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Finding solutions to the environmental emergency: where politics meets economics

The health of the planet has been at the top of the global political and business agenda in recent weeks with COP27 last month and the parallel COP15 on biodiversity. In the past year, extreme weather events including, hurricanes and wildfires have had a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. Governments, companies, and investors are aware of the risks of global warming but COP-27 climate summit served as a reminder of how complex it is for stakeholders to agree on a solution, and on their role within it.

Discussing this topic are James Lambert, our director of economic consulting in Asia and one of the lead authors of our soon-to-be published report on the green economy, how it is defined and the opportunities that it provides. Joining James is Jake Kuyer, our Associate Director for Economics & Sustainability. Jake has been looking at issues relating to biodiversity and his opinion piece was published recently in the Eurasia Review. Caroline Franklin, Associate Director for Sustainability, chaired the discussion.

James-Lambert
James Lambert

Director of Economic Consulting, Asia

+65 6850 0125

James-Lambert

James Lambert

Director of Economic Consulting, Asia

Singapore

James is the Director of Oxford Economics’ economic consulting services in Asia.

James moved to this role from Oxford Economics’ London office, where he headed up a team dedicated to exploring the economic impact of technology. He delivered high profile studies on the growth of the digital economy, the impact of automation and the implications for the labour market.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, James spent over six years in the Government Economics Service. He worked in economics teams of the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Transport. There, he gained experience in microeconomic analysis and impact assessment as well as international macroeconomics, economic risk analysis and energy security. In the FCO, James spent three years working on economic issues in East and South East Asia. He also previously worked for the International Labour Organization.

Jake Kuyer
Jake Kuyer

Associate Director, Economics & Sustainability

+44 (0)20 3910 8000

Jake Kuyer

Jake Kuyer

Associate Director, Economics & Sustainability

London, UK

Jake Kuyer is an Associate Director and leads the Economics & Sustainability team within Economic Impact Consulting. He has extensive experience applying economics to challenges around the environment and social impact. He has managed numerous projects across the public, private and third sectors covering a broad range of fields. At Oxford Economics, he works with our economic models, such as our bespoke Global Sustainability Model, to embed sustainability into our offerings. He works with clients to understand both their impact and dependence on the environment, and to achieve their sustainability ambitions.

Prior to Oxford Economics, he worked for a multi-national engineering firm focusing on environmental impact, an economics think tank focusing on social value, and a boutique consultancy specialising in environmental economics. He has earned degrees with distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada, and the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Caroline Franklin

Associate Director, Sustainability

+61 4 1557 3558

Caroline Franklin

Associate Director, Sustainability

Sydney

Caroline is a member of the consulting executive team with direct responsibility for connecting with clients and helping them to explore particular questions they are facing in their business operations. She is a lead on core verticals globally, including Trade and Construction.

Caroline is an experienced manager and business development professional with a passion for ESG, climate change and broader environmental issues. She leads the Global Oxford Economics Environmental Sustainability Taskforce helping the firm achieve its goal of net zero by 2027. She is also a lead on Pride and actively mentors in this space.

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