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Jane Burston        

Director at Clean Air Fund & Member of the Global Future Council on Energy

Jane Burston is Managing Director of the Clean Air Fund. She was previously Head of Energy and the Environment at the National Physical Laboratory, where she led a team of 150 scientists and engineers researching new energy technologies, emission measurements, as well as monitoring the climate and air pollution.

Previously, Jane was a board member of the climate policy think tank Sandbag, and Founder and CEO of Carbon Retirement, a social enterprise reforming emissions trading and carbon offsetting.

Prior to establishing Carbon Retirement, Jane worked as a consultant in the environmental sector for several years, including on climate change policy for the Mayor of London and as an external consultant to a range of FTSE 100 businesses, public sector organizations, and SMEs. She has a first class degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

In 2011, she was named in Management Today's '35 high-flying women under 35' list and as Square Mile magazine's 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year'. Jane was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012 and now sits on the World Economic Forum Future Council on Energy alongside energy ministers, leading academics and CEOs of multinational businesses. She has received a number of recognitions for her work, including being named one of the '40 under 40 European Young Leaders by Friends of Europe and one of the 'Top Twenty Outstanding Young People of the Year' globally by the International Chamber of Commerce.

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