Peter Young spent many years working with businesses and governments on green and sustainability issues. He is chair of the International Standards Organisation Committee on Sustainable Finance (ISO/TC322), and the Strategic Advisory Group for the BSI programme of sustainable finance standards. Peter is also former chair and a trustee of the Green Purposes Company which holds the special share in the privatised Green Investment Bank (now Group) to hold it true to its green purposes.
He was a co-founder and chair of Aldersgate Group and remains an active individual member. He sits on the advisory board of Queen Mary College’s School of Business and Management, and on the UK climate change risk assessment (CCRA3) expert advisory panel. He is a Trustee and Council member of The Wildlife Trusts and a member of the Our Natural World Advisory Panel to Esmee Fairbairn. He is a trustee of the Broadway Initiative pushing for ambitious new environmental legislation. Peter chaired the Business Interest Group for the Valuing Nature Programme, and sat on the Programme Advisory Board.