Affiliate Partners


We have a wealth of experience in many environmental fields, including law, economics, policy making, investment banking, management, marketing, science and technology.

Juliano Assunçao

Juliano is a leading agro-economist. He serves as director of the Rio Climate Policy Initiative office. He is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His research focuses on different aspects of development economics, including agricultural economics, institutions, and financial intermediation. He is a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago and also works as a consultant for firms, governments, and multi-lateral organisations. At SYSTEMIQ, amongst other areas, he will work on land use change, with a focus on Latin America.

Tom Einar Jensen

Tom Einar Jensen

Tom is a sustainability-oriented executive with broad international experience ranging from large energy and energy intensive industries to disruptive start-up company development in the agricultural, energy and circular economy space. His recent position was as EVP for Corporate Development at Joule Unlimited, a company converting CO2 back into ultra-low carbon liquid fuels. He is the founder of WakeUP, a meta data concept connecting sustainability related challenges to solutions through an electronic market-clearing platform concept. He was the first CEO of Agrinos, an agriculturally focused green biotechnology company, and has held senior management positions in finance, strategy and business development at Norsk Hydro. At SYSTEMIQ, Tom will lead the project development agenda.

James Bilefield

James Bilefield

James is a serial digital entrepreneur (Skype, OpenX, Upmystreet and Condé Nast) turned chairman/board director (Ticketscript, Stagecoach Group plc, Teach First and the Science Museum Group). He is also an adviser (McKinsey, Advent International, UK Government and Riskified) and technology investor (Kano, Roli, Polar and Entrepreneur First). To SYSTEMIQ, he brings his digital, investment and venture scale-up expertise. 


Paul Fletcher

Paul is the chairman of Actis, the emerging market private equity firm. He has led the firm since its spin out from CDC. The firm has a focus on developing institutional investor support for its focus on sustainable investing. He has extensive experience in developed and developing markets, in trading and capital markets and, latterly, with Citibank as strategic planning head for their emerging markets business. To SYSTEMIQ, he brings experience of investment processes, knowledge of the emerging markets, particularly Africa, and managing complex partnerships and collaborations across national boundaries. At SYSTEMIQ, he oversees finance and investment topics.


Tom Heller

Tom founded CPI in 2009 and, under his direction, CPI has grown into a trusted global thought leader in climate finance, energy finance, and land use. CPI has pioneered new systemic solutions and worked with governments and multi-lateral organisations to drive change. Before founding CPI, he was a professor at Stanford University for 30 years, serving as the Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Jean-Michel Herrewyn

Jean-Michel Herrewyn

Jean-Michel has joined SYSTEMIQ after a 25 year career at Veolia, the world's leading private environmental services and water company. From 2009 to 2013 he served as CEO of Veolia Water, which represents 40% of Veolia's revenues and is active in more than 60 countries. Prior to this, Jean-Michel led Veolia Water Technologies, the group's EPC and technology subsidiary, and the world’s leading water engineering company. He also worked in Veolia's energy division. To SYSTEMIQ, he brings his extensive experience in water and infrastructure, water technology and project finance.


Stef Kranendijk

Stef was the CEO of Desso. Under his leadership, Desso became the leading European carpet company through a massive program of product and business model innovation based on cradle-to-cradle principles. Today, Stef is an entrepreneur and chairman of De Groene Zaak, a group of more than 155 companies leading in the sustainability space. At SYSTEMIQ, he provides his business transformation experience.



Adair Lord Turner

Lord Turner is a businessman, academic and former chairman of the Financial Services Authority. He has chaired the Pensions Commission, the Low Pay Commission, and the Committee on Climate Change in the UK. During his time at McKinsey (1982-1995) he built McKinsey’s practice in Eastern Europe and Russia (1992-1995). From 1995-1999, he was director general of the Confederation of British Industry and vice chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe from 2000-2006. He was also non-executive director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc, and currently holds this position at OakNorth and Prudential plc. As well as being chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Adair is a visiting professor at the LSE and Cass Business School.