The Right Honourable Nick Hurd served as a Member of Parliament in the UK for fourteen years before stepping down in December 2019. During his time as a Member of Parliament, he served as a Government Minister over more than 8 years to three different Prime Ministers.
Before politics, Hurd spent 18 years in business, including almost nine years in investment banking, fund management, and setting up a business in Brazil for Flemings Investment Bank.
Hurd has a long involvement in climate change policy. He served in Parliament on the UK Environment Audit Committee, the Climate Change Bill scrutiny committee and as chair of the All Party Environment Group. In addition, he served as the UK International Development Minister, which included responsibility for Climate Change and Climate Finance. He also served as Minister for Climate Change and Industry, where he provided oversight of carbon budgets, Clean Growth strategy, ratification of Paris treaty and international Climate Finance.
As one of the longest serving Ministers for Civil Society, Hurd led the Government work that helped establish the UK as a world leader in developing the Impact Investment market. He is Chair of the Access Social Investment Foundation; a Global Ambassador for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and serves on the Advisory Council for the UK Institute for Impact Investment.