Union of Concerned Scientists

As a lead analyst at the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Gretchen Goldman researches how science is used and misused in public policy. She is an author of many UCS reports on this theme, with topics ranging from government transparency, access to scientific information, hydraulic fracturing, business response to climate change, sugar and health policy. Gretchen works with InfluenceMap on the development of our assessment methodology. She holds a PhD and MSc in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BSc in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University.

University of Westminster

Since July 2009, Ben Fagan-Watson has worked as a research fellow in the Environment Group, Policy Studies Institute, at the University of Westminster. In March 2015, Ben completed a study entitled Lobbying by Trade Associations on EU Climate Policy. He is currently co-ordinating a Rapid Evidence Assessment for Defra, assessing the impact and implementation of complex environmental policies on complex systems. He is interested in exploring how the investment community can drive reductions in corporate demand for energy and materials, and in the influence of large multi-national corporations on climate policy. Ben holds a first-class BA in Historical Studies from the University of Bristol.

Tessa Tennant has been a green finance innovator throughout her career. She co-founded the Jupiter Ecology Fund, the UK’s first green equity investment fund in 1988 and was a Non-Executive Director for the UK Green Investment Bank. She has co-founded several climate initiatives, such as ASrIA in Hong Kong; CDP, UKSIF and The Ice Organisation in the United Kingdom, and the global Our Voices campaign. She is an Adviser to Carbon Tracker. In 2015 she commissioned research giving rise to the call to COP21 for action on climate finance. She is now working on the Climate Finance Accelerator for NDC implementation as well as the blog NDCi.global and @Money4NDCs. She has served on fund, not-for-profit and company boards.

Jules is a founding Partner at Jericho Chambers, convener of the Real Economy Lab, a Trustee of the think-tank nef (the New Economics Foundation), an Associate of The Futures Company, a Practitioner of Happiness Works, a member of the B Team advisory board, a member of the Steering Group of Economy for Common Good and a Director of the Happy City movement. He has authored a number of things specifically on corporate lobbying including the UN standards on Responsible Engagement.

CDP

Paul is Executive Chairman of CDP which he founded in 2000 with an ambition of creating a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and prevents dangerous climate change. Paul previously founded Rufus Leonard Corporate Communications and EyeNetwork, the largest videoconference service in Europe. He served as a member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. Paul has authored various publications, including Beautiful Corporations.