Mark Kenber has worked on climate change for fifteen years and is an expert on international climate policy.
Before becoming CEO, Mark was The Climate Group’s Deputy CEO (2010) and International Policy Director
Mark advised former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the joint policy initiative Breaking the Climate Deadlock
(2008-2009), which produced a series of high-level reports outlining the economic and technological rationale
for a global climate deal and its key components. He is also a carbon markets expert and co-founded the
successful Verified Carbon Standard (formerly Voluntary Carbon Standard) (VCS), now the most popular kitemark
for the $400 million voluntary market. He continues to be involved as Deputy Chair of the VCS
Mark currently sits on the Climate Change Advisory Council at Zurich Insurance (since 2009), BP’s
target-neutral Assurance and Advisory Panel (since 2007); the Climate Policy Editorial Advisory Board (since
2005); and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Steering Committee (since 2005). Mark
has an Honours degree in Economics and an MPhil in Development Studies.
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