Lucas Joppa

Former Chief Environmental Officer for Microsoft, Professor at Yale University, PhD in Ecology from Duke University & Fellow of the UN Environmental Program World Conservation Centre

How to hire Lucas Joppa

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Lucas Joppa for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Feedback from virtual events and webinars 

During the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary halt of live events, Lucas was booked as the exciting guest speaker for a range of virtual events and webinars. Read his latest feedback below.

"We were thrilled with Lucas' presentation as part of our rise event. He was engaging, articulated clear messaging and used Microsoft initiatives & frameworks to back up his broader message. Thanks again for your help in securing him and coordinating his appearance at our event." - Michael-Oliver, Brightness

"The webcast went great! Lucas was superb and was referenced quite a few times after he signed off. Please pass on our thanks to him & thanks also to yourself and Jo for all of the organisation." - Orla, PWC

"Thanks Mark, the session went very well, it was a really good discussion hence glad that we had Dr Lucas with us!" - Cassie

"It was unbelievably inspiring! I am sure everyone else felt the same way" - Hanan, Al Dabbagh Group 


  • 2022 - Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Managing Director of Haveli Investments
  • 2021 - Adjunct Professor at Yale University
  • 2020 - UNEP-WCMC Fellow
  • 2020 - Advisory Board Member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • 2020 - Advisory Board Member of the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
  • 2018 - Chief Environmental Officer of Microsoft
  • 2017 - Chief Environmental Scientist of Microsoft
  • 2017 - Board of Directors of NatureServe
  • 2016 - USERN Prize in Formal Sciences
  • 2016 - External Advisory Board of The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
  • 2016 - Associate Editor in Chief & Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services US Steering Committee Member of the Ecological Society of America
  • 2016 - Federal Advisory Committee of the NOAA
  • 2014 - Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Service Award
  • 2014 - External Science Advisory Board of RESOLVE
  • 2013 - Honorary Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London
  • 2013 - Society for Conservation Biology Early Career Award
  • 2013 - Science Advisory Board of Natural England
  • 2012 - IUCN Red List Partnership
  • 2011 - Advisor on Science & Innovation for UNEP-WCMC
  • 2010 - Computational Ecologist for Microsoft
  • 2010 - Honorary Research Foundation Graduate Research Fellow of the University of Kent
  • 2006 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow of Duke University