Ian Short

Ian Short

Ian Short recently returned to NZ after spending the last 12 years on innovation in sustainable/ smart cities, urban development and climate change in Europe and before this 15 years in finance in London, New York and Wellington. He is currently working as a senior advisor to a broad range of organisations in these areas, including helping the NZ govt develop plans for the transition to a low emissions economy. Until January 2017 Ian was CEO of Climate-KIC, the world’s largest climate change innovation partnership. Primarily funded by the European Commission, Climate-KIC brings together leading organisations from academia, research, business and the public sector to collaborate in bringing the best solutions to market. Climate-KIC has over 200 partners including Imperial College London, Veolia, ENGIE, Schiphol Airport and many leading European cities. In its’ first five years it has supported hundreds of start-ups, has a student alumnus of 2000+ and has delivered more than €2bn of sustainable innovation activity. Ian was previously Chief Executive of the Institute for Sustainability – an independent charity established to pilot and trial systemic solutions for sustainable cities and communities – and a partner of Climate-KIC. Previously, Ian was Deputy Chief Executive at the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC), a public/private regeneration agency in east London, which he helped establish in 2005.

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Rising Emissions, a Collective Opportunity

By Ian Short19th of October 2017

A report released today by Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment identified that climate change is already having a massive negative impact on New Zealand and this will get worse. The report states that…

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Time for a System Upgrade

By Ian Short27th of September 2017

The wonder solution to the massive climate, population and resource challenges? Expanding your view and joining things up. It may sound glib but there is a rapidly increasing focus in…

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