James is the CEO and founder of Offsetters. He is also an associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business and is the Executive Director of ISIS, a Research Centre at the Sauder School of Business dedicated to social innovation and sustainability. Prior to joining UBC he was a lecturer at the Saïd School of Business in Oxford where he was Deputy Director of the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization. He has developed and taught in MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, MSc and Undergraduate programs in the UK and Canada.
Research by James covers a number of areas, including emerging international markets for carbon exchange, social determinants and social innovation and finance.
In 2010, James was recognized by Business in Vancouver magazine as one of the city’s Top 40 Under 40 and was selected as a Pacific finalist in the Clean Tech category at the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Awards.
In February 2013, James was one of 75 British Columbians honoured by Premier Christy Clark with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his environmental contributions to the province of BC.