Adam is the Chief Responsible Investment Officer (CRIO) at the Church of England Pensions Board; Together with the CIO he is the co-Director of the Investment Team. He is also the Chair of the $45 trillion in AUM backed Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) and a Board Member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, (IIGCC). He co-leads sector engagement with the mining and steel sectors for the global investor engagement initiative, Climate Action 100+. He Chairs the Mining 2030 which is developing an Investor Agenda to address systemic challenges to mining and the low carbon transition.
Following the Brumadinho Tailings Dam disaster in Brazil in January 2019, Adam set up and chairs the $20 trillion supported Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative with John Howchin, Ambassador to the Initiative. He also represented the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in the development of the first Global Tailings Standard, and now co-convenes together with the UN the international process to establish an Independent Global Tailings Management Institute to verify implementation of the standard and to drive safety standards across the mining industry. As part of his work with the industry he is Chair of Mining 2030 which is developing an investor agenda for 2030 addressing systemic challenges to mining and the low carbon transition.
As part of his work as Co-Chair of the Corporate Programme at IIGCC Adam has led the development of the first Net Zero Standard for the Oil and Gas sector and is leading the development of a similar standard for the diversified mining sector.