James has been leading Carbon Tracker’s Research since 2010. He has extensive sustainability strategy experience across responsible investment, energy policy and private sector consultancy. James is lead author of the Unburnable Carbon series of reports which introduced the concepts of carbon bubble, unburnable carbon and stranded assets. This has evolved in the carbon supply cost curve series analyzing the future supply and demand of energy. This identifies high cost, high carbon expenditure to inform investor engagement and asset allocation. James leads our thinking around key trends in the energy sector, in order to challenge the assumptions of existing energy models.

James works with the investment chain around the globe to share thinking and gather input on how to help the financial community deal with the energy transition. James brings experience of the financial sector and international development from his time as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. James was a senior policy advisor at WWF-UK focusing on the oil and gas sector and related finance. He has spent time on the ground reviewing frontier oil and gas activities in Russia, Africa and the Canadian oil sands.