Dr Aled Jones

Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University

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Director of the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Aled Jones has been announced as the inaugural Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. The Global Sustainability Institute is a University-wide body which will span a broad portfolio of areas and interests including environment, built environment, technology, tourism, business practice, education and health.

Dr Jones, who also chairs a working group on climate finance within the Capital Markets Climate Initiative on behalf of Greg Barker, the Minister for Climate Change, was previously the Deputy Director at the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He is a Co-Director for The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change and Director of the Climate Leadership Programme and Chevening Economics of Climate Change Programme (for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office). He is a founding member of the ClimateWise insurance principles and sits on the managing board for ClimateWise.

Aled is facilitator for the P8 Pensions Group, 12 of the world's largest public pension funds working collaboratively to address the problem of climate change and investments. He regularly presents on climate change issues to corporates and governments and sits on the UNEP FI insurance sector working group and the University of Cambridge Environmental Initiative steering group. In 2005 he developed the 'Learning to Think Differently' initiative for the Welsh Assembly Government and has since worked with a number of regions and organisations to set up such programmes.

Until 2005 Aled was Acting Head of the Partnership Group (formerly Corporate Liaison Office) within the University. He was the development manager for the Institute for Aviation and the Environment. Prior to this he was a senior consultant at The Generics Group, worked in a high tech start up, was a Fellow of Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge and has a PhD in Cosmology from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of 30 academic papers, 6 book chapters and several patents.