We have a wealth of experience in many environmental fields, including law, economics, policy making, investment banking, management, marketing, science and technology.
Jeremy was a senior partner at McKinsey until April 2016, where he worked for 24 years serving some of the world’s leading companies in the finance, consumer goods, technology, healthcare and energy sectors. He worked extensively with multilateral development banks, the United Nations and governments in both developed and developing countries. In 2007, he set up McKinsey’s Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice, supporting ambitious public, philanthropic and private sector clients to put in place low-carbon, resource-efficient strategies. Prior to this, Jeremy worked at the World Bank from 1988-1993, specialising in economic transformation programmes for middle-income countries. In 2013-2014, Jeremy was programme director of the New Climate Economy project. He sits on a number of non-profit boards, including Global Action Plan (as Chair), the Woods Hole Research Center and Rare (UK). Together with Martin Stuchtey, he is a founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ.
Martin R. Stuchtey
Martin has worked at McKinsey for 20 years, most recently as Director of the Center for Business and Environment, particularly focusing on water management, circular industrial systems and ecosystem preservation. Previously he served as a leader of McKinsey’s Transport and Infrastructure Practice and as managing partner of McKinsey's Munich Office. He is an initiator of the 2030 Water Resources Group and a long-time strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. He has a background of geology and economics, is professor at the University of Innsbruck and author of the book “A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century”. He is a father of six, an organic farmer and an avid alpinist. Together with Jeremy Oppenheim, he is a founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ.
James is a barrister, policy adviser and entrepreneur. He founded Climate Change Capital and served as chairman. He founded Baker & McKenzie’s Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice, the Centre for International Law, FIELD, and AOSIS, all with the help of others. He was a member of UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and the GE’s Ecomagination board. He is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner. He is currently an executive fellow at Yale. He is chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Agrica. He also sits on the board of Green Running and ET Index.
Gail held the role of chief sustainability officer for Unilever, globally positioning the group as a pioneer in corporate, social and environmental stewardship. She has over 30 years’ experience with varied roles in human resources, sales, marketing and business solutions across Unilever’s foods, home care and personal care businesses. She served as CEO of Unilever South Africa and executive vice president for Unilever's savoury category. Subsequently, she worked for Old Mutual in various roles, where she helped build their Positive Futures Plan, encouraging inclusive growth and responsible investment. At SYSTEMIQ, she is leading the work for various industries and is supporting SYSTEMIQ operations.
Tove Stuhr Sjøblom
Tove has over 25 years’ industrial experience from Norsk Hydro and Statoil where she held various technical and leadership positions. She held roles as Asset Manager for the Ormen Lange Field Development and Senior Vice President for Exploration Norway before serving on Statoil’s Executive Committee as Chief of Staff. Subsequently she took on the position of Senior Vice President for Development and Production for Sub-Sahara Africa and later led Statoil’s Europe and Asia region and also upstream UK and Ireland. She brings to SYSTEMIQ significant operating and project development experience in energy and infrastructure and will focus her work on that sector.
Janez is a very experienced public policy leader and drives SYSTEMIQ’s policy agenda. In addition to his work with SYSTEMIQ, Janez is Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel hosted by UNEP, Chairman of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture and RISE Foundation and a Member of the European Policy Centre's Advisory Council.
After a successful career in national government and academia in Slovenia, Janez joined the European Commission as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research from 2004-2010 and then for Environment from 2010-2014.
Janez was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by London Imperial College and by Ghent University in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration by Findland Aalto University in 2016. In September 2013 he received the United Nations' Champions of the Earth Award.