Jack joined Eunomia in October 2018 following five years of higher education in the fields of environmental science and development studies. He has a particular interest in the natural economy as a means through which to achieve positive environmental changes. Over the course of his academic and professional careers, Jack has consistently demonstrated his commitment to tackling environmental issues and injustices through his research and participation in projects.
Since joining Eunomia Jack has worked on a wide range of projects at the local, national and international level, and has developed a focus on the natural economy, climate emergency strategies, agricultural transitions and marine litter mitigation. As a naturally strategic and analytical thinker, Jack has quickly gained experience through a number of impactful projects. These include conducting a review of agricultural models for use by Defra; an assessment of ecosystems and their values for Natural England; a national assessment of Natural Capital approaches in the UK for the Environment Agency; an analysis of branded litter on UK beaches for Surfers Against Sewage; a global review of alternatives to single-use plastics for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science; and supporting the EU’s Fitness Check on Air Quality Directives.
Jack also works on Eunomia’s environmental management team, through which the business explores ways it can reduce its environmental impact and set a precedent as an industry leader. Jack also helps to coordinate Eunomia’s social events, organising frequent and diverse events to be enjoyed by all, including paddle boarding, theatre trips and tree planting.
Jack holds a first-class BSc degree from the University of the West of England and an MSc Sustainable Development degree (Cum Laude Distinction) from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Jack worked to ensure that his time at university was integrated with a number of external organisations, including internships with Close Brothers Asset Management (London), Metabolic Consulting (Amsterdam) and Eden Reforestation Projects (Nepal).
Over the course of his studies Jack designed and implemented a number of research projects. These include: policy advice for the Dutch ministry of economic affairs on the implementation of a smart grid, the impact of climate change on malaria in the Kenyan highlands, low-cost health intervention options in central Kenya, and how community-based reforestation can be framed as an adaptation and mitigation strategies for communities in rural Nepal.