Ben Combes is a Director at Monitor Deloitte and the lead Climate Economist in the newly-formed Net Zero Transformation team. He specialises in strategy and technology-enabled structural change. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2021, Ben was a Net Zero Advisor to Microsoft and a Knowledge Advisor to the World Economic Forum, as co-founder of the award-winning Innovation & Sustainability Practice at PwC.
Ben has deep expertise in climate change: he was one of the founding members of the UK’s Climate Change Committee in 2008, a Co-Principal to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate in 2014, and has been a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics since 2016. In 2020 he was a Director on the launch team of the Transform to Net Zero cross-sector initiative.
Ben holds an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London.