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 four years, renewable once.


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):

  • Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Green Finance Institute, Chair of the London Climate Resilience Review and a UN Global Ambassador for Race to Zero and Race to Resilience
  • Professor Declan Conway, Research Director, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Juliet Davenport, Climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist
  • Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Innovation, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
  • Professor Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam
  • Professor Joanna Haigh, Distinguished Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
  • Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Chair, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
  • Himani Iyer, SU Environment and Ethics Officer, London School of Economics
  • Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist, Newwealth
  • Ms Joan MacNaughton, Chair, The Climate Group
  • Professor Susana Mourato, Pro-Director for Research, London School of Economics
  • Ramsay Ravenel, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
  • Professor Judith Rees, Vice Chair, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Professor Lord Martin Rees, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund
  • Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Director, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Professor Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research at the Grantham Institute and Reader in Climate Science & Policy at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  • Professor Mary Ryan, Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), Imperial College London
  • Professor Martin Siegert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
  • Mr Marc Stuart, Private Equity Investor, Allotrope Ventures
  • Sir Richard Sykes, Chair of the UK Government Vaccine Task Force, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital, Chairman of UK Stem Cell Foundation
  • Mr Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for the 2020 UN Climate Summit (COP26), former CEO of We Mean Business
  • Professor Ralf Toumi, Co-Director, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
  • Dr Paul Woolley, Senior Fellow, Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, London School of Economics
  • Michaela Wright, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC UK
  • Stephanie Yeung, Deputy President (Finance and Services), Imperial College Student Union