James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater Head of the Built Environment at the Laudes Foundation

James Drinkwater is Head of the Built Environment programme at Laudes Foundation, an independent foundation joining the growing movement to accelerate the transition to a climate-positive and inclusive global economy. For nearly a decade he worked at the World Green Building Council – the world’s largest sustainable buildings network – becoming its first Regional Director for Europe in 2015 and co-founding major initiatives including Buildings Day at COP21 Paris, the EU’s ‘Level(s)’ sustainable buildings policy and the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative. He previously worked for the Royal Institute of British Architects, and began his career as an environment and climate change lawyer with global law firm Linklaters. James holds an MA from Cambridge University.