James Cameron

Chairman, Overseas Development Institute

Biography

James Cameron is chairman and board member at a number of leading organisations, including chairman at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), trustee and former chairman of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and a member of GE’s Ecomagination board. He is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative and Carbon Tracker, as well as a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council. He was formerly non-executive director of Solarcentury. Until recently, James was chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC). He founded CCC with three others, which has been built up into a thriving investment banking business employing 150 people with $1.5 billion under management. James then managed it post financial crisis into a trade sale. During his time there he was named Leader of the Year 2013 at the BusinessGreen Leaders awards’