Full Name
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
Job Title
IG Patel Professor of Economics & Government; Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment
Speaker Bio
Nicholas Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory and Chair, Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics.

He has held posts at other UK & overseas universities, and as Chief Economist at both the EBRD and the World Bank. He was Head, UK Government Economic Service 2003-2007, and produced the Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was President of the Royal Economic Society (2018-2019). He was President of the British Academy (July 2013-2017) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (June 2014). He was knighted for services to economics (2004). He has been a cross-bench (non-party) member of the House of Lords since 2007, and appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change in 2017. He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles.

Most recent books: How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics (with Himanshu and Peter Lanjouw, OUP 2018). and Standing Up for a Sustainable World: Voices of Change, Edward Elgar, 2020.

He is a Co-Chair of the World Bank and IMF High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth, and co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on scaling investment and finance to deliver on climate ambition and development goals.
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern