James is the Director of Hindsight Consultancy which he founded in 2016 to advise clients on climate change, natural capital and responsible investing.
He was previously Head of Investor Initiatives and Head of Forests at CDP where he created their award-winning sector research series. Before that, he ran the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project, working with investors and companies to tackle commodity-related deforestation.
From 1991 until 2008, James worked in finance as a trader and fund manager. He was co-founder of Cumulus Asset Management, a hedge fund looking at weather and climate-related themes, where he set up the world’s first climate change hedge fund.