Committee Member, Giles Atkinson

Giles is an environmental economist with well over 20 year’s professional experience working on ways in which nations might measure wealth and wellbeing to better reflect what is happening to their natural capital.


Currently, he is Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography and Environment and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment at the London School of Economics. He also serves on a number of external advisory boards and expert groups both past and present. This includes currently TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity programme) and the World Bank’s WAVES Partnership (Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services).


What he brings in particular to the NCC is his knowledge and experience of the ways in which the many opportunities, arising from constructing indicators of whether natural capital is being used sustainably, can be realised.