• Honorary Research Associate



Sam Bickersteth joined the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment as an Honorary Research Associate in October 2019. Before joining he held a number of executive and policy advisory roles on climate change agriculture, environment and planetary health for international development organisations including DFID, Oxfam and PwC.

He was formerly Executive Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health based at the Oxford Martin School: coordinating research and policy influencing Commission on intersection of human health and environmental change. Prior to that he was CEO, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), a global alliance of organizations and partners delivering innovative solutions for climate compatible development. At present Sam is Chief Executive, Opportunity International improving access to financial services in developing countries and has a number of other advisory roles including for House of Commons International Development Committee and Wellcome Trust.