Photographic portrait of Mike Thompson
Success in tackling climate change relies on action. Climate targets, strategies and disclosures are only as good as the actions they help to drive and the results that follow from those actions.

Mike Thompson

Director, Climate Change and Sustainability, Financial Services, Ernst & Young LLP

UK finance climate advocate. Former Chief Economist at the UK Climate Change Committee. Driving change. Passionate about climate agenda.

Mike is a Director in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice, focused on UK financial services. He advises banks and other financial institutions on their climate and transition plans.

Until January 2023, Mike was Chief Economist and Director of Analysis at the Climate Change Committee, the UK’s independent statutory climate advisor, where he worked for 15 years.

Mike led the UK Climate Change Committee’s work that recommended the UK net-zero target and the path to get there, both firsts within the G20. He has also advised internationally to other countries considering setting up similar expert Climate Councils.

Mike is Vice Chair of the British Institute of Energy Economists and has sat on various advisory boards and expert panels across industry and academia, including the Green Technical Advisory Group.

How Mike is building a better working world

“I use my knowledge and experience to help financial institutions determine how they can play a greater role in the energy transition to building a sustainable future. Having spent my career telling stories with evidence, I am a firm believer in the power of analysis to make the world a better place.”

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