Jon Cox has fifteen years of fund raising, research management and stakeholder engagement experience in climate focused environmental sciences. He holds an earth science degree and doctorate from the University of Oxford. He subsequently worked at the University for 12 years, securing external grant and donor funding for the University’s frontier research into physical climate and earth system sciences.
His career experiences straddle academic climate science and private sector consultancy, and he has consistently worked in tandem with a wide range of stakeholders to support environmental science. He has a very broad knowledge of the mechanisms, structures and stakeholders in the funding and commercialisation of collaborative academic science.
In his early career, he worked in the university technology transfer and spin-out company ecosystem in the UK, advising and supporting spin-out companies and tech start-ups to accelerate their ability to raise equity finance, matching them with angel, corporate and institutional investors.
He joined UNU-INWEH in 2021 on a part time basis in a business development, donor engagement and research fund raising role. He also holds a portfolio of consultancy roles across other UN agencies focused on climate change.