Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


Richard joined LSE in 2006, having previously lectured at the University of Plymouth.

He received his PhD in Geography (‘Environmental Leapfrogging in India’) from the University of Cambridge in 2002.

Research interests

  • Economic globalisation and environmental change;
  • Environmental policy implementation and compliance;
  • Innovation diffusion and convergence;
  • Corporate environmentalism;
  • Geopolitics of ‘ethical’ foreign policy.


Research - 2019

Research - 2012

Research - 2009


Policy - 2022


Events - 2022


News - 2022

The issue of corporate lobbying activity by companies on climate change, and how responsibly it is carried out, is fast becoming a central issue for global investors. This commentary explores the actions investors can take to ensure that corporate lobbying does not undermine implementation of the Paris Agreement. Read more

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