FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
Craig Bennett has been the CEO of Friends of the Earth since 2015. Previously, as Director of Policy and Campaigns, Craig was the organisation’s lead campaigner and policy strategist. He is also a member of the Board of Friends of the Earth Europe, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change customer challenge panel for Anglian Water, and a member of the Net Positive Board Advisory Panel for Kingfisher plc. From 2007 to 2010, Craig was Deputy Director at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG). He maintains his links with the University of Cambridge, as a CSaP Policy Fellow, a Senior Associate at CISL, and an occasional contributor on Judge Business School Executive Education programmes. He regularly appears in the broadcast media, and has had many articles printed in national newspapers.
IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT
Ian Simm is the Founder and Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management Group plc, an investment manager focused on the opportunities and risks arising from the transition to a sustainable global economy. Today, Impax manages or advises on approximately £11.2 billion in listed and private equity strategies, primarily for institutional asset owners. Prior to Impax, Ian was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company advising clients on resource efficiency issues. In 2013 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK’s leading funding agency for environmental science. He has a first class degree in physics from Cambridge University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.