The Advisory Board members meet formally once a year but are encouraged to work closely with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London between meetings.

The main role of the Board is to:

  • Advise on strategic direction of the Institutes and priorities and gaps in programmes;
  • Provide insights into the climate and environmental agenda outside the research community including key developments and events, based on individual members' knowledge;
  • Give advice on the priority issues on which to engage and how best might the Institutes exert influence;
  • Act as ambassadors for the Institutes at the national and international level;
  • Propose funding opportunities which the Institutes should pursue and advice on how to realise those potential opportunities;

Members will serve for a period of five years, renewable once.

Membership

Current members are:

  • Mr Jeremy Grantham, Donor, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
  • Ms Hannelore Grantham, Donor, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment

And (listed alphabetically by surname):

  • Professor Julia Black, Pro Director of Research, London School of Economics
  • The Lord Browne of Madingley FREng FRS, Chairman, L1 Energy
  • Ms Tamsin Cooper, Strategy Director, Green Alliance
  • Mr Ed Davey, Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • Dr Simon Dietz, Co-Director, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Professor Sam Fankhauser, Co-Director, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Professor Joanna Haigh FRS, Co-Director, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
  • Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Chair, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
  • Professor Nick Jennings, Vice Provost for Research, Imperial College London
  • Mr Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist, Newwealth
  • Dr Tidu Maini, Senior Advisor, Qatar Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Ms Jennifer Morgan, Co-Executive Director, Greenpeace
  • Professor Judith Rees, Vice Chair, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Professor Lord Martin Rees OM PRS, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund
  • Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Trustee, The Eranda Foundation
  • Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Professor Martin Siegert, Co-Director, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
  • Mr James Smith, Chairman, The Carbon Trust
  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Mr Marc Stuart, Private Equity Investor, Allotrope Ventures
  • Dr Camilla Toulmin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Mr Nigel Topping, Executive Director, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Mr Jon Vatnaland, Vice President, Strategy, Wind Power & Technologies, Statkraft
  • Dr Paul Woolley, Senior Fellow, Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, London School of Economics