James Rydge is a Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE), where he works on the LSE-Brookings joint programme on sustainable and inclusive growth through climate action and international finance. Previously he was Lead Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and a Dahrendorf Research Fellow at LSE.


Before working on climate change, James worked in financial markets at the Bank of New York Mellon in London and in valuations at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Sydney. He has a PhD in financial markets from the University of Sydney.


Policy - 2020

Policy - 2019

This report sets out the role that investors can play in delivering a just transition in the UK as the country works towards net-zero emissions, illustrating the implications through a set of place-based examples from Yorkshire and the Humber and setting out recommendations for investor action. Read more

Policy - 2018

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. Read more

Policy - 2011


News - 2020

Finance ministers have a unique opportunity to design and implement comprehensive stimulus packages that can drive a strong recovery and build a better future: so argues a new paper prepared at the request of the co-chairs of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action and summarised in this commentary. Read more

News - 2018

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