Maritime Finance Lead
Carbon War Room
James Mitchell is a maritime finance lead with Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room’s Shipping Efficiency operation, where he leads engagement with maritime financial institutions on stranded assets and financial decision-making. He also works to identify financing for the industry’s efficiency solutions.
He joined Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room from his role as a Researcher at the Stranded Assets Programme, University of Oxford, where he led and contributed to work on investment risks in coal-based industries. His work on financial risk has been featured in publications globally and is incorporated in the investment strategies of major banks and investment firms. He has also worked with Oxford Microfinance Initiative, where he led the implementation of GIS-based systems to improve the social performance of MFI loans in Tanzania and Zambia.
James holds an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford. James also holds a BA Environmental Studies (Summa Cum Laude) and BM Cello Performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and Conservatory, respectively. Drawing on his diverse background, James continues to publish on financial risk. He also continues to perform in classical and folk settings.