James is Head of Data Strategy & Operations at Trucost, part of S&P Global.
James manages Trucost’s data team, with responsibility for maintaining and developing Trucost’s intellectual property for use by Financial Institution and Corporate clients. He is also part of Trucost’s senior management team.
He has been the lead analyst and project manager for hundreds of projects that have provided multinational corporations and investment organizations with actionable insights to help meet their sustainability objectives. Previously, James served as Head of North American research at Trucost. Areas of expertise include the quantification of environmental impacts in investment portfolios across asset classes, assessing greenhouse gas emissions and water use in company supply chains and value chains, valuing environmental risks and natural capital dependencies, and integration of environmental performance information into business and investment decision making to reduce risk and generate financial benefits.
Prior to joining Trucost, James worked as a consultant at Ceres (the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies). James holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University’s Centre of the Environment, where his work focused on the measurement of corporate environmental performance and how these data are used within financial markets. He also holds a BA and an MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University