Jonathan Green is part of the Sustainable Consumption and Production team. With a background in conservation science, Jon has over 10 years of expertise in understanding the costs and benefits of biodiversity conservation, and accounting for biodiversity and natural capital impacts. He works within the Sustainable Consumption and Production group to trace the impacts of consumption on biodiversity, via often-complex chains of trade in agricultural commodities. Gaining insight into how trade in agricultural commodities drives biodiversity loss and the key actors in those supply chains is a starting point to identify opportunities for improved supply chain management to help avert future losses of habitat and species.
He works on Trase (supply chain transparency) and Contacted (Managing biodiversity risks in global supply chains) projects as well as the N8 AgriFood Programme looking at at indicators for socially-responsible consumption and production.
Jon completed his PhD – Integrating costs and processes into systematic conservation planning in a biodiversity hotspot – in the zoology department at the University of Cambridge, following which he spent two years at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton USA. Here, he ran a project that investigated the ecological impacts of land conversion for shorebirds alongside the economic impacts for local saltpan and aquaculture managers. He then returned to Cambridge, where he worked in the geography department on corporate engagement with Natural Capital, working closely with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
From 2016-18, he held a Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellowship, working within the SCP group at SEI York, to trace the impacts of agricultural commodity consumption on biodiversity.