James is a strategist and systems thinker with a background in sustainable finance and over 20 years of senior management experience, (previously MD of Investment & Strategy Director at Triodos Bank). He has designed and facilitated learning, development, strategy and innovation programmes to accelerate progress in sustainability sectors across Europe. As Executive Director of the Climate Safe Lending Network, he provides strategic direction for the network and oversees its growth and development.
James has served as a member of several advisory groups on sustainable finance at the UK, European, and international level and is author of several reports and papers on sustainable finance and impact investing. He is a regular speaker at events and conferences on sustainable business and positive impact finance. Furthermore, he served on the Global Steering Committee for the UNEP Finance Initiative and was one of the founding developers of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking launched in 2019. He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, and senior advisor to the Club of Rome.