Mr Will Dawson
Mr Will Dawson
Principal Sustainability Advisor
Forum for the Future
Will specialises in financial mechanisms for sustainable infrastructure and the built environment. This includes practical innovative ways of financing energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean technologies. He is the lead author of the 'Funding Revolution' guide for local authorities and community groups on revolving funds sponsored by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change. As part of the Forum's Climate Finance initiative, he has developed models for regional low carbon funds and energy service companies. He created the financial model for the Forum’s spin out company – Refit West – that provides private homeowners a one-stop-shop for retrofitting and developed the energy sector vision for Forum’s Sustainable Economy in 2040 work. Will has previously worked at DG Enterprise and Industry in the European Commission on developing cost-benefit tests for chemicals regulation and is completing a PhD at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy on the role of localised investment funds for sustainable technologies.