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Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Enterprise

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After a decade working in the investment industry, Craig joined the Business School in 2007 to set up the Centre for Business and Climate Change, in the belief that the business community has a central role to play in avoiding dangerous climate change. In 2008 he launched a Business School spin-out company, ENDS Carbon which conducted innovative benchmarking exercises, comparing the carbon performance of the UK supermarket and mobile telecoms sectors; as well as providing research and analysis for the FTSE CDP Carbon Strategy Index.

In 2010 Craig returned to asset management where he is responsible for strategic asset allocation for Aberdeen Asset Management's £90bn multi-asset investment business. This involves developing Aberdeen's view on long-term global asset class returns, and the economic and social trends that drive them. He retains a part-time role lecturing at the School.

During his career, Craig has lead teams at various large investment firms focusing on sustainability and corporate governance. He helped develop some of the original thinking behind the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and co-chaired its reporting standards committee. He also served as chair of the Criteria Development Committee at FTSE4Good for its first decade. He has been a director of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, the UK Social Investment Forum, and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative.

Craig has held visiting fellowships at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University; the Department of Economics, University College London; and the Centre for Economic Psychology, University of Bath.

Research Interests

  • Strategic asset allocation
  • Adapting to the impacts of climate change on the world economy
  • Sustainability benchmarks and indices
  • Sustainability and investment

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