Bernice Lee

Hoffmann Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability; Director, Research, Futures, Chatham House

Bernice Lee is Founding Director at Hoffmann Centre on the Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House, United Kingdom. She was Director for Climate Change and Resource Security Initiatives at the World Economic Forum (2014-2016) and Research Director for Energy, Environment and Resources at Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs (2007-2013). She was also a member of the Climate Change Advisory Board of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Queen Elizabeth Academy of International Leadership and the External Review Committee of Royal Dutch Shell. Her work was covered in international media including the Financial Times, BBC, New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Caijing and in the Harvard Business Review and the Americas Quarterly. Other professional experience include: Team Leader for the Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security for the China and Europe Project; Policy and Strategy Adviser at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva; Policy Director at the Aga Khan Foundation (UK); Officer in the Strategic Planning Unit in the UN Secretary-General's office in New York; Warren Weaver Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation; and Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Bernice holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Oxford University, where she was a College Scholar for three years. Bernice was awarded an OBE for services to UK-China climate change cooperation in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2011.

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