Climate Change Committee
The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is chairman of the committee on climate change, Valpak Limited, and the personal investment management & financial advisers association. He was the longest serving secretary of state for the environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include minister for agriculture, fisheries & food, minister for London, employment minister and paymaster general in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense.