Michael Azlen is a senior investment professional with 25 years of industry experience, including the founding, growth, and sale of a regulated investment management business to a public company. Since the beginning of 2018, he has been researching climate change and environmental investment and has focused his research on carbon pricing and Emissions Trading Systems (ETS).
Michael has completed several executive education courses on climate change, including the highly acclaimed program at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute. Mr Azlen holds a Sloan Masters Degree in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and is both a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Michael is a regular speaker at investment conferences and has been a guest lecturer on the graduate degree programs at London Business School for more than 15 years.
Colin Hodges has 30 years of experience in financial markets in asset management, investment banking, and peer-to-peer lending organisations. He has worked with founder Michael Azlen for more than a decade and manages the day-to-day operations of the company, including finance, compliance, and risk. Prior to Frontier, Colin spent seven years with Gartmore, initially as CEO of their Japanese business and then managing the investment fund range for the European business. He also held operational management positions with NatWest Markets in London and Hong Kong and with RateSetter. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Glen Gostlow is a doctoral student at the Grantham Research Institute and the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE) and specialises in identifying common environmental risk factors. He holds a first class MA (Hons) degree in Economics & Geography from the University of Glasgow, with a year abroad at the University of Helsinki, and he also holds a MSc degree in Environmental Economics & Climate Change from LSE. He has attended numerous academic and non-academic conferences to present research in the field of sustainable finance.
Erfana Hossein holds a MSc degree in Environmental Science from the London School of Economics. Her background ranges from private equity investing to non-profit organisations and government service. Erfana has a strong interest in climate change and the environment and in particular in the convergence of technology and sustainability.
Mike Berners-Lee combines the academic rigour of a university professor with the practical experience of running a business involved in climate change. In addition he is a critically acclaimed author of several books on climate change: The Burning Question (with Duncan Clark) and How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, and ‘There is No Planet B A Handbook for the Make of Break Years. Berners-Lee and his company, Small World Consulting bring together the best in environmental and management learning to help businesses respond to climate change and the broader sustainability agenda. Mike and his team have pioneered comprehensive supply chain emissions reporting methods for clients such as BT Group, Taylor Wimpey and many others. Mike is a professor at Lancaster University where he is involved in various sustainability research initiatives.
Sam is currently the Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and is Director of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. In addition, he is a non-executive director of CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution. Before joining the Grantham Research Institute, Sam served as Deputy Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has also worked at the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and in the private sector. From 2008 to 2016 he was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change.
Michael is a successful entrepreneur and businessman who co-founded RAB Capital, an alternative asset management company which was the first publicly listed hedge fund in London. Prior to RAB Capital Michael held executive positions with ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch, and James Capel. Michael has a wide portfolio of business interests and sits on the board of multiple companies to whom he provides strategic advice. He has an extensive business network and has already provided some very valuable introductions to Carbon Cap.
James Cameron has been working in the climate change space for more than 25 years and was the founder and chairman of Climate Change Capital which grew to be a thriving merchant banking and investment business employing 150 people with $1.5 billion under management. James was named Leader of the Year in 2013 at the Business Green Leaders awards. Mr. Cameron was a member of the Prime Ministers Business Advisory Group during the coalition government and held positions as both a member of the Gren Investment Bank Commission and as an advisor to the European Commission on the creation of the European Emissions Trading System. In his legal career at Baker & McKenzie, he founded the Global Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice and co-founded the the Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL). James sits on the board or advisory board of a range of companies operating in the environmental industry.