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Dr Tom Herbstein Senior Programme Manager

Dr Tom Herbstein, Senior Programme Manager

Tom specialises in finance and environmental change. He currently manages the ClimateWise initiative in the Sustainable Finance team. ClimateWise is a collaborative partnership co-ordinating the response to environmental change by the global insurance industry.


Tom joined CISL in 2015. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Coordinator at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he ran numerous projects around environmental security, particularly with regard to the finance and natural resource sectors. He recently completed a PhD exploring the relationship between the global insurance industry and environmental change. Tom also has a BSc in Oceanography & Climatology and an MPhil in International Environmental Law.

Key Publications

  • Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. and Shearing, C., A Conceptual Framework to Enable the Changes Required for a One-Planet Future. In Environmental Values 24 (2015): 663–668.
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