Cameron Hepburn


Cameron is an academic and entrepreneur. He is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and a Fellow at New College, Oxford. He holds first-class degrees in law and chemical engineering from Melbourne University, and masters and doctorate in economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Cameron has co-founded three businesses in the energy and environmental spaces: Aurora Energy Research, an energy data, analytics and forecasting business; Climate Bridge, focused on deploying clean energy in China, and Vivid Economics, an economics advisory firm based in London and New York offering advice on clean technology and environmental economics. He is an investor in Purpose, a firm that uses digital technology to create mass consumer movements, and sustainability, a specialist electronic publisher. He previously worked for McKinsey & Company in Australia and Europe and Shell Australia.

Cameron also is actively engaged in environmental policy, advising governments (China, India, UK, Australia) and international institutions (OECD, UN) on energy, resources and environmental policy, and serves on several other advisory boards, as well as a judge of the New Energy and Cleantech Awards, the Sustainable Investing Challenge and the Circulars Awards.

Meet Cameron Hepburn, the 2015 Advance Global Australian Clean Technology Award Winner. Watch the ‘Disruptive Energy Technologies’ Masterclass with Cameron and the panel “Sustainability, Talent, Technology – Futureproofing Australia” at the 2015 Advance Global Australian Summit.

Winner of the Advance Arts Award 2018
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