sits on Mars' Sustainability Executive Steering Group. For over a decade Kate has championed sustainable development within businesses both large and small, ranging from eBay to The Carbon Neutral Company.